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CRM: Creating a Credible Business Case and Positioning It with the CEO Part Two: Linking CRM with Organizational Direction


An effective business case must link CRM with achieving organizational objectives; but this step is just the beginning. Credibility implies that the document clearly delineates assumptions regarding cause and effect plus the mechanism that will be used to assess results and declare success.

sand casting  will be built on sand, and will lack a solid foundation. The obvious question then is how to get the CEO engaged in the process early? There is a very simple way of demonstrating the value of CRM to the CEO. Once convinced that the operational strategy makes sense, the CEO must assess his or her appetite for making CRM operational. If the answer is no, then perhaps a functional deployment may be practical but otherwise, it is better to avoid the inevitable. CRM as an Operational Strategy The applications Read More

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Unimin Corporation, North America’s largest supplier of frac sand, has selected IFS Applications 8 to assist in optimizing its supply chain and global operations.

sand casting  largest supplier of frac sand, has selected IFS Applications 8 to assist in optimizing its supply chain and global operations. Unimin, a wholly owned subsidiary of global industrial minerals company SCR-Sibelco of Belgium, is a leading producer of non-metallic industrial minerals with 46 mining and mineral processing sites, 11 offices, and more than 2,400 employees across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.   To improve operational efficiencies, the company wanted greater real-time visibility into its supply Read More

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The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the recent easing of fuel prices and whose management actions go no further than attempts to mitigate the immediate impact of fuel price increases will end up at a serious disadvantage in the market. Find out how your company can find opportunity in changing fuel markets.

sand casting  their heads in the sand. The upward trend is clear, and emerging economies such as China, India, and Vietnam will continue to increase the demand for fuel. Every company in the industrial equipment industry and supply chain is facing similar challenges, choices, and opportunities. The companies that will thrive in the coming months and years will be those that are able to: Identify market opportunities at an early stage. Work with customers to define current and future needs. Make decisions on accurate Read More

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How many times do you hear network administrators scream at the top of their voice, "I have spent millions of dollars buying expensive and the best antivirus software solutions and yet every two months, when a new virus strikes, I have my entire network go down!" This is a common complaint you will get to hear from one and all network administrators, primarily because most security vendors today concentrate more on a "reactive" approach to stop virus attacks, than a “preventive” approach!

sand casting  achieved is systems getting sand- boxed and remaining safe from any future intrusions. Filtering remote file activity just above the file system and below the SMB server also means that this method is independent of the transport protocol being used between two hosts on the network. Remember that the worm could use NetBeui, NetBT or TCP/IP to copy itself to your system. By using this method you can stop worrying about what protocol the worm would try and use next. Example of a good software Good Read More

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sand casting  associations with running in sand, pouring molasses, or enduring water torture. But product process needn’t be a torture. In fact, if done right, it is the key to better teamwork, and less friction in your company. It is actually a tool that will help your company deliver better products—faster. Read More

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sand casting  shift in the blowing sand of the Internet Age? User Recommendations  We make recommendations about SAP''s Collaborative Commerce capabilities and reasonableness to three distinct sets of customers: Current SAP customers You will need to bang hard on SAP to give you a straight story about the migration path between what you have today, the legacy R/3 system, and mySAP. What are the implications to your databases and hardware infrastructure? How fast and how much for planning and implementation? What about Read More

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Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and blogs are just a few Internet services that make up the new growing digital world called social media. Many companies have seen the influence these new sites can have on their organizations for both good and bad. All companies should ask themselves, "How can we tap into the power of this new method of communication to improve our business and the experiences we provide our customers?"

sand casting  site, and within hours thousands had viewed the clip. In the past, this might have been a minor issue, but because of the reach of social media, the company’s CEO was compelled to record a message and post it on YouTube in an attempt to stop brand erosion. As social media increases in popularity, more individuals are telling those in their SM networks about their service experiences. Some companies wrongly assume that SM is merely used by teenagers and young college students. However, Facebook reports Read More

Remedy Corporation: Poised for a Comeback?


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sand casting  experience playing in that sand box. We prefer software companies to keep their focus on licenses. Looking at the balance between product and service revenues, as shown in Figure 5, we see that the ratio has been edging toward services. A different measure reinforces this: while total revenues grew at 45% from 1998 to 1999, support revenues grew at 55%. If this were just a one-year movement it could be attributed to new products or to the Guaranteed@Remedy program. But the ratio has been moving slightly Read More

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Back in April, I wrote about a consulting firm whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client. The secret to the firm’s success, it turned out, was pretty simple. Its consultants made sure they understood the client, they committed to the project, they kept their promises, and they followed up. In other words, that firm displayed a genuine commitment to excellence that can be

sand casting  Tips for Hiring Great Consultants Back in April,  I wrote about a consulting firm  whose excellent service had earned it rave reviews from a client. The secret to the firm’s success, it turned out, was pretty simple. Its consultants made sure they understood the client, they committed to the project, they kept their promises, and they followed up. In other words, that firm displayed a genuine commitment to excellence that can be hard to find. So hard that some of our readers began to wonder how, if Read More

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sand casting  on a foundation of sand. If you can increase demand forecast accuracy, you can decrease your inventory and increase your level of customer service at the same time. Unfortunately, most companies divide responsibility for the demand forecast among multiple departments. Sometimes, the process is owned by the sales department, and they tend to be too optimistic, because optimism is in their nature and they want to avoid disappointing a customer by being out stock. At the end of the day, no one is Read More

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