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Reflection on Data Insights Summit March 2016
May 16, 2016

Reflection on Data Insights Summit March 2016

The first (hopefully of many) Data Insights Summit took place in March of 2016 in Bellevue, Washington. It was 2 days of exploring all that Power BI and related technologies have to offer. There is a whole collection of videos from the conference, so head over to the Power BI You Tube channel to...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence, Microsoft

May 04, 2016

ALE Configuration in SAP LO-VC (Part 1)

ALE (Application Link Enabling) is a means in which to transfer data between logical systems in SAP. This tool is used across many modules for sending master data and is especially common within the Variant Configuration world for transferring model dependencies, classification, user interfaces,...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

Multi-Channel Customer Engagement in a Cloud First, Mobile First, Social World
Apr 26, 2016

Multi-Channel Customer Engagement in a Cloud First, Mobile First, Social World

Your buyers are more educated, experience-centric, global, online, and proactive than is the Age of the Customer, after all.  And as a manufacturer, selling to your buyers isn’t always easy or clear-cut.  You have Partners, Channels, & Account Relationships to...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Age of the Customer, Customer Engagement, Social Media

Configuration Matters
Apr 19, 2016

Configuration Matters

Mastering Differentiated Products: Enable efficiency and flexibility in The Age of the Customer Turn on the full power of configuration to hit the mark with your markets and customers every time and stand apart from your competitors with the right fit, price, and delivery.  What if...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: Age of the Customer, Configuration, Differentiate

Apr 08, 2016

Best Practices Enablement for Manufacturers

These best practices ensure the right response to the types of types of demand I cover in my last post.  They support a range of self-service and assisted-service capabilities that enable your ‘customers’ to find, evaluate and even select, quote, order, and follow your...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Configuration, Differentiate


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