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B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results


For decades, solution-selling and marketing methodologies have used the principle of identifying pains associated with business processes, in order to create urgency and demand for products and services. With the foundational premise that marketers need to drive more revenue while optimizing marketing investments, successful business-to-business (B2B) companies have focused on four critical pillars needed to optimize the lead-to-sale process.

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The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites


Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various aspects of a project, as well as reduce planning time, document activities, and promote communication throughout the engagement cycle.

b2b demand generation components  sell side of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-business applications because they can be the foundation to self-service applications on a web site and available for use by potential customers. At the conclusion of the selection process, the item can be placed in a shopping cart, while the configurator generates all pertinent product information including specifications, prices, quotes, proposals, and order fulfillment lead times. As product configurators have evolved to include Read More

Programming for Business Analysts? The Promise of Simplified Web Services Implementation and Access


LANSA offers to rejuvenate legacy systems by empowering developers with simplified programming to use Java services.

b2b demand generation components  helping suppliers and business-to-business (B2B) customers share order and item information, and linking insurance agents and insurers via the Web. Examples of extending existing IT investments, include creating new retail point of sale (POS) systems linked to central inventory management systems, extending ERP systems with Global Data Synchronization (GDS) capabilities, and enabling wireless access to the central service schedule for field supervisors. Its mission to extend the value of IT Read More

IBS-Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race


IBS, a conservative Swedish enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, seems to be making right moves to remain the leader within its selected segments. However, the road to becoming uniformly globally recognized player will not be smooth.

b2b demand generation components  wholesalers, and business-to-business (B2B) distributors. This vertical strategy has been sales- and marketing-related, and has manifested itself in IBS'' product development agenda. IBS'' professional services consist of analyses of business processes and improvement potential, customer support, development of complementary tailor-made systems, follow-ups of projects and results achieved, implementation, information technology (IT) strategy and system design, modification and development, Read More

JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part One: Event Summary


From how to price and promote products to how to optimize profits, JDA Portfolio tries to create that perfect "moment of truth"--when the right consumer product at the right price is at the right place and at the right time. Yet, the portfolio rounding out process has to continue in earnest, especially after JDA’s aborted merger with QRS.

b2b demand generation components  applications that enable business-to-business (B2B) collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) between retailers and their suppliers. For example, initially focused on retailers, JDA had gained a strong presence amongst CPG manufacturers through Intactix'' acquisitions, while the E3''s strong presence at retailer distribution centers and wholesalers had all but completed the coverage of the retail supply chain. These acquisitions, together with the investments JDA has meanwhile made to Read More

4 Essential Components for Successful Sales


Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within their own sales force. Often sales professionals don’t have the proper skills or tools needed to be successful. But by integrating the four sales process components, they’ll be able to capture information that can be used to place them high above the competition.

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Bandwidth Management in Next-generation Packet Networks


Bandwidth managers can provide the basis of a large-scale solution for a quality of service (QoS) that can support public switched telephone network (PSTN)-grade services. A key aspect of the solution is the ability to be integrated with multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) traffic engineering capabilities, to provide a highly scalable, resilient, and rigorous solution for end-to-end quality of service.

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Kinaxis’ Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance


Kinaxis has always been known as a vendor with a solid value proposition around responding to demand changes that happen between planning cycles with a ’what-if’ simulation capability. As Kinaxis likes to say, no forecast is ever right, and so the ability to react quickly to changes is paramount. This is perhaps even more important in today’s business climate as an accelerating pace of business

b2b demand generation components  Control Tower (the “foundational B2B network” that Bob Ferrari has talked about . Kinaxis envisions its control tower as a central point for visibility and for the team to run scenario simulations. Figure 2. Kinaxis'' RapidResponse Control Tower. It remains to be seen whether the concept of the supply chain control tower is really taking hold among more enterprises, and moving beyond a “check-off feature” that software vendors feel they need to be able to offer. Kinaxis may be out in front in the Read More

TCO of On-Demand Applications Is Significantly Better for SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises


See why the Yankee Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated over a 3 to 5 year period. On-premises solutions require significant investments in IT infrastructure and application deployment, support and update resources.

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i2 Adds More Verticals To Ra-b2b-it Stew


As vertical B2B marketplaces multiply like rabbits, i2 Technologies is nurturing a warren of its own. The latest addition, FreightMatrix, may prove to be the most important introduction to date.

b2b demand generation components  Event Summary As vertical B2B marketplaces multiply like rabbits, i2 Technologies is nurturing a warren of its own. Some observers estimate that today''s 400 or so B2B sites will proliferate to over 10,000 over the next few years. This hardly seems to be an exaggeration considering that vendors from all areas, ERP, supply chain management, CRM, e-commerce, have discovered synergies between e-markets and their core functionalities. i2 has announced seven since introducing Rhythm eXchange Services in June Read More

Collaborative Demand Planning


In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results.

b2b demand generation components  Demand Planning In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results. Read More

Second Generation IP Telephony


As much as 80 percent of day-to-day business activity is taken up by digitally-based messaging. Integrating telecommunications with your messaging environment is crucial. Second generation IPT leverages data networks, and increases productivity through voice application integration. It integrates directly with customer relationship management or enterprise resource planning systems, Lotus Notes, and Outlook, Word, and Excel, to digitally capture information for compliance and traceability.

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The Consumerization of B2B Multi-channel Commerce


There are numerous multichannel B2B commerce opportunities that organizations can take advantage of to increase revenue, decrease costs, create competitive advantage, and create long-term business value. This white paper examines opportunities for B2B organizations to leverage multichannel commerce to reduce costs by streamlining business operations; increase revenue by capturing new customer segments and market opportunities; increase conversion by benefiting from B2C best practices; increase customer satisfaction by delivering multichannel convenience; represent complex and specialized products accurately and effectively; and manage the complexity of B2B transactions.

b2b demand generation components  Consumerization of B2B Multi-channel Commerce There are numerous multichannel B2B commerce opportunities that organizations can take advantage of to increase revenue, decrease costs, create competitive advantage, and create long-term business value. This white paper examines opportunities for B2B organizations to leverage multichannel commerce to reduce costs by streamlining business operations; increase revenue by capturing new customer segments and market opportunities; increase conversion by Read More

Case Study: Miniature Precision Components, Inc.


For nearly 30 years, Miniature Precision Components, Inc. (MPC) supported its operations with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Though MPC performed well with this legacy system, many custom modifications hindered easy and cost-effective updates. The goal was to get a system that involved less effort and cost, and provided support for MPC’s unique operation requirements. Find out about the system MPC chose.

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Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

b2b demand generation components  at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction This article provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise Read More