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An Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General)
In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their pricing strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without

iqnavigator hate  Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General) In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their  pricing  strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as unnecessary  discounting  and quoting prices below a  break-even

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Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


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iqnavigator hate  Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets Situational Analysis The relationship between the two software powerhouses, Microsoft and SAP , has been intriguing to put it mildly, at least since Microsoft's entry into the enterprise applications arena in late 2000 (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised to Conquer Mid-market, Once and Again ). While the relationship has been depicted by many through a myriad of antonyms, such as on-off , hot-cold , or love-hate , currently, it Read More

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iqnavigator hate  -- as compared to IQNavigator , IBM Emptoris (former Elance ), and FieldGlass Still, the sum of Ariba is often bigger than its parts. Ariba’s clients are not looking for individual features in a solution. Instead, customers see value in Ariba's vision -- having a complete seamless suite from source-to-settle plus the services, best practices, and aggregate market information provided by a financially stable company.  Ariba promotes the fact that it's technology, community and services that comprise Read More

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If Software Is A Commodity...Then What?


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While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused


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