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Top 10 Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them
Companies producing and selling complex and configured products can achieve a major competitive edge by successfully implementing product configurator software

how to create a real state proposal  a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them Access Commerce is an international provider of Multichannel Selling and Configurator Software that simplify the sale of complex and configurable products and services. Source: Access Commerce Resources Related to Top Ten Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them : Project Team (Wikipedia) Top Ten Risks to a Configuration Project and How to Avoid Them Project Team is also known as : Configurable Product , Product Models , Product Modeling , Mode

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Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing. In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows

how to create a real state proposal  and customers. PJ : How do you plan to marry segmentation with value based pricing? SF : In regards to segmenting using WTP, it is actually quite straightforward. You are basically trying to find groups of customers that show the same demand elasticity at the same price levels. You then define these as a segment. Normally you would also layer in your price waterfall data so that you could create a grid with one axis being demand elasticity and the other being the components of the price waterfall such as Read More

How Winners Trap Their Competition


Using the highest degree of professionalism and integrity, you can protect your value proposition from competitive attack by setting traps for the competition. By knowing the competition's actions, behavior, and practices, you can identify damaging behavior. After exploring the potential risks and rewards, you can then consider what might be done to snare the competition. Exposing the competition's deficiencies with this mousetrap model will not only spare your client the expense, disruption, and embarrassment of a poorly executed implementation, but it will increase your ability to effectively compete.

how to create a real state proposal  it comes to understanding how to protect your deal by setting traps for your competition. (Trap-setting is an advanced selling skill that must be employed with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.) I recently ran a workshop for a software client entitled, How Winners Compete. In the session we covered a number of strategies, counterstrategies, tactics, and countertactics, all of which, when used appropriately, would provide my client's sales teams with new levels of competitiveness. The Read More

5-step CRM Software Selection Guide: A Pragmatist’s Guide to CRM Software Selections


Selecting a new enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) solution is an undertaking that requires careful planning and managed execution. And in fact, there are a number of common mistakes that organizations make. Failing to execute the selection process in an objective and structured fashion can be an expensive financial mistake—as well as a fatal hit to your professional reputation.

how to create a real state proposal  what to evaluate and how to evaluate in a structured manner. Beyond the software there are a number of other factors that also need to be considered. Some of the most important considerations are outlined on the following page. Alternative Software Deployment Models Over the last 5 years the business application software industry has gone through a transition (some claim “transformation”) moving toward new delivery models based on “software as a service”. A little history may help here. A traditio Read More

A Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works


TradeStone has developed an application that can be quickly configured to shift data in and out of traditional enterprise planning systems. Organizations can thus more easily intertwine basic procurement information with crucial sourcing data such as specifications, schedules, and statuses.

how to create a real state proposal  the system inherently understands how to process tasks, and where the complexities of international and domestic trade are masked from the user to let them focus on their particular job. The intelligence layer provides content as well as functionality, such as harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) data. To bolster these two layers, in mid-2004 TradeStone Software and ILOG announced that ILOG JRules , a key offering in ILOG's Business Rule Management System ( BRMS ) product line, would enhance TradeStone's flag Read More

A CRM System Needs A Data Strategy


A customer relationship management (CRM) system is inherently valuable for supporting customer acquisition and retention by gathering data from each contact with customers and prospects. Collecting data, however, cannot be isolated from a strategy for actually using that data. Here is an overview of how to evolve the focus of a data strategy to specifically suit both the acquisition and retention phases.

how to create a real state proposal  branded company regardless of how they made contact. To reflect a company's unique business outlook and preferences, the CRM solution should be customizable and easy to reconfigure. Only useful types of information should be tracked, with tracking of irrelevant data halted. Essentially, it must be able to accommodate new requirements as a company's needs evolve. Meantime, many companies are taking advantage of Internet-based technology to outsource customized relationship-management services. Most Read More

Vox Populi: What Does a Day in the Life of a Regular Business User Look Like?


