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Success Keys for Proposal Automation
Proposal writing has become a common requirement throughout the entire business world. And for many sales people, they are a necessary evil. If you're thinking

research proposal writing  neither intuitive nor easy. Research indicates that a wizard-like design works best. 2. Must have at least a 7:1 value ratio Barton Goldenberg, president of ISM , Inc ., a customer relationship management (CRM) consulting firm, claims that as many as 50 percent of implementation failures are directly attributable to user resistance. Why would a user resist using new technology? Because there's not enough value. Goldenberg suggests that a sales person has to get back seven times more value than the effort

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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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The Data Warehouse RFP


If you don’t have a data warehouse, you’re probably considering drafting a request for proposal (RFP) to screen vendors and ensure that your receive satisfactory information about the features of various hardware and software and their price. Writing an effective RFP that is well structured and includes different metrics will ensure that you receive the information you need and will make you look good.

research proposal writing  Data Warehouse RFP If you don’t have a data warehouse, you’re probably considering drafting a request for proposal (RFP) to screen vendors and ensure that your receive satisfactory information about the features of various hardware and software and their price. Writing an effective RFP that is well structured and includes different metrics will ensure that you receive the information you need and will make you look good. Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 9)


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TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 3)


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research proposal writing  can determine from his research : choosing the wrong ERP system could be a very, very expensive mistake—not only in terms of wasted financial resources, but also in terms of the ensuing organizational chaos. He writes: Analysis of any ERP system’s fit-to-purpose depends on a solid grasp of its capabilities with respect to our requirements. Likewise, to negotiate an ERP purchase contract from a position of strength, we need a way to measure product performance against our actual requirements . Read More

Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.


A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly affect a vendor’s chance of winning a contract. And we thought those university professors didn’t know much about the real world!

research proposal writing  commercial arena? Couldn't hurt. Research Results Professor Berleant looked at the formatting and organizational parameters of 30 proposals to one funding agency. The proposals had been rated by the funding agency as Highly Competitive, Competitive, and Not Competitive. Format : Table 1 shows the ratings received by the thirty proposals based on the font sizes used for the body of the text. Table 1 Competitiveness vs. Font Size   9 pt 10 pt 11 pt 12 pt Highly competitive 0 4 3 0 Competitive 0 3 5 Read More

HRMS Showdown: Lawson S3 Human Capital Management versus Vista HRMS from PDS


I'm Sherry Fox, human resources (HR) research analyst and manager of Technology Evaluation Centers’ Research Analyst Group. Welcome to this month’s enterprise software Showdown! Today's Showdown compares Lawson S3 Human Capital Management and Vista HRMS from PDS, head-to-head. We hope you find these Showdowns helpful and informative, and invite your comments and questions at asktheexperts@technologyevaluation.com.

research proposal writing  Fox, human resources (HR) research analyst and manager of Technology Evaluation Centers' Research Analyst Group. Welcome to this month's enterprise software Showdown! Today's Showdown compares Lawson S3 Human Capital Management and Vista HRMS from PDS, head-to-head. We hope you find these Showdowns helpful and informative, and invite your comments and questions at mailto:show_down@technologyevaluation.com . Introduction Human resources (HR)—and more specifically, talent management—is an area that Read More

Research Note: IBM Cognos Express


Many senior managers of small and medium-sized businesses hesitate at the cost and complexity of adopting technology such as business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM). But these companies cannot postpone the adoption of BI or PM indefinitely. This research note explains how smaller companies can benefit from adopting a BI and PM solution, and makes the case for adopting IBM Cognos Express.

research proposal writing  or PM indefinitely. This research note explains how smaller companies can benefit from adopting a BI and PM solution, and makes the case for adopting IBM Cognos Express. Read More

Tips for Researching Enterprise Solutions


Given the majority of participants in a selection committee are not enterprise software specialists, quality enterprise research on applications is crucial. Even if you are employing consultants (with their cute business attire and boxes of love they give during the holidays---my PM brother-in-law once scored a leather jacket, but I digress), it’s still important to be well versed about the

research proposal writing  software specialists, quality enterprise research on applications is crucial. Even if you are employing consultants (with their cute business attire and boxes of love they give during the holidays---my PM brother-in-law once scored a leather jacket, but I digress), it’s still important to be well versed about the solution sets you are considering. Having been an editor at TEC for over four years now, I’ve done my fair share of Internet research on enterprise applications. It is incredible how even Read More

TEC's Talent Management Research Model-What End Users Need to Know


Over the past few months, analysts at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) have been working on a new research space for talent management. I’m happy to announce that the Talent Management research space for talent management systems is now online and available to the public. Talent Management: What’s In It? TEC’s new Talent Management research space is geared toward end users looking for

research proposal writing  While developing this new research space, we met with many HR, talent management, and related software vendors (through product briefings) to garner information about their products’ functionality. Following these briefings, we asked vendors to complete a request for information (RFI) to define the levels of support that their talent management product or suite provides for each functionality. With this information, our end-user audience will be informed about the types and levels of functionality Read More

The Future of Enterprise Storage: SDS and Hyper-converged


Read this research note on software-defined storage and the hyper-converged infrastructure market from Baird Equity Research. According to Baird, hyper-converged solutions represent the starting point for the long-term adoption of software-defined storage. This paper gives a overview of and looks at some of the players in the hyper-converged market.

research proposal writing  and Hyper-converged Read this research note on software-defined storage and the hyper-converged infrastructure market from Baird Equity Research. According to Baird, hyper-converged solutions represent the starting point for the long-term adoption of software-defined storage. This paper gives a overview of and looks at some of the players in the hyper-converged market. Read More

Aberdeen Research Brief: Email Security in the Cloud-More Secure! Compliant! Less Expensive!


This paper compares on-premise versus SaaS, hosted solutions for email security. You can see that there is research that proves hosted services is a better choice for compliance, security, and costs, especially when it comes to email. If you’re an IT managers who is undecided about the SaaS model, this is a must-read.

research proposal writing  Research Brief: Email Security in the Cloud-More Secure! Compliant! Less Expensive! This paper compares on-premise versus SaaS, hosted solutions for email security. You can see that there is research that proves hosted services is a better choice for compliance, security, and costs, especially when it comes to email. If you’re an IT managers who is undecided about the SaaS model, this is a must-read. Read More

Upside Research, Inc.


Upside Research is a consulting and research firm focusing on elements like Web services, business process management, integration, and application development.

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2006 PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community


The 2006 PMI Research Conference was an excellent venue for gauging the direction in which project management research is heading. The presentations of the areas of portfolio management and program management confirm the rising demand for project portfolio management solutions.

research proposal writing  PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community Introduction For years, project management research has focused primarily on the methodology to execute projects on time, within budget, and according to specifications. Project managers who were able to meet these three requirements attached the keyword success to their projects—with the perspective that from an execution point of view, the project was a success. However, other business factors (such as Read More

Osterman Research, Inc.


Osterman Research, Inc. provides market research, consulting, cost modeling, surveys, and benchmarking to vendors of technology services and products.

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research proposal writing  Request Regarding PLM Research/PLM Buyer Behaviour Report The PLM user landscape is changing : TEC has tracked the selection criteria of over 400 PLM initiatives over a two-year period, and observed significant changes in the expectations and objectives of PLM solution buyers. Backed by benchmarking data derived from thousands of enterprise selection projects conducted by TEC's user community, we are currently creating a report entitled The TEC PLM Software Buyer Behavior Report . Invitation : We Read More