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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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 buyer descision process

Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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The Web-Enabled Sales Process


Traditional enterprise-level sales strategies are no longer sufficient in bringing new customer accounts. Today's self-directed buyers delay sales contact and pre-qualify solutions via the Internet. Sales can leverage this medium by understanding the buy cycle to deliver value and begin an influential on-line relationship.

buyer descision process  buyers earlier; to collect buyer information; to gain buyer access; and to provide added value. Yet, this task is particularly daunting for business to business (B2B) enterprise system providers where decision processes span months. Sales tactics that worked well in the past to identify, access, and influence decision makers are no longer effective. Early Access via the On-line Channel In the past, salespeople controlled the sales cycle by managing the flow of information. Today the information available Read More

High Failure Rate of Business Software Implementations Drives Vendors to TEC Certification Process


Montreal, Canada – May 10, 2011 – Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) today announced that a record 220-plus enterprise software solutions have earned TEC Certification. Software solutions bearing the TEC Certified seal undergo a rigorous verification process by TEC research analysts—providing independent confirmation that the solutions live up to functionality claims made by the vendor. With a high failure rate of software implementations (TEC reports that up to 70 percent fail to meet objectives), vendors are responding to the demands of their prospects and clients for more clarity and certainty in their software selection processes.

buyer descision process  an opportunity to instill buyer confidence in their solutions. “It’s a win–win situation for both buyers and vendors,” says Rob Bombardier, Vice President (Vendor Services) at TEC. “Buyers know what they’re getting, and vendors have earned the buyer’s trust by submitting their solutions to an independent functionality audit.” When buyers are dealing with complex products like enterprise software, TEC’s Certification program provides a valuable—and free—service to the software buying Read More

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Manufacturing operations are characterized by a need for factory transformation management. Via software that uses a "virtual factory" approach to synchronize the supply chain, Pelion Systems is attempting to establish a new market category, manufacturing process optimization, to satisfy this need.

buyer descision process  clarity to any prospective buyer that uses SAP for their ERP backbone, as well as giving an information technology (IT) solution buyer a better perspective on the scope and nature of the Pelion MPO product suite. Residing within verticals such as high technology, durables, automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG), medical, and aerospace and defense (A&D), Pelion''s target market is characterized by manufacturers who utilize a large numbers of components in mixed model production, who use multiple steps Read More

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By providing business process management functionality, Exact hopes to bring competitive enhancements to enterprise resource planning systems used by small and medium businesses.

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