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Catching Up with PROS at Dreamforce 2014


At the Dreamforce 2014 conference, hosted by cloud ecosystem heavyweight salesforce.com, sales big data software provider PROS was a platinum sponsor. P.J. Jakovljevic discusses what's new and exciting with PROS' CPQ solutions, including the company's new Cameleon CPQ Fall ‘14 solution and a just-released graphically interactive solution called Cameleon Parts Quoting.

pros  Up with PROS at Dreamforce 2014 At the Dreamforce 2014 conference, hosted by cloud ecosystem heavyweight salesforce.com , sales big data software provider PROS was a platinum sponsor. A number of PROS customers were on a panel discussing their success with PROS Cameleon CPQ solutions, such as Bausch & Lomb, Medtronic, and Blackboard. Microsoft and SAP are close partners of PROS as well, but the salesforce.com alliance promises lots of new business.   The first synergistic results from PROS’ Read More

The Perstorp Group Selects PROS


The Perstorp Group, a player in the specialty chemicals markets and a pioneer in formalin chemistry, plastics, and surface materials, selected PROS big data applications to enhance its customer experience and sales effectiveness initiatives.

pros  Perstorp Group Selects PROS The Perstorp Group, a player in the specialty chemicals markets and a pioneer in formalin chemistry, plastics, and surface materials, selected PROS big data applications to enhance its customer experience and sales effectiveness initiatives.   Founded in 1881 and headquartered in Sweden, Perstorp has approximately 1,500 employees in 22 countries, and production sites in eight countries across Europe, Asia, and North America. The company’s products enable the use of key Read More

PROS Acquires Cameleon Software for Richer Sales Big Data


PROS Holdings, Inc., a provider of sales effectiveness big data solutions, and Cameleon Software, a provider of multichannel, multi-device product configurator, quotes, proposals, and e-commerce software, have announced that PROS plans to acquire Cameleon in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately €24 million (U.S. $33 million), net of cash acquired. Cameleon CPQ should be a great addition

pros  Richer Sales Big Data PROS Holdings, Inc. , a provider of sales effectiveness big data solutions, and Cameleon Software , a provider of multichannel, multi-device product configurator, quotes, proposals, and e-commerce software, have announced that PROS plans to acquire Cameleon  in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately €24 million (U.S. $33 million), net of cash acquired. Cameleon CPQ should be a great addition to the PROS portfolio of big data solutions that drive sales growth. 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. 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

pros  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. 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 Read More

PROS Inc.’s New Mission-“Big Data” Sales & Marketing Apps


The first part of this report takes a close look at the expansion of PROS, Inc., a leading provider of prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, first into the business-to-business (B2B) arena, and then into big data apps for sales and marketing. In this second part, we (TEC) speak to Andres Reiner, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and director of PROS, about some of the

pros  of affairs. Reiner joined PROS in 1999 and became the CEO in 2010. He has held a series of positions at PROS with successively increasing responsibility, including senior vice president of product development and most recently executive vice president of product and marketing. In this most recent role, he was responsible for global marketing and alliances, product management, science research, and development of PROS'' next-generation software products. He was also responsible in large part for PROS’ 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 practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

pros  deal-intensive B2B pricing market: PROS Pricing and LeveragePoint . PROS (NYSE: PRO) is a market leader in prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, with more than $468 billion (USD) in revenues under management. Companies around the world in the manufacturing, distribution, services, and travel industries use PROS to take control of pricing through data-driven insights, enabling them to increase revenues and profits, defend and grow market share, and increase business agility. Initially Read More

OS SmackDown!


In the latest escalation in the battle between Windows and Linux, directions on how to replace each with the other have been published on the Web by their respective champions.

pros  provide fodder for the pros/antis on both sides to complain about the other and their tactics. Operating system market growth will not be affected by these pieces. Regarding the individual OSes, there are three likely reactions from those who are actually following this mini soap opera: (1) Who cares? ; (2) Boy, I''m so angry at their tactics, I''m going to show them by picking the other OS , or (3) amused disinterest . We think Scenario #3 is far more likely than #1 or #2 - people just aren''t getting as 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 enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.

pros  another example, in 2010, PROS Holdings ’ B2B pricing software customers outperformed the S&P 500 returns by a whopping 230 percent. Now more than ever, pricing needs to be a core competency, not a constituent part (e.g., routine price lists creation) of an enterprise system. Today, with the proliferation of products, suppliers, customers, and segments and the sophistication of buyers, there are more pricing decisions to make than ever before. Because of this proliferation of price factors, the Read More

PROS Inc.’s New Mission-“Big Data” Sales & Marketing Apps


PROS has traditionally been a leader of prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, allowing companies to improve financial performance and improve their entire business agility. The vendor is now shifting its strategy and diving into the big data apps business. See how PROS is leveraging its pricing expertise to help companies find new ways to turn big data into actionable insights and improved sales effectiveness.

pros  Sales & Marketing Apps PROS has traditionally been a leader of prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, allowing companies to improve financial performance and improve their entire business agility. The vendor is now shifting its strategy and diving into the big data apps business. See how PROS is leveraging its pricing expertise to help companies find new ways to turn big data into actionable insights and improved sales effectiveness. Read More

