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Sales Force Automation, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Training: A Fusion of Methodology and Technology
Many organizations find it challenging to adopt sales force automation and customer relationship management solutions. Formal sales training and the related

example of research methodology  sales force, through live examples. To the Point There may be many reasons for ineffective use of CRM or SFA solutions by a sales force. However, sales training programs can be catalysts for optimizing the CRM or SFA investment. It is vital to carefully analyze the sales person's selling methodology, the implied methodology of the tools, and the capacity of a sales vendor to either bridge the technologies, or craft a tailored program. One or more of these endeavors can reap significant improvements in

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Measuring the Business Value of IT


Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number of consistent, repeatable, and credible measurement methodologies that hold both business users and IT departments accountable. Compare four methodologies, and learn how adding one of them to your overall governance framework can improve your IT investment returns.

example of research methodology  Val IT Considerations And Example The heart of Val IT is the business case, an operational tool that must be continually updated throughout the economic life cycle of an investment and then used to support the ongoing implementation and execution of a program including its benefits realization. A business case is used initially at the individual program level to determine if it is strong enough to be evaluated at the portfolio level. At the portfolio level, the business case is evaluated against other Read More

The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.

example of research methodology  a company that, for example, generates $30 million in sales and $4.5 million in earnings, two training events per year represent an incredible 4.8 percent of annual earnings! Where else in the organization can your spend 1 percent of revenue or 4.8 percent of earnings without a business plan outlining the requirements and benefits, an action plan to track results, and some type of RFP with performance criteria issued to competing vendors? A twice annual sales training event approaches the total Read More

Production Management Research


Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets have become accessible to foreign manufacturers, who are able to perform well in their newly established territories in part due to their superior application of technology. In this light, most companies, including small and medium size, have embedded globalization in their expansion strategies, consistently seeking for new markets abroad. Consequently, local manufacturing companies are facing global competition, forcing them to adopt new concepts with respect to people, process and technologies. This document describes these approaches to production planning in detail as well outlines a software solution. The software solution (Production/3) combines both pull and push techniques and enables small to medium size organizations to fully automate their production system while retaining their investment in their legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

example of research methodology  industry was questioned. For example, with the help of JIT, Japanese manufacturers introduced superior products resulting in their dominance of global market in manufactured products industries. As a result, North American industry directed enormous amount of research resources towards the new production systems giving rise to a rich body of literature documenting various planning approaches. These approaches include: Push System (MRP, MRPII) Pull System (Kanban and Constant Work in Process - CONWIP) Read More

The Path to ERP for Small Businesses - Part 1: The Research


Most consultants agree that there are three stages that precede a software implementation project: research, evaluation, and selection. This three-part article will describe each of them, providing tips and real life examples that will help small businesses better understand what they need and how they can find the best product and vendor for them.

example of research methodology  your organization. Here’s an example of a simple workflow for picking and shipping: Figure 2 : An example of workflow for sales, picking, and shipping. The final step of the research process and the first one for the evaluation process is the search for business software vendors that might offer the right product that fits the needs of your company. The easiest way to do it is on the Internet, where you can find specialized Web sites describing the main vendors in specific industries or fields, and the Read More

Solomon Software: Breaking Away from Perception as “Best-of-Breed-Accounting” Vendor


Due to its late expansion into the ERP world, the company has been trailed by its reputation of a best-of-breed accounting software vendor. While Solomon has accelerated its schedule of new functionality, it will be hard pressed with tight “time-to-market” constraints.

example of research methodology  Software: Breaking Away from Perception as “Best-of-Breed-Accounting” Vendor Vendor Genesis Solomon Software, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of mid-market business applications exclusively optimized for Microsoft SQL Server on the Windows NT/2000 and BackOffice platforms. Founded in 1980, with headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, Solomon Software has been experiencing a steady growth over the last few years. It is a privately held company, with estimated revenues of $60 million in fiscal 1999. Read More

A Proven Methodology to Deliver Rapid Benefits from PLM


Rapid implementation is key to achieving rapid benefits. How can an industry that expects a slow return on investment speed up the process? Centric believes that customers should expect to see meaningful returns on product lifecycle management (PLM) investments within a product cycle, or four to six months. Learn the principles behind Centric’s rapid implementation methodology and how one customer reaped rapid benefits.

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Aberdeen Research Brief: Web Security in the Cloud-More Secure! More Compliant! Less Expensive!


This paper compares on-premise versus software-as-a-service (SaaS) hosted solutions for Web security. Through the comparison, you can see that there is research that suggests that hosted services are a better choice for compliance, security, and costs. If you’re an IT manager who is undecided about the SaaS model, this is a must-read.

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TEC Helps Major Paint Retailer Simplify Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology


Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, recently engaged the services of software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) to help it select an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to meet its growing needs.

example of research methodology  Helps Major Paint Retailer Simplify Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology TEC Helps Major Paint Retailer Simplify Its Software Evaluation and Selection Using TEC Methodology Kelly-Moore Paints Leverages TEC Selection Methodology to Help Select ERP System Read the Kelly-Moore Case Study Learn about TEC's Evaluation and Selection-Based Solutions Montreal, QC, November 26, 2007 - Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, recently engaged the services of Read More

Types of Video Conferencing


The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) video conferencing is on the rise, and there are a range of platforms and devices businesses use to communicate, with a growing number of protocols that make each of these interoperable. Read this detailed guide on several types of VoIP video conferencing solutions.

example of research methodology  of Video Conferencing The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) video conferencing is on the rise, and there are a range of platforms and devices businesses use to communicate, with a growing number of protocols that make each of these interoperable. Read this detailed guide on several types of VoIP video conferencing solutions. Read More

Impartial Research About Enterprise Software Is Hard to Find


A software selection project requires a well thought out plan that details what you need from a new or updated solution. The process often begins with careful research and determining and prioritizing your functional and technical software requirements. While doing your homework, you’ll no doubt come in contact with a plethora of vendor white papers and marketing collateral to help you grasp the

example of research methodology  the crowd. Here’s an example (based on TEC’s ERP for distribution evaluation model): This particular solution is dominant in both financials and distribution process management. It is less competitive with respect to retail and commerce functionality (offering a level of support that is slightly lower than the industry average). This doesn’t mean this is a so-called “weak” solution. On the contrary—if you’re a company in the distribution/logistics industry and specifically looking for a Read More

Four Guiding Rules for Structuring an eClinical Training Solution


Today, Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) and clinical service providers play an ever-increasing role across the value chain. The wave of eClinical solutions has prompted many such organizations to implement training management and qualification management programs to both employees and associated clinical research sites and physicians. Read this paper for four guiding rules for structuring an eClinical training solution.

example of research methodology  Guiding Rules for Structuring an eClinical Training Solution Today, Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) and clinical service providers play an ever-increasing role across the value chain. The wave of eClinical solutions has prompted many such organizations to implement training management and qualification management programs to both employees and associated clinical research sites and physicians. Read this paper for four guiding rules for structuring an eClinical training solution. Read More

Focus Research


Focus makes the world's business expertise available to everyone. At the heart of Focus is a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who are thought leaders, veteran practitioners and upstart innovators in hundreds of different topics and markets.

example of research methodology  Research Focus makes the world's business expertise available to everyone. At the heart of Focus is a network of thousands of leading business and technology experts who are thought leaders, veteran practitioners and upstart innovators in hundreds of different topics and markets. Read More

Montgomery Research


Montgomery Research publishes books, magazines, and websites, focusing on business and technology. The company’s topics include financial performance, supply chains, and mobile commerce.

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