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Success Keys for Proposal Automation
Proposal writing has become a common requirement throughout the entire business world. And for many sales people, they are a necessary evil. If you're thinking

methodology proposal  sound sales and marketing methodology in the proposal itself Garbage in, garbage out. We've all heard that clich. It's certainly true with proposal automation software. If your current content is weak, automating the process just enables you to produce weak proposals a lot faster. A system that incorporates best practices or that links with your sales process will deliver better results. 6. Must produce a persuasive, customized proposal Slamming together big chunks of boilerplate creates a generic, self-c

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Decision Making: Why Consensus Is Important (Especially When You’re Choosing Software)


Two Brains—or Three or Four or More—Make Better Decisions than One… Anyone working in today’s office or business environment has no doubt participated at least once in the ubiquitous group brainstorming session. Some may enjoy these sessions as a respite from cheerless, lonely cubicle life. Others, however, may just as soon remain ensconced in front of their monitors and keyboards, solitary

methodology proposal  part: that’s where selection methodology comes in. The selection methodology must be structured and unbiased, and preferably provide documentable data that shows beyond a shadow of a doubt which option is the best. The last point, in fact, removes the need to labor over consensus (at least if everyone agrees that the methodology is effective). Back to the report discussed above: as the researchers found, “groups particularly benefited from sharing unique information when they employed a highly structu Read More

Notes from the TDWI Conference in San Diego, (Day 1)


The TDWI World Conference in San Diego has finally begun, and as a media partner, TEC will be covering this event in its entirety. The next series of brief posts will be dedicated to the conference’s highlights whose theme is “Creating an Agile BI Environment .”The Initial Keynote The official session began with a very interesting and “agile” opening key note by Wayne Eckerson called

methodology proposal  project using the agile methodology means that it’s necessary to modify the traditional development method of BI solutions and apply the agile model to enable and reinforce collaboration, a continuous improvement process, and a more frequent delivery cycle process. The agile BI concept was put into the spotlight in order to address as many other issues, one of the most important issues during the development of a BI related project: communication between IT and business personnel. Agile model address Read More

Software Selection: An Approach


Selecting package software can have long-term benefits or long-term regrets. To avoid the latter, your approach needs to be sound, logical, and prudent. It also has to be completed in your lifetime. Read about an approach to software selection that helps an organization get to the primary objective of identifying the best software solution quicker but with the necessary due diligence.

methodology proposal  an appreciation of the methodology and objectivity. Identify Vendors and Issue RFP There are several sources for identifying potential vendors. A survey of the literature and trade groups in your industry is a start. TechnologyEvaluation.com is an excellent web-based source for identifying software vendors for the process industry. Using Internet search engines, you can find all of the software vendors you could hope for and probably more than you wanted. The problem will be in developing a short list of Read More

When Shortlists Are Too Short, Who's to Blame?


This insightful case study from SageCircle talks about how a vendor almost missed out on a $35M deal because it was left off an RFP shortlist. Although the case study is geared toward software vendors—focusing on the importance of an active analyst relations team—it also illustrates important points applying to software selection projects. The case study is in some ways a cautionary tale for

methodology proposal  make sure its selection methodology is well-defined and geared toward helping you obtain what's best for your interests. Since the case study goes into few specifics, I certainly don’t know all the details about the situation it describes, but I got the impression the analyst firm did not have a sound process for developing an RFP shortlist. What happened? In brief, it seems the analyst firm worked with a consultant to make a shortlist for the client and there was a break-down between the analyst firm Read More

TEC Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto


According to Gartner, 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) annually, event attendees targeting this immense market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex evaluations of enterprise software.

methodology proposal  Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto TEC Presents Software Evaluation Methodology at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Toronto Montreal, May 29, 2006 MONTREAL - May 29, 2006 - According to Gartner, 70 percent of IT projects fail or fall short of expectations. With the SMB market spending over $400 billion (USD) annually, event attendees targeting this immense market were most responsive to TEC's stated objective of assisting SMBs in complex Read More

Case Study: Natural Gas Company Builds Quotes in 15 Minutes and Pushes Up Sales Throughput by 20%


A leading developer of compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure needed a better and faster way to build sales proposals. With the company’s homegrown system, it took hours to build proposals, finance lacked margin visibility, there was plenty of room for sales reps errors, and there were reporting and analysis limitations. The company also wanted a simplified learning experience for its customers. It chose CallidusCloud CPQ (Configure Price Quote).

methodology proposal  Natural gas company case study, configure price quote, CPQ, CallidusCloud CPQ, quote generation, complex product quotes, configurable products quotes, quote and proposal generation Read More

The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) Conference in San Diego: The Agile Approach to Business Intelligence (BI)


