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Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting


The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like to say they focus on it. Few vendors make it as singular a focus as Massachusetts-based Smart Software. Principals Charles Smart, Nelson Hartunian (Ph.D.), and Thomas Willemain(Ph.D.) have been studying the issue for almost 30 years, have

forecasting growth  particularly difficult; neither is forecasting demand when there has been a consistent and steady growth in the level of demand. This is not to say that forecasting is easy, but forecasting steady demand, or steadily growing demand, is relatively straightforward. Volatile, intermittent demand is another matter altogether. Demand that has numerous, unpredictable spikes in certain periods, and other periods where there is no demand, can make for a particularly challenging forecasting scenario. Working with Read More

Strategies for Profitable Growth: Chemical Industry


You may have survived the slowdown of the last few years, but you must still find new growth opportunities to stay competitive. However, you can only cut so much. Midsize businesses in particular need to ask new questions: What strategies and practices are right for the company? And what are the best solutions for facilitating—and even improving them?

forecasting growth  application such as sales forecasting, this data can be uploaded into the SAP system to immediately assess the results of a changed sales forecast. ARE YOU READY?   STRATEGIES AT A GLANCE   Connect business processes Integrate plant and commercial activities Innovate customer services Collaborate with customers and suppliers Build a demand-driven supply chain Track relevant business KPIs   INDUSTRY-STANDARD PRACTICES VERSUS INDUSTRY-LEADING PRACTICES Trends show that many midsize organizations are Read More

A Leader in Service Management Tackles Multidimensional Growth


Founded in 1999, Servigistics, initially a service parts planning and optimization (SPP/O) specialist, has become a full-fledged service lifecycle management (SLM) platform. P.J. Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), runs down the company's history of acquisitions and developments, and interviews Mark Vigoroso, Servigistics' senior vice president of global marketing and alliances.

forecasting growth  in areas such as forecasting, managing distributed inventories and aligning resources with specific service or maintenance events.” Read More

Transition for Manhattan Associates Necessary for Long Term Growth


Based in Atlanta, Georgia, $78 million Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, markets, and supports supply chain execution systems for distribution center management and Internet fulfillment. 1999 was a difficult year for the vendor, marked by reorganization and management turnover in the midst of rapid corporate expansion. Completing its transition to an Internet enabler will be important for Manhattan's long term future.

forecasting growth  and CPFR (Collaborative Planning Forecasting and Replenishment).. Heavy reliance on direct sales: Essentially all of Manhattan''s products are sold via direct sales. The high overhead is evident in the company''s sales and marketing expenses, which account for over 36% of total expenses. Certain third party integrators receive finder''s fees from Manhattan and represent the company''s only quantifiable indirect channel. Vendor Predictions Manhattan will unveil a definitive Internet strategy that will focus Read More

CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at the bigger picture from a customer perspective. But organizations that can build a business-centric system flexible enough to quickly respond to changing customer needs will have a sustainable competitive advantage and enjoy profitable growth for years to come.

forecasting growth  allows for more accurate forecasting and greater sales efficiency. It helps you spend marketing dollars more wisely and target promotions more effectively. It improves an organization''s ability to stock a retailer''s shelves and shape demand during times of constrained supply, improving consumer loyalty while reducing administrative time. Integrated sales and marketing also increases the speed of decision making and time to market. Organizations need to give up their internal, departmental views and Read More

Operational Excellence: Enabling Sustained Growth Spotlight on the Americas


Companies in the Americas should lead the world in growth through operational excellence—but they don’t. A 2008 survey shows that less than half promote insight into operations by investing in enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software. Companies in the Americas also lag behind Asia-Pacific firms in revenue growth and customer satisfaction. Read more of the survey results.

forecasting growth  Excellence: Enabling Sustained Growth Spotlight on the Americas Operational excellence : Enabling Sustained Growth Spotlight on the Americas If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Read More

Strategies for Profitable Growth with IT Services


Service excellence alone is not enough to ensure future growth and profitability in today’s challenging market. Streamlining IT processes is essential to your business workflow. Whatever your professional services software needs—from customer relationship management (CRM) to human capital management—it’s time to learn your lessons: find out key strategies and best practices that can help your company grow profitably.

forecasting growth  for Profitable Growth with IT Services Service excellence alone is not enough to ensure future growth and profitability in today’s challenging market. Streamlining IT processes is essential to your business workflow. Whatever your professional services software needs—from customer relationship management (CRM) to human capital management—it’s time to learn your lessons: find out key strategies and best practices that can help your company grow profitably. Read More

