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Stemming the Loss of Knowledge Capital: A Business Fix for Canadian Manufacturers
The clock is ticking for Canadian manufacturers to come up with a solution to the ongoing loss of knowledge capital. Natural employee attrition, such as

reduce attrition  on Canadian manufacturers to reduce costs. Consider a team of engineers and assemblers who have dedicated time and effort to designing and producing a complex project, only to discover a similar project had been done in the past; consider the waste of repeated processes, the missed opportunities, and the cost of design and manufacturing rework. Reuse of what is already learned increases productivity. In an engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing environment this is particularly significant, as captured

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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Professional Services Are Catching-up With CRM


The CRM market is shifting. Instead of looking for an all-purpose and horizontal oriented CRM application, customers are seeking a more specialized and industry specific tool. From the larger organization to the smallest customers, CRM buyers are expecting their applications to follow their business model with limited need for customization. Interface Software, which is focused on the professional services market, is an example.

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Remedy Welcomes You To Your New Office. Now Get To Work!


At Remedy there is a 5 working day service level agreement for getting new employees up and running. If an employee accepts a job at least five days before the start date, the new office will be all ready with a computer, network access, passwords, orientation appointments and a map of the best route to the coffee room. This shoemaker is now sharing its employee transition management technology with everyone’s children.

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Stemming the Loss of Knowledge Capital: A Business Fix for Manufacturers


The clock is ticking for manufacturers to come up with a solution to the ongoing loss of knowledge capital. Their best hope lies in introducing knowledge management strategies across the enterprise—before it’s too late.

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Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster. A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B

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Service: Reduce Cost While Maintaining Customer Satisfaction


Maximizing profit by providing top-quality service at minimum cost is no longer optional – it’s imperative. Reducing the cost of service while keeping customers happy is the primary objective of customer service organizations. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications help you streamline customer service processes and reduce cost, enabling you to keep your customers happy and grow your business. Find out how.

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ERP in Manufacturing 2009: Expanding beyond Traditional Boundaries


Pressures to reduce costs still outweigh all other business drivers that have an impact on enterprise resource planning (ERP) in 2009. ERP is more than a necessary infrastructure; it’s also a strategic weapon in streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes. Discover more about the overall value ERP brings to manufacturing, with Aberdeen’s annual assessment of ERP usage.

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Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment


Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply chain. Data must also be available to other application modules within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. An inventory optimization solution allows companies to effectively fulfill demand and identify how to gain additional profits from their inventories.

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5 Ways to Reduce Network Latency (& not keep your customers waiting)


If your ads are slow to load, chances are, consumers aren’t going to wait around to see them. Just the smallest amount of latency can cost you thousands of views, clicks, and conversions. By following these 5 guidelines, you can reduce your overall network latency and keep those clicks coming.

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Ted's Montana Grill Finds Recipe for Faster, More Efficient Budgeting


IBM Cognos Express helps Ted’s Montana Grill reduce budget planning time by 75 percent, leaving more time for data analysis and enabling restaurant operators to improve profit margins.

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Grow a Profitable Practice by Working Smarter, Not Harder


Economic conditions have improved, but so has the competition. These market dynamics and others add up to increased attrition and more difficulty finding talent. Professional services organizations (PSOs) must double down their efforts to align sales and service to meet growing internal demands.

This report looks at how high-performing organizations double down their efforts to become more focused and efficient in order to meet the changing dynamics of the marketplace.

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