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Writing Cost-effective Documentation for Software Systems
As a business employing IT, you may have encountered situations where the software application you purchased didn’t come with a help file. With no time to write complete documentation yourself and no budget to hire a professional technical writer to do it for you, what do you do? By applying the basic principles of cost-effective documentation, your business can develop impressive documentation quickly—for a minimal cost.
: Writing Cost-effective Documentation for Software Systems Writing Cost-effective Documentation for Software Systems Source: Indigo Byte Systems, LLC Document Type: White Paper Description: As a business employing IT, you may have encountered situations where the software application you purchased didn’t come with a help file. With no time to write complete documentation yourself and no budget to hire a professional technical writer to do it for you, what do you do? By applying the basic principles of
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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!
: of technical manuals preferred writing at a 5th grade level, regardless of whether they were administrative assistants with high school diplomas or scientists with Ph.D.s. So we d advise vendors to look closely at these results, which we summarize in the next section. If you re unsure, you could do your own internal study. Or, why not contribute some funding to help Professor Berleant move his results into the commercial arena? Couldn t hurt. Research Results Professor Berleant looked at the formatting an
Deltek CRM & Proposals
: Deltek Vision CRM provides a complete business development and marketing solution targeted at project-based, professional service organizations.
How To Write a Winning Proposal
Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully difficult as writing one. So what are the secrets of truly successful proposal-writing?
: Do Customers Want Proposals? Writing proposals is about as much fun as having your teeth drilled. And reading them isn t a whole lot better. So why do customers ask for them? One motivation is that the customer wants to compare offers from various vendors to make sure they buy the highest value solution based on your differentiators and value proposition. At a simpler level, they may just want to compare prices, clarify complex information, and gather information so that the decision team can review it.
What Makes a Good White Paper Good… (part two) » The TEC Blog
keep in mind when writing (special notice of this point should be taken by those writers who may *forget* that not everyone on the planet has the same rarified vocabulary, not mentioning the names of any jobs or fields…). 2. Audience, Audience (Stake a claim with your first paragraph). After the compelling title, the first paragraph makes or breaks audience “ affinity, ” which is Stelzner’s term for the white paper’s ability to identify a problem or a situation with which the reader can
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4 Essential Components for Successful Sales
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for Future Sales Force. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. Most companies are aware that the buying processes of the world and its buyers are changing, but many have yet to recognize the need to make changes within their own sales force. Often sales professionals don’t have the proper skills or tools needed to be successful. But by integrating the four sales process components, they’ll be able to capture information that can be used to place them high above the competition.
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Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process
High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
: Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process Pascal Perry - June 14, 2006 Read Comments 1. Ethical Procurement Ethics dictates that business be conducted with integrity , fairness , and openness , which require open communication within and among both buying and supplying organizations, and thereby give any organization a chance to compete for contracts and win. It seems like a week does not go by without one hearing a story
CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software
While pundits have been debating whether the configuration software deserves to be a CRM module on its own, it is certainly a part of the much broader CRM class of products, which typically includes front-office applications for sales force automation (SFA), marketing automation, and field service/call center management.
: CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software CRM For Complex Manufacturers Revolves Around Configuration Software P.J. Jakovljevic - November 8, 2002 Read Comments The Situation The software needs of the complex manufacturing industry require functional products bundled with rapid implementation resulting in quick Return-on-Investment (ROI). Complex manufacturers produce products that are of high variation, have complex features and options, and vary in end-user configuration. They
IT Services/ BPO/ Technologies
: MphasiS provides contact center services and business process outsourcing (BPO) services to Fortune 500 companies.
Quote-to-Order RFP Template
: Quote-to-Order RFP Template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Quote-to-Order that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Quote-to-Order software project. Includes: Online Catalog, PIM Capabilities, Q2O/CPQ Workflow Management, Personalization and Localization, Rule Engines and Knowledge Base (Repository),Document Management (for Proposals and Contracts), Pricing, Customer Information, Reporting and Analysis, Integration and Interfacing Requirements, Engineering Capabilities, Channel Support and PRM, Aftermarket Services, and more.
Niche Software at Its Best
Deltek Vision and other Deltek enterprise solutions, have been major players with project management-oriented organizations for the past twenty years. Vision a leading product in the professional services automation market and has taken significant strides to maintain this market leading position.
: Niche Software at Its Best Niche Software at Its Best Charles Chewning Jr. - September 27, 2005 Read Comments Introduction Deltek has dedicated itself to one primary industry with many sub-groups: project-oriented business solutions for contractors and consultants. Originally known for its government contracting expertise, Deltek has expanded its product line to include several different enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to serve project-based businesses in different niches, and has created a
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