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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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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

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

(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

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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A Demand-driven Approach to BI


The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of content relevance and software complexity.

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Managing On-demand Package Implementations


Why choose on-demand when there are so many integrated software solutions on the market? Because on-demand packages provide a number of benefits that can help IT focus on innovation and creating true business value, rather than dealing with network headaches. But along with the benefits there are a number of challenges. Read more about these challenges and how you can manage your on-demand implementation project.

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OKENA Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention


Intrusion prevention has evolved as a smarter alternative to intrusion detection. Pioneer OKENA has mapped application behaviors into rules, and is using these behavior rules to prevent intrusions up front. This second-generation approach offers substantial bottom line savings, and frees up IT resources for other tasks.

sfa intelligent demand generation  Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention OKENA Pioneers Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Featured Author - Laura Taylor - January 6, 2002 Introduction Intrusion prevention has evolved as a smarter alternative to intrusion detection. Pioneer OKENA has mapped application behaviors into rules, and is using these behavior rules to prevent intrusions up front. This second-generation approach offers substantial bottom line savings, and frees up IT resources for other tasks. Company Background Read More

On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore


Product lifecycle management (PLM) is set to transition to an on-demand model. On-demand models are quicker and cheaper to deploy, but software providers must gain user enterprises' trust before on-demand PLM really takes off.

sfa intelligent demand generation  of users, while maintaining satisfactory levels of service, was in question. These early barriers prevented many enterprises from pursuing SaaS, but attitudes are changing. In spite of Salesforce.com''s recent service outages, which received considerable media attention, service performance ratings and technology platform reliability have been more than satisfactory for enterprises that have ventured into the on-demand arena. Moreover, such widespread service outages may have been quelled due to the SAP Read More

MazikGlobal and Intralearn Software Announce LMS on Demand


MazikGlobal and Intralearn Software have partnered to offer an in-cloud learning management system (LMS) for businesses, LMS on Demand. By combining MazikGlobal's knowledge of cloud infrastructure with Intralearn Software's Learning Management System for Microsoft .NET and SharePoint, the two companies co-authored a new e-learning platform meant to address businesses' demand to automate

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Attaining Real Time, On-demand Information Data: Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization, enterprise information integration, and corporate performance management are among the proposed solutions, but do they really deliver real time information?

sfa intelligent demand generation  management, sales force automation (SFA), and database management system (DBMS), were designed to run independently, with no interaction between the systems. They were custom-built within the technology of the day for a specific need, and were often proprietary systems. As enterprises grew, they recognized the need for information and applications to be transferred across and shared between systems. As a result, enterprises often invested in EAI in order to streamline processes and keep all the elements Read More

Avercast Forecasting & Demand Planning Software


The Avercast product line includes: Avercast Business Forecasting for analyzing historical product demand, forecasting future demand, and adjusting forecasts at the individual item or summary level Avercast Supply Planning for time-phased inventory planning in monthly, weekly, or daily time periods Avercast Supplier Connection for providing Web-enabled information to suppliers Avercast Trolling For Dollars for warehouse management reporting and for providing real-time information about which products can be shipped at any given time.

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Demand-driven Supply Networks for Small and Medium Business


Lately demand-driven supply networks (DDSN) are a much talked about topic, yet little is written about SMBs and DDSN. By understanding the basics of DDSN, and through selective implementation, SMBs can experience the agility, adaptability, and alignment of DDSN.

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Second Generation IP Telephony


As much as 80 percent of day-to-day business activity is taken up by digitally-based messaging. Integrating telecommunications with your messaging environment is crucial. Second generation IPT leverages data networks, and increases productivity through voice application integration. It integrates directly with customer relationship management or enterprise resource planning systems, Lotus Notes, and Outlook, Word, and Excel, to digitally capture information for compliance and traceability.

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