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Partnering with Retailers for Sustainable Growth and Profitability
With retailers trying to stem consumer migration, and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers striving to achieve sustainable growth and profitability

growth and profitability  with Retailers for Sustainable Growth and Profitability With retailers trying to stem consumer migration, and consumer-packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers striving to achieve sustainable growth and profitability, retailer and manufacturer joint value propositions can increase inventory turns, improve cash flow, and increase revenue and profits. However, joint value propositions involve more than retailer-specific packaging or unique products. For ultimate success, a different way of doing business is

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Driving Sustainable Growth and Profitability


In today’s economic climate, you need to ensure you keep your business and operational costs down while delivering world-class customer service. Conventional stand-alone business software applications do not enable you to do this. The business benefits of software as a service (SaaS) applications are leading many smart companies to use SaaS to help cut costs, improve operational productivity, and increase efficiency.

growth and profitability  Sustainable Growth and Profitability In today’s economic climate, you need to ensure you keep your business and operational costs down while delivering world-class customer service. Conventional stand-alone business software applications do not enable you to do this. The business benefits of software as a service (SaaS) applications are leading many smart companies to use SaaS to help cut costs, improve operational productivity, and increase efficiency. Read More

Sustained Growth and Profitability through Lean Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)


While open innovation is a hot topic, capitalizing on opportunity requires a holistic strategy—not just increased collaboration. Companies must have repeatable, compliant, and responsive business processes. These processes must be supplemented by a global information infrastructure that provides a single source of the truth, along with alignment across departmental silos, and solutions that evolve without coding.

growth and profitability  Growth and Profitability through Lean Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) While open innovation is a hot topic, capitalizing on opportunity requires a holistic strategy—not just increased collaboration. Companies must have repeatable, compliant, and responsive business processes. These processes must be supplemented by a global information infrastructure that provides a single source of the truth, along with alignment across departmental silos, and solutions that evolve without coding. Read More

MAPICS Reports Solid Profitability Despite Dismal Fiscal 1999 4% Growth


On October 27, MAPICS, Inc. reported revenues and net income for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 1999. For fiscal 1999, total revenues amounted to $134.7 million compared with $129.7 million in fiscal 1998. Net income for the year totaled $13.2 million, or $0.62 per share (diluted), compared with $18.7 million, or $0.81 per share (diluted) in the prior year.

growth and profitability  significant decrease in MAPICS' growth rate and revenues. Nevertheless, MAPICS' management deserves commendation for making prudent product development moves, while maintaining profitability during very challenging times (See Charts). We regard the recently delivered products and initiatives (e-commerce, advanced planning and scheduling, multi-site capabilities, enhanced outsourcing services for mid-market manufacturers) as wise and in tune with vendor recommendations in the note. However, MAPICS has yet Read More

IFS Has A Magic Growth Formula; But What About Profitability?


In November, IFS, a business applications vendor with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, reported results for Q3 2000. IFS will enter 2001 with a new product portfolio and a rapid increase in license revenue. However, profitability does not seem to be in the offing.

growth and profitability  praise for IFS' fast growth and international expansion. Its formula for success seems simple, although apparently not easily emulated by competitors: a flexible and technologically superior componentized product a comprehensive e-commerce strategy deep feature-rich vertical functionality a number of standard APIs or XML-based interfaces reputable customer service & support prudent acquisitions and/or partnering moves in the past Particularly at the lower end of the market segment and in regions where Read More

Wholesale Distributor Uses ERP Solution to Fuel Rapid Growth


Wholesale distributors face two fundamental challenges. The first: to create an environment where processes and services can be rapidly tailored to the changing needs of customers and suppliers. The second deals with technology. To stay competitive, distributors must view their business models from a customer perspective, and build a technology stack that enhances their trading partners’ performance as well as their own.

growth and profitability  Solution to Fuel Rapid Growth Wholesale distributors face two fundamental challenges. The first: to create an environment where processes and services can be rapidly tailored to the changing needs of customers and suppliers. The second deals with technology. To stay competitive, distributors must view their business models from a customer perspective, and build a technology stack that enhances their trading partners’ performance as well as their own. Read More

Improving Training Productivity and Implementing Online Learning to Manage Rapid Growth


Having experienced rapid growth, HDFC Standard Life (HDFCSL) needed to scale up learning and development to accommodate the rush of new hires and reach all employees. HDFCSL launched a companywide learning management program based on the SumTotal Learning Management solution that delivers, tracks, and analyzes the progress of blended online and instructor-based training, raising employee participation to 100% within 5 months.

growth and profitability  Learning to Manage Rapid Growth Having experienced rapid growth, HDFC Standard Life (HDFCSL) needed to scale up learning and development to accommodate the rush of new hires and reach all employees. HDFCSL launched a companywide learning management program based on the SumTotal Learning Management solution that delivers, tracks, and analyzes the progress of blended online and instructor-based training, raising employee participation to 100% within 5 months. Read More

