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S&OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise
Today’s businesses must be able to swiftly respond to the constant changes emerging across their global global supply chains and fulfillment networks to improve

s op pack  OP Newcomer Asserts Notable Domain Expertise Sales and operations planning (S&OP), or integrated business planning [IBP]—the next evolutionary step if you will, continues to receive much attention as of late. In 2009 and 2010, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) produced an exhaustive series of articles on S&OP entitled “ APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? ” as well as a blog post entitled “ Linking S&OP and CPFR (For Retailers’ and Manufacturers’ Sake): An Executive Panel

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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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