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When Customer Relationships Meets Business Intelligence Marketing Analysis and User Recommendations
For many reasons, SAS's alliance with Amdocs and partnership with Aprimo might be some of a few vendor partnerships where customers and the vendors benefit.

customer and supplier intimacy  market automation (MA) and customer service and call center markets (see Marketing and Intelligence, Together at Last and Analyze This ). Despite the challenge posed by Siebel and other rivals, SAS' move to build partnerships, especially with Amdocs should meet the growing need of communications service providers (CSP) seeking to build more profitable customer relationships. Until recently, crucial information was locked in Amdocs' disparate systems, such as billing, CRM, orders management, mediation,

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TradeStone Software STARS 2013: Retail Rocks! Part 1


While I have repeatedly met with TradeStone Software’s top executives at the company’s head office in Gloucester, Massachusetts (and elsewhere, such as at the multiple annual NRF BIG Retail Show events in New York City) and seen its software in action, 2013 was the first time that I have ever attended the company’s user conference, STARS (Simplifying Technology Around Retailers and Suppliers

customer and supplier intimacy  interesting questions during the customer and industry expert presentations to promote discussion. TradeStone’s customers, meanwhile, exchanged best practices and outlined some issues they’ve encountered in implementing and using TradeStone Software. Nothing struck me as phony, neither customer praise nor criticism (and some customers candidly asked for some improvements and enhancements). Dressed up as Janis Joplin (the conference theme was rock ’n’ roll —presenters started their talk by Read More

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Three: Market Impact


By being back from edge of the cliff, on a comeback trail under rejuvenated management, and with pruned but also more viable product sets, these vendors have become de facto trend setters as once high-flying and almost deceased and then again rebounding mid-market ERP vendors.

customer and supplier intimacy  a dissatisfied and stranded customer base, and affiliate partners' defection ensued across the board with various levels of severity. The companies' protracted financial sagas, negative publicities, personnel departures and channel shakeout, as well as the uncertain direction after some of them had meanwhile been acquired, have taken its toll on customers' loyalty and patience. Consequently, there has long been an open season on disconcerted customers of these once beleaguered ERP vendors, as many Read More

Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite? Part Two: Baan Under Invensys


Baan's phase under Invensys, after a turbulent three years that have seen considerable people, market and technology change, and considerable worthwhile investment. Recently-announced technology developments seem to be in sync with the market's trends, and leaning shrewdly towards the requirements of holistic business requirements from engineering design collaboration, to CRM and on to SCM.

customer and supplier intimacy  some inevitable instances of customer and reseller defection (for more information, see Baan Defectors - Is This Only Tip of an Iceberg? ). Baan received accolades in early 2001 for the speedy although traumatic early recovery process it went through after the Invensys acquisition in 2000. It straightened and strengthened its own house despite the fact that the economy (and particularly the manufacturing sector, which happens to be its sweet spot) was already in a steep slide downhill (see Baan Achieves Read More

SAP Business All-in-One Fast-start Program: Creating Affordable, Flexible Solutions for Faster Value


Midsize companies engaged in manufacturing, trade, or services need innovative solutions they can implement quickly to help them manage changing customer demands, government regulations, and market requirements. Online tools can speed the configuration, control costs and scope, and tailor the solution to your company—and you’ll have the agility and support you need to grow, while staying within budget. Find out how.

customer and supplier intimacy  change. Coping with evolving customer demands, government regulations, and your own market requires constant innovation to bring new products and services to market while controlling your costs ' especially information technology costs. Meeting this challenge is not easy. Whether your customer base is global or local, you are likely operating in an integrated global supply chain. With increasing customer demands, you must continually look for ways to increase internal efficiencies ' from supporting Read More

Applying the Power of Social Networks to Customer Relationship Management


Customer relationship management (CRM) is rapidly morphing from a customer management model to one of customer engagement. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and wikis are enabling customers to become advocates, and not simply the targets they were in the traditional CRM process. The same techniques are also being used within the CRM industry itself to create a content-rich, social media environment for CRM professionals. Find out what these sweeping changes mean to businesses and CRM professionals alike, as TEC's director of research Wayne Thompson sits down with Paul Greenberg and Bruce Culbert of BPT Partners, a leading CRM consulting firm.

