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Optimizing Gross Margin over Continously Cleansed Data
Imperfect product data can erode your gross margin, frustrate both your customers and your employees, and slow new sales opportunities. The proven safeguards

benefits of contribution margin  the time and cost benefits of continuously cleansing product data. OPTIMIZING GROSS MARGIN OVER CONTINUOSLY CLEANSED DATA Now that your product data is cleansed and synchronized using the epaCUBE Product Data Management suite, bottom-line benefits can be achieved through gross margin optimization and analysis. epaCUBE’s Margin Manager module provides users and management with tools and analytics to drive gross profit improvement. Do you want to find answers to these questions? Where am I not making Read More
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Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

benefits of contribution margin  leverage that information. Tangible benefits in global sourcing and cross-border supply chain performance, as well as measurable improvements in bottom-line profitability can be obtained by investing in and deploying today's advanced, Internet-based global cost control systems. These herald the next generation of landed cost management, introducing new measures of value and benefit through connected networks that synch up the physical and financial supply chain, and deliver new-found visibility and Read More
SAP Q3 Results Cause Mixed Reactions
On October 19, SAP announced its results for Q3 2000, in which revenues rose 27% and net income increased 96% over the same period last year. However, bear in

benefits of contribution margin  can demonstrate the touted benefits to the prospect or customer. Due diligence should always be paid to satisfying your unique requirements as derived from your unique e-business strategy. While selecting a strategic software partner is a challenging and risky undertaking, the positive news is that there are more companies competing for your dollars. Nonetheless, one would be hard pressed to find a case where SAP should not be included on at least an initial long list of vendors in a global ERP Read More
Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response
Since no variable can influence margins as much as pricing, almost all companies need to approach the management of selling prices, discretionary discounts, and

benefits of contribution margin  expenses. Moreover, the potential benefits of improved pricing can flow through an entire organization, since more predictable and effective pricing policies can help manage sales force compensation, promotional expenditures, incentive programs, cost allocations, and operational planning. This is because smart pricing can do much more for a company than simply allow it to increase margins and grow revenue. Smart pricing processes and approaches can help companies gain market share, apply pressure to Read More
The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software
Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any

benefits of contribution margin  quantify these quick operational benefits and provide defendable and intuitive guidelines—including  average price, break-even price, market price, WTP, revenue optimal price, margin optimal price, last price paid—leads to gaining an understanding of the vast data sources the company has available and the challenges it faces in implementing a broader and more strategic pricing optimization initiative. Such early successes might also assure user adoption across the organization. Other key strategies Read More
The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its

benefits of contribution margin  Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study Company Background More than 70,000 students enroll each year at the University of Illinois , which offers more than 150 fields of study in 30 colleges, free-standing schools, and institutes across 3 campuses: Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign (US). The university, one of the original land-grant colleges, opened its doors in 1867, and since then has awarded more than 500,000 degrees. The Urbana-Champaign campus houses the Read More
Never Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco
The complex maneuvers involved in RJR’s divestiture of Nabisco will prove simple compared to the efforts required to join Kraft and Nabisco in a way that

benefits of contribution margin  Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco Never Was A Story Of More Woe Than This Of RJR And Nabisco S. McVey - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Like a farmer hurrying to gather crops before the onset of locusts, R. J. Reynolds recently sold its Nabisco food subsidiary to Philip Morris, rival and co-defendant in the Florida lawsuit. Philip Morris will merge Nabisco with Kraft Foods, its $17 billion subsidiary, and expects the combination to produce $600 million in cost-savings over the next thr Read More
The Many Faces of PLM Part Two: The Future of the PLM Suite
The future of the PLM Suite will include more applications that cover product-related functionality and further expand the benefits available. As the PLM Suite

benefits of contribution margin  is that the same benefits are often touted for different aspects of PLM. For example, faster new product introduction is a common strategic goal for companies starting a PLM initiative. There are multiple paths to improving time to market, all of which may be valid. In fact, the best answer may be a combination of approaches. For example, better project management and the introduction of stage gate processes might help to speed projects along. Reducing the clutter of competing projects through better proj Read More
SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope
On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the

benefits of contribution margin  Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope SAP Remains One Of The Market's Beacons Of Hope P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2001 Event Summary On April 19, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. In Q1 2001, revenues increased 29% over the same period last year from EUR 1.2 billion to EUR 1.5 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter more than doubled (up 117%) to EUR 117 million compared to a year earlier Read More
Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?
Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software

benefits of contribution margin  Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More
In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making
Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the

benefits of contribution margin  hands-on management, has its benefits. As Lord Bilimoria points out, executives at smaller companies have the “huge advantage that they can make decisions and put them into action much more quickly,” in part because personal contact is easier. “The amount achieved in one face-to-face meeting,” he says, “beats hundreds of emails and telephone calls.” Mr Willey points out, on the other hand, that small company confidence could simply rest on “blissful ignorance”. Often focussed on their own Read More
Voice of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak
Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer

benefits of contribution margin  of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer feedback surveys, focus groups, etc.) and unstructured (blogs, forums, etc.). Data is then organized for use by diverse teams across an organization. Read about how companies can use data captured from customer actions or on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for VoC analytics. Read More
Duty of Care Online
Useful reading for any online business, this white paper offers helpful hints for establishing comprehensive duty of care procedures. When setting up an online

benefits of contribution margin  of Care Online Useful reading for any online business, this white paper offers helpful hints for establishing comprehensive duty of care procedures. When setting up an online business, it is important to consider the legal aspects required—most importantly, an adequate privacy policy, and legally binding terms and conditions. Find out more. Read More
University of Maine System Selects AiM From AssetWorks
AssetWorks, a leading provider of workplace management software solutions, announced it has secured a contract with the University of Maine System to provide a

benefits of contribution margin  of Maine System Selects AiM From AssetWorks AssetWorks, a leading provider of workplace management software solutions, announced it has secured a contract with the University of Maine System to provide a comprehensive integrated workplace management system (IWMS). The AssetWorks IWMS solution goes beyond traditional enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions by supporting real estate portfolio management, space management, operations and maintenance, capital planning and project planning, and Read More
The Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness
To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area

benefits of contribution margin  Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area that shows significant potential for helping sales teams meet or exceed their goals is the effective alignment of sales process and technology. Executives looking to optimize performance should consider this approach to achieve their goals. Read More

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