Author: Predrag Jakovljevic


Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning

Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments. Read More

Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing

Cover-time planning (CTP) is a "pull" system, but with the intent of planning and not merely waiting for the execution time to act. Read More

SAS: Striving to Sustain Leadership

SAS Institute has been successful, moving beyond a business intelligence. Lately, it has lately focused on sustaining its technology leadership, expanding in some vertical markets, and becoming more attentive to the low-end market. Read More

SAS and Action-Oriented Business Processes: Alliances, Partnerships, and Acquisitions

Combining deep analytics with BI solution functionality, expanding in certain verticals, and by acquiring several well thought out companies, have been key for SAS to further entrench itself in the market. Read More

When Customer Relationships Meets Business Intelligence Marketing Analysis and User Recommendations

For many reasons, SAS's alliance with Amdocs and partnership with Aprimo might be some of a few vendor partnerships where customers and the vendors benefit. Read More

Why Are CRM and Analytics Intrinsically Connected?

The new metrics of customer profitability, lifetime value, and wallet share are needed to supplement the traditional metrics of market share and penetration. Typical functional components of marketing automation include customer data cleansing and analysis tools, and campaign management systems. Read More

Marquee Vendors Partner for Deepening Inherent CRM and BI Links

Despite the logic behind combining customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence (BI) elements, the implementation of marketing automation (MA) has been stunted by slow markets, and pessimistic investors. Vendors in CRM and BI are building alliances in order to gain market share and illustrate the value of MA. Read More

Is 'Sage' Wiser And Better Than 'Best'?

The two small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment leaders seem to have somewhat different strategies going forward (despite inevitable watching over each other's shoulder), and time will tell who will ultimately win (or maybe both will remain in a stalemate power sharing situation). Read More

What Do Users Want and Need?

At the basic level, users want a more intuitive way to "look inside the business", and they want applications to bring them closer to their operations, such as alerts that can help them handle exceptions or better yet, to act on business events (or even non-events) well before they become exceptions. Read More

Addressing Channels and the Low-End Market

Microsoft announced plans to increase resources and provide new tools and offerings for MBS independent software vendors (ISV) and value-added resellers (VAR). These efforts are designed to accelerate the MBS Group's partner-driven vertical strategy, providing stronger opportunities for partners to align their services and solutions with their customers' specific needs. Microsoft has to be in the small business market, which is a springboard or a feeding ground for more scalable products as these businesses grow over time. Read More
Displaying results 2081-2090 (of 2427)
 |<  <  205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214  >  >|