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Web Content Management (WCM)

Web content management (WCM) systems manage content creation, review, and approval processes for web site content. This may include public Web sites (Internet) or private web sites (intranet or extranet). Use a WCM solution to organize and manage documents; provide content version control, collaboration utilities, and user- or document-level security. 

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Will a Tool Manufacturer and a Supply Chain Software Vendor "Click" in Matrimony?


The merger of traditional brick-and-mortar manufacturer Illinois Tool Works with Internet-based Click Commerce is puzzling, but has some method to the madness. Only time will tell how easily and tightly their tools will "click" with each other.

dealer extranet  handle complex distribution and dealer networks. Click Commerce''s philosophy and strategy stem from the premise that collaborative commerce turns traditional linear value chains into trading partner networks (TPNs). In other words, collaboration should provide visibility and transparency, optimize shared assets, and orchestrate common processes in the demand, supply, and service chains (consisting of sales force, key accounts, consumers, retailers, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, field service, Read More

Who Alleges The PRM Market Consolidation?


Many surveys have purported that there are twice as many manufacturers that cannot integrate their ordering systems with those of their partners and distribution channels than those that can, leaving them vulnerable in terms of brand management due to poor visibility.

dealer extranet  a reseller, broker, agent, dealer, or a distributor if you will. Indeed, because sometimes many partners with different idiosyncrasies can be involved, the indirect channel is by far a more complicated part of the value chain than the direct sales force. Nonetheless, PRM is still usually associated with CRM and expected by some to be eventually subsumed by CRM, since the two software sets share a number of similar functional areas, such as after-sale services and support, helpdesk functions, and both use Read More

IPSec VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to


In general VPNs are ill suited to building multi-company extranets, for any situation that extends across organizational boundaries, or where there is unbalanced trust between end points. This article discusses the basic requirements for a true extranet solution.

dealer extranet  VPNs for Extranets: Not what you want to wake up next to Business Drivers for Extranets The market for extranet connections is growing because corporations are motivated to: Extend their B2B connections to existing partners (Today, an average of only 37% of corporations are connected with their business partners, usually with basic data exchanges such as EDI VANs (1) )   Expand these connections beyond data exchanges to direct real-time access of data and applications   Connect with new partners as Read More

Three Es of CRM


With product lifecycles accelerating and pricing pressures increasing, organizations must focus on delivering unique customer experiences to differentiate themselves from the competition. Customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning technologies play a critical enabling role.

dealer extranet  a purchase, an approved dealer will provide a digitally-created, online, 3D concept model of the bike. The dealer will also provide a simulated ride that mirrors the unique bike design. All the digital information about each design is saved...just in case the customer wants to buy another bike. In the spirit of added value, he will capture the entire design, build, and delivery experience in a personalized coffee table-sized book that the customer can share with friends and other motorcycle enthusiasts. Read More

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.

dealer extranet  was based on historical dealer orders and relied heavily on manual intervention. The objective of this process was to determine what styles would continue to be made and how many, as well as what styles would become obsolete. Given the broad range of styles and ever-changing customer preferences, it was extremely difficult for planners to make informed decisions. As a result, they ran the risk of accumulating the wrong inventory in some cases and stocking out in others. Richard Witt, Vice President of Read More

Method to the (Expansion) Madness: Some Common Threads


Click Commerce has been impressively active in its expansion efforts, and now offers quite a few solutions outside its traditional realm. While each of its solutions has a unique focus, the vendor's target market often requires solutions from several categories.

dealer extranet  1,200 Nissan and Infinity dealers, and the challenge has been to reduce high inventory value while at the same time improving overall fill rate and service levels. Reportedly, Nissan reduced overall spare parts inventory by 33 percent in year one, and by 50 percent in year two, while simultaneously increasing fill rates by 10 percent. An unnamed leading supplier of telecommunications equipment relies on the Click Commerce SCM solution suite. Since it was a make-to-stock (MTS) manufacturing environment Read More

Alibris Charged with Intercepting Email


Internet book dealer Alibris has agreed to pay a $250,000 fine after being charged with 10 counts of intercepting electronic communications.

