Marketers’ social media successes have added to their burdens. Many now have dozens of social pages to manage, thousands of customer comments to monitor, and hundreds of colleagues who want (or need) to participate. Social relationship platform vendors off er tools that help marketers efficiently and responsibly expand their social capabilities.
Industry standards have been established to ensure performance, consistency, and interoperability between network equipment vendors. However,
the consistent implementation and operation of these standards become even more critical as speeds and bandwidth increase.
At the fiber infrastructure level, this also means more testing may be needed beyond the basic fiber end-face inspection certification and Tier 1
This white paper explores Tier 2 optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing and examines its relationship to Tier 1 testing and how
inspection plays into both. This paper defines Tier 2 testing and explains when it is needed. It also addresses the OTDR complexity argument.
As enterprise IT departments increasingly move toward multi-sourcing environments, it is more important than ever to measure ADM deliverables—not only to manage risks by ensuring overall structural quality of systems, but also to objectively evaluate vendors and make smarter sourcing decisions. This paper describes the eight steps for integrating Sofware Analysis & Measurement (SAM) in your outsourcing relationship lifecycle—from RFP preparation to contract development, team transition and benchmarking—to objectively evaluate the reliability, security, efficiency, maintainability, and size of software deliverables. This measurement can greatly improve the maturity in your outsourcing relationships to enhance performance and reduce risk.
Published By: Staples
Published Date: Jun 01, 2017
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear senior research director Patrick Connaughton from the Hackett Group review the latest research on supplier segmentation and stratification strategies. You’ll also get practical advice on implementing these best practices at your organization.
Mobile, relationship intelligence, and sales coaching are necessities for today’s sales organization and are pervasive capabilities for every sales automation solution category. No vendor solely offers these capabilities without complementing them with other functions.
Instead, they are embedded across the categories mentioned above. For example, sales content management providers cannot compete without extensive mobile expertise; market intelligence and customer success do not work without relationship intelligence; and sales coaching is not constrained only to the sales performance management vendors.
Manufacturing suppliers range from approved vendors and contract manufacturers (CMs) who
only deliver materials and services to complex strategic partnerships. A transactional relationship based primarily on order fulfillment might work well for some companies. However, by taking a CM relationship to the next level of supplier-partner, organizations gain strategic benefits including cost savings, reduced risks, and optimized profits. The right cultural fit and the right-sized partner for your business can play a key role in building this long-term relationship.
"Today’s procurement leaders are using technology to achieve greater procedural and financial efficiencies, secure the best products and services, and improve vendor relationships. However with the lack of technology to boost efficiency and strengthen the partnership with vendors and employees, saving costs and speeding up procurement processes can be quite cumbersome.
Industry experts predict that successful businesses will soon become 100% digital for all transactions. The challenge is how to “go digital” in the right ways. Download this best practices paper to learn the eight important ways that procurement teams can make meaningful progress in their digital transformations. "
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: May 15, 2017
Customer experience might be a relatively new term, but the concept goes back millennia. In Ancient Greece, the retailer’s relationship with the customer was deep and personal, and that’s because the seller knew almost every customer extremely well. What happened? Mass distribution and mass marketing, for one. But now, thanks to technology, we are returning to being able to form a deep, personal relationship with the customer. Read this eBook to learn about the retailer’s journey from knowing the customer to depersonalization to using powerful technology to go back to the types of vendor-buyer relationships that existed thousands of years ago.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: May 14, 2018
"What’s In The Report?
The Forrester Graph Database Vendor Landscape discusses the expanding graph uses cases, new and emerging graph solutions, the two approaches to graph, how graph databases are able to provide penetrating insights using deep data relationships, and the top 10 graph vendors in the market today
Download The Report If You:
-Want to know how graph databases work to provide quick, deep, actionable insights that help with everything from fraud to personalization to go-to-market acceleration, without having to write code or spend operating budget on data scientists.
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-Learn about the top 10 graph databases and why DSE Graph continues to gain momentum with customers who like its ability to scale out in multi-data-center, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments, as well as visual operations, search, and advanced security."
Increasing your non-interest revenues without increasing customer fees that ultimately drive customers away can be a challenge.
The digital economy is opening up new ways to drive additional revenue from existing customers. The same technical innovations are also opening up new ways to communicate with customers about both digital and traditional offerings. But that results in customers becoming overwhelmed with advertising and marketing messages. They are forced to decide upfront who is providing relevant information and who to completely ignore. Ultimately, it comes down to trust.
Customers consider generic messages to be spam and learn to filter them out, even if they come from a known vendor. Over the long run, these types of marketing campaigns not only see diminishing returns, they can even damage your long-term relationship with customers and decrease revenues.
Micro-marketing overcomes the noise that traditional spam-marketing creates and establishes news levels of trust betwee
Distribution is being transformed by digital innovations. More and more distributors are replacing manual, paper-driven processes with digital tools and automation that allow employees to work more efficiently and effectively in the warehouse and beyond. Efficiency doesn’t just benefit employees—modern technology can help keep customers and vendors happier with up-to-date information accessible anytime.
Epicor Prophet 21 software was designed to meet the unique needs of distributors. It offers robust features including eCommerce, mobility tools, customer relationship management (CRM), wireless warehouse management, purchase management, and analytics to make more informed business decisions. With deep industry knowledge and best practices built into features throughout the solution, Prophet 21 can deliver the digital transformation your organization needs to grow.