Positioning for Growth at Gibraltar Industries


As the number one supplier of cold-rolled strip steel in North America, Gibraltar Industries wanted to keep the ongoing cost of IT reasonable. Having experienced the high cost of maintaining heavily customized software systems, it decided to use an off-the-shelf enterprise resource planning (ERP) package that was specific to its industry and that effectively supported resource sharing across facilities.

forecasting growth  for Growth at Gibraltar Industries As the number one supplier of cold-rolled strip steel in North America, Gibraltar Industries wanted to keep the ongoing cost of IT reasonable. Having experienced the high cost of maintaining heavily customized software systems, it decided to use an off-the-shelf enterprise resource planning (ERP) package that was specific to its industry and that effectively supported resource sharing across facilities. Read More

New Software Evaluation Center from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Helps Small Businesses Find Solutions for Growth


To remain competitive and to foster growth in today’s aggressive marketplace, small businesses and even microbusinesses would greatly benefit from ERP-like software, or at least a company-wide business management solution. TEC's self-serve tool can help small businesses find and select the right software.

forecasting growth  Software Evaluation Center from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Helps Small Businesses Find Solutions for Growth TEC’s Small Business Software evaluation tool lets small business managers compare available solutions. After all, small businesses need decent solutions too. Montreal, Canada (July 29, 2014) — There is a general feeling of anxiety regarding “ERP” solutions among small business and microbusiness managers, as these systems are typically looked upon as extremely expensive, overly Read More

Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue projections, headcount, spend-ing and capital requirements. Learn how driver-based planning, empowers managers to do better budgeting and, in particular, improve the accuracy and decision making usefulness of rolling forecasts.

forecasting growth  Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What''s missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue projections, Read More

TradeStone Software Has a Growth Spurt


TradeStone Software, a Massachusetts-based provider of merchandise lifecycle management software to nearly 70 retailers that are among the most recognizable in the world, has seen a 33 percent staff growth across its offices in response to a growing customer base and increasing opportunities worldwide.

forecasting growth  Software Has a Growth Spurt TradeStone Software , a Massachusetts-based provider of merchandise lifecycle management software to nearly 70 retailers that are among the most recognizable in the world, has seen a 33 percent staff growth across its offices in response to a growing customer base and increasing opportunities worldwide. TradeStone’s expansion supports its clients’ emerging needs and its vision to deliver an omnimarket platform that brings together retailers, their suppliers, and Read More

ERP in SMBs: Exploring Growth Strategies


Small to medium businesses (SMBs) are focusing on growth strategies and customer service—sometimes balancing between the two, but often focusing on one or the other. As companies grow, and improve performance, they are more likely to have invested in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This Aberdeen report is a roadmap for SMBs seeking to grow and improved customer service through their ERP implementations.

forecasting growth  in SMBs: Exploring Growth Strategies Small to medium businesses (SMBs) are focusing on growth strategies and customer service—sometimes balancing between the two, but often focusing on one or the other. As companies grow, and improve performance, they are more likely to have invested in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. This Aberdeen report is a roadmap for SMBs seeking to grow and improved customer service through their ERP implementations. Read More

Sagent Technology Reports Strong Growth


Business Wire - October 21, 1999 - Sagent Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGNT) announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 1999. Revenue for the quarter increased 117% to $10.0 million, from $4.6 million in the third quarter of 1998. Net losses for the 1999 nine-month period were $970,000, compared to a net loss of $11.7 million in the same period last year.

forecasting growth  Technology Reports Strong Growth Event Summary Business Wire - October 21, 1999 - Sagent Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGNT) announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 1999. Revenue for the quarter increased 117% to $10.0 million, from $4.6 million in the third quarter of 1998. Net losses for the 1999 nine-month period were $970,000, compared to a net loss of $11.7 million in the same period last year. License revenues for the quarter increased 149% to $7.3 million, from Read More

Driving Growth in Manufacturing with CPQ


Manufacturing leads other industries in using configure, price, quote (CPQ) software in selling and fulfillment processes. This paper examines the key challenges confronting manufacturers today and how modern CPQ solutions can support growth strategies through improvements to sales processes and sales effectiveness. We also highlight key capabilities and next steps for manufacturers pursuing CPQ initiatives.

forecasting growth  Growth in Manufacturing with CPQ Manufacturing leads other industries in using configure, price, quote (CPQ) software in selling and fulfillment processes. This paper examines the key challenges confronting manufacturers today and how modern CPQ solutions can support growth strategies through improvements to sales processes and sales effectiveness. We also highlight key capabilities and next steps for manufacturers pursuing CPQ initiatives. Read More