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Focus on Corporate Governance Requires a Business-Oriented Selling Approach
If you are selling products or services that are critical to your prospect’s success or for that matter, their very survival, your proposal will likely be

team selling approach  the sales and evaluation teams closer together focusing on a common goal—determining how much value will be derived from that investment. There is a great piece on How to Get Your Project Funded in Appendix 2 of How Winners Sell . Get in front of the board if you possibly can. You want to be in control of your destiny—in this case, the opportunity to present your proposal to the board. If you have been selling too low, you'll have no one with enough credibility and influence to get you that

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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Harness the Power of Your Virtual Sales Team


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team selling approach  campaign—you're driving bumper cars. Team selling isn't new. Its growth has been spurred not only by the proliferation and complexity of goods and services but by many other trends over the years: multiple and diverse buying influences, user empowerment in organizations, globalization, commoditization, economic uncertainty, and companies springing up and crashing down almost randomly. It all adds up to a hard reality: we can't do all the selling alone. This is Part One of a two-part note. Part Two will Read More

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My recent series about the merger of JDA Software and i2 Technologies raised the issue whether any independent software vendor (ISV) can at the same time be a successful professional service provider (even without considering a possible conflict with its service provider partners). Coincidentally or not, in early October Ariba sent a message to the market that its focus

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Achieving Growth: New Accounts versus Up-selling to Existing Accounts


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Improving Customer Relationships: An Integrated Approach


It’s a simple idea: get a better understanding of your customers’ wants and needs, deliver on their expectations, and your revenue will increase. But more than 40 percent of companies surveyed do not have a formal customer relationship management (CRM) strategy in place. And those that have one still struggle with CRM at nearly every stage. Learn more about areas where you can improve your own CRM system strategy.

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Finally, SAP’s Approach to In-memory Analysis


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Best-of-breed Approach to Finance and Accounting


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A Structured Approach to Assessing, Selecting Enterprise Software


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team selling approach  for business and application teams to orchestrate key ALM activities in a collaborative fashion. Such a platform should allow IT to collaborate effectively with the business to capture requirements and implement them in the form of new applications or changes to existing applications. Changes should be traceable and governed according to automated approval workflows that help the organization exert control over the change process. Where possible, an ALM platform should also support the orderly deployment Read More

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