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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

Reflexis Systems Announces Record Customer Growth in First Half of 2012


It appears that Reflexis has been aggressively bundling/cross-selling its newer WFM modules into its traditional breadwinning task management deals to try to achieve a wider market acceptance.  The Reflexis platform of integrated task management, key performance indicators (KPI)-based compliance, time and attendance (T@A), and labor scheduling (including budgeting and forecasting) solutions

forecasting growth  scheduling (including budgeting and forecasting) solutions enables retailers to align store labor activities to corporate goals and institute best-practice response to real-time metrics. We might still want to note that what may appear to be 22 new customers is “only” 22 new brand logos that belong to 6 existing retail holding corporations that Reflexis has had for a while. Now, it’s certainly possible that some of these deployments have been extended over time, but these are not necessarily a Read More

Strategies for Profitable Growth: Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing


The aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry is always changing. That’s why A&D manufacturers are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. In pursuit of these objectives, A&D manufacturers are looking beyond standard practices to new business strategies that promise solid business results. But which strategies and practices are right for your company?

forecasting growth  management capabilities, helps improve forecasting while comprehen- sive parts-management capabilities help ensure a positive customer experience. MOVE TOWARD A LIFE-CYCLE SUPPORT MODEL A&D manufacturers are increasingly required to consider support and maintenance concerns in original design plans '' especially under DoD initiatives such as network-centric warfare and performance-based logis- tics. This requires long-term planning that takes into account the costs asso- ciated with an asset over its 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

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

Accelerating the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results


Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find out more.

forecasting growth  Business for Better Results Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find out more. 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

Case Study: All-in-one CRM System Supports Rapid Growth


In 2003, marketing strategies firm Piranha Marketing was rapidly growing to meet the needs of its expanding customer base. The company wanted to find a way to manage its disparate customer relationship management (CRM) software packages while continuing to increase its customer base for all services. Find out how it ended up increasing its conversion rate by 15 percent—and shortening its sales cycle by 50 percent.

forecasting growth  Study: All-in-one CRM System Supports Rapid Growth In 2003, marketing strategies firm Piranha Marketing was rapidly growing to meet the needs of its expanding customer base. The company wanted to find a way to manage its disparate customer relationship management (CRM) software packages while continuing to increase its customer base for all services. Find out how it ended up increasing its conversion rate by 15 percent—and shortening its sales cycle by 50 percent. Read More

Software Growth - Complete the Transaction! Part One


We got many letters for more ideas and details, so we are doing a more in-depth series for supply chain software leaders. In this article we will discuss the issue of completing the whole transaction—the complete solution—which is key to continued revenue growth.

forecasting growth  Growth - Complete the Transaction! Part One Software Growth— Complete the Transaction! In our last article about growth we discussed why software companies don''t grow. Supply Chain software growth strategies were discussed then in an overview format [1] . We got many letters for more ideas and details, so we are doing a more in-depth series for supply chain software leaders. In this article we will discuss the issue of completing the whole transaction —the complete solution—which is key to Read More

VAI Projects Growth on Account of Cloud and Mobility


VAI, a midmarket ERP provider for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail, and service sectors, recently announced a 15 to 20 percent growth projection for 2013, with similar expectations for 2014.

forecasting growth  Projects Growth on Account of Cloud and Mobility Some enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors might be getting a wind up their sails from cloud and mobile technologies. VAI , a midmarket ERP provider for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail, and service sectors, recently announced a 15 to 20 percent growth projection for 2013 , with similar expectations for 2014. To support this expansion, VAI has reportedly increased its workforce by 15 percent. The company plans to continue hiring Read More

Streamline Your Business, Accelerate Your Growth




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Sales and Profit Growth Strategies


Without strong system controls in place, job shop and make-to-order manufacturing environments can be extremely challenging. So where do you begin to make improvements? The Sales and Profit Growth Strategies report will help you evaluate your business and make that determination.

forecasting growth  and Profit Growth Strategies Without strong system controls in place, job shop and make-to-order manufacturing environments can be extremely challenging. So where do you begin to make improvements? The Sales and Profit Growth Strategies report will help you evaluate your business and make that determination. Read More

Enabling Growth through Business Model Innovation


By understanding and successfully leveraging business model innovation, your company can...

forecasting growth  Growth through Business Model Innovation Enabling Growth through Business Model Innovation Success in the new economy takes more than doing things the same old way. Business model innovation creates a better vision for your company—setting you up for efficient, steady growth. By understanding—and successfully leveraging—business model innovation, your company can expand into new markets and business activities find new ways to monetize your existing capabilities work with partners to create 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