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Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers' and Manufacturers' Sakes): An Executive Panel Discussion
My recent blog series on the JDA FOCUS 2010 user conference focused primarily on JDA Software’s strategy and product roadmap on the heels of its recent

executive s op  and Manufacturers' Sakes): An Executive Panel Discussion My recent blog series on the JDA FOCUS 2010 user conference focused primarily on JDA Software ’s strategy and product roadmap on the heels of its recent acquisition of i2 Technologies . But FOCUS 2010 was reportedly the largest vendor’s conference ever, with more than 1,700 registered attendees, more than 100 customer presentations, and nearly 300 total sessions. Now, I concur with  ARC Advisory Group ’s Steve Banker with regard to his

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM 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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Discussing the S&OP State of Affairs with Logility’s Karin Bursa


My recent exhaustive series of articles on sales @ operations planning (S@OP) entitled “APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S@OP Coming of Age?” and the related blog post entitled “Linking S@OP and CPFR (For Retailers and Manufacturers Sake): An Executive Panel Discussion” have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback. But even more, this prolonged exposure on the S@OP

executive s op  and Manufacturers Sake): An Executive Panel Discussion”  have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback. But even more, this prolonged exposure on the S&OP topic has resulted with an offer from  Kinaxis to join the guest interview series on the Kinaxis blog  on the same topic. Prior to my participation, Kinaxis had published nearly a dozen blog posts from a series of expert guests (i.e., “a who's who in S&OP”) including Lora Cecere of Altimeter Group , Coco Crum of Oliver Wight , Tom Wallace of Read More

S&OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise


Today’s businesses must be able to swiftly respond to the constant changes emerging across their global global supply chains and fulfillment networks to improve operational efficiency. Follow TEC analyst P.J. Jakovljevic and Kinaxis expert Trevor Miles on a discussion on the role of S&OP and how a response management solution enables multi-enterprise visibility, collaborative what-if analysis, and on-the-fly decisions.

executive s op  and Manufacturers’ Sake): An Executive Panel Discussion ,” for which it received much interest and valuable feedback from both the end-user and vendor communities.   Vendors’ S&OP Experts Continue to Speak Out The simple fact remains that analysts, pundits, and consultants are not the only S&OP/IBP experts in the market. Therefore, TEC sought to pose similar questions to renowned vendor staffers, giving them the opportunity to voice their opinions and establish their expertise. Karin Bursa, the Read More

Infor Joins the S&OP Fray


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APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 4


Part 1 of this series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, and my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that its main value proposition this year revolved around the

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7 Things Every Executive Should Know About Telecom Expenses


Most enterprises waste millions of dollars annually by not managing their telecom spend in a standardized, centralized, more accurate way. Having ballooned up to being in the top four overall expenses of the entire company, telecom expense management (TEM) is something you should put on your radar—sooner than later. Find out why your telecom expenses are rising, and how you can work globally to reduce them.

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Attensity Social Analytics Suite


Attensity’s suite of social analytics and engagement applications is built on Attensity's text analytics platform and offers organizations the key capabilities they need to leverage customer conversations as a business asset.  

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Delving into the Facts Behind the ERP Vendor Market’s Self-Ascribed Answer for ‘Businesses Living IN Change’ ™ -An Interview with UNIT4’s Product Marketing Executive


Rather than pursuing the usual route of writing analyses of major market trends, I’ve decided to ask vendors about their opinions and approaches. UNIT4 has joined the discussion on the topic of its current state of affairs.

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Executive Report: the New CFO Challenge


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The Need and Value of a CIO Coach


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Executive Guide to Internal Data Theft: Why You’re at Risk


With your Internet and e-mail gateways largely secured against external hackers, most security breaches are now occurring within your network. But why should this issue be placed above the many other IT and governance concerns vying for your attention? Well, where would you be if your closest competitors suddenly had your latest technical blueprints—or if your customers all cancelled their accounts thanks to a data leak?

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