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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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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.

demand generation programs sfa  sometimes referred to as demand chain management (DCM) or channel relationship management (ChRM)) software was designed to help organizations that mainly sell through distributors and resellers. Unlike business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce systems that would put manufacturers or service providers in a conflict with their channel partners through disintermediation, PRM should rather bring efficiencies and eventually instill trust within often complicated channel relationships by enabling manufacturers to Read More

These are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 3


Part 1 of this series analyzed two white papers entitled “Customer Relationship Management: The Winning Strategy in a Challenging Economy” and “Maximizing CRM Effectiveness During Lean Times” and authored by Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Oracle CRM, respectively. The blog post made the case for forward-looking enterprises to leverage customer relationship management (CRM

demand generation programs sfa  to more tightly link  demand generation  activities to sale execution, with the ability to adjust tactics as conditions change. Targeting the right prospects from the start is one of the fastest ways to reduce waste and improve  marketing campaign  effectiveness. A good sales process builds a 360-degree view of the customer, beginning with the first touch.  Enterprise marketing management (EMM)  and marketing automation tools embedded in leading CRM systems can help businesses match campaigns (with Read More

Software as a Service for Customer Relationship Management and Sales


Major vendors are noting the growing demand for software as a service. However, smaller providers are forging new ground by offering services for inventory and collaborative planning.

demand generation programs sfa  by IBM''s Applications On Demand Platform , which automates application hosting and management to provide a scalable and efficient platform for running business applications. Software Giants versus SaaS Pioneers There are several reasons why SAP and Microsoft might be delivering limited chunks of SaaS CRM functionality. One reason could be their desire to pick the lowest hanging fruit first (i.e., solutions for mobile, sales personnel, whose processes are fairly common in the early sales stage), while Read More

Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Much More Than Meets the Eye - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series discussed the current upbeat state of affairs of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, as one of the three best-performing products within the entire Microsoft Corporation of late. In a nutshell, during 2009 the product grew significantly and surpassed its one millionth user. Microsoft’s customer relationship management (CRM) offering has become attractive to

demand generation programs sfa  or Oracle CRM On Demand will receive six free months of the Microsoft CRM Online service when they sign up for an annual contract. But even after that period, Microsoft says it''s providing at least 30 percent cheaper service than these two competitors, and in a pay-as-you-go manner (rather than with the annual upfront pre-payment that the competitors demand). Free offline access in  Microsoft Outlook  and free Mobile Express are other incentives, while eligible enterprise customers can qualify for Read More

10 "Must Have" Features in Next-generation Enterprise Software


Many enterprise resource planning (ERP) software vendors promote their "next-generation ERP," but what does that really mean? How do we know if an enterprise solution well and truly is next-generation? Download this white paper to learn about 10 of the most significant features to look for in next-generation ERP software.

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Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

demand generation programs sfa  Demand Supply Introduction If you''re in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton''s law of gravity stands Murphy''s other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to avoid its negative effects (don''t jump!). With demand and supply (D/S) Read More

Next Generation Archive Migration Tools


Data migration products have grown and matured to the point that project success is less of a concern to clients today than how quickly and efficiently these projects can be done, and the level of specificity and control that can be applied during data migration. Clients demand efficient migrations performed to their level of satisfaction, with minimum risk. This guide is designed to demonstrate the features of migration software and their benefits.

demand generation programs sfa  during data migration. Clients demand efficient migrations performed to their level of satisfaction, with minimum risk. This guide is designed to demonstrate the features of migration software and their benefits. Read More

Case Study: Seventh Generation


Seventh Generation, distributor of environmentally friendly products, sought an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to support its supply chain more efficiently, including monitoring the environmental impact of its suppliers and products. Microsoft ® Dynamics NAV helped the company automate business processes and streamline supply chain management while pursuing its mission of corporate responsibility. Find out how.

demand generation programs sfa  Study: Seventh Generation Seventh Generation, distributor of environmentally friendly products, sought an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to support its supply chain more efficiently, including monitoring the environmental impact of its suppliers and products. Microsoft ® Dynamics NAV helped the company automate business processes and streamline supply chain management while pursuing its mission of corporate responsibility. Find out how. Read More

Next-generation Tool for Software Comparison Hits the Web


TEC has just released the second generation of its flagship software comparison tool, eBestMatch, which allows users to compare enterprise software side-by-side, down to the minutest level of detail. This version (see below to find out how to snag a free trial) provides immediate user responsiveness, giving you the feeling you’re leveraging a slick desktop app rather than a Web page.

demand generation programs sfa  generation Tool for Software Comparison Hits the Web TEC has just released the second generation of its flagship software comparison tool, eBestMatch , which allows users to compare enterprise software side-by-side, down to the minutest level of detail. This version ( see below to find out how to snag a free trial ) provides immediate user responsiveness, giving you the feeling you’re leveraging a slick desktop app rather than a Web page. Thanks to Ajax techniques, which I know sweet squat-all Read More

On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore


Product lifecycle management (PLM) is set to transition to an on-demand model. On-demand models are quicker and cheaper to deploy, but software providers must gain user enterprises' trust before on-demand PLM really takes off.

demand generation programs sfa  demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore Background Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is gaining momentum. In accordance with this trend, the product lifecycle management (PLM) market is set to follow the path of customer relationship management (CRM) in an aggressive transition from large, expensive software implementations to the utilization of on-demand SaaS. According to AMR Research , small to medium businesses (SMB) spent $2.1 billion (USD) on PLM-related 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.

demand generation programs sfa  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. The concept of the Demand-Driven Supply Chain is the convergence of marketing and supply chain management. In the consumer products industries, this is of key importance. Marketing drives demand through the use of promotional activities Read More

Demand Management RFI/RFP Template


Promotion Planning, Pricing and Profit Optimization, Forecasting, Merchandise Planning, Life Cycle Planning, Consensus Planning,Collaborative Planning, Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Replenishment, Event Planning, Metrics and Reporting, Demand Management Systems Architecture, Product Technology

demand generation programs sfa  Management RFI/RFP Template The Demand Management RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 535 features and functions found in Demand Management software solutions. This Demand Management Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Demand Management software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Demand Management Template: Promotion Planning Pricing and Profit Optimization Forecasting Merchandise Planning Life Cycle Read More