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What Does the Future Hold for PRM?
Almost every company has been scrutinizing their relationships with partners more closely and figuring out how best to reach and nurture them. With so much

what is morphing  State of PRM Vendors What are the advantages of partner relationship management (PRM) applications and can they be sustained stand-alone? Designed to help manufacturers reach end users served by an intermediary, PRM software lets original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) grasp feedback from end customers, while also supporting commerce and interactions with distributors. Then the natural question is why only a few software vendors specializing in PRM, which is also known as channel management, demand chain

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The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Four: What SSA Global Gets


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what is morphing  software fatal flows (see What Makes Process Process? and The Fatal Flaws for Process Manufacturers ) such as Many parts make many end items (not only one, like is often the case in discrete manufacturing), requiring all shapes of BOMs (i.e., the traditional A shape for discrete manufacturing, but also V shape or inverted BOM , and their variations like X and I shapes) Model the process rather than the product (again, the latter which is typical of discrete manufacturing practices) Quantity and Read More

Will A Big Fish's Splash Cause Minnows' Flush Out Of The CRM Pond? Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


The ultimate success of Microsoft CRM will be judged by its follow-up releases. While Applix’ decision to abandon the CRM space and suddenly re-focus on BPM may be regarded as a not quite deliberate move, but rather as a sudden act of taking another plunge. Is the Applix move a harbinger of the future for smaller CRM vendors?

what is morphing  Is So Hard and What To Do About It: Data is key to making CRM work ). Challenges to Microsoft Having said all the above, Microsoft's foray into the CRM arena will not be a bed of roses either, despite its indisputably large marketing muscle and R&D investment, its strong channel, attractive pricing policies, and the aura and experience within the market segment. First of all, MBS has been swamped with soul-searching issues of handling multiple disparate product lines, some of which already have native Read More

Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts


The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these challenges, heavy investments have been made in extensive spare ad replacement parts networks.

what is morphing  to tactical tools determining what orders need to be placed to meet strategic objectives. Such goals include managing the risk inherent in allocations and transships; repair or new purchase orders; new product introductions (NPI) or discontinuations; and the replenishment and redeployment decisions. Tactical refinements of inventory optimization entail setting minimum and maximum inventory levels, which recognizing stochastic, changing demand and lead-time. The algorithms required to provide this support Read More

Applying the Power of Social Networks to Customer Relationship Management


Customer relationship management (CRM) is rapidly morphing from a customer management model to one of customer engagement. Social networks, podcasts, blogs, and wikis are enabling customers to become advocates, and not simply the targets they were in the traditional CRM process. The same techniques are also being used within the CRM industry itself to create a content-rich, social media environment for CRM professionals. Find out what these sweeping changes mean to businesses and CRM professionals alike, as TEC's director of research Wayne Thompson sits down with Paul Greenberg and Bruce Culbert of BPT Partners, a leading CRM consulting firm.

what is morphing  examines the following questions: What is the major direction in CRM right now? How is the trend toward social networks changing the relationship between businesses and their customers? What should businesses be doing to capitalize on this change? What is myCRMcareer.com, and what does it offer CRM professionals? Podcast Transcript Welcome to TEC Radio. I'm Wayne Thompson, director of research for Technology Evaluation Centers, and I'll be your host for today's show. In this episode, we'll be discussing t Read More

What Is ERP, Anyway?


We get asked this question a lot, so I thought I'd provide a brief overview. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software unifies traditional management functions within a coherent, integrated system. These management functions may vary from product to product, but comprehensive ERP software applications encompass the following areas: • sales • marketing • human resources

what is morphing  Is ERP, Anyway? We get asked this question a lot, so I thought I'd provide a brief overview. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software unifies traditional management functions within a coherent, integrated system. These management functions may vary from product to product, but comprehensive ERP software applications encompass the following areas: • sales • marketing • human resources • customer care • finance • manufacturing • supply chain management • IT management The integration Read More

Mobile Is the New Face of Engagement


By 2016, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers. Mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken Web site. Rather, mobile is the manifestation of a much broader shift to new systems of engagement. Download this paper and know how such systems of engagement will help firms empower their customers, partners, and employees with context-aware apps and smart products.

what is morphing  Is the New Face of Engagement By 2016, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers. Mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken Web site. Rather, mobile is the manifestation of a much broader shift to new systems of engagement. Download this paper and know how such systems of engagement will help firms empower their customers, partners, and employees with context-aware apps and smart products. Read More

Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco


Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more.

what is morphing  Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more. Read More

Made2Manage (v.7) Is TEC Certified for Discrete Manufacturing ERP


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what is morphing  an overall benchmark of what you can typically find on average across the discrete ERP market (i.e., the average solution).   Based on the comprehensive software comparison data that TEC possesses, Made2Manage ranks as a much stronger–than-average competitive solution against other products in the discrete manufacturing ERP solution space. As the above chart shows, the solution scores higher than the average solution in the Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Read More

UNIT4 Coda Financials Is Now TEC Certified


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There Is No Execution without Integration


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what is morphing  have questions as to what functionality is truly needed to improve the efficiencies of manufacturing operations and what are the best ways to deliver that which is truly needed. To answer these questions Aberdeen has surveyed over 200 hundred manufacturers; these manufacturers will be segmented into Best in Class, Industry Average and Industry Laggard manufacturers based upon operational performance. These Best in Class manu facturers will then be benchmarked based upon several defining characteristics, Read More

Why CRM Is So Hard and What To Do About It: Data is key to making CRM work


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what is morphing  from system to system: what is a customer in one system may be a household in another. Or, worse, what makes up the customer record in one system may be completely different - or even conflict with - what constitutes a customer record in another system. Despite spending millions on CRM systems for call center scripting, campaign management software and the like, companies can't accommodate a marketing department's simple request to link direct mailing or call center results to Web site hits for a Read More

Collaboration is the Key to BPM Success


Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital information between them? In order to access information, understand trends, and build better processes, a system that enables multi-user collaborative technologies is required. Without these collaboration tools, business process management (BPM) cannot be successful.

what is morphing  is the Key to BPM Success Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital information between them? In order to access information, understand trends, and build better processes, a system that enables multi-user collaborative technologies is required. Without these collaboration tools, business process management (BPM) cannot be successful. Read More

The Best ACT! Is Still to Come


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what is morphing  Best ACT! Is Still to Come Event Summary Anyone involved in sales during the eighties would surely remember ACT! as the crucial contact management tool. The competition was fuzzy until the dawn of customer relationship management (CRM) when vendors appeared offering new packaged applications that included contact management, marketing automation, sales force automation, and call center management. Now, more than a decade later, the odds dictated that ACT! should have been overshadowed and its market Read More

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what is morphing  K8 Is Now TEC Certified TEC is pleased to announce that K8 by Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) is now TEC Certified for evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for distribution. TEC Certification is designed to help organizations evaluate enterprise software solutions so they can make more informed buying decisions. For a product to be certified, the vendor must complete a detailed research questionnaire and deliver a formal product demonstration to show our analysts the product's Read More