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Nine Questions to Ask 360-system Vendors
Many organizations are searching for automated solutions to support their 360 initiatives. Fortunately, selecting vendors is a lot like making a new hire. You

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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Your 360-degree View of the Customer: Keep the Customer in View


Vendors of customer relationship management solutions, and the companies that use those solutions, praise the advantages of having a 360-degree view of the customer. The approach is meant to provide a company with a full picture of its customers in order to enhance the customer experience, provide better customer service and support, and improve the company’s sales and marketing initiatives to

360 initiatives  advantages of having a 360-degree view of the customer. The approach is meant to provide a company with a full picture of its customers in order to enhance the customer experience, provide better customer service and support, and improve the company’s sales and marketing initiatives to better target those customers. One problem that many companies face in using their 360-degree view stems from having focused on only one or two of these objectives. But as its name implies, a 360-degree view demands a Read More

Improving Customer Relationships: An Integrated Approach


It’s a simple idea: get a better understanding of your customers’ wants and needs, deliver on their expectations, and your revenue will increase. But more than 40 percent of companies surveyed do not have a formal customer relationship management (CRM) strategy in place. And those that have one still struggle with CRM at nearly every stage. Learn more about areas where you can improve your own CRM system strategy.

360 initiatives  way to get a 360 degree view of the customer is to have a 360-degree view of the business, from the initial sales order to the very end of the supply chain. Likely to have executive sponsorship—and leadership. Nearly 58% of companies whose CRM initiatives have not been successful lack executive support, compared with just 9% for successful firms. At Kendall-Jackson, says Mr Baker, the support of senior management, including the company’s founder, Jess Jackson, was crucial in overcoming resistance to Read More

PegaWorld 2011 Revisited


How did Pegasystems avert disaster and become one of the fastest growing technology companies? The business process management (BPM) vendor started delivering software that users could change relatively easily. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a close look at Pega BPM and how this customer-centric software with its unique approach to process execution and modeling has contributed to Pegasystems’ success.

360 initiatives  (and most recently Global 360 ), once very similar to Pega in delivering automated, model-driven, round-trip processes, and thus the most fluid user experience, are now all part of IBM, Progress Software , and Open Text ’s “frankenstacks,” respectively. In addition, Pega believes that cloud computing is the way to go. In 2008, the vendor introduced a private cloud−based platform as a service (PaaS) to help organizations set up centers of excellence (CoE) and facilitate incremental adoption (pilot Read More

Nothing Succeeds Like Success(Factors) - Part 2


Part 1 of this series introduced SuccessFactors, a public provider of software as a service (SaaS) talent management solutions. My post first analyzed the vendor’s evolution from its traditional People Performance realm to the seemingly more opportune Business Execution (BizX) province. Then, I talked about SuccessFactors’ multiple product editions to satisfy companies of

360 initiatives  Some Nice-to-have Capabilities The 360-Degree Review  tool supports the collection of feedback from an employee's peers, subordinates, and superiors. Once collected, the feedback can be aggregated, providing a comprehensive view of an employee's strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement. This capability allows for an insightful and comprehensive assessment of employees, resulting in a better understanding of competency gaps and development needs, both at the macro (company) and micro (employee) Read More

Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations


Although recent initiatives should, to our mind, contribute to creating increased demand and acceptance of the offering in the intended SME market, nevertheless, Made2Manage will have to address certain challenges in order to continue to thrive in this cutthroat competitive environment.

360 initiatives  Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Although initiatives covered in Part Two of this note should, to our mind, contribute to creating increased demand and acceptance of the offering in the intended SME market, nevertheless, Made2Manage will have to address certain challenges in order to continue to thrive in this cutthroat competitive environment. The competition is flying from all directions: its peers (e.g., Epicor , Lilly Software , Sysp Read More

A Road Map to Data Migration Success


Many significant business initiatives and large IT projects depend upon a successful data migration. But when migrated data is transformed for new uses, project teams encounter some very specific management and technical challenges. Minimizing the risk of these tricky migrations requires effective planning and scoping. Read up on the issues unique to data migration projects, and find out how to best approach them.

360 initiatives  Road Map to Data Migration Success Our consultants can help you optimize your end-to-end data migration by combining our expertise with our SAP BusinessObjects software to integrate your data and improve the data’s quality, particularly when upgrading or replacing legacy systems with SAP ERP. Source: SAP Resources Related to A Road Map to Data Migration Success : Data Migration (Wikipedia) A Road Map to Data Migration Success Data Migration Project is also known as : Road Map Data Migration Success Read More

PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives


It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And the choices as to which software tools or system an organization should employ in its initiatives should be entirely based on the review and assessment of its current PLM system.

