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Driving Your Brand's Marketing Success with Co-Op Funds


Co-op advertising is a marketing tactic that enables brands to share the costs of local marketing with channel partners. In the United States, co-op advertising amounts to $50 billion in annual ad spend. But primitive co-op strategies and tools are breeding ambivalent channel partners for national brands and leaving money on the table while local marketing programs are underused. The result is weaker branding in local markets and slower channel sales. Read this white paper to learn how to recognize whether your brand is succeeding with its current co-op program, how to build an effective co-op fund program, and how to ensure all your channel partners will use your co-op fund program.

funds  Marketing Success with Co-Op Funds Co-op advertising is a marketing tactic that enables brands to share the costs of local marketing with channel partners. In the United States, co-op advertising amounts to $50 billion in annual ad spend. But primitive co-op strategies and tools are breeding ambivalent channel partners for national brands and leaving money on the table while local marketing programs are underused. The result is weaker branding in local markets and slower channel sales. Read this white Read More

TOA Technologies Raises Significant New Funds to Expand FSM Space


TOA Technologies has recently raised $66 million [USD] from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) to continue to expand and execute on its vision for better field service management (FSM) globally. This announcement is important, as this is the largest single funding round in FSM software to date. FSM is a growing software market, and this news shows that it is quickly increasing in value and

funds  Technologies Raises Significant New Funds to Expand FSM Space TOA Technologies has  recently raised $66 million [USD] from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) to continue to expand  and execute on its vision for better field service management (FSM) globally. This announcement is important, as this is the largest single funding round in FSM software to date. FSM is a growing software market, and this news shows that it is quickly increasing in value and relevance globally. Field service has become Read More

Food Safety, Government Regulations, and Brand Protection


Many food companies are investing significant funds in building awareness for their brands in the market, which can pay off amply in competitive, commodity markets. One highly publicized recall, however, can turn an established brand asset into a liability.

funds  companies are investing significant funds and effort in building awareness for their brands in the market, which can pay off amply in competitive, commodity markets. One highly publicized recall (and the negative image generated in the media), however, can turn an established brand asset into a liability. Nervous consumers can cause distributors and brokers to quickly abandon such tainted products in the channel. Non-branded manufacturers, such as ingredient suppliers or private-label manufacturers, can Read More

Controlling Complex Trade Promotion Management Issues For Suppliers To The Retail Chains


Almost $75 billion (USD) is spend on trade and promotion funds every year. Unfortunately most enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not equiped to handle the complexities of promotion causing false reports and inaccurate invoices. Small and medium businesses (SMB) have had limited choices, until now.

funds  managing the flow of funds between the producer and the trade customer. The amount of promotion funds at stake is staggering. Almost 75 BILLION dollars is spent in trade funds every year, and that amount is growing. Trade promotions account for between 10% and 30% of the overall revenue of a company. This figure varies somewhat by industry, but on average, we can say that trade promotions consume one fifth of a company''s total revenue. It is the second highest expense, after the cost of goods. Trade Read More

Maximizing the Value of Economic Stimulus Funds: Transparency and Accountability in Government Agencies


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), designed to quickly stimulate economic recovery in the US, also marks the start of a new era in the regulation, oversight, and accountability of the use of public funds. Agencies at all government levels will be challenged to maintain focus on programs that achieve long-term results—while ensuring they adhere to the complex requirements for stimulus funds. Learn more.

funds  are discovering that ARRA funds come with complex requirements that must be addressed as part of participating in the program. Increasingly, they realize that they need to take action early on to administer large programs while conforming to the president''s mandate to use taxpayer funds effectively. Key areas of concern include: Maximum use of funds. Agencies must manage ARRA funds to optimize the benefit provided to individual citizens, the community, and the overall economy of the United States. Read More

Ask the Experts: Approaches to Data Mining ERP


From one of our readers comes this question: I am a student of IT Management; I have an ERP course and I am supposed to write an article to review new aspects of ERP systems. I’ve decided to explore the reasons for using data mining techniques in ERP systems—and to look at different modules to which these techniques have been applied. I am going to prepare a framework to determine

funds  search for anomalies in funds transfers, again mainly looking for fraud. Data mining in banking is used to look for out-of-the-normal business transactions such as bad debt protection, to examine historical data to search for market trends, to perform reviews of service profitabilities, and more. In sales, it is used to review the performance of salesmen, customers, buyers, and vendors, as well as product sales, warrantees, markets, and product profitability. Every industry has some need for data mining. Read More

ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors


Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment that is very precise, adheres to very specific tolerances, is highly technical, and produces low volume and, generally speaking, expensive products. Some examples of such products include ships, aircraft, production machinery, etc. The

funds  purchase inventory with project funds, track its use across individual orders within that project, and report on the actual costs throughout the life of the project improved long-lead item processing, which should allow customers to purchase their long-lead items early in the project, and then assign them to the appropriate jobs as the project structure matures A Final Thought In the article Information, Information, Information (Business Excellence Magazine, Sept. 2007), T.R. Cutler wrote Read More

Fighting Terrorism with Global Trade Management


The challenge for government and industry is to secure trade without impeding growth. Therefore, there is a greater need for timely information updated by knowledgeable sources of compliance and regulation issues. Global trade management software appears to be the best solution.