How Global Midsize Businesses Can Use Cloud ERP to Drive Growth


This paper from independent analyst SMB Group considers the financial and operational challenges that global medium-sized businesses face, examines the value of achieving real-time financial consolidation, discusses the criteria they can use to evaluate solutions, and provides real-world case studies and research showing how cloud-based systems can provide global visibility and streamline consolidation and reporting needs.

growth and profitability  Cloud ERP to Drive Growth This paper from independent analyst SMB Group considers the financial and operational challenges that global medium-sized businesses face, examines the value of achieving real-time financial consolidation, discusses the criteria they can use to evaluate solutions, and provides real-world case studies and research showing how cloud-based systems can provide global visibility and streamline consolidation and reporting needs. Read More

Plumtree Fuels Growth With New Corporate Portal Product


Plumtree Software recently released Plumtree Corporate Portal 4.0, a new version of its portal product with a significant number of new “gadgets” and increased functionality to allow constituents outside the organization to view relevant information. Plumtree’s partnership development has led to a sophisticated portal product with support for many business applications.

growth and profitability  sure to support further growth as corporate portal technology captures the attention of the Global 2000, and as products in this market support a larger number of business applications. Corporate Portals Defined TEC describes corporate portals (also referred to as Enterprise Information Portals or EIPs) as web-based technology used to disseminate business information to employees and other constituents of an organization. Each individual constituent receives only personally relevant business information. Read More

Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability


This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and highlights the dramatic value proposition available to companies that deploy advanced service strategies and decision-support tools to address these challenges. Brief case studies from leading service organizations Cisco and KLA-Tencor show examples of successful deployments of service supply chain strategies.

growth and profitability  Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability Abstract The last decade has witnessed a substantial shift in emphasis on the part of many OEM manufacturers, from a focus on the products they produce to a concentration on their customers and the value that their customers derive from ownership and use of these products after the initial product sale. The importance of service is made clear in a recent AMR survey 1 of manufacturing companies which revealed that service represents 24 Read More

Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth


Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger players in the industry, and to achieve sustainable growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution.

growth and profitability  Gears Up for Rapid Growth Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger players in the industry, and to achieve sustainable growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution. Read More

Datalliance Sees Strong Growth in First Half of 2013


Datalliance, provider of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor managed inventory (VMI) platform for the consumer goods, industrial, medical device, and other markets, reports continued strong growth. Datalliance reports that through the first 6 months of 2013, it saw a 25% increase in year-over-year revenue from 2012. Continuing this pace through the rest of the year would result in Datalliance

growth and profitability  were pleased to see growth in both North America and Europe in the first half of 2013. Many of our customers are expanding their programs to include new trading partners and some are expanding on a global level. Several of our new customers are transitioning their VMI programs from legacy systems to our Datalliance VMI platform, while others are launching VMI programs for the first time. Datalliance reports that they are now supporting 17 million stock-keeping units (SKUs) and 13 thousand locations. We Read More

Balancing Profitability and Risk in Banking: Overcoming Common Risk Analysis and Reporting Challenges


Banks need robust risk analysis and reporting solutions to improve reporting accuracy and efficiency, while reducing the costs and burdens of compliance. Yet many forces hamper efficient enterprise risk reporting, including regulatory and stakeholder pressures, process inefficiencies, and disparate data. This paper focuses on the risk reporting challenges facing banks, and outlines the best practices banks need to improve reporting and manage risk.

growth and profitability  Profitability and Risk in Banking: Overcoming Common Risk Analysis and Reporting Challenges Banks need robust risk analysis and reporting solutions to improve reporting accuracy and efficiency, while reducing the costs and burdens of compliance. Yet many forces hamper efficient enterprise risk reporting, including regulatory and stakeholder pressures, process inefficiencies, and disparate data. This paper focuses on the risk reporting challenges facing banks, and outlines the best practices banks Read More

Kronos Prepping For Next Growth Phase


Two more investors putting their money into Kronos—opportunity for huge growth ahead. Get the details in P.J.'s post.

growth and profitability  Prepping For Next Growth Phase Kronos recently announced that Blackstone and GIC would invest in the software company alongside original investors Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity . Hellman & Friedman will remain the majority investor in the company even after this recapitalization of the company through a $750 million (USD) equity investment by funds managed by Blackstone and GIC.   As a bit of history, in 2007 H&F and JMI took Kronos private in a transaction valued at $1.8 billion (USD). Since Read More

Leveraging Business Growth with Value-based Pricing


Unlike legacy strategies such as cost-plus, historical-based, and volume-driven pricing, which tend to decrease price premiums and profits over time, value-based pricing optimizes pricing structure for current market conditions. It can also accommodate market changes without loss of profit. Value-based pricing is a strategic tool to be championed by the executive suite and business unit leads. This paper outlines the elements of a successful value-based pricing strategy.

growth and profitability  Business Growth with Value-based Pricing Unlike legacy strategies such as cost-plus, historical-based, and volume-driven pricing, which tend to decrease price premiums and profits over time, value-based pricing optimizes pricing structure for current market conditions. It can also accommodate market changes without loss of profit. Value-based pricing is a strategic tool to be championed by the executive suite and business unit leads. This paper outlines the elements of a successful value-based Read More