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Deltek Announces RiskBook, A Collaborative Cloud-based Risk Management Solution
Deltek announces RiskBook, a new collaborative risk management solution that promises to eliminate the time-consuming and error-prone processes that plague

concept scoring  from being a new concept, the consensus-based approach that RiskBook is built upon is absolutely groundbreaking. For the first time, the voice and expert opinion of those that matter can be objectively incorporated into cost and schedule risk-adjusted forecasts.” RiskBook is an example of how collaborative, social environments like Kona can be extended to offer targeted solutions to meet challenges facing organizations. Enabling collaborative risk management for project-based and services organizations

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Netpliance’s 4X Price Hike - Will It Spell Boom or Doom?


Netpliance, Inc., whose i-opener could be considered the first Internet appliance, recently added functionality, but also decided to raise its hardware “membership kit” price from $99 (down from its normal $199) to $399, in an effort to get profits from more than its online services. Will people be willing to pay an extra $300 for the privilege of using a 10-inch display?

concept scoring  We do understand the concept of charging more to increase profitability. But, based on Netpliance's own comments earlier this year, demand is inelastic above $199, so we don't understand how doubling the high-end price is an effective long-term strategy. (Refer to TEC Note Internet/Information Appliances ). For a start-up without a large subscriber base, increasing market share through a price increase is a counter-intuitive strategy. America Online, with a subscriber base roughly 1000 times the Read More

Web-enabled Sales Tactics


The Internet has changed the buying process for enterprise level solutions and sales departments must learn to adapt to today's self-directed buyer. The new, competitive sales high ground is to effectively manage a convenient on-line/off-line buy cycle experience at every point of contact.

concept scoring  how the buying game concept applies to creating a winning influence strategy for the sales department. The first guiding principle is give to get . Give players (buyers) what they want to encourage them to continue down your buying path, and in return, get the information needed to maximize the buyers' value. The second principle is to create a learning game that gets smarter as it collects information. Welcome the buyer back and remember what he or she accomplished in the last visit. As with every game, Read More

Business-to-business Price Segmentation-Outlined and Explained


The central premise of price segmentation, especially in business-to-business environments, is that pricing should be consistent for similar deals. The process quantifies similarity by empirically determining which deal circumstances affect price response, enabling companies to benchmark prices against similar transactions.

concept scoring  is considered inelastic. The concept of elasticity has a wide range of applications in economics. In particular, an understanding of elasticity is useful in understanding the dynamic response of supply and demand in a market in order to either achieve an intended result, or to avoid an unintended result. For example, a business considering a price increase of its product might find that doing so lowers profits if demand is highly elastic, as sales would fall sharply. Similarly, a business considering a Read More

The Work Game that Motivates: The Holy Grail of Change Management


Can change really be "managed"? It is possible to create motivators for accepting proposed changes. In fact, it's not only possible, but obvious, if the five principles of change are understood, and the five principles of recreational motivation applied.

concept scoring  agents can leverage this concept to ensure that the reaction to change, and the ensuing behavior, achieves the targeted goals. Since change is always egocentric, and the reaction and response to change is a choice, rather than a foregone conclusion, they provide the ingredients for steering people in the direction of change acceptance rather than resistance. The Key to Resistance When it comes right down to it, people resist change for one reason: fear. Fear is at the root of all resistance. Fear of Read More

Symix Sytems: Shifting SME's Focus to Their Customers


Symix is regarded as the originator of the extended ERP concept (CSRP), which has proven to be so attractive to mid-market enterprises that two other leading mid-market vendors entered into specific R&D and licensing agreements with Symix to gain access to its SyteAPS. Despite a highly competitive environment, we predict that Symix Systems will reach $250 million in revenues within the next 3 years, based on attractiveness of its product for discrete manufacturing and distribution within Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME).

concept scoring  of the extended ERP concept (CSRP), which has proven to be so attractive to mid-market enterprises that two other leading mid-market vendors (MAPICS and JBA International) entered into specific R&D and licensing agreements with Symix to gain access to its SyteAPS product. Continuous heavy investment in R&D (approx. 34% of total workforce, one of the highest in the industry, slightly less than MAPICS) backed with wise acquisitions (See Vendor Summary) and strategic product alliances (Trilogy Software, Read More

Saba University: What a Concept!


