The role of ERP is crucial to improving customer experience. The research indicates that an improved customer experience can be gained through investments in modern, fully-integrated, flexible, and easy-to-use ERP systems that streamline operational processes.
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Outsourcing continues to be a topic of debate among manufacturers, who struggle to find a balance between low cost suppliers and escalating customer expectations. Sentiments about outsourcing—and the cost benefits of outsourcing—are starting to change. This paper outlines what’s driving the reshoring movement, and looks at how modern ERP solutions, particularly cloud deployment, can help make this undertaking easier.
The new production norm in High Tech. Forward-thinking high tech and electronics manufacturers are using ERP technology to perform more efficiently than ever before. They are rapidly setting new manufacturing production norms, changing manufacturing’s core competencies. This paper discusses the new ground rules for manufacturing and how high tech and electronics manufacturers can better meet customer demands for speed, value, and new product introductions.
You’ve worked for weeks to pull together the perfect presentation in your quarterly pricing review. You have mined data from a variety of systems and your analysis is spot-on. Then — the week before your meeting, a key competitor makes a price move that changes the market dynamics. You quickly realize your analysis has become irrelevant. The business and the market are in flux. Quite simply, your data is outdated and so are your recommendations. Now you have to start your analysis all over.How do you get accurate, up-to-the-minute pricing information when today’s business moves so fast? Let’s face it: Using manual techniques to extract data is a time-consuming process that generally yields insufficient results that can give your competition the upper hand.
Report Highlights- The number one business goal among sales leaders is now “higher margins.”- The leading reason why B2B sales deals are lost? Pricing.- Best-in-Class companies offer 30% more sales rep-level flexibility, vs. other firms, in closing business deals.- Price optimization users improve customer retention by 5.3% annually. Non-users lose ground at a 0.6% rate.“Do you want to work smarter or harder?” This phrase does not represent a new concept in B2B sales effectiveness, but today’s big data science capabilities add new layers of nuance to traditional methodologies for beating quota. This Research Report explores the value of price optimization solutions in contributing to more efficient customer management strategies.
Pricing effectively in B2B has never been easy. But today, increases in pricing transparency, information access, and global competition are conspiring to make a difficult task even more challenging. For many companies, memories of the last downturn are all too clear. And as a result, most are focused on driving efficiency and productivity to maintain financial health. In this situation, pricing technology would seem to be the right solution at exactly the right time. After all, pricing has more leverage on profitability than sales volume or operating costs. And technology has long been a proven source of efficiency and productivity gains. So the combination seems ideal.
While the economy continues to suffer from uncertainty about the future, there are two trends that leave little doubt... As the heroes of the downturn, procurement teams are being asked to aim for even higher savings targets moving forward. At the same time, 78% of sales teams are reporting that their quotas have increased, with only 24% being very confident they can actually achieve them. So...empowered buyers are pushing for more savings while nervous sellers are pushing for more sales...and your margins are caught in the middle.
With traditional manufacturing methods, it's not practical to manufacture a single item or short run of products - it's simply too expensive. But what if there was a way to fill those needs for far less expense? And what if those items could be created overnight, in-house and in a hands-off process? That's exactly what 3D printing technology offers manufacturers. Find out more in this informative white paper.
The transition of business processes to the cloud and proliferation of connected endpoints will increase the vulnerability of critical Intellectual Property to outside threats. IT managers must implement more comprehensive policies regarding the secure handling and transmission of data.
Technology has enabled a new generation of criminals to gain access to information assets. As the “farm-to-fork continuum” assesses potential cyber vulnerabilities in its critical infrastructure, escalating cyber security threats, advancing technologies and increasingly stringent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cyber security requirements call for immediate action.
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center 2014 data breach report, 42% of all reported breaches in 2014 have occurred in the healthcare category. The number represents reported breaches; however, many entities have not yet discovered that they have been compromised, and are thus exposing connected business affiliates to cyber threats by association.
Manufacturers are hungry for growth. Following a debilitating recession and sluggish recovery period, many manufacturing leaders are ready to play for higher stakes, take bigger risks, go all the way in for the big payoff. Growth has to be just around the corner, they predict. Is it idealistic, wishful thinking? Or, is fact-based analysis fueling a new optimism? In this brief, we examine the optimism, see how it is impacting growth strategies, and offer advice on ways that modern IT solutions can help support this forward-facing mindset. Learn how modern ERP technology plays a vital role in manufacturing’s positive growth.
As manufacturers struggle to find the appropriate balance between low cost suppliers and escalating customer expectations, outsourcing strategies are being reexamined. Public sentiment plus changing economic factors are causing many manufacturers to relocate plants closer to home—and the consumer. This complex task of establishing new locations causes numerous logistics and supply chain challenges for manufacturers. In this brief, we explore the driving factors in smart plant location and discuss how modern ERP solutions, particularly cloud deployment, play a role in agile response to changing global conditions.
Manufacturers today face an incredibly volatile environment that requires a highly agile and flexible IT infrastructure. As a result, many organizations are turning to cloud computing to streamline and simplify IT while reducing overall costs. Cloud deployment offers ways to introduce new applications, remap business processes, and transition from legacy systems to advanced IT infrastructures. But, manufacturers must also approach the cloud transition with a clear strategy. Download this insightful report to learn more about the new IT infrastructure and what you can do to make sure your systems are ready for the new generation of manufacturing.
Today, more than ever, as customer demand patterns become more volatile, performance and productivity is under threat, with rapidly increasing pressure on engineering and materials infrastructures. This paper discusses the eight steps that you need to take to ensure PCB assembly success, ensuring the success of the business.
In this paper, we look into the real needs of surface mount manufacturing planning to discover the opportunities that exist to improve optimization and performance through better planning.