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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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It’s About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)


Because business processes are often communicated in an ad hoc and unregulated manner, it can be difficult to standardize processes across organizations, particularly larger ones. TEC analyst PJ Jakovljevic takes you on a guided tour through workflow automation—or business process management (BPM)—and shows how these solutions can help ensure standardized adoption of processes, with highlights on several key BPM vendors.

direct the call to the appropriate location based on customer parameters if known  and Internal cost of direct involvement from business users to participate in process modeling, business rule definition, user interface (UI) design, testing and rollout activities. At the lower end of the market there are a slew of workflow-based software packages addressing specific processes, such as bug or issue tracking systems . While upper-range BPM packages address complex business processes and issue tracking systems typically deal with one simple workflow, a number of workflow (possibly BPM Read More

The Best-kept Secret in the Product Lifecycle Management Mid-market


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E-mail Response Management


E-mail inquiries for the customer service sector are expected to explode from 2.9 billion messages in 2005, to 7.2 billion by 2010. This means that a company’s online relationship with customers will be increasingly critical to customer satisfaction and retention. That’s why managers need new tools to manage their corporate e-mail assets and better service the e-mail customer.

direct the call to the appropriate location based on customer parameters if known  use wizard that can direct email to an appropriate person or location for easy retrieval. Actions are taken at the server level for increased coverage, so that team members no longer need to save and forward important email messages, flooding inboxes in the process. Intelligent Messaging Assignment There is no need to manually drag and drop messages. Intelligent messaging assignment eliminates the need to have a human agent manually redirect or forward email messages to the appropriate staff. The right Read More

Enterprise Phone Systems Buyer’s Guide


Implementing or upgrading an enterprise phone system is a strategic investment for any large enterprise. To reach an informed decision, you should understand the following crucial aspects: phone systems buyer types, product requirements, cost considerations, and vendor relationship needs. This buyer’s guide from Focus Research explains those considerations, and helps prepare you to make the right choice for your company.

direct the call to the appropriate location based on customer parameters if known  phone on busy mode Direct inward dialing - allows users to connect directly to desired extension without the operator''s assistance Call redirect - allows user to program the private branch exchange (PBX) to automatically redirect incoming calls to another number Speed dialing - permits fast dialing of frequently used numbers Auto-attendant feature - a voice menu system that allows calls to be transferred to an extension without a telephone operator''s or a receptionist''s assistance; key functions of Read More

The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 3


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Moving from the Calendar to the Clock


For automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, consumer demands are high and global competition is fierce. To compete successfully, manufacturers must meet expectations and still generate an acceptable profit margin. By using QAD’s Just-in-time (JIT) Sequencing process together with its Manufacturing Execution Workbench (MEW) tools, automotive manufacturers will have the foundation needed to meet these challenges.

direct the call to the appropriate location based on customer parameters if known  from the Calendar to the Clock For automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, consumer demands are high and global competition is fierce. To compete successfully, manufacturers must meet expectations and still generate an acceptable profit margin. By using QAD’s Just-in-time (JIT) Sequencing process together with its Manufacturing Execution Workbench (MEW) tools, automotive manufacturers will have the foundation needed to meet these challenges. Read More

BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?


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Build and Manage Strong Customer Relationships


Managing customer relationships is a challenging but vital part of running a business. Organizations have to acquire new customers to grow revenue and satisfactorily service existing customers to ensure loyalty and future business. A good business management solution has customer relationship management (CRM) functionality integrates with the entire range of your processes and provides a full view of customer data.

direct the call to the appropriate location based on customer parameters if known  and Manage Strong Customer Relationships Managing customer relationships is a challenging but vital part of running a business. Organizations have to acquire new customers to grow revenue and satisfactorily service existing customers to ensure loyalty and future business. A good business management solution has customer relationship management (CRM) functionality integrates with the entire range of your processes and provides a full view of customer data. Read More

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Security and Trust: The Backbone of Doing Business over the Internet


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