As a TEC research analyst, I get to see a lot of really interesting (and some not so interesting) stuff when it comes to enterprise software and the like. With technology changing at the speed of light, there's always something new that I haven't seen before, that grabs my attention and makes me say "Wow, that's cool"! Like this past week for instance. I had a product briefing with a company

concept scoring  University: What a Concept! As a TEC research analyst, I get to see a lot of really interesting (and some not so interesting) stuff when it comes to enterprise software and the like. With technology changing at the speed of light, there's always something new that I haven't seen before, that grabs my attention and makes me say Wow, that's cool ! Like this past week for instance. I had a product briefing with a company called Saba  to get an overview of their learning management solution (LMS). Read More

Configure One


Founded in 2000, Configure One is a privately held e-catalog and product configurator software company. Configure One provides enterprise product configurator and electronic catalog software. The company is built on the principles of creating Web-based product configurator and electronic catalog software that is simple to use, yet powerful enough to offer flexibility in complex sales and manufacturing environments.  The company's goal is to provide its customers with a competitive advantage in their own markets by improving bottom line results. Configure One Concept Enterprise Product Configurator, Concept E-Catalog, and Concept E-Commerce products enable customers to increase sales while reducing costs by automating much of the sales, order entry, and engineering processes.

concept scoring  line results. Configure One Concept Enterprise Product Configurator, Concept E-Catalog, and Concept E-Commerce products enable customers to increase sales while reducing costs by automating much of the sales, order entry, and engineering processes. Read More

3Com’s AirConnect Wireless LAN Achieves Wi-Fi Certification


3Com has taken the concept of a high speed wireless LAN from fiction to reality and is set to take the wireless LAN market by storm

concept scoring  3Com has taken the concept of a high speed wireless LAN from fiction to reality and is set to take the wireless LAN market by storm. The costs associated with implementing a standard switched 10/100 MB LAN with Category 5 cabling are prohibitive. They are expensive to install, difficult to modify once in place, and worst of all, if you move office locations you lose your investment in your network backbone. Not so with AirConnect. While the cards may be relatively expensive compared to the cost of a Read More

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Customer demand-oriented management thinking is the soul, boosting technological change, the priority of the application of innovation. "Is the core concept of the development and applications of gold abacus.In the industry, Golden Abacus has proposed reorganization of accounting information; the smart financial software,the platform type management software (eERP); and full e-commerce and a series of advanced concepts, and has introduced a corresponding financial software enterprise management software (eERP), medical and public health management software (eHRP) and full e-commerce products and solutions, the formation of a full range of information products and services based on cloud computing applications. Today, the Golden Abacus products have wide applications in small, medium and large enterprises and non-profit organizations, industry coverage reached 99%, the number of users up to tens of millions.

concept scoring  innovation. Is the core concept of the development and applications of gold abacus.In the industry, Golden Abacus has proposed reorganization of accounting information; the smart financial software,the platform type management software (eERP); and full e-commerce and a series of advanced concepts, and has introduced a corresponding financial software enterprise management software (eERP), medical and public health management software (eHRP) and full e-commerce products and solutions, the formation of a Read More

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Business intelligence (BI) is not a new concept. What’s new is that BI tools are now accessible for midsize companies. Managers can use BI to analyze complex information to support their decision-making processes, combining data from a variety of sources to get an integrated, 360-degree view of the company. Find out how to select the right BI software, the right vendor, and the right approach to implementing BI.

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Managing Product Innovation


Inadequacies at the front end of the product development process is one of the leading causes of product failure for consumer products companies. Many companies thus make ill-informed decisions that turn into costly mistakes. The challenge is to establish a front-end process that nurtures profitable innovation and maximizes portfolio value in light of resource constraints, portfolio balance, and strategic alignment.

concept scoring  Final Determination Once a concept passes market and technical feasibility hurdles, management wants to know how it fits into the overall project portfolio. This requires integration with operational project management systems so that executives can define key performance indicators (KPIs) and project metrics ' all easily viewed in configurable reports. From this interface, a host of portfolio analysis tools should be available, including bubble charts, strategic buckets, scoring models, what-if Read More

Extending Server Virtualization to the Desktop


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concept scoring  virtualization isn’t a new concept. But the benefits of extending server virtualization to the desktop may not be common knowledge. A virtual desktop solution can allow companies to run virtualized PCs and computer desktops on servers located inside the data center. Besides allowing centralized management, this setup can improve security and deliver new capabilities to the user. Learn about other benefits. Read More

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concept scoring  in 2004. The core concept behind their solution is that BI must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of content relevance and software complexity. Namely, although IT-driven BI projects frequently do not deliver what the business users need, Vanguard has come to an understanding that the BI development cycle is inherently Read More

Sage Advice on Selecting Analyst Services


Step away from the decision--let's look at the meta-selection. The SageCircle blog features some recent posts on selecting analyst services. So here we are, TEC, guiding all sorts of people in their selection processes for software, recommending best practices, developing custom research, etc., and the interesting thing (if I read the SageCircle blog correctly) is that our recommended software

concept scoring  Advice on Selecting Analyst Services Step away from the decision--let's look at the meta-selection. The SageCircle blog features some recent posts on selecting analyst services. So here we are, TEC, guiding all sorts of people in their selection processes for software, recommending best practices, developing custom research, etc., and the interesting thing (if I read the SageCircle blog correctly) is that our recommended software selection best practices can be applied for clients seeking analyst Read More