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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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Next-generation EDI: Time to Upgrade from Outdated Technology?


As a mid-market company, you’ve been using electronic data interchange (EDI) for a number of years. It saves time and money—and most importantly, your trading partners need you to. But new technologies offer a streamlined and cost-efficient approach to EDI. These capabilities mean you don’t have to settle for "workarounds," "good enough," or "my vendor left me no choice."

demand generation vendors  by their customers -- demands to lower costs, effectively compete and do more with less. Industry or Partner Mandates If you''re not on the dominant side of the trading partner relationship, you have to comply with the business-to-business integration standards set by your partner. Perhaps the reason you''re using EDI is because your trading partner(s) forced you to. On a case-by-case basis, this can be viewed as a cost of doing business, although it doesn''t have to be, as we will see later. For example, Read More

Customer Relationship Management and the Next Generation Network


Next generation networks may eventually allow us to interact with the world in a way compatible with how we live. This would have the greatest impact on our ability to add value to the people we do business with.

demand generation vendors  (VoIP) and video on demand. Another important issue centers around the lack of attention to security. Just as the Internet faces virus, spam, spyware, and adware attacks, IMS networks will have to be prepared to handle these plagues and more. Because of these two huge issues, a group of industry heavyweights led by Verizon Wireless , Lucent , Cisco, Motorola , and others, have come together and put forth a set of improvements tabbed advances to IMS (A-IMS). The main objective of A-IMS is to fill in the Read More

Mega-Vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and the adoption of cloud computing. The post ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users. Part 2 then explored the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and painstaking soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their

demand generation vendors  announcing Oracle Sourcing On Demand , in May 2009 the Wall Street Journal (WSJ ) reported that Oracle was working on several other upcoming on-demand applications that would help businesses run sales campaigns, keep track of employees and job applicants, and manage marketing . SAP’s On-demand Strategy for Large Enterprises On a quite separate track from SAP Business ByDesign , an integrated on-demand solution dedicated to the mid-market that was described in Part 2 , SAP recently announced the first Read More

Mega-vendors Warming Up to the Cloud - Part 1


At the time when my recent “SaaSy Discussions” series was already being published, I had an update briefing and great discussion with Colleen Niven Smith, vice president of software-as-a-service (SaaS) initiatives at Progress Software. Smith and Progress Software’s findings on SaaS industry dynamics concur with my assertions that growth of SaaS-based offerings is expected to outpace traditional on

demand generation vendors  accent the strong user demand for services in support of internal and inter-enterprise collaboration. In this ubiquitous adoption wave, SaaS solutions will be increasingly linked to on-premise data, applications, and processes through Web services -based integration APIs and  enterprise service buses (ESB ), then orchestrated through workflow engines  and business process management (BPM ) suites. Workflow-based customization and personalization will require SaaS providers in the cloud to develop Read More

The Reinvention of Software Vendors and End-User Value


Application vendors are focusing on their install base as their primary source of revenue while cutting costs to provide profitability. Most vendors will tell you that they are both new account and customer oriented, and some have struck this balance. But the vast majority have been worshipping at the Wall Street idol of new accounts for so long that the reality is, they have a new account business model.

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Vendors Begin to Round Out Their CRM Suites


Front-office vendors Baan Co. and SalesLogix Inc. round out their customer-relationship management application suites adding new marketing, service, and E-commerce capabilities.

demand generation vendors  spite of massive market demand, most e-Commerce and CRM initiatives from software vendors are a long way from becoming a reality. Current users of Baan or SalesLogix should contact their long-term software provider and inquire about the proposed offering. Also, both current and potential users are advised to request the Company''s written commitment to promised functionality, length of implementation, feasibility of integrating it with the system in place, and seamless future upgrades, before embarking on Read More

Business Intelligence Vendors


Current pure play business intelligence (BI) leaders offer the advantage of superior analytics and planning capabilities; however, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are improving their analytic capabilities and accessibility.

