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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

pricing  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 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

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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 generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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How to Build Pricing Muscle in Retail


Organizations usually rely on historical data and transactions to determine their pricing strategy. However, this data is typically insufficient to arrive at a competitive price. Moreover, customers these days are well informed about the value of products they want to purchase. That's why organizations need to arrive at their pricing strategy only after taking into consideration external intelligence and competitive data. E-procurement systems and price comparison websites have put customers in the bargaining position with the availability of real-time information. This is the type and speed of data organizations need to obtain. Leveraging such information can help an organization counter the threats of new entrants, competitive rivalry, and substitutes with a strong pricing strategy.

pricing  to Build Pricing Muscle in Retail Organizations usually rely on historical data and transactions to determine their pricing strategy. However, this data is typically insufficient to arrive at a competitive price. Moreover, customers these days are well informed about the value of products they want to purchase. That's why organizations need to arrive at their pricing strategy only after taking into consideration external intelligence and competitive data. E-procurement systems and price comparison websi Read More

Pricing for Profit in the Consumer Products Industry: Empowering Pricing Managers for Greater Bottom-Line Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence


Rapidly changing market dynamics in the consumer products industries mean price management is critical to a positive bottom line. This white paper examines the evolving role of the pricing and revenue manager and how the field of market price intelligence is powering a new era of price management. With pricing intelligence, today’s pricing managers are able to make highly-responsive decisions based on sound data analysis.

pricing  Consumer Products Industry: Empowering Pricing Managers for Greater Bottom-Line Impact with Improved Market Price Intelligence Rapidly changing market dynamics in the consumer products industries mean price management is critical to a positive bottom line. This white paper examines the evolving role of the pricing and revenue manager and how the field of market price intelligence is powering a new era of price management. With pricing intelligence, today’s pricing managers are able to make highly-respon Read More

Transaction Based Pricing in BPO


Increased maturity in business process outsourcing (BPO) has led to the emergence of transaction-based pricing and outcome-based pricing models, which can provide broader business value to customers. This white paper focuses on the transaction-based pricing model for BPO services, its suitability in meeting present-day BPO objectives, and its superiority over the traditional full-time-equivalent (FTE)-based pricing model.

pricing  Based Pricing in BPO Increased maturity in business process outsourcing (BPO) has led to the emergence of transaction-based pricing and outcome-based pricing models, which can provide broader business value to customers. This white paper focuses on the transaction-based pricing model for BPO services, its suitability in meeting present-day BPO objectives, and its superiority over the traditional full-time-equivalent (FTE)-based pricing model. Read More

The Case for Pricing Management


Savvy and dynamically optimized pricing can mean the difference between survival and failure. In many environments it might be smarter, quicker, and more useful to calculate pricing based on systematic analysis rather than on fuzzy thinking or human emotions.

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A New Look on the Horizon for TEC


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies of enterprise software selection.

pricing  New Look on the Horizon for TEC A New Look on the Horizon for TEC Montreal, Canada, February 8, 2007 – Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) further assists software purchasers by redesigning its web site to reflect its software selection methodology. Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has announced that it will be launching its redesigned web site on February 14, 2007. The announcement comes after months of information gathering and a refocus on its core competencies Read More

TEC helps Arysta LifeScience North America Reduce Risk in Enterprise Software Selection


The North American unit of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, a world leader in crop protection and life sciences, was seeking business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) solutions to streamline how information was collected and analyzed across its various business functions. It had initially contracted Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) for a standard software evaluation and selection project involving a self-service approach, supported by TEC's objective and structured methodology. However, as the early stages of the project unfolded, specific functional requirements pointed to the need for additional advisory services, and so TEC's team of experts was brought in to lead a customized project.

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How to Alienate Your Reader: Jargon, Buzzwords, Lingo, and Gobbledygook


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Small Business VoIP Service Providers Buyer’s Guide


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Technology Evaluation Centers presents "How to Select ERP Systems" at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference.


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pricing  Evaluation Centers presents How to Select ERP Systems at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference. Technology Evaluation Centers presents How to Select ERP Systems at the MSCI Financial Executives Conference. MSCI members can leverage TEC's Best Practice Methodology for Software Selection. Montreal, Quebec, June 23, 2008- Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) , the leading resource for impartial enterprise software selection, announced today that it will be holding a session at the Read More

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