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Competition Intensifies for the SMB ERP Customer
The small to midsize market for enterprise applications is already growing. Small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are looking for practical solutions that offer

customer competition  for the SMB ERP Customer The small to midsize market for enterprise applications is already growing. Small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are looking for practical solutions that offer full capabilities at a quick return on investment (ROI). Vendors responding to SMB requirements now offer solutions with rapid implementation, Microsoft Office integration, and mobile support. Find out more about what enterprise application vendors are offering—and what you should be looking for.

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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Three Cs of Successful Positioning: The Competition


Learn how to avoid the most deadly sin of all marketing—using the same position or a similar one as your competitor, and not knowing it.

customer competition  of your channel , customer , and competition. In this final part of the series, you'll learn how to avoid the most deadly sin of all—using the same position or a similar one as your competitor, and not knowing it. Give the Prospect a Break—Differentiate! It's been more than twenty years since Al Reis and Jack Trout, said, in their marketing classic, Positioning . The Battle for Your Mind , that too many companies embark on marketing and advertising as if the competitor's position did not exist. They Read More

Best Software To Hold Competition At Bay


Having garnered an astutely broad enterprise applications’ portfolio, Best Software recently unveiled its 'customer and/or partner for life' strategy to fend off any intruder to its US market stronghold, especially Microsoft Business Solutions.

customer competition  subsidiary accounts, and launch customer and prospect location maps, websites, and e-mail with one-click web access. In addition, SalesLogix 6.0 will also ship with Crystal Reports version 8.5. Tighter integration with Microsoft Office — SalesLogix 6.0 reportedly offers one-click export to Excel for analysis and reporting. In addition, the product offers Word integration for mail merge' facility and advanced Outlook integration. Significant Mail Merge improvements — This feature should be easier to Read More

Challenging the Competition: Mega-mergers and Supply Chain Technology


In theory, the Kmart-Sears merger could produce a new layer of competition to mega-retailers such as Wal-Mart. However, it needs more than just size to be competitive. It needs to coordinate its retail strategy with supply chain technology to make it triumph.

customer competition  lowering costs and improving customer service. Stock-outs must be reduced or eliminated. Once initially approved, every level of the organization that is effected by the new technology, from headquarters personnel to store associates, is responsible for testing it in a live, applied setting. If approved, the technology is standardized across the board and becomes compulsory. Despite negative sentiments towards a bullying, giant company, its alleged labor practices, and arm-twisting of suppliers to Read More

How Winners Trap Their Competition


Using the highest degree of professionalism and integrity, you can protect your value proposition from competitive attack by setting traps for the competition. By knowing the competition's actions, behavior, and practices, you can identify damaging behavior. After exploring the potential risks and rewards, you can then consider what might be done to snare the competition. Exposing the competition's deficiencies with this mousetrap model will not only spare your client the expense, disruption, and embarrassment of a poorly executed implementation, but it will increase your ability to effectively compete.

customer competition  more money when the customer no longer had any options. She would dig deeply in total cost of ownership, and what that really meant. And finally, she would state that it was her company's responsibility to analyze gaps between her offering and the prospect's requirements and to provide a fixed-price proposal to close the gaps. Marcia would speak with her ally, an influential evaluation team member, about the expense, disruption, and embarrassment to all, including to herself, if they together didn't get Read More

Dell Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy


Dell Computer announced its plans to provide Internet-based, automated customer support.

customer competition  Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy Dell Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy R.A. Krause - September 3rd, 1999 Event Summary On August 25th, Dell Computer Corporation said it will provide, over the Internet, advanced customer support capabilities that will eventually help all Dell systems detect, diagnose and resolve most of their own problems automatically without human interaction. Market Impact Dell is getting in early on the overall electronic support marketplace, Read More

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Customer Centricity: The Devil Lies in the Details


The purpose of this white paper is to help readers understand the importance of customer-centricity in today's highly competitive and constantly evolving business landscape. Its aim is to remove misconceptions and guide you to achieve "true" customer-centricity.

customer competition  Centricity: The Devil Lies in the Details The purpose of this white paper is to help readers understand the importance of customer-centricity in today's highly competitive and constantly evolving business landscape. Its aim is to remove misconceptions and guide you to achieve true customer-centricity. Read More

Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis


An unsettled economy needs a different approach to managing revenues. Companies must identify their most profitable customers and the most effective marketing and sales vehicle for reaching them—with a shrinking budget. And shifts in customer spending demand a fresh look at the value proposition of your current products and services. Find out how you can stay close to your customers as their needs change.

customer competition  Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis 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 Read More

Infor Finds Its Customer Engagement Rhythm


Infor recently unveiled Infor Rhythm for Commerce, a global, scalable, and secure cloud-based e-commerce and customer engagement platform, now complemented with compelling designs from Infor’s own Hook & Loop creative agency. Read more about the platform and how it came to be in this blogpost.

customer competition  Finds Its Customer Engagement Rhythm Infor recently unveiled Infor Rhythm for Commerce , a global, scalable, and secure cloud-based e-commerce (and even more, customer engagement) platform, now complemented with compelling designs from Infor’s own Hook & Loop creative agency. Infor Rhythm includes top-notch software for storefronts, product configuration, recommendations, upsell and cross sell, pre-packaged Infor ION integrations to order management, faceted search, content management, layout, and Read More

Customer: Eastern Food


Eastern Foods, Inc. produces fresh goods for one of the most widely dispersed populations in the world. The leading supplier of salad dressings to airlines, Amtrak, and the cruise ship industry, Eastern is nationally known for Naturally Fresh dressings as well as premiere meat sauces and dips sold in stores and distributed to the food service industry. The job has never been easy – but it has been made easier in recent years with the implementation of Ross Systems’ iRenaissance suite of business applications for both front and back office operations. The flow of information, necessary to make critical decisions and ensure high levels of service, now travels quicker than the fast-paced industry it serves. The plant scheduler has been able to reduce the number of daily individual production jobs by as much as 20%, as well as reduce the number of changeovers, resulting in higher capacity utilization and throughput. Visibility to the forecast and orders allows for better management of the scheduled cycle of product runs, which must be closely coordinated with inventory to ensure supply is both adequate and fresh. Cycle schedule compliance has improved from 88% to 95%.

customer competition  Eastern Food Eastern Foods, Inc. produces fresh goods for one of the most widely dispersed populations in the world. The leading supplier of salad dressings to airlines, Amtrak, and the cruise ship industry, Eastern is nationally known for Naturally Fresh dressings as well as premiere meat sauces and dips sold in stores and distributed to the food service industry. The job has never been easy – but it has been made easier in recent years with the implementation of Ross Systems’ iRenaissance Read More

Serving the Uncompromising Customer


Everybody’s talking about how improving customer experiences increases loyalty, advocacy, and profitability. And you know you need to do something to deliver great customer experiences across your organization (rather than just at the retail store or call center). So now what? Download this white paper to find out how to kick-start your customer experience improvement initiative.

customer competition  the Uncompromising Customer Everybody’s talking about how improving customer experiences increases loyalty, advocacy, and profitability. And you know you need to do something to deliver great customer experiences across your organization (rather than just at the retail store or call center). So now what? Download this white paper to find out how to kick-start your customer experience improvement initiative. Read More

The Customer Relationship Management Vision: It Starts with Relationships


An alarming number of companies get on the wrong track when creating a customer relationship management (CRM) vision. Outlined here are four steps that take the mystery out of what makes an effective CRM vision. The secret? It’s all about people and relationships.

customer competition  Customer Relationship Management Vision: It Starts with Relationships Originally published - December 19, 2007 When it comes to the creation of a customer relationship management (CRM) vision that truly serves to enhance the customer experience, so many organizational leaders are trapped within their own understanding of what that vision entails. Consider the following statistic: of all CRM programs initiated, roughly 70 percent involve a great solution but a bad implementation plan, resulting in poor r 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.

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IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence


The IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence solution is designed to help your company create personalized, relevant experiences with a focus on driving new revenue. It enables you to deliver optimized and relevant actions at the point of impact to enhance customer experiences and grow revenue.

customer competition  Predictive Customer Intelligence The IBM Predictive Customer Intelligence solution is designed to help your company create personalized, relevant experiences with a focus on driving new revenue. It enables you to deliver optimized and relevant actions at the point of impact to enhance customer experiences and grow revenue. Read More