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Mindjet and Spigit to Merge Their Innovation Wares
My recent blog post discussed the increasing need for enterprise innovation management (EIM) software covering all of the innovation lifecycle stages, from

brainstorming  mainly been good for brainstorming in a small group on a limited set of ideas (coming from certain team members), as the product has no crowdsourcing, social, behavioral science, game mechanics, collaborative decision models, and or capabilities that promote the first rule of brainstorming—bring on as many ideas as possible from wherever and extend innovation to other constituents. Over the years, Mindjet’s focus has evolved from a sole focus on brainstorming, planning, and productivity to include pro Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Decision Making: Why Consensus Is Important (Especially When You’re Choosing Software)
Two Brains—or Three or Four or More—Make Better Decisions than One…Anyone working in today’s office or business environment has no doubt participated at least

brainstorming  in the ubiquitous group brainstorming session. Some may enjoy these sessions as a respite from cheerless, lonely cubicle life. Others, however, may just as soon remain ensconced in front of their monitors and keyboards, solitary workaday soldiers trudging through without distraction until five o’clock. Unfortunately for the latter category of office worker, the results of a study about group decision making may be cause for more than the usual number of sighs. Summarized back in April 2009 on both the B Read More...
The Three Cs of Successful Positioning Part Three: Get Your Channel Involved
If there's a disconnect between your channel and your marketing team, neither will reach their full potential. In this column, you’ll see how involving your

brainstorming  Before you start a brainstorming session (where you come up with ideas for your message strategy), create a document that summarizes information you've gathered about the three Cs—your customer, competition, and channel. That way, anyone involved in either brainstorming or reviewing drafts of the message strategy can quickly refer to the research and possibly offer amendments. Then schedule your first brainstorming session. A productive session has a definite structure and focus, as well as basic rules Read More...
Conviction is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process
You need conviction to skillfully handle the inevitable criticism during the positioning process. Otherwise, you're likely to try something different every time

brainstorming  example, during your first brainstorming session, you need to begin at the right starting point, or it will take forever to cross the finish line (agree on a positioning statement). Those involved are free to suggest any positioning statement they want. You'll hit the bull's-eye (the statement that works best) sooner if brainstorming ideas address your target buyer's most pressing problem. Reject those ideas that do not. But we're jumping ahead in the process. Before you put together a team to develop Read More...
SAP Releases Cloud and Mobile Carpooling App
According to an ABC News/Time magazine/Washington Post poll, in very large US urban and metro areas, the average commuter spends US$16 and 52 minutes going 32

brainstorming  by encouraging networking and brainstorming on the road. In addition, TwoGo may create a more connected culture, helping employees to feel better informed and involved with their peers (after all, that person who lives close to you and whom you hardly know, might turn out to be not only a nice person, but also knowledgeable about and relevant to your work). Similarly, companies can reduce costs for corporate fleets, parking infrastructure, and travel expenses. For example, the solution helps to minimize m Read More...
The ERP Ecosystem
Three major parties (vendors, consulting services, and adopting organizations) are identified in the ERP ecosystem, in which different parties need different key success factors. This article also discusses some challenges that may have an impact on the ERP ecosystem.

brainstorming   after participating in a brainstorming session, I had to agree that this ambiance did help people to think more freely and differently. Success Factors for Adopting Organizations 1) In-house expertise Very often, adopting organizations overestimate their capability on the business processes side and underestimate their need to become stronger on the IT side. Although there are consultants that help enterprises build ERP systems, adopting organizations should not limit themselves to being passive adopters Read More...
Quality Management
In today’s global market, providing quality products and services is essential for any manufacturer’s continued growth—but maintaining a competitive edge is not always easy. For success, quality awareness must begin at the conception of the product and continue throughout the various stages of its development. To improve in this area, many manufacturers are now adopting the total quality management (TQM) approach.

brainstorming   participate in group meetings, brainstorming sessions and become primary vehicles for planning and creative problem solving. Each member in the team is recognized & rewarded. Errors and problems are viewed as opportunities for learning, rather than blunders to be punished. In the recent past, TQM received formal recognition by way of ISO 9000. In order that organizations may successfully compete with world-class leaders, it is imperative to be prepared for quality even beyond the popular ISO 9000. Read More...
The Exacting Needs of Metal Service Centers
General enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers that are viable companies with a solid product, typically do not meet the dimensional inventory, chemical, and physical properties requirements that are vital to the metal service industry and material converter businesses.

brainstorming   and it is currently brainstorming whether to develop these internally or to opt for an alliance. To recap, general ERP providers, who likely have a solid product and are viable companies, typically do not have the functionality to meet the dimensional inventory, and chemical and physical property requirements that are vital to the metal center services industry. On the other hand, several metals industry specific solutions providers, such as Enmark Systems , Invera , Compusource Corporation , STEELMAN Read More...
The 2007 Microsoft® Office System in Manufacturing
This white paper highlights the key challenges facing the manufacturing industry, and discusses how the 2007 Microsoft® Office system can help maximize employee contributions and enhance business performance with innovative and powerful enterprise capabilities.

brainstorming   and unstructured information (discussions, brainstorming) data. Office Groove 2007 workspaces support a broad range of project activities, from simple document collaboration to defined projects such as a product launch, or custom solutions integrated with business processes. Microsoft Office Visio 2007 drawing and diagramming software helps manufacturing companies create new processes, using diagrams linked to data to provide a complete picture of a process, project, or system. Effective analysis, Read More...
Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example
<!--StartFragment-->My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that WFM systems have evolved from point solutions (i.e., time and attendance [T@A], workforce scheduling, absence management, human resources [HR], payroll, etc.) into unified solutions with a common user interface (UI), integrated WFM modules, and centralized

brainstorming  study the problem), day-in-the-life brainstorming discussions, mockup UI reviews, and validation live tests (real users doing real tasks with prototypes before building the real solution). Both Kronos and RedPrairie pledge to continue to do these exercises because they learn more from every customer interaction. Easing the Life of Store Managers At  the NRF Big Retail Show 2010 conference , I had a chance to see the demo of Kronos’ next-generation UI for retail store managers, which was made Read More...
Customer Relationship Management Strategies Part Four: Strategies and Case Study
Creating specific CRM strategies means developing measurable goals and calculating your ROI to achieve them. These in addition to a technical framework, sales and marketing strategies, including Internet strategies, and customer satisfaction metrics will create a smooth running CRM machine in your company.

brainstorming  approves, Bill has a brainstorming meeting with Marketing to update the web site. Curtis, the director of sales and marketing, also receives an e-mail asking to approve the campaign s budget. He looks at the budget, compares it to the annual marketing budget, and approves the funding. Bill calls Curtis about a mailing list of households with income of $75,000 $200,000 that he will purchase from a marketing company. Bill commits to importing it into the CRM system by and tells Curtis that the web site has Read More...

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