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Tour de Force CRM Positioned in the Niche Quadrant of the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation"

FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tour de Force CRM, a leading provider of customer relationship management, business intelligence, and sales force automation solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Niche quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation".1

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The report evaluated 15 different software vendors on 15 different criteria in the areas of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision, including Product or Service, Market Responsiveness/Record, Customer Experience, Offering (Product) Strategy, and Innovation.

"As a new addition to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation, the Niche quadrant is exactly where we want to be," stated Matt Hartman, President/CEO of Tour de Force CRM. "We have long viewed our status as a niche player to be one of our biggest competitive advantages.  We do not offer a solution that will work for all industries, instead we offer a solution that is highly focused on meeting the needs of the Distributors, Manufacturers, and other similar B2B industries. We believe our inclusion in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation is a validation of our efforts over the past 13 years."

In the report, Gartner states that "SFA deployments continue to focus on core functional capabilities for accounts, contacts, opportunities, selling processes and sales operations. SFA requirements are unique for each B2B sales organization, based on the maturity and culture of the organization in its use of technology, sophistication of sales practices and anticipated ROI." According to Hartman "Tour de Force CRM has long recognized that SFA requirements are unique to each B2B sales organization. Our goal has always been to provide a highly flexible solution that provides a high level of value through our ERP system integration and is able to be configured around the unique needs of each individual client."

For more information on Tour de Force CRM, visit www.TourdeForceCRM.com.

Disclaimer:
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Tour de Force CRM is a customer relationship management (CRM), sales force automation (SFA), and business intelligence (BI) software solution that provides an organization with the tools they need to be more efficient and more effective. While Tour de Force CRM was developed specifically for the distribution industry, it's an ideal fit for any organization that operates in a B2B selling environment. To learn more about Tour de Force CRM, including our full integration with Microsoft Outlook and most ERP systems, visit www.TourdeForceCRM.com.

Contact:
Ashley Heath 
Marketing & Inside Sales Manager
Tour de Force CRM, Inc.
419-425-4800 ext. 2056
Email

1 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation" by Robert P. Desisto, 15 July 2014.

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