Emotional Intelligence and Sales Results: Closing the Knowing and Doing Gap

The challenge facing many sales managers and business owners is the transfer of selling skills that made them top sales producers. When you take on the role of a sales manager, it’s no longer about what you can produce—it’s about what you can get others to produce. The driven sales manager listens and invests even more time and energy on teaching selling skills and techniques. Find out more.

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Extending BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively

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Business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics use different means but can be applied together to improve the decision process at all levels of an organization. By increasing the ability to monitor and analyze data and generate predictions, BI and predictive analytics can help an organization gain proactive control of its business. TEC analyst JorgeGarcía explains how. Read More

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits

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Business intelligence derived from analytics has given large companies an edge for years. And now, midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits. A recent survey of information technology (IT) managers in midsize companies, conducted by Slashdot, identified the key challenges and incentives midsize businesses face around business analytics and intelligence. Read the results of the survey.  Read More

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Best Practices of the Best-run Sales Organizations: Sales Opportunity Blueprinting

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Synchronization of Stores and Warehouses: Closing the Profit Gap

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