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Using BI and BPM to Address the Information Challenges of Midsize Companies
Business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) are two disciplines that become critical as companies progress through the midsize stage

format of a request of information  BPM to Address the Information Challenges of Midsize Companies TEC's solutions, which include research comparison reports selection tools consulting services are driven by its powerful analysis engine, eBestMatch. Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Resources Related to Using BI and BPM to Address the Information Challenges of Midsize Companies : Business Intelligence (BI) (Wikipedia) Business Process Management (BPM) (Wikipedia) Using BI and BPM to Address the Information Challenges of Midsize

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Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template

OS and Application Services, Support Services, Consulting, Implementatation, and Reselling, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Customization Services, Development Services, Security Services, License Support and Applicability, Training and Community Participation, High-Level Market Characteristics 

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CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge


Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and technical requirements and second, identifying the vendors that best match their requirements. This article will focus on determining the functionality and technology required to enable business processes, and how to compare vendor offerings once those requirements have been documented.

format of a request of information  in a structured electronic format that can be easily used to compare results are a few of the problems. Even selection teams that have the foresight to avoid these problems are usually left with simple MS Excel or MS Access based tools to compare the results. These tools often lack the ability to do sophisticated analysis such as identifying and quantifying gaps between vendor offerings and the company's requirements. During the demonstration phase vendors are left to give their own canned demonstrations Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 3: From R to Z


CRM. C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part three of a three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most of the common CRM phraseology. Here, in alphabetical order, we continue the Lexicon of CRM

format of a request of information  RFI - Request For Information . A formal document sent by a customer to a vendor asking for specific information about their product or line of products. It's usually the first salvo in several rounds of information gathering by customers in the vendor selection process. RFQ - Request For Quote . A formal document sent by a customer to a vendor asking them to put together a product and service package, with prices, for the customer to consider accepting and ultimately buying. RMA - Returned Materials Read More

Project Management Communication: Developing a Plan (Part 2 Of 3)


Frequently when project teams convene to discuss post-project reviews, project team members feel that if communication had been better, the project would have gone smoother. The reason communication in project management is crucial is because it can impact a project’s success, and it is very important that project managers use the right types of communication during a project.Types of

format of a request of information  members. The type of information to post on the web site includes team members’ names, title, photo, and if possible, a brief bio. Other items to include are the scope of the project, the charter work breakdown schedule (charter WBS), and the various phases of the project life cycle, including deliverables, milestones, and responsible parties. Project templates, an organizational change management plan, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and quality assurance (QA) documents and schedule should also be Read More

The Lexicon of CRM - Part 1: From A to I


C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part one of three-part article to provide explanation and meaning for most of the common CRM phraseology. Here, in alphabetical order, is the Lexicon of CRM.

format of a request of information  the data (organization, summarization, formatting, etc.). Collaborative CRM - Those pieces of CRM software that interact directly with the customer. Typically refers to web components, like web conferencing, web forms handling, automated email handling, and unified message handling and intelligent message routing; web assistance tools such as Live Chat facilities, and Voice over IP (VoIP), and collaborative web browsing. For more details, see the Article CRM is Busting Out of It's Britches: Operational, Read More

Bank of America


Bank of America is a multinational banking and financial services company. It has a retail banking footprint that covers approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population and serves approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships at 5,600 banking centers and 16,200 automated teller machines (ATMs).

format of a request of information  of America Bank of America is a multinational banking and financial services company. It has a retail banking footprint that covers approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population and serves approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships at 5,600 banking centers and 16,200 automated teller machines (ATMs). Read More

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Stockgroup Information Systems


Stockgroup includes accountability, integrity and open communication, within its set of core values, to achieve its objectives of being a financially strong and profitable business. That's why when it came time to replacing its CRM system to better manage accounts, schedules, sales forecasting, and marketing, Stockgroup selected Maximizer Enterprise as its CRM solution of choice - an easier to use system with a lower TCO.

format of a request of information  Information Systems Stockgroup includes accountability, integrity and open communication, within its set of core values, to achieve its objectives of being a financially strong and profitable business. That's why when it came time to replacing its CRM system to better manage accounts, schedules, sales forecasting, and marketing, Stockgroup selected Maximizer Enterprise as its CRM solution of choice - an easier to use system with a lower TCO. Read More

Extending COBOL to SOA, Web Services, and Beyond: A Look at the Architecture with a Mainframe Perspective


In the rush to explore the “next big thing” in software technology, it’s easy to forget the huge investment you’ve already made in mainframe assets. These assets have performed the business functions that they were designed for, but it’s OK to remain open to new solutions too. By leveraging existing assets while moving to a service-based architecture, you can extend your existing business resources while saving money.

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CitiXsys iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report


CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

format of a request of information  iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

A Buyer's Guide to Choosing a Mobile Marketing Platform


Engagement is the key to mobile user retention. But many marketers don’t have the right marketing platform to give them the insights to optimize in-app experiences to prompt purchases and other conversions. This guide outlines what mobile marketing means today, the growing monetization trends, and the “must-haves” in choosing a mobile marketing vendor (plus, there’s a checklist!).

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Brewing Up a Better Schedule for a Product with Many Variables


For the coffee producer Mother Parkers, scheduling coffee production across two plants was an ever-increasing challenge. Mother Parkers decided to take proactive steps toward consolidating its day-to-day scheduling data by engaging Supply Chain Consultants (SCC) to help. SCC applied its scheduling algorithms to improve schedule attainment, visibility, and stability—exactly what Mother Parkers needed.

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Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information


Metagenix’ MetaRecon reverse engineers metadata information by examining the raw data contained in the source(s) rather than depending on the data dictionaries of the existing legacy systems (which are often incorrect). Other unique Metagenix approaches include an "open book" policy, which includes publishing product price lists on their web site and complete access to company officials, including CEO and President Greg Leman. According to Mr. Leman, "we’re pathologically honest".

format of a request of information  Reverse Engineers Data Into Information Metagenix Reverse Engineers Data Into Information M. Reed - February 15, 2001 Event Summary Metagenix, Inc. has designed its flagship product, MetaRecon to, as they put it, Decipher Your Data Genome . The product reverse engineers all of the metadata ( data about data ) from data sources and generates information that is very helpful to developers in designing specifications for a new data store, and assists greatly in preparing for cleansing and transformation of Read More

Antidot Information Search and Access Solutions


Antidot provides ready-to-use solutions for information search and access that are tailored to the specific needs of content publishers, e-merchants, and business organizations. Read the brochure and see how these software solutions have enhanced the value of the vendor’s customers’ information assets and improved their operational performance.

format of a request of information  Information Search and Access Solutions Antidot provides ready-to-use solutions for information search and access that are tailored to the specific needs of content publishers, e-merchants, and business organizations. Read the brochure and see how these software solutions have enhanced the value of the vendor’s customers’ information assets and improved their operational performance. Read More