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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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Working Toward Truly Strategic Partnerships


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Turn the Internet into a Strategic Sales and Interaction Channel


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through strategic partnerships  and increase customer satisfaction through differentiation of end-to-end support that is based on customer, product, and other segments. This support model involves no-touch, low-touch, and high-touch modes of customer service. The figure below describes how your customer support organization could leverage self-service as the delivery vehicle for no-touch and low-touch modes of service. The premium, high-touch (and high-cost) contact center channel is reserved for supporting high-end products. Customers Read More

SAS and Action-Oriented Business Processes: Alliances, Partnerships, and Acquisitions


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through strategic partnerships  customer life cycle. Ultimately, through this alliance, SAS and Amdocs promise to decrease their customers'' total cost of ownership (TOC) while increasing their customers'' ROI. The first offering from SAS and Amdocs is the Customer Profitability and Segmentation solution. It offers augment the ability of CSPs to make and execute decisions by looking at customers'' behavioral drivers thereby creating a personalized and differentiated customer experience. Other solutions, such as churn management predictive Read More

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


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The Collaboration Advantage: Customer-focused Partnerships in a Global Market


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through strategic partnerships  Tapping into new talent through collaboration When it comes to building strong business relationships, the survey results reveal a clear, universal challenge: overcoming a shortage of qualified staff. Regardless of company size, region or industry and irrespective of how well respondents think their companies partner with third-party businesses the struggle to find talented workers has had the most significant detrimental effect on business partnerships. In fact, more than one-half of all respondents say Read More

Mahindra Satyam and IFS Enter into Strategic Global Partnership


The agreement between Mahindra Satyam and IFS reportedly covers all territories, so it is truly a global alliance. The solution focus will be on both product/project and asset lifecycle support, so it will cover a broad range of solutions, supporting processes from design/engineering, via build/make, install/construct, and through operations and maintenance, which is a differentiator for IFS since

through strategic partnerships  via build/make, install/construct, and through operations and maintenance, which is a differentiator for IFS since the vendor can support the full lifecycle with one integrated solution. This alliance aims to further enhance IFS'' global delivery capabilities. Unlike most software companies of its size, and even larger, IFS has strong global direct services capabilities that it obtained during its global expansion initiative during the late 90s and early 2000s. While this did have an impact on the Read More

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through strategic partnerships  is becoming more significant. Through research and discussion with many heads of HR, three key trends that impact HR leaders have been identified: overwhelming change, the smart revolution, and the customer-activated enterprise. This white paper also offers a series of recommendations to help ensure that chief human resources officers (CHROs) help their teams take on a more strategic role within their organizations. Read More

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through strategic partnerships  Problems to Ideas through to Innovation Unsurprisingly, research shows that the majority of companies see their future predicated on how well they can innovate. However, just throwing IT technology at issues in the hope that innovation will happen is not viable. Ideas are ephemeral and easily crushed within the wrong environment. Creating a suitable culture, allied with a well implemented idea management approach combined with strong leadership, is required. Read More

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