funds  money services businesses, mutual funds brokers or dealers, and casinos to establish minimal procedures to verify the identity of new customers when they open accounts. This section also requires cross-checking account holder and requester names against government lists of known or suspected terrorist organizations. Banks must also have compliance programs in place to ensure that, under the rules issued by US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), their corporate customers are in no way dealing with a Read More

'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft


PeopleSoft has risen from its relatively humble origins in the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) arena, its sole focus as it begun life in 1987. Over the course of a decade or so, it added Supply Chain Management and Financials to its list of application offerings. In the last few years, in the face of slowing cash flows from its traditional strongholds, it has gone full bore toward Internet-based enterprise-wide - even cross-enterprise - solutions, trying to enter the game and be competitive with other top tier ERP-turned Collaborative Commerce vendors. Showing fiscal growth and, very-recently, notably-improved market acceptance, Peoplesoft may be the enterprise software turnaround story of the last decade.

funds  to determine availability of funds, and ability to transmit or receive online Purchase Orders, Shipment Notices, Return Requests, and funds. Trading Exchanges - Enables the establishment of private trading exchanges between a company and its partners. Through PeopleSoft''s acquisition of Cohera, the system provides a web-based format for managing catalog content Customer Relationship Management Applications  PeopleSoft''s CRM package includes functionality in four key front-office areas: support, Read More

Infinium and Elcom Walk Down ASP Aisle


Two companies that are redefining themselves for an ASP future enter into a partnership. Elcom’s eProcurement applications will be the first outsider in Infinium’s new eBusiness unit.

funds  18 month period. The funds are largely targeted toward the hosted e-purchasing and digital marketplace products. The agreement with Infinium is the first in which Elcom''s hosted solutions will be made available by a third party. The actual hosting services will remain under Elcom''s control in the short term, with Infinium doing the heavy lifting of sales and creating marketplace solutions for its customers and their supply chains. However we expect that hosting for Infinium''s customers will move to Read More

Project and Process Management


Project portfolio management (PPM) is a business practice that helps organizations align their portfolios of projects with their business strategies. PPM organizes a series of projects into a single portfolio consisting of reports that capture project objectives, costs, timelines, accomplishments, resources, risks, and other critical factors. Executives can then regularly review entire portfolios, allocate resources appropriately, and adjust projects to produce the highest departmental returns. As its name implies, project portfolio management groups projects so they can be managed as a portfolio, much as an investor would manage stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Business process management (BPM) complements PPM by enabling and managing the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view that involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.


funds  stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Business process management (BPM) complements PPM by enabling and managing the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view that involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases. Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part I


At Deltek’s Insight 2009 user conference last May, the host software vendor did a notable thing. Namely, besides merely putting on an all-too-common multi-day conference chock full of product announcements, functional breakout sessions, and industry best-practice discussions, Deltek decided to fill a market need by convening a separate “track” that was dedicated to

funds  words, the money and funds that are envisioned to go towards infrastructure, computerizing Americans’ health records, renewable energy, the largest home and commercial building  weatherization  program in history, the education reform and college affordability and access, etc., are subject to an unprecedented focus on oversight, accountability, and transparency.  There are reportedly 25  US federal agencies  cited as having programs funded by ARRA. Each federal agency had to meet with  the Office Read More

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how PMOLink, a business consulting firm, managed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection project for a client by joining forces with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). The end result: a best-match ERP system for the client—nine months ahead of schedule.

funds  , Strategic Partners Mutual Funds , Creating Global Strategic Partnerships , Global Strategic Partners , Strategic Partners Program , Global Strategic Partnership , Strategic Partners Consulting , Strategic Partnerships and Alliances , Strategic Resource Partners , Strategic Partnership Manager . Introduction Strategic partnerships are changing the perception of competition. Companies that used to compete with each other now form alliances to attain their business objectives. The following case study Read More

Global Trade Applications in Global Credit Crunch - Part I


I have done blog posts lately on how some supply chain management (SCM) applications could fare in a down economy. One was about pricing optimization solutions while the other one was about how sourcing and procurement can help enterprises in a down economy. But in the meantime the global credit crunch has dawned with a vengeance. This has not only promoted the economic downturn and recession

funds  of buyers, including hedge funds and asset-based lenders. This new offering provides Ariba suppliers for the first time with the ability to initiate the sale of receivables through the Ariba Supplier Network , whereas previously such activity had to be initiated by buyers. That times are risky for everyone might indicate the recent Supply Excellence blog post .  It says clearly that: “…because a unique characteristic of the current credit crisis is that small and mid-size suppliers who are Read More

How to Choose the Right Hosted CRM Solution for You


How can you get the most out of a customer relationship management (CRM) solution while reducing operating costs and increasing overall profitability? By purchasing a hosted CRM solution that’ll provide the benefits of an on-premise CRM solution without the need for a complex implementation or the assistance of an in-house IT team. Hosted CRM is a cost-effective solution that promises a quick return on investment (ROI).

funds  especially those with limited funds and IT resources. Services are delivered in a very modular manner and, thanks to Salesforce.com''s on demand Apex platform, its CRM application can be up and running in weeks or days a fraction of the time typically required by traditional client/server CRM software. Oracle-owned Siebel and its CRM On Demand product promises to automate, simplify, and manage sales information; provide better customer service across all customer touch points with a pre-built contact Read More