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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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SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity


The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is here to stay, and most vendors have noticed. Recently, the endorsement for SaaS in the realm of manufacturing enterprise resource planning has come from a veteran vendor and SaaS pioneer.

sfa intelligent demand generation  only a lightly customizable SFA functionality (which can be commoditized fairly quickly, even by some of the above-mentioned traditional predators) is not viable in the long run, the vendor has reached out to its independent software vendor (ISV) partner. To that end, Salesforce.com has created an ecosystem called AppXchange (recently renamed Apex ), which currently boasts over 200 ISVs and 400 SaaS solutions that notably expand the original SFA scope of contact and opportunity management (see Software Read More

Sword Ciboodle-One More BPM-Centric CRM Provider


What does BPM have to do with CRM? Sword Ciboodle can tell you. The vendor delivers process-based customer interaction solutions to contact centers to improve the customer experience by improving customer-facing processes. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the vendor’s key offerings and sits down with Ciboodle’s VP of product and market strategy to discuss the company’s challenges, strategies, and technologies.

sfa intelligent demand generation  of its greatest work satisfaction and accolades.  Sword Ciboodle prefers companies that share the belief that a contact center should be the creator of a great customer experience, from the simplest e-mail request to an urgent phone call. This type of company knows that an excellent customer experience, delivered consistently across multiple channels, will enhance satisfaction, resulting in brand advocates, as well as retained and loyal customers. Examples of customers using Sword Ciboodle and their Read More

(Forgotten) CRM and ERP Kingdoms in the Making?


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) vendor Consona is determined to establish a CRM “kingdom” based on Consona Enterprise CRM. Read this comprehensive analysis of Consona Enterprise CRM to find out what lies ahead for this flagship product.

sfa intelligent demand generation  the rise in customer satisfaction levels since Intuitive joined Consona is due to the customer-focused operating model. Intuitive is going to lead the way, though, owing to its prowess in the .NET-managed code technology that will become the foundation going forward (see Microsoft .NET-managed Code Enablement: Examples and Challenges ). Consona will leverage the expertise and best practices of the Intuitive architecture, while it implements event-driven architecture and service-oriented architecture (EDA Read More

Software as a Service Is Gaining Ground


Software as a service is the latest incarnation of the hosting model. The demand for cost efficiency, information technology flexibility, and faster return on investment, coupled with new technology advancements, has caused the hosting model to be reborn.

sfa intelligent demand generation  as sales force automation (SFA), e-mail management, e-commerce storefronts and product catalogs, human resources (HR) or payroll, or financial software. They also offer only their own software, written from ground up entirely for an Internet-based architecture, and run the software on shared servers to minimize costs. This is the next step in the evolution of hosting services. This concludes Part One of a four-part series, Software as a Service Is Gaining Ground . Part Two will examine key features of Read More

SAP Tackles Real-time Demand Sensing


SAP has announced the general availability of the SAP Enterprise Demand Sensing application, with new capabilities to improve companies’ demand management and business planning processes. The idea is to transform supply chains to become demand-driven or even market-driven, whereby supply chain professionals and their marketing counterparts can work more closely together. Capabilities within the

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Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

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When it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture?


Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one (corporate users) or tier two members (retail sales team), then you don’t have the right architecture in place. And that means you don’t have the right demand intelligence (DI) solution. Read on to learn about what's important in a demand intelligence architecture strategy and how to choose the right DI architecture for your company.

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UNIT4 Launches Cloud ERP for New-generation Users


UNIT4, a provider of enterprise software that accommodates business change, has launched the next-generation version of its Agresso enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite for people-centric businesses, called Milestone 4. The Agresso ERP suite now provides new social and mobile technologies with for a new-generation workforce. These four—social, mobile, analytics, and cloud—touchstones are a significant departure from traditionally rigid ERP systems.

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Next-generation Workforces


Less than one third of manufacturers can boast world-class employee engagement (the ability to “secure a competitive performance advantage by having superior systems in place to recruit, hire, develop, and retain talent”). Discover how workforce management systems can help manufacturers more effectively measure employee performance, direct human resources (HR), and leverage talent in order to compete effectively.

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Text Structuring: An Intelligent Document Tool


The quantity of business information is doubling at an alarming rate. How can a proactive manager keep on top of it? A tool that merges and unifies information from a variety of sources and formats can help. That tool should also analyze data and identify inputs as indicators of future actions or outcomes, so problems can be solved before they happen. The bottom line: better data analysis means better decision making.

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N-Tier Demand Management


The classic bull-whip effect means that the further a supplier is removed from the end consumer, the worse are the fluctuations in demand that they see. This has led many to recommend an n-tier approach to demand management, where everyone gets visibility to the end-customer demand at the same time. In practice, very few companies have been able to actually realize this vision. There are some practical approaches that a few leading suppliers deep in the supply chain are have taken to successfully mitigate the bull-whip effect.

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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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Mastering the Long Tail of Demand


The Long Tail—a strategy involving the sale of a large number of exclusive items in small quantities—is growing. Most companies are dealing with a far greater variety of stock keeping units (SKUs) and slow-moving items with lumpy, unpredictable demand patterns. Learn why Long Tails are growing, and how you can look for opportunities to improve your top and your bottom line by successfully managing long tail inventories.

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