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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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Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster. A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B

b2b tops demand generation  quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce (self-service portals, product catalogs, etc.) software solutions. These Web-based offerings facilitate sales across their customers'' diverse channels by streamlining their sales processes, from opportunity to order . Using Q2O/CPQ solutions, dispersed sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes, proposals and contracts, manage complex pricing, and manage orders. Most recently, I’ve  reported on Cameleon Software ’s bullish Read More

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 tops demand generation  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

Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

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Attaining Real Time, On-demand Information Data: Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization, enterprise information integration, and corporate performance management are among the proposed solutions, but do they really deliver real time information?

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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 tops demand generation  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

UNIT4 Launches Cloud ERP for New-generation Users


UNIT4, a provider of enterprise software that accommodates business change, has launched the next-generation version of its Agresso enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite for people-centric businesses, called Milestone 4. The Agresso ERP suite now provides new social and mobile technologies with for a new-generation workforce. These four—social, mobile, analytics, and cloud—touchstones are a significant departure from traditionally rigid ERP systems.

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A Demand-driven Approach to BI


The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of content relevance and software complexity.

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Next-generation Tool for Software Comparison Hits the Web


TEC has just released the second generation of its flagship software comparison tool, eBestMatch, which allows users to compare enterprise software side-by-side, down to the minutest level of detail. This version (see below to find out how to snag a free trial) provides immediate user responsiveness, giving you the feeling you’re leveraging a slick desktop app rather than a Web page.

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How Modern Code Generation Works: An Insider’s Guide


To meet high user expectation for applications, your IT department must find ways to improve productivity and complete projects according to the latest standards—often with a reduced head count. In this environment, wasting time on code writing and other repetitive tasks is agonizing. But application generators can automate and manage your development processes. Learn about the functionality that can benefit your company.

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The Demand-Driven Supply Chain and Demantra


Demand-driven supply chains focus on pulling demand and maximizing effectiveness and profitability while traditional supply chains push products and create efficiencies. This difference is the key to improving all supply chain processes and generating significant cost savings and growth.

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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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LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1


TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated. Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations.

b2b tops demand generation  Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1 TEC’s in-depth  2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated . Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations. LeveragePoint was established in January 2009 as a spinout from Monitor Group , 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.

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