Next month a TDWI World Conference will be taking place in San Diego, California. What’s so special about this conference anyway? The answer is simple:  the general topic is going to be “Creating an Agile BI Environment”. Progressively in the last four or five years, the agile software development methodology has been jumping from the software development area to the data warehouse

methodology proposal  the agile software development methodology has been jumping from the software development area to the data warehouse space, as organizations are constantly searching to meet their business intelligence (BI) needs. This adaptation of the agile development methodology is now being applied to all facets of the BI life cycle process. But, can all BI processes become agile? A couple of days ago, I spoke with Mr. Paul Kautza, Director of Education at the TDWI. During the chat, he gave me some very interesting Read More

Inventory Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash


In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. In fact, CEO's and CFO's believe that their companies consistently carry 25 to 40 percent or more inventory than is needed.

methodology proposal  an effective inventory monitoring methodology before installing an expensive ERP system. You want to get inventory under control before you introduce major new ERP and supply chain solutions-not afterwards. If you don't get the inventory on the right path first, today's bad inventory practices and policies are likely to be perpetuated tomorrow in the company's new Supply Chain Management system. Rapid Inventory Reduction A number of companies have used the Rapid Inventory Reduction Methodology as a way Read More

TEC Helps Corona, a Global Ceramics Leader, Simplify Its ERP Selection in Record Time


Corona, one of the largest conglomerates in South America, specializing in ceramic and tile products, recently engaged the services of Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software, to help evaluate its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems against top solutions in the market. TEC's best-practices methodology and decision support system, eBestMatch™, enabled Corona to confidently select in record time a standardized ERP solution for all of its operations—without anyone having to leave the office.

methodology proposal  software evaluation and selection methodology Montreal, QC, July 14, 2009 - Corona, one of the largest conglomerates in South America, specializing in ceramic and tile products, recently engaged the services of Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC), the leading resource for enterprise software, to help evaluate its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems against top solutions in the market. TEC's best-practices methodology and decision support system, eBestMatch™, enabled Corona to Read More

Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation


Most articles about the pitfalls of software implementation projects highlight the mistakes made during implementation. Examples include poor project management, scope creep, uncommitted users, or lack of an executive sponsor. All of these areas of focus are valid, but often we forget that before starting the implementation, somehow we had to choose a package and sign a contract.

methodology proposal  Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation s If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. TSI helps companies select the Financial, ERP, CRM, SCM, PLM and other software packages that are the best fit for current and future needs. Due to the complexities of these projects and the risks of selecting the wrong package, clients look to us to provide expertise in this Read More

Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.


Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset management (EAM) system would involve monumental change for employees. Heinz choose a Web-based system to help it gain better visibility into processes and work towards more progressive lean manufacturing and lean maintenance practices for greater efficiency. Learn more.

methodology proposal  Manufacturing Training , Lean Methodology , Lean Operations , Lean Organization , Lean Presentation , Lean Processes , Lean Product Development , Lean Production , Lean Productivity , Lean Program , Lean Quality , Lean Results , Lean Service , Lean Simulation , Lean Software , Lean Source , Lean Supply Chain , Lean Systems . About the company. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, Heinz Frozen Food Co. is a division of H.J. Heinz Co. LLP. Sharing the corporate Heinz passion for serving up good food, the frozen Read More

Top 12 Performance Appraisal Meeting Dos and Don’ts


Over the years, improvements have been made to the tools and methodology of measuring and documenting employee performance. One thing has remained constant however—the awkward and tension-filled one-on-one performance appraisal meeting. That’s why you need to focus on the twelve major “dos and don’ts” that will help deliver maximum productivity and effectivity from the dreaded performance appraisal meeting.

methodology proposal  to the tools and methodology of measuring and documenting employee performance. One thing has remained constant however—the awkward and tension-filled one-on-one performance appraisal meeting. That’s why you need to focus on the twelve major “dos and don’ts” that will help deliver maximum productivity and effectivity from the dreaded performance appraisal meeting. Read More

A Zero-defect Design Methodology for Integrated Circuits and Board Designs


India-based design service firms enjoy a substantial share of the global design services business. However, they continue to rely on large client firms to achieve scale. This paper examines semiconductor design outsourcing in diverse client environments, from reputable firms in western countries to established firms in Asia, to startups—and then suggests a unique model for Indian firms to scale up the value chain.

methodology proposal  Zero-defect Design Methodology for Integrated Circuits and Board Designs India-based design service firms enjoy a substantial share of the global design services business. However, they continue to rely on large client firms to achieve scale. This paper examines semiconductor design outsourcing in diverse client environments, from reputable firms in western countries to established firms in Asia, to startups—and then suggests a unique model for Indian firms to scale up the value chain. Read More