customer and supplier intimacy  model to one of customer engagement, and Web 2.0 technology is at the heart of this change. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and wikis are enabling customers to become advocates rather than simply targets, giving them the means to express their thoughts and feelings when they go to your store, buy your product, or purchase your service. At the same time, these new tools and techniques are being applied within the CRM industry itself, allowing CRM practitioners to create and share information within a Read More

Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) Part 2


Supplier Logistics Management (SLM) offers the opportunity for considerable improvement in efficiency as well as cost reductions. SLM enables companies and their suppliers to successfully synchronize information.

customer and supplier intimacy  both while improving in-stock customer service (3) . Inaccurate information that arrives late, or not at all, has traditionally been the Achilles' heel of supply chain management resulting in excess inventory, inefficient processes, higher costs, and unhappy customers. Therefore, having better visibility, along with exception management and workflow capabilities, allows companies to respond quickly and effectively to changes, and, in light of today's highly-dynamic business environment, this ability Read More

The Return of Supplier Relationship Management


Globalization, technology stabilization, inventory visibility, and traceability are forcing organizations to reevaluate supplier relationship management systems. The benefits of a customer relationship management system that can be applied to a supply chain can streamline operations and increase bottom line results.

customer and supplier intimacy  could translate into increased customer satisfaction and control of global spend. How to efficiently predict consumer demand was beginning to come into focus. As organizations realized the need for these separate functionalities, they started to look toward a solution that would combine these tasks. Enter SRM. As time marched on, organizations were less than impressed by the unacceptable results of how these solutions were implemented. Vendors and resellers did not educate organizations on the full user Read More

Supplier Portals for Manufacturers a Win-Win Scenario


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I-Impact Predicts Your Customer Retention!


More and more, the market is requesting that a CRM or an ERP application include analytics which can be used in a myriad of businesses to predict customer behavior and help businesses increase the effectiveness of their customer acquisition, retention, and cross-sell programs. It is a costly operation to develop such functionality from scratch. Vendors like I-Impact offer packaged application providers the opportunity of a shortcut.

customer and supplier intimacy  of businesses to predict customer behavior and help them increase the effectiveness of their customer acquisition, retention, and cross-sell programs. The MarketDrive platform is an open, integrated, Java-based server which extracts data from any enterprise data source, says Gideon Shalom-Bendor, the founder and chief executive officer of I-Impact. The San Francisco, California (USA) company has focused its predictive modeling product on increasing customer retention and thus lowering churn (the Read More

Deploying Customer Relationship Management Effectively: Beyond Implementation


A customer relationship management (CRM) solution is now a standard business requirement. With origins as a system for sales teams, CRM has clearly evolved into a mandatory tool for providing benefit to the entire organization. However, methodology and training play instrumental roles in successful CRM implementations; if designed well, these critical components will ultimately ensure user buy-in and success.

customer and supplier intimacy  automating and streamlining financial, customer relationship and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success. U.S. and Canada Toll Free 1-888-477-7989 White Paper A review of two critical components of a successful CRM deployment: Methodology and Training Date: July 2006 www.microsoft.com/crm About the Author Kate Dennington Ackerman served as Director of Marketing for GoldMine Software prior to its acquisition by Bendata, and during the merge of the two entities into the new Read More

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)


Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.

customer and supplier intimacy  than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of Read More

Customer Analytics in the Age of Social Media


This TDWI Best Practices Report examines organizations’ current practices and future plans for customer analytics technology implementations, with a special focus on how organizations are adapting to the knowledge potential as well as challenges of social media networks. The report offers recommendations for achieving greater return on investment (ROI) from customer analytics processes.

customer and supplier intimacy  and future plans for customer analytics technology implementations, with a special focus on how organizations are adapting to the knowledge potential as well as challenges of social media networks. The report offers recommendations for achieving greater return on investment (ROI) from customer analytics processes. Read More

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