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Addressing Channels and the Low-End Market
Microsoft announced plans to increase resources and provide new tools and offerings for MBS independent software vendors (ISV) and value-added resellers (VAR

brand sales channels  nobody will dispute Microsoft's brand equity, Best could find its consumer product equivalent in the ACT! contact management product, which has long been beloved by the salespeople who use it. Ever since Microsoft failed to buy Intuit a decade ago, it has many times gone after Intuit's core markets, but with limited success. For example, Microsoft Money competes with Intuit's Quicken in the personal finance market, but it has not replaced it despite coming free, bundled with Office. And Microsoft has

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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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MAPICS Unifies The Brand And Interacts For CRM Solutions


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brand sales channels  all offerings around one brand - MAPICS ERP and its offerings will no longer be referred to by their current names: XA, Point.Man, Thru-Put, and Maincor. To that end, later this month, MAPICS will be announcing major product releases for its ERP for Extended Systems (formerly known as Point.Man) and its ERP for iSeries (formerly known as XA). MAPICS aims to solve the many challenges facing today's mid-market manufacturer in both complex manufacturing (seen as the ERP for iSeries' sweet spot) and Read More

Turn the Internet into a Strategic Sales and Interaction Channel


With the emergence of the Internet, the business environment has changed for many organizations, and will change to an even greater extent in the future. Indeed, in an increasingly dynamic and global environment, the Web has become an important source of competitive differentiation for companies of all sizes. In this comprehensive white paper, you’ll find out how to design a Web channel strategy that works for you.

brand sales channels  The customer and the brand owner benefit greatly in this situation. Consider, for example, a customer with a high income who is currently a renter and does a Web search on real estate listings. A company that puts customer profile and site visit information together to assume that customer is actively looking for a home to buy has a valuable opportunity to pursue and close business while delivering outstanding customer experience and increased customer satisfaction. By understanding the true intentions Read More

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.

brand sales channels  in order to increase brand recall and the likelihood of engaging prospects early in the buying cycle. Despite Additional Campaign Costs, Relevant Campaigns can Increase Net Proits Crafting highly relevant email messages can generate nine times more improvement in revenue and as much as 32 times more improvement in net proit over undifferentiated broadcast campaigns. PAIN #3: Demand Genera   Marketing PAIN While business objectives may vary across industries and size of organization, two objectives for Read More

Converting Service Calls into Sales with Real-time Offer Management


To achieve sustainable success in selling a product or service, you only need to present the right offer to the right customer via the right channel—at the right time. Of course, it’s not really that simple. But service firms are finding it’s possible to make the right offers, through customer-selected channels, in real time. Find out how you can leverage your customer data to create opportunities for revenue generation.

brand sales channels  improving service, and building brand value. As suggested above, another impor - tant step to address in early phases (comparable to the approach for any business systems implementation) is change management, where the central challenge is to introduce the sales role to service staff. Though the CEO may communicate that it’s become a competitive necessity that “everybody sells,” such a high-level proclamation alone is insufficient to ensure a well-managed transition. It’s essential to counter Read More

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Proof Positive: Increasing Your Online Sales and Transactions


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Sales Forecasting for Your Business Advantage


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