9 Ways to Drive Down Product Development Costs in a Tough Economy

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As consumer demand drops, many companies are being forced to lay off staff. That might help in the short term, but those companies still have to keep operations going, reduce costs, keep profits up, and produce high-quality products—only now with far fewer people. This in-depth guide offers nine product development strategies for your company to weather this downturn and prepare for the eventual economic rebound.

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IBM Cognos Express Product Demo – Overview

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See the integrated reporting, analysis, and planning capabilities that can help your midsize business to drive greater efficiencies, manage costs, and identify growth opportunities. Watch this video to learn more. Read More

10 Critical Sales Management Reports (That Salesforce.com Can't Generate and 10 Reasons to Care)

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In the current economy, the only way for sales organizations to deliver the expected results is through better, more consistent decision-making. Learn how one solution enables sales organizations to realize the full potential of their customer relationship management (CRM) data—and drive their sales teams to realize their full potential. Here is a list of 10 of the most important ways that Birst provides actionable, impactful insight that other CRM providers cannot. Read More

Why It’s Time to Evaluate Your Timekeeping System

Workforces today evolve quickly and they're tough to manage. And your job's harder if you're using outdated tools—it drags down productivity, raises costs, and increases your risk of noncompliance. But a modern, cloud-based workforce management solution can help you gain the visibility, insights, and management capabilities you need for an efficient and productive workforce.

Discover five reasons why you should update your time and attendance systems, and learn about the benefits of upgrading. Read More

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