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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how PMOLink, a business consulting firm, managed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection project for a client by joining forces with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). The end result: a best-match ERP system for the client—nine months ahead of schedule.

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QueryObject Partners With Cognos


On November 15, QueryObject Systems announced that it has partnered with Cognos Corporation to create and market a high-capacity analytical data mart accessible for analysis over the Internet. QueryObject will provide the back-end with its analytical data structure, while Cognos provides the front-end business intelligence solutions.

strategic partners investment  Cognos vice president of strategic alliances, QueryObject''s open data structure is a high performance data mart that can be integrated with Cognos'' query and analysis solutions. Its ability to concurrently support both Web-server implementations and client implementations over the Internet will be of significant interest to companies looking to offer a range of business intelligence to all classes of knowledge workers across their extended enterprise. User Recommendations Customers evaluating business Read More

Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing


Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This can result in improved profitability throughout the entire supply chain and add value to the final product or service.

strategic partners investment  the notion of SRM, strategic sourcing (as opposed to traditional sourcing) involves finding and building ongoing relationships with trading partners that will account for the majority of an enterprise''s purchasing funds (spend). These close relationships will also provide materials or services that are key constituents in the final product or service, or that can help the buyer meet its profitability and customer satisfaction goals. Strategic sourcing differs in its focus and execution from traditional Read More

The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two


Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa) Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management (IPM) in a blog post about how wise decisions regarding innovation investments can make a huge difference to a company’s success down the line. There are many practices and technologies that come together to improve the success of product

strategic partners investment  below). Figure 1 – Strategic Roadmapping. © Sopheon On the product front, 2011 was a milestone year for Sopheon, as the vendor completed a full refresh of the technology platform upon which its core software offerings are built, and as a result, these are now wholly based on the current Microsoft .NET software framework. This achievement was the culmination of a multi-year effort that was conducted in tandem with a new Agile development methodology. The latter should allow Sopheon to systematically Read More

The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One


Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and price-sensitive markets. Success depends upon agility, in particular a capacity to make fast and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is

strategic partners investment  and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is increasingly viewed as a principal lever for improving business value and has been touted as the key tenet of long-term business viability. It is difficult to refute General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt’s observation a decade or so ago that “innovation is necessary to avoid commodity hell.” Innovation Hurdles But opportunities that stem from innovation Read More

NetSuite TribeHR Partners with Maxwell Health


NetSuite announced a strategic partnership with Maxwell Health, combining Maxwell’s health-as-a-service platform for employee healthcare and benefits administration with the NetSuite TribeHR human capital management (HCM) platform. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can now run all their HCM business processes in the cloud

strategic partners investment  Health NetSuite announced a strategic partnership with Maxwell Health , combining Maxwell’s health-as-a-service platform for employee healthcare and benefits administration with the NetSuite TribeHR human capital management (HCM) platform. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can now run all their HCM business processes in the cloud—from recruiting, managing, and rewarding employees to facilitating flexible healthcare benefits enrollment, administering benefits, and promoting workforce wellness. Read More

abas ERP Partners for Quality Management Software


abas-USA and Pickert & Partner GmbH recently announced a new partnership, which will integrate the Pickert RQM quality management system (QMS) with abas ERP. The integration of these enterprise systems aims to support quality standards through most production-related processes across the entire value chain from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to machine controls.

strategic partners investment  ERP Partners for Quality Management Software abas-USA and Pickert & Partner GmbH recently announced a new partnership , which will integrate the Pickert RQM quality management system (QMS) with abas ERP . The integration of these enterprise systems aims to support quality standards through most production-related processes across the entire value chain from the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to machine controls.   Pickert & Partner GmbH was founded in 1981 and has successfully completed Read More

Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon


Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how.

strategic partners investment  Inventory into a Strategic Weapon Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how. Read More

Tips for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment


As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their business. Yet because the recovery remains uncertain, organizations remain concerned with squeezing the most from their IT investment dollars. Download this white paper to learn about two strategies organizations can employ to maximize the returns from their ERP investments.

