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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1
TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that

created value  the Unique Value Propositions created by sales during conversations with customers, allowing Marketing to have a “virtual presence” during customer conversations. Unique Value Proposition - Used by the sales force with customers on tablets or laptops to build a conversation with the customer around differentiated value and to capture data specific to that customer and the competitive alternatives it is considering. Moreover, the platform has an administration module and a set of underlying functions

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Innovative Approaches in the Free-for-all World of Value-added Resellers


The universe of existing applications partners is relatively stable; some occasional movement from dropping one product in favor of another occurs naturally, and no vendor is immune to losing partners. But some innovative vendors are doing their best.

created value  manufacturing sectors. These solutions, created for the Microsoft platform, focus on industry-specific business issues and processes not addressed by many other solution providers. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington (US), ePartners has become a larger and more global company (with nearly $80 million [USD] in annual revenues), thanks to recent mergers and a management change. Its previous incarnation had long been based in Irving, Texas (US). The privately held firm is backed by Needham Capital Read More

What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?


Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.

created value  the enterprise has already created its own work-arounds (that may now clash with these enhancements)? Furthermore, what is the realistic value of these upgrades when the enterprise system is old, and therefore quite stable and functional (tailored to fit)? Mature systems require an approach different from newer implementations to software support. The focus must be on customization, interoperability, and performance support. Yet vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support. Read More

Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value


Application erosion starts the day you turn on any new system, and it continues constantly. To prevent it, you need a plan. If you suffer from it today, you need a plan to regain the value you once had.

created value  goes live, you have created value. You paid for that value in money, time, disruption, frustration, and many other currencies. But you will lose the value you already paid for if you do not do something to avoid application erosion. If you have already suffered some erosion, how do you regain what you lost? It takes recognition of the problem and the willingness to fix it. No one will ever come into your office complaining, Today we lost some value . Therefore, the problem is not easy to see and it is Read More

Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards


A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and Norton in the early 1990s, balanced scorecards provide a control system that helps ensure the right balance between different, and often times conflicting, perspectives. For example, an insurance company may increase profitability by offering incentives to claims assessors for taking a tough stance on payout, but will soon find dissatisfaction among its clients that may lead to lost business. Scorecards help ensure this balance and are an improvement over more traditional single dimension approaches that tend to be based purely on expense management and business growth.

created value  While intuition has undoubtedly created some of the world's most successful businesses, it has probably wreaked havoc on many more. So the adage, you can't improve what you don't measure, needs to be one's mantra in order to become an effective decision maker. A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. According to Gartner, it is the most widely recognized business measurement system. Developed by Kaplan and Read More

How to Get More Value from Your Survey Data


This white paper introduces four types of advanced analysis—cluster, factor, reliability, and regression—that can help you gain insights that you might miss using basic methods. By expanding your survey analysis toolkit, you can delve deeper into data to increase understanding of survey responses and respondents, create better measures of concepts, and make more accurate predictions about behaviors and attitudes.

created value  to Get More Value from Your Survey Data This white paper introduces four types of advanced analysis—cluster, factor, reliability, and regression—that can help you gain insights that you might miss using basic methods. By expanding your survey analysis toolkit, you can delve deeper into data to increase understanding of survey responses and respondents, create better measures of concepts, and make more accurate predictions about behaviors and attitudes. Read More

The Need and Value of a CIO Coach


In today’s challenging economic environment, companies require effective IT executive leadership. As part of the executive team, the chief information officer (CIO) develops and executes strategies that create competitive advantages for revenue growth. But knowing which tools to use—and when and how to use them—to protect current assets is key to a CIO coach’s success. Learn more about making better IT decisions.

created value  Need and Value of a CIO Coach Estrella Partners has been established as a consortium of senior level executives and thus by default we have resources that have been CIOs and COOs, as well as CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Chief Technical Architects, and Chief Risk Officers of major firms in various industries from Banking, Insurance, Retail, and Professional Services. Source : Estrella Partners Group LLC Resources Related to The Need and Value of a CIO Coach : Chief Information Officer (CIO) (Wikipedia) The Need Read More

