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Case Study: XEI Scientific Inc.
XEI Scientific Inc. was looking for a way to bring order to its product information and instill discipline to make sure it had a solid product development

xei scientific  Study: XEI Scientific Inc. XEI Scientific Inc. was looking for a way to bring order to its product information and instill discipline to make sure it had a solid product development process in place. The company also needed a location to store and manage its product documentation. Learn how XEI chose a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that helped improve development process and provided the required data management capabilities.

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The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1


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Zef Scientific Selects IFS Enterprise Service Management


IFS has announced that Zef Scientific, Inc., a multi-vendor service provider for high-performance liquid chromatography؎mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) systems used in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and environmental industries, has chosen IFS Enterprise Service Management software to manage productivity for its growing business.

xei scientific  Scientific Selects IFS Enterprise Service Management IFS has announced that Zef Scientific, Inc. , a multi-vendor service provider for high-performance liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) systems used in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and environmental industries, has chosen IFS Enterprise Service Management software to manage productivity for its growing business. Deployment includes Zef Scientific’s headquarters in San Diego, California, and other offices in North Read More

Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 1


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The central premise of price segmentation, especially in business-to-business environments, is that pricing should be consistent for similar deals. The process quantifies similarity by empirically determining which deal circumstances affect price response, enabling companies to benchmark prices against similar transactions.

xei scientific  to-business Price Segmentation-Outlined and Explained All companies— business-to-business (B2B) enterprises in particular—need a better way to align prices to different segments in the market to achieve their revenue and margin goals. Data-driven price segmentation, a science-based approach to price setting, could be the solution. To learn more, please see Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response and Advancing the Art of Pricing with Science . The process of price segmentation naturally starts Read More

Manugistics Takes Another Hit on Earnings as CFO Resigns


September 15, 1999 07:45 AM ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Manugistics Group, Inc. MANU today reported quarterly revenues and earnings for the period ended August 31, 1999. For its second quarter, Manugistics generated revenues of $33.8 million. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of approximately $3.4 million, or $.13 per basic and diluted share compared to a net loss of $6.0 million, or $.23 per basic and diluted share, in the same quarter in the prior year.

xei scientific  Takes Another Hit on Earnings as CFO Resigns Manugistics Takes Another Hit on Earnings as CFO Resigns S. McVey - September 16th, 1999 Event Summary Manugistics Group announced their quarterly revenues and earnings for the period ended August 31, 1999. Total revenues for the company were $33.8 million, of which $10 million were derived from new licenses and the remainder from services and support. Net loss for the quarter was $3.4 million, or $0.13 per share. In a related news story, Chief Financ Read More

Confessions of a Techno Junkie


Ideas on how to survive the avalanche of technology, avoid the lure of its pitfalls, and succeed with it as the enabler to true process innovation.

xei scientific  of a Techno Junkie Introduction The first step towards solving a problem rests with admitting that you have one. I am writing today to confess that I have a technology problem, although I feel some comfort in the knowledge that I must not be alone. I'm of above average intelligence, college educated, have held executive positions with high tech companies, am not necessarily an early adopter, and pride myself on making logical, rational decisions, even when it involves acquisition decisions. OK, Read More

Enabling Growth for Midsize Companies: Three Strategies for Growing Your Business


Growth—whether organic or acquisitive—is challenging executives today from a strategic as well as an operational perspective. Studies estimate that 50 to 80 percent of deals fail to reach their projected results. Discover the challenges inherent in three common growth models, and find out how to implement a solid, flexible, and adaptive foundation that can support your company’s corporate growth strategies.

xei scientific  Growth for Midsize Companies: Three Strategies for Growing Your Business Enabling Growth for Midsize Companies: Three Strategies for Growing Your Business If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world's largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. SAP Americas' corporate headquarters is located in Newtown Square, PA, a suburb of Read More

The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software


Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.

xei scientific  (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software About five years ago we published an article series entitled “ The Case for Pricing Management ,” since companies in the manufacturing, distribution, services, retail, telecommunications, and hospitality and travel industries can face a variety of pricing problems. On the one hand, unnecessary discounting and quoting prices below a break-even point can result in a company’s poor financial performance. On the other hand, pricing some items out of the Read More

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xei scientific  It Really Part of My Network? Adonis DHCP and MAC-based Security When Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) was created, the Internet was still mainly a vehicle for scientific collaboration. Indeed, the need for security has grown out of the increased use of the Internet as a commercial medium. That’s why new DHCP issues have come to the forefront that were simply not explored in the early days of the Internet. Read More

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Poor measurement methods can take off millions or more from bottom lines, and contribute at least in part to project failures, corporate inefficiencies and poor technology selections. Industry wide, they have contributed to tens of billions of dollars of unnecessary costs. How do you avoid these expensive mistakes?

xei scientific  Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines Executive Summary When it comes to making decisions using some tool that purports to measure value, it is wise to know something about the tool and what it is measuring, as well as why. Poor measurement methods contribute at least in part to project failures and corporate inefficiencies that can take off millions or more from bottom lines and poor technology selections alone have contributed to tens of billions Read More

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xei scientific  Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General) In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their  pricing  strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as unnecessary  discounting  and quoting prices below a  break-even Read More

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xei scientific  Study: Multifaceted Company Upgrades ERP Application Case Study: Multifaceted Company Upgrades ERP Application If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. With enhanced enterprise productivity and insight from the SAP ERP application , you have the power needed to adapt quickly and cost effectively to changing business, market, and industry requirements with ERP solutions Source : SAP Resources Related to Multifaceted Company Read More