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The Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management


Managing a newly deployed voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) integration project is not as easy as some IT managers believe it to be. Delivering voice traffic over the IP network is time-consuming, and requires the right tools and a proper budget. To fully understand the costs associated with IP telephony implementation, businesses must first conduct a thorough evaluation of their management options—prior to deployment.

strategic partners investment  to work on more strategic projects, gives the company round-the-clock monitoring of IP telephony, and leverages the expertise of third parties who manage VOIP for a living. On the negative side, as with most outsourced relationships, it limits internal control over IP telephony performance and may cost more than handling it internally. ROI Assessment Given the costs and time involved with VOIP projects, it’s imperative to understand the return on investment. Although savings do exist, there are some cos Read More

S4 Technology Partners


S4 builds business applications utilizing a state-of-the-art BPMS (Business Process Management Suite) called Aura. We have experience in building Human Resources Portals that support employees to request vacation time, sick days, enroll in health plans, etc. Other apps we have built include Expense Reporting, NSF handling (bounced checks) and a myriad of other apps. Our solutions are 100% Web-based, available as SaaS and interface to any ERP in the market (SAP, Oracle Financials, etc.) at a fraction of the cost of the ERP licensing.

strategic partners investment  Technology Partners S4 builds business applications utilizing a state-of-the-art BPMS (Business Process Management Suite) called Aura. We have experience in building Human Resources Portals that support employees to request vacation time, sick days, enroll in health plans, etc. Other apps we have built include Expense Reporting, NSF handling (bounced checks) and a myriad of other apps. Our solutions are 100% Web-based, available as SaaS and interface to any ERP in the market (SAP, Oracle Financials, Read More

Should You Shift from a Project to Product-based Investment Approach?


Making educated investment decisions can be challenging for any company, especially in an environment of competition and rapid change.

An enterprise’s investment system typically focuses on projects. The dual investment system focuses on linking a business operations system with a well-rounded investment system for a more comprehensive look at the whole picture in your enterprise, and the ability to make wiser investment decisions.

This white paper looks at the potential limitations of the classic project-oriented system for making investment decisions, and examines the new dual investment system: a product-based investment system.

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Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners


kb&p''s media folks consider themselves media anthropologists. We are part of the new breed of media people: media planners + brand planners. kb&p''s Media Department specializes in reaching people in unique and surprising ways. It''s very easy to reach lots of people—just buy a spot on prime time TV—but it''s very difficult to reach people in a way which really strikes a chord for a specific brand situation. Before we schedule media for a client, we ask ourselves how does the target use media? What do they do during the day that affects their media consumption? Are they never home because they''re working? Are they attending PTA meetings? Once we completely understand the target, we focus on consumers'' interaction with the brand. We ask ourselves and the target, how do they interact with the product and where do they find information regarding using and purchasing the brand or similar products? Once we understand the target''s media consumption and the target''s relationship with the brand, we look for the intersection point and really try to influence the dynamic. For instance, for Snapple we developed an iron-on to reach teenage boys. At the time, iron-ons were trendy and retro. Our target was teenage boys, notoriously difficult to reach. Teenage boys do a lot of skateboarding, raving and snowboarding. During each of those leisure activities, iron-ons are considered fashionable. We developed an iron-on and ran it in skateboarding, snowboarding and clubbing magazines. The kb&p media crew know how to plan and buy "big" media; but what sets them apart is their ability to think small all the way down to individual projects and the best way to influence them.

strategic partners investment  Bond & Partners kb&p''''s media folks consider themselves media anthropologists. We are part of the new breed of media people: media planners + brand planners. kb&p''''s Media Department specializes in reaching people in unique and surprising ways. It''''s very easy to reach lots of people—just buy a spot on prime time TV—but it''''s very difficult to reach people in a way which really strikes a chord for a specific brand situation. Before we schedule media for a client, we ask ourselves how does Read More

Infor Partners with CAD Service to Enhance EAM Proposition


Infor has announced a worldwide partnership with CAD Service, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD)–led asset management software. CAD Service’s enterprise asset management (EAM) OpenCAD solution is  fully integrated with the Infor EAM application, not a standalone application. The tight integration will help organizations boost asset visibility without the need to run two or more separate

strategic partners investment  Partners with CAD Service to Enhance EAM Proposition Infor has announced a worldwide partnership with CAD Service, a provider of computer-aided design (CAD)–led asset management software. CAD Service’s enterprise asset management (EAM) OpenCAD solution is  fully integrated with the Infor EAM application, not a standalone application. The tight integration will help organizations boost asset visibility without the need to run two or more separate systems. EAM OpenCAD supports both DWG (Autodesk Read More