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Why CRM Is So Hard and What To Do About It: Data is key to making CRM work
Making a CRM investment work is a two-step process that begins with unifying disparate systems by creating and managing standardized, reusable business

is mining engineering hard  system to system: what is a customer in one system may be a household in another. Or, worse, what makes up the customer record in one system may be completely different - or even conflict with - what constitutes a customer record in another system. Despite spending millions on CRM systems for call center scripting, campaign management software and the like, companies can't accommodate a marketing department's simple request to link direct mailing or call center results to Web site hits for a given

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Why Enterprise Application Search Is Crucial to Your ERP System


Enterprise applications become easier to use with the addition of powerful search capabilities. There is a distinction to be made, however, between stand-alone search tools and true enterprise application search that is built into and tightly integrated within an application.

is mining engineering hard  eclipsed by Google. What is so earth-shattering about that moment? In the early days of the Web, bookmarks, portals, and Web indexes were very important in order to find what you were looking for online. The Internet had succeeded in connecting countless remote computer networks, but in order to find anything, paradoxically, you had to first know where it was. Many sites on the Internet prominently featured links pages, which were designed to be reference points thoughtfully provided by the sites' owners Read More

Enterprise Asset Management Systems: Your Manufacturing Organization’s Underrated Superstar


For all you baseball fans living in the US and Canada, you can probably appreciate that we are quickly approaching what is referred to as “the dog days of August.” This is when the pennant races are close, and almost every game has added significance for a team’s chances of making it to the playoffs. As I was enjoying one of those rare idyllic days lying in the backyard hammock and reading the

is mining engineering hard  are quickly approaching what is referred to as “the dog days of August.” This is when the pennant races are close, and almost every game has added significance for a team’s chances of making it to the playoffs. As I was enjoying one of those rare idyllic days lying in the backyard hammock and reading the sports page, it occurred to me how the good teams are not just about one or two great players. Rather, they are comprised largely of players whose natural athletic ability may not necessarily match Read More

The Total EAM Vision Strategic Advantages in Asset Management


Physical asset management contributes greatly to the achievement of competitive advantages in capital intensive companies. Particularly in the areas of productivity, quality, cost effectiveness, and risk management. If your company has a need to manage physical assets it can benefit from a proven Total EAM solution provided by one of the top-level systems vendors.

is mining engineering hard  the Author Daryl Mather is a management consultant, author and conference speaker specialising in the development of strategic advantages in maintenance and reliability. After beginning his career in the mining and oil and gas sectors of Australia he has enjoyed a career in every continent and over 15 different countries around the world. He is the author of CMMS: A Timesaving Implementation Process and runs a Spanish language maintenance information website. He currently works as a management consultant Read More

If There's One Thing CRM Tells Us: Don't Do PLM the Same Way


Product lifecycle management (PLM) doesn't work, but it should. Industry's general approach and attitude to PLM mimics the early days of customer relationship management (CRM) adoption, and lessons from that experience should help when tackling the "ifs" and "hows" of PLM investment.

is mining engineering hard  What is more difficult is analyzing the data collected in order to interpret what your customers' actions are telling you about product direction or opportunities for improvement. If you already have CRM, here are a few open-ended questions you can ask yourself, which illustrate this point: Do your engineering and product design folk even have access to the CRM system and its data? Do you really find new business opportunities through mining the data for trends? Are your customer-facing folk more Read More

Lucent Receives Engineering Award in Unified Messaging


The award is in recognition for not only the advanced integration capabilities with the Exchange platform but also for innovation in bundling hardware, software, and support under one contract.

is mining engineering hard  its users. The award is in recognition for not only the advanced integration capabilities with the Exchange platform but also for innovation in bundling hardware, software, and support under one contract. Another reason for the award was Lucent's release of www.messenger, a browser based tool which allows users to access voice, fax, and e-mail from a computer or telephone. User Recommendations As the Unified Messaging market continues to build momentum, companies such as Lucent are poised to reap Read More

