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SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 1


In TEC's previous articles and blog posts about pricing management and optimization vendors like Zilliant, Vendavo, DemandTec, Servigistics or Revionics, the main focus was on finished goods (including spare parts). Whether these final products are sold at retail shelves to consumers or dealt directly between trading partners, their proper pricing is meant to create demand and profitability for

signaldemand raised  the tough investment climate, SignalDemand raised the round to spearhead its expansion into new vertical and geographic markets and further enhance its on-demand software as a service (SaaS) technology offering. To that end, SignalDemand opened its European headquarters in London (UK) in July 2008. The company’s mission statement of sorts is to be the leading optimization software for manufacturers worldwide. The SignalDemand solution is supposed to determine the best price points for manufacturers on a Read More

SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and volumes. It also introduced SignalDemand, Inc., which applies math and science to the problem of price and margin optimization software for large-scale manufacturers. SignalDemand stands alone as the only provider of price management

signaldemand raised  consulting partners. In the long-term, SignalDemand will have to more aggressively expand its presence beyond the established stronghold in the food processors segment. Other potential verticals, especially those that leverage reverse BOMs would be chemicals , oil and gas, high-tech, metal centers , and industrial manufacturing. But although the ability to use pricing applications to profitably match supply to demand (while taking costs, on-hand inventory, and capacity into consideration) is a critical n Read More

Chronus—A Development Approach to Talent Management


This post features Seattle-based software company Chronus, and discusses the vendor's unique approach and solutions to helping organizations deliver effective mentoring programs and internally develop their talent.

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Thriving and Surviving in a Turbulent World


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Clarizen-Bringing Social Collaboration to Project Management


Some folks will say that the way people work nowadays is broken—i.e., that collaboration actually takes place on Mars while the actual work happens on Venus. Traditional project management software has failed to cater to companies that are staffed with people with different skills who are scattered throughout the world. What is missing is a tool that truly manages work in today’s borderless

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Will Servigistics Click on More Service Cylinders? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the rise and fall of erstwhile public software company Click Commerce based in Chicago, Illinois (US). At the end of the post, I mentioned the merger of Servigistics and Click Commerce's Service Network Services (SNS) division. The private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners acquired both entities recently with the idea of forming a new combined company to solve

signaldemand raised  Servigistics Click on More Service Cylinders? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series depicted the rise and fall of erstwhile public software company Click Commerce  based in Chicago, Illinois (US). At the end of the post, I mentioned the merger of Servigistics and Click Commerce ''s Service Network Services (SNS) division. The private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners acquired both entities recently with the idea of forming a new combined company to solve the planning, optimization, execution, and Read More

Making the Team Work


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Oracle Reports Strong Profits


On December 14, Oracle Corporation announced record second quarter results for the period ended November 30, 1999. For the quarter, net income increased 40% to $384 million, or $0.26 per share, while total revenue grew to $2.3 billion. This compares to net income of $274 million, or $0.19 per share, and revenue of $2.1 billion for the same period a year ago.

signaldemand raised  Reports Strong Profits Event Summary Oracle Corp.''s second-quarter earnings rose 40 percent, exceeding even the most optimistic predictions made by the company''s top executives last month. With old-line companies largely done fixing Y2K problems, sales are picking up for Oracle''s flagship database and applications software, the company said. In addition, fast-growing Internet companies are buying Oracle software to help them manage vast amounts of data (See TEC News Analysis article: IBM and Read More

Zemeter S&OP Helps Akzo Nobel Increase Margins and Evaluate Market Changes


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signaldemand raised  S&OP Helps Akzo Nobel Increase Margins and Evaluate Market Changes For chemical producers Akzo Nobel, managing a complex supply chain producing more than 2,000 chemical products was an extremely complex task. Akzo Nobel decided to implement a multi-user sales and operations planning (S&OP) system that would be available company wide. Increasing its forecast visibility raised awareness of critical issues earlier—thus reducing inventory and increasing productivity on a global scale. Read More

NetSuite Had a Sweet IPO. Now What?


The end of 2007, at least in the space that I cover, has certainly been "the most wonderful time of the year" for one vendor - NetSuite. True, prior to that, Deltek had a decent initial public offering (IPO) , and possibly even more important, a stellar Q3 2007 quarterly report thereafter. However, on December 20, 2007 NetSuite Inc., a vendor of on-demand, integrated business management

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EXE Technologies Begins Life In The Public Eye


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Talent Management 101: Moving beyond Core HR


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signaldemand raised  Management 101: Moving beyond Core HR From the 1950s to the 1980s, when companies wanted to hire, they simply posted handmade signs on their storefronts, restaurants, or office buildings and waited for people to flock in with their resumes. An interview was often as simple as asking whether interviewees could do a specific task. If the answer was yes, they were hired—and sometimes started working right on the spot. And that was just the hiring. Managing the employee was a whole other story. Read More

Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


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