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Great Plains Taps The Web To Deliver Product Support
Great Plains has expanded eSupport, its web-based technical support service. The new service promises to provide customers and partners with higher levels of

close support  including Motive. Vendors given close consideration were RightNow Technologies, Support.com, and products from Siebel Systems. Early data collected by Great Plains indicates the new system is reducing costs and increasing the operational efficiency of its call center. The company recorded a reduction in cost per fulfilled service request from $32 to approximately $25, on average. Use of eSupport has grown significantly over the past twelve months. In October of 1999, 4% of all service requests were initia

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Help Desk for the Health Care Industry

Help Desk is an application for assisting and managing calls for support from computer users. It also includes computer and software inventory tracking along with technical support knowledge bases.  

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‘Tis that time of the year when customer and technical support people go crazy…


This happens either because customers did not want to pay for upgrades or customizations all year long, or vendors simply ignored their clients’ needs and requests. Christmas is the time of year when business software proves what it can really do because it’s used very close to its full potential , when sales and purchases are at a very high level. Unfortunately, customer and

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"Out of Touch" ERP Vendors Means Third-party Support Is Here to Stay


In the mid-2000s there was a beginning of public discussions and a surge in market awareness about support @ maintenance (S@M) alternatives for users of enterprise applications. Companies in the market for enterprise software S@M services, like nearly every other market in the world, has responded to monopolistic-like pricing and profit margins by seeking choice. Enterprise software licensees now

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The Financial Close: Optimizing Performance and Driving Financial Excellence


“Financial close” is a company’s ability to complete accounting cycles and produce financial statements for internal management and external legal reporting—and is still a key part of today’s global finance function. Do you know how to overcome the barriers to a fast, high-quality close? Discover solutions that can help you improve your close times and address the challenges of automating and testing internal controls.

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Nortel and Clarify: Was There Ever Synergy Enough to Support this Marriage?


Back in 1999, when Nortel was on a buying spree and reeling in record profits, it plunked down US$2.1 billion dollars for Clarify Inc., a leader in the CRM space that was bringing in $250 million in revenues annually. Now, in July of 2001, with Nortel expecting losses in the order of US$19.2 billion, Clarify may be jettisoned at a significant loss.

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Professional Services and Support


Professional services address very specific needs, such as public relations, portfolio management, software engineering, etc. They are provided by specialized individuals, companies, or departments within a company.

Even though support may be considered a part of the professional services business area, a distinction has to be made between the two. Support usually refers to technical support, which is a special type of professional service requiring highly qualified technicians who have experience providing assistance with technology products. While consultants who provide professional services usually charge clients for each project and the amount of time spent for it, support teams are usually paid a monthly or yearly fee.

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Triple Creek Announces River to Support Talent Management Infrastructure


The enterprise knowledge sharing software vendor, Triple Creek, launches the social tool River. The tool offers competency-based learning networks across an organization. According to the press release, River attempts to challenge the current "file sharing and friends-and-chatter paradigm," as the tool employs intelligent technology capable to build connections between learners and

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True Digital Dashboards and Support Strategic Effectiveness


Digital dashboards provide visibility into key performance indicators through simple visual graphics within a browser, such as gauges, charts, and tables. They can drive strategic effectiveness, but only if the true meaning of digital dashboard is understood, and if the person responsible for maintaining the dashboard knows the business rules of the organization.

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Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

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Educational success depends on positive, productive relationships among teachers, students, parents, administrators, school boards, and the larger community. While computers cannot replace teachers, desktop computing and electronic networks can enhance learning by supporting social relationships and enabling rapid, accurate communication of stakeholder issues and needs. A formal deployment plan will help you deliver an environment consistent with those needs.

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Rimini Street: Third-party ERP Support Is an Idea Whose Time Has Come


What has made Rimini Street a leader in the third-party enterprise software service and maintenance (S&M) cottage industry? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic offers up some reasons and speaks with Rimini Street’s senior VP Dave Rowe on the company’s winning product and service line capabilities and future moves, and gets Dave’s interesting perspective on the need for and explosive growth of third-party support.

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