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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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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  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

Proteus: IP Address Management Built Right


Organizations deploying next-generation business and communications applications are looking for ways to rapidly increase the use of existing Internet and core network resources. These network environments demand new management frameworks to simplify network configuration and deployment changes. However, existing point-based solutions do little to address issues of scale, usability, security, and network availability at the Internet protocol (IP) level.

demand generation usability  resources. These network environments demand new management frameworks to simplify network configuration and deployment changes. However, existing point-based solutions do little to address issues of scale, usability, security, and network availability at the Internet protocol (IP) level. Read More

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  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

AribaLIVE 2012: What Was Jolly Good (and What Could Improve) - Part 1


A recent blog post talked about my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event and outlined the main premise of the event: Ariba has become a public cloud commerce network provider first and foremost, while also offering additional related spend management software as required. The vendor is striving to become a business-to-business (B2B) commerce version of Amazon.com and eBay to enable painless

demand generation usability  unique customer transactions, 327 on-demand deals (246 excluding renewals, to be precise) which were all record numbers. Consequently, Ariba’s stock performance lead the extended peer group over the past 12 months with a gain of 68.5 percent; against the NASDAQ composite index it was up 9.2 percent and up 8.6 percent compared to the S&P index. In 2011, Ariba beat out other top performing tech companies, including salesforce.com (up 21 percent), former independent SuccessFactors (down 0.7 percent), and Read More

Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

demand generation usability  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. 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 usability  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

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 usability  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

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 usability  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+” Read More

On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

demand generation usability  for noncompliance create growing demand for specialized SCM solutions.   Suboptimal Traditional SCM Solutions Traditional SCM solutions range from nonautomated paper- or fax-based solutions to electronic solutions implemented using licensed on-premise software. On-premise software provides connectivity between only one organization and its trading partners, and typically requires significant time and technical expertise to configure, deploy, and to maintain inboxes and outboxes. These software providers Read More

Kinaxis’ Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance


Kinaxis has always been known as a vendor with a solid value proposition around responding to demand changes that happen between planning cycles with a ’what-if’ simulation capability. As Kinaxis likes to say, no forecast is ever right, and so the ability to react quickly to changes is paramount. This is perhaps even more important in today’s business climate as an accelerating pace of business

demand generation usability  Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance Kinaxis has always been known as a vendor with a solid value proposition around responding to demand changes that happen between planning cycles with a ’what-if’ simulation capability. As Kinaxis likes to say, no forecast is ever right, and so the ability to react quickly to changes is paramount. This is perhaps even more important in today’s business climate as an accelerating pace of business puts increasing pressure on planning cycles. With the advantages 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 usability  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

UNIT4 Launches Cloud ERP for New-generation Users


UNIT4, a provider of enterprise software that accommodates business change, has launched the next-generation version of its Agresso enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite for people-centric businesses, called Milestone 4. The Agresso ERP suite now provides new social and mobile technologies with for a new-generation workforce. These four—social, mobile, analytics, and cloud—touchstones are a significant departure from traditionally rigid ERP systems.

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Progress-ing Towards ERP On-Demand


While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Google, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, OpSource, etc., the name Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) rarely comes to mind, unjustifiably. While Progress itself is to blame in part for a less aggressive marketing effort (and for the-best-kept-secret-in-the-market status

demand generation usability  ing Towards ERP On-Demand While most discussions about the Software as a Service (SaaS) market revolve around the likes of Salesforce.com , NetSuite , Google , IBM , Oracle , Microsoft , OpSource , etc., the name Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) rarely comes to mind, unjustifiably. While Progress itself is to blame in part for a less aggressive marketing effort (and for the-best-kept-secret-in-the-market status), it is still puzzling that the Bedford, Massachusetts (US)-based provider Read More

Mobility Management for Next-generation Networks


This paper highlights potential approaches for bringing together mobility technologies, and examines how these approaches contribute to resolving operator concerns about deploying services and combating congestion.

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