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As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Written By: Gabriel Gheorghiu, Khudsiya Quadri Published On: October 28 2009 Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS Conference and Expo’s seminars and presentations. A summary of the 2009 expo explains what you might have missed. Read More...
The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 2
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: October 27 2009 Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies and Revionics Read More...
Is Newer Really Better?
Written By: Jamal Rahal Published On: October 23 2009 Earlier this month, TEC analyst Aleksey Osintsev posted a short piece about the perceived shortcomings of the venerable IBM AS/400 (now the IBM System i). It seems he touched a nerve with the platform’s defenders, who were quick to offer an opposing view in the post’s comments. The general consensus was that, while it isn’t mainstream, the AS/400 is alive and well. Unfortunately, our commenters Read More...
The Intelligence of Social Media (Part 1)
Written By: Jorge Garcia Published On: October 23 2009 According to Wikipedia, “social media is online content created for people using highly accessible and scalable publishing technologies.” These days, networking is very different than it was in the past. A lot of social media services like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, personal blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other types of media content generate big volumes of data. But more importantly, people Read More...
BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part I
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: October 23 2009 I recently attended Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). During the conference, I bumped into several old acquaintances who are working for various customer relationship management (CRM) software vendors. One of the vendors that attended the conference was BigMachines, a provider of inventive software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/quote Read More...
It’s the Time to Master Your Master Data
Written By: Yu Chen Published On: October 21 2009 A recent blog post CRM for the Finance and Banking Industry – Part 1 by Gabriel Gheorghiu touched on a pain point of many of today’s enterprise IT environments. Due to the inconsistency of customer data amongst different systems in use, the bank employee “asked three or four of her co-workers for help, and took about 15 minutes” to simply change the address of one customer. As a matter of fact Read More...
Cognos Express-a New “Big” Product for the Midsized Market?
Written By: Jorge Garcia Published On: October 16 2009 Many midsized companies have to deal with a very particular problem: the need of a true business intelligence (BI) solution, while having to select and deploy one within a tight budget. On September 29, 2009, IBM Cognos announced the launch of Cognos Express, a new product specially designed to meet the needs of the midsized market. Of course, here at TEC, we took the time to give it a try. We Read More...
The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1
Written By: Predrag Jakovljevic Published On: October 16 2009 The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the "marketing mix," are basically applicable to all businesses. TEC’s two-part blog post series in 2008 talked about the importance of pricing management in a down economy. Price and promotion in particular are the lubricants in retailing, although the two remaining Ps--product and place, are indisputably important there as well. In his guest Read More...
Salary.com Wins Talent Management Shootout at 12th Annual HR Technology Conference
Written By: Sherry Fox Published On: October 14 2009 This year, I had the honor of attending the 12th Annual Human Resources (HR) Technology Conference held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois (US). While many of the events at the three-day conference piqued my interest, none did so more than the 2nd Annual Talent Management Shootout. This shootout reminded me of TEC’s very own shootouts and showdowns, done several times throughout the year Read More...
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
Written By: Khudsiya Quadri Published On: October 13 2009 “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work against the lean manufacturing concepts. Any breakdown or downtime on the manufacturing floor, in the warehouse, in transportation, or any other business process will create missed customer commitments, failed deliveries, idle time, and Read More...
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