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Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

marketing management philosophies  areas, such as product marketing for product and product families; sales for territory sales plans; channel and alliance management for channel forecasts; finance for revenue and corporate strategic plans; and manufacturing for shipment or off-the-dock plans. The wide range of professionals involved often creates confusion, poor coordination, and missed business opportunities when sales are missed or excess inventories mount. Ultimately, a process must produce a forecast—one number—upon which the

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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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Agresso Bucks the Slump (and Fights the “ERP Madness”) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series revisited Agresso’s post-implementation agility capabilities as a major tenet for the vendor’s continued growth in a hostile and depressed environment. The continued organic growth has been complemented by in-house developments, acquisitions, and/or partnerships. More important, however, is the issue of whether Agresso has become a legitimate force to replace larger

marketing management philosophies  (no pun intended) with marketing of its lower total cost of change (TCC) capabilities. This ongoing agility can help companies make not only this round of course correction (from the traditional unattractive need-spend-need-spend ERP models), but to also become more nimble in adjusting to unforeseen circumstances that cause an extensive and onerous amount of the system’s change. But I still have to confess my surprise when I recently saw Agresso’s viral video ad that wittily presents a human Read More

PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry


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marketing management philosophies  direction, product development, global marketing and customer support of PeopleSoft's supply chain management solutions. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Quirk was the VP of Strategic Accounts at i2 Technologies, where he managed deployments at Dell , IBM , HP , and Sun Microsystems . To be fair, PeopleSoft, although known primarily for its HR, financials, and CRM software; and its publicized leadership in pure Internet architecture, had manufacturing-oriented ERP functionality way back in its PeopleSoft 7 Read More

PSI AG To Become More Germane Globally Via Relevant Partnership


Will the alliance of the two globally less-known vendors result in a formidable combined offering worldwide for some highly contested and yet potentially lucrative project-based and asset-intensive industries?

marketing management philosophies  customers. Given that Relevant's marketing efforts have only recently been ramped up in earnest, a larger, publicly established fellow ERP provider like PSI may be able to provide the invaluable exposure Relevant needs to accelerate it progress. PSI may also provide Relevant with the access to, and the means to deliver, many more of new functional modules and/or technologies to its existing and prospective customers in a much quicker manner than if it had attempted to do it on its own. Important should Read More

A Customer Relationship Management Solution Aims To Cover all the Bases


Surado Solutions aims to provide a complete customer relationship management suite. We'll analyze Surado CRM 5.0 from the perspectives of core functionality, its distinguishing factors, and the challenges users may face when considering the Surado solution.

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SmartOrg Portfolio Navigator for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report


SmartOrg Portfolio Navigator is TEC Certified for online evaluation of product development and portfolio management (PD&PM) solutions in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

marketing management philosophies  Portfolio Navigator for Product Lifecycle Management Certification Report SmartOrg Portfolio Navigator is TEC Certified for online evaluation of product development and portfolio management (PD&PM) solutions in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, and Read More

KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at WFM challenges facing organizations, particularly those with large, complex workforces, and how Kronos’ innovative solutions help companies control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

marketing management philosophies  rates shrink and their marketing budgets get slashed, with headcount cuts likely to follow suit. Kronos still faces tough competition in the retail and health care sectors. Kronos is a very good company and a fierce competitor if it is a straight T&A or WFM deal, particularly in health care, manufacturing, and retail. Kronos seems to be benefiting from the high labor costs and tough compliance standards, and from the largely untouched lands of China, India, and Brazil.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ As Read More

Selecting Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Design, Operate, Maintain


Design-operate-maintain is an approach to asset management designed to maximize value over the entire asset lifecycle—from asset planning and design through years of maintenance and operation through to decommissioning and replacement. How can you select EAM software capable of supporting this enlightened approach? Download this white paper to find out.

marketing management philosophies  Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Design, Operate, Maintain Design-operate-maintain is an approach to asset management designed to maximize value over the entire asset lifecycle—from asset planning and design through years of maintenance and operation through to decommissioning and replacement. How can you select EAM software capable of supporting this enlightened approach? Download this white paper to find out. Read More

Document Management and Digital Asset Management Is There a Difference and What Might It Be?


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marketing management philosophies  on Advanced Inventory Management In today's fast moving global marketplace, innovative companies are using their inventory to gain the competitive edge. Rather than manage inventory at the facility or company level, enterprising companies are using network-based inventory management software, which allows them to position their inventory where it is most needed and can provide the most profitability. By distributing inventory in its most advantageous positions, companies are able to achieve a Read More

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marketing management philosophies  Realities of Retail Workforce Management: Myths versus Facts With an economic recovery underway, retailers are leveraging workforce management (WFM) tools to help them address their most pressing needs—cost reduction, return on investment (ROI), and measurably improved performance—while instilling practices that will serve them tomorrow and beyond. Find out how market leaders are leveraging the considerable benefits of WFM systems to gain a significant competitive advantage. Read More

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