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New Approaches to Software Pricing
Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of

automatic pricing  on-line reviews/approval process, determine automatic attendance points, feed information direct to payroll, etc. The software is compatible with employee badges and can aid compliance with union rules. It provides detailed expense management that can be posted directly to the general ledger. Detailed information can also be captured, for example, information by job/work order, labor hours/expense, completed/scrap quantities, productive versus unproductive time, etc. Last but not least, the shop floor

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Is Generally Available


Microsoft announces the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution tailored for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Read up on the product's key enhancements.

automatic pricing  AMC Consult , enabling automatic processing of electronic payments, payment reconciliation, and bank account reconciliation directly in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.   Together with tighter integration with Office 365 and hosting by partners on Azure as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS), the ERP product delivers cloud productivity on Microsoft’s Cloud platform to SMBs throughout the world. The previous release of the product was in October 2013 (see Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 release and pricing Read More

Model N


Model N’s revenue management solution solves critical business challenges for enterprise life sciences and high-tech companies by linking and automating the complexities of pricing processes, contract creation, rebate management, and regulatory compliance into a system of integrated applications that manage the end-to-end revenue life cycle. Revenue management aligns complex revenue processes for all departments involved—marketing, sales, and finance. Revenue management systems provide a comprehensive infrastructure for placing controls within revenue processes and an automatic audit trail of all actions. These attributes dramatically improve the ability of a company’s financial risk management capabilities and regulatory exposure.

automatic pricing  revenue processes and an automatic audit trail of all actions. These attributes dramatically improve the ability of a company’s financial risk management capabilities and regulatory exposure. Read More

Cut-to-size/shape Industries


The specialized material resource planning module for cut-to-size/shape industries must be able to recognize when current demand cannot be satisfied by the in stock inventory due to dimensional issues, and include that unsatisfied demand in its reorder messages.

automatic pricing  with the feature of automatic creation of new part numbers and pricing for the scraps returned to stock (if necessary), waste can be significantly reduced, since the system sends remnants back into stock with the automatic creation of part numbers and values, as they become part of the inventory from which new orders are calculated. This feature encompasses the issuing of raw material to the job, receipting the cut item, and placing remnants back into stock, automatically creating new inventory codes, Read More

Planning and Allocation versus Replenishment: When Is Each the Best Strategy?


Assortment optimization, pricing decisions, and promotional activity fall flat if a product is not available for purchase. Out-of-stocks, overstocks, and markdowns drive down already strained profit margins. Replenishment, however, maximizes sales while minimizing inventory expense. By understanding replenishment, and planning and allocation, enterprise can determine the best strategies for addressing forecasting and inventory concerns, and improve profit margins.

automatic pricing  from a replenishment system's automatic demand forecast updates are minimized. Items with erratic sales that are difficult to predict or quickly trending items also fall into this category. Heavily promoted and price adjusted categories - Items or categories that will benefit from planning other variables such as price and margin will benefit from using a P&A methodology. Replenishment solutions do not typically address impact of pricing. Therefore P&A solutions become more attractive when management of Read More

Case Study: Process Manufacturing


With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and overall profitability. A key element of the company’s pricing and profitability initiative was to invest in an enterprise-wide pricing solution, to take advantage of ongoing pricing opportunities. Find out about the price management solution the company chose.

automatic pricing  Study: Process Manufacturing With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and overall profitability. A key element of the company’s pricing and profitability initiative was to invest in an enterprise-wide pricing solution, to take advantage of ongoing pricing opportunities. Find out about the price management solution the company chose. Read More

Synchronization of Stores and Warehouses: Closing the Profit Gap


Successful retailers focus their efforts on the unique attributes of each store in the chain. Tailored assortments, promotions, and pricing create environments that foster increased sales. But how can orders to supplying warehouses reflect the intricate details of store-level realities? Can time spent forecasting and ordering into the warehouse be freed up, to enable a focus on store-level opportunities?

