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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


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investment decision rule itc  Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Getting to “yes” requires accessing and influencing other key decision makers especially those in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no” Source : Quocirca Ltd Resources Related to IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes : Information Technology (IT), (Wikipedia) Decision Making (Wikipedia) IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Investment Decisions is also known as : Investment Read More

Enter Enterprise Incentive Management and Incentive Compensation Management


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TEC Launches a New Decision Support System: jDICE (just Decide-Ignore [Your Idiot] Customers and Employees)


Montreal, QC — April 1, 2010 — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a world-wide leader in enterprise software evaluation, has released a new decision support system for pragmatic decision makers who already know what’s most important for their company: jDICE™ (just Decide—Ignore [Your Idiot] Customers and Employees). After all, why should you worry about customers or employees when

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Defining the Business Value from Your Technology Investment


Most decisions on technology investments, like decisions in other business areas, are tied to expected benefits. Typically, these benefits are identified as cost savings, greater efficiencies, "best practices," or more sales. But too often the value promised by adopting new technology is misinterpreted or misunderstood by the business. The result: mismanaged expectations, or worse, business decisions made with faulty information.

investment decision rule itc  Value from Your Technology Investment Most decisions on technology investments, like decisions in other business areas, are tied to expected benefits. Typically, these benefits are identified as cost savings, greater efficiencies, best practices, or more sales. But too often the value promised by adopting new technology is misinterpreted or misunderstood by the business. The result: mismanaged expectations, or worse, business decisions made with faulty information. Read More

Why CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy


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The Application of Business Intelligence to Improve Decision Making in Retail


Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) for improving decision making in the retail industry. It also examines the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across functions in a retail organization.

investment decision rule itc  Application of Business Intelligence to Improve Decision Making in Retail Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) for improving decision making in the retail industry. It also examines the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across functions in a retail organization. Read More

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


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The Complex Handling of Complexity in Decision Support Systems


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CRM, ERP, BI, and IT Investment-Where Do You Find the Business Benefit?


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