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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.”

strategic investment decision it  hardly ever would a strategic investment be made without the approval of the managing director (MD) and finance director (FD) regardless of the recommendations of the IT department (Figure 3). Maybe this is not that surprising but it is a salutary reminder of the need to move beyond the IT department to ensure the success of any major sale. IT may say yes, but finance can still say no. It might not be that the FD disapproves of the proposed investment, but just that the organisation can simply not afford Read More

The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two


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strategic investment decision it  rather than the top-down strategic business planning that is Sopheon’s inherent approach. Sopheon’s buyers are thus in the executive C-suite, whereas PLM buyers are primarily in engineering. In addition, PLM vendors have their eye on the ideation segment and it wouldn’t be surprising to see some acquisitions of standalone ideation vendors. This could be especially true in light of PTC recently putting a halt to the sale of Windchill SocialLink (based on SharePoint) after the product’s dismal Read More

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strategic investment decision it  which ideas/concepts support their strategic objectives and are therefore viable initiatives (see Figure 2). Figure 2 – Ideation. © Sopheon The next phase, innovation process and project management , manages innovation initiatives to get the right new products and/or services to market cost-effectively and on time. Using these tools, companies should know whether a particular initiative should be moved forward for launch or whether some other initiative should be moved into development instead (Figure Read More

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


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The Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management


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