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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

E-business Buy Side Success at H.B. Fuller


Chemical Company H.B. Fuller leveraged e-business to impact their procurement operations. This article discusses their objectives, the solution and the results.

dealer extranet  business Buy Side Success at H.B. Fuller Company Issue    H.B. Fuller ( www.hbfuller.com ) provides adhesive products to a variety of price sensitive markets. To stay competitive, they must continually innovate and cut costs. Because procurement represented a major expense, the company saw the need for smarter, sleeker procurement. They sought a way to increase the effectiveness of their procurement people and procedures while addressing administrative cost. Company Problem    Like many traditional 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

On Demand Compensation Management Partnerships for Spiffed-up Success


Centive's strategy is to form a limited number of strategic partnerships with leading management consulting firms to ensure customers receive the highest levels of service and support. Pertinent alliances made include one offering sales performance incentive funding formulas (SPIFFs).

dealer extranet  such sales incentive and dealer-distributor programs as sales contest SPIFFs, bonus payouts, dealer-distributor SPIFFs, training certifications, new business developments, sales lead referrals, salesperson performance recognition, etc. The idea here is to motivate sales people to deliver measurable results for the business. Will Centive''s Momentum Allay the Concerns of the Doubting Thomases ? Following the CompCentral divesture, some observers have rightfully assessed Centive''s strategy as risky, given Read More

Case Study: Manitou


Manitou, a global producer of complex make-to-order forklift trucks, wanted to optimize sales processes to overcome several challenges, including a lack of visibility into the order pipeline, and order capture that was prone to errors. After deploying Chameleon, sales channels can access current and accurate product and pricing info, and order capture is not only faster, but more efficient. Learn about other benefits.

dealer extranet  interact with the indirect dealer network and capture accurate opportunity and order statistics coming from the channel. Dealers have access to the entire Manitou catalog via the Internet to research and download technical product information, configure products on-line, obtain dealer negotiated purchase prices and place orders that are 100% accurate. Moreover, Cameleon is integrated with other Manitou information systems to provide dealer self-service access to order status and account balances. Lastly, Read More

The Cobalt Group Drives a New Web Deal


The Cobalt Group and National Automobile Dealers Association form a partnership to help dealers build online capabilities and expand consumer choice.

dealer extranet  shoppers with an enhanced dealer locator, consumer advice and access to the consumer edition of the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide. Market Impact This is a significant announcement for the Cobalt Group. The new partnership provides access to NADA''s nearly 20,000 franchised dealers which hold nearly 40,000 separate franchises. Cobalt maintains relationships with 16 automotive manufacturers and over 50 of the largest dealer groups in the United States. They have little or no competition in the dealer Read More

Geac Trying Its Luck in Partnering


After a slew of acquisitions in the past, which have resulted with varied outcomes, Geac, a Canadian supplier of enterprise management software, seems to be turning to partnerships to expand its product offering and to convince the market about its commitment to further develop attractive product offering.

dealer extranet  a software collector and/or dealer within some esoteric market segments. It will need to add much more value to its products and services to attract and retain customers instead of simply increasing the investment in the existing, possibly outdated, core products and support services. For these reasons, we endorse Geac''s recent partnering initiatives in case as well as its alliance with IBM from the beginning of this year, which features Geac''s System 21 on IBM hardware, with IBM consulting services and Read More

Hannon Hill Corporation


Founded in January 2001, Hannon Hill Corporation delivers content management solutions for managing Internet, intranet, extranet, and portal content. Its solutions are aimed at organizations of all types, including education, energy, healthcare, hospitality, technology, and publishing. Hannon Hill Corporation is based in Atlanta, Georgia (US).

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The Wheres of Electronic Procurement


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How One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities


Rather than sticking to such outdated and speculative pricing practices as "cost plus" or "meet competition," Zilliant suggests companies leverage data to determine how market price response varies, and use this holistic measure of price sensitivity to optimize pricing.

dealer extranet  300,000 Construction equipment provider product-dealer country, product-dealer, competitive region 9,000 Medical devices manufacturer contract volume, product type contract volume, product type, wallet share, customer type, product bundle 120,000 Table 1. Examples of Precision Price Segmentation (Zilliant, 2006) To mitigate the impact of data sparsity (that is, setting prices where too little data exists), the second precision aspect concerns the concept of actionable price segments. While every possible Read More

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

Epicor Releases New Epicor LumberTrack Offering


The announcement on April 1, 2013, entitled “Epicor Announces Newest Release of Epicor LumberTrack,” might have sounded like an April Fool’s joke to anyone unfamiliar with this esoteric offering. But Epicor LumberTrack (formerly from Progressive Solutions) is indeed a comprehensive business software solution for lumber and wood product manufacturers and wholesale distributors (hardwood and

dealer extranet  and building materials (LBM) dealer software for distributors of lumber, building materials, and construction supplies. Both LumberTrack and BisTrack are successfully sold in North America and the UK. The third offering from Progressive is SecureHosting , which provides the facility for customers to run the software in a secure hosted environment, whereby Progressive owned all hardware and was responsible for all maintenance. Progressive Solutions was acquired by Solarsoft in 2012, which was in turn Read More