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Dreamforce 2010: Of Cloud Proliferation - Part 1
Dreamforce, salesforce.com’s annual user conference, has over the past several years become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture

gartner pivotal  Force.com, but in 2009 Gartner estimated that Force.com had over 1,000 customers. Not too shabby, but not exceptional either, as measured in salesforce.com’s aforementioned growth standards and aspirations. One of the reasons for the platform’s somewhat subdued adoption could be its proprietary and esoteric nature. Namely, although Oracle and Microsoft are proprietary technologies too, Java and the .NET Framework languages have respectively reached the mainstream. To give salesforce.com credit, the Read More

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Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration
Quote-to-order systems include quotation management and pricing configuration solutions. Pricing configuration engines automate pricing and quoting processes

gartner pivotal  selling systems (ISSs) by Gartner , and they are defined as the integration of a marketing encyclopedia system, sales configuration system, proposal generation system, and order management system under a common UI. ISSs are used to streamline and enhance the selling process. With an ISS, a salesperson can sit with the customer and pull up data to prove product value, configure a quote, and create a proposal, and then turn the proposal into an order and book it. In summary, Q2O software bundles enable Read More
How to Choose the Right Hosted CRM Solution for You
How can you get the most out of a customer relationship management (CRM) solution while reducing operating costs and increasing overall profitability? By

gartner pivotal  deployment. A study by Gartner Inc., which looked at the total cost of ownership of enterprise applications, found that 80 percent of the cost of deploying and maintaining on-premise applications is not due to licensing, but to additional costs related to hardware and administration of the software. But that's not all. According to Gartner Inc., through 2010, on-demand CRM will provide as much as 10 to 13 percent lower five-year total cost of ownership than on-premise software for moderately complex CRM Read More
The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series provided a lengthy discussion about business process management’s (BPM's) necessary parts and parcels, and the software category’s

gartner pivotal  keynote presentation at the Gartner BPM Summit in San Diego . His theme was “Don’t just Survive… Capitalize.” Trefler begun by reminding the audience that in today’s turbulent economy we are all “not in Kansas anymore” and may just need some ruby slippers to find our way back home to profitability. If you have 14 minutes to spare, you can re-capture the spirit of the event here . In the main part of his presentation in Part 2 , Trefler maintained that to follow the Yellow Brick Road, Read More
Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation
It’s no longer acceptable for salespeople to respond to customers’ inquiries with “I’ll get back to you.” In the time it takes to respond, a competitor with

gartner pivotal  spent eight years with Gartner and worked for the US Federal Trade Commission as an antitrust investigator, performing analyses of IT vendors and markets. Throughout his career, he has led best-practice workshops on technology procurement in Europe and North America, and negotiated software licensing agreements for Global 1000 enterprises and government agencies. Christina Park is a senior research analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers. She has nearly ten years of international IT experience in Read More
Teradata 2013 Partners Conference: Interview with Michele Chambers, Revolution Analytics
BI Analyst Jorge Garcia interviews Michele Chambers, Chief Strategy Officer and VP of Product Management & Marketing at Revolution Analytics, live on the show

gartner pivotal  2013 Partners Conference: Interview with Michele Chambers, Revolution Analytics BI Analyst Jorge Garcia interviews Michele Chambers, Chief Strategy Officer and VP of Product Management & Marketing at Revolution Analytics, live on the show floor at the 2013 Teradata Partners Conference. Listen and find out about the pivotal role of partners and integrators in Revolution’s growth strategy, how big data is inverting BI’s traditional math-beats-data formula, and how roles for BI and data profession Read More
The Blessing & Curse of SharePoint’s “Grandma’s Attic” - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed the runaway success and genesis of Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). The article outlined

gartner pivotal  integrated content archiving tools. Gartner recommends that if the involved group in question works with content that plays a role in any regulated process or if the business users believe that the content will become business records in SharePoint, then they should get the legal or compliance departments involved when they are setting up their sites. Gartner suggest the following sensible SharePoint sites governance guidelines: Inventory all sites/repositories and identify their owners and purposes Set Read More
Bridge the Gap between BI Best Practices and Successful Real-world Solutions
A strong business intelligence (BI) program can be a powerful competitive differentiator for midsize businesses—but many implementations fall short of

