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6 Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget
Ask any three people in an organization why they budget and you’ll get three different answers. But no one says they budget in order to direct the way in which

common linking  them. This is a common complaint among senior executives who are responsible for managing and reporting on the execution of corporate strategy. Technology often complicates the situation. For example, organizations typically create their strategic and operational plans using a word-processing application. The documents are owned and stored by a single user, cannot be easily updated to support the monitoring process, and have no analytical or version control facilities. Similarly, organizations may use spr

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Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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BPM Weaves Data And Processes Together For Real-time Revenues


Linking data to process is the realm of business process management (BPM). BPM's focus on process dramatically reduces the amount of data that needs to be moved, and thereby reduces both the initial cost and ongoing maintenance cost of application integration.

common linking  transfer processes, the most common approach to moving data. Batch data transfer is tremendously costly because it typically requires movement of all the data in order to provision the right data. Also, it usually takes too long for processes to react to fleeting revenue opportunities with customers. Integration Platforms: Despite a decade of enterprise application integration (EAI) technology, fewer than 50 percent of integration projects utilize it. This technology is typically only cost effective with Read More

SAP and HP on the Web Together


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common linking  the development of a common backbone linking employees, customers and partners. The announcement builds on a 10-year HP and SAP relationship that has led to 6,000 installations of SAP R/3 on HP systems and more than 100 businesses outsourcing the management of their R/3 environments to HP. The agreement also enables HP's IT organization to work with SAP in an effort to enhance mySAP.com functionality in areas such as product life-cycle management, planning and optimization, and business intelligence. In a Read More

CRM: Creating a Credible Business Case and Positioning It with the CEO Part Two: Linking CRM with Organizational Direction


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JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Six: ERP Vendors and User Recommendations


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common linking  retail moves from the common foe, SAP, during PeopleSoft Connect 2004 user conference, PeopleSoft and JDA announced an alliance to develop and market a solution for retailers that will supposedly provide integration between PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management applications and the JDA Portfolio Merchandise Management solution, and bundled with the recent strategic announcement between PeopleSoft and IBM, on September 21. Yet, the alliance will by no means solve the above PIM/GDS conundrum, while the Read More

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E-procurement: From Brilliant Innovation to Common Cliché


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common linking  From Brilliant Innovation to Common Cliché Introduction In 1998 researchers at the Haas School of Business of the University of California at Berkeley published an important study called Procurement in the Internet Age - Current Practices and Emerging Trends. Essentially a survey of 80 technology-oriented companies, the paper proved to be a good guide to subsequent developments in E-procurement. It is a measure of how far we have come in less than two years that in their summary of interesting Read More

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