demand generation vendors  Intelligence Vendors Introduction The demand for accurate, timely information across disparate systems in an enterprise has been answered by vendors touting some or near total corporate performance management (CPM) capabilities. Yet, while there are plenty of vendors to choose from, there is no overall CPM market leader. Attempting to gain a competitive advantage in the crowded business intelligence (BI) and CPM market, some enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors are resorting to prudent BI and Read More

Retail Market Dynamics for Software Vendors Part Two: Progress


ERP vendors are making their way into the retail market by bundling, acquiring point solutions or partnering strategically to embed retail-specific functions within their suites. Like in all other enterprise applications markets, eventually, albeit not any time soon, the retail market too will come to a showdown between the pure retail vendors and the enterprise application vendors (e.g., Oracle, SAP, Lawson, PeopleSoft, SSA Global, Geac, Intentia, etc.), which have been striving to natively embed more retail-specific capability into their products.

demand generation vendors  space decisions throughout the demand chain, analyzing business results and trends, automating demand forecasting and replenishment, tracking customer shopping patterns, optimizing revenues through trade allowances, and promotional program management. These products should thereby enable vast amounts of consumer, sales, and inventory data to be rapidly collected, organized, distributed, and analyzed, so that retailers and their suppliers can explore what if merchandising plans; track and analyze 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 vendors  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 Commander


Demand Commander is a demand forecasting and planning solution designed for sales representatives, managers, planners, and c-level management. It can be used to manage customers; derive and execute sales plans; plan production, purchase, and deploy products; and present key business metrics. Demand Commander's functions include demand factor learning; model creation and competition; and consensus building.  

demand generation vendors  Commander Demand Commander is a demand forecasting and planning solution designed for sales representatives, managers, planners, and c-level management. It can be used to manage customers; derive and execute sales plans; plan production, purchase, and deploy products; and present key business metrics. Demand Commander''s functions include demand factor learning; model creation and competition; and consensus building. Read More

Demand Generation Programs for Consultants


IT consulting is a tough business. No matter how good your services are, you can’t afford to wait for potential clients to take notice. You need to get the word out early, reach interested prospects, and let them know what your firm brings to the table. TEC can help. Our comprehensive programs for consultants include demand generation services that put you in touch with a global audience of IT decision makers from Fortune 1000, Global 2000, midsize, and small enterprises.

demand generation vendors  programs for consultants include demand generation services that put you in touch with a global audience of IT decision makers from Fortune 1000, Global 2000, midsize, and small enterprises. Read More

ERP Buyer's Guide: Top Vendors Reviewed - 2012


This brief ERP buyer's guide gives an overview of the major features of ERP solutions, reviews some of the main vendors in 2012 in the three major tiers - the enterprise, mid-market, and small market arenas, and lists important criteria to consider when selecting a vendor.

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JDA Portfolio: For the Retail Industry Part Six: ERP Vendors and User Recommendations


ERP vendors promise products linking to financial and manufacturing systems (which logically, is currently the vendor's own system) and include collaborative SRM and PLM capabilities and links to CRM systems. JDA and others must simplify their integration framework strategies and JDA must focus on data synchronization to offer a truly differentiating collaboration product.

demand generation vendors  services for the retail demand chain and over 4,600 customers, plans to build upon the collective JDA Portfolio to enable its customers to achieve a new level of operational excellence. The vendor plans to establish this capability as a defining and differentiating characteristic of its next generation PortfolioEnabled solutions over the upcoming months and years. JDA Portfolio 2004.1 software and service offerings are detailed in Parts Two through Four of this note. One should also never underestimate Read More

SAP Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing


SAP has announced the general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application, with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and business planning processes. The idea is to transform supply chains to become demand-driven or even market-driven, whereby supply chain professionals and their marketing counterparts can work more closely together. Capabilities within the

demand generation vendors  Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing SAP has announced the  general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application , with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and business planning processes. The idea is to transform supply chains to become demand-driven or even market-driven, whereby supply chain professionals and their marketing counterparts can work more closely together. Capabilities within the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application improve the quality of Read More