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Why Systems Fail - The Dead-end of Dirty Data
If your data does not reflect reality, the system can never be effective. In today’s world of collaboration, showing a trading partner dirty data is giving them

negative letters  it can have a negative impact on business value. Dirty data can cause minor problems or be catastrophic. A catastrophic problem would be losing a customer or have having to take a major financial write-off due to inventory problems. Less of an impact is carrying too much inventory (carrying too little can mean a loss of revenue). Even less of an impact is an invoice going to the wrong department at a customer site but the customer routing it correctly to fix your mistake, again and again. The impression Read More

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Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part II
Part I of this blog series analyzed the appropriateness of global sourcing and spend management applications for helping companies improve their cash flows and

negative letters  to manage them effectively. Negative Impacts: Decrease in overall volume of global trade, as demand shrinks in key markets like the US; Overall decrease in discretionary project spending for importers and exporters; Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) resulting from a downturn, which may delay new project implementations; and Banks' reluctance to engage in any new form of financing that may be perceived as risky. The net result is that, in spite of the negative impacts to global gross domestic product (GDP) Read More
Data Quality: Cost or Profit?
Data quality has direct consequences on a company's bottom-line and its customer relationship management (CRM) strategy. Looking beyond general approaches and

negative letters  can help reduce the negative impact that poor data quality has on a CRM objective. CRM is prone to more corrupt data than any other enterprise applications. Traditional back-office systems require a limited number of individuals to process data, whereas in CRM, almost everyone in an organization interacts with parts of the application. As a result, the probability of processing bad data increases. Ultimately, quality data is the foundation of successful CRM implementation and accurate customer Read More
Nimble Enterprise Applications Vendor Faces Stiff Challenges in A Competitive Environment
Despite intensifying competition in the enterprise applications market, IFS likes its chances. IFS has released the seventh generation of its component-based

negative letters  fully reverse any lingering negative sentiments in the market and to reverse the stalled momentum dating from the turn of the century. The power of the major and much larger players also cannot be underestimated, despite IFS' possible advantage in terms of flexibility and lower TCO in certain environments. Another problem might be coming from lower net license revenues in 2005 year over year (which is a crucial benchmark for investors and observers), due to more seats being casual users (cheaper seats), Read More
Will A Big Fish's Splash Cause Minnows' Flush Out Of The CRM Pond?
While Microsoft’s zeal to deliver a market-ready CRM product may speak to the CRM market’s attractiveness, Applix’ exit may, on the other hand, indicate that

negative letters  wiser to take some negative publicity for a slight delay (it was a first release product rather a long-needed upgrade with key enhancements anyway) rather than to deliver a product that would be half-baked for the market. The latest press release virtually confirms that the product's functionality does not lack the previously touted features. This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will continue to discuss the Market Impact and will make User Recommendations. Microsoft CRM Featuring a familiar and Read More
Customer Relationship Management Strategies Part Two: Creating Your Strategy
CRM system can increase your profits and build customer loyalty by streamlining your processes and provide better quality products and services. However, you

negative letters  client so that any negative impact will not affect your bottom line materially. Customer participants must not let their special agendas override the overall goals of the organization. When involving your customers, be prudent and realistic. Avoid selecting customers who are negative about the company or have a bias against technology. Just as importantly, do not project pessimism. Be cautious not to present your company in a negative context. Documenting the Review Processes To harness the expertise of Read More
Product End-of-life: A Primer
There are five stages that usually make up the lifecycle of a product: introduction, growth, maturity, decline, and termination.During introduction

negative letters  end-of-life can have a negative impact on several areas of the business: Financials : Unsold inventory will be considered a loss, just like any investment in trying to revitalize the product. Customer relationship : Retiring a product without properly communicating with customers can have a negative impact on your company's image. Supply chain : Your entire supply chain can be disrupted if the end-of-life is not planned in advance and business partners are not actively involved in the process. How to Read More
The IT industry is constructed of three-letter acronyms (TLAs). However, the total number of possible three-letter abbreviations using the 26 letters of the

