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From Spreadsheet Chaos to an Integrated BPM Application in Six Steps
Spreadsheets can provide rudimentary business performance management (BPM) capabilities. But there are many reasons to leave them behind: improved collaboration

preparing an rfp response  likely to fall short. Preparing support staff for rollout. The end user support team needs to be trained on the syntax of the product being implemented. From a process perspective, a central help desk/support line needs to support a large number of business users on the application. Many IT groups already have help desks in place for other software. With BPM, many support requests will require some understanding of the business use of the product, not just the underlying technology. Typical support calls

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets RFI/RFP Template

Insurance and Investment, Marketing Automation, Sales Force Automation (SFA), CRM Analytics, Call Center and Customer Service, Professional Services Automation (PSA), e-CRM, E-Mail Respons... Get this template

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preparing an rfp response  a specific requirement. While preparing any marketing collateral, think about the effect on the reader, who is your prospective customer. Remember that the reader is not likely to devote much time to you, so keep your stuff sharply focused on the topic at hand. Be credible. Use a one-page cheat sheet. Use graphics extensively to make your point. Remember that the reader is bound to be reading marketing collateral from your competitors, so try and say something different so that you can grab the Read More

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preparing an rfp response  course… the price quote. Preparing a proposal can be a lengthy process. So, you should give your short-listed vendors some time to complete and return the RFPs (two to three weeks is generally enough—about the same amount of time it takes most people to start smoking again, or let the stationary bike start collecting dust). And you should probably wait until you have received all the vendor proposals before going ahead with the next step of the process. Software Selection Resolution # 8 I declare Read More

EAI - The 'Crazy Glue' of Business Applications


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preparing an rfp response  maintain integrated messaging.   Preparing for an EAI Initiative Comprehensive preparation maximizes chances for success by establishing clear goals and identifying risks. Create a clear picture of how the product will be applied to business process automation tasks. Create a clear picture of how the product will be operated, administered and managed. Create a clear picture of how the product will be deployed including: Server platforms and operating systems Objects (Application Systems, Relational Data Read More

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preparing an rfp response  Request For Proposal (RFP) Preparing an RFP does not mean you need to abide by the Federal Acquisition Requirements (not fun – trust me). It simply means creating a structured communication of your requirements that forms a reference point for vendors to respond and a yard-stick (is it a metre stick in Europe?) against which to objectively compare the many product offerings you will initially consider. The content of your RFP will vary depending on your situation and in many cases any corporate or Read More

Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment?


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preparing an rfp response  Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Featured Author - Joseph Strub - September 2, 2003 Introduction It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. Could it be because of availability? No defined role? Never been asked? No perceived benefits? This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle where the audit function should be involved and the Read More

An ERP Vendor Poised to Overtake the Services Market


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preparing an rfp response  ERP Vendor Poised to Overtake the Services Market As the US and European markets continue to drive away from manufacturing toward a more services-centric model, the twin factors of workforce mobility and inherent “change” that are tied to people-based industries have spawned a host of new technologies, software applications, and support structures. Simple customer relationship management (CRM) strategies have birthed new wired and wireless field services management, remote asset management, and trans Read More

Quote-to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application


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preparing an rfp response  to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded like this: even though activities from quoting to Read More

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preparing an rfp response  Interview with Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin Introduction I recently talked to Shoshana Zuboff [ 1 ] of the Harvard Business School and James Maxmin [ 2 ] of Mast Global, co-authors of The Support Economy: Why Corporations are Failing Individuals and The Next Episode of Capitalism and who also happen to be married to each other. I can imagine their dinner conversations! Shoshana Zuboff James Maxmin This book aroused my ire and also inspired me. Ire, not very latent, as a consumer who has been forced i Read More

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preparing an rfp response  of ERP Investments Part Four: Replacing or Re-implementing an ERP System Replacing or Re-implementing an ERP System* An investment analysis focusing on enterprise resource planning (ERP) benefits frequently applies to those firms initially justifying an ERP implementation. It can also be used to justify a re-implementation when the initial efforts have failed to produce desired results. The box describing Classifications of ERP success identifies situations where the ERP implementation Read More