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Product, Project, Process, and People: The Four Ps of PLM Analytics
Product, project, process, and people represent the four areas of PLM analytics that may help PLM user organizations develop better products, improve the

bid cactus complaints  invite suppliers in a bid? Who are the most responsive suppliers? Depending on the scale of a PLM system being used in an organization, the types of analytics that can be performed may vary. Based on data availability, companies need to use their own judgment to discover what insights they can acquire from PLM data. Possibilities may be located in ideation and conception process, manufacturing process management, sourcing, and others. In order to make the analytics more powerful, data from other systems,

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The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions


It is becoming necessary to go beyond the direct sales force to sell complex products. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, new possibilities for reaching manufacturing clients have opened up, and new sales opportunities have become available.

bid cactus complaints  of sale.” Although a bid preparation is a costly exercise (which, according to Cincom, amounts to an average of up to 15 percent of the total contract revenue), specialist knowledge is needed to create the bid. This requires high levels of “expert” hours, with teams often having a dozen or more key members that spend over a thousand hours on high-complexity bids. However, attaining a perfect order in such environments is certainly not impossible (if seamless integration and visibility is achieved Read More

Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators


Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same time, users should remember that Q2O solutions are not necessarily advantageous for all manufacturing departments or businesses.

bid cactus complaints  of bidding costs, improving bid team collaboration, improving data access and information availability, and increasing accuracy in cost estimates. Users also need to keep in mind that no configurator, Q2O, or interactive selling system (ISS) suite is universally useful in all areas of the manufacturing business. An ill-conceived deployment will further impair the overall effectiveness of a holistic customer-facing initiative. Namely, guided selling and product configuration are designed for different Read More

IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry


The sales lead generation process for technology companies is very different from lead generation in other industries. Technology sector needs are more precise, and the target market is almost exclusively business-to-business (B2B), with the individuals often being decision makers high up the corporate ladder. Find out how to reach this difficult target, with prospecting methods and tips for making more complex sales.

bid cactus complaints  the success of a bid based on all the various factors. The probability should increase as the lead progresses through the pipeline. Win / Loss Analysis - All closed leads, lost & won, should be analysed to identify the reasons for success and failure. Identification of these reasons helps firm up the future pipeline. Lead Conversion Rate Analysis - The rate at which leads become closed deals give you a good idea on how successful you are at selling your services/products. What equates to a good rate of Read More

Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow


FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique, online auction platform where companies can reduce their at-risk and excess inventory.

bid cactus complaints  trails that show comprehensive bid history and transactions. This solution is in sharp contrast to the dominant, customary practice of so many enterprises that continue to address at-risk inventory on an ad hoc basis, thereby missing the opportunity to maximize the life cycle profitability of each product. In other words, FreeFlowAuctions platform aims at helping customers to implement decisive operational processes on a regular, repeatable basis to accomplish this very goal. To that end, FreeFlow will Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 8)


Welcome to Week 8 of TurtleSpice ERP! We’re following one company’s software selection process, from beginning to end—with a twist: It’s up to you to make sure comptroller Mike Chelonia stays on track and selects the right ERP system for the company. Cast your vote at the bottom of this post, and next week I’ll move the scenario forward based on the winning answer.The story so far: Mike

bid cactus complaints  been to let vendors bid outrageous sums in order to stay on TurtleSpice’s virtual shortlist, but that obviously hasn’t worked out. That's why I’m asking you to decide. Which five vendors should stay alive, and which should be cut loose? Make your selection below! I’ll be taking the top 5 for next week’s episode of TurtleSpice ERP. Don’t forget, this vendor list was derived from TEC’s eBestMatch tool, and corresponds to requirements as defined in TurtleSpice ERP, Week 1 . Based on your Read More

Off-duty Conduct-Balancing an Employer’s Needs With an Employee’s Right to Privacy


Workplace privacy issues are increasing dramatically, along with related employee complaints and litigation. As companies struggle to control health care costs, increase productivity, and maintain company confidentiality, they become concerned with how employees spend their time away from work. Meanwhile, employees naturally have a strong desire to limit “invasion” of their personal lives. Just where do you draw the line?

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SAP Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution


While a high percentage of project profitability is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP. In fact, on average 20 percent of project value is at risk. To help customer combat this challenge, SAP has launched SAP Commercial Project Management application.

bid cactus complaints  is determined at the bid stage, around half of all projects are not delivered to plan, according to SAP . In fact, on average 20 percent of project value is at risk. To help customer combat this challenge, SAP has launched SAP Commercial Project Management application , which brings front- and back-end project information transparency into one integrated system. The solution makes available to project managers, administrators, and executives one cohesive view into all project aspects to help enhance Read More

Case Study: Ove Wrist & Co


Ove Wrist & Co., a full-service supplier to the shipping industry, was looking for a tool to help it optimize its business processes and get more information about the billions of transactions processed each year. Implementing a business intelligence (BI) solution allowed the company to bid on jobs faster, retrieve details about individual customers, and improve the overall customer experience. Find out how.

bid cactus complaints  allowed the company to bid on jobs faster, retrieve details about individual customers, and improve the overall customer experience. Find out how. Read More

Social Media and Your Call Center: Three Lessons Every Call Center Manager Should Learn and Apply


Online services like Facebook and Twitter are rewriting the rules on customer service. Complaints that once would have stayed at the water cooler are now broadcast effortlessly by consumers. And because these comments are searchable and permanent, they are extraordinarily powerful. This paper presents three important lessons for every executive that oversees a call center. Download now to learn what they are and how to apply them.

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Andersen Consulting to Grab a Piece of the Internet Pie


Andersen Consulting has announced plans to deploy $1 billion of its privately-held wealth for the purpose of providing venture capital to Internet start-ups.

bid cactus complaints  Consulting Ventures in its bid to harvest the Internet economy. Market Impact A long time resident of Silicon Valley, Andersen has apparently grown tired of watching idly as tiny Internet start-ups spring from the ground and mushroom into mega-giants. The $9 billion management consulting firm's millionaire partners have taken a bold step, one that promises as much for it as it does for its investments. The move was designed in part to stem further turnover in its 65,000 consultants, a chronic problem for Read More

“Whistler” Beta on the Web?


Source code for a future Microsoft OS, code-named “Whistler”, mysteriously appeared on the Internet in mid-March. How did it get there? Does it matter? And why does Microsoft management keep making statements that are later retracted?

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New Approaches to Software Pricing


Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of Rights for customers. How well do these pledges measure up?

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Epicor for Service Enterprises


Epicor for Service Enterprises is an intuitive and comprehensive enterprise service automation (ESA) solution. It manages and streamlines virtually every aspect of your service organization—from bid management, engagement delivery, and resource management, to project accounting, portfolio management, and beyond—all within a single solution. Introduced in June 2003, Epicor for Service Enterprises builds on an Epicor investment in professional services automation (PSA) and project accounting of over twenty years. Version 8.0 offers groundbreaking use of XML Web service and Microsoft .NET technology. The current release, Epicor for Service Enterprises 8.1, adds enhanced project portfolio management (PPM), contingent workforce management, and advanced collaboration and customization capabilities, all enabling greater planning, performance, and execution.  

bid cactus complaints  of your service organization—from bid management, engagement delivery, and resource management, to project accounting, portfolio management, and beyond—all within a single solution. Introduced in June 2003, Epicor for Service Enterprises builds on an Epicor investment in professional services automation (PSA) and project accounting of over twenty years. Version 8.0 offers groundbreaking use of XML Web service and Microsoft .NET technology. The current release, Epicor for Service Enterprises 8.1, adds Read More