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Aug 06, 2014

The Value of Clear Targets for Simplification of B2B Commerce

Part 5 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce. Claude Harmon raised his sons to become great golf professionals.  I had the good fortune to take lessons from one of them, Craig Harmon, at Oak Hill CC in Rochester.  Now, to be clear… I am not an Oak Hill member...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Simplify

Planning Strategies for CTO/ETO in SAP
Jul 24, 2014

Planning Strategies for CTO/ETO in SAP

I have been asked by one of my friends regarding planning strategies for CTO/ETO scenarios and thought I would share my knowledge regarding CTO/ETO planning strategies in SAP. Scenarios discussed here involve usage of Variant Configuration functionality in SAP. Below are possible planning...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: CTO, ETO, SAP Solutions, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

Jul 23, 2014

Got B2B Complexity? Try LEAN & Simple.

"You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care."  Clayton Christensen   Part 4 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce So, back to rock-climbing… sometimes during a climb that was turning out to be particularly hard/tricky one of us would...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Simplify

Jul 11, 2014

The 3 Pillars of B2B Commerce Simplification

Keeping them in balance is the key to winning   Part 3 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce That’s Chrissie Wellington… the best female triathlete ever… four time Kona world champion…winner of EVERY Ironman event she has...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Simplify

Jul 07, 2014

Top 5 Things Oversimplifiers Say

Part 2 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce The new mandate is (Warning: Buzzword Alert!) ‘SIMPLIFY’. As a CIO in complex businesses and now as CEO of a company driving B2B commerce simplification, I’ve gotten up close and personal with complexity. I mean,...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Simplify

Jul 04, 2014

To Truly Simplify, Get to Know Complexity!

Remove the UNNECESSARY and simplify the NECESSARY Part 1 of the 5 part series on Simplification of B2B Commerce My years as a rock-climber and mountaineer taught me a lot about how to simplify...every unnecessary ounce and gadget presented a downside or risk; BUT leaving out an essential...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Simplify

Jul 03, 2014

Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Fix Field Labels from Being Cut Short

If you recently upgraded your Microsoft Dynamics CRM system from CRM2011 to CRM2013 you have noticed a LOT of changes to the user interface. Most of the changes in the new version of Dynamics CRM are great, but some have caused a little confusion, for example: Field labels being cut short. With...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Tech Tips + Tricks

Jul 03, 2014

Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