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Managing the Overflow of E-mails
Only effective e-mail management, together with records management and policies for employees on how to manage their e-mails, will help organizations deal with

example quotation letters  with an RM solution. Examples include EMC/Documentum 's acquisition of Legato, a provider of e-mail archiving products, and IBM 's integration with iLumen , a provider of enterprise message management tools. Knowing What to Store Storing e-mails or any other kind of data is not problematic for organizations. The cost of extra storage space has decreased significantly over the last decade. The problem is knowing which e-mail content to store and preserve, and which to destroy. Organizations need to set

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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.

example quotation letters  industry is another great example of creating value via mass customization. While the ordinary, corner-store filter coffee still generally costs $ 0.99 (USD) a pop, a highly customized cup of coffee can easily amount to several bucks (or 50 cents per syllable, anecdotally). Those who prefer an extra-hot, half-decaf, triple-shot, vente , sugar-free, low-fat milk, vanilla, extra-foamy dry latte know all about this. Furthermore, personal computer (PC) industry leaders are also moving from selling Read More

Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Two: Future Direction


Made2Manage focused on enriching the software ownership experience for its customers--to the point where they sometimes even volunteer to influence prospective buyers.

example quotation letters  As possibly the best example that generic ERP software systems fail to account for the unique issues facing plastics processors at the quotation stage, The Bag and Film Quoter feature in TMM by Made2Manage Systems recognizes that each processing type within the wider plastics arena has its own specific functionality requirements. The feature was designed specifically for companies requiring a detailed quotation tool that can accurately combine the processing costs of blown extrusion, slitting, Read More

Quote-to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application


Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded

example quotation letters  to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded like this: even though activities from quoting to or Read More

Case Study: Siemens Slashes Quotation Time from Eight Weeks to Less Than Ten Minutes


Siemens, Europe’s largest electronics and engineering company, is also a leading supplier of energy technology. But while Siemens leads the way in sustainable energy production, producing customer quotes for its gas turbine units wasn’t such a smooth process. The company needed to streamline product configuration and quote production to save both time and money. The answer came in the form of configuration software from Tacton. Read up on the benefits achieved.

example quotation letters  Study: Siemens Slashes Quotation Time from Eight Weeks to Less Than Ten Minutes Siemens, Europe’s largest electronics and engineering company, is also a leading supplier of energy technology. But while Siemens leads the way in sustainable energy production, producing customer quotes for its gas turbine units wasn’t such a smooth process. The company needed to streamline product configuration and quote production to save both time and money. The answer came in the form of configuration software Read More

Why Systems Fail - The Dead-end of Dirty Data


If your data does not reflect reality, the system can never be effective. In today’s world of collaboration, showing a trading partner dirty data is giving them the wrong message and tearing down the trust called for in a collaborating partnership.

example quotation letters  case of our inventory example, one of the potentially many transactions that change the on-hand data could have been inaccurate. For example, a receipt may have had an incorrect quantity. Alternatively, the physical act may have been flawed, for example, an order called for 100 units to be picked, the transaction may have been recorded as 100 but the physical picking resulted in more or less than 100 being picked. Perhaps worse, when the material was placed in a location within the warehouse, the Read More

Lose the Starry-Eyes, Analyze:An Ideal Customer for Relevant INFIMACS


This is an example, using Relevant Business Systems, of how you can use the TEC ERP Evaluation Center's WebTESS tool to locate vendors that consider your company their ideal candidate.

example quotation letters  for Relevant. If, for example, your company will not need its system to address personnel management or benefit management, but does need it to take care of payroll management then the Relevant solution might initially look like a good fit for your company. Suppose your company is seeking a solution that offers excellent support for payroll management but does not need any of the other features under the human resources criterion. In Relevant's case, you will notice that every rating in the Earnings and Read More

Profit Optimization - Can We Possibly Argue With The Objective?


The "why" of Profit Optimization is easy? The objective is to increase profits and we can all agree on that objective. The "how" of Profit Optimization is not so easy. The seemingly simple solutions are dependent upon each other and many more variables. Profit Optimization is not a simple objective; it is a very complex objective.

example quotation letters  of it. The best-known example of Profit Optimization is the airlines. The variables that most control profits are the load factor (the percentage of seats with passengers) and the average revenue per seat. These variables are continually monitored with the price per seat being continually modified to meet the objective of the maximum profit for that flight. The why of Profit Optimization is easy? The objective is to increase profits and we can all agree on that objective. The how of Profit Read More

Analyst / SCT Share Vision at SCT User Conference


The SCT User Conference featured industry analysts from Gartner Group, AMR Research and Meta Group each sharing its vision for the future of enterprise systems with the audience. Customers, in special interest groups and in presentations discussed their success with SCT’s products. SCT showed both their existing product set plus their vision for the future with a series of product announcements and prototypes of future products.

example quotation letters  SCT's target markets, for example food and CPG. These relationships include distributors, brokers, agents, channel partners, logistics providers and retailers. The product in question will be later this year. An array of customers presented their experience with SCT products, including Coca Cola , Safeway , Miller Brewing , Cargill , Basic American Foods and others. These presentations covered ERP, SCM and e-business success stories. Some customers use the entire SCT product suite, but many use portions, Read More

Benchmarking: How Am I Really Performing?


Benchmarking, as defined by the dictionary, is "a standard against which something can be measured or assessed." But what is benchmarking? What does it do? Why should I do it? What do I benchmark? And how can it help me?

example quotation letters  not absolute numbers. For example, imagine if we told you that a good sales benchmark is $900,000. What would that tell you if you were operating a small store with only 800 square feet of selling space? It is almost impossible for a store that size to achieve sales of $900,000! A more realistic number for an 800-square-foot store would be sales of $400,000. So using the total sales number is really not a very good idea. A better way is to make the measure more fair is by using sales per square foot. Read More

Advice Regarding Exempt Employees’ Salaries And Discipline


Periodically the US Department of Labor (DOL) issues opinion letters which can be official rulings or interpretations regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Recently, the DOL issued two letters regarding deducting damages from exempt employees’ salaries and requiring exempt employees to work a certain schedule or make up hours. But what do they mean for you as an employer?

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Is There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers?


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Successful Cross-channel Retailing: 4 Concepts to Master


Savvy retailers know that it’s not enough to simply develop different retail channels. You need to make sure they all work together to deliver a seamless and satisfying customer experience. In his latest article, TEC analyst Philippe Reney covers the four major components of a successful cross-channel retailing strategy

example quotation letters  your objectives. A good example of channel roadmapping is Amazon, a giant of e-tailing and master of long tail retailing. The organization is rumored to be planning to open a physical location (just one for the time being, as a test). The rationale for this decision primarily concerns its proprietary Kindle-brand e-book readers and tablet devices. Amazon entered the market of low-cost tablets in support of its app store and distribution of e-content. The Kindle Fire is a highly interactive device and, Read More

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In 2009, I attended two Gartner Summit events: the Gartner Business Process Management (BPM) Summit in March in San Diego; and Gartner Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Summit in September in Scottsdale. I not only saw a number of same vendors at both events, but both events also had many similar themes, such as customer service, workflow automation, business processes

example quotation letters  Telecommunications are a good example in this regard, where the processes are built around activities and issues such as billing, fraud detection , and equipment management, and these companies are pondering how better to organize around bringing aboard a new customer. Consider, for example, the process of signing up for a digital subscriber line (DSL)  service. The customer calls into the contact center, which confirms the customer order, thereby touching the provisioning system. Then, the agent Read More

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