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New Approaches to Software Pricing
Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of

pricing mrp  Approaches to Software Pricing Enter Some Possible Software Pricing Thought Leaders In the past customers have been disadvantaged in software contracts, facing numerous and expensive fine print clauses limiting their warranties. (See Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet? ) However, in the new market, power is shifting from the vendor to the customer, and software negotiations are changing. Much to the delight of customers, some vendors are now differentiating their business strategy

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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Evaluating Alternatives: Key Questions To Ask When Considering An Alternative ERP/MRP System


Replacing an aging enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning (ERP/MRP) system to stay competitive brings with it a host of questions.

pricing mrp  of per-user (or per-seat) pricing policy, and technical support offerings also track the number of users of the system. Some price their product piece-by-piece, module-by-module which is often a recipe for buying an incomplete solution. One alternative approach that is gaining in popularity is an annual subscription model which avoids a big up-front license fee, and encourages a long-term partnership between the software vendor, any solutions providers that might be involved in the installation and Read More

INFIMACS Boasts MRP Relevant To MROs


Through incrementally adding functionality tidbits that are crucial to its target market and that are not easily emulated by its competitors, Relevant continues to have a fair shot at delivering a viable solution to project-based discrete mid-market manufacturers such as aerospace contractors, contract manufacturers of electronic components, and MRO organizations.

pricing mrp  and represent costs, determine pricing and portray margins in an MRO company. Without Condition Code Capability by item it is extremely cumbersome to maintain multiple item costs for the same item or to plan it appropriately. Also possibly unique in the market is Relevant's incremental introduction of enhancements as opposed to doing it through one big product release to roll out everything that is new and exciting. The general industry practice of bugs and/or lack of functionality becoming patches, and Read More

Cut-to-size/shape Industries


The specialized material resource planning module for cut-to-size/shape industries must be able to recognize when current demand cannot be satisfied by the in stock inventory due to dimensional issues, and include that unsatisfied demand in its reorder messages.

pricing mrp  new part numbers and pricing for the scraps returned to stock (if necessary), waste can be significantly reduced, since the system sends remnants back into stock with the automatic creation of part numbers and values, as they become part of the inventory from which new orders are calculated. This feature encompasses the issuing of raw material to the job, receipting the cut item, and placing remnants back into stock, automatically creating new inventory codes, and updating the cost of goods sold (COGS) Read More

PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Two: Market Impact


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pricing mrp  years. Namely, several creative pricing, software functional scope repackaging, hosting arrangements, channel strategy revisions, and so on, have resulted with customary limited success of nearly all large vendors in their tier-dropping initiatives, with PeopleSoft not being an exception. For example, even immediately before acquiring J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft yet again further refined its offering in April 2003. After building on more than six years of its mid-market feats and by delivering thirteen Read More

RevvyCPQ


Sales and price quoting should never be the bottleneck to more revenue. Quick quotes, complex configurations, pricing analytics made easy and just a click away. In order to close the business for sales, you have to ask for the order. The problem is that putting together a simple approved price quote using traditional CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) solutions can be very complex for sales users. We invested a lot of effort in designing a user experience so intuitive, it requires no training. Sales users love that. They can jump right in and immediately configure quotes for their eager customers.  At Model N, making CPQ easy is what we do. In fact, in independent testing, REVVY CPQ was preferred 4-to-1 by sales professionals.* We believe SaaS solutions need to be simple yet powerful.  • Built on Force.com, Built with the Sales user in mind, Built to drive Revenue. • CPQ that is so user friendly and pleasing to the eye • 100% Native on Force.com…and more. We also chose Salesforce as our development platform because we wanted you to configure your quotes in something you already use every day. Being “Native” on Force.com means that we can leverage the data and workflows you already have set-up in Salesforce.com. *Study conducted by a leading user experience research and usability testing firm. Research commissioned by Revvy CPQ July 2013.

pricing mrp  Quick quotes, complex configurations, pricing analytics made easy and just a click away. In order to close the business for sales, you have to ask for the order. The problem is that putting together a simple approved price quote using traditional CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) solutions can be very complex for sales users. We invested a lot of effort in designing a user experience so intuitive, it requires no training. Sales users love that. They can jump right in and immediately configure quotes for Read More

Solving Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating


Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues, and government compliance—as well as internal pressures to cut costs. All this complexity is driving the need for more sophisticated transportation rating tools. Find out about the five components of "intelligent rating," and how it can improve your bottom line.

pricing mrp  Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues, and government compliance—as well as internal pressures to cut costs. All this complexity is driving the need for more sophisticated transportation rating tools. Find out about the five components of intelligent rating, and how it can improve your bottom line. Read More

Case Study: CAMACO


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Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street?


