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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness


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broader value chain perspective  of decisions by understanding broader decision impact. Deliver Alerts About Deviations from Performance Targets Today''s supply chain managers and executives are busy people. They don''t want to spend time surveying dashboards, no matter how well-designed. Instead, they need to manage by exception - driving immediate attention to the real issues requiring informed action. With SAP BusinessObjects Supply Chain Performance Management, deviations are indicated via alerts, and interdependencies across metrics Read More

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broader value chain perspective  that would encourage a broader, more future-oriented view. Nevertheless, a balanced scorecard approach must always include the financial perspective, since  bottom-line (net income)  results are still the final measure of success. In fact, S&OP can be seen as a bridge between  customer value proposition  and supply chain  efficiency , since the S&OP process integrates the tactical focus of the operations side with the customer orientation of the marketing and sales side. There is an inherent tension Read More

Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


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broader value chain perspective  addition to providing a broader offering than other solutions, the QAD integrated solution has time and cost advantages. Choosing an integrated inventory replenishment solution eliminates the need to implement individual solutions for specific processes and reduces the cost of upgrades. A unique advantage of the QAD Lean Supply Chain Solution is that additions and upgrades will always be integrated with QAD''s base ERP solution, MFG/PRO. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH CONFIRMS QAD VALUE In a study completed in Read More

Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference


IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise the awareness of IT opportunities throughout the enterprise. This paper presents a framework for IT managers to use as a foundation to their planning processes and as a basis for influencing enterprise strategic planning.

broader value chain perspective  *In Memoriam Taking a Broader Perspective on IT Requirements Traditionally, many IT organizations build their IT action plans from the objectives that make up the overall operational business plan. In a relatively straight-forward exercise, a CIO can lay out the relationships between enterprise objectives and IT action plans and budgets. While this approach solves the short-term issues of IT alignment with the business, it can miss strategic opportunities where business managers and planners may not have Read More

In the Demand Intelligence Universe, Perspective Matters


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What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?


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Cash is King—And So is Your Supply Chain: How Mid-Market Companies Can Optimize Supply Chain Operations for Strong Cash Flow and Focused Growth


For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in.

There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as building strong relationships and implementing new technology. But it should be noted that making the decision to invest in technology or update a supply chain process is a cash flow decision in itself, and should thus be weighed carefully.

It is important to realize that the cost of a supply chain or cash flow failure is, in most cases, significantly higher than even the highest price tags for these investments. With that in mind, supply chain solutions and automation technologies are more often than not worth the investment for growing mid-market companies.

This white paper looks at the importance of cash flow management, especially vital for mid-market companies in the current economic landscape. Due to their size, mid-market companies have a smaller financial cushion than their larger competitors, which means they have a reduced margin of error, a thinner cushion for tough financial situations, and a smaller investment pool for funding growth.

Download the guide for more information on why you should optimize supply chain operations to improve cash flow, including explanations on how seeking out supply chain efficiencies, managing cash flow through managing inventory, and investing in new technologies can help your bottom line.

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