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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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Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster. A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B

easy demand generation b2b  fast to deploy and easy to administer. There is a product matrix that shows more  comparison detail between BigMachines’ product editions here . With the company achieving more than seventy percent year-over-year recurring revenue growth for three successive years, and GAAP profitability in the past two years, the patience of BigMachines’ financial backers (as  discussed in my previous article ) is paying off and they are reportedly strong on BigMachines. In addition, the company continues to Read More

Next-generation EDI: Time to Upgrade from Outdated Technology?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

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Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

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B2B E-business in the Supply Chain: New Services and Technologies Require Companies to Reevaluate Their Strategies


IT groups aspire to standardize on common integration platforms, but the pressure to integrate with business partners quickly often forces companies to favor expediency over strategy. With so many technology choices, it’s important to understand the role each can play when building an overall business-to-business (B2B) strategy. Learn about the four points you should consider when evaluating vendors and service providers.

easy demand generation b2b  business applications, and it''s easy to see how the B2B portfolio of a company can expand rapidly. With the myriad technology choices available, it''s important to understand the unique role each can play when building an overall B2B e-business strategy. The evaluation of vendors and service providers should be done taking four different perspectives : The approach to integration Options for deployment Variety of offerings Managed services provided This article provides an overview of B2B e-business Read More

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.

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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.

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OKENA Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention


Intrusion prevention has evolved as a smarter alternative to intrusion detection. Pioneer OKENA has mapped application behaviors into rules, and is using these behavior rules to prevent intrusions up front. This second-generation approach offers substantial bottom line savings, and frees up IT resources for other tasks.

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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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B2B Reality Check: Overcoming Challenges in B2B Transaction Automation


There is a common perception that supply chain automation has created an environment in which transactions move quickly and efficiently in industries such as the retail supply chain and high-tech manufacturing. However, this perception is challenged by a recent research study, based on interviews with 400 management representatives of medium to large organizations in the USA, UK, Germany, and France.

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Differences in Complexity between B2C and B2B E-commerce


Business-to-business (B2B) selling has proven to be more intricate than business-to-consumer (B2C) selling, as B2B involves dealing with longer-term contracts and complex products with specific requirements that are not needed in the consumer world.

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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.

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Glovia On B2B Reinventing Trail


If Glovia successfully continues its reinvention as a B2B e-business transformation provider for manufacturers and service companies that want more than core ERP, the market may witness the positive reincarnation of Glovia.

easy demand generation b2b  will reportedly find it easy to manipulate the data for customized presentation and delivery. ePublish also allows companies to securely publish shared information such as purchase orders and invoices on a corporate intranet. On June 28, Glovia announced the launch of glovia.hub , a private digital marketplace platform designed to take the pain out of global e-business by seamlessly linking market-makers to suppliers and customers regardless of language, currency or operating system. glovia.hub 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.

easy demand generation b2b  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