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CRM Success for Fast Growing Companies: What Every Small and Midsized Business Needs to Know
When creating a seamless value chain, it is essential to focus on the customer. However, information, data, and processes are key when planning the complex

ibm business analytics forum  Karen Butner of The IBM Institute for Business Value sees the following as some of the benefits to the entire network: Coordinating business functions across the supply chain Developing mutually beneficial ways to strengthen supply chain relationships Synchronizing supply and demand through planning and forecasting Managing supply chain cycles Developing variable cost structures Sharing risks with partners Using real-time information to create responsive, customer-driven processes. Additionally, if an

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SAP HANA: A Fast Developing “Toddler” - Part 2


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ibm business analytics forum  Bluefin Solutions, Deloitte Consulting, IBM Global Business Solutions (GBS) , and independent consultants. It is open to all developers, database administrators, and other SAP HANA technologists who have an interest in pursuing and promoting technical skills in support of SAP HANA-based customer solutions. With broad industry and partner support, SAP is committed to fostering innovation not only in software and hardware technology, but also in the growth and development of people and skills. SAP pledges Read More

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Can SAP, a market and technology leader in business management software, translate its success in the manufacturing industry to retail? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews the complexities of this master vertical and the steps SAP has taken to address them. The ensuing candid discussion with the SAP Retail Industry team sheds some light on SAP’s strategy with regard to the retail industry.

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SSA GT Beefs Up BPCS V8 Through Partnerships' Spree


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ibm business analytics forum  are received. Built using IBM WebSphere Commerce Suite , this solution reportedly offers a low-risk entry into complete on-line procurement by reducing the time and costs of developing a comprehensive, interactive solution for managing both sales and purchases. BPCS eProcurement initially focuses on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), procurement and strategic sourcing. SSA GT currently plans to add functionality to address entry level and direct material procurement next year. BPCS Enterprise Read More

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Creating Business Value through Location-based Intelligence


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Five Tips for Saving Money on Your Business Phone System


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Top 10 Must-have Business Phone Features


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Business Objects Objects Again


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Exact Business Analytics


Exact Business Analytics (EBA) is a solution with a clear mission--to provide ready access to information that empowers business people to make better decisions directly affecting business performance. Information that had been locked away within ERP or CRM systems becomes available to provide the basis for improved corporate and personal performance. Exact Business Analytics is designed to put power and functionality into the hands of business managers. It offers the power to quickly and easily build information views while dynamically combining and comparing data from multiple sources or different business functions. In addition to ad hoc analyses, users can create personalized information views, graphs, and reports that can be automatically distributed to users on a pre-defined schedule or accessed via the Internet.  

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Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform (V7.0) Business Intelligence Certification Report


Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform Version 7.0 (Intellicus) has been TEC Certified as a business intelligence solution. Intellicus's flagship BI product is Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform Version 7.0, a complete application for information workers, aiding with data analysis, enterprise reporting, and decision support tasks within any type of organization. Certification ensures that Intellicus has demonstrated the platform's support for select real-world business processes, and that TEC analysts have reviewed the product's functionality against known benchmarks. Download the Intellicus certification report now for product analysis and in-depth analyst commentary.

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IBM Unveils IBM Watson Engagement Advisor


IBM has announced that IBM Watson will be put to work towards improving customer satisfaction, as part of its Smarter Commerce initiative. The artificially intelligent computer is well known for its ability to win Jeopardy and for its advances in assisting medical institutions. More recently, IBM has decided to exploit Watson for its capacity to learn, adapt, and understand a company's data

ibm business analytics forum  Unveils IBM Watson Engagement Advisor IBM has announced that  IBM Watson will be put to work towards improving customer satisfaction , as part of its Smarter Commerce initiative. The artificially intelligent computer is well known for its ability to win Jeopardy and for its advances in assisting medical institutions. More recently, IBM has decided to exploit Watson for its capacity to learn, adapt, and understand a company's data rapidly. Customer relationship management is a perfect scenario for Read More