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How To Write a Winning Proposal
Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully

call for proposal  first one. You might call it the principle of first impressions. For example, if we go to a new dry cleaner in our neighborhood, and they end up losing a couple of our shirts or blouses and are rude to us, we'd have to be masochists to go back. It may be that they are normally very efficient and polite, and a combination of circumstances conspired to produce a negative impression on us. But we'll never know. We'll never go back. Research indicates that the primacy principle is so strong that it takes at Read More
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Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)
The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999

call for proposal  acquisitions of Versatility for call center, Tinoway for field service, and Concentra for product configurator module), merging full suites (Baan with its acquisition of Aurum in 1997, and PeopleSoft with its acquisition of Vantive in 1999), and partnering with CRM and e-Commerce leaders (J.D. Edwards with Siebel and Ariba, and SAP with Recognition Systems Group for its market campaigns module). Market Leader/Winners We generally believe that, in the long run, market winners will be those vendors with an Read More
4 Essential Components for Successful Sales
Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within

call for proposal  preparation for the first call to a prospect. Performing a website search to learn about the prospect's company, products, customer base, etc. Completing prospect and ROI questionnaires further to understand the prospect's unique situation, key pain indicators, and needs. A sales professional also proactively uses process connections information throughout the sales cycle. For example, a sales professional will use process connections information to: Determine the customer's system configuration Read More
Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers
Cincom’s latest CRM product release offers a compelling value proposition for many ‘to order’ manufacturing enterprises. While it is a product that may raise

call for proposal  its iC Solutions (formerly called Acquire ) product suite for sales force automation (SFA) and bid management functionality that is well-attuned to the CRM needs of complex manufacturers (and some non-manufacturing industries as well), Cincom struck a differentiating value proposition a long time ago. Fundamentally, its current strategy seems to be sound in that it will continue to exploit complex discrete manufacturing functionality and service & support as its primary strengths and marketing means. Read More
How to Outsell the Competition: The Benchmarking Edge for Successful Sales Execution
Benchmarking is a process where companies compare their performance over time against their competition. In doing so, they can identify where their strengths

call for proposal  to make their daily call volumes. To close the gap on the close rates, the goal was adjusted from 4% to 8% for reps to achieve their commission accelerators. This goal re-alignment drove more diligent follow-up, which increased the close rate to the goal within 12 months. The result of benchmarking was a much greater return on the $20M marketing spend. The cost per closed lead dropped from $2,500 to $1,000 in just over a year, helping the profitability of the company grow from 15% to over 20%. As seen Read More
Growth Solutions for Data Storage: Meeting Needs Now and in the Future for Small Business
For business everywhere, the growth in the Internet has resulted in an enormous challenge to effectively and affordably manage, store, and archive digital files

call for proposal  Solutions for Data Storage: Meeting Needs Now and in the Future for Small Business For business everywhere, the growth in the Internet has resulted in an enormous challenge to effectively and affordably manage, store, and archive digital files. In small to medium businesses (SMBs), solutions to store and manage digital files are often on a PC server or external hard drive—which can limit growth. SMBs should look for a storage and file management solution that allows for incremental growth. Find Read More
SAP for Chemicals: A Packaged Solution for Mid-market Companies
Packaged solutions for the chemicals industry are available from SAP and selected partners. Still, given a number of other viable solutions, prospective users

call for proposal  strategic areas these companies typically struggle with: Supply chain efficiency Companies want to reduce inventory costs, improve cycle time through supply chain visibility and efficiency, reduce material costs through strategic sourcing, and institute collaborative demand and supply planning to reduce working capital Plant management Enterprises are seeking ways to improve asset productivity through capacity use and investment management, and to increase operating efficiency through improved scheduling Read More
Top ERP for Manufacturers or for Distribution Software Ratings
To find out, simply use TEC's ERP comparison reports to compare any three ERP manufacturing solutions of your choice.

call for proposal  ERP for Manufacturers or for Distribution Software Ratings There are a lot of new ERP solutions dedicated to manufacturing businesses or distribution businesses, and here's your chance to compare them -- quickly and easily. Some of the leading solutions include Infor ERP Visual, Global Shop Solutions, FactoryMaster, Consona Made2Manage, Orion by 3i Infotech, Epicor ERP, IFS Applications, Lawson M3, Microsoft Dynamics AX, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne by Oracle, Jobscope Enterprise Edition, Sage ERP X3, TGI Read More
Financial Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology
Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the

call for proposal  Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology Preparing an accurate forecast in this volatile business climate is challenging. Still, it is critical for businesses to be able to predict outcomes for the next month, quarter or year, and be able to respond quickly when the actuals vary significantly from the forecast. Forecasting may be equal parts art and science, but the most dialed-in enterprises report using a solid, collaborative process for generating accurate forecasts. Read More
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing solutions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP

call for proposal  JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing solutions in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, Read More
Training for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both
Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be

call for proposal  for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be combined to create powerful education opportunities for groups and for individuals. Include personalization in the mix and you have a recipe for almost certain success. It sounds straightforward, but is the impl Read More
SCM Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use
In an ideal world, we can have an exception free manufacturing operations. And for the most part, it will be a

call for proposal  Software for Real World Manufacturing: A Case for Mission Critical Use Introduction As any experienced production or operations manager will tell you, there is real challenge in manufacturing execution processes and that production planning and scheduling does not help. Everyday the manager comes across machines breaking down, bottlenecks in the production lines, human resource problems, wastage of time in machine changeovers, impossible product delivery deadlines, variable raw material quality, raw Read More
The Service Equation: 4 Keys for IT to Create Value for the Business
IT organizations struggle with the challenges of shrinking budgets, ever-changing technology, compliance pressures, and more. For greater efficiency, many IT

call for proposal  Service Equation: 4 Keys for IT to Create Value for the Business IT organizations struggle with the challenges of shrinking budgets, ever-changing technology, compliance pressures, and more. For greater efficiency, many IT organizations are turning to information technology service management (ITSM) to help improve processes. But there’s still too much focus on technology and not enough on business outcomes. Learn key strategies for changing your approach to delivering IT services. Read More
Transition for Manhattan Associates Necessary for Long Term Growth
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, $78 million Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, markets, and supports supply chain execution systems for distribution center

call for proposal  revenue mix has shifted drastically toward services over the past two years (see Figure 2), a trend that threatens to further erode operating margins. In 1998, services accounted for 52% of its total revenues. The remainder was divided among new licenses and hardware in the form of supporting computer platforms and radio frequency devices used in conjunction with PkMS. Vendor Strategy and Trajectory Manhattan occupies the fourth position among supply chain execution vendors behind Industri-Matematik, Read More
Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us
Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an

call for proposal  the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 2: We Are Looking for the Vendor To Tell Us Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain management application. At least Read More

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