gartner pivotal  paper featuring research from Gartner to discover how you can avoid common pitfalls and build a successful BI program that unleashes your organization’s potential. Read More
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About LMS But Were Afraid to Ask-Well Maybe Not Everything!
Today, if a company wants to retain its employees, it must take great strides to make their jobs more rewarding. To give their employees the learning experience

gartner pivotal  research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. and offers a visual snapshot of a specific market's direction, maturity, and participants. Gartner conducts research on more than 100 technical industries and its quadrant report is updated every one to two years. Figure 1. From Gartner's Magic Quadrant (June 2008) If you are not sure where to start with your LMS software selection, I recommend that you give TEC's decision support system (DSS) eBestmatch a trial run. Whether you're just at the beginning stages of Read More
Wilden Pump & Engineering
Wilden began to investigate several customer relationship management (CRM) packages in the market including: Maximizer Enterprise, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Pivotal

gartner pivotal  Pump & Engineering Wilden began to investigate several customer relationship management (CRM) packages in the market including: Maximizer Enterprise, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Pivotal and Oracle. The Company knew it would require some customization assistance from the vendor but it also wanted the capability to manage the new technology in-house. Maximizer Enterprise was the only one that was flexible enough-it fit their sales channel model and had the knowledgeable Professional Services staff that the Read More
8 Reasons to Outsource Your Desktop in the Cloud
With organizations looking for new ways to cut costs and increase productivity, cloud computing has become a popular trend. In the most common form of cloud

gartner pivotal  a virtual IT department. Gartner has predicted that the worldwide Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 million units, up from 500,000+ units in 2009. DaaS - the manage once, deliver anywhere approach - offers operational scalability and a secure working environment on all devices. The market shift towards desktop virtualization is driven by organizations looking to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and to increase overall IT effectiveness, explained Diptarup Read More
TEC Helps Companies Compare, Select, and Evaluate PPM or Project Portfolio Management Software
Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center, to help project

gartner pivotal  H3C 1L5 ___________________________ Bibliography: Gartner Inc. SAP’s Ambitious Approach to Project Portfolio Management. March 24, 2003. Hanscome, R. IT People and Process Improvement: Core Functions. Meta Delta File: ADS 1240. META Group: January 9, 2003. Phelan, P. Frey, N. Avoiding Failure in Large IT Projects: New Risk and Project Management Imperatives. Gartner, Inc.: July 18, 2002 Stolovitsky, N. “ Professional Services Organizations Automate their Processes ,” TEC Newsletter, 10 November Read More
TEC Offer Tools for Software Selection at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Boston
According to TEC, selections for enterprise software such as ERP, ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to meet requirements if an organisation undertakes a

gartner pivotal  ease the selection burden. Gartner asserts that 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the growing SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) worldwide annually, event attendees targeting this immense and diverse market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex evaluations of enterprise software. At Gartner's Small Business Vision event, held in Boston on June 6, TEC's value proposition was presented by TEC senior research analyst Hans Mercx, Read More
Leveraging CRM for Midsize Company Growth
Customer relationship management (CRM) strategies, principles, and technologies play a pivotal role in helping organizations grow from small, entrepreneurial

gartner pivotal  CRM for Midsize Company Growth Customer relationship management (CRM) strategies, principles, and technologies play a pivotal role in helping organizations grow from small, entrepreneurial companies with ad-hoc processes, into several hundred million dollar powerhouses. This document covers the basics, providing some helpful guidelines, and providing a rough, general framework for you to begin your initiative. Read More
Epicor's Vision and Strategy for Cloud ERP
I recently had the opportunity, during Epicor’s global customer conference, to talk with Chad Meyer, director of product marketing, and he shared with me some

gartner pivotal  Forrester and 7% by Gartner), most major vendors are preparing for the near future, when the increase in demand may be significant— Forrester estimates  an increase of about 20% per year through 2015. With its new SaaS offering for the enterprise, Epicor will be one of very few vendors offering multi-tenant cloud solutions for manufacturing, distribution, and services. Read More

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