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Bad Customer Support Is Not a Software Problem
A couple of days ago, my laptop decided (all on its own) to jump off my desk.Lucky for me, it survived almost completely undamaged except for a broken latch

customer software support  Customer Support Is Not a Software Problem A couple of days ago, my laptop decided (all on its own) to jump off my desk. Lucky for me, it survived almost completely undamaged except for a broken latch, which seemed easy enough to fix. So I decided to order the replacement part and fix it myself. Since I didn’t know exactly what part I needed to order, I started by calling the vendor’s Technical Service number. I described the problem and asked if the rep could tell me what part I needed, whether it

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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Enterprise Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration


Having just completed implementing your enterprise-wide software, you are about lean back, put your feet up on the desk, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Not so fast! While you were completing your implementation project, a new release of the software may have already hit the street or, for sure, there is one in the pipeline. Now you are faced with the decision as to if and when to take on the new release. Maybe now is the time to look at how a new class of software tools, enterprise process improvement (EPI), can assist you in the upgrade decision.

customer software support  Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration Introduction So you have just completed implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package and you think you're set for the next five years—and I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I want to sell you. Once a year (or more frequently if you have really angered the software gods), the vendor issues a new release. With the new release come promises of new functionality, better performance, or incorporation of Read More

Dell Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy


Dell Computer announced its plans to provide Internet-based, automated customer support.

customer software support  Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy Dell Unveils Internet-Enabled Customer Support Strategy R.A. Krause - September 3rd, 1999 Event Summary On August 25th, Dell Computer Corporation said it will provide, over the Internet, advanced customer support capabilities that will eventually help all Dell systems detect, diagnose and resolve most of their own problems automatically without human interaction. Market Impact Dell is getting in early on the overall electronic support marketplace, Read More

Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options


Smart companies are investigating all possible software support and maintenance (S&M) options. Alternative software S&M is not for all businesses, but it seems a logical option for technologically conservative (and savvy) companies that do not need all the available upgrades.

customer software support  Level , responding to customer demand for Oracle to take on more support responsibilities for the broader ecosystem of Oracle-based information technology (IT) systems, and leveraging its Oracle Support organization, the vendor announced mid-2006 that in coordination with its partner, SYSTIME , it will provide S&M for SAP R/3 applications by extending its One Stop Support for ISVs program to include partners that provide R/3 support services. The rationale thereof is that many SAP R/3 customers, faced Read More

Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's "Best Kept Secret"?


Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements affect their bottom lines, vendors need to reassess their pricing and value proposition strategies.

customer software support  well. But, for any customer that is implementing a new software system, software support is similar to an insurance policy. Software support ensures that customers will have access to technical support, regular updates, and new releases of the vendor's purchased applications. In the past, software buyers have been mostly focused on bargaining over the up front, one-time-only license fees, and have not been paying enough attention to how much they will be paying in software maintenance fees thereafter. Read More

The Complete Buyer's Guide for Payroll Software


When selecting and deploying a new payroll software solution, there are many factors to take into consideration, including timing, data transfer and conversion, and side-by-side processing. In addition to specific software features and functionality, it’s important to choose a vendor known for experience in the payroll software industry. Read this guide by Sage to gain useful information before buying a software solution.

customer software support  Complete Buyer's Guide for Payroll Software When selecting and deploying a new payroll software solution, there are many factors to take into consideration, including timing, data transfer and conversion, and side-by-side processing. In addition to specific software features and functionality, it’s important to choose a vendor known for experience in the payroll software industry. Read this guide by Sage to gain useful information before buying a software solution. Read More

Is Your Store Customer-centric?


Most retailers might say that they are customer-centric, but what does that really mean? After all, there is a huge difference between simply serving a customer and centering on a customer's specific needs and satisfaction.

customer software support  between simply serving a customer and centering on a customer's specific needs and satisfaction. Students of Your Customers Customer-centric stores are students of their customers, which means that they literally go to school to learn as much as they can about their customers' needs, wishes, dreams, hopes, wants, and desires. Every customer is different. A customer-centric retailer recognizes this fact, and also recognizes that it cannot create a different environment for each individual customer. Read More

3C Software


3C Software, founded in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia (US), has taken a comprehensive approach to developing cost management solutions for process and complex manufacturers. Through interviews with everyone involved in cost management—from accountants to engineers to chief financial officers (CFOs)—3C software creates a solution that offers functionality that is both comparable with any accounting method and integrative with other enterprise and manufacturing systems.

