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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 sof 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

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  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 unde Read More

War Looms in the On-demand CRM Market (and Beyond)-But Will You Profit from It?


Salesforce.com is now an almost unstoppable force in the world of on-demand customer relationship management. However, it may be the architect of its own downfall—and Microsoft is poised to take advantage. But will you profit from the Salesforce.com-versus-Microsoft war?

demand generation usability  It? Salesforce.com: On-demand in Demand Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), sometimes informally referred to as SFDC, has come a long way since introducing its on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) service in February 2000. One of the keys to its success was its self-described guiding design principles for Salesforce.com''s software as a service (SaaS)—see What Is Software as a Service? ), which will be referred to as service in the rest of the article. Per its 2006 annual report , the service is de Read More

Mastering the Long Tail of Demand


The Long Tail—a strategy involving the sale of a large number of exclusive items in small quantities—is growing. Most companies are dealing with a far greater variety of stock keeping units (SKUs) and slow-moving items with lumpy, unpredictable demand patterns. Learn why Long Tails are growing, and how you can look for opportunities to improve your top and your bottom line by successfully managing long tail inventories.

demand generation usability  the Long Tail of Demand The Long Tail—a strategy involving the sale of a large number of exclusive items in small quantities—is growing. Most companies are dealing with a far greater variety of stock keeping units (SKUs) and slow-moving items with lumpy, unpredictable demand patterns. Learn why Long Tails are growing, and how you can look for opportunities to improve your top and your bottom line by successfully managing long tail inventories. Read More

The Move to PCI Express in Next-generation Systems


The next-generation input/output interconnect standard for the PC industry arises from PCI Express and PICMG 1.3 specifications. However, as platforms change to incorporate these standards, they’re virtually eliminating space for high-end telephony boards. When building telephony solutions, vendors must be aware of the changes in these specifications so that they can better use current and future systems for communications applications.

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On-Premise vs. On-Demand CRM


When looking to acquire an initial customer relationship management (CRM) solution or replace an existing deployment, a host of considerations must be made, not the least of which is choosing between an on-demand or on-premise solution. Both the on-demand and on-premise models have pros and cons, as well as risks and rewards. Download this white paper and know what you need to consider before making a final decision.

demand generation usability  Premise vs. On-Demand CRM When looking to acquire an initial customer relationship management (CRM) solution or replace an existing deployment, a host of considerations must be made, not the least of which is choosing between an on-demand or on-premise solution. Both the on-demand and on-premise models have pros and cons, as well as risks and rewards. Download this white paper and know what you need to consider before making a final decision. Read More

Second Generation IP Telephony


As much as 80 percent of day-to-day business activity is taken up by digitally-based messaging. Integrating telecommunications with your messaging environment is crucial. Second generation IPT leverages data networks, and increases productivity through voice application integration. It integrates directly with customer relationship management or enterprise resource planning systems, Lotus Notes, and Outlook, Word, and Excel, to digitally capture information for compliance and traceability.

demand generation usability  Generation IP Telephony As much as 80 percent of day-to-day business activity is taken up by digitally-based messaging. Integrating telecommunications with your messaging environment is crucial. Second generation IPT leverages data networks, and increases productivity through voice application integration. It integrates directly with customer relationship management or enterprise resource planning systems, Lotus Notes, and Outlook, Word, and Excel, to digitally capture information for compliance and Read More

Gigabit Transceivers ~ the Next Generation


Broadcom Corporation announced they have developed the first transceiver to handle Gigabit Ethernet over existing Category 5 copper cabling.

demand generation usability  Transceivers ~ the Next Generation Gigabit Transceivers ~ the Next Generation G. Duhaime - May 15 , 2000 Event Summary In April, Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) announced the second-generation Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver, a product that allows companies to leverage their existing CAT 5 infrastructure. The significance of the Broadcom BCM5401 is that it will allow vendors to manufacture network equipment that utilizes existing wiring infrastructure, significantly reducing the cost of extending Read More

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 usability  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

Can You Afford Not to Invest in Usability?


I’m in the productivity business. At some level, we all are. We’d like to think that whatever solution we’re selling or service we’re providing will offer a benefit or make life better in some way. So long as we’re in an organization with limited finances (which probably includes most for-profit and not-for-profit organizations these days) we need to measure “better” in two ways. One way of

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Management for Next-generation Multi-service System Networks


The history of telecommunications management is rife with examples of good technology failing to meet business requirements. Historically, while business has needed management of service definitions, technology has focused on element management, leaving a gap between what is desired and what is possible. If operational expenses are to be lowered, this gap must be closed.

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Attribute-based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers


As manufacturing becomes a global process, advances in demand management software have given rise to attribute-based demand management software. In the process manufacturing environment, this software can help manufacturers deal with complex manufacturing processes and increase overall customer satisfaction.

demand generation usability  based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers Originally published - February 11, 2008 Today, manufacturing is a global activity. As supply chain management (SCM) becomes more prevalent in this industry, process manufacturers need to know what raw materials, or ingredients, are available in inventory and when they are needed, since sourcing these ingredients is a complex process. Demand management (DM) software has been developed so that it can be integrated within the supply Read More