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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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The Collaboration Advantage: Customer-focused Partnerships in a Global Market


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creating strategic partnerships  to future opportunities and creating incentives to encourage partners to achieve the objectives. For example, Mr Hagel notes that US sports equipment company, Nike, has established regular tutelage programmes designed to help its production partners more rapidly reach and demonstrate their capabilities in the relationship, thus building trust across the network. Of course, trust (or the lack of it) is not the only challenge. Conflicting corporate cultures is a key obstacle highlighted by 38% of survey Read More

SAS and Action-Oriented Business Processes: Alliances, Partnerships, and Acquisitions


Combining deep analytics with BI solution functionality, expanding in certain verticals, and by acquiring several well thought out companies, have been key for SAS to further entrench itself in the market.

creating strategic partnerships  customers'' behavioral drivers thereby creating a personalized and differentiated customer experience. Other solutions, such as churn management predictive modeling are also forthcoming. In addition to joint products, SAS will also take over Amdocs'' current marketing campaign management application. Amdocs will encourage dozens of its campaign management clients to migrate to SAS Marketing Automation 4 offering. Customers will also be offered access to SAS Telecommunications Intelligence Solutions . This Read More

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how PMOLink, a business consulting firm, managed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection project for a client by joining forces with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). The end result: a best-match ERP system for the client—nine months ahead of schedule.

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Turn the Internet into a Strategic Sales and Interaction Channel


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creating strategic partnerships  consumer experience while not creating conflict with the partner distribution channel. At the same time, Philips decided to extend integrated online capabilities to its business customers, partners, and employees. With its e-commerce implementation, Philips supports many types of shops, including a direct store, an outlet store, and various partner shops that provide rich product data, efficient ordering capabilities, reliable deliveries, and aftersales services - enabled through integration with Read More

Partnerships with Vendors and Independent Software Vendors: Rejuvenating Legacy Systems


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creating strategic partnerships  and the possibility of creating composite applications as well. If the incumbent vendors do not adequately fill the need, vendors with a strong application function plus the ability to participate in composite applications should be favored. What is required from an ideal composite solution is the ability to integrate the business process, integrate the applications and data, and supply additional functionality to fill the gaps and produce a cohesive, composite application that ensures transactional Read More

Finance Transformation and Routine Accounting: Enabling the Corporate Controller’s Role as a Strategic Contributor


The first role of the corporate controller has been to ensure corporate financial controls and—as a distant second—make strategic business contributions. But the installation of on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting software meant that controllers’ roles now involve financial software know-how. To achieve financial transformation, controllers need guidance and practical strategies. Learn more.

creating strategic partnerships  that are in turn creating new IT markets. Vendors, such as Corefino, have created unique offerings to not only address Controller issues but that resonate favorably with CFOs who are looking to achieve finance transformation. By offering a hybrid IT solution-service approach to clients, Corefino directly speaks to Controllers and CFOs to remove problems from their overflowing plates of responsibility. This new type of finance  model offers the professional expertise of business process outsourcing with Read More

Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function


Many chief financial officers (CFOs) have started to take on new strategic roles. Their goals are to enforce stricter controls to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, offer strategic insights into the internal and external business environment, and connect the business strategy with daily operations through performance tracking. Learn more about the changing role of the CFO in today’s finance organization.

creating strategic partnerships  Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol Read More

Tactical Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management


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creating strategic partnerships  Human Resources Evolves into Strategic Human Capital Management Originally published - September 27, 2006 Given the examples of the changes in human resource (HR) management discussed in Thou Shalt Manage Human Capital Better , and the mushrooming number of point solution providers, many enterprises have realized the significant shortcomings of traditional HR (in terms of technology, beliefs, processes, and practices) that require a strategic-level mind-set change. This is particularly relevant Read More

The Strategic Development of Core HR Systems


Human resources (HR) systems have been around for many years, providing robust and efficient solutions for companies of all sizes. When properly designed, implemented, and maintained, these systems allow companies to engage and nurture their employees and critical processes. When these systems are neglected, however, the result is a loss of competitive edge, increased employee dissatisfaction, and unnecessary costs.

creating strategic partnerships  Strategic Development of Core HR Systems Human resources (HR) systems have been around for many years, providing robust and efficient solutions for companies of all sizes. When properly designed, implemented, and maintained, these systems allow companies to engage and nurture their employees and critical processes. When these systems are neglected, however, the result is a loss of competitive edge, increased employee dissatisfaction, and unnecessary costs. Read More

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creating strategic partnerships  search existing items before creating new ones. Strategic sourcing initiatives can leverage these common material definitions to take advantage of larger volume purchases for a smaller number of items. Design Rationalization - An additional project that can be implemented that takes advantage of the common material definitions from rationalizing materials is a systematic review of existing designs to analyze whether duplicate designs can be rationalized, and to find opportunities to replace materials Read More

The Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Two: Implications


The changing attitudes, understandings of physical assets and market conditions bring a broad array of implications for those responsible for asset management. The majority of these can be explained as "new accountabilities." Many of these are accountabilities leveled at, or within, corporations themselves. However many will also be directed at the individuals taking or overseeing these decisions, often with daunting consequences for failure.

creating strategic partnerships  Strategic Importance of Asset Management Part Two: Implications Implications for Asset Management The changing attitudes, understandings of physical assets, and market conditions bring a broad array of implications for those responsible for asset management. The majority of these can be explained as new accountabilities. Many of these are accountabilities leveled at, or within, corporations themselves. However many will also be directed at the individuals taking or overseeing these decisions, often wi Read More

Global Recruitment: Strategic Advice from Top-Performing Brands


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creating strategic partnerships  Recruitment: Strategic Advice from Top-Performing Brands A global recruiting strategy can strengthen a global brand, expand the talent pool and support standardized, cost-efficient processes and better candidate experiences. Read this white paper for more information on best practices for building a global recruitment strategy based on tips and strategies from iCIMS'' top-performing global clients, including a best practice global recruitment checklist. Read More

Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing


Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This can result in improved profitability throughout the entire supply chain and add value to the final product or service.

creating strategic partnerships  and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing Originally published - August 8, 2007 Global sourcing, despite its inherent risks, offers numerous benefits to enterprises in terms of lower costs for materials and labor. It also requires a much closer integration among the supply chain partners. Supplier relationship management (SRM), a methodology designed to structure and support the relationships between buyers and suppliers, becomes essential when a supply chain recognizes the benefits of strategic Read More

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creating strategic partnerships  hours rather than weeks. Creating a more competitive negotiating environment When applied properly, additional e-sourcing tools, such as online auctions, help companies create a more competitive negotiating environment. Real time bidding and price transparency provided through e-auction tools give companies control of the buying process and drive major overall cost savings. Improve financial controls and contract compliance Even after selecting the best suppliers, negotiating the optimal contract, and Read More

Working Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships


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creating strategic partnerships  Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships Introduction You may not have heard the term, but the concept of Barney relationship brings the same image to everyone. I love you, you love me, and we dance off into the sunset together. But, so what? What does it really mean to either one of us? In a Barney relationship, the answer is that it means nothing: all fluff and no substance. Unfortunately, that is also a good description of most of the partnerships that are formed in our world of software Read More