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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Discussing E2open’s Pre-IPO State of Affairs
Today’s businesses are complex. No longer are supply chains linear—but they involve dynamic trading partner networks across the globe. E2open caters to this

ipo list  E2open’s Pre-IPO State of Affairs While the world trudged through the worst economic slump in our lifetime in the late 2000s, E2open , a cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) software provider, was prospering. Today, even with the likelihood of double-dip recession in many regions of the world, E2open believes to be well positioned to provide solutions that help its customers—particularly as capital improvement and rapid results are essential to many businesses. The company’s on-demand,

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting all data from every interaction, every customer makes with a company from all access points whether they are phone, mail, Web, or field. The company can then use this data for specific business purposes, marketing, service, support or sales while concentrating on a customer centric approach rather than a product centric. Customer relationship management defines methodologies, strategies, software, and other web-based capabilities that help an enterprise organize and manage customer relationships. Customer relationship management applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services. 

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WAM Systems Offers Supply Chain Planning Packaged Solution For Chemicals


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ipo list  investor skepticism toward the IPO market, it is doubtful that WAM Systems will attempt a public offering until late 2001. Although WAM has many attributes that would appeal to investors, such as a history of venture funding support and a list of top tier clients, its narrow market niche and brand obscurity make a near-term IPO unadvisable. (70% probability) e-Business : The PICASO B2B messaging capabilities represent an important advance for WAM and strong selling point for customers eager to join the Read More

Industri-Matematik Posts 2Q00 Loss But Sells CRM


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ipo list  long term viability and IPOs have historically underperformed the rest of the market. Still, the contract provides IMI with a much-needed Internet test bed for its veteran SCE software. User Recommendations In spite of its disappointing showing, distribution-centered companies who sell high-volume, fast-moving goods via brick and mortar or Internet storefronts should keep IMI on its short list due to its marketplace history and broad functionality. Users should be encouraged by IMI's move into the CRM Read More

EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club


IBM and EXE Technologies today announced a global strategic relationship in which the two vendors will provide supply chain customers with integrated solutions that will help them transform into e-businesses. These solutions will be initially targeted to customers in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, retail and wholesale distribution industries. In addition, EXE and IBM announced that Pep Boys, a large automotive products retailer in the United States, and Metro Richelieu, one of Canada's largest grocers, are the first customers to take advantage of this relationship.

ipo list  an aborted attempt to IPO in 1998. Formed in the 1997 merger of Neptune Systems and Dallas Systems, EXE has struggled to complete merger restructuring amid high turnover in its sales organization. Like Stockholm-based IMI, EXE stands to gain a great deal by collaborating with Big Blue, provided that it can work through its integration issues successfully. IBM's action may provoke a similar move by Unix giant Sun Microsystems, which recently announced a global supply chain initiative. User Recommendations Read More

Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO


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Information Architecture in Office SharePoint Server


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Deltek's Second Bite at the IPO Cherry (Part III)


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