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These Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1
Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self

key performance indicators wiki  the Customer And the key asset that lies at the center of every business is the existing customer base. By protecting and investing in this single most important asset companies can establish the foundation for a sustainable business. Cost-cutting is certainly important when revenues shrink and push the company toward or into “red-ink territory.” Indeed, cost-cutting is often a quicker route to improving the bottom line than increasing sales (the top line). While a dollar saved carries straight to

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Business Intelligence (BI)

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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SYSPRO-Taking a Quantum Leap or Simply Becoming Smarter?


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key performance indicators wiki  performance against QAD’s elaborate key performance indicators (KPIs) for an Effective Enterprise. These metrics are on 10 specific functional areas—customer service, supplier performance, manufacturing performance, manufacturing schedule, IT effectiveness, supply chain effectiveness, inventory effectiveness, financial compliance, industry compliance, and asset utilization—and stem from QAD’s extensive experience in the manufacturing domain (for more details, see here ).   Vision Workshops, Read More

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Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance


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The Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009


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