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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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What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? Part Two: A New Framework Strategy


Building replacement products on a new framework is a higher risk strategy. The product functionality still quite matters and, while it is important for enterprise applications providers to implement the latest computer science 'quantum leap', there is no guaranteed correlation between first-to-market and the ultimate success in the market (in fact, based on many experiences, one could even argue that the correlation might be inverse).

it demand generation vendors  take to e-commerce. Nevertheless, IT managers are finding an increasing set of options for not only extending these systems to support the Web and e-commerce but for other key activities, such as decision support. Underlying the new options are ongoing initiatives to break ERP systems into separate components (componentization), open up the core databases and proprietary application interfaces, and provide tools for customization. Leading enterprise applications vendors have been trying to oblige users'' Read More

War Looms in the On-demand CRM Market (and Beyond)-But Will You Profit from It?


Salesforce.com is now an almost unstoppable force in the world of on-demand customer relationship management. However, it may be the architect of its own downfall—and Microsoft is poised to take advantage. But will you profit from the Salesforce.com-versus-Microsoft war?

it demand generation vendors  competitive weapon, in that it allows the vendor to focus on success of the customer rather than on the release of a product. Where Salesforce.com might indeed start feeling the pinch—even in the shorter term—would be in terms of price pressures, given that customers will increasingly begin to ask the vendor to justify its sometimes exorbitant subscription prices. To put this in perspective, a more advanced Salesforce CRM service typically starts at $69.00 per user per month, which, with a number of Read More

Next-generation EDI: Time to Upgrade from Outdated Technology?


As a mid-market company, you’ve been using electronic data interchange (EDI) for a number of years. It saves time and money—and most importantly, your trading partners need you to. But new technologies offer a streamlined and cost-efficient approach to EDI. These capabilities mean you don’t have to settle for "workarounds," "good enough," or "my vendor left me no choice."

it demand generation vendors  a number of years. It saves you time and money, and most importantly, your trading partners need you to. But now it''s 2006 and time to take a fresh look at your EDI solution. New technologies offer a streamlined and cost-efficient approach to EDI. These capabilities, combined with the changes occurring in the enterprise software industry, mean you need not settle for workarounds, good enough, or my vendor has left me no choice. Ask yourself some important questions: How difficult is it to add a new Read More

Customer Relationship Management and the Next Generation Network


Next generation networks may eventually allow us to interact with the world in a way compatible with how we live. This would have the greatest impact on our ability to add value to the people we do business with.

it demand generation vendors  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

How Some ERP Vendors Demonstrated - Warts and All Part 1


Contrary to what vendors may contend, not all of them are able to provide an effective out-of-the-box solution that satisfies the critical requirements of an organization. In this case study from a recent selection engagement for an ETO mid-size manufacturer, we assess Oracle, J.D. Edwards, SAP, and IFS in terms of their ability to demonstrate alleged functionality of their products.

it demand generation vendors  functionality and commented that it would likely not be needed in their day-to-day operations ( Too much of a good thing ). The team expressed some high-level concerns with regards to R/3 intricacy and the need for a sophisticated end-user, which was also bolstered by a large number of SAP''s presenters, each focusing on a relatively narrow area. The general feeling was that R/3 is a more rigid system than other products, which would demand a radical change of the client''s current processes and people''s Read More

Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

it demand generation vendors  large scale business and IT systems implementation projects including MRPII, Supplier Collaboration, and Demand Management. He managed annual procurement spend of $16B (USD) and led the transition of production from US to Malaysian facilities, resulting in $145M (USD) annualized savings in first full year of operation. Since leaving Dell, Mr. Childs has consulted for VP and C-level teams at F500 and Global 500 firms in areas as diverse as re-engineering and implementing demand/supply management policies a Read More

The Reinvention of Software Vendors and End-User Value


Application vendors are focusing on their install base as their primary source of revenue while cutting costs to provide profitability. Most vendors will tell you that they are both new account and customer oriented, and some have struck this balance. But the vast majority have been worshipping at the Wall Street idol of new accounts for so long that the reality is, they have a new account business model.

it demand generation vendors  is a fundamental change; it is not changing the web site or printing new brochures. In this case, it is a flip in strategy from a new account culture to a customer culture, and culture is always very hard to change. The most important asset of any application software company is people. In a new account culture, sales, marketing, support and implementation teams are oriented towards selling and installing new accounts. In a customer culture, the same departments are required but the skill sets and Read More

NORRIQ Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report


NORRIQ Group's Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry, supporting the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Download the Drink-IT certification report now for product analysis, comparison with the average ERP for mixed-mode manufacturing solution, and in-depth analyst commentary.

it demand generation vendors  Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report NORRIQ Group''s Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry, supporting the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Download the Drink-IT certification report now for product Read More

Demand Commander


Demand Commander is a demand forecasting and planning solution designed for sales representatives, managers, planners, and c-level management. It can be used to manage customers; derive and execute sales plans; plan production, purchase, and deploy products; and present key business metrics. Demand Commander's functions include demand factor learning; model creation and competition; and consensus building.  

it demand generation vendors  planners, and c-level management. It can be used to manage customers; derive and execute sales plans; plan production, purchase, and deploy products; and present key business metrics. Demand Commander''s functions include demand factor learning; model creation and competition; and consensus building. Read More

CIO Horror Stories and What They Mean For Vendors


Customers and vendors do not always see eye to eye as illustrated in the following horror stories about how customers have been treated by vendors. The vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed these companies away.

it demand generation vendors  very different story; however, it would be wise of vendors to examine the practices that drove the business away. The role of management is to see that rules are followed, but also to understand the need for exceptions. One chief information office r (CIO) told us his personal horror stories about how he had been treated by vendors. This CIO wanted to spend money, but the vendors apparently did not want his money. The vendors did the opposite of selling; they pushed this company and the CIO away. Our CIO Read More

Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,


It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here.

it demand generation vendors  Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations, It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here. Read More

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

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Cutting IT and Application Support Costs


With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company goals will be needed. But the reward is clear—a highly effective workforce that makes fewer costly mistakes, and has a vastly reduced reliance on your Help Desk.

it demand generation vendors  IT and Application Support Costs With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company go Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Mid-market Issues


In continuing our first-time ever questions-and-answers series for software applications vendors, Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, express their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.

it demand generation vendors  by case basis where it adds overall value, and that includes occasionally partnering with competitors if we can mutually benefit. Infor : Infor is committed to hybrid sales models with direct sales teams and channel partners (VARs). We do not recruit thousands of VARs and let the market sort out the survival of the fittest. We rather work closely with our channel partners to provide a genuine, long-term business opportunity, working cooperatively with Infor. Infor channel partners have access to the same Read More