dealer extranet  Communications sent to book dealers from Amazon.com were intercepted by Alibris by their wholly owned ISP, Valinet. Similar to President Clinton''s I didn''t inhale rhetoric, Emeryville, California based Alibris claims that it didn''t read any of the email messages or passwords that it unlawfully intercepted from on-line rival Amazon.com. CEO Martin Manley, former Assistant Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, who was appointed by Secretary of Labor Robert Reich in January 1994 in part to Read More

EosCloudStore


EosCloudStore is a hosted, cloud-based, quote, order, and configuration system for manufacturing and services with a powerful rules engine and customization framework to develop business and  e-commerce apps for any business need, such as dealer portal,  role-based workflow, and custom Web API capabilities.

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Business Intelligence and Database Management Services


Lister's BI team helps organizations to structure their data and extract actionable information from it. The team is comprised of experts who perform end-to-end deployment of BI solutions over the intranet, the extranet, or the World Wide Web. The BI team has over ten years of experience with various database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2, to name a few. Backed by several years of reporting experience, the team has built up expertise in industry tools like Business Objects, Oracle Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and SQL Server Reporting Services. It has also worked with open-source BI solutions like JasperReports, and aims to fulfill the exacting requirements of any organization that approaches it with a BI project. Lister offers end-to-end BI solutions that can bring a good return on investment (ROI). Among the BI services Lister offers are remote database administration (DBA); data quality services; extract, transform, and load (ETL); database design and management; online analytical processing (OLAP) services; reporting; analysis; and dashboards.  

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American Car Makers and Bad Management


In the news, and in a few publications, the Detroit (US) car makers have been blamed for "bad management." I would like to clarify that definition and ask your opinion. But first, my thoughts… An obligation of a business is to respond to customer demands. American customers demanded large SUVs, and gadgets for it that made the SUV a home away from home. What drove SUV sales is the

dealer extranet  from factory to dealer. Dealer preparation costs are a tax on the consumer. A car from the factory should only require a gas fill-up and license registration. Computer systems today have done away with the manual paperwork that used to be required for each car sale. The car assembly line that integrates components made by hundreds of feeder businesses from the latter’s factories needs to be rethought. While just in time (JIT) and lean manufacturing is the norm, perhaps assembly lines are too much Read More

Concept by Configure One Is Now a TEC Certified Quote-to-Order Solution


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dealer extranet  sales rep or a dealer can answer online. Upon the input of specific answers, the system automatically pulls the necessary data which allows the software to generate a price, a bill of materials, and drawings. These documents can then be attached to a quote that will be sent to a customer or to an ERP or CRM system. Users can access the system directly through their login or through other third party applications, such as salesforce.com. Concept Product Configurator screenshot During the certification Read More

Besieged By The CRM Throne Aspirants, King Siebel Delivers "The Magic No.7" Part 2: Market Impact


Will the long awaited Siebel 7 product release help the until recently undisputed CRM leader withstand the pressure from ERP giants – SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft?

dealer extranet  effect like a car dealer touting the sport alloy wheels to senior citizens. Integration Nevertheless, while Siebel applications will also support interoperability with Component Object Model (COM), Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), and Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) environments, the provided applications programming interface (API) connectors to third-party product will integrate at merely a superficial data level. In maintaining its functionally overwhelming and monolithic product, Siebel Read More

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dealer extranet  (B2B) portal (e.g., a dealer portal), telesales, field sales, store kiosks, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) order entry. This  short video presents Cameleon''s value proposition for both sales and marketing teams . Some Other Strong Traits As mentioned in Part 1, Cameleon is a web-based collaborative application for business users . It enables ordinary end-users to define and manage a product and offerings repository, with personalized product and service offering structures and pricing policies. Read More

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dealer extranet  equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and dealer-based service organizations. Conduit’s offering, formerly called Smart Enterprise Suite (SES) , is an electronic product catalog (EPC) system that allows enterprises to organize, manage, and share critical content necessary to support distribution channels. As such, Service Content has been particularly well received by companies in the dealer-based automotive and industrial equipment verticals. Best Product Performers in 2010 The Conduit and Kaidara Read More