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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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They do it like that in the Balkans -- Select and deploy ERP, I mean (Part I)


The launch of TEC’s blog has somewhat coincided with my visit to Belgrade, Serbia (what used to be Yugoslavia and then Serbia @ Montenegro) for personal reasons. Those several days spent in my homeland in late October/early November (whereby I missed my beloved Boston Red Sox’ winning the MLB World Series ’07 Championship, darn it!) I at least used this time to also learn about the enterprise

demand generation revolution  of successful manufacturing companies, demand for business software was extremely thin, so that only some privileged enterprises (under the patronage of the government, so called „government budget enterprises“) would purchase an ERP solution. These were Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) or the Serbian Oil Corporation , Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) or the Serbian Electrical Utilities , the Serbian Government and its umpteen ministries , as well as some government agencies and institutions. Certainly as Read More

Programming for Business Analysts? The Promise of Simplified Web Services Implementation and Access


LANSA offers to rejuvenate legacy systems by empowering developers with simplified programming to use Java services.

demand generation revolution  there is a growing demand for complementary or bolt-on extended-ERP functions, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), and product lifecycle management (PLM). Providers are heeding the call, but such solutions are often developed for Windows and UNIX/Linux systems. (For more information on competing Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and Microsoft .NET development environment camps, see Understand J2EE and .NET Environments Before You Choose ) Many view .NET as a Read More

The Blessing and Curse of Rejuvenating Legacy Systems


Catering to existing and prospective customers is problematic. Existing customers often value their legacy systems because they are reliable and prospective customers want the latest technologies and rapid deployment. To cope, independent software vendors offer continual enhancements and offer custom extensions.

demand generation revolution  reaching a commodity status, demand for complementary or bolt-on extended-ERP functions, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM) or product lifecycle management (PLM) has been growing. However, most of these products'' providers are developing these for Microsoft Windows and UNIX/Linux systems, rather than for iSeries, and the existing iSeries ERP users typically cannot use them without accepting greater infrastructure complexity and procuring additional IT skills. Read More

Plex Systems at a Crossroads: Part 2


At the beginning of June, I attended the PowerPlex 2013 conference, Plex System’s 12th annual user conference, in Columbus, Ohio, where the focus was on the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, Plex’s cloud-based vertical ERP software solution for managing the lean manufacturing process. Following is a look at the product and its position in the marketplace, as well as the company’s new product roadmaps and

demand generation revolution  meant to shape the demand that comes from customers, just in a different way than the community-based product development model of the past.  By allowing customers to plan for how to make use of product functionality and encourage interaction over product enhancements, the roadmaps are meant to visually represent Plex’s medium- to long-term product development schedule and improve communication about future enhancements. After all, the conference theme, Get Connected, was an acknowledgement of the 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 revolution  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

IFS Packages Analytics for Power Generation


IFS has launched plug-and-play version of a corporate performance management (CPM) solution for companies in the power generation industry. IFS CPM is an analytics platform that gives enterprises a visual, top-down perspective of processes and performance.

demand generation revolution  required templates. If interest demands it, IFS would likely consider similar plug-and-play propositions for other sectors. Read More

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

demand generation revolution  the Supply Chain Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success. Source : Microsoft Dynamics Resources Related to Demand Planning : Customer Demand 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 revolution  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

Social Media for Lead Generation


Using social media to brand your business isn’t groundbreaking anymore. Been there, done that? But although social is still important for branding and generating buzz, it’s increasingly used for lead generation. Learn what types of messaging work best on which channels.

demand generation revolution  Media for Lead Generation Using social media to brand your business isn’t groundbreaking anymore. Been there, done that? But although social is still important for branding and generating buzz, it’s increasingly used for lead generation. Learn what types of messaging work best on which channels. Read More

How to Harness the “Cheap Computing” Revolution


IT costs are escalating, data centers are multiplying, power and space require¬ments are way too high, complexity is increasing, and businesses are locked into static applications that are making them less competitive, not more. This is the state of IT today and something obviously has to change. Well, the “cheap computing” revolution is dawning. So what do we do now?

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IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry


The sales lead generation process for technology companies is very different from lead generation in other industries. Technology sector needs are more precise, and the target market is almost exclusively business-to-business (B2B), with the individuals often being decision makers high up the corporate ladder. Find out how to reach this difficult target, with prospecting methods and tips for making more complex sales.

demand generation revolution  Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. TSL provides a range of sales lead generation , telesales and marketing services that increase sales for technology companies worldwide, and keeps their clients happy. Source : Technology Sales Leads (TSL) Resources Related Read More

The Consumer IT Revolution


With the consumerization of information technology (IT), employees are bringing insights and experiences into the workplace, sharing pioneering technology, and driving business innovation. This report based on a survey of 100 global C-level executives delves into various aspects of the consumer IT revolution. The study findings indicate that it is having a positive impact on both businesses (employers) and internal consumers (employees).

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A Demand-driven Approach to BI


The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of content relevance and software complexity.

demand generation revolution  Demand-driven Approach to BI Demand-driven BI Approach Vanguard Solutions Group, Inc . ( http://www.vanguardsolutions.com ), is a Chicago, IL-based, business intelligence (BI) provider that reportedly achieved major successes in 2004. The core concept behind their solution is that BI must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of Read More