Published By: Black Box
Published Date: Nov 24, 2015
Black Box can help you get the most out of your technology investment. We partner with customers to identify the right solutions for strategic IT needs that add value to your business. Our portfolios of Wired/Wireless, UCC, and IT Service solutions, and our depth of expertise, deliver positive business outcomes for evolving IT business scenarios.
Black Box takes a vendor-independent approach to deliver the right solution, on the right network. Our long-term, established relationships with best-in-class IT technology providers allow us to offer objective, vendor-neutral solutions designed to meet a broad range of IT requirements.
With more than 4,000 team members & 200 offices in 150 countries, we offer global capabilities with local expertise, and are committed to driving business success through IT excellence. Our passion to IT communications is unsurpassed, and we will work with you to find the ideal solution for today’s challenge while helping to anticipate tomorrow’s needs.
Since the 1990s, the customer relationship management (CRM) concept has been embraced by the business world as a way to forge, maintain, and improve bonds with customers. Previously, many companies focused mainly on gathering consumer data for their own use. However, once businesses began to understand the value of allowing customers to dialog about their needs, they began implementing more systems that invited customer feedback.
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems are being implemented by a variety of companies looking for a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Without customer loyalty, many companies won’t be able to thrive and grow. Today’s consumers are more demanding because they have a greater variety of choices, including doing business on the Internet and via automated phone systems. Many expect access to customer service 24 hours a day.
Today, as more and more organizations strive to improve productivity and profitability by dedicating the bulk of their resources to their core competencies, many of them are looking for efficient and cost-effective ways to outsource ancillary and support activities. Nowhere is this trend more prominent than among supply chain-centric organizations such as retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and manufacturers.
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of end-to-end fibre optic and copper product solutions for telecommunications networks. Corning wanted to improve their supply chain to reduce inventory levels (thereby adding to bottom line savings) and reduce overall administrative costs- all without expensive or time-consuming investments.
Vendors in this market have been challenged in their attempts to gain market visibility and awareness for their products and for the benefits they can provide compared with just throwing more hardware at the problem.
Business Community Management is a strategic vision that creates a comprehensive view of the supply chain by integrating the technology, business processes and communication of the entire business community to facilitate end-to-end supply chain visibility. This white paper will examine the current state of B2B communication; detail the steps needed to mitigate the challenges created by B2B; and more.
Published By: Jobvite
Published Date: Aug 25, 2016
The talent acquisition market has changed dramatically. It is no longer just about placing ads on different sites and waiting for the resumes to roll in. Rather, it’s ferreting out those passive candidates and convincing them that your company is where they can shine and grow in their profession. Today’s recruiters must proactively search, find, and nurture candidates in this tough job market, and they need good tools to do this. In Forrester’s 45 criteria evaluation of talent acquisition vendors, we identified the 12 most significant software providers — ADP, Cornerstone OnDemand, Findly, IBM Kenexa, iCIMS, Jobvite, Lumesse, Oracle, PageUp People, PeopleFluent, SuccessFactors, and Technomedia — in the talent acquisition category that provide both applicant tracking system (ATS) and various levels of talent relationship management (TRM) functionality in their recruiting offering. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in r
Published By: Gleanster
Published Date: Nov 10, 2011
This Gleansight benchmark report is based on the experiences of 387 companies and includes the following sections: Reasons to Implement, Challenges, Value Drivers, Core Technologies and Success Story. It also includes a Vendor Landscape with descriptions, rankings and analysis of 39 solution providers.
Social intelligence is being increasingly used today to describe the next rung on the evolutionary ladder of listening to and acting upon consumer conversation on the social web. That rung maps to a number of technology innovations. Chief among them are improved capabilities around analyzing and integrating all sources of voice-of-the-customer data to generate more actionable insights. Social intelligence also speaks to an emerging corporate mindset regarding the strategic importance of social data and the need to better capitalize upon it. This Gleansight benchmark report reveals how Top Performers are achieving success when it comes to the incessant quest to extract customer insights and take actions that ultimately translate into revenue growth, cost reduction, risk reduction and relationship enhancement.
During challenging economic times, companies are increasingly questioning every budget dollar they spend. Furthermore, companies are reviewing their core vendor relationships to assess which partnerships have lived up to their expectations vs. which have overpromised and under delivered.
Today, the internet has changed the way buyers discover solutions. More people are meeting and researching vendors online than ever before. Your ideal customers are reading blog posts and articles, checking Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles, and forming opinions based on what you say and share online. Before they call to get to know your company better, they turn to Google for answers and information. If a competing vendor appears smarter, more interesting, or more reliable than you, your buyers will reach out to them first.
These online engagements have changed the rules of buyer/brand communications. So how can you and your company form meaningful relationships with buyers who are getting to know you long before they’ve been introduced?
Learn about the flourishing medical group practice market and find out how to best position your product or service in front of this affluent consumer base. Listen to an informative 15-minute podcast and understand what Medical Group Practice Management Association (MGMA) members are looking for in the ideal vendor relationship. Hear what six MGMA members had to say about what they value - and what they avoid - when doing business with new companies.
Published By: Staples
Published Date: Oct 13, 2016
Let’s talk relationships. Vendor relationships. Maybe you’ve been having doubts, but changing vendors can be a pain. So you put it off. Watch this short video to find out you’re getting everything it could be from your vendor.