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The Forrester Wave: Midmarket Sales Force Automation
If you’re evaluating customer relationship management or sales force automation software, this Forrester report is a must-read. Featuring ratings on eight

forrester wave  Forrester Wave: Midmarket Sales Force Automation If you’re evaluating customer relationship management or sales force automation software, this Forrester report is a must-read. Featuring ratings on eight leading vendors based on over 150 criteria, the report is valued at over $795 (USD). Get your free copy from Maximizer Software, top-ranked in Forrester’s “current offerings” in areas such as product functionality breadth, setup, usability, integration, and cost.

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The Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009


Business performance management (BPM) is a set of processes, frameworks, and systems for planning, measuring, communicating, and monitoring business results. In July 2009, Forrester conducted evaluations of 10 business performance solutions (BPS) vendors: Board International, Clarity Systems, Host Analytics, IBM Cognos, Infor, Longview Solutions, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Tagetik. Find out what they learned.

forrester wave  Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009 Business performance management (BPM) is a set of processes, frameworks, and systems for planning, measuring, communicating, and monitoring business results. In July 2009, Forrester conducted evaluations of 10 business performance solutions (BPS) vendors: Board International, Clarity Systems, Host Analytics, IBM Cognos, Infor, Longview Solutions, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Tagetik. Find out what they learned. Read More

What-if Scenarios for Analyst Firm Mergers and Acquisitions


Now that Gartner is acquiring AMR, we cannot help but wonder what will be the next acquisition or merger in the business software research field. There are not so many companies doing business software research and analysis, so the number of permutations is quite low. Let’s look at some of them and what the end result would be. Gartner acquires Aberdeen and launches The Magic Axis (Magic

forrester wave  they decide to acquire Forrester , that would be the Magic Wave (Magic Quadrant + Forrester Wave). Aberdeen and Forrester will probably not merge or acquire one another because the Axis Wave simply doesn’t sound right. To avoid any COMMfusion , ITI and ITTI could merge and form ITTTI. After US President Obama's visit to China, Maverick China Research and the Yankee Group might merge, forming the strongest analyst firm in the world, which will slowly acquire all competitors.  And finally, firms like Read More

As Hype Becomes Reality, a Radio Frequency Identification Ecosystem Emerges Part Two: The Middleware Dilemma, Partnerships, and What Next?


Given the pressures on radio frequency identification (RFID) middleware vendors, pure-play middleware suppliers will likely either diversify or get absorbed by larger companies. All RFID vendors, regardless of category, will tend to form partnerships to hasten time to market.

forrester wave  middleware, is especially vulnerable. Forrester Research defines middleware as the platforms for managing RFID data and routing it between tag readers or other auto identification devices and enterprise systems and places emphasis on its functionality, which includes the following. Reader and device management Data management Integration with applications Process management Packaged content and delivery RFID middleware is currently at the eye of the storm, and expectations are high as RFID middleware Read More

CRM is Busting Out Of Its Britches: Operational, Analytical, and Collaborative CRM Are Born


Back in the early 90’s, ‘CRM’ wasn’t even a trendy acronym. You had a few players thinking beyond 'stovepipe' enterprise applications, but not much beyond. Fast forward to 2001. CRM has gotten fat, and the fatter it gets, it becomes more difficult to understand, more expensive to buy, more difficult to implement, and less likely to satisfy - either buyers of the software or their customers. Keep your eye on the ball: your customers, and your business.

forrester wave  smaller chunks. According to Forrester Research, for most companies, it's not a question of whether to CRM or not to CRM: Forrester says that 47% of all companies are considering CRM, and 37% are in the implementation phase. Get in the ballgame, but play it one inning at a time. 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.

forrester wave  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

SOA From a Management Perspective: Part One


The big buzzword in enterprise-wide package software is service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA promises to solve a company's software ills, making life easier for information technology departments. This research note takes a look at this new architecture and highlights some concerns.

forrester wave  From a Management Perspective: Part One We have been hearing about service-oriented architecture (SOA) for some time. Now, major software players are starting to lay out their plans and strategies. Some are even willing to assign delivery dates. As a company, you cannot ignore SOA, since we are constantly told that, from a software perspective, it is the best thing since sliced bread or, to use an updated analogy, the TV remote control. Regardless of your views, chief information officers (CIOs) need Read More