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Data Mining: The Brains Behind eCRM


Data mining has emerged from obscure beginnings in artificial intelligence to become a viable and increasingly popular tool for putting data to work. Data mining is a set of techniques for automating the exploration of data and uncovering hidden truths.

is mining engineering hard  and distribution partners What is Data Mining? Data mining is an automated approach for discovering or inferring hidden patterns or knowledge buried in data. By hidden we mean patterns that are not made apparent through casual observation. As a component of eCRM, data mining can aid marketing personnel by helping to answer the following types of questions: Are there additional people whom I should market to, or whom I am currently missing? Which product traits do my customers perceive most favorably? Read More

Is There a Magic Pill for Web Performance Problems?


The growth of sites and users on the Internet is beginning to create concerns about performance and the effects of any performance problems on E-commerce.

is mining engineering hard  of two parameters: Payload is the number of bytes a server sends to a browser for complete one page, and Turns are the number of times a browser must exchange packets that do not contain content, such as a query-response pair. Turns reflect page complexity, since each item on a page requires its own query-response exchange. He concludes that since 1995 the payload associated with the average business page has grown by 80% while the complexity, as reflected in turns, has grown by 121%. Up to now the Read More

Why One Virus Engine is not Enough


There is no single antivirus engine on the market today that is the fastest and most effective at identifying viruses, spam, or other threats. According to a recent survey, 97 percent of organizations have antivirus software installed, yet 65 percent have been infected at one time or another since. One way to reduce the chance of virus infection is to install multiple antivirus scanners at the mail server level.

is mining engineering hard  One Virus Engine is not Enough There is no single antivirus engine on the market today that is the fastest and most effective at identifying viruses, spam, or other threats. According to a recent survey, 97 percent of organizations have antivirus software installed, yet 65 percent have been infected at one time or another since. One way to reduce the chance of virus infection is to install multiple antivirus scanners at the mail server level. Read More

Concept by Configure One Is Now a TEC Certified Quote-to-Order Solution


TEC is pleased to announce that Concept by Configure One is now a TEC certified quote to order (Q2O) solution and is available for evaluation online in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers.

is mining engineering hard  by Configure One Is Now a TEC Certified Quote-to-Order Solution TEC is pleased to announce that Concept by Configure One is now a TEC certified quote to order (Q2O) solution and is available for evaluation online in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Evaluation Centers. To achieve TEC Certification, Configure One completed TEC’s detailed questionnaire ( download sample Q2O RFI template ) and delivered a comprehensive product demonstration for the Read More

SurfAid is Not Enough: IBM Partners with WebCriteria


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is mining engineering hard  is Not Enough: IBM Partners with WebCriteria SurfAid is Not Enough: IBM Partners with WebCriteria D. Geller - June 6, 2000 Event Summary WebCriteria sells a product that evaluates a website in terms of the reactions of real surfers, as captured in a model (see TEC article Will Max Get Mad When He Surfs Your Website? ) . The WebCriteria product, Max, is not a replacement for traditional traffic analysis. It can be a valuable adjunct that provides insight into why the traffic numbers come out the way Read More

JustFoodERP Is Now TEC Certified


This year TEC analysts are certifying a variety of new ERP solutions for process manufacturers. Another that has been recently certified is vendor JustFoodERP's eponymous software JustFoodERP. JustFoodERP is a subsidiary of the Microsoft Dynamics Partner IndustryBuilt, and was founded just over 12 years ago specifically to develop and deliver an ERP system focused on the food and beverage

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Visibility.net Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP)


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is mining engineering hard  net Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP) TEC is pleased to announce that Visibility.net by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP) manufacturing under the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. Visibility Corporation is the provider of the Visibility.net solution for complex and mixed-mode manufacturers. Visibility is a privately owned company founded in 1988 with headquarters Read More