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Andersen Consulting to Grab a Piece of the Internet Pie
Andersen Consulting has announced plans to deploy $1 billion of its privately-held wealth for the purpose of providing venture capital to Internet start-ups.

how to bid on a job  It is unclear just how investment returns will be distributed among its employees, but Andersen should consider offering some portion to its legion of talented though less experienced consultants to keep and cultivate them. User Recommendations Probably the most important criterion to consider when choosing a service provider is the competence of its staff. Consulting firms often use the expertise of a few individuals to represent the qualifications of their organization as a whole. They often elaborate Read More

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How Instant, Accurate Information Can Drive Your Competitive Edge
To make timely, well-informed decisions, you need just that: time and information. This means having fast access to accurate information from every department

how to bid on a job  is well aware of how crucial it can be to make the right decision at the right moment. In today's hypercompetitive markets, small businesses and midsize companies face daily, even hourly, challenges to make the right call fast: If we fulfill this rush order, will we jeopardize that other contract? If we put more workers on this job, will we still make our slim margin? Long-term strategic deci- sions can be even harder: Which products and services will take us forward? Which customers and markets are Read More
CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth
When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at

how to bid on a job  the customer, and determine how to most efficiently and effectively deliver on those needs. STRATEGIC BUSINESS CHALLENGES CRM is a business strategy that helps organizations cope with three of today's most urgent business imperatives: generating new growth, attaining operational excellence, and enhancing competitive agility. Driving new growth More than ever, CRM is critical to an organization's success. After more than a decade of harnessing cost-savings potential to remain competitive in an Read More
Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report
According to an IAG survey, 70 percent of companies lack the fundamental competencies within business requirements discovery to consistently bring in projects

how to bid on a job  is essential to knowing how to effectively organize business analysis skill sets and position them optimally into an organizational structure. IAG asked which area had primary responsibility for business requirements, and looked at how successful each group was in bringing applications in on time, on budget and on target function. The data here was insightful: Non-IT business analysts: On average, applications based on analysis by non-IT business professionals came in at almost 200% of budget and over Read More
Getting Back to Selling
Faced with longer sales cycles, declining sales productivity, and increasingly discerning customers, companies are being forced to streamline and automate how

how to bid on a job  this process? Organization - How is your company currently organized to manage and optimize this particular process? Knowledge - What visibility do you have into key data and intelligence required to manage this process? Technology - What level of automation have you used to support this process? How is this automation integrated and aligned? Performance - What do you measure? How frequently? What's your actual performance? Table 7: Relationship Between PACE and Competitive Framework PACE and Competitive Read More
Quote-to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market
A crop of next-generation, Web-based, on-demand, startup quote-to-order systems providers has lately flourished, spearheaded by BigMachines, whereas some

how to bid on a job  valve layouts) that show how different systems connect. According to a BigMachines press release from January 2008 , users can standardize on the BigMachines platform across multiple divisions of the company, as Fike Corporation found, to improve collaboration between field and internal sales teams, representatives, and distributors, and to improve customer service by ensuring their sales teams deliver more accurate orders and professional proposals to their customers. The press release goes on to say Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues
Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks

how to bid on a job  should start now consider how (if at all) to reap benefits well beyond just complying with mandates for the likes of Wal-Mart. User Recommendations Users should be warily of supply chain management (SCM) vendors who claim RFID readiness by citing that their applications are designed for automated data collection because they have been doing it with RF technology for years, and that RFID is yet another format. The process to gather bar code data follows a very structured and straightforward practice, Read More
Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 3: Comparing Three ERP Vendors
This part illustrates how selecting the right ERP product depends on each client's requirements. Epicor, QAD, and Ramco Systems' rank can change with different

how to bid on a job  a four-part tutorial on how to effectively streamline the ERP selection process.   Part 4 illustrates how, by changing the selection criteria, the vendor's scores will change. Read More
Top 10 Reasons Why a Metals Company Should Move to a Packaged ERP Software Solution Today
Most metals companies are recognizing that it’s time to consider replacing their aging in-house developed information systems with a commercial enterprise

how to bid on a job  10 Reasons Why a Metals Company Should Move to a Packaged ERP Software Solution Today Most metals companies are recognizing that it’s time to consider replacing their aging in-house developed information systems with a commercial enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. There are many reasons why these companies should make the move to an industry-specific solution—the first being that the quality of their systems can be the limiting factor for growth in today’s competitive markets. Read More
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

how to bid on a job  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. Read More
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

how to bid on a job  teams can easily see how changes in their priorities impact the rank and scores of the vendors. This information is particularly useful when a selection team is trying to determine which vendors to include on the short list. A selection team's priorities will customize the knowledge base, resulting in a unique rank based on the priorities. Figure 7 TEC's CRM Knowledge Base (continued) Yet another set of priorities will generate a different rank among the three vendors. Figure 8 illustrates a new set of Read More
Why CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy
Find out more about why CRM is such a smart and timely investment for your small or midsized business in the white paper, crm: a business imperativ...

how to bid on a job  Get the lowdown on how one tool can help your business simultaneously get bigger and more efficient. Download your PDF copy of CRM: A Business Imperative during the Economic Downturn today.   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: 514-954-3665, ext. 367. Read More
Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?
Although Rimini Street's client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating

how to bid on a job  There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider? While enterprise application vendors continue to relentlessly raise annual support and maintenance (S&M) fees year over year, and report ever higher S&M revenues and profit margins, some dismayed or conservative customers might consider turning to the likes of Rimini Street ( http://www.riministreet.com ). Such third party S&M providers are enabling, at this stage, mostly some of the disconcerted Siebel , PeopleSoft Read More
Baan Seeking A New Foster Home -- A Déjà vu Or Not Quite?
Given Invensys' irrevocable decision to give up Baan for another adoption after all, one is to wonder whether this is the 'year 2000 revisited' or whether Baan

how to bid on a job  (SCM) vendor (in 1998). However, Baan had struggled to effectively and quickly integrate the above organizations and applications. As a result, its slew of acquisitions presented enterprises at that time with more of a concoction of applications than an integrated extended-ERP portfolio. In 1997 Putnam Investments sold its minority stake in Baan over concerns about the company's relationships with Baan Investment and other private companies owned by the owner brothers. There were widespread allegations Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

how to bid on a job  into prospects' operations and show with their own numbers where RedPrairie solutions can save them costs and generate the greatest ROI. The vendor’s teams have also used this with existing customers to demonstrate where adding addition capabilities can extend the value and ROI of their RedPrairie investment. Along similar lines is MORE or Manhattan’s Optimized Roadmap to Excellence program. But the gist of the matter is that JDA and RedPrairie are able to support more SCM roles with their solution Read More

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