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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. 

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Software Evaluation and Software Selection


Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an enterprise’s needs, what-if scenarios, and supporting graphics and reports are essential when making a software selection.

evaluation and selection methodologies  Evaluation and Software Selection It is daunting for corporate IT buyers to discern the true capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of a given enterprise application suite. Buyers'' project teams are inundated with marketing information from vendors struggling to differentiate themselves. Functional cross-over and software integration have caused product overlap and a lot of confusion in the market. Mergers and acquisitions are also creating problems, as companies cannibalize the competition to Read More

How Kelly Moore Paints Simplified Its ERP Software Evaluation and Selection


Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, was looking to consolidate all business activities into one company-wide platform. The challenge: it had only 10 months in which to complete the project—including requirements-gathering, evaluation and selection, and implementation. Find out how Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) helped Kelly-Moore take control of its software selection project.

evaluation and selection methodologies  Simplified Its ERP Software Evaluation and Selection TEC''s solutions, which include research comparison reports selection tools consulting services are driven by its powerful analysis engine, eBestMatch TM .Find the best enterprise resource planning solution based on your business needs. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to How Kelly Moore Paints Simplified Its ERP Software Evaluation and Selection : Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (Wikipedia) How Kelly Moore Paints Simplified Read More

The Path to ERP for Small Businesses, Part 2: Evaluation of ERP Software


If you’ve gone through the research phase while looking for ERP, the next major step is the evaluation process. At the end of it, you should have a shortlist of products that best fit your needs, which will be used in the final stage: the selection.

evaluation and selection methodologies  2 will describe the evaluation of the products available in the market to determine which one fits best for the needs and requirements defined during your research, which will help you create the shortlist that will be used to make the final decision. Once you have the list of main processes and the workflows that describe your business processes, you’re off to a very good start. Given a basic grasp of the different functional requirements for your ERP software, you can begin to evaluate ERP software Read More

Software Selection Processes-Accelerating Vendor Identification


Software selection is complex and time-consuming. Taking shortcuts or skipping steps in the process increases the risk of making the wrong choice. But attending a virtual trade show can accelerate the selection process, increase vendor interaction, and reduce this risk.

evaluation and selection methodologies  and evaluate responses. Software evaluation , where you prepare demonstration scripts, conduct and score demonstrations, perform gap analysis, refine pricing, conduct site visits and reference checks, perform pre-implementation planning, and negotiate and execute contracts. An analysis of the average duration of each phase of the software selection projects we''ve conducted produces the results shown here in Figure 1: Figure 1: Average duration of each phase of a software selection project. Software Read More

Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines


Poor measurement methods can take off millions or more from bottom lines, and contribute at least in part to project failures, corporate inefficiencies and poor technology selections. Industry wide, they have contributed to tens of billions of dollars of unnecessary costs. How do you avoid these expensive mistakes?

evaluation and selection methodologies  Scientist of the Technology Evaluation Center (TEC), was responsible for the scientific development of TESS, the software engine that drives the selection models developed by TEC research analysts. Dr. Robins has over twenty years of industry experience, and since 1995 has been instrumental at Arlington Software, the forerunner of TEC, in developing new mathematical algorithms which has led to patented methods of decision analysis and novel decision-making processes. These provide increased accuracy of Read More

The Vital Importance of Software Selection to the Enterprise


In great detail, Gabriel Gheorghiu, software selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software acquisition. Gabriel Gheorghiu was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013.

evaluation and selection methodologies  selection project manager, Technology Evaluation Centers, walks through the steps needed for successful software acquisition. Gabriel Gheorghiu was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More

The Art of Software Selection: What Would Buddha Do?


