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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)
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service provider oss  and optional value or service packs. Anything on that matter on your side—that is, what will be the quantum leap versions of your products? PS: This question illustrates the depth of the “upgrade” problem for both customers and vendors. As vendors reach farther for larger market shares, it becomes almost impossible for them to create monolithic product upgrades that are applicable to their increasingly wide range of customers. From the customer’s perspective, the desire to take on large Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars)


Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to our questions-and-answers series directed at software application vendors. Based on our questions, these two vendors share their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.

service provider oss  and optional value and service packs? Do you have any plans for a similar change in this area? That is, what will be the quantum leap versions of your products? IFS : IFS made a commitment to a flexible, service-oriented architecture long ago (long before it was called SOA) with the express purpose of avoiding quantum leap versions. IFS believes quantum leaps are for vendors struggling to get past a legacy architecture. Once in a modern SOA architecture, major upgrades are largely passé , since incre Read More

Pure-Play CRM Vendors: Choose an Integrated or Best-of-Breed Solution?


When selecting a CRM vendor should you go with a one-source solution, reducing the need for integration with other corporate data sources, or go with a best-of-breed approach, getting the best in each category but being left with standalone applications that must be integrated? This article compares the two approaches and offers some advice.

service provider oss  a new class of service provider that focuses solely on providing business infrastructure. They claim to combine best-of-breed software with custom technology and integration services. Let a BSP host your suite of applications, and they can have you up and running in 60 to 90 days and can incorporate new technologies or update existing applications more quickly than can a typical in-house IT staff. According to Rene L. White, the senior vice president of marketing for eConvergent Inc. , they can blend 12 o Read More

Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 2


Part 1 of this series began to analyze the recent merger of Progress Software Corp. [NASDAQ: PRGS] and Savvion Inc. With this acquisition, Progress has made a large leap into the business process management (BPM) space, from which has been notably absent. The article asserted that Savvion BusinessManager 7.5 [evaluate this product] is one of the most mature BPM suites in the

service provider oss  The Progress Sonic enterprise service bus (ESB)  messaging and  Progress Actional ’s transactional visibility into underlying applications should certainly go hand-in-hand  with Savvion in these usage cases. Savvion: A BPM Connoisseur Whichever way you look at Savvion’s BPM offering and knowledge, depth and comprehensiveness always surface. Savvion could be, to my mind, a textbook example of how well and thoroughly to design a BPM suite. My first direct touch with the company was in early 2009 at Read More

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The notion of having disparate mediation systems in today’s service oriented telecommunications industry is no longer valid. The accurate and timely knowledge of customer information, such as usage patterns, preferences, spending habits and duration can provide competitive advantages to service providers. Learn about convergent mediation systems that can support multiple service types (voice, data, content) in this white paper.

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Enterprises May Be Overlooking Profits from After-sales Service


If service parts and service personnel management are well managed, manufacturers can significantly improve their profits from service operations. This will lead in turn to significant overall profit margins.

service provider oss  Overlooking Profits from After-sales Service Introduction Traditional sources of profit margins for manufacturers from product sales are diminishing as more and more products are commoditized, and margins are thus further and further reduced. On the other hand, profit margins from after-sales service are good (if managed well), and hold the promise of sustained (if not increased) revenue in the future. In industries like aircraft, automobile, computers, mobile phones, electronics, and so on, a major Read More

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Your service organization has a unique way to differentiate itself from your competition. This white paper discusses service differentiation: doing more with less, providing service more effectively, and focusing on your unique business processes to outperform your competition. Using this information, you can bring about change and continuous improvement, and differentiate your service from your competition. Read more and find out how.

service provider oss  Your 3-Step Plan Your service organization has a unique way to differentiate itself from your competition. This white paper discusses service differentiation: doing more with less, providing service more effectively, and focusing on your unique business processes to outperform your competition. Using this information, you can bring about change and continuous improvement, and differentiate your service from your competition. Read more and find out how. Read More

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Navigating a migration to the cloud can be complex and includes more than just simply migrating data. The five-step migration process discussed here was specifically designed to help guide organizations through a successful replacement of an on-premise archiving solution to a cloud-based solution.

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5 Key Steps to Make Field Service Profitable


Is field service seen as a cost center at your business? Providing field service can be a complex process, but that does not have to mean it’s unprofitable. Every field service interaction is an opportunity to not only delight customers, but also increase revenue. Here are 5 easy steps to get your field service organization in the black this year. Accomplish all five and get your field techs, customers, and balance sheet in your favor.

service provider oss  Steps to Make Field Service Profitable Is field service seen as a cost center at your business? Providing field service can be a complex process, but that does not have to mean it’s unprofitable. Every field service interaction is an opportunity to not only delight customers, but also increase revenue. Here are 5 easy steps to get your field service organization in the black this year. Accomplish all five and get your field techs, customers, and balance sheet in your favor. Read More

Understanding Reverse Logistics in Field Service Management


This white paper defines reverse logistics as it relates to aftermarket service, describes how it differs from forward logistics, and then discusses the difficulties inherent in selecting and using enterprise software to facilitate reverse logistics and repair processes including warranty repair, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair and handling return material authorizations (RMAs) from distributors. Download the paper.

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