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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...
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...
Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective
Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of

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An Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General)
In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their pricing strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without

pricing initiative  Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General) In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their  pricing  strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as unnecessary  discounting  and quoting prices below a  break-even  point. 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...
PROS’ Acquisition Streak Signals Pricing Market Consolidation
After the recent acquisition of Cameleon Software, PROS Inc., a sales big data software company, recently announced its acquisition of SignalDemand, Inc., a

pricing initiative  Acquisition Streak Signals Pricing Market Consolidation After the recent acquisition of Cameleon Software , PROS Inc. , a sales big data software company, recently announced its acquisition of SignalDemand, Inc . , a privately held software company headquartered in San Francisco. Under the terms of the all-cash transaction, PROS will pay $13.5 (USD) million to acquire SignalDemand.   Through its software as a service (SaaS)-based solutions, SignalDemand provides predictive and prescriptive Read More...
PROS to Embed SAP HANA with Its Big Data Sales App
For a long time, PROS Inc. was a prominent pricing management software provider for both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) industries

pricing initiative  Inc. was a prominent pricing management software provider for both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) industries. Lately, however, the vendor has been leveraging its decades-long experience in handling large volumes of data to provide big data applications for sales effectiveness (pricing being only a part thereof). In other words, PROS now delivers prescriptive analytics and data science to help customers identify sales opportunities, develop offers, and set prices. PROS has Read More...
Advancing the Art of Pricing with Science
Companies in search of a better, more precise method to determine the best prices for their products and to meet their margins, should harness statistical

pricing initiative  the Art of Pricing with Science Originally Posted - May 23, 2007 Though companies recognize the need for a better way to manage their pricing strategies, many continue to lose money by using archaic pricing methods. But there is a new approach beginning to surface in the market of price management. Science-based software can be leveraged to help companies create more accurate and complete pricing strategies in order to meet their margins. To learn more, please see Know Thy Market Segment''s Price Read More...
Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 1
Not long ago, I wrote about the pricing management and optimization software market, and in particular depth about two bullish vendors and fierce competitors in

pricing initiative  I wrote about the pricing management and optimization software market , and in particular depth about two bullish vendors and fierce competitors in the business-to-business (B2B) manufacturing and distribution segments:  Zilliant and Vendavo . Look for similar write-ups down the track on DemandTec , Symphony Metreo , and on the Servigistics pricing solution (whereby the last will focus solely on spare parts pricing and planning ). While I do not plan to cover the esoteric pricing solutions used by Read More...
AspenTech Launches e-Business InitiativeFinally
Aspen Technology recently announced its e-commerce initiative, Aspen e-Business, which is the first in a planned series of business-to-business e-commerce

pricing initiative  targeted completion date, and pricing. Also, no users should make a move until Aspen and Extricity have developed a sound strategy for implementing the new offering. Read More...
Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

pricing initiative  Process Management Notations within Business Process Management Introduction Business process management notation (BPMN) is the latest standard for modeling business processes and Web services. The Business Process Management Initiative ( BPMI ) (www.bpmi.org) was established to develop, support, and encourage the use of BPMN. The BPMI Notation Working Group ( BPMN-WG ) worked for over two years to develop BPMN before its 1.0 release in May 2004. The primary goal of the BPMN initiative was to Read More...
Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption
Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet

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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

pricing initiative  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. Read More...
SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and

pricing initiative  with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and volumes . It also introduced SignalDemand, Inc., which applies math and science to the problem of price and margin optimization software for large-scale manufacturers. SignalDemand stands alone as the only provider of price management and optimization software that takes into account the key Read More...
Importance of the Right Pricing Strategy
Pricing initiatives are complex and difficult to implement, and need a thorough understanding of cost and related data. Most organizations turn to external

pricing initiative  of the Right Pricing Strategy Pricing initiatives are complex and difficult to implement, and need a thorough understanding of cost and related data. Most organizations turn to external pricing strategy consultants who, more often than not, steer them in the wrong direction. Rather than turning to these external consultants, organizations can follow certain steps to keep the task of pricing in-house. Find out what they are. Read More...

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