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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?

online demand sfa  the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service offers solid application configuration capabilities—and thus (together with the on-premise and partner-hosted offerings), Microsoft hopes to offer real and meaningful power of choice to customers and partners. Microsoft Dynamics CRM currently has over 15,500 customers and over 750,000 users. Again, Salesforce.com contends that this number is used only in promotional appearances and press interviews, but cannot be validated since Microsoft does not disclose 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.

online demand sfa  few perform this exercise online. Why? Two reasons: First, many companies are reluctant to share data, and second, even when willing, few firms are able to commit the managerial and technological resources necessary to make this kind of collaborative planning work. Says one manufacturer, You''re relying on your customer to have the same expertise that you do, and that''s not always the case. Another obstacle to collaboration is technological integration (or its lack) among various players in the supply Read More

Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

online demand sfa  Unicenter TNG infrastructure, ACCPAC Online hosting service offers applications with an ASP model. As a result, ACCPAC''s solution providers have more options to tailor solutions that best fit customers'' needs. The ACCPAC Online Preferred Accountant Subscription Services ( PASS ) program was thus designed to enable accounting VARs to become virtual ASPs (VASP), with ACCPAC being the ASP in the shadow . In addition to what may be unique deployment flexibility, which allows selected applications to run Read More

On-demand Retail Trade Partner Integration Provider Asserts its Expertise


SPS Commerce delivers on-demand Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) SCM solutions to address inefficiencies in the retail supply chain network. Find out why SPS’ latest tools are a cut above the rest and how they help improve the way suppliers, retailers, and other trading partners manage and fulfill orders. And get the inside story as TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic sits down for a candid conversation with SPS’ Jim Frome.

online demand sfa  and receive documents using online templates. These forms minimize keystrokes by automatically filling in information and checking for errors before documents are sent to customers. Paper Conversion is suited for very low−volume businesses without a personal computer (PC), whereby SPS converts documents from paper to electronic file formats. Trading Partner Enablement: Comprises various trading partner community development programs that help organizations, typically large retailers, implement new Read More

Attaining Real Time, On-demand Information Data: Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization, enterprise information integration, and corporate performance management are among the proposed solutions, but do they really deliver real time information?

online demand sfa  tructured query language (SQL), online analytical processing (OLAP) data manipulation, modeling functions (what-if analysis), statistical analysis, and graphical presentations of results (charting) to create data-rich applications. The applications have customized user interfaces (UI), and are organized around specific business problems that target business analyses and models. Part Three of the Business Intelligence Status Report series. Most BI platform vendors also offer their own BI applications as 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.

online demand sfa  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

Sales and Operations Planning: the Key to Demand Satisfaction


There is a better way, and you can learn about it in the white paper sales and operations planning: the key to continuous demand satisfaction.

online demand sfa  and Operations Planning: the Key to Demand Satisfaction Does your company suffer from any of these supply chain and demand problems? Stock-outs Excess inventory Late or unsuccessful product launches Introduction of new products that cannibalize your existing market(s) Loss of market share to competitors who were better able to forecast market demand Chances are, your sales and operations planning (S&OP) is to blame. And chances are, your company is using a static and insular S&OP process, one based 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.

online demand sfa  Demand Supply Introduction 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. In the case of gravity, we have all hopefully learned to predict what it personally means to us (jump out of a tree and down you go!), and so we readily know how to avoid its negative effects (don''t jump!). With demand and supply (D/S) Read More

SAP Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing


SAP has announced the general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application, with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and business planning processes. The idea is to transform supply chains to become demand-driven or even market-driven, whereby supply chain professionals and their marketing counterparts can work more closely together. Capabilities within the

online demand sfa  Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing SAP has announced the  general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application , with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and business planning processes. The idea is to transform supply chains to become demand-driven or even market-driven, whereby supply chain professionals and their marketing counterparts can work more closely together. Capabilities within the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application improve the quality of Read More

Using Extended Validation SSL to Increase Online Sales and Transactions


Online consumers need greater assurance that Web sites are legitimate and that their confidential information will be protected from malicious activity. Download this VeriSign white paper to learn more about new approaches to online security that can lead to increased online transactions, reduced shopping cart abandonment, and an improved bottom line.

online demand sfa  Validation SSL to Increase Online Sales and Transactions Online consumers need greater assurance that Web sites are legitimate and that their confidential information will be protected from malicious activity. Download this VeriSign white paper to learn more about new approaches to online security that can lead to increased online transactions, reduced shopping cart abandonment, and an improved bottom line. Read More

MC Press Online


MC Press Online is a publisher of education and training materials, including books and articles. Articles and code libraries are available on the company’s website, along with a buyer’s guide that lists industry products and services.

online demand sfa  Press Online MC Press Online is a publisher of education and training materials, including books and articles. Articles and code libraries are available on the company’s website, along with a buyer’s guide that lists industry products and services. 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.

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Intuit QuickBooks Online Going Mobile


As part of its ongoing quest for innovation, Intuit recently announced that QuickBooks Online is now available for mobile devices. QuickBooks Online for iPad (the name is somewhat deceiving given that the product runs on multiple mobile devices and not only on the Apple iPad) is the newest addition to the QuickBooks Online suite. Through a single QuickBooks Online account, a business can access

online demand sfa  QuickBooks Online Going Mobile As part of its  ongoing quest for innovation , Intuit recently announced that  QuickBooks Online is now available for mobile devices . QuickBooks Online for iPad (the name is somewhat deceiving given that the product runs on multiple mobile devices and not only on the Apple iPad ) is the newest addition to the QuickBooks Online suite. Through a single QuickBooks Online account, a business can access and interact with its data from a computer, tablet, or other mobile d Read More

Online M2M Marketplace


There has recently been a surge of interest in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions in the telecommunications industry and beyond. M2M programs are increasingly being evaluated for their potential to deliver top-line results—extending their utility beyond simple operational efficiency initiatives. See how an online M2M marketplace would be an entry strategy for communication services providers in driving M2M adoption.

online demand sfa  initiatives. See how an online M2M marketplace would be an entry strategy for communication services providers in driving M2M adoption. Read More