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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 2


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 value proposition.  At the end of that post, I mentioned my recent attendance of a witty presentation that attempted to explain the essence of BPM via a bit of humor and the metaphor of the classic “Wizard of Oz” movie. Namely, on March 23

increase number of var  Sure, the vendor could increase its reach via original equipment manufacturer (OEM ) alliances (i.e., to have parts of SmartBPM embedded in other vendors’ offering) or a value added reseller (VAR ) channel. Nonetheless, at least Pega can substantiate its increasing reliance and success via strategic SI relationships. Namely, there are nearly 3,700 total consultants in Pega’s partner ecosystem (a 1,740 percent increase from 2004), while partners delivered over 168 projects in 2008 (up 50 percent from Read More

A "Gentler" Giant's Success in Reaching Out to the "Little Guys"


Until recently, the few leaders in the lower end of the technology and platform market have hardly had any viable competition. However, Oracle is determined to give these players—especially archrival Microsoft—a run for their money, starting with offerings attractive to small to medium businesses and partners alike.

increase number of var  numbering in the hundreds, increase to the thousands via the Remarketer category. At the same time, Oracle unveiled a streamlined ORACLE 1-CLICK ORDERING process that should assist partners and customers to more easily resell and purchase selected Oracle 1-Click Ordering Programs. With this, Oracle has broadened access to its 1-Click Ordering Programs to thousands of new resellers and customers. ORACLE 1-CLICK ORDERING process should greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to book and fulfill an Read More

Exact Software Continues with Its Share of Judicious Acquisitions


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increase number of var  contributed to the considerable increase in Exact e-Synergy revenue). These come both from its existing manufacturing customer base and from new customers in service firms, utilities, financial services, and health care. As these organizations grow and their need for efficiency increases, the number of users managing their workflow, projects, and e-commerce in Exact e-Synergy will also likely rise. In short, Exact North America should be well positioned to benefit from both a solid ERP customer base and Read More

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increase number of var  its lead and even increase its overall share, but will lose 3-5% of its lead over Dell in the next two years. Dell will continue to hold the #2 position, but will gain market share at the expense of Compaq and the small players. HP and IBM will maintain their relative positions. (60% probability) Vendor Recommendations Vendors need to continue to provide more functionality per unit volume - density is king . Vendors need to provide product breadth - a solution for all product segments in the rack server Read More

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increase number of var  its aim is to increase license revenues from the channel to represent 30 percent of Intentia''s total license revenues. Business partners selected by Intentia will qualify for the EMEA Jump Start Program , which will provide business partners with the tools necessary to differentiate themselves in the market, such as a start-up kit with price lists, catalogues and current product information; training at Intentia University , including seminars, classroom instruction and Web-based learning; and the Read More

SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope


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increase number of var  was 25,218, a 14% increase over the number at March 31, 2000. Since December 31, 2000, SAP has added more than 1,000 new employees. In the quarter, SAP announced it intention to acquire TopTier Software, an SAP partner that has market leading technologies and know-how in creating enterprise portals (for more information, see SAP Acquires TopTier To Further Broaden Its Horizons ). SAP will create a new company, SAP Portals, dedicated to developing and marketing more comprehensive, open-enterprise portal Read More

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increase number of var  of Vendors Bearing Solutions Introduction Hype. Years ago we called it leaning into the wind. It was a philosophy—maybe even an art—that enabled software companies to be competitive, to build market share, and to sell sufficient product in a timely enough fashion to fund ongoing development. If you leaned too far into the wind, you fell on your face. If you didn''t lean far enough, you would watch their backs as your competition took the market share upon which you built your dreams. Leaning Read More

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