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Branding and Positioning: What’s the Difference? And Can You Afford It?
Understanding the difference between branding and positioning is especially important if you're involved in marketing B2B software. That difference can

build team identity  The Mental Space to Build a Brand At my firm we define positioning as a mental space that you can own with an idea that has compelling meaning to the recipient. It's in that mental space where the product's benefits and the customer's most important needs meet, and hopefully stick. Later in this column, I'll provide several experts' definitions of branding. First let's look at what we did to get accused of doing the branding for our agency, a well-know international firm. I tell my clients that

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Two Force.com Apps Joining Forces at Dreamforce 2010


One of the major takeaway messages from salesforce.com’s recent Dreamforce 2010 conference was the company’s diversification within the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) space. Namely, during their keynote presentations, the company’s executives admitted publicly to the Force.com platform’s proprietary nature (i.e., the non-mainstream Apex language), which made them decide

build team identity  Appirio (or others) can build solutions that connect different cloud platforms. It does use pieces of other cloud platforms, but is more about bringing them together (unified security, identity, common data definitions, etc.) than building on top of them. Since its launch in 2009, PS Enterprise has garnered over 10,000 professional service employees as subscribing users.  The product, which has been used internally by Appirio, features Salesforce Chatter and Google Apps extensions for real-time Read More

Integrated Solutions: Look Before You Leap


When it comes to integrated enterprise systems, functionality is not exactly unimportant, but it needs to be combined within a fairly simple-to-use application set that actually gets used rather than languishes on the shelf.

build team identity  time it takes to build the custom interface is drastically reduced, since those building the interface are working from within the ERP system. The knowledge of data structures and business logic is inherent. Still, an airtight system which addresses all these challenges could also trigger a sort of identity crisis for the vendor. Targeting smaller enterprises with technologies and a well-rounded product that is more amenable to the upper-end of the market can be viewed by the smaller enterprises as Read More

SAP Learns The Ropes Of Fashion/Outfitting


With a heavy heart, in 1999, SAP had to go back to the drawing board, to do a thorough redesign of its erstwhile ill-reputed Apparel & Footwear Solution (AFS). It appears that the effort was worthwhile.

build team identity  a homegrown solution (see Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision ). Some useful apparel industry pertinent selection and user experiences can also be found in Datatex and Dan River Apparel Fabrics - Ten Years and Counting ) Read More

Salesforce.com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company


Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud software company had an amazing transition over the years—once dismissed as a fad-like niche sales force automation (SFA) vendor with glorified contact management capabilities, salesforce.com is now a $3 billion (USD) enterprise software

build team identity  about new ways to build relationships on equal terms and earn customers’ trust by respecting their privacy, identity, and money (including their time). Apps revolution: A proliferation of devices (smart phones, cars, vending machines, appliances, etc.) that nowadays all have equal technical capabilities to a PC, means that every company is an application company. Some of salesforce.com’s customers use their own apps to interact with their customers, which requires an astute customizable software Read More

SMB Team On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide


This guide provides a feature list comparison of 12 on-demand CRM products for small to medium businesses.

build team identity  Team On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide This guide provides a feature list comparison of 12 on-demand CRM products for small to medium businesses. Read More

Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between


Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is, however, a third option, one that allows a company to take a "somewhere between" approach. This latter approach, is made possible by ERP II which employs c-commerce and the use of sufficiently mature technology software programs.

build team identity  by customers in the build versus buy debate and explores a new option, one that lies somewhere between build or buy and offers the best of both choices. This article has been sponsored by SYSPRO Background Prior to the advent of packaged software, organizations wishing to implement software solutions had no choice but to build a custom application that met their needs. This situation changed in the nineteen eighties as software developers realized the commercial opportunity in developing applications Read More

xTuple and OrangeHRM Team Up


Often I get asked the question why people refer to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as a true “enterprise resource planning” solution if it doesn’t entail human resources management (HRM)—after all, every organization needs to manage its people, its products and services, and its finances. It seems that open source manufacturing and distribution ERP provider xTuple aims to offer true

build team identity  and OrangeHRM Team Up Often I get asked the question why people refer to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as a true “enterprise resource planning” solution if it doesn’t entail human resources management (HRM)—after all, every organization needs to manage its people, its products and services, and its finances. It seems that  open source manufacturing and distribution ERP provider xTuple aims to offer true ERP, having recently announced a new  technology integration Read More

How to Build a Business Case for Lighthouse System’s Shopfloor-Online


Making a robust business case to convince management how a software solution can make a valuable contribution to your business isn’t easy. To build a successful case, you need a set of practical examples of what the software does and the benefits it can provide. Examine the strategies and problems associated with achieving your manufacturing objectives, and what the Lighthouse Systems’ solution can do to address them.

