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Critical Business Functions: Misunderstood, Underutilized, and Undervalued Part Two: Closing the Circle of Credit and A/R Management
Using credit and A/R management as a sales tool requires defining goals and measuring results. Determining the competitive landscape and using A/R management

a r  (A/R), when used as a sales tool can generate huge returns by motivating sales. By looking at the major components of credit-to-cash function, and giving each component a goal, companies can increase sales and improve cash flow while controlling losses and costs. Using updated reporting techniques, understanding the competitive landscape, and using appropriate A/R management software will help companies realize a notable return. This is Part Two of a two part note. Part One detailed the background and Read More...
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Critical Business Functions: Misunderstood, Underutilized, and Undervalued Part One: Credit and A/R Management
The credit and collection function is the most misunderstood, underutilized, and undervalued area of business. When allied with the sales function, controlled A

a r  and time there is a turning point, a new way of seeing and asserting the coherence of the world. Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man What is the best value proposition for the credit function in business? If we consider the most common key performance indicators (KPI)— Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) and percent of bad debt —it would seem that the major role of credit is risk management . However these measurements and the thinking behind them are flawed, out-of-date, and potentially detrimental in Read More...
A Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look
The CMS Software-XKO Software merger into Solarsoft Business Solutions offers proof that smaller enterprise resource planning vendors are not extinct yet

a r  Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) among enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers are hardly uncommon, but by now the market has become accustomed to witnessing either “mega-mergers” or those involving at least one participant with a global presence. Thus, not many heads turned in April 2007 when two low-profile (or even obscure) vendors from Canada and the UK respectively announced their merger to create a more notable international ERP entity, if not a Read More...
J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 2: Evaluating J.D. Edwards
Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also

a r  D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 2: Evaluating J.D. Edwards J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 2: Evaluating J.D. Edwards P.J. Jakovljevic - November 9, 2000 Executive Summary J.D. Edwards & Company is a leading global provider of enterprise business software applications for distribution, finance, human resources, manufacturing, customer service and supply chain management. Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is Read More...
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

a r  Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader TEC’s recent series of tutorial articles—“ Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis ” and “ The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains ”—have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback, both publicly and privately. The series on general workforce management (WFM) systems (i.e., not necessarily only in field service), entitled “ Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Read More...
Creating a Business from a Project
Many software services companies are not able to turn their individual project successes into a line of business that brings in additional revenue streams. At

a r  a Business from a Project When Ram took over the PeopleSoft practice division at a mid-sized Indian software services company, the term practice was a misnomer: the company had only one customer for PeopleSoft, and all its PeopleSoft credentials were vested in the twenty-five individuals who were working on this project. Despite the fact that this one customer was highly referenceable and a global leader in its industry, Ram's company hadn't manage to acquire a single additional PeopleSoft Read More...
Building a Best-run Finance Organization: A New Role to Address Today’s Business Realities
One company executive has a growing influence in today’s boardroom@the chief financial officer (CFO). And the role of the finance organizations that these CFOs

a r  a Best-run Finance Organization: A New Role to Address Today’s Business Realities Building a Best-run Finance Organization: A New Role to Address Today’s Business Realities If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. SAP Americas' corporate headquarters is located in Newtown Square, PA, a Read More...
A How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey
As organizations prepare for a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation, they often don't understand the preliminary work necessary to begin the

a r  How-to Guide for a Radio Frequency Identification Site Survey A best practice approach to a radio frequency identification (RFID) implementation suggests that, as a preparatory task, a site survey be completed beforehand. A site survey will identify issues and hurdles to an RFID implementation, and suggest helpful, industry-proven techniques to solve these problems. The equipment, connection procedures, and methodology, as well as a list of tips for completing a site survey, are explored in this second Read More...
How a Paper and Packing Company Grew with a Scalable ERP System
Joshen Paper & Packaging needed to update its enterprise resource planning (ERP) distribution system. Joshen partnered with Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI) and

a r  a Paper and Packing Company Grew with a Scalable ERP System How a Paper and Packing Company Grew with a Scalable ERP System If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Haier America Implements RFID Technology VAI designs fully integrated, customized system to meet the requirements of big box retailers. Source : Haier Resources Related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) How a Read More...
A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer
eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge online auction search engine from linking to their site, may set precedents for future

a r  Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer A Firewall is Cheaper Than a Lawyer L. Taylor - May 15, 2000 Event Summary On Friday, April 14, the Federal District Court in San Jose, California held a hearing on eBay's motion for a preliminary injunction to limit Bidder's Edge, an online auction search engine, from linking to eBay's website. In an open letter dated April 20th to its user base, President and CEO of Bidder's Edge, Jim Carney, defended his position stating that, we remain confident in the correctness Read More...
5 Simple Steps to Choosing a BRMS for a Loan Origination System
Today, 70 to 80 percent of costs for processing loan applications are people-related. From a mortgage company’s perspective, this results in increased costs and

a r  Simple Steps to Choosing a BRMS for a Loan Origination System Today, 70 to 80 percent of costs for processing loan applications are people-related. From a mortgage company’s perspective, this results in increased costs and decreased revenues. With ever-changing loan products, enterprises are forced to build or buy new loan origination systems periodically. And to meet these challenges, they’re choosing technology that focuses on solving business problems, not technical problems. Read More...
Business Agility for Communication Service Providers: A Few Simple Steps Are a Great Way to Start
In today’s market, customers have no patience for companies that let their size and complex product lines slow them down. The challenge for communication

a r  for Communication Service Providers: A Few Simple Steps Are a Great Way to Start Business Agility for Communication Services Providers: A Few Simple Steps are a Great Way to Start If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Access Commerce is an international provider of Multichannel Commerce & Configurator Software that simplify the sale of complex and configurable products and services. Source : Access Commerce Resources Read More...
Charting a Better Course for Your Business: Eight Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System
A good financial and accounting system should propel your business forward. It should give you the specific insights you need to spot the storms ahead, help you

a r  a Better Course for Your Business: Eight Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System A good financial and accounting system should propel your business forward. It should give you the specific insights you need to spot the storms ahead, help you maximize resources with streamlined processes, and be nimble enough to help you navigate the changing currents of today’s business environment. Download this white paper to make sure you have the facts straight about what to look for—and what to look Read More...
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Two: Business Process Modeling
Business processes must be enabled across the artificial boundaries of disparate applications that must work together to support these business processes. To

a r  Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Two: Business Process Modeling Introduction At the IFS Executive Forum , which took place on March 29 and 30 in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six Read More...
Digital E-commerce: The Difference between Selling a Product and Selling a Perpetual Customer Relationship
Selling digital content, goods, and services is different from traditional retail physical goods e-commerce—or at least it should be, if the objective is to

a r  The Difference between Selling a Product and Selling a Perpetual Customer Relationship Selling digital content, goods, and services is different from traditional retail physical goods e-commerce—or at least it should be, if the objective is to maximize reach and revenue and to drive a rich, ongoing relationship with your customers and high satisfaction. This new approach to customer relationships, enabled only by the unique nature of digital offerings, brings a profound change in the commerce process Read More...

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