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Replenishment: What Is It exactly and Why Is It Important?
Replenishment is an area within operations where retailers can find a competitive edge. Excelling at replenishment enables implementation of promotional

defined pricing minimums and maximums  year. These items are defined as seasonal items. Best practices suggest using a demand forecasting solution that supports the use of seasonal profiles. A seasonal profile is a series of multipliers - normally weekly - that are applied to the demand forecast. For example, an item may average sales of ten per week over the course of the year but see sales increase to 50 per week in December. This item would justify a seasonal profile with multipliers of 5.0 for each week in December. Using seasonal Read More...
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Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, part...
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Service-oriented Architecture: Improving Agility and Efficiency in Your Enterprise
For many owners, executives, and managers, service-oriented architecture (SOA) has not been clearly defined. Some may have heard the term, and may even have

defined pricing minimums and maximums  has not been clearly defined. Some may have heard the term, and may even have read some of what has been written regarding SOA, but most have not had that opportunity. For many, SOA has been left to the IT department. We explain what it is and why it’s important. 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

defined pricing minimums and maximums  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...
An Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General)
In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their pricing strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without

defined pricing minimums and maximums  Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General) In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their  pricing  strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as unnecessary  discounting  and quoting prices below a  break-even Read More...
Business-to-business Price Segmentation-Outlined and Explained
The central premise of price segmentation, especially in business-to-business environments, is that pricing should be consistent for similar deals. The process

defined pricing minimums and maximums  angle, price segments are defined by transactional attributes that correlate with more precise price responses to such questions as What type of business is the customer in? What is the user company's relationship with the customer? How sophisticated are the customer's purchasing processes? How dynamic is the local market? Who does the user company compete with? How will the product be used? What is its economic value in this application? What substitute products are available? Are the products new, Read More...
IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7, with a new pricing structure for application service providers (ASPs), support

defined pricing minimums and maximums  Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 M. Reed and A. Turner -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In the April announcement IBM stated that this reinforced its commitment to data management leadership and introduced DB2 Universal Database Version 7 - the most powerful solution of its kind in the industry, and, in most cases, at a third the price of Oracle. IBM continues to invest in new hiring programs, product development, and marke Read More...
The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1
The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the

defined pricing minimums and maximums  Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1 The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the marketing mix , are basically applicable to all businesses. TEC ’s  two-part blog post series in 2008 talked about the importance of pricing management in a down economy . Price and promotion in particular are the lubricants in  retailing , although the two remaining Ps-- product and place , are indisputably important there as well. In his  guest author article in Retail Read More...
Solving Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating
Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues

defined pricing minimums and maximums  Supply Chain Pricing Complexities with Intelligent Rating Supply chains come with their own challenges: new products and channels, demanding customers, changing markets, rising energy and labor costs, security issues, and government compliance—as well as internal pressures to cut costs. All this complexity is driving the need for more sophisticated transportation rating tools. Find out about the five components of intelligent rating, and how it can improve your bottom line. Read More...
Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also

defined pricing minimums and maximums  out price elasticity within defined segments .  Obviously, in a recession, price elasticity changes, so the solution might go berserk (or kablooey in nerdy terms) until it acquires enough data, then it goes on as before.  DemandTec would go along similar lines, but since a lot of what it really does is to support retail merchandising, its system won't necessarily blow up initially; in fact, it will probably be helpful. What about Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Retailers? Revionics, Inc. is an Read More...
Lower Technology Rollout Project Costs & Time
The rapid deployment of nationwide technology rollouts requires well-defined processes, robust management skills, and a unique understanding of how to get the

defined pricing minimums and maximums  nationwide technology rollouts requires well-defined processes, robust management skills, and a unique understanding of how to get the job done. Without a proven technology rollout system, businesses run a high risk of project complications that can result in increased costs, missed deadlines, and an overwhelming burden on internal resources. Learn what a technology rollout system is, how it can lower costs and save time without compromising quality, and what questions to ask a technology rollout Read More...
LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach

defined pricing minimums and maximums  Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing . In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows with my discussion with LeveragePoint’s CEO Steven Forth Read More...
Process Manufacturing Excellence: Strategies for the Plant Floor and Beyond
A decade ago, process manufacturing excellence was defined by long runs, high capacity utilization, and low production costs. Today, excellence is determined by

defined pricing minimums and maximums  process manufacturing excellence was defined by long runs, high capacity utilization, and low production costs. Today, excellence is determined by a company’s ability to respond to customer and market demand. In this report, Aberdeen and Ross explore winning strategies leveraged by world class manufacturers to achieve process manufacturing excellence. Read More...
Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street?
Vendors' traditional pricing strategies aren't going to work much longer. Sooner or later, prices will be determined by what the market is ready to bear rather

defined pricing minimums and maximums  User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? A series of articles published at the end of 2005 highlighted at great length a conundrum on price per value that has long affected enterprise application vendors and their users. Specifically, while vendors would like to have well-oiled business models that promote stable and recurring revenue streams (which in turn would ensure future product and service enhancements), users favor freedom of choice (in terms of which vendors Read More...
Inside Business Finance
Compare service levels, features and pricing from the leading industry providers.

defined pricing minimums and maximums  Business Finance Compare service levels, features and pricing from the leading industry providers. Read More...
Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet?
While enterprise applications are becoming a commodity, their pricing schemes have yet to follow suit. Users are put in a costly position where the

defined pricing minimums and maximums  There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet? Problem Analysis Though there is a growing sentiment that enterprise applications are reaching a commodity status (see If Software Is a Commodity, Can You Still Win Some Competitive Advantage? ), software pricing does not seem to be following the same rules. Indeed, we can hardly think of any top-of-the-line enterprise application (the equivalent of a Lamborghini or Harley Davidson , say) that a wealthy business would deploy just to feel cool, Read More...

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