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B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results


For decades, solution-selling and marketing methodologies have used the principle of identifying pains associated with business processes, in order to create urgency and demand for products and services. With the foundational premise that marketers need to drive more revenue while optimizing marketing investments, successful business-to-business (B2B) companies have focused on four critical pillars needed to optimize the lead-to-sale process.

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These are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 3


Part 1 of this series analyzed two white papers entitled “Customer Relationship Management: The Winning Strategy in a Challenging Economy” and “Maximizing CRM Effectiveness During Lean Times” and authored by Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Oracle CRM, respectively. The blog post made the case for forward-looking enterprises to leverage customer relationship management (CRM

sfa demand generation programs  any sales stage, the SFA application should present the most relevant information, enforce collection of critical opportunity information, and even automatically create tasks for any of the members of the opportunity team. Embedding a company’s  best practices  into the application should drive higher close rates as well as shorten sales cycles and the learning curve for new sales professionals. A consistent and more systematic approach to prospecting in turn allows organizations to avoid getting mire Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Four: Another Step in ERP Evolution


Within recent years, enterprise resource planning (ERP) has been redefined as a platform for enabling collaborative e-business globally. Originally focused on automating internal processes of an enterprise, extended ERP systems increasingly include customer and supplier-centric processes.

sfa demand generation programs  to sales force automation (SFA) and even broader CRM;, to business intelligence (BI) and business-to-consumers (B2C) ; and business-to-business (B2B) e-business tools to name only some —and demanding that they be integrated into their ERP backbone (see Can ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs? ). Users'' visions of ERP are evolving from tactical to strategic, and users are no longer willing to choose between integration and function, since the one-stop-shop offering should mean that the releases are Read More

Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Much More Than Meets the Eye - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series discussed the current upbeat state of affairs of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, as one of the three best-performing products within the entire Microsoft Corporation of late. In a nutshell, during 2009 the product grew significantly and surpassed its one millionth user. Microsoft’s customer relationship management (CRM) offering has become attractive to

sfa demand generation programs  traditional  Sales Force Automation (SFA) , marketing, and customer service functions and entities, i.e., contact, lead, and opportunity management.  The xRM framework consists of the following components: a server-side application (including all standard CRM functions, workflows, etc); the  Microsoft Dynamics Software Development Kit (SDK, which is freely downloadable ); and SQL Server (which requires and additional license). Much development can be done directly in Dynamics CRM using workflows Read More

APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto, Canada in early October. I attended only a few education sessions, as my conference visit focused more on exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors. My overwhelming impression from the conference's expo floor was that the main value propositions this year revolved around the

sfa demand generation programs  or  sales force automation (SFA)  solutions, while production planners may use  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  or other planning applications. Last but not least, their forecasting and demand planning folks may use any number of diverse SCP and  supply chain management (SCM)  solutions. Yet, without an enterprise-wide (if not supply chain wide) integrated information platform, this incohesive mix of data crunching systems will likely lead to incorrect assumptions. Especially when one thinks Read More

New Generation of BI Tools More Powerful and Easier to Use


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Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

sfa demand generation programs  at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction This article provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise Read More

The Demand-Driven Supply Chain and Demantra


Demand-driven supply chains focus on pulling demand and maximizing effectiveness and profitability while traditional supply chains push products and create efficiencies. This difference is the key to improving all supply chain processes and generating significant cost savings and growth.

sfa demand generation programs  primary business concerns: customer satisfaction and retention, freeing-up working capital by reducing inventories, increasing returns on trade promotions, bringing new products to the market faster than competitors, and achieving top-line growth by reducing stock out situations. The objectives of end-to-end supply chain visibility are better plans, better service, increased inventory turns, and higher profit margins. Case Study: Gulistan Carpet Headquartered in Aberdeen, North Carolina, Gulistan Carpet Read More

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Management for Next-generation Multi-service System Networks


The history of telecommunications management is rife with examples of good technology failing to meet business requirements. Historically, while business has needed management of service definitions, technology has focused on element management, leaving a gap between what is desired and what is possible. If operational expenses are to be lowered, this gap must be closed.

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Gigabit Transceivers ~ the Next Generation


Broadcom Corporation announced they have developed the first transceiver to handle Gigabit Ethernet over existing Category 5 copper cabling.

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Sales and Operations Planning: the Key to Demand Satisfaction


There is a better way, and you can learn about it in the white paper sales and operations planning: the key to continuous demand satisfaction.

sfa demand generation programs  the Key to Demand Satisfaction Does your company suffer from any of these supply chain and demand problems? Stock-outs Excess inventory Late or unsuccessful product launches Introduction of new products that cannibalize your existing market(s) Loss of market share to competitors who were better able to forecast market demand Chances are, your sales and operations planning (S&OP) is to blame. And chances are, your company is using a static and insular S&OP process, one based more on logistics and Read More

IFS Packages Analytics for Power Generation


IFS has launched plug-and-play version of a corporate performance management (CPM) solution for companies in the power generation industry. IFS CPM is an analytics platform that gives enterprises a visual, top-down perspective of processes and performance.

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RISC-y Business: Building the Case for Next-generation UNIX Systems


With Intel, Oracle, and IBM recently announcing next-generation UNIX architectures, Charles King of Pund-IT, Inc. analyzed the announcements. As this report explains, all three vendors have faced competition from “below” in x86 servers and have responded in similar ways—improving reliability, availability, and scalability features, improving performance, and introducing workload optimization. Find out more.

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SAP BusinessObjects BI, Now On-demand


Yesterday, SAP announced the release of the SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand solution. This new product will enable users with no previous experience with business intelligence (BI) applications to use a BI toolset with complete ease. It also will let users access and navigate through their on-demand and on-premise data by incorporating the complete set of BusinessObjects tools. This announcement

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