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Know Thy Market Segment''s Price Response
Since no variable can influence margins as much as pricing, almost all companies need to approach the management of selling prices, discretionary discounts, and

price realization  of Pricing . A price rise of 1 percent, at constant volumes of sale and costs, should generate an 8 percent increase in operating profits, which is 50 percent greater than the impact of a decrease of 1 percent in variable costs (that is, materials and direct labor), and more than 3 times greater than the impact of a 1 percent increase in sales volume (even if one forgets that increased production typically increases costs) Thus, while there are many determinants of a companys success, no variable can Read More...
Getting a More Exact Picture of, well, Exact Software Americas - Part 2
Part 1 of this series talked about my long-standing coverage of Exact Holding, and in particular about my recent update briefing with the Exact Americas

price realization  competitors’ ability to wage price wars of sorts (via aggressive discounting). In spite of some perhaps self-inflicting moves a few years back, Exact still can claim low customer attrition and high-touch relationships with its 12 customer advocates (dedicated employees). The vendor strongly believes to know its place in the small to medium enterprise (SME) world, especially in the “smaller” end of the market, where it has established itself as a trusted advisor. Dear readers, what are your views, Read More...
RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
LMS presents both an opportunity and a challenge for RedPrairie.

price realization  would pay a fixed price for hardware and some services, possibly upfront as a sort of down payment. Customers will then make further payments upon meeting pre-determined performance milestones. If a customer does not meet its agreed-upon objectives, as documented by RedPrairie''s DLx Scorecard, it will not be liable for the software license fee in full. RedPrairie will set and measure objectives and conduct technology audits with every customer, even those that do not opt for the gain-sharing program. Read More...
Retailing Trends-Shopping Anyway and Everywhere
Multichannel retailers have to flawlessly execute a full range of services to engage, transact, and fulfill orders placed via Internet. Thus, they either have

price realization  service selection, and reasonable price incentives. Unless, of course, rising gasoline prices significantly changes the profit-loss equations of global versus local sourcing and deliveries. Read More...
PeopleSoft Joins The Hunt For SMEs
There has been significant hubbub in the mid-market, with all Tier 1 players delivering solutions tailored for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). PeopleSoft

price realization  market will definitely make price a significant competitive factor. The key consideration for solutions that serve this market will also be the level of integration throughout the entire offering. While short implementation benchmarks will remain an important decision factor, quick implementation will evolve into an order qualifier rather than an order winner, as vendors have been converging in delivering more streamlined methodologies to meet customers'' business needs and tight budgets. Differentiation Read More...
Oracle Extends Oracle EBS with Endeca
Oracle paid a hefty price for Endeca Technologies in late 2011, but in addition to the product’s standalone sales, the up- and cross-sales opportunities in

price realization  Oracle paid a hefty price for Endeca Technologies in late 2011, but in addition to the product’s standalone sales, the up- and cross-sales opportunities in Oracle’s install base that can still come from Endeca’s big data capabilities seem immense. Thus far, Oracle’s retail and customer service solutions have benefited from  Endeca’s information discovery capabilities . Most recently, to help organizations make better operational decisions, improve process efficiency, and drive better cost and Read More...
Vistaar Announces Record Year
While the jury is still out on whether the price management software market is lucrative and blossoming, at least price management solutions provider Vistaar

price realization  out on whether the price management software market is lucrative and blossoming, at least price management solutions provider Vistaar Technologies recently announced that it  closed 2012 with record customer growth  and expanded implementations. Vistaar’s continued leadership in the beverage alcohol industry, with a strong presence in spirits , was marked by expansion into the wine and distribution markets. Moreover, one of its most significant 2012 wins was with GE Energy Management , which designs Read More...
Wine Producer Selects Vistaar to Manage Distributor Pricing
The Terlato Wine Group has announced that it selected Vistaar Technologies’ pricing solution to optimize distributor price management throughout its

price realization  solution to optimize distributor price management throughout its organization. Founded in 1955, Terlato is a leading importer, marketer, and producer of luxury wines that are sold across the globe, representing more than 50 brands spanning the world''s finest wine regions, varietals, and styles. From what I understand, the company did a very thorough evaluation but there was really no competitive bake-off. Likely a quick search found that none of the other major pricing vendors has any live Read More...
Seven Magic Questions: How to Improve Your Win Ratio by Selling Value Instead of Price
There are many consultative sales methods. Each has unique strengths and techniques, but they all try to focus on what matters to the customer. To improve your

price realization  Selling Value Instead of Price There are lots of consultative sales methods around. You may have been trained in one, or read a book about one that you particularly like. Each has its unique strengths and techniques. But they all have at least one thing in common. They try to get sales people to focus on what matters to the customer. You build sales momentum by demonstrating that you are delivering an important solution to an important problem. That is the essence of all these consultative methodologies. Read More...
The Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price!
The transformation to a new supply chain technology market wave is already occurring. That’s good news for some and bad for others. This article describes the

price realization  Incredibly Shrinking Platform--and Price! Introduction When these technology waves occur, at the outset, there is never a whole solution , so people have to purchase a cluster of complementary parts to achieve the goal. Always, the solutions never quite catch up before we move on. As implementations role out and technology providers can fill out their solutions, the law of natural selection takes over, with the stronger, adaptable, nimbler and differentiated surviving and replacing. The Recent Read More...
Winning supply chain strategies for the electrical products industry
Despite intense price competition for its volume products, the electrical products industry remains healthy and dynamic. World-class companies are succeeding by

price realization  products industry Despite intense price competition for its volume products, the electrical products industry remains healthy and dynamic. World-class companies are succeeding by marketing innovative products, scaling up and outsourcing production, expanding into new geographic areas, implementing more efficient business systems, and focusing on ever-closer relationships with suppliers, partners, and customers. This white paper explores the issues of manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors and the Read More...
Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk
All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the

price realization  product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the best price and get it all done before the product becomes obsolete or the supplier goes out of business. Many successful and not so successful selections have been made. Learn from those efforts and remove time and risk from your next selection. There are few tasks that IT managers must undertake that present so much uncertainty and risk as is involved in the selection of a new Read More...
Concept Enterprise Product Configurator: Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems Competitor Analysis Report
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives

price realization  (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. Read More...
Applications Giants Bolster Their Pricing Management Capabilities
Previously price management was an overlooked area by vendors because they lacked the native capabilities to meet this need. However, through partnerships and

price realization  selling prices and potential price increases with the same firmness used to manage manufacturing and procurement costs. Traditional enterprise applications providers, having lacked the pertinent native capabilities and intellectual property to aid in this domain, are now moving to oblige their customers in various industries. For an extensive discussion of the issue of pricing management see The Case for Pricing Management and The Rise of Price Management . Thus it is a small wonder that, despite the Read More...
Pricing for Profit in the Hotel Industry: Empowering Pricing Managers for Greater Bottom-line Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence
Competitive pricing, and its impact on revenue, is a mainstay of marketing in the highly-competitive hotel industry. The real-time nature of the Internet means

price realization  Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence Competitive pricing, and its impact on revenue, is a mainstay of marketing in the highly-competitive hotel industry. The real-time nature of the Internet means that sales, pricing, and revenue managers must abandon inward-looking cost-plus pricing models in favor of more rigorous outward-focused knowledge-based strategies. A system that provides market intelligence data creates important advantages for pricing managers. Read More...

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