build team identity  to Build a Business Case for Lighthouse System’s Shopfloor-Online Making a robust business case to convince management how a software solution can make a valuable contribution to your business isn’t easy. To build a successful case, you need a set of practical examples of what the software does and the benefits it can provide. Examine the strategies and problems associated with achieving your manufacturing objectives, and what the Lighthouse Systems’ solution can do to address them. Read More

Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost


IT complexity drives cost and to a great extent, it is business management that drives IT complexity. Until IT architecture and infrastructure are simplified and configured into an adaptable platform, system design and construction will be fraught with wasteful work and non-essential components.

build team identity  Such a company must build an IT architecture that enables rapid integration and divestiture of businesses. Virtual Integration is also the case for banking where purchase, cherry-picking and divestiture happen rapidly. Another company is growing through vertical integration. It starts off as a manufacturer then adds an internet sales division, then storefronts, then a manufacturer of a key set of components used in the core product. Operating in a market that yields low sales margins, this company must Read More

SAP sets up Apparel and Footwear team


At the end of September, SAP AG's U.S. subsidiary set up a dedicated team of technical consultants to assist apparel and footwear makers installing SAP R/3. The move follows a series of unsuccessful R/3 implementations that forced some SAP apparel and footwear customers to put on hold or completely abandon their R/3 projects.

build team identity  sets up Apparel and Footwear team Event Summary SAP is trying to stabilize its Apparel and Footwear R/3 Solution (AFS) after early users had problems with the software, leading several to stop work on their projects. Until now, SAP was pulling consultants from its wider consumer products group to deal with AFS installations. The new AFS team now has 35 consultants on board, and expects to increase that count to 50 by year's end, stated Annegret Sonnenberg, vice president of SAP's retail and consumer pro Read More

How to Start and Finish a No-fail Project, Part 2: Improving Team Communication


Statistics show that nearly one-fifth of IT projects make it to the finish line—so project planners need to be aware of the primary factors that can ruin a project, and how to prevent them from happening. One of the biggest obstacles is poor team communication, even when you have the best talent and a good work environment. Learn about the top three techniques that can help you get your people working together as a team.

build team identity  to Start and Finish a No-fail Project, Part 2: Improving Team Communication Statistics show that nearly one-fifth of IT projects make it to the finish line—so project planners need to be aware of the primary factors that can ruin a project, and how to prevent them from happening. One of the biggest obstacles is poor team communication, even when you have the best talent and a good work environment. Learn about the top three techniques that can help you get your people working together as a team. Read More

Novatel Wireless and Diversinet Team Up to Provide Security for Wireless Modems


The Minstrel Wireless Modem from Novatel Wireless is a solid unit in and of itself, however the addition of secure certificate transactions will increase sales as end user comfort levels are increased.

build team identity  Wireless and Diversinet Team Up to Provide Security for Wireless Modems Novatel Wireless and Diversinet Team Up to Provide Security for Wireless Modems P. Hayes - August 16, 2000 Event Summary Diversinet Corp., a provider of m-commerce security infrastructure, said Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with San Diego-based Novatel Wireless Inc., a wireless Internet company, to integrate Diversinet's security technology with Novatel Wireless' Minstrel family of Wireless Palmtop Modems. Market Read More

Build and Manage Strong Customer Relationships


Managing customer relationships is a challenging but vital part of running a business. Organizations have to acquire new customers to grow revenue and satisfactorily service existing customers to ensure loyalty and future business. A good business management solution has customer relationship management (CRM) functionality integrates with the entire range of your processes and provides a full view of customer data.

build team identity  and Manage Strong Customer Relationships Managing customer relationships is a challenging but vital part of running a business. Organizations have to acquire new customers to grow revenue and satisfactorily service existing customers to ensure loyalty and future business. A good business management solution has customer relationship management (CRM) functionality integrates with the entire range of your processes and provides a full view of customer data. Read More

Harness the Power of Your Virtual Sales Team


Early in the campaign, the important thing is to get all your team members on the same page, share available knowledge, and plan ways to gather other required information. The first few meetings should be formal, with a printed agenda, including clear goals and time constraints (showing respect for team members' time). This process, of course, is called "discovery."

build team identity  you do about it? Building trust and support will take time, but it can be done. The best solution is to review and apply Waterhouse's critical components—the items you just read. And the best place to start applying them is in team meetings, where planning and communication take a front seat. This concludes Part One of a two-part note on virtual sales teams. Part Two will discuss how to effectively work with your virtual sales team. About the Author Dave Stein , an expert in selling and marketing Read More