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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)
Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generat...
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New Approaches to Software Pricing
Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of

pricing initiative  Approaches to Software Pricing Enter Some Possible Software Pricing Thought Leaders In the past customers have been disadvantaged in software contracts, facing numerous and expensive fine print clauses limiting their warranties. (See Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet? ) However, in the new market, power is shifting from the vendor to the customer, and software negotiations are changing. Much to the delight of customers, some vendors are now differentiating their business strategy Read More...
SYSPRO USA Unveils 4-Part Brain Trust Initiative to Drive U.S. Manufacturing
SYSPRO has long been recognized in the small to medium business (SMB) manufacturing and distribution industry for its tight focus on providing a superior

pricing initiative  as special 2014 bundled pricing. A new community outreach program to extend the recognized SYSPRO customer experience to a SYSPRO community experience. The end goal here is to provide as much ERP technology and collaborative partner support to protect the U.S. manufacturing landscape, and to keep intellectual property and as many jobs as possible within U.S. borders. The SYSPRO community brain boost program aims to provide a strong SYSPRO community of partner, customer, and SYSPRO executive constituents Read More...
Clear Demand and 360pi Partner for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing
Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure

pricing initiative  for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure” in today’s omni-channel retail market. The two vendors tout that dynamic pricing is made more relevant today because of the abundance of competitive price data and product information (a.k.a. online price transparency) and made more rigorous because of current big data pricing architectures. The Read More...
Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)
Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful

pricing initiative  Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future) Based on the upbeat results of some business-to-business (B2B) pricing vendors in 2011, one could easily assume that the pricing software market’s value proposition is well known and accepted by companies en masse. At least in the retail sector this assumption could be validated by IBM ’s recent acquisition of the retail pricing and assortment optimization leader DemandTec . But as the title of my recent article intimates, the value of B2B Read More...
The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software
Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any

pricing initiative  (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software About five years ago we published an article series entitled “ The Case for Pricing Management ,” since companies in the manufacturing, distribution, services, retail, telecommunications, and hospitality and travel industries can face a variety of pricing problems. On the one hand, unnecessary discounting and quoting prices below a break-even point can result in a company’s poor financial performance. On the other hand, pricing some items out of the Read More...
The Executive Guide to Contract and Chargeback Management
Life sciences companies are struggling to manage large group purchase organization (GPO) contracts, process chargeback submissions, and ensure that pricing

pricing initiative  ability to demonstrate Medicare/Medicaid pricing compliance, and that fines for improper government pricing can range from tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars. Source: CDC Software Resources Related to The Executive Guide to Contract and Chargeback Management : Chargeback (Wikipedia) The Executive Guide to Contract and Chargeback Management Chargeback Management is also known as : Contract Management , Chargeback Challenges , Managing Chargebacks , Chargeback Reconciliation , Regulatory Read More...
SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 1
In TEC''s previous articles and blog posts about pricing management and optimization vendors like Zilliant, Vendavo, DemandTec, Servigistics or Revionics, the

pricing initiative  with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 1 In TEC ''s previous articles and blog posts about pricing management and optimization vendors like Zilliant , Vendavo , DemandTec , Servigistics   or Revionics , the main focus was on finished goods (including spare parts). Whether these final products are sold at retail shelves to consumers or dealt directly between trading partners, their proper pricing is meant to create demand and profitability for the seller. In other words, the idea is to Read More...
A More Social IBM (for Enterprises, at Least)
On November 8, 2010, IBM announced its Global Business Services initiative to help companies address their social networking initiatives and issues, and use

pricing initiative  More Social IBM (for Enterprises, at Least) On November 8, 2010,  IBM announced its Global Business Services initiative to help companies address their social networking initiatives and issues, and use social network technologies and strategies. An important part of this announcement was the unveiling of IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 , an application that provides tools for social networking and collaboration: forums, blogs, and social analytics, as well as other interesting tasks. This complete initiative Read More...
10 Tips to Optimize Your ERP Initiative
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is notoriously complex. Horror stories abound about failed installations, unresponsive vendors, and wasted investments. But

pricing initiative  Tips to Optimize Your ERP Initiative Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is notoriously complex. Horror stories abound about failed installations, unresponsive vendors, and wasted investments. But as daunting as ERP can be, many organizations can’t operate without it. Working closely with your vendor to configure a solution, choosing the right delivery model, and following this list of 10 tips can help you optimize your ERP initiative. Find out more. Read More...
Case Study: Process Manufacturing
With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and

pricing initiative  element of the company’s pricing and profitability initiative was to invest in an enterprise-wide pricing solution, to take advantage of ongoing pricing opportunities. Find out about the price management solution the company chose. Read More...
The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4
Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This

pricing initiative  Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 4 Part 1 of this blog post series  expanded on some of TEC ’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of  pricing  and  promotions  in  retailing , was  inspired by JDA Software ’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies  and  by Revionics’ recent (and still ongoing) educational Read More...
Vistaar Technologies Asserts its Pricing Value Proposition
Vistaar, a newcomer to the B2B pricing management space, is quickly asserting its powerful analytic and planning capabilities. In this TEC Report, TEC principal

pricing initiative  Technologies Asserts its Pricing Value Proposition Vistaar, a newcomer to the B2B pricing management space, is quickly asserting its powerful analytic and planning capabilities. In this TEC Report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at the strategic approach the vendor has taken to the development of its platform and applications, and speaks with the vendor’s product management expert Usha Lyer on Vistaar’s offerings, competitive landscape, and future plans. Read More...
10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success
Knowledge management (KM) can mean different things to an organization depending upon the nature of the initiative. KM is not a technology or set of

pricing initiative  Principles for Knowledge Management Success 10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Comprehensive analytics provide the insights needed for assessing agent performance, continuously improving the customer experience, and making a solid business case for knowledge management . Source : Consona Resources Related to 10 Principles for Knowledge Management Success : Knowledge Read More...
Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer
This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

pricing initiative  its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats. Furthermore, these characteristics should be at the top of any software evaluation list. Defining Process The simplest and easiest-to-grasp definition of process manufacturing is that, once the output is produced, it cannot be distilled back to its basic components. In other words, once you put it together, you cannot take it apart. Think about it. Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it Read More...
The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 5
Part 1 of this series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series

pricing initiative  Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 5 Part 1 of this series  expanded on some of TEC ’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of  pricing  and  promotions  in  retailing , was  inspired by JDA Software ’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies , and  by Revionics’ recent (and still ongoing) educational series of Read More...

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