The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning


Among the promises of collaboration are real-time information sharing, the ability to maintain personalized relationships between buyers and sellers, and greater efficiency for all companies joined in the expanded enterprise. Unfortunately, excitement surrounding B2B collaboration often drowns out the simple truth that collaboration products are still in a formative stage and their promise, largely unfulfilled.

pros  Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning S. McVey - September 12, 2000 Overview The rapid advance of the Internet and related technologies are quickly turning business-to-business collaboration into a reality. Among its promises are real-time information sharing, the ability to maintain personalized relationships between buyers and sellers, and greater efficiency for all companies joined in the expanded enterprise. Unfortunately, excitement surrounding B2B Read More

Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories


Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part examines the four broad outsourcing categories: application software, information technology infrastructure, business process outsourcing (BPO), and manufacturing.

pros  of outsourcing, described outsourcing pros and cons, and introduced offshoring concepts. This part defines and describes common types of outsourcing. Part Three will recap outsourcing approaches and categories, describe recommendations for firms looking to outsource and describe recommendations for outsourcing providers. Application Software Outsourcing During the past 30 years, software has automated and simplified many work-processes, which has resulted in increased worker productivity and reduced Read More

Bootcamp for the Pros; Why Ernst & Young Will Lead Security Auditing Standards


Original News & Educational Review Course Summary Ernst & Young, has put together the quintessential course for security engineers looking to improve their ability to protect their organization's website, systems, and network. Dubbed eXtreme Hacking, and carrying a price tag of $5,000 a slot, this course is for anyone but hacks. With an impressive course book that fills a two-inch thick binder, leading Ernst & Young security engineers take you step-by-step through all the ways that bad guys try to subvert your mission critical servers and network configurations. Using dual-bootable NT-Linux laptops, and an accompanying network setup for practicing subversive attacks and exploits, attendees will leave the course with an entire new bag of tools and tricks that help them understand how bad guys identify target IP addresses, collect information about the systems they plan on compromising, and exploit weaknesses without being noticed. The idea is to learn how to figure out what the weaknesses are in your organization's network before the bad guys do.

pros  for the Pros; Why Ernst & Young Will Lead Security Auditing Standards Bootcamp for the Pros; Why Ernst & Young Will Lead Security Auditing Standards Featured Author -  Laura Taylor - January 19, 2002 Original News & Educational Review Course Summary Ernst & Young, has put together the quintessential course for security engineers looking to improve their ability to protect their organization''s website, systems, and network. Dubbed eXtreme Hacking, and carrying a price tag of $5,000 a slot, this Read More

TEC Industry Watch: Enterprise Software News for the Week of August 27, 2012


SOFTWARE SELECTIONSMid-sized refractory products manufacturer selects EnterpriseIQ ERP from IQMS Industry tags: manufacturing "The reasons why Riverside Refractories Inc. decided to replace its existing ERP system aren't unique—the old legacy system's inflexibility and inability to support manufacturing needs in the changing business environment had started impeding the company's operations. The

pros  García, TEC BI Analyst PROS Pricing achieves additional SAP integration certifications for big data solutions Industry tags: manufacturing, distribution, services, travel PROS is executing well on building its partner ecosystem. Still, PROS has a tough row to hoe when it comes to SAP in light of Vendavo''s much closer relationship with SAP. There are certainly situations where PROS makes more sense and the pricing company will win some of the deals. Time will tell whether PROS'' reliance on Microsoft SQL Read More

Will QAD Finally Get The Break (-Even)?


On May 30, QAD reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2002. Although not quite turning the corner, the business seems to be stabilizing against the backdrop of the economic slowdown, the fierce competition from the bigger vendors and the plight of many of its peers.

pros  enthusiastic about our longer-term prospects based on the company''s product positioning and substantial installed base. At last week''s 10th annual Explore users'' conference in San Antonio, we received positive feedback on all QAD applications: MFG/PRO eB , our enterprise product suite; QAD eQ, our private enterprise exchange product; and QAD Supply Visualization , our collaborative manufacturing product. Customers witnessed a live on-stage demonstration of QAD eQ 3.0, QAD Supply Visualization and Read More

What Can Pure CPQ Vendors Do Now?


For a few years now, pundits have opined that the quote-to-order (Q2O)/configure, price, quote (CPQ) realm is not sustainable as a standalone enterprise software category. Lo and behold, in the course of recent months several leading CPQ vendors have been acquired. The recent absorption of CPQ capabilities by multiple providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other adjacent enterprise

pros  expert was vicariously vindicated by  PROS ’ recent acquisition of Cameleon Software , which was based on the same rationale.) Further, as an early cloud-based provider, that CPQ vendor would have already been ahead of other providers. The CPQ vendor in this case continues to exude confidence and growth, but its prospects could have been much brighter (and the company potentially much larger) had it taken the expert''s advice and espoused CPQ big data offerings. It will be interesting to watch what wi Read More