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Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 2: A Timesaving Solution
Since a 'one-size-fits-all' product is still not quite a viable possibility, almost every product can win provided a certain set of requirements. The Catch 22

a part 2  Part 2 - Presents a Solution Part 3 - Presents examples of applying the Solution Part 4 - Makes User Recommendations From Words To Action Given that a figure is worth thousands of words and that numbers are more irrefutable than postulates, it is a time to illustrate the discussion in Part 1 with a concrete example. Depending of which hat you wish to wear (or are already wearing), you may put yourself in a perspective of a prospective customer, vendor or consultant. Epicor , QAD and Ramco Systems are Read More

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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

a part 2  Note : This is a two part note where Part 1 is a discussion of the use of an IT Knowledge Based selection tool as part of a Decision Support System selection process. This second part of our two-part article is a tutorial with which illustrates using such a system to select a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). Though a PDA is far less complex than, for example, an ERP system, processes and procedures enabling narrowing down of solutions, and avoiding dissatisfaction, while taking on assessed risks, are Read More
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

a part 2  Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress  of  Manhattan Associates  from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan Associates was the epitome of an immaculate  supply chain management (SCM ) software company in terms of market share, growth, profitability, and its products’ capabilities. Indeed, the company was the industry standard for the supply chain execution (SCE) space and the envy of competitors. But Read More
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

a part 2  Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection Mitigating Drawbacks Through The Use Of A Knowledge Base Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. With regard to technology selections, TEC describes a knowledge base as having three components: First , a comprehensive set of functional and technical criteria covering every functional area of an enterprise Read More
Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 2: Market Impact
Scala is a serious challenger in the SME market, especially in emerging markets like Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and China (possibly the local

a part 2  Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 2: Market Impact Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 2: Market Impact P.J. Jakovljevic - August 7, 2002 Market Impact At the beginning of July, Scala Business Solutions (ASE: SCALA; www.scala.net ), an Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based provider of collaborative ERP software for mid-size enterprises and subsidiaries of global corporations, launched a number of initiatives to defend its turf by providing a counter value proposition to users of its larger Read More
CRM-A Real Challenge
Customer relationship management (CRM) should not be viewed as an information technology (IT) tool but as a strategic enabler for organization-wide impact. This

a part 2  (IT) tool but as a strategic enabler for organization-wide impact. This white paper makes recommendations for developing a CRM strategy and value proposition to avoid an implementation falling short of expectations. Read More
The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It
ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to

a part 2  Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It Event Summary Food and beverage industry strategic sourcing vendor ecFood , recently announced exceptional results for 2001 with dramatic increases in revenue, gross margin, transaction volume, customer acquisition and services. The privately held company closed out the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major dairy Read More
Why CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy
Find out more about why CRM is such a smart and timely investment for your small or midsized business in the white paper, crm: a business imperativ...

a part 2  CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy Is it really possible to grow your company during an economic downturn—and still cut costs? Fortunately, the answer is yes—and there's no better way to do it than with the right customer relationship management (CRM) software. By its very nature, CRM is one of the only technologies that can both increase your company's revenues and reduce its costs . And that's a pretty good combination during tough economic times. Find out more about why CRM is Read More
A Guide to Web Testing Using Kentico CMS 7
If you've ever wondered why your digital marketing efforts haven't panned out, the fault may be in your lack of testing. There are two basic forms of testing

a part 2  Guide to Web Testing Using Kentico CMS 7 If you've ever wondered why your digital marketing efforts haven't panned out, the fault may be in your lack of testing. There are two basic forms of testing used in digital marketing analysis, and both have something to offer any individual or company looking for the best way to sell their products or services. Read this white paper from Kentico to find out more about A/B and multivariate testing and how they can help your marketing strategy, as well as how Read More
#2 Dell Tries Harder, Compaq Hurts
Dell Computer Corporation is the #2 Intel server manufacturer in the world. Can they beat Compaq and make it to #1?

a part 2  IBM, HP, and to a lesser extent Compaq, Dell has not yet tried to expand much beyond the Intel market. Part of the reason for this is that IBM and HP had a successful non-PC business before PCs took over the world. It was therefore easier for them to become and remain total systems houses. Compaq expanded beyond Intel through acquisition, and so it has been more difficult for them to match the IBM/HP fully-rounded product offerings. Although Intel only has been a successful strategy for Dell to date, Read More
A Very Helpful Tool When You’re Choosing a New Software Solution
If you've ever been involved in selecting a business software solution, you know how tricky it can be. Today’s software systems are quite complex, and it can be

a part 2  Tool When You’re Choosing a New Software Solution If you've ever been involved in selecting a business software solution, you know how tricky it can be. Today’s software systems are quite complex, and it can be very difficult to tell which vendor has the solution best suited for the special needs and business processes of your organization. One way to help avoid making a bad choice is to have a complete list of software functions to refer to. Let's say you're going to be choosing a new ERP system. Read More
Creating a Web Strategy
One of the best starting points for determining a web site strategy is to understand both the market that your company operates in and the needs of your key

a part 2  a Web Strategy One of the best starting points for determining a web site strategy is to understand both the market that your company operates in and the needs of your key stakeholders. But most companies today are highly complex and political, making the identification and prioritization of stakeholders a difficult task. Discover the three key broad stakeholder groups that you need to factor into your web strategy planning. Read More
Move from a
While the role of IT in product development and sales has increased tremendously, a disconnect remains between the IT and business sides of an organization

a part 2  from a Cost Center to a Game Changer While the role of IT in product development and sales has increased tremendously, a disconnect remains between the IT and business sides of an organization. Some organizations also incorrectly believe that IT spend does not add direct value to the business and hence is not justified. The onus is on IT to mend this perception by delivering tangible business value. Learn how. Read More
Case Study: How a Midsized Company Saved over $870,000 on a $3 Million Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in Less Than Three Weeks
In 2004, Microsoft offered a midwestern-US-based financial services corporation a range of options to renew and replace its existing enterprise agreement. But

a part 2  Study: How a Midsized Company Saved over $870,000 on a $3 Million Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in Less Than Three Weeks In 2004, Microsoft offered a midwestern-US-based financial services corporation a range of options to renew and replace its existing enterprise agreement. But without the right negotiating skills, how could it be certain Microsoft’s offer was the most cost-saving approach? The company engaged an independent consulting firm, and in less than three weeks recognized savings of 28 Read More
The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision
The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of

a part 2  Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various Read More

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