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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  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

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how PMOLink, a business consulting firm, managed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) selection project for a client by joining forces with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). The end result: a best-match ERP system for the client—nine months ahead of schedule.

strategic investment decision  Strategic Value Partner , Strategic Partners Investment , Strategic Value Partner LLC , Strategic Alliance Partner , Strategic Partners Mutual Funds , Creating Global Strategic Partnerships , Global Strategic Partners , Strategic Partners Program , Global Strategic Partnership , Strategic Partners Consulting , Strategic Partnerships and Alliances , Strategic Resource Partners , Strategic Partnership Manager . Introduction Strategic partnerships are changing the perception of competition. Companies that Read More

Technology's Role in Strategic Human Resources


The human resources (HR) department can—and should—deliver contributions to the organization's bottom line. Through technologies and service providers, HR can move from being merely a cost center to being an essential component for achieving corporate objectives.

strategic investment decision  corporate growth. Examples of Strategic HR Here are some quick takes on how companies can strategically leverage HR for measurable gains. The impact areas and results in the list below are far from complete, and are provided here only as samples: Staffing levels : Aligning time tracking with disability and leave information fosters greater understanding of staffing needs. New hires : Melding rsum data with future business needs pipelines qualified individuals for impending job openings. Succession Read More

The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One


Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and price-sensitive markets. Success depends upon agility, in particular a capacity to make fast and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is

strategic investment decision  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

Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing


Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This can result in improved profitability throughout the entire supply chain and add value to the final product or service.

strategic investment decision  and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing Originally published - August 8, 2007 Global sourcing, despite its inherent risks, offers numerous benefits to enterprises in terms of lower costs for materials and labor. It also requires a much closer integration among the supply chain partners. Supplier relationship management (SRM), a methodology designed to structure and support the relationships between buyers and suppliers, becomes essential when a supply chain recognizes the benefits of strategic Read More

Social Networking in the Business World: A Strategic Approach


Is a total ban on workplace social networking a good idea? Companies should take more calculating points of view and look at how to turn the negative effects of social networking into positive effects. Employers can manage employee social networking to maximize the positives. The strategy combines employee education, well-thought-out acceptable use policies (AUPs), and—critically—effective Web filtering technology.

strategic investment decision  the Business World: A Strategic Approach Is a total ban on workplace social networking a good idea? Companies should take more calculating points of view and look at how to turn the negative effects of social networking into positive effects. Employers can manage employee social networking to maximize the positives. The strategy combines employee education, well-thought-out acceptable use policies (AUPs), and—critically—effective Web filtering technology. Read More

The Customer as a Strategic Asset


Ask 500 CEOs to define the word “customer,” and you’ll come up with 500 different answers—with a few common denominators. It turns out these denominators are the same ones used to describe an organization’s long-term strategic assets. Yet for many organizations, customers aren’t considered assets at all; and yet they’re expected to constitute the lifeblood of the business itself.

strategic investment decision  Customer as a Strategic Asset Ask 500 CEOs to define the word “customer,” and you’ll come up with 500 different answers—with a few common denominators. It turns out these denominators are the same ones used to describe an organization’s long-term strategic assets. Yet for many organizations, customers aren’t considered assets at all; and yet they’re expected to constitute the lifeblood of the business itself. Read More

Strategic Systems International


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strategic investment decision  Systems International Strategic Systems International (SSI) provides software development services to software companies, information providers, business services firms, and consulting companies. Read More

Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon


Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how.

strategic investment decision  Inventory into a Strategic Weapon Strategic inventory management requires a deep understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain is managed. From intelligently micro-segmenting products to creating continuous inventory process improvements, few businesses are capable of transforming their inventory into a competitive advantage. Some forward-looking leaders—backed by technology and expertise from JDA—are changing the definition of inventory optimization. Read how. Read More

Building the Path to Better Profits: Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment


When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share common goals of rapid deployment and return on investment. Unlike large organizations, however, smaller firms cannot rely on sizable budgets or internal teams to deploy an enterprise-wide initiative. But by following some fundamental concepts, smaller companies can make their technology investments pay off, with little disruption to the business.

strategic investment decision  the Path to Better Profits: Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment Security Solutions for Small Businesses and Remote Branch Offices If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. McAfee has acquired Secure Computing, a global leader in enterprise security solutions. Secure Computing''s award-winning solutions, powered by TrustedSource technology, proactively protect mission-critical business Read More

Good Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist


Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their solution suites. CombineNet is unique in its status as a specialist, with a laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements.

strategic investment decision  Times for CombineNet, Strategic Sourcing Specialist Most strategic sourcing software solution vendors nowadays offer spend analysis, contract management, and supplier performance management tools within their solution suites. CombineNet is unique in its status as a specialist, with a laser focus on strategic sourcing optimization and bid evaluations. CombineNet products provide the mechanism to negotiate the best deal that satisfies overall supply chain and the master company requirements. Read More

Salesforce.com Forms a Venture Capital Investment Fund


Salesforce.com has set up the Salesforce1 Fund, a venture capital fund designed to fuel the creation of mobile apps. Salesforce has reportedly already allocated $100 million for the fund to invest in companies building innovative mobile apps and products connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) that extend the power of the Salesforce1 platform.

strategic investment decision  com Forms a Venture Capital Investment Fund Salesforce.com has set up the Salesforce1 Fund , a venture capital fund designed to fuel the creation of mobile apps . Salesforce has reportedly already allocated $100 million for the fund to invest in companies building innovative mobile apps and products connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) that extend the power of the Salesforce1 platform. The first notable investments include the DocuSign e-signature, i.am+ camera add-ons for iPhone (by Read More

Critical Path and NETIAN Strike Strategic Messaging Alliance


NETIAN, South Korea’s largest ISP has selected Critical Path’s Inscribe messaging service to meet the demands of South Korea’s explosive e-mail growth. Critical Path’s Inscribe messaging solution includes e-mail, instant messaging, a homepage builder or HTML editor and bulletin boards.

strategic investment decision  Path and NETIAN Strike Strategic Messaging Alliance Critical Path and NETIAN Strike Strategic Messaging Alliance P. Hayes - July 28, 2000 Event Summary Critical Path Inc., the dominant global provider of Internet messaging and collaboration solutions, has announced that NETIAN, the largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in South Korea, has chosen Critical Path''s InScribe Messaging Server with a Korean language web client interface to power messaging services for 3 million users. Market Impact South Read More

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Find out how a document management system (DMS) can generate a significant return on investment (ROI) for small to midsized businesses (SMBs). The changes in technology pricing over the last 10 years have finally made it possible for SMBs to enjoy the same efficiencies provided by IT systems that large enterprises have enjoyed for decades. These advances in technology can now be applied with ease at the SMB level.

strategic investment decision  Management Return on Investment Analysis Find out how a document management system (DMS) can generate a significant return on investment (ROI) for small to midsized businesses (SMBs). The changes in technology pricing over the last 10 years have finally made it possible for SMBs to enjoy the same efficiencies provided by IT systems that large enterprises have enjoyed for decades. These advances in technology can now be applied with ease at the SMB level. Read More