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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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it demand generation usability  capabilities, and in 2006 it launched its next generation UI called .NET UI , based on Microsoft ’s client technologies, as OpenEdge did not have strong native user interface (UI) and business intelligence (BI) capabilities. With the launch of QAD Enterprise Applications 2007 , QAD pioneered hybrid deployment, enabling customers to deploy its applications either on premise, on appliance (for remote departments in regions with no Internet access), or on demand (SaaS). In 2008, QAD launched a significant Read More

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Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality can fall into four categories: core functionality; non-core functionality; vertical, industry-specific features; and accounting-related features. When evaluating and selecting a CRM solution, enterprises must be aware of the potential issues associated with functions and features that are not part of core CRM functionality.

it demand generation usability  recent Forrester Research report, it was noted that while functions and features are important in selecting customer relationship management (CRM) software, they are not the be-all and end-all deciding factor. It was also noted that when organizations looked back in terms of the criteria they used, or would use, to select CRM software, product capabilities were not nearly as important as most users initially thought they were. Two of the top three criteria listed by companies focused on a CRM system''s Read More

Winning Users' Hearts & Minds via Usability: A Retail Example


My recent blog series entitled “Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Fact or Fiction?” established that WFM systems have evolved from point solutions (i.e., time and attendance [T@A], workforce scheduling, absence management, human resources [HR], payroll, etc.) into unified solutions with a common user interface (UI), integrated WFM modules, and centralized

it demand generation usability  moment only to praise it the next. Many established ERP products have broad footprints and are customizable and functional systems that support a variety of  business processes . Yet the execution of those processes is often very data- and labor-intensive. Indeed, until now, ERP UI’s have typically been dense, based on complicated, rigid, and non-intuitive workflows, use unfamiliar terminology (vernaculars), and perplex business users with too many available options. For example, one typical process Read More

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A recent blog post talked about my attendance of the AribaLIVE 2012 user event and outlined the main premise of the event: Ariba has become a public cloud commerce network provider first and foremost, while also offering additional related spend management software as required. The vendor is striving to become a business-to-business (B2B) commerce version of Amazon.com and eBay to enable painless

it demand generation usability  the NASDAQ composite index it was up 9.2 percent and up 8.6 percent compared to the S&P index. In 2011, Ariba beat out other top performing tech companies, including salesforce.com (up 21 percent), former independent SuccessFactors (down 0.7 percent), and Apple (up 33 percent). The industry heavyweights – Oracle (up 17 percent), SAP (up 22 percent), Google (down 3 percent), and Microsoft (up 4 percent) - were left in the dust. The increase in Ariba’s stock price through 2011 followed increases of 88 p Read More

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it demand generation usability  the service. But wouldn''t it be great if we could have that same push to talk functionality work from cell phones to office phones in order to reach a customer? Another capability that would make communication more amenable to the way we work and live would be the ability to transfer a call initiated on the office phone to a mobile device, without disruption, in order to be able to head to the airport to catch a flight. Still another enhancement would be to have both the cell phone and office phone Read More

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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 usability  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

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it demand generation usability  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

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The next-generation input/output interconnect standard for the PC industry arises from PCI Express and PICMG 1.3 specifications. However, as platforms change to incorporate these standards, they’re virtually eliminating space for high-end telephony boards. When building telephony solutions, vendors must be aware of the changes in these specifications so that they can better use current and future systems for communications applications.

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Safeway, the UK's fourth-largest supermarket, spends over £100 million (GBP) a year on their information technology (IT )operations. Five years ago, Safeway transferred its offshoring operations to Malta-based Crimsonwing. Since then, Crimsonwing has undertaken some 200 projects for Safeway, including a sales data warehouse, an intranet portal, and an integrated transport solution designed in conjunction with IBM.

it demand generation usability  World away for Safeway’s IT Needs Malta not a world away for Safeway''s IT needs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Crimsonwing provides IT solutions to clients in the UK, Holland and Malta. Whether it involves training or consultancy, design or development, implementation or hosting (SaaS/ASP): Crimsonwing provides flexible services and support across the entire range of activity. Source : Crimsonwing Resources Related Read More

Sales and Operations Planning: the Key to Demand Satisfaction


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it demand generation usability  you can learn about it in the white paper Sales and Operations Planning: The Key to Continuous Demand Satisfaction . Here you’ll discover a dynamic, integrated S&OP approach—one that brings together sales, marketing, finance, manufacturing, and logistics to continuously, and successfully, meet customer demand. One that allows you to better synchronize supply and demand so you can avoid serious supply chain problems. Find out how a more effective S&OP process can take your company to the next level of Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

it demand generation usability  both Windows and Linux. It is interesting to see however, that both operating systems saw demand ultimately rise in the year for Q3 2004 compared to Q3 2003. Specifically, Linux demand in Q3 2003 made up 9.5% of TEC''s global total, while in Q3 2004 it made up 10.8%. The other OS leader, Unix, visibly decreased in demand, both as a trend for 2004 and in a comparison of Q3 2003 to Q3 2004. If one considers again that Linux was born in 1991, its share of the demand pool, which is now close to that of the Read More

When it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture?


Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one (corporate users) or tier two members (retail sales team), then you don’t have the right architecture in place. And that means you don’t have the right demand intelligence (DI) solution. Read on to learn about what's important in a demand intelligence architecture strategy and how to choose the right DI architecture for your company.

it demand generation usability  it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture? Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one (corporate users) or tier two members (retail sales team), then you don’t have the right architecture in place. And that means you don’t have the right demand intelligence (DI) solution. Read on to learn about what''s important in a demand Read More

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A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short—white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential

it demand generation usability  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential Read More