automatic pricing  of Stores and Warehouses: Closing the Profit Gap Successful retailers focus their efforts on the unique attributes of each store in the chain. Tailored assortments, promotions, and pricing create environments that foster increased sales. But how can orders to supplying warehouses reflect the intricate details of store-level realities? Can time spent forecasting and ordering into the warehouse be freed up, to enable a focus on store-level opportunities? Read More

The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software


Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.

automatic pricing  based on relevant metrics Automatically generate mass price updates when pricing inputs change, including costs, competitor prices, market indices, supply availability, and demand metrics Of the above three areas of pricing, ERP systems can help only in part with the price execution activities. ERP systems do not directly address the myriad of critical price-setting issues. Rather, they assume that a product marketing or sales person simply “knows” the right price. ERP-based Pricing—Necessary but Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1


TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated. Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations.

automatic pricing  Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1 TEC’s in-depth  2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated . Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations. LeveragePoint was established in January 2009 as a spinout from Monitor Group , Read More

Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

automatic pricing  and currency of choice automatically. As for letting users customize the behavior of a hosted CRM application, custom objects and so-called s-controls allow enterprises to extend the Salesforce.com database, and build custom applications, screens, and forms without the need for on-premise infrastructure. Like earlier releases, Salesforce.com Winter '05 is available in multiple packages—Personal, Team, Professional, and Enterprise editions—which fit varying company sizes and whose costs vary Read More

Jaspersoft Launches Hourly Pricing for BI Server


Jaspersoft, a provider of open source–based software specializing in business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications, has announced the general availability of its BI platform on Amazon Web Services. This offering will be able to run as a standalone version or embedded within a third-party application. But its price schema is the real innovation for the BI cloud space—instead of being

automatic pricing  Launches Hourly Pricing for BI Server Jaspersoft, a provider of open source–based software specializing in business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications, has announced the general availability of its BI platform on Amazon Web Services. This offering will be able to run as a standalone version or embedded within a third-party application. But its price schema is the real innovation for the BI cloud space—instead of being charged monthly, users will be charged for usage by the hour, Read More

The Art, Science & Software Behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotions strategies and

automatic pricing  incorporate rule relaxation that automatically resolves conflicts in business rules according to the customer’s preferences. Part 4 will continue the blog post series by analyzing the pricing optimization vendor landscape and various vendor approaches to the next generation of pricing optimization solutions. Your views, comments, opinions, etc. about any above-mentioned pricing solution and about the software category per se are welcome in the meantime. We would also be interested in hearing about Read More

Leveraging Business Growth with Value-based Pricing


Unlike legacy strategies such as cost-plus, historical-based, and volume-driven pricing, which tend to decrease price premiums and profits over time, value-based pricing optimizes pricing structure for current market conditions. It can also accommodate market changes without loss of profit. Value-based pricing is a strategic tool to be championed by the executive suite and business unit leads. This paper outlines the elements of a successful value-based pricing strategy.

automatic pricing  Business Growth with Value-based Pricing Unlike legacy strategies such as cost-plus, historical-based, and volume-driven pricing, which tend to decrease price premiums and profits over time, value-based pricing optimizes pricing structure for current market conditions. It can also accommodate market changes without loss of profit. Value-based pricing is a strategic tool to be championed by the executive suite and business unit leads. This paper outlines the elements of a successful value-based Read More

Get on the Grid: Utility Computing


The latest business model in licensing is the utility (on demand) computing and associated pricing. Sometimes called "grid" computing, it allows customers to purchase processing power and software access as needed, and pay based on how much and how often the software has been used.

automatic pricing  Enterprise applications maintenance performed automatically by external experts. In addition to some aforementioned concerns and issues, topping the list of doubts is whether hosted offerings can be properly integrated with existing on-premise applications. Also there is skepticism about the usefulness of adapting hosted/on-demand solutions to unique business processes and practices. Enterprises want more control of their applications, as they need to be constantly changing configurations, thereby adding Read More