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Customer relationship management (CRM) is more than a product@it’s a philosophy. That’s why, when it comes to CRM systems, it’s important to understand all the

example of construction proposals  order a product, for example, wouldn't it be beneficial to instantly know whether that customer's accounts are up to date? Although some CRM solutions offer patches to link back to an accounting system, others offer this seamless integration out of the box. The cost benefits of this approach are so great that some companies report an immediate ROI because they were able to get their application up and running without incurring the high costs of custom integration. Look for a CRM solution that provides

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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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From Shoestring Budget to Millions: The Road Ahead for an Enterprise Management Software Vendor


Indisputably, Deltek remains an enterprise applications vendor of choice for project-based businesses. With its recent capital infusion and product deliveries, it has taken some critical steps towards creating even more value for its customers.

example of construction proposals  commercial sector prospects. For example, while projects must be tracked and billed separately, and while services companies often need to run forecasts and what-if project scenarios (and to modify renegotiated total costs as a project evolves), they do not necessarily want to be encumbered with an additional set of stringent audit requirements for government contractors, which is Deltek's area of expertise. Some existing customers, especially of older Deltek products, might say that the system requires Read More

Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Four: Deltek's Differentiators


Deltek has focused on addressing the unique business needs of project-oriented organizations. Its product line has expanded from applications for managing the core back-office processes to the front-office and e-business of professional services and other project-based companies, of which many provide products and services under American Federal Government contracts.

example of construction proposals  in certain ways; for example, according to DCAA rules, labor costs must be recorded daily. Also, a contractor is required to keep track of several contracts simultaneously, to meet the rules for different types of contracts and to account for a number of indirect costs. Thus, of 8,000 Deltek customers, about 2,000 are federal contractors that account for more than 50 percent of the vendor's revenue. Nearly 4,000 additional customers are contractors working on state and local deals, while the remaining Read More

Sweet Spots and What-Nots: Enterprise Management Software Vendor Provides Notable Solutions


Deltek uses a wealth of standalone and bundled modules to target various markets, including professional services firms both domestically and internationally, as well as the full range of federal contractors and project-focused enterprises.

example of construction proposals  and team turnover. Another example of how a tight vertical fit works compared to generic solutions, in the construction segment, is the requirement of cost-plus contract accounting (one of a variety of methods for pricing and billing project work). A cost-plus project has a different set of requirements from a fixed-price contract, since in the first case, a services company wants to maximize billable hours, while in the latter case, the goal is to minimize them. While bolt-on features exist for Read More

Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Six: Challenges and User Recommendations


While we believe that the Deltek’s strategy to shore up its current install base and to target new related markets has been sound, one should never discount fierce competition given the market for enterprise application software has become a highly competitive and rapidly changing field.

example of construction proposals  third party tools). For example, BI Tools, including Impromptu and Power Play , are both licensed from Cognos Corporation, and the System1 report-writer and Intelligent Query are also licensed from a third party. Furthermore, in order to support Oracle, SQL Server, and Centura relational databases, Deltek Costpoint contains certain native router software licensed from Centura. Additionally, Deltek Costpoint customers must license applicable database software from Oracle, Centura, or Microsoft, either Read More

In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making


Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the desired balance of risk and reward. But enormous growth in a company’s size and operations adds complexity to decision-making processes. Learn about the five ingredients of good decision making, according to the responses of 154 executives in a global survey.

example of construction proposals  organisational behaviour, cited the example of a US firm’s Chinese subsidiary in which managers formally comply with an appraisal-based annual bonus system but construct the appraisal profiles retrospectively to fit decisions about bonuses made on different criteria. At a more strategic levels, differing cultural biases can impede important strategic discussions. Mr Becker, for example, notes that ABB’s policy of reviewing, and sometimes correcting, key decisions in the light of changing Read More

University of Kentucky Leveraging SAP HANA to Lead the Way in Use of Analytics in Higher Education




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Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

example of construction proposals  of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More

The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions


Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive during change.

example of construction proposals  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More

Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities


On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative (comp) sales functionality, available in Lawson release 7.3.2 scheduled for the Fall of 2000, enables retailers to easily maintain, analyze and report on comparative sales and other key business metrics.

example of construction proposals  metrics analyzer is another example of how Lawson continues to deliver technology solutions that meet the specific needs of retailers, said Robert Toatley, general manager, Retail Business Unit, Lawson Software. Leveraging better, faster information for decision-making throughout the enterprise provides retailers with a competitive advantage. e-Commerce is prompting unprecedented changes in business models and strategies. Lawson is responding with analytic capabilities that enable retailers to measure Read More

The Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness


To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area that shows significant potential for helping sales teams meet or exceed their goals is the effective alignment of sales process and technology. Executives looking to optimize performance should consider this approach to achieve their goals.

example of construction proposals  Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area that shows significant potential for helping sales teams meet or exceed their goals is the effective alignment of sales process and technology. Executives looking to optimize performance should consider this approach to achieve their goals. Read More

Oracle Announces Latest Release of Enterprise Manager 12c


Oracle announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with extended support of the latest version of Oracle Database 12c. The releases of Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 provide significant enhancements for organizations needing to manage large and complex database deployments, particularly in cloud environments. The new tools will be a great boon

example of construction proposals  Announces Latest Release of Enterprise Manager 12c Oracle announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with extended support of the latest version of Oracle Database 12c. The releases of Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 provide significant enhancements for organizations needing to manage large and complex database deployments, particularly in cloud environments. The new tools will be a great boon to IT department database administrators (DBAs) and provide a Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

example of construction proposals  As shown in the example estimates in figure 3.4, a ratio of .25 has been used for total annual costs related to ERP software. A phased implementation approach may mean that additional software must be purchased. A data collection system, for example, may be implemented as part of a second phase. Hardware. Ongoing hardware costs will reflect new requirements specified by the ERP vendor to run the software. External Assistance . External assistance should be used as part of a continuous improvement program Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System


Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results. Benefits have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

example of construction proposals  Using the already described example of $10 million manufacturer and typical benefits, and assuming 100,000 shares outstanding and an existing stock price of $30.00 per share, , the stock price exhibits the effects of an effective ERP, as figure 3.3 shows. With a price/earnings multiplier of six, the stock price for the example company could be increased from $30 to $58.80 per share. Figure 3.3 Calculating the potential stock appreciation   Before ERP After ERP Before tax profit $500,000.00 $980,000.00 Read More