360 initiatives  Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives PLM Fundamentals: A Framwork for Approaching PLM Initiatives If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Datastay has developed an industry leading PLM application to give you the framework on which to manage all of your product lifecycle efforts. Source : Datastay Datastay's applications Datastay PLM Datastay Quality Datastay NPI Datastay Change Datastay Capomastro Read More

A More Social IBM (for Enterprises, at Least)


On November 8, 2010, IBM announced its Global Business Services initiative to help companies address their social networking initiatives and issues, and use social network technologies and strategies.An important part of this announcement was the unveiling of IBM Lotus Connections 3.0, an application that provides tools for social networking and collaboration: forums, blogs, and social

360 initiatives  More Social IBM (for Enterprises, at Least) On November 8, 2010,  IBM announced its Global Business Services initiative to help companies address their social networking initiatives and issues, and use social network technologies and strategies. An important part of this announcement was the unveiling of IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 , an application that provides tools for social networking and collaboration: forums, blogs, and social analytics, as well as other interesting tasks. This complete initiative i Read More

Project Management Office: Framework Strategy


IT initiatives driven within silos, where each department maintain its own project management office, inhibits the overall cohesiveness and effectiveness of corporate strategy. This document outlines best practices to centralize and deliver a scalable and robust project management framework strategy.

360 initiatives  Management Office: Framework Strategy Executive Summary This report describes an overall strategy that will enable most organizations involved in the utilization of project management best practices to improve their project outcomes by establishing a centralized project management office (PMO) framework strategy. Typically, most large corporations drive their IT initiatives in a silo fashion, by department or division, using the project management standards, guidelines, tools, and techniques of Read More

Is Made2Manage Made2Survive? Seems So.


While Made2Manage reported its second consecutive annual loss in 2000, the latest license income increase and a number of innovative initiatives might augur for the company’s return to profitability and surviving the impending shakeout in the market.

360 initiatives  Made2Manage Made2Survive? Seems So. Is Made2Manage Made2Survive? Seems So. P.J. Jakovljevic - March 2, 2001 Event Summary On January 25, Made2Manage Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MTMS), a provider of enterprise business systems for small and midsize manufacturers, reported fourth quarter and full year 2000 results. For the quarter ended December 31, 2000, total revenues were $9.6 million, a 34% increase from fourth quarter 1999 revenues of $7.2 million. Software license revenue was $4.8 million compared to $3.0 Read More

Catapulting over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts


Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how.

360 initiatives  over the Supply Chain Abyss with Real-time Alerts Despite increased use of key performance indicators (KPIs), supply chain managers’ measurement initiatives continue to come up short. Because of their retrospective nature, KPIs offer little value to today’s complex supply chains. But several market-leading companies are using network-wide KPIs, supported by real-time alerts, to flag problems early, intervene as needed, and improve business results. Find out how. Read More

Buying a Talent Management System: The 11 Key Steps to Success


An integrated talent management system (TMS) can provide numerous benefits—from automating development and performance initiatives to ensuring that the entire organization is managing talent in a unified way. But for many organizations, especially midsized companies, selecting a talent management system can be daunting. Following these 11 steps can help you launch a winning talent management campaign in your organization.

360 initiatives  a Talent Management System: The 11 Key Steps to Success An integrated talent management system (TMS) can provide numerous benefits—from automating development and performance initiatives to ensuring that the entire organization is managing talent in a unified way. But for many organizations, especially midsized companies, selecting a talent management system can be daunting. Following these 11 steps can help you launch a winning talent management campaign in your organization. Read More

Wipro Technologies


Wipro Global IT Business has deep industry experience and a 360-degree view of business. With a comprehensive portfolio of services, Wipro Technologies has more than 130,000 employees and clients across 54 countries.

360 initiatives  industry experience and a 360-degree view of business. With a comprehensive portfolio of services, Wipro Technologies has more than 130,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. Read More

360 Degrees: A Holistic Guide for Your SAP HANA Journey


This series of articles and case studies provides a true 360-degree perspective of SAP HANA within the SAP ecosystem, revealing why customers chose to invest in this transformative technology and what returns they have already captured.

360 initiatives  Degrees: A Holistic Guide for Your SAP HANA Journey This series of articles and case studies provides a true 360-degree perspective of SAP HANA within the SAP ecosystem, revealing why customers chose to invest in this transformative technology and what returns they have already captured. Read More