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Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response
Since no variable can influence margins as much as pricing, almost all companies need to approach the management of selling prices, discretionary discounts, and

gross margin price elasticity  Common financial measures include gross margin, contribution margin, and net margin. Each reflects profits after certain costs are subtracted. Profit , on the other hand, refers to financial gain or revenues minus expenses. Moreover, the potential benefits of improved pricing can flow through an entire organization, since more predictable and effective pricing policies can help manage sales force compensation, promotional expenditures, incentive programs, cost allocations, and operational planning. This Read More
Configure Price Quote (CPQ)
Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generat...
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Advancing the Art of Pricing with Science
Companies in search of a better, more precise method to determine the best prices for their products and to meet their margins, should harness statistical

gross margin price elasticity  are lost due to gross pricing misalignment. These harmful practices continue to take place despite some pricing pundits shouting blue murder (protesting) about the ingrained, casual thinking that pervades the global economy regarding pricing. Both consumers and businesspeople erroneously assume that price has everything to do with cost. Yet, while any company has to know the cost of a product, it is only so that it can understand the profitability implications of the price, not for the purpose of Read More
Insights to Accelerate Services Growth: Account Management, Service Metrics, and Customer Dashboards
A service business should be managed and measured based on the maturity of the business and the specific requirements of its customers. To take this approach

gross margin price elasticity  on driving service business gross margin and profitability. Initiatives are centered on automating manual processes and becoming more efficient in all service “back-office” functions (services delivery, services supply-chain, services order management, call center & technical support, etc). Some voice of the customer input is incorporated along with the introduction of some front-office process improvements (pricing practices, competitive positioning, product sales education of services, expanded Read More
Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective
Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of

gross margin price elasticity  breakeven or increase in gross margin dollars. Also, these margin sacrifices can be frequently offset by higher prices on items that are priced for profit (also called blind items). However, most retailers have little understanding of the many dynamic factors that impact such intelligent pricing. Therefore, despite the numerous ongoing initiatives to apply price optimizations in a B2C environment, most of these to date have not been highly successful, and margins continue to leak away. The key challenges Read More
So What's the Bottom Line on Price Segmentation?
Data-driven, science-based price management is an emerging market. Therefore, vendors should be made to prove whether and how they can enable a company to

gross margin price elasticity  a few percent) and gross margins (by ten percent and more). But the true benefits will only come when price management is integrated with business strategy, sales execution, finance and supply-demand planning, and operations. Companies that participate in markets with wide variations in price response, or that have the ability to shape demand through price changes, should focus on a combination of price optimization and price enforcement. Other companies might want to start from price enforcement first. Read More
How One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities
Rather than sticking to such outdated and speculative pricing practices as

gross margin price elasticity  have not only improved gross margins, but they have also increased pricing agility and control. With their greater use of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and order management solutions in recent years, enterprises have amassed an enormous amount of transactional pricing data. This data can now be processed and combined using the latest innovations in pricing science to reveal where and how to improve price management. The science-based insights synthesized from Read More
HP’s LT 6000r Six-CPU Server
HP has re-entered the enterprise computing race with the release of its LT 6000r, a six-CPU server with improved performance and excellent transactional price

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Razorfish Wants to Get its Name Out on Broadband
Razorfish is positioned to expand, but at what price? Razorfish faces challenges in organization, image, and perceived capabilities. How well Razorfish

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9 Important Business Phone System Buyer Questions
In 9 Important Business Phone System Buyer Questions, you'll find the key questions to help you get the right business phone system at the best possible price.

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Product Value Assessment and Monitoring: Delivering a Substantial Margin Advantage
Research shows that companies implementing product portfolio management (PPM) solutions achieve greater success in profitability because of their ability to

gross margin price elasticity  Value Assessment and Monitoring: Delivering a Substantial Margin Advantage Research shows that companies implementing product portfolio management (PPM) solutions achieve greater success in profitability because of their ability to monitor product value throughout the product selection and development processes. With the ability to evaluate this information through PPM capabilities, companies can take corrective action to maximize product value during new development—or kill projects that won’t Read More
ROI CaseStudy: IBM Cognos, Concept One Accessories
Using IBM Cognos Express, the company increased its gross margin, reduced headcount, and significantly improved its reporting capabilities without adding staff.

gross margin price elasticity  the company increased its gross margin, reduced headcount, and significantly improved its reporting capabilities without adding staff. Read More
Mr Price Selects JustEnough Software
JustEnough Software Corporation, a provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale, and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide, recently

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Leveraging Business Growth with Value-based Pricing
Unlike legacy strategies such as cost-plus, historical-based, and volume-driven pricing, which tend to decrease price premiums and profits over time, value

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Netpliance’s 4X Price Hike - Will It Spell Boom or Doom?
Netpliance, Inc., whose i-opener could be considered the first Internet appliance, recently added functionality, but also decided to raise its hardware

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