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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

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

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

Profit from New Generation of BI Dashboards


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Predictive Demand Supply


If you're in the supply chain business, right up there with Newton's law of gravity stands Murphy's other law stipulating that demand and supply, if left to their own tendencies, will always tend to diverge and get you in trouble. Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. So how do we design a system for identifying potential issues and expressing them via a commonly understood key process indicator (KPI) where the cause and effect of our actions can be readily measured? Read this article by the former director of Dell's operations and demand management.

sfa intelligent demand generation  High levels of customer satisfaction and shareholder benefit only result when optimization occurs across the enterprise. Imagine a world where sales and operations are actually rowing in the same direction! Welcome to the world of predictive demand and supply planning whose mission is to predict imbalances as far in advance as possible, in order to provide ample time and opportunity to design and implement corrective sales and operations solutions. The more time we allow for resolving forecasted Read More

Enterprise On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide


This guide provides a feature list comparison of 12 on-demand CRM products for businesses.

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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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Demand Management, Inc.-Supply Chain Planning for the SMB


Demand Management Inc. has been very busy as of late, with a recent flurry of new products and features. In a series of press releases, Demand Management has recently announced the availability of the Demand Solutions platform as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering; configurable workflows that provide alerts for exceptions and escalations; a new predictive lead time capability; and new

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Top Tools for Sales: SFA Focus


Handling sales effectively is one of the most important functions of any successful business, and sales force automation (SFA) systems can help. Many organizations have already adopted or have been thinking about purchasing an SFA solution to ease the sales process and link it up with the rest of the business. SFA solutions also offer opportunities to help organizations improve CRM. Know some of the potential improvements of an SFA system.

sfa intelligent demand generation  Tools for Sales: SFA Focus Handling sales effectively is one of the most important functions of any successful business, and sales force automation (SFA) systems can help. Many organizations have already adopted or have been thinking about purchasing an SFA solution to ease the sales process and link it up with the rest of the business. SFA solutions also offer opportunities to help organizations improve CRM. Know some of the potential improvements of an SFA system. Read More

Attribute-based Demand Planning: A Powerful Tool for Process Manufacturers


As manufacturing becomes a global process, advances in demand management software have given rise to attribute-based demand management software. In the process manufacturing environment, this software can help manufacturers deal with complex manufacturing processes and increase overall customer satisfaction.

sfa intelligent demand generation  objectives and increase customer satisfaction. DM software also helps manufacturers deal with customers'' expectations of what can be produced and how much will be available. Process manufacturers are seeing other issues as well: increasing manufacturing costs in the process industry, and the need to get a handle on these costs difficulty in measuring sales forecasts accurately due to issues of seasonality, changing customer demand, and availability of materials, if no demand planning software is in place Read More

BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?


On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now.

sfa intelligent demand generation  On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced? On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now. Read More

IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry


The sales lead generation process for technology companies is very different from lead generation in other industries. Technology sector needs are more precise, and the target market is almost exclusively business-to-business (B2B), with the individuals often being decision makers high up the corporate ladder. Find out how to reach this difficult target, with prospecting methods and tips for making more complex sales.

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Collaborative Demand Planning


In theory, demand planning is the foundation for profitable operations. But in practice, it is often a difficult endeavor. Accuracy can fluctuate wildly, and companies tend to react to inaccuracies with new investments in technology, processes, and people. However, new investments do not guarantee better forecasts. There are often fundamental issues that need to be addressed before achieving positive results.

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