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Ten Steps to Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution


Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM solution.

market forecasting  Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM solution. Read More

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market forecasting  a hold on the market as possible before the enterprise and platform vendors, some of which have begun to embed BI within their relational databases, catch up, despite BI''s proven staying power within IT departments. Further, the BI vendors have earned the reputation of selling big BI infrastructure deals but leaving it to IT departments within user enterprises to figure out and define the scope of the entire project. Also, BI vendors often seem content to leave fragmented data models of the applications Read More

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market forecasting  the recent economic crisis, market volatility is still a major factor influencing businesses to improve their financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes. The keys to effective financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting are embodied by a best-in-class approach that carefully considers all factors, adaptive planning, and collaboration. Get the details in this report. Read More

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This is an analysis of the equivalent moves of two superpowers to secure the lower-end of the market, also known as the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) market segment. One is Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), the other is UK-based the Sage Group.

market forecasting  for new accounts. As market penetration has increased, the opportunity for new accounts has logically lessened, and many vendors are therefore betting on the replacement market to serve as their new account vehicle. But do companies want to replace their existing application software? Some recent announcements from IBM and other powerhouses tell us that these vendors think companies want to keep the software they have and improve these systems through enhancement and integration efforts. For some time Read More

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market forecasting  a hold on the market as possible before the enterprise and platform vendors catch up. Especially the remaining Tier 2 and 3 retail point solution vendors, if they cannot gain significant traction and distinctive differentiation, could find themselves in a position of needing to either be acquired or join forces with a complementary functional or platform technology vendor via alliance or acquisition. On a more general note, retailers will have to find a fine balance between investments in emerging Read More

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As the market shifts from sophisticated enterprise CRM implementations to the more competitive and overcrowded mid-market-large enterprise vendors tend to step on mid-market vendor's toes. The real concern is to determine whether the mid-market cultural and functional differences are well understood and acted upon or do the large players simply offer a smaller mockup of their existing enterprise solutions. This article, which evaluates the PeopleSoft mid-market CRM solution, is the first of a series of research articles that focus on the mid-market applications provided by large CRM vendors.

market forecasting  not only establishes its market dominance along with Siebel (NASDAQ: SEBL) and SAP (NASDAQ: SAP) as an enterprise solution provider, but also demonstrates its capability to cater to the mid-sized space and step on the traditional SME vendors'' toes. PeopleSoft''s strategy in tapping into the potential of the mid-market is based on targeting its Preconfigured Mid-Market Solution to the upper layer of the market. In a recent interview, PeopleSoft mid-market vice president and general manager, Jeffrey Read, Read More

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market forecasting  Forecasting & Demand Planning Software The Avercast product line includes: Avercast Business Forecasting for analyzing historical product demand, forecasting future demand, and adjusting forecasts at the individual item or summary level Avercast Supply Planning for time-phased inventory planning in monthly, weekly, or daily time periods Avercast Supplier Connection for providing Web-enabled information to suppliers Avercast Trolling For Dollars for warehouse management reporting and for providing Read More

The Case for a Specialised Sales Forecasting Software Solution


This white paper addresses the question “Why do you need a specialised sales forecasting software solution?” It makes the case for implementing a purpose-built sales forecasting software tool, and provides a number of considerations and parameters that can be used to evaluate suitable solutions.

market forecasting  Case for a Specialised Sales Forecasting Software Solution This white paper addresses the question “Why do you need a specialised sales forecasting software solution?” It makes the case for implementing a purpose-built sales forecasting software tool, and provides a number of considerations and parameters that can be used to evaluate suitable solutions. Read More

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Increased global competition and rising costs place continued pressure on all midsize companies to optimize resources, meet tighter delivery schedules, and improve overall responsiveness. When looking at the pressures driving the top performers of midsize companies, however, the story is different. Find out why—and how these drivers affect the enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies of these best-in-class companies.

market forecasting  ERP in the Mid-market Increased global competition and rising costs place continued pressure on all midsize companies to optimize resources, meet tighter delivery schedules, and improve overall responsiveness. When looking at the pressures driving the top performers of midsize companies, however, the story is different. Find out why—and how these drivers affect the enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies of these best-in-class companies. Read More

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Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data.

market forecasting  based Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What''s missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data. Read More

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