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Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies
Business intelligence (BI) is not a new concept. What’s new is that BI tools are now accessible for midsize companies. Managers can use BI to analyze complex

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success


Quote-to-order (Q2O) systems can address the increasing demand for personalized and customized products. Complex product specification, quoting, and ordering processes—as well as the software applications catering to those processes—can benefit from the use of the Web, collaboration tools, and lean thinking.

datawarehouse proposals  to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success One of Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC's) series of articles focused on an emerging class of front-office e-business and customer relationship management (CRM) applications aimed at managing what is being termed the lead-to-order, configure, price, quote (CPQ), or quote-to-order (Q2O) set of processes in the complex multichannel sales environment (see Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration ). This software Read More

ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part One: Event Summary


Users increasingly look for an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for a specific business, since software that combines industry-specific functionality with the flexibility to accommodate each company's unique processes goes a long way toward improving the functional fit and the speed of implementation.

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Not All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS Part One: Event and Market Impact


Recent QRS' announcement that it has terminated its agreement to merge with JDA Software, while, in a separate announcement, it stated that it will be acquired by Inovis for a $16 million (USD) higher price, might have more ramifications for JDA than merely an "unrequited love".

datawarehouse proposals  All Acquisitions Happen: JDA and QRS Part One: Event and Market Impact Event Summary In mid-July, JDA Software Group Inc . (NASDAQ: JDAS), a prominent global provider of integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain with over 4,500 customers, and QRS Corporation (NASDAQ: QRSI), a leading provider of collaborative commerce and trading community building solutions, with nearly 10,000 retail and manufacturing customers, announced a definitive agreement for JDA to acquire QRS as Read More

Reaching the Peak of CMMI: How Fast Can You Climb?


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SpringCM and SteelBrick Partner to Accelerate Sales Cycles


At the Salesforce1 World Tour event in Chicago, SpringCM, a content cloud services provider, and SteelBrick, a provider of easy-to-use configure, price, quote (CPQ) apps for salesforce.com customers, announced the delivery of an integrated application that aims to accelerate quote-to-cash sales cycles.

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Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 1: Recent Announcements


Having stemmed the tide of losses and returned to profitability in 2001, will in 2002 market witness Baan's return to former ERP stardom given the company's recent product enhancements, new partnerships and customer base retention/expansion initiatives?

datawarehouse proposals  Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 1: Recent Announcements Event Summary In its bid to return to its erstwhile short-lived glory, Baan , the resurrected global provider of collaborative enterprise business solutions and a unit of the Invensys Software Systems (ISS) division of Invensys plc, the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, has lately blitzed the market with a number of announcements. The most prominent amongst these were: Deliveries of vertically focused solutions Read More

Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.


A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly affect a vendor’s chance of winning a contract. And we thought those university professors didn’t know much about the real world!

datawarehouse proposals  Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. Overview Like most Associate Professors, Dr. Daniel Berleant has to apply for funding to support his research and graduate students. So he writes proposals. Naturally he wins some and he loses some. Being a scientist, after all, he wondered whether there were factors beyond the content of the proposals that affected the chances of success. So he did a study, which was published in the Communications of the ACM , a leading professional journal. Read More

Collaborative Commerce: ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: IFS - Part 1 of 2


IFS arrived over five years ago on U.S. shores, with a Christmas-bag full of software components that run from the front-office to back-office and back again. They’re here to play, to get recognized, and win some big Collaborative Commerce engagements. We’ll see if they’ve got the stuff to do it.

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Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


It’s no longer acceptable for salespeople to respond to customers’ inquiries with “I’ll get back to you.” In the time it takes to respond, a competitor with stronger product knowledge, customized proposals, or better pricing will win your business. Find out how to provide your salespeople with the ability to explain complex manufacturing processes and other key factors—before you lose your sales to your competitors.

datawarehouse proposals  3-D for Sales Automation TEC's method of software evaluation enables decision makers to mitigate the risks associated with enterprise software selection, and to calculate the suitability of products in keeping with user requirements and priorities. TEC's analysts write IT white papers about sales automation, CRM, ERP, etc. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation : Automation (Wikipedia) Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation Sales Reps is also Read More

Technical Staff Management Systems for the Aviation Industry


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datawarehouse proposals  Staff Management Systems for the Aviation Industry Introduction In the airline industry, the every day activities of fleet maintenance can be divided into two large areas: scheduled maintenance (or major maintenance) and line maintenance. In scheduled maintenance, personnel management is not as complicated as in line maintenance. Traditionally, scheduled maintenance has a fixed number of days to perform maintenance activities, while line maintenance only has a few hours at night and often a few Read More

Cincom Asserts Expertise In CRM For Complex Manufacturers


Cincom’s latest CRM product release offers a compelling value proposition for many ‘to order’ manufacturing enterprises. While it is a product that may raise the bar in its target markets, the competitive offering is not exactly a pushover.

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CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software


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datawarehouse proposals  For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software The Situation The software needs of the complex manufacturing industry require functional products bundled with rapid implementation resulting in quick Return-on-Investment (ROI). Complex manufacturers produce products that are of high variation, have complex features and options, and vary in end-user configuration. They consequently invest significant dollars in product design and have lengthy sales and manufacturing business processes, Read More

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