Data-driven Design


Creating and maintaining a successful digital experience that drives business results requires the right research insight, design, technology, and ongoing optimization. Forrester conducted an online survey of 209 digital experience professionals in the US to evaluate current practices around Web site monitoring and digital experiences. Read about the adoption, benefits, and challenges of current data-driven design processes.

forrester wave  technology, and ongoing optimization. Forrester conducted an online survey of 209 digital experience professionals in the US to evaluate current practices around Web site monitoring and digital experiences. Read about the adoption, benefits, and challenges of current data-driven design processes. Read More

The Total Economic Impact of Conformiq Tool Suite


When Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact of Conformiq Tool Suite (CTS) for one large-scale user, the results were clear: a risk-adjusted 396% return on investment and 3.5-month payback period. With a new single framework for software testing, the user also improved test suite maintenance efficiency and gained agility in test model creation and modification. Learn more about the benefits CTS could bring to your company.

forrester wave  Conformiq Tool Suite When Forrester Consulting examined the total economic impact of Conformiq Tool Suite (CTS) for one large-scale user, the results were clear: a risk-adjusted 396% return on investment and 3.5-month payback period. With a new single framework for software testing, the user also improved test suite maintenance efficiency and gained agility in test model creation and modification. Learn more about the benefits CTS could bring to your company. Read More

Who Needs Warehousing Management and How Much Thereof?


The warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility. It now has to use virtually real-time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to hold excess inventory, and increase the flow of goods throughout the supply chain.

forrester wave  Needs Warehousing Management and How Much Thereof? Who Needs Warehousing and How Much Thereof? The warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility. It now has to use virtually real-time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to hold excess inventory, and increase the flow of goods throughout the supply chain. Therefore, because broader supply chain execution (SCE) software (with warehouse management at its core) can handle these complex requirements, postponing many light Read More

The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to develop new programs that can sustain the benefits of e-sourcing and “keep the weight off.” Find out how employing advanced sourcing strategies can help you positively impact product development cycles, build stronger supplier relationships, and make better decisions.

forrester wave  negotiation,conflict resolution management,leadership skills,negotiation strategy,effective communication,conflict resolution,conflict management,coaching techniques Read More

Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr


Internet company Yahoo! has entered into an agreement to acquire the Tumblr social blogging service. According to the official press release: Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business. David Karp will remain CEO. The product, service and brand will continue to be defined and developed separately with the same Tumblr

forrester wave  Acquires Tumblr Internet company Yahoo! has entered into an agreement to acquire the Tumblr social blogging service.  According to the official press release : Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business. David Karp will remain CEO. The product, service and brand will continue to be defined and developed separately with the same Tumblr irreverence, wit, and commitment to empower creators.  Or, in other words, Tumblr can go on Read More

CRM and Technological Solutions: Be the Customer


In CRM, and now e-CRM, its not about the technology, but about focusing on the locus of importance around which CRM applications grew; namely, the customer. Ignore him at your peril.

forrester wave  A recent study by Forrester Research in Cambridge, Mass., showed that 45 percent of companies surveyed are considering CRM projects, either full-blown or pilots, and 37 percent have installations under way or complete. These are Global 3500 firms, says Bob Chatham, an analyst at Forrester. Our study also shows a typical firm in this category will spend $15 million to $30 million per year on software and services to enhance the customer conversation. These are dramatic numbers. If you're your Read More

Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise


Today’s manufacturing supply chain is challenged with increasing quality mandates, cost reductions, and delivery improvements. Technology plays a key role in a company’s ability to build and manage an effective supply chain. Discover the next wave of innovative supply chain solutions, and find out how one manufacturer used them to reduce cost, lead times, and inventories throughout its entire supply chain.

forrester wave  Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise Suppliers can easily access and report statuses, certification levels, problem histories, quality performance reports and more over the internet. They can produce scorecards to track their performance against a set of key measurables such as quality, delivery, cost and delivery. These quality-based tools are integrated with problem controls, purchasing, shipping/receiving and other Plex Online modules. Source: Plex Systems Resources Related to Read More