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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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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 solutio 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Next-generation EDI: Time to Upgrade from Outdated Technology?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, co Read More

QAD On-demand: Performance Made Responsive


Manufacturers today face increasing pressures to boost revenues and secure profitability. But for them to realize the full financial value of these initiatives, they must invest in a system that can quickly and easily implement or consolidate core business applications. With QAD on-demand, businesses can reduce IT complexity and costs with simplified deployment options and complete application management alternatives.

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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 ev Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing. In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows

demand generation needs b2b  that show the same demand elasticity at the same price levels. You then define these as a segment. Normally you would also layer in your price waterfall data so that you could create a grid with one axis being demand elasticity and the other being the components of the price waterfall such as cost to serve, shipping costs, etc. Personally I don''t think this is a very good approach for most companies. If I was putting in place this sort of segmentation, I would want to first test for any legal issues as Read More

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

BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?


On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now.

demand generation needs b2b  On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced? On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now. 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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ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting


ToolsGroup, a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations.

demand generation needs b2b  Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting ToolsGroup , a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations. ToolsGroup''s embedded machine learning is available as part of the SO99+ version 7.3.1 demand forecasting solution (“SO99+” s Read More

MazikGlobal and Intralearn Software Announce LMS on Demand


MazikGlobal and Intralearn Software have partnered to offer an in-cloud learning management system (LMS) for businesses, LMS on Demand. By combining MazikGlobal's knowledge of cloud infrastructure with Intralearn Software's Learning Management System for Microsoft .NET and SharePoint, the two companies co-authored a new e-learning platform meant to address businesses' demand to automate

demand generation needs b2b  Software Announce LMS on Demand MazikGlobal and Intralearn Software have  partnered  to offer an in-cloud learning management system (LMS) for businesses, LMS on Demand. By combining MazikGlobal''s knowledge of cloud infrastructure with Intralearn Software''s Learning Management System for Microsoft .NET and SharePoint, the two companies co-authored a new e-learning platform meant to address businesses'' demand to automate their training and professional development programs. According to the press Read More

The Next Generation Approach to ERP Data Integration


Today’s manufacturer faces an ever-accelerating pace of business, marked by growing product and process complexity, along with demands for increased quality, speed, and agility. The result is an ongoing need to seamlessly connect the ERP system with multiple software applications, databases, and business applications. Know about a more effective, cost-efficient approach to ERP system integration using robust techniques.

demand generation needs b2b  process complexity, along with demands for increased quality, speed, and agility. The result is an ongoing need to seamlessly connect the ERP system with multiple software applications, databases, and business applications. Know about a more effective, cost-efficient approach to ERP system integration using robust techniques. Read More

Profit from New Generation of BI Dashboards


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demand generation needs b2b  from New Generation of BI Dashboards Today''s business intelligence (BI) dashboards give you more visibility and insight into your company''s operations than ever before. And that means you can leverage data in more effective—and profitable—ways. With the new dashboards, you can more easily aggregate the latest information from multiple sources align business processes with live data to provide BI at all organizational levels digest visual information for rapid, effective decision making Read More

TCO of On-Demand Applications Is Significantly Better for SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises


See why the Yankee Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated over a 3 to 5 year period. On-premises solutions require significant investments in IT infrastructure and application deployment, support and update resources.

demand generation needs b2b  of On-Demand Applications Is Significantly Better for SMBs and Mid-Market Enterprises See why the Yankee Group says that the TCO for on-demand solutions is much better than that of traditional on-premises solutions — even when evaluated over a 3 to 5 year period. On-premises solutions require significant investments in IT infrastructure and application deployment, support and update resources. Read More

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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