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E2open—An Unexpected S&OP Player: Part Two
Last week in the TEC blog we took a close look at E2open’s sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategy, including the vendor’s four-step blueprint to

nm 8a s  feasibility testing and creating alignment—collapsing the sales and operations planning cycles.   The multi-tier cost model, which includes capabilities for buy/sell and other procurement models, multi-stage manufacturing, and distribution, allows for immediate analysis of cost implications for decision support. Where there is a high spread of cost variations and a simple average is inadequate, E2open will remove assumptions and provide for factual and granular analysis.   TEC : Do you think the S&OP

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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Giant works for a high-volume service business or small or medium manufacturer. It combines hard financial information on orders and payments along with soft information such as contact notes and correspondence into one system.  

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