Vox populi is Latin for “voice of the people”– in broadcasting and television, they use the "vox pop interview" to get spontaneous opinions on a subject, from different, randomly selected people. My idea is to apply the concept to our blog—whenever you see a blog post starting with “Vox Populi,” it means we’re seeking your opinion. In broadcasting, only a few people are interviewed, and the

how to create a real state proposal  applications as opposed to how it would look if you decided to use their solutions. Here’s an example (tongue-in-cheek for the purposes of exposition): If you don’t have the software… 1. … your car will not start in the morning, 2. … and you will be late for the monthly meeting with your boss… 3. … and you can therefore say goodbye to your promotion… 4. … which makes you forget about lunch with your spouse… 5. …. who gets upset and gives you a “lecture” on the phone 6. (while Read More

J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 1: About J.D. Edwards


Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also differentiated itself from competitors by embedding Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) into its OneWorld product. While J.D. Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet and include integration systems into the core product offering. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. Part 1 presents an overview

how to create a real state proposal  . Competition To learn how J.D. Edwards fared in a case study of four major ERP vendors, J.D. Edwards, Lawson Software, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, which is based on a software selection effort that was facilitated by TEC during the second half of 1999, see Enterprise Financial Application Software: How Some of the Big ERP Vendors Stack Up . For a discussion of the ERP Market with a listing and rating of the major vendors, see Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Evaluation & Selection Audio Conference . Read More

How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges


Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions.

how to create a real state proposal  to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. Read More

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Three: Applications Hosting


Mid-market enterprises might benefit from objectively evaluating the value propositions represented in successful next-generation applications service providers (ASP).

how to create a real state proposal  to start over, but how much will existing IT systems have to change? (see Part Five) Q8 . Will the newest and greatest only come from packaged software? What about custom development ? What is the build versus buy equation look like in the near future? (see Part Six) Q9 . How will the latest improvements in software flexibility and agility play in the single-vendor versus multi-vendor solution equation at multi-division corporations? (see Part Six) This is Part Three of a multi-part trend note. Each of Read More

Not Yet Real Time


Most global companies know their cash positions in real time, but fewer have other types of information at the ready. Get the details in this infographic from a report titled “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality” provided by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

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Can a Mobile App Get You a Job Interview?


Serendipity, in addition to actual qualifications and experience, plays a major role in a job search. Indeed, scoring an interview increases one’s chances of impressing (or not) a potential employer. But how do you win that face time? Candidates struggle to distinguish themselves, while recruiting managers wade through the hundreds of cut-and-dried resumes they receive each day. In the interest

how to create a real state proposal  a potential employer. But how do you win that face time? Candidates struggle to distinguish themselves, while recruiting managers wade through the hundreds of cut-and-dried resumes they receive each day. In the interest of “giving serendipity a nudge,” JobProx is a novel smartphone app that connects recruiters and employers with job seekers when they are near each other physically—putting a face on the endless stream of digital resumes. Using the app’s proximity feature, job seekers and Read More

Ross Systems - A Bright Spot On A Difficult Enterprise Application Landscape


Ross is among a very small group of vendors who have decided to build product exclusively for the process market. The resultant financial success should buy it time to address its lack of SCM/SCP, e-collaboration, and CRM products.

how to create a real state proposal  of this market and how Ross can meet their needs. The Ross toolset has proven to be an advantage to both Ross and their customers. It has allowed them to transition to a browser-based product with the minimum of effort. The Ross toolset has allowed customers to move through the changes in technical environments, from 'green screen' via client/server to browser based applications without obsolescing its applications. Customers who have chosen to use the Ross tool set to extend or modify their application Read More

7 Steps to an Easier Development Project, a Better Product, and a Stronger Team


Your data models are brilliant ... but only if database administrators (DBAs) and developers are on the same page. A mismatch of expectations can slow down a project and lead to weak products. But this situation can be avoided if you develop a strategy that builds a little more teamwork. Follow seven cost-effective steps to better collaboration, and get a lot more value from your software development team’s data modeling.

how to create a real state proposal  Steps to an Easier Development Project, a Better Product, and a Stronger Team Your data models are brilliant ... but only if database administrators (DBAs) and developers are on the same page. A mismatch of expectations can slow down a project and lead to weak products. But this situation can be avoided if you develop a strategy that builds a little more teamwork. Follow seven cost-effective steps to better collaboration, and get a lot more value from your software development team’s data modeling. Read More