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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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Challenges and User Recommendations for a Global Trading Solutions Provider on a Roll


The market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and one should only expect the intensity of competition to increase in the future. For the present, the biggest challenge remains a lack of awareness of the need for TradeStone's applications.

demand generation needs b2b  generates orders after comparing demand against inventory; it notifies users of letter-of-credit requirements; it tracks vendor delivery performance against the original order; it generates invoices based on order information; it transmits and receives payment activity with banks, auditing the payments against the orders; and it reconciles estimated versus actual landed costs at the style, shipment, and component levels) International Logistics and Customs Management (this module provides global shipment Read More

Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

demand generation needs b2b  importance in revenue generation, demand shaping, and profitability? TG: While this is a new market, I wouldn’t characterize it as a neglected child. Commercially viable, off-the-shelf B2B pricing software as we know it today has only been available for the past five years or so. It’s simply a new entrant to the value-creation landscape. That being said, we estimate that hundreds of companies have made investments in pricing software in this short period of time. Given the profound returns our Read More

Next-generation EDI: Time to Upgrade from Outdated Technology?


As a mid-market company, you’ve been using electronic data interchange (EDI) for a number of years. It saves time and money—and most importantly, your trading partners need you to. But new technologies offer a streamlined and cost-efficient approach to EDI. These capabilities mean you don’t have to settle for "workarounds," "good enough," or "my vendor left me no choice."

demand generation needs b2b  by their customers -- demands to lower costs, effectively compete and do more with less. Industry or Partner Mandates If you''re not on the dominant side of the trading partner relationship, you have to comply with the business-to-business integration standards set by your partner. Perhaps the reason you''re using EDI is because your trading partner(s) forced you to. On a case-by-case basis, this can be viewed as a cost of doing business, although it doesn''t have to be, as we will see later. For example, Read More

Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success


Quote-to-order (Q2O) systems can address the increasing demand for personalized and customized products. Complex product specification, quoting, and ordering processes—as well as the software applications catering to those processes—can benefit from the use of the Web, collaboration tools, and lean thinking.

demand generation needs b2b  In? ). Why Such Demand for Q2O Systems? The reasons for the recent healthy market interest in these applications are manifold. For one thing, there has long been the need for mass customization capabilities within manufacturers'' operations. In a supply surplus economy, almost all products and services are made more customizable to meet customers'' exacting needs. The best example is the evolution in the automotive industry from Ford ''s 1914 Model T to today''s Ford lineup and the ability for customers to Read More

Mastering the Long Tail of Demand


The Long Tail—a strategy involving the sale of a large number of exclusive items in small quantities—is growing. Most companies are dealing with a far greater variety of stock keeping units (SKUs) and slow-moving items with lumpy, unpredictable demand patterns. Learn why Long Tails are growing, and how you can look for opportunities to improve your top and your bottom line by successfully managing long tail inventories.

demand generation needs b2b  the Long Tail of Demand The Long Tail—a strategy involving the sale of a large number of exclusive items in small quantities—is growing. Most companies are dealing with a far greater variety of stock keeping units (SKUs) and slow-moving items with lumpy, unpredictable demand patterns. Learn why Long Tails are growing, and how you can look for opportunities to improve your top and your bottom line by successfully managing long tail inventories. Read More

Clear Demand and 360pi Partner for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing


Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure” in today’s omni-channel retail market.

demand generation needs b2b  Demand and 360pi Partner for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure” in today’s omni-channel retail market. The two vendors tout that dynamic pricing is made more relevant today because of the abundance of competitive price data and product information (a.k.a. online price transparency) and made more rigorous because of current big data Read More

Differences in Complexity between B2C and B2B E-commerce


Business-to-business (B2B) selling has proven to be more intricate than business-to-consumer (B2C) selling, as B2B involves dealing with longer-term contracts and complex products with specific requirements that are not needed in the consumer world.

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The Next Generation of Overall Equipment Efficiency


In asset-intensive industries, the need for an overall equipment efficiency (OEE) system is driven by the need to capture real-time information. When equipment operation data is automatically collected and refined by the operator, the quality and quantity of data, and the ability to access and analyze it in a specific manner can greatly help to reduce costs and maximize productivity.

demand generation needs b2b  Next Generation of Overall Equipment Efficiency In asset-intensive industries, the need for an overall equipment efficiency (OEE) system is driven by the need to capture real-time information. When equipment operation data is automatically collected and refined by the operator, the quality and quantity of data, and the ability to access and analyze it in a specific manner can greatly help to reduce costs and maximize productivity. Read More

SAP Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing


SAP has announced the general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application, with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and business planning processes. The idea is to transform supply chains to become demand-driven or even market-driven, whereby supply chain professionals and their marketing counterparts can work more closely together. Capabilities within the

demand generation needs b2b  Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing SAP has announced the  general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application , with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and business planning processes. The idea is to transform supply chains to become demand-driven or even market-driven, whereby supply chain professionals and their marketing counterparts can work more closely together. Capabilities within the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application improve the quality of Read More

How to Define Your Next Generation Contact Center Strategies


A contact center is a mission-critical component of any organization’s operations—regardless of who they service. Yet stakeholders often remain dissatisfied with its performance. In the past, contact centers benefited from advances in information and technologies, yet many companies struggled to determine how they could take advantage of these benefits. Find out how embracing both old and new technologies today can work.

demand generation needs b2b  to Define Your Next Generation Contact Center Strategies A contact center is a mission-critical component of any organization’s operations—regardless of who they service. Yet stakeholders often remain dissatisfied with its performance. In the past, contact centers benefited from advances in information and technologies, yet many companies struggled to determine how they could take advantage of these benefits. Find out how embracing both old and new technologies today can work. Read More

Who the Heck Needs ROI?


Ten common errors prevent return on investment (ROI) calculations from being used as much or as well as possible. Avoiding intuitive decision making and basing ROI on quantifiable factors is essential to the success of major decisions, including software selection.

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New-generation Software Addresses Wholesale Distribution Woes


All too often, fragmented IT landscapes make it difficult—and sometimes downright impossible—for wholesale distributors to improve processes, control costs, and create the efficiencies needed to succeed in a competitive industry. Nevertheless, enterprise technologies do have the potential to be powerful tools, quickly reacting to shifting market forces in a consolidating industry, and achieving operational excellence and solid growth.

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The Next Generation of Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) 2.0 is used more and more to refer to the next generation of BI solutions, which allow better access to information, and enable communication and collaboration amongst all users. But how is BI changing exactly? For one thing, BI 2.0 allows Web-based interactive reporting. Learn about other differences—and how BI 2.0 can make a difference in your organization’s data warehousing and other activities.

demand generation needs b2b  Next Generation of Business Intelligence Business intelligence (BI) 2.0 is used more and more to refer to the next generation of BI solutions, which allow better access to information, and enable communication and collaboration amongst all users. But how is BI changing exactly? For one thing, BI 2.0 allows Web-based interactive reporting. Learn about other differences—and how BI 2.0 can make a difference in your organization’s data warehousing and other activities. Read More