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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

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

The Pros and Cons of SaaS ERP


While companies seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system reside in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment, they were less willing to place their systems of record in a cloud they did not specifically own or control. But that is changing. This white paper discusses the advantages of a SaaS environment for ERP and argues that the cost savings can be substantial.

pros  Pros and Cons of SaaS ERP While companies seemed willing enough to let the applications that surround and extend their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system reside in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment, they were less willing to place their systems of record in a cloud they did not specifically own or control. But that is changing. This white paper discusses the advantages of a SaaS environment for ERP and argues that the cost savings can be substantial. 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 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

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

How Healthy Is Your Data Center?


IT pros managing hospital data centers with mixed network environments, long lists of remote access protocols and applications, multiple user interfaces, and what often feels like way too many tools, are searching for remote access management solutions that are efficient, secure, and cost-effective to deploy. Learn which criteria to use as a benchmark when choosing a remote access solution for a health care environment.

pros  Your Data Center? IT pros managing hospital data centers with mixed network environments, long lists of remote access protocols and applications, multiple user interfaces, and what often feels like way too many tools, are searching for remote access management solutions that are efficient, secure, and cost-effective to deploy. Learn which criteria to use as a benchmark when choosing a remote access solution for a health care environment. Read More

Profit Optimization - Can We Possibly Argue With The Objective?


The "why" of Profit Optimization is easy? The objective is to increase profits and we can all agree on that objective. The "how" of Profit Optimization is not so easy. The seemingly simple solutions are dependent upon each other and many more variables. Profit Optimization is not a simple objective; it is a very complex objective.

pros  Industry Sample Supplier Airlines PROS Revenue Management Chemicals pVelocity Consumer Goods Demantra Container shippers ROI Container Cargo Alliance Energy PROS Revenue Management Insurance Earnix Metals pVelocity Mining Maxager Power industries Maxager Bank Cards Collective Dynamics Retail Profit Logic Recommendations Do you need Profit Optimization? In theory, every business can do a better job of profitability. If you are the profit leader in your segment, do you think you can be doing a better job? Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing. In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows

pros  iron” pricing solution from PROS Pricing, Vendavo , or Zilliant (we have customers using all three). There is some talk of integrating LeveragePoint with these applications so that, for example, the Differentiated Value becomes the first step in the Pricing Waterfall , but this has not yet been implemented. PJ : Why do you believe that your value-based pricing approach is better than segmentation on customers’ willingness to pay (WTP)/sensitivity to price? SF : Value-based pricing and value-based Read More

Choosing between Mobile Apps and Mobile Web


With mobile device use fast growing, 2012 seems to be the ‘year of the mobile.’ As companies embrace mobility, a key issue is the mobile versus app debate, and whether there is an argument for producing a mobile application over a mobile site. This white paper looks at the pros and cons of both native apps and mobile Web, and dives into the things that companies should consider before making a choice between mobile app and Web.

pros  paper looks at the pros and cons of both native apps and mobile Web, and dives into the things that companies should consider before making a choice between mobile app and Web. Read More

Pricing Management Vendor Must Show Proven Payback from Clients


Vendavo’s recent growth is due to its reseller partnership with SAP, and the segmentation and optimization functionalities of its pricing solutions. But the vendor needs to stay on its toes, at least until its role in lifting almost every client profit margins is proven.

pros  likes of Zilliant and PROS Pricing Solutions a chance to carve defendable strongholds, even within the SAP install base, as reported in the previously mentioned series on Zilliant (see How One Provider''s Solution Covers the Bases of Price Optimization and Management ). This somewhat undesirable situation for Vendavo has also been aggravated over time by these competitors’ recent improvements to their price execution and enforcements capabilities. Tackling Segmentation and Price Optimization with Read More

Demystifying ERP Software Selection for Midsize Manufacturers is Focus of New Buyer’s Guide from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC)


The TEC 2014 ERP for Midsize Manufacturers Buyer’s Guide speaks to the business challenges manufacturers face and provides insight on how to sift through the all the information to uncover the true benefits of the right ERP solution. The guide gives an overview of key features of leading solutions along with customer success stories from the likes of Aptean, Deacom, Epicor, IFS, Microsoft, NetSuite, Oracle, Plex, Process Pro, Rootstock, Syspro, and others.

pros  particular, they weigh the pros and cons between replacing or upgrading a current system, seeking a best-of-breed solution versus a single all-inclusive one, and choosing between a cloud-based solution and an on-premise one—which is one of the most debated topics in recent years. In fact, research shows that despite the hype over cloud-based solutions, the adoption by manufacturers is still far below what was initially expected. Exciting emerging technologies are also detailed in the buyer’s guide, Read More

Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between


Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is, however, a third option, one that allows a company to take a "somewhere between" approach. This latter approach, is made possible by ERP II which employs c-commerce and the use of sufficiently mature technology software programs.

pros  Both choices have their pros and cons. A decision that favors either route depends on a number of factors whose influence on the decision process varies between organizations. As a result, there is no golden rule that can help organizations choose one route over the other. Whatever the route, organizations generally inherit all that is good and bad about that option and are subsequently excluded from the good and bad of the alternative. Furthermore, once embarking on a route it is difficult and expensive Read More