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B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results


For decades, solution-selling and marketing methodologies have used the principle of identifying pains associated with business processes, in order to create urgency and demand for products and services. With the foundational premise that marketers need to drive more revenue while optimizing marketing investments, successful business-to-business (B2B) companies have focused on four critical pillars needed to optimize the lead-to-sale process.

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How to Embrace CRM and Make it Succeed in Your Organization


Customer relationship management (CRM) is growing in importance as a competitive tool. However, a successful CRM solution must consider many factors, including a well-defined implementation strategy, the people factor, and the need for integration with the incumbent enterprise resource planning solution. If these conditions are met, CRM can have a dramatic impact on internal processes, customer satisfaction, and company profitability.

it demand generation efforts  anywhere in the system, it immediately updates the relevant files, including customer, vendor, inventory, order entry, accounts receivable and accounts payable files. A Typical Case Scenario A company is buckling from the strain of maintaining different databases. The Sales Department uses a separate contact management system, which also holds selected administration and customer service information. However, the Administration Department keeps accounting information in its own separate ERP system. Read More

Branding and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It?


Understanding the difference between branding and positioning is especially important if you're involved in marketing B2B software. That difference can seriously impact the cost of marketing your software.

it demand generation efforts  little dazed and confused. It wasn''t just because it had been a long day. They talked with quiet seriousness among themselves, then the agency account manager said to me, You''ve already done the branding. I looked at our outside consultant, who had been helping us with our positioning, and tried to keep a straight face. Obviously, we and the agency didn''t have a common understanding of positioning and branding. Understanding the difference is especially important if you''re involved in marketing B2B Read More

IBS-Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race


IBS, a conservative Swedish enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, seems to be making right moves to remain the leader within its selected segments. However, the road to becoming uniformly globally recognized player will not be smooth.

it demand generation efforts  and North American markets. It now has an international network in over twenty countries. IBS remains primarily a services company driven by the sales of its expanding enterprise software application portfolio. IBS has long focused on selling strong wholesale distribution functionality supplemented by financials and manufacturing functionality, including focus on logistics, sales order processing (SOP) and warehousing. It also provides general financial management, accounting, and some light Read More

Leveraging A Demand-Driven Manufacturing Model to Enhance Profitability


Successful demand-driven fulfillment manufacturing, include optimal channel and customer relationships, informed on-line buying and selling, order fulfillment, and integrated operational infrastructures. Manufacturers need to overcome challenges to demand-driven fulfillment by implementing a system that supports flexibility, openness, visibility, planning, e-commerce, collaboration, and integration where the ultimate objective is to minimize waste and optimize resources.

it demand generation efforts  (CPFR) . Unoffi cially, it is supported by electronic planning forms used by partners to share, adjust and update demand forecasts and associated replenishment plans, similar to the CPFR approach. Demand Planning Another major problem for manufacturers is demand variability, particularly in the make-to-order environment. Predicting demand is hard enough for most companies that do not have the advantages of long-term contractual commitments. The issue is further compounded in the make-to-order arena where Read More

On Demand Delivery Compels a Compensation Management Vendor


The on demand paradigm and enterprise incentive management market seem to have established a viable cross-section to the extent that, going forward, some players feel comfortable enough to opt solely for the software-as-a-service, subscription-based delivery model.

it demand generation efforts  the Challenges Ahead ). It is interesting to note that EIM and related compensation and performance management applications have not only been amenable to multi-tenanted and subscription-based, on demand deployment modes, but they also feature the on demand functionality that, at the very least, matches the capabilities of on-premise counterparts (see Software as a Service''s Functional Catch-up ). Such applications are arguably parts of the human capital management (HCM) category (see Thou Shalt Manage Read More

A Demand-driven Approach to BI


The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of content relevance and software complexity.

it demand generation efforts  around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of content relevance and software complexity. Namely, although IT-driven BI projects frequently do not deliver what the business users need, Vanguard has come to an understanding that the BI development cycle is inherently iterative and open-ended and that therefore the business decision maker needs to own the process. Thus, the vendor''s solution addresses the problem of content relevance by making the Read More

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Quality of Service for Next-generation Voice Over IP Networks


In order to support the requirements of voice deployments, next-generation networks must be capable of supporting a service equivalent to the existing public switched telephone network (PSTN), in terms of reliability. Furthermore, these networks must be capable of carrying voice services even under heavy load, while maintaining the integrity of the voice calls, under even the most extreme circumstances.

it demand generation efforts  of Service for Next-generation Voice Over IP Networks In order to support the requirements of voice deployments, next-generation networks must be capable of supporting a service equivalent to the existing public switched telephone network (PSTN), in terms of reliability. Furthermore, these networks must be capable of carrying voice services even under heavy load, while maintaining the integrity of the voice calls, under even the most extreme circumstances. Read More

On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore


Product lifecycle management (PLM) is set to transition to an on-demand model. On-demand models are quicker and cheaper to deploy, but software providers must gain user enterprises' trust before on-demand PLM really takes off.

it demand generation efforts  an on-demand CRM service. It is easy to speculate that if SAP is successful with this venture, PLM will be a prime candidate for its next SaaS venture. SAP''s announcement comes on the heels of Oracle''s acquisition of Seibel Systems and its attractive on-demand CRM offerings. Additionally, Microsoft ''s recent release of Dynamics CRM 3.0 appears to be off to a solid period of financial performance. With the CRM market blazing a trail for successful on-demand software, can PLM be the next application Read More

State of the Market: on-Demand Business Intelligence Solutions


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UNIT4 Launches Cloud ERP for New-generation Users


UNIT4, a provider of enterprise software that accommodates business change, has launched the next-generation version of its Agresso enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite for people-centric businesses, called Milestone 4. The Agresso ERP suite now provides new social and mobile technologies with for a new-generation workforce. These four—social, mobile, analytics, and cloud—touchstones are a significant departure from traditionally rigid ERP systems.

it demand generation efforts  has an advantage, as it automatically connects people to all the other people they are related to, all the other things (events, objects, etc.) they are related to, and all the rules that apply to them (see Figure 2). For Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC) this facilitates adapting to new colleagues and organizational structures, new processes, new ways of doing things, and new rules and regulations. Agresso’s VITA architecture can smooth over these disruptions, while the social collaboration engine Read More

Four Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies


For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that support that process. Taking a consumer approach to upgrading can help. You need to seek out solutions that fit your CPG environment, can keep up with continual innovation, and more. But you always need to be thinking ahead. Learn more about developing an IT roadmap.

it demand generation efforts  Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that support that process. Taking a consumer approach to upgrading can help. You need to seek out solutions that fit your CPG environment, can keep up with continual innovation, and more. But you always need to be thinking ahead. Learn more about developing an IT roadmap. Read More

The Next Generation of Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) 2.0 is used more and more to refer to the next generation of BI solutions, which allow better access to information, and enable communication and collaboration amongst all users. But how is BI changing exactly? For one thing, BI 2.0 allows Web-based interactive reporting. Learn about other differences—and how BI 2.0 can make a difference in your organization’s data warehousing and other activities.

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it demand generation efforts  to balance tactical needs with strategic return on investment objectives. Systems that are flexible, scaleable, and firmly rooted in ROI deliver real value throughout the enterprise. GTViewer provides a more efficient way to manage GIS data between the office, the field, and across the web. Read More