customer software support  Software 3C Software, founded in 1988 in Atlanta, Georgia (US), has taken a comprehensive approach to developing cost management solutions for process and complex manufacturers. Through interviews with everyone involved in cost management—from accountants to engineers to chief financial officers (CFOs)—3C software creates a solution that offers functionality that is both comparable with any accounting method and integrative with other enterprise and manufacturing systems. Read More

Sonata Software


Sonata Software is a technology services company, with an on-site/offshore service delivery model. Sonata's philosophy is to invest organizational resources into new relationships through its pilot program and to grow the pilot relationship into a full-fledged virtual development center for the client.

customer software support  Software Sonata Software is a technology services company, with an on-site/offshore service delivery model. Sonata's philosophy is to invest organizational resources into new relationships through its pilot program and to grow the pilot relationship into a full-fledged virtual development center for the client. Read More

JDA Software Group


JDA® Software Group, Inc., The Supply Chain Company®, offers the broadest portfolio of supply chain, retail merchandising, store operations and all-channel commerce solutions to help companies manage the flow of goods from raw materials to finished products and into the hands of consumers. JDA’s deep industry expertise and innovative cloud platform help more than 6,000 companies optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. JDA's planning, optimization and execution solutions span the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, leveraging the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of integrated brands including RedPrairie®, i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®.

customer software support  optimize inventory, labor and customer service levels. As a result, JDA solutions have become the standard for the world’s leading retailers, manufacturers and distributors. JDA's planning, optimization and execution solutions span the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, leveraging the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of integrated brands including RedPrairie®, i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. Read More

Year in Review: Top Enterprise Software News and Trends for 2011


With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their takes on 2011's biggest stories in the enterprise software industry, the year's hottest trends, and more. Log in to read now.

customer software support  for larger companies. For customer relationship management (CRM), the consolidation in the social and cloud space was more evident in 2011, as demonstrated by acquisitions such as Radian6 by salesforce.com and RightNow by Oracle. A trend that seems to be more pronounced in CRM is the extended functionality vendors now offer for features that have not traditionally been associated with CRM. Some examples are business and project management ( Pega , Sword Cibodle ), and product development ( Accept 360 and Read More

Pearl Software Inc


Pearl Software, Inc., based in Chester Springs, PA, has grown from a one-man software developer founded in 1996 to a company whose core products are sold through several industry leading distribution channels and strategic partnerships. Pearl Software's Internet Management products are targeted to the business, education and consumer sectors. IDC projects the Internet Access Control Market to grow to $1.5 billion by 2005. Pearl Software provides network-enabled products to the growing Internet user community. It is company's primary goal to help the Internet grow as a commercial, educational and entertaining medium while providing a realistic means to protect the safety and privacy of those accessing it. Pearl Software's key patent pending-products include company's leading Internet Management products, Pearl Echo and Cyber Snoop Desktop.

customer software support  Software Inc Pearl Software, Inc., based in Chester Springs, PA, has grown from a one-man software developer founded in 1996 to a company whose core products are sold through several industry leading distribution channels and strategic partnerships. Pearl Software's Internet Management products are targeted to the business, education and consumer sectors. IDC projects the Internet Access Control Market to grow to $1.5 billion by 2005. Pearl Software provides network-enabled products to the growing Read More

Fatal Flaws in ERP Software Create Opportunity for Niche Software in CPG Companies


ERP software may fail to meet critical business requirements. When companies find that their ERP doesn't meet all of their business requirements, they should investigate niche software vendors who are focused on fixing fatal flaws. This paper discusses one of the potential fatal flaw areas in the CPG industry.

customer software support  have existing clients. Traditional customer relationship management (CRM) vendors are expanding into trade promotion from their traditional account management or call center applications. Like the general ERP vendors, their solutions tend to be broad-based. The following chart illustrates the relationship between the depth of functionality and the breadth of offering of software vendors relating to food industry pricing and trade promotion management: Niche vendors utilize industry-specific functionality Read More

Customer Advocacy Part I: Creating the Business Case for Customer-centric Companies With Fanatical Customer Advocates


The new focus for business leaders is customer advocacy, soon to become the most important strategic initiative for cutting-edge, forward-thinking companies. A crucial department in the company is thus the customer contact center, as it plays a pinnacle role in branding, corporate image, and customer lifetime value. Adopting a customer-centric culture has a direct impact on corporate financial viability.

customer software support  Customer-centric Companies With Fanatical Customer Advocates The new focus for business leaders is customer advocacy, soon to become the most important strategic initiative for cutting-edge, forward-thinking companies. A crucial department in the company is thus the customer contact center, as it plays a pinnacle role in branding, corporate image, and customer lifetime value. Adopting a customer-centric culture has a direct impact on corporate financial viability. Read More