negative letters  vs. EIM The IT industry is constructed of three-letter acronyms (TLAs). However, the total number of possible three-letter abbreviations using the 26 letters of the alphabet is only 17,576. This explains the stars-wearing-the-same-dress types of incidents in the IT world. When Sherry Fox discussed ECM and EIM , the acronyms represented enterprise compensation management and enterprise incentive management respectively. In this blog, the two “dresses” are worn by two different stars— enterprise con Read More
License Revenue Up At The New Manugistics
Manugistics’ recent rise in license revenues can be attributed to the company’s aggressive sales and marketing initiatives implemented by CEO Greg Owens and his

negative letters  IT infrastructure to the negative-margin Internet retailing industry. If, as a result of installing NetWORKS, Amazon achieves a significant reduction in inbound and outbound shipping charges, Manugistics will have obtained tangible evidence of the viability of its products. Manugistics will need all the marketing help it can muster if it is to survive as an independent company alongside formidable competitors like i2, SAP, and now Oracle. User Recommendations Users evaluating supply chain management Read More
Achieving Effective Inventory Management
In today’s competitive business environment, wholesale distributors face critical factors that directly affect customer satisfaction and profit margins. These

negative letters  distributor could acquire a negative reputation for being an unreliable supplier. If the on-hand quantity in the ERP system is greater than what is actually on the shelf, the buyer may not be able to reorder the item from the replenishment source in time to avoid an out-of-stock situation. If the on-hand quantity in the ERP system is less than what is actually on the shelf, the buyer may replenish stock of the item when there is still plenty in the warehouse. This results in excess inventory and Read More
PTC Submits Test Data to FDA’s Global UDI Database
Working with the FDA and major medical device manufacturers, PTC has developed a Global Unique Device Identifier Database (GUDID) submission solution that such

negative letters  and avoid any potential negative consequences. The FDA’s first UDI compliance deadline for high-risk Class III devices is September 24, 2014. High-risk devices are identified as the most complex, life-sustaining, in-body electronic medical devices—these include pacemakers, defibrillators, vascular stents, and ventilators.   This compliance can allow for accurate tracking of “as implanted device configurations and the ability to ensure that faulty devices are updated or not (as in case of, e.g., Read More
IBM Server Line Redrawn
IBM has continued its renaming binge, moving from PCs to servers.

negative letters  Server Line Redrawn IBM Server Line Redrawn R. Krause - October 20, 2000 Event Summary [Source: IBM press release] Oct. 3, 2000 - IBM announced its new server product line, the IBM eServer. IBM's existing server and mainframe product lines (previously known as S/390, RS/6000, AS/400, and Netfinity) will now carry the eServer name and logo, starting with the first shipments, expected sometime this quarter. In addition to the renaming, IBM has announced new features, including: Capacity upgrade on demand Read More
TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 3)
The story so far: Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. Swamped by phone calls from software vendors and

negative letters  ERP! (Week 3) The story so far : Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. Swamped by phone calls from software vendors and consultants, and facing pressure from his VP to short-circuit the selection process, Mike faces some tough choices. When we asked you what you would do in Mike’s shoes, you voted to pursue the creation of an ERP selection team . Don’t forget, you decide the fate of TurtleSpice’s ERP selection. Cast your vote at Read More
Benefits and Pitfalls of Gamification for Consumer Marketing
Companies are always looking for ways to attract new customers and retain existing ones. One way to spur interest in their offerings is to apply the principles

negative letters  only readily respond to negative feedback and share positive messages, but also encourage other users to contribute. Loyal and happy customers, influencers and, in fact, anyone that finds interacting with you attractive, will surely help you build a good reputation, as well as address issues that may affect your image. Happy users will also spend some of their time providing feedback and even new ideas on how to improve your offering. Finally, gamification can be used to educate customers, which will Read More
Improving Customer Engagement with Social CRM
In a previous post I discussed how the social revolution impacted customer relationship management (CRM) and underlined that while processes designed to derive

negative letters  sentiments into two categories: negative and positive. There are two obvious reactions to negative collective sentiments. One is fixing or improving the product. The other is identifying the individuals that are acutely unhappy and loud, and collaborating with them. While both these actions may be necessary, they do not move toward appeasing the sentiment of the group. A company need not stop at appeasing the most unsatisfied clients while ignoring the rest. But contacting each unhappy individual remains Read More

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