“Truth is one; paths are many.” - H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda Buddhism and software selection. Say what? Yes, you read that correctly. As an “aspiring Buddhist,” I’ve come to learn that Buddhist philosophy can find its way into virtually every aspect of one’s life. While ancient Buddhism still remains a mystery to many, it could certainly help shed some light on a few modern-day dilemmas

evaluation and selection methodologies  yourself by visiting TEC''s Evaluation Centers and start your “mindful” software selection today. Read More

PLM for the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report


Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.

evaluation and selection methodologies  the Retail Industry Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider capabilities. Covering everything in TEC''s Read More

Process Manufacturing (ERP) Software Evaluation Report


The process enterprise resource planning (ERP) Software Evaluation Report anticipates as many factors as possible to assist businesses in the process manufacturing field, which typically involves mixing, separating, forming, or performing chemical reactions (for example, paint manufacturers or refineries). The Software Evaluation Report includes criteria for determining batch control and reporting, formula and routing, and material management capabilities. It also provides information for other enterprise management modules such as human resources and financials.

evaluation and selection methodologies  Process Manufacturing (ERP) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider capabilities. Covering everything in Read More

Merchandising Systems Software Evaluation Report


Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record product performance, which allows buyers to purchase merchandise according to that information and to make accurate merchandise decisions. Moreover, retail systems have capabilities for tracking inventory, capturing sales data, and managing retail prices.

evaluation and selection methodologies  TEC''s Merchandising Systems Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider capabilities. Covering everything in Read More

An Overview of the Knowledge Based Selection Process


The TechnologyEvaluation.Com’s (TEC) Knowledge Based Selection Process is a multi-part comprehensive analysis of a vendor’s tactical, strategic and qualitative measures as compared to the specific business and technology needs of our clients.

evaluation and selection methodologies  objectives. An average technology evaluation takes into consideration only a small portion of the necessary criteria needed to adequately evaluate a potential vendor. By and large these criteria focus on functionality and technology and are vital to a potential acquisition, but they are primarily tactical in nature. At this stage of the process, a TEC specialist walks the project team through an overview of strategic market criteria such as the vendors'' ongoing service and support capabilities, their Read More

The 7 Deadly Sins of Software Selection


Q: How many doomsday prophets does it take to change a light bulb? A: None. The light is still on. “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “The Raptured. SURPRISE!” Thank you, thank you, don’t forget to tip the archangels, I’ll be here all week (according to best estimates). You may have heard recently about Harold Camping, the radio host who predicted that The Rapture would take

evaluation and selection methodologies  7 Deadly Sins of Software Selection Q: How many doomsday prophets does it take to change a light bulb? A: None. The light is still on . “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “The Raptured. SURPRISE!” Thank you, thank you, don’t forget to tip the archangels, I’ll be here all week (according to best estimates). You may have heard recently about Harold Camping , the radio host who predicted that The Rapture would take place May 21. Fun fact : Did you know that Harold Camping’s tribulations Read More

ERP Selection Guide for Small and Mid-Market Businesses


Every year, companies face the challenge of selecting new business software solutions. Whatever the reasons for the selection, there are basic criteria and cost considerations that companies must take into account. The goal is to compare several enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors against each other in terms of long-term cost and software quality. Learn more in this selection guide from Abas software.

evaluation and selection methodologies  Selection Guide for Small and Mid-Market Businesses Every year, companies face the challenge of selecting new business software solutions. Whatever the reasons for the selection, there are basic criteria and cost considerations that companies must take into account. The goal is to compare several enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors against each other in terms of long-term cost and software quality. Learn more in this selection guide from Abas software. Read More

How to Kill Your Software Selection Project in 10 Very Easy Steps


Want to join the ranks of the hapless and the crushed? Want to become an oft-cited statistic in software selection horror stories? Here’s how, in 10 easy steps. 1. Fail to get user buy-in. Users, bless their souls, just won’t use an application they don’t want to use. Especially if they feel it’s been foisted on them by a team who doesn’t understand their needs. The result

evaluation and selection methodologies  conduct a thorough software evaluation. I recommend you carefully consider each step of the process, from requirements-gathering to go-live, and ensure every stakeholder is aware of—and respects—the key project milestones. 9. Compare apples to oranges So one product spits out reports only on Tuesdays during months ending in “R” or “Y.” And the other will get you stats whenever Britney Spears’ publicist issues an unspun press release. Which one are you going to choose? Make sure your Read More

Seeking Vendors, the Early Part of Selection


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evaluation and selection methodologies  to identify vendors for evaluation, you still have to come up with a few high-level criteria. 1) Some companies look into a few of the large, well-known vendors because they''re well-known. 2) Some companies hear what their competitors or partners have implemented and figure that''s a good place to start (or eliminate, depending on how the story goes). 3) Other companies search the Web, looking into what Google spits out. The first example you might address as criteria about market share . Vendors that Read More