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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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Comparing On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives


Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality can fall into four categories: core functionality; non-core functionality; vertical, industry-specific features; and accounting-related features. When evaluating and selecting a CRM solution, enterprises must be aware of the potential issues associated with functions and features that are not part of core CRM functionality.

demand generation usability it  On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives CRM Evaluation Considerations In a recent Forrester Research report, it was noted that while functions and features are important in selecting customer relationship management (CRM) software, they are not the be-all and end-all deciding factor. It was also noted that when organizations looked back in terms of the criteria they used, or would use, to select CRM software, product capabilities were not nearly as important as most Read More

Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example


My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that WFM systems have evolved from point solutions (i.e., time and attendance [T@A], workforce scheduling, absence management, human resources [HR], payroll, etc.) into unified solutions with a common user interface (UI), integrated WFM modules, and centralized

demand generation usability it  holistic view of labor demand, optimized  schedules  based on specific labor policies and constraints, and the fact that accuracy often matters more than efficiency. The next evolutionary step in the enterprise applications realm (WFM systems included) is to leverage  Web 2.0  and  Rich Internet Application (RIA)  tools as well as ubiquitous mobile devices and information to bring informed decision-making to the business user.  Persona -based UI development is repeatedly cited as a concept and Read More

Reconnecting with a Tried-and-True Manufacturing ERP Vendor


What has QAD, a leading provider of enterprise applications for global manufacturing companies, been up to lately? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reconnects with QAD and looks at how the company has leveraged strategic channels, highly scalable solutions, and technology partnerships to address the unique requirements global manufacturers and maintain a competitive position in the global manufacturing ERP market.

demand generation usability it  Internet access), or on demand (SaaS). In 2008, QAD launched a significant enhancement to its core suite with the release of the Enterprise Edition of QAD Enterprise Applications. The 2008 release introduced global financial management capabilities (for more info, see TEC’s blog post ). In 2010, QAD launched QAD Enterprise Applications 2010.1 ( QAD 2010.1 ), a suite designed to meet the unique needs of global manufacturing companies. Based on domain-based architecture (to be explained shortly), this Read More

What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Framework Strategy


Building replacement products on a new framework is a higher risk strategy. The product functionality still quite matters and, while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science 'quantum leap', there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate success in the market (in fact, based on many experiences, one could even argue that the correlation might be inverse).

demand generation usability it  trying to oblige users'' demand for e-commerce capabilities in their ERP solutions. The first stage in the ERP''s conquest of the Web was to allow browser access through support for HTTP, HTML, and Java. This stage of adding Web access layer onto existing old client/server systems has almost been completed by a majority of ERP vendors. This is, however, only a short-term solution, since only the client piece will have been rewritten to be accessed over the Web, and because both the nature of interaction Read More

It Isn't the Fall, It's the Sudden Stop


Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the noise of the sudden stop rings in everyone's ears for a long time.

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What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…


A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short—white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential

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CRM: What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background


Many consultants, vendors, and analysts today define CRM in terms of being a customer-centric business strategy that is enabled by a set of applications that support customer-facing functions and management decision making. That may capture the essence of what CRM is, but it does not begin to capture why an end user organization should invest significant resources to pursue such an initiative.

demand generation usability it  applications often reduce the demands on sales people to handle the administrative aspects of ordering product and support materials while providing better service to the customer. The result is more time for selling and more satisfied customers. Proposal Generators . These applications typically reduce the time to assemble proposals, RFPs, RFIs, etc., but more importantly they enhance the quality and consistency of the response. The result is a higher quality document generated in less time that Read More

Next-generation Workforces


Less than one third of manufacturers can boast world-class employee engagement (the ability to “secure a competitive performance advantage by having superior systems in place to recruit, hire, develop, and retain talent”). Discover how workforce management systems can help manufacturers more effectively measure employee performance, direct human resources (HR), and leverage talent in order to compete effectively.

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Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments


If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of the impact of an IT project. In the long run, IT project KPIs may be the best indicators for IT managers to use in evaluating the results of their IT investments.

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Drink-IT Is TEC Certified for Mixed-Mode Enterprise Resource Planning


TEC is pleased to announce that Drink-IT by the NORRIQ Group is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode enterprise resource planning (ERP) software space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry and supports the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform.

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Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost


IT complexity drives cost and to a great extent, it is business management that drives IT complexity. Until IT architecture and infrastructure are simplified and configured into an adaptable platform, system design and construction will be fraught with wasteful work and non-essential components.

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New Era of on-Demand Business Intelligence Solutions


* In the On-Demand Business Intelligence Solutions report, you ll learn about the market trends reshaping business today,the steady growth in popu...

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