The Value of a Learning Management Compliance Solution


Companies spend millions each year conducting mandatory training. Whether triggered by an audit, the risk of non-compliance, bad PR, or internal training requirements, achieving compliance can be difficult and costly. One of the biggest challenges that organizations face today is reducing costs from fines and lawsuits. Download this white paper to find out how a learning management compliance solution can help manage your compliance requirements.

created value  Value of a Learning Management Compliance Solution Companies spend millions each year conducting mandatory training. Whether triggered by an audit, the risk of non-compliance, bad PR, or internal training requirements, achieving compliance can be difficult and costly. One of the biggest challenges that organizations face today is reducing costs from fines and lawsuits. Download this white paper to find out how a learning management compliance solution can help manage your compliance requirements. Read More

The Reinvention of Software Vendors and End-User Value


Application vendors are focusing on their install base as their primary source of revenue while cutting costs to provide profitability. Most vendors will tell you that they are both new account and customer oriented, and some have struck this balance. But the vast majority have been worshipping at the Wall Street idol of new accounts for so long that the reality is, they have a new account business model.

created value  Reinvention of Software Vendors and End-User Value Situation For public application software companies, the phrase, not meeting expectations is the most frequent comment heard by the investment community. In the last quarter, 14 publicly traded software companies have used this phrase in their reports to the market. In most cases, we hear them talking about reinventing themselves into a customer focused business model, a Love The Customer model. The stock market of the 90's saw new accounts as a Read More

Precision Marketing: Strengthening the Value of CRM


All organizations, across all industries, have one thing in common—a deluge of customer data idling somewhere waiting to be monetized. Most likely, the similarities end there. The accuracy, depth, and accessibility of data are as varied as the products and services offered by organizations. The use of this data is what separates successful organizations from those who go bankrupt.

created value  Marketing: Strengthening the Value of CRM Precision Marketing: Strengthening the Value of CRM If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Vtrenz, the leading provider of on-demand marketing automation solutions, empowers organizations of all sizes to generate demand for their products and services, close more sales, and measure the impact of their marketing activities. Vtrenz' integrated marketing automation platform, iMarke Read More

Product Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz


In the mid-1990s Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product information was stored in a variety of disparate systems, spreadsheets, text documents, and paper forms. Learn how it was able to continually leverage product information across the entire life cycle.

created value  Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz In the mid-1990s Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product information was stored in a variety of disparate systems, spreadsheets, text documents, and paper forms. Learn how it was able to continually leverage product information across the entire life cycle. Read More

How Are the Market Leaders Navigating the World of Value-added Resellers?


Notwithstanding moves from major vendors and value-added resellers, addressing the needs of small and medium businesses requires significant changes within traditional business models. And although some of these changes can be trying, some seem to have the formula for success.

created value  Are the Market Leaders Navigating the World of Value-added Resellers? What are SAP and Oracle doing? SAP and Oracle , the undisputed market leaders (at least in the tier one space, since they are still a long way from the success of companies like Microsoft , Intuit , and Sage —the latter having 4.7 million customers in the lower tiers), have certainly been fine-tuning their small to medium business (SMB) go-to-market strategies. SAP recently adjusted its sales organization, and its new SMB sales Read More

Through Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value


A major consulting firm recently unveiled an E-Procurement selection tool that helps its clients select technologies that enable their business objectives. The tool combines the consulting firm’s knowledge of various E-Procurement solutions with TEC’s decision support technologies.

created value  Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value Through Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value Lou Talarico - July 22, 2002 Overview In April, a major consulting firm began using a branded Technology Selection Tool to help its clients select E-Procurement technologies based on each client's specific business objectives. The tool arms field consultants with information on the functional and technical capabilities and implementation characteristics of various E-Procurement solutions. Read More

Getting Maximum Business Value Out of ERP


The benefits from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been well documented. However, its return on investment (ROI) is rarely satisfactory. The failure of an ERP package can be disastrous, but by understanding how to deliver a positive ROI, and by following a business process and business technology optimization strategy, companies can reduce the total cost of ERP system ownership.

created value  Maximum Business Value Out of ERP The benefits from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have been well documented. However, its return on investment (ROI) is rarely satisfactory. The failure of an ERP package can be disastrous, but by understanding how to deliver a positive ROI, and by following a business process and business technology optimization strategy, companies can reduce the total cost of ERP system ownership. Read More