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New Reality: Workplace Collaboration Is Crucial
Look at any office around the world and you’ll see how the workplace has changed dramatically in the last decade. Rapidly changing technology coupled with

grace  is becoming their saving grace.

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e-Catalysts Delivers Digital Marketplace


e-Catalysts, Inc. launches its B2B digital marketplace with help from VerticalNet and Aspen Technology.

grace  Inc. , W. R. Grace & Co. , and Aspen Technology, Inc. announced the new venture in October, inviting trading partners in the refining, petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries to participate. This phase of the e-Catalysts.com launch includes content and community features from VerticalNet Solutions' eMarketplace Suite , which is a key component of the marketplace. Visitors to e-Catalysts.com are now able to obtain industry-specific information about products and services, Read More

Fostering the “Entrusted” Cloud Community


E2open's recent win at Yanfeng Visteon introduced the E2open Collaboration Center as part of E2Open Business Network (EBN). This command center-like module consists of E2open products and services that provide real-time dashboard visibility for various partners on the network into demand and supply changes. It also provides access to analytics to assess the operational and financial impact of

grace  relationships with speed and grace. An Entrust will distinguish itself on consistency, predictability and fairness to a community. An Entrust will guarantee delivery of expected service and provide warranties in respect of failures. Entrusts will start in highly-specialized communities and subcommunities, such as high-tech component manufacturers and suppliers, food distribution, CPG/copacker food production or freight forwarders/airline cargo. At its simplest level, an Entrust will be a trusted party Read More

RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part Two: How Will it Work and What Should we Think?


On November 1, 2012, RedPrairie Corporation and JDA Software announced their merger. Under the terms of the agreement, the entities affiliated with RedPrairie will effect a cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of JDA common stock for $45 per share. My initial positive and negative thoughts on the merger were outlined in Part One of this blog series. Cynical and jaded market

grace  a “first hundred days” grace period before one can discern how well it is performing. Related TEC posts: RedPrairie and JDA Software Merger, Part One: What’s (Not) to Like? (Nov 2012) Successful Cross-channel Retailing: 4 Concepts to Master (May 2012) “Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers – Part 3 (May 2009) Other related posts: Will the JDA and RedPrairie Legacy End in the Perfect Order or a Stock Out? (Part 2) (Nov 2012) Another One Bites the Dust (Nov 2012) Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1


TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated. Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations.

grace  development partner was WR Grace , which has a large specialty chemical operation. Approximately 60 percent of LeveragePoint customers by company and 80 percent of customers by number of users are in this industry. The company also has customers in the software and discrete manufacturing sectors, and expects to grow its customer base in these industries rapidly in 2012. LeveragePoint’s main office is in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the company also has staff in Austin, Texas and Vancouver, Canada. Read More

Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

grace  and get people to grace your doorstep. It's an ongoing challenge. We've been able to do it through our advertising and through word of mouth. You can't sit still today. You have to keep growing. If I had not planned for growth, I would have been done by now. It would have been all over. We take very little out of the business and put a lot back in for growth. On information technology About five years ago we invested about $225,000 in a software package to upgrade our systems. It was a big cost but we Read More

Strategy: What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It


Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are becoming more experienced, and are serious competitors to the more traditional strategists. DBSP strategists take over where the traditional consultancy process lets go. They serve largely in the operational strategic role by taking the business idea to the step of design and architect to achieve deliverable capabilities. But they also do more.

grace  least within a fixed grace period That you can continue to benefit from the feedback from the vendor. Sometimes, sharing data in the industry is a means of collecting intelligence to understand where you sit. Your DBSP is very unlikely to grant exclusivity to you in your industry for eternity - if ever - of course. That the service provider supplies the strategic elements you want covered in entirety. Make a checklist of your requirements. If the service provider cannot cover all elements, seek a second Read More

Case Study: NumeriX


Since 1996, NumeriX had been using in-house-developed licensing tools to manage and protect its applications. In 2006, it outsourced licensing to a third-party vendor that could provide a scalable solution with two licensing options. After some problems with integration, NumeriX consolidated on one commercial licensing management solution. Find out about the benefits of the licensing solution the company chose.

grace  licenses with a 30-day grace period. Our product has 8 different modules, and each of these modules has anywhere from 4 to 15 features, so there are about 50 different options we need to manage for each license. Finally, we also control whether a license will allow grid processing, and if so the number of processors supported . In addition to the above, NumeriX offers its end customers the option of purchasing floating licenses. NumeriX's end-customer environments also presented deployment challenges. Read More

Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

grace  price. For example, WR Grace sells concrete additives by the bag, but the metric used to understand differentiated value to the contractor is the surface area of the floor. LeveragePoint provides tools to translate between different metrics. The move toward “Customer Capitalism” to use Roger Martin’s term is also important and will drive adoption of new approaches to pricing—approaches that are closer aligned to how customers gain value from a solution. Innovation and customer value creation is Read More

Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis - Part 2


Part 1 of this series analyzed the phenomenon of the rise of the service economy: the increasing importance of the service sector in industrialized economies. Especially in a sluggish market, service delivered after the initial sale of a product is what can truly differentiate competitors. In fact, after-sale service is quite difficult to replicate. Thus, while durable (hard

grace  asserted  that one saving grace for the economies of these developed countries ( the Group of Eight [G8]  and beyond) could be the post-sale service, or aftermarket business model, in which services to repair, maintain, and optimize products are sold to installed bases. The concept of servicing an installed base is vast, spanning multiple technologies and business processes, including  customer relationship management (CRM) ,  product lifecycle management (PLM) , and  supply chain management (SCM) Read More