Vendors' traditional pricing strategies aren't going to work much longer. Sooner or later, prices will be determined by what the market is ready to bear rather than be based on what vendors think is a profitable way to deliver solutions.

pricing mrp  expensive over time. Such pricing mechanisms typically work well for smaller and simpler applications, but have thus far largely failed with the more complex enterprise-class applications. Further, the on demand pricing model is a hard transition for software vendors that are used to receiving large, up front payments and spending them right away. Dollars spread out over time results in huge transition costs. Stockholders and all but the most cash-abundant software companies cannot handle this transition Read More

Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial


Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the "quantity of one" (i.e., through the so-called mixed-model production), while keeping inventories to a minimum and shortening cycle times in order to quickly fill customer orders.

pricing mrp  vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial Flow Manufacturing The lean manufacturing support philosophy has recently received increased interest, potentially allowing it to break like a huge wave across industry. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s have been burdened with the liability of carrying on some well-publicized Material Requirements Planning (MRP) problems like complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows and unnecessary Read More

Revionics Opens New Office in Austin, Texas


Apparently, retailers are now aggressively adopting demand-based science and optimization technology to personalize and localize pricing, promotions, assortments, and space. Revionics seems to be benefiting from this trend. This is a greenfield opportunity as most retailers today are still using pesky spreadsheets or basic planning tools. With that being said, there is always competition, such as

pricing mrp  DemandTec, SAS, or KSS. Pricing optimization is transformational technology, so retailers look at multiple vendors before making a selection. Revionics claims to be very happy with its win rate. TEC blog post (Jan 2010): The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing – Part 5 Read More

How to Build Pricing Muscle in Retail


Organizations usually rely on historical data and transactions to determine their pricing strategy. However, this data is typically insufficient to arrive at a competitive price. Moreover, customers these days are well informed about the value of products they want to purchase. That's why organizations need to arrive at their pricing strategy only after taking into consideration external intelligence and competitive data. E-procurement systems and price comparison websites have put customers in the bargaining position with the availability of real-time information. This is the type and speed of data organizations need to obtain. Leveraging such information can help an organization counter the threats of new entrants, competitive rivalry, and substitutes with a strong pricing strategy.

pricing mrp  to Build Pricing Muscle in Retail Organizations usually rely on historical data and transactions to determine their pricing strategy. However, this data is typically insufficient to arrive at a competitive price. Moreover, customers these days are well informed about the value of products they want to purchase. That's why organizations need to arrive at their pricing strategy only after taking into consideration external intelligence and competitive data. E-procurement systems and price comparison websi Read More

FPX


FPX, a minority-owned company, provides multi-tenant, on-demand configure-price-quote applications designed to automate product pricing and configuration. FPX is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota (US), with regional offices around the US, and international offices in Hong Kong and London (UK).

pricing mrp  designed to automate product pricing and configuration. FPX is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota (US), with regional offices around the US, and international offices in Hong Kong and London (UK). Read More

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pricing mrp  Your MRP Software Spell Profit? Today’s consumers expect that the products they order will be delivered in a timely fashion—so timely, in fact, that the demands are often far greater than a manufacturer’s capabilities. Being unable to meet order request deadlines can be costly for producers. Learn about a solution that can help: material requirements planning (MRP) software can ensure materials and products are available for production and delivery. Read More

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pricing mrp  Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 5 Part 1 of this series  expanded on some of TEC ’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of  pricing  and  promotions  in  retailing , was  inspired by JDA Software ’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies , and  by Revionics’ recent (and still ongoing) educational series of Read More