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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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Improving Supply Chain Effectiveness


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sap value chain perspective  planning (ERP)  systems by SAP and Oracle . With the ongoing economic downturn, companies must optimize their performance in order fulfillment to ensure customer satisfaction. Companies have also been investing in  business intelligence (BI) and performance management  solutions, as their supply chains become ever more critical to their business strategies. Thus, on a higher level, TAKE Supply Chain has been offering solutions that address the following issues and activities: Order fulfillment and  d Read More

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For companies of all sizes and across all industries, cash is not only crucial, it’s king. Just to survive, businesses have to carefully manage their cash flow, making sure that payments aren’t going out faster than resources are coming in.

There are a number of ways companies can automate and optimize their supply chains to improve cash flow, such as building strong relationships and implementing new technology. But it should be noted that making the decision to invest in technology or update a supply chain process is a cash flow decision in itself, and should thus be weighed carefully.

It is important to realize that the cost of a supply chain or cash flow failure is, in most cases, significantly higher than even the highest price tags for these investments. With that in mind, supply chain solutions and automation technologies are more often than not worth the investment for growing mid-market companies.

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