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The Rise of Price Management
New analytical software tools have recently emerged to combine and condense a wealth of information that should give the salesperson a more definitive

meaning of critical decisions  to prime the system (meaning lots of data capturing, quality testing, and interaction with the vendor). But some companies will still suffer from the data they do not have, which brings us back to the need to balance pricing with demand management and consumer research (to determine, for example, whether the consumers already feel cheated and resentful about the last price hike). This concludes the series The Case for Price Management . About the Authors Predrag Jakovljevic is a director of research Read More

Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Intranets: A World of Possibilities
An intranet precisely built can thoroughly simplify work processes and provide a repository of all internal, electronic data. It empowers employees and reduces

meaning of critical decisions  profits are being squeezed meaning that they all will have to look hard at their internal efficiency to remain viable, states David Koto, Executive Vice President at Brintech. The intranet is a vehicle that will allow them to operate more efficiently with less personnel. Functions What can an intranet do for a bank? An intranet adapts to handle future applications and work processes. The intranet can change as the bank grows. Some examples of practical functions are to: Accelerate the loan review Read More
The Seven Types of Power Problems
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is

meaning of critical decisions  voltage drops to zero, meaning that the dc output will continue for 1/50th of a second after the ac supply is lost. Another feature of this curve is that if the input ac voltage should decrease to 80% of its nominal value, the dc output of the power supply will hold up the circuitry for a minimum of 10 seconds. On the positive side of the 100% line, power supplies must tolerate an increase of 200% for a period of at least 1 millisecond. At a period of 0.01 of the ac cycle (e.g., 1.6 microseconds in a 60 Read More
The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels
Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly

meaning of critical decisions  at a later time. Meaning, if the enterprise's needs recur frequently or come with small variations, this copy from and to capability can save a great deal of time. SRM software tools also make it easier for companies to select suppliers, since not only can prices be compared quickly, but the software also allows buyers to add the past performance of vendors to the equation. For example, it may be enticing to instinctively choose a certain vendor on the basis of its lower price to deliver raw materials, Read More
The Challenges of the Lawson-Intentia Merger
The new company forged from Lawson and Intentia will have to carefully blend their different corporate cultures, which has traditionally been proud of in-house

meaning of critical decisions  and different geographical markets, meaning the common denominator of post-integration cost-cutting synergies and cross-selling opportunities is low. Cross-selling brings the challenge of preparing Lawson's North American channel to sell in unfamiliar manufacturing, maintenance, and distribution industries. Currently, there are only a few seasoned Intentia implementers in the region nowadays and, vice versa, in terms of Intentia's European and Asia-Pacific channel that has been selling to the service Read More
Voice of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak
Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer

meaning of critical decisions  of Customer: Using Customer Actions That Speak Traditional voice of customer (VoC) analytics for understanding and predicting customer behavior relies on two types of data sources—structured (customer feedback surveys, focus groups, etc.) and unstructured (blogs, forums, etc.). Data is then organized for use by diverse teams across an organization. Read about how companies can use data captured from customer actions or on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems for VoC analytics. Read More
Justification of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP
The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative

meaning of critical decisions  of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP The Intangible Effects of ERP* The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative purposes, the discussion will focus on the benefits for accounting, product and process design, production, sales, and management information system (MIS) functions. From the overall company standpoint, ERP provides a framework for working Read More
Microsoft Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone
Microsoft announces it is buying nearly 25% of the common shares of archrival Corel. Aside from giving Corel a much-needed infusion of funds, what does it mean?

meaning of critical decisions  Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone Microsoft Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone R. Krause - October 12, 2000 Event Summary [Source: Corel press release] October 2nd, 2000 - Corel Corporation and Microsoft Corporation announced that they have formed a strategic alliance that will see the two companies expand their relationship to encompass projects related to Microsoft's new .NET initiative. As part of this expanded relationship, Microsoft (MS) has purchased 24 million non-voting convertible Read More
The New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence
Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers

meaning of critical decisions  New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now. Read More
Brain of Supply Chain System
Advanced planning and optimization makes supply chain systems cost effective. It is the brain of the supply chain because it works on top of all other software

meaning of critical decisions  of Supply Chain System Q. What is the ultimate goal of supply chain management in business? A. To perfectly match the supply side activities of procurement, production planning, distribution planning, production allocation, warehouse planning, inventory planning and so forth with the demand side activities of incoming orders and forecasts so that all demands are met with the least cost. Are today's enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM Read More
Analysis of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail
Adobe’s support site receives approximately 1.3 million client inquiries per month and has been in need of an automated response system to decrease escalating

meaning of critical decisions  of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail Event Summary CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IslandData, a leading provider of automated response technology for the online customer service market, announced that it has signed Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE - news), the fourth largest desktop software company in the world, as a customer of IslandData's ExpressResponse, a commercial service that automates the process of quickly reading and responding to end user e-mail and web Read More
The Art Of Distributed Development Of Multi-Lingual Three-Tier Internet Applications
In this article we describe author's experience with the distributed development of multi-lingual three-tier Java/ CORBA/database Internet applications. We

meaning of critical decisions  Art Of Distributed Development Of Multi-Lingual Three-Tier Internet Applications Introduction In this article we describe the author's experience with the unconventional development of Internet applications. They were developed for a Suisse bank as a joint cooperation between the author located in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and a Suisse software development company. The software was developed in a distributed fashion without any physical access to the production site. Due to the very strict bank's security Read More
SAP Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope
On April 19, SAP announced upbeat results for Q1 2001, contradicting thereby the current market malaise. However, flat currency adjusted license revenue in the

meaning of critical decisions  Remains One Of The Market’s Beacons Of Hope SAP Remains One Of The Market's Beacons Of Hope P.J. Jakovljevic - May 17, 2001 Event Summary On April 19, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of business software solutions, announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. In Q1 2001, revenues increased 29% over the same period last year from EUR 1.2 billion to EUR 1.5 billion (See Figure 1). Net income in the quarter more than doubled (up 117%) to EUR 117 million compared to a year earlier Read More
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

meaning of critical decisions  Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the company’s solution could also address its disaster recovery needs. By combining two storage technologies—creating a common storage area network (SAN)—the school has reduced unexpected downtime from hours to seconds and has saved thousands of dollars in hardware costs. Read More
Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?
Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software

meaning of critical decisions  Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More

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