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Seeking Vendors, the Early Part of Selection
How do you figure out, from within a large range of software vendors, which vendors to start evaluating? I'm curious to see some feedback on what most people

billing structure  results. You need a billing system? So you type billing software vendors . The results you're seeking then are based on criteria for a certain sort of functionality . We usually come up with 15 to 20 questions that we think are very high-level criteria for a certain type of software system. Questions about criteria like those listed above. Then we survey the vendors that sell those systems and find out to what degree they target or support clients in each of those criteria. Finally, we turn the very

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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User Recommendations for Project-oriented Software


Selecting the right project-oriented software may depend on the specific requirements of the industry niches in which an organization competes. But since not all software is created equal, it's worth examining some leading candidates in depth.

billing structure  and from there the billing process for the job can automatically be launched. BST Enterprise also supports the notion of full collaboration, where multiple users access the same information or functions. For example, multiple people might be working on a client's project plan. The team collaboration web site might include announcements related to the project, shared documents, tasks and their status, menu functions, and links to URLs pertinent to the project or customer. Rather than imposing standard Read More

Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Three: Product Differentiators


Of all the MBS' products, Solomon is apparently the purest in terms of a standard Microsoft technology stack, and without any proprietary additions. Furthermore, its sharp focus solely on Microsoft technology from ground up, coined in ''the power of one'' motto (one OS platform - Windows XP/NT/2000, one database platform - MS SQL Server, one development environment - MS Visual Basic, etc.), also presents an attractive, risk-adverse option for penny-pinching mid-market customers. Solomon IV has consequently been very competitive in speed of implementation, feasibility of customization, total cost of ownership (TCO), and price/performance ratio.

billing structure  (T&E) entry, allocations, flexible billing formats, change order control, contract administration, local and Web-based project analysis, employee utilization/realization, and proactive alerts and work flow. The respective modules are Project Controller, Analyzer, Project Budgeting, Time & Expense for Projects, Flexible Billings, Contract Management, Employee Utilization, Project Allocator, and Communicator. The Project Controller module enables costs per project to be collected and charged from one Read More

TEC’s New Utilities ERP Evaluation Center: A Preview


The Utilities Industry From TEC’s perspective and based on our understanding of the industry, the utilities industry consists primarily of the following service providers: electric power generators, network operators, customer power retailers, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. All of these business segments have common criteria such as a mass customer service

billing structure  and activation, rating, customer billing and customer care, electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP), etc. To better address the needs of the customers without necessarily using a customer relationship management (CRM) solution, utilities companies can take advantage of the sales and marketing functionality, which helps them manage packages, discounts and promotions. Finally, meter reading or automated meter reading system (AMRS), service contract and entitlement management, automatic service Read More

Customer Data Integration: A Primer


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billing structure  Disparate applications such as billing and call center systems do not always feed into one another, and even when they do, lack of data cleansing and management can cause employees to see only a portion of a customer's history, interactions, or profiles. A widely used example is that of an organization sending multiple marketing brochures to one customer because of inaccuracies and lack of customer data synchronization. A more alarming example is having more than one customer record for a specific Read More

Web 2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration


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billing structure  2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration Web 2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Green Beacon has worked with best of breed CRM, ERP, Marketing Automation, and Business Intelligence solutions from leading providers including Microsoft, Oracle ( Siebel ), Epicor, Onyx, and Smartfocus - enabling the Green Beacon team to serve as a trusted advisor for mid-market Read More

Repcon Pricing & Quoting


Our web interface centralizes all the information necessary to generate quotations, orders, product configurations, documents, material structure and manufacturing routes so you can access it from anywhere in the world and at any time.  With Repcon Pricing & Quoting you will increase the number of quotations, increase the number of quotes that become firm orders, reduce the time of the sales process and reduce the cost of manufacturing products the client has not ordered. Because company products are on a catalogue on the web, new sales channels can be opened (internet,  distributors).  The main features of Repcon Pricing & Quoting are the following: • Complete quotation and order management • Price management • Complex product configuration • 2D and 3D computer aided visualization and configuration • Document generation: Word, Excel, pdf, xml, dwg… • ERP and CRM integration • Generating a Bill Of Materials (BoM) and manufacturing routes • Multilanguage • Multidevice

billing structure  Pricing & Quoting Our web interface centralizes all the information necessary to generate quotations, orders, product configurations, documents, material structure and manufacturing routes so you can access it from anywhere in the world and at any time.  With Repcon Pricing & Quoting you will increase the number of quotations, increase the number of quotes that become firm orders, reduce the time of the sales process and reduce the cost of manufacturing products the client has not ordered. Because Read More

ERP for the Utilities Industry


Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others.

billing structure  typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. Read More

How to Increase Profits with Timesheet Software


To manage any resource, one must first see it clearly by tracking it carefully. Hence, time tracking should be a fundamental part of any business. Certainly, every business already tracks time at some level—even if only for payroll. The most successful businesses, however, understand that time tracking is a core business process, and they use that process to best advantage.

billing structure  Software , Time and Billing Software , Electronic Time Cards , Implementing Timesheet Software Solution , Timesheet and Labor Management , Time Clock Software . 4 Easy Methods In today's highly competitive business environment, companies must seek to maximize their return on assets, investments and resources; yet many organizations often fail to make use of a key strategic weapon time. Time is as critical as money; nonetheless, many companies are not accustomed to allocating and investing it with the Read More

Advanced Meter Infrastructure: Composite Technologies to Meet New Demands in Sales and Customer Service


Traditionally, utilities have leveraged robust meter, network, and customer service infrastructures. These technologies served the needs of largely regulated energy and utility markets characterized by price regulations, easy access to energy resources, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. There are few examples of "old" technologies that make such a compelling argument against replacement. All that’s about to change.

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7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses


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billing structure  continually changing inventory, complex billing for a wide range of offerings, and baffling contracts with amendments that are difficult to understand. It's common knowledge that fixed telecom costs have been consistently decreasing for the last decade or so. So how will you respond when someone ask: why are our telecom costs continuing to rise? Action is required. And as CIO, the ball is in your court. Telecom and related network services account for almost 4% of company revenue. This is too big a Read More

Customer Success Story: The Business of Architecture


Eight years ago, architect Kevin Harris, like many other architects, found it difficult to accurately charge clients for his services. But after attending courses to learn the proper methods for tracking time and costs, he realized that what he really needed was an integrated system. Since implementing BillQuick time billing and project management solution, Kevin has been able to easily and accurately manage billing.

billing structure  Since implementing BillQuick time billing and project management solution, Kevin has been able to easily and accurately manage billing. Read More

A Two-layer Model for Fashion PLM Functionality


To help fashion players achieve the most out of adopting PLM methodology and systems while respecting the uniqueness of fashion products and business processes, the article introduces a two-layer model to facilitate the process of selecting a fashion PLM solution.

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billing structure  cumbersome, slow-moving, and costly charging/billing solutions. These solutions often suffer from revenue leakage, insufficiently protect against credit exposure risk, and hinder business model innovation. Learn how to implement convergent charging services that can help reduce operating costs while improving customer intimacy and limiting revenue leakage. Read More

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billing structure  Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (Part 2: 1010data and Illuminate) Although information analysis continues to be vital for insights into a company’s health and future, the traditional data warehouse structure may already be past its best-before date, due to major and radical transformations in the market. It may just be a matter of “Evolve or Die”. . . Indeed, in my last blog post Are Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (LiveDashBoard and QlikView) , I talked about how some software Read More