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To Earth Business Software Down To Earth Business Software is a comprehensive suite of integrated business applications designed to address the requirements of the general accounting, wholesale distribution, and light manufacturing industries for small and mid-sized companies. The company''s products automate financial and operational processes.
What Could Process Manufacturers Do Better in PLM?
Part 1 of my recent blog series, Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set, established that the product lifecycle
the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set , established that the product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (i.e., food & beverage, life sciences, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.) has not been well-defined as compared to its counterparts in the discrete widgets manufacturing and fashion (apparel) industry segments. Indeed, the process PLM solution market is currently a mosaic of established generic PLM providers and a
Why CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy
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Smart Investment in a down Economy Is it really possible to grow your company during an economic downturn—and still cut costs? Fortunately, the answer is yes—and there''s no better way to do it than with the right customer relationship management (CRM) software. By its very nature, CRM is one of the only technologies that can both increase your company''s revenues and reduce its costs . And that''s a pretty good combination during tough economic times. Find out more about why CRM is such a smart and
Web Traffic Numbers Down? Don''t Count On It!
News sources are reporting that September Web traffic was down. This seems to be a case of putting too much weight to too little data.
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When it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture?
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the right architecture? Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one (corporate users) or tier two members (retail sales team), then you don’t have the right architecture in place. And that means you don’t have the right demand intelligence (DI) solution. Read on to learn about what''s important in a demand intelligence architecture strategy and how to choose the right DI architecture
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Standing Up in a Down Economy: Six Strategies for Improving Operations and Profits , you will get six winning approaches to survive the current downturn and propel your operation into a successful future. You''ll learn the three most profitable lessons for a distributor how to reduce costs and add customer value with customer portals how to get customer payments in quickly with an evaluated receipt settlement (ERS) system how to effectively differentiate yourself from the competition why carrying less
Social Networks: How They''re Turning CRM Upside Down
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They''re Turning CRM Upside Down Social networking has collided with customer relationship management, and it s turning the relationship between businesses and their customers upside down. Today, businesses are using social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace or, as is the case with Procter & Gamble, developing their own social networks, to …
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New business analytics solutions are bringing large-enterprise solutions and benefits down to the medium-size business’s level. They are exceptionally
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Drive down cost? What does that really mean in a supply chain world?
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