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SouthWare Excellence Series: Making Excellence Easier Part Four: Application Analysis & Development Environment
This is a complete service management system that is comprised of four specific applications to help companies manage service contracts, track service histories

contract price proposal sample  series. Includes recurring and contract billing as well as actual service calls. This is Part Four of a five-part note. Part One detailed the company background and the product overview. Part Two looked at what makes SouthWare different. Part Three began the discussion of the applications and development environment. Part Five will provide a competitive analysis and make user recommendations. SouthWare NetLink NetLink is a comprehensive tool for developing browser-based access to corporate data and

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

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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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial


This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection Methods and Tools. These tools, integrated with business decision making procedures, can arguably reduce selection risk and improve chances for success in IT projects. Given the appalling rate of IT project failures, selection can potentially help reduce risk in some 30% of cases, with an associated estimated cost of about $30B annually to industry according to some sources. In this tutorial, we illustrate a number of the procedures for rapid decision processing through the real-life selection of a PDA device. The process gave confidence to the argument to wait for the solution, while weighing risk against return.

contract price proposal sample  details of the warranty contract can be found in WebTESS PDA ratings (check it out under the criterion Other Product and Manufacturer Considerations ). These small details can make significant differences to the expectations of users. The length of warranties, and what is included in them, as well as how service is delivered, are other vital pieces of information - particularly for the traveling businessman - that can make decisions less rocky than otherwise. Or at least the risks have been weighed, and Read More

2008 Software Re"solutions"


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contract price proposal sample  a number of things: contractual terms, technical specifications, delivery terms, time frame and strategy for implementation, training services, support, and of course… the price quote. Preparing a proposal can be a lengthy process. So, you should give your short-listed vendors some time to complete and return the RFPs (two to three weeks is generally enough—about the same amount of time it takes most people to start smoking again, or let the stationary bike start collecting dust). And you should 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 their own sales force. Often sales professionals don’t have the proper skills or tools needed to be successful. But by integrating the four sales process components, they’ll be able to capture information that can be used to place them high above the competition.

contract price proposal sample  one will put a post-contract program in place and measure the milestones. It is critical to a successful sales team to follow up and measure the value delivered. Documented decision making'Some products, especially intangibles like software, are subject to scope-creep after the sale. As one vendor put it, The customer buys based on an 80% fit to their needs, and then quickly focuses on the 20% that they knew wasn't there when they bought it. A consistent selling method, a sales proposal that clearly Read More

Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs


A failed software implementation can cost companies millions in wasted time and money. To ensure your software selection project isn’t a sorry statistic, use the right metrics to gauge your success. Time, budget, and functionality aren’t enough--focus your efforts on requirements analysis and definition. Take measures to ensure your software meets your needs, and discover how to perform accurate requirements analysis.

contract price proposal sample  loss of control over contract   The Last Word Are you ready to start your software selection and implementation project? To see if you've got the know-how for a successful outcome, consider these questions. Your first objective for your software selection and implementation project is to get a good price, or a price that meets your predetermined budget meet industry best practices and regulatory compliance issues meet your business process needs find a solution that is user-friendly and easy to Read More

Federal Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts


When all enterprise vendors go for ERP and like solutions to help improve the business of small, midsize, and large aerospace and defense (A&D); engineer-to-order (ETO); contract manufacturing; maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO); and like project-oriented manufacturing companies they may face the need to meet government contract requirements.

contract price proposal sample  Contract Management and Vendors' Readiness Part One: Entry of Small Vendors into Federal Contracts Event Summary In the market for application software there is a large number of small, highly focused vendors. The business model for these vendors focuses on a relatively small, tightly defined market with specific requirements that cannot be met with more generic products. These specialists, boutique, or niche vendors (neither of these terms is meant in a derogatory manner) will compete by having Read More

Cameleon Software to Facilitate Manitou Group’s Global Expansion


Cameleon Software, a provider of configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) solutions for tier one organizations, recently announced that the Manitou Group, a global provider of the design, assembly, and distribution of material-handling solutions for agriculture, construction, and industry markets, chose Cameleon’s CPQ solution to support the global standardization of the Group's

contract price proposal sample  processes and streamline its quote-to-contract cycle while offering a superior user experience on every channel and device. The contestants were not disclosed, but one wouldn’t be too terribly surprised if Cameleon had to prevail over the “usual CPQ suspects”— BigMachines, FPX , and Callidus Software . Through the implementation of a single repository accessible via a unique reseller portal worldwide, the Manitou Group expects to be able to propose the same product and price offerings to all of Read More

Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies


The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the recent easing of fuel prices and whose management actions go no further than attempts to mitigate the immediate impact of fuel price increases will end up at a serious disadvantage in the market. Find out how your company can find opportunity in changing fuel markets.

contract price proposal sample  the ability to shift contract and billing terms for various types of markets. Offer Solutions to Customers: Industrial equipment is often used for running the customer's business, so the opportunity either to make the products more energy efficient or to offer engineering or maintenance services that can reduce the customer's fuel impact throughout the lifecycle of the product can be extremely attractive. Redesigning products or offering additional services to help customers reduce their fuel costs in Read More

Oracle Extends Oracle EBS with Endeca


Oracle paid a hefty price for Endeca Technologies in late 2011, but in addition to the product’s standalone sales, the up- and cross-sales opportunities in Oracle’s install base that can still come from Endeca’s big data capabilities seem immense. Thus far, Oracle’s retail and customer service solutions have benefited from Endeca’s information discovery capabilities. Most recently, to help

contract price proposal sample  Extends Oracle EBS with Endeca Oracle paid a hefty price for Endeca Technologies in late 2011, but in addition to the product’s standalone sales, the up- and cross-sales opportunities in Oracle’s install base that can still come from Endeca’s big data capabilities seem immense. Thus far, Oracle’s retail and customer service solutions have benefited from  Endeca’s information discovery capabilities . Most recently, to help organizations make better operational decisions, improve process Read More

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 difficult as writing one. So what are the secrets of truly successful proposal-writing?

contract price proposal sample  To Write a Winning Proposal In today's economy, sales people have to write more proposals, and better proposals, than ever before. As the industry has become more competitive and complex, customers have become both more confused and more demanding. As a result, they are likely to listen to a presentation, nod their heads, and mutter those dreaded words, Sounds good! Why don't you put that in writing for me? Why Do Customers Want Proposals? Writing proposals is about as much fun as having your teeth Read More

How One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities


Rather than sticking to such outdated and speculative pricing practices as "cost plus" or "meet competition," Zilliant suggests companies leverage data to determine how market price response varies, and use this holistic measure of price sensitivity to optimize pricing.

contract price proposal sample  contract volume, product type contract volume, product type, wallet share, customer type, product bundle 120,000 Table 1. Examples of Precision Price Segmentation (Zilliant, 2006) To mitigate the impact of data sparsity (that is, setting prices where too little data exists), the second precision aspect concerns the concept of actionable price segments. While every possible combination of attribute values defines a unique price segment, Precision Price Segmentation automatically filters out any Read More

Compaq Wins Supercomputer Contract, But Is It Enough?


Compaq recently was awarded a contract for the world’s largest supercomputer, which will use its Alpha processors. But what’s happening with their standard high-end machines?

contract price proposal sample  Impact Winning a high-profile contract such as the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a nice trophy, and demonstrates the Alpha chip's power for high-end applications. However, contracts for 2700-processor machines are not going to get awarded every day, so Compaq must concentrate on its regular channels to get the revenues needed. Compaq announced its AlphaServer GS Series (code-named Wildfire ) in May (It Takes More Than a Fast CPU to Rule the Web ), with the stated goal of reaching $1 Billion in Read More

Real-Time Retail Rapid Response to Consumer Demand


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contract price proposal sample  Time Retail Rapid Response to Consumer Demand Being a profitable retailer is hard and getting harder. Increasing price transparency and online competitors are creating intense price pressure, and consumers are becoming more dynamic, increasingly mobile, and harder to target and retain. In response, the world of retail is becoming ever more real-time, and the use of real-time analytics to drive operational efficiency is becoming central to retail success. This white paper provides an overview of Read More

Experlogix CPQ


The Experlogix Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution features an intuitive configuration environment that turns even novice users into expert product customization specialists. As you customize a product, Experlogix automatically provides easy to understand, color coded displays, makes suggestions, fixes problems, etc. - all according to rules that you have defined. Graphics and technical product data can be called up at the touch of a button. Experlogix helps you consolidate product and service options, rules and pricing into a single intelligent system, eliminating the need for paper catalogs and cumbersome-to-maintain spreadsheets. The configurator ensures the entire proposal or order is 100 percent accurate, guaranteeing a seamless quote-to-order process and higher customer satisfaction. In short, Experlogix simplifies the quote and order process and eliminates mistakes. Experlogix can be deployed via the web or on the desktop and provides deep integration to CRM and ERP systems – integration that comes standard with every Experlogix system. Once a sales quote or order has been configured and saved to the CRM or ERP system, manufacturers can leverage Experlogix to create sophisticated, multi-level, configured BOMs and production orders in their Enterprise system - all with a couple mouse clicks. Experlogix includes an ERP and CRM Integration Toolkit, providing access to create business logic against standard or custom ERP/CRM fields. Experlogix leverages existing parts in the CRM or ERP system or can create new items on-the-fly.      

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contract price proposal sample  company had signed a contract to implement IFS Applications as its enterprise asset management (EAM) software system. The unnamed offshore drilling company will implement the IFS Applications for Offshore Service edition to support maintenance operations. The deployed solution will include projects, maintenance, and IFS Instant Replication, a special solution for rapid replication of data between offshore rigs or vessels and onshore facilities. The unnamed customer operates jack-up rigs located Read More