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About Managing Opportunities
An opportunity is a potential revenue-producing event related to one or more companies or individuals. An opportunity often has a close date, a win probability, and a sales team. It is typically related to contacts, products, decision issues, activities, and competitors.
In Siebel Finance, opportunities help an organization to nurture and manage the entire life cycle of a revenue-generating opportunity, from creation to closing. Relationship managers and sales representatives, who are responsible for managing and generating revenue, use opportunity information on a regular basis. Top management also uses the opportunity analysis tools in Siebel Finance to analyze pipeline performance and help manage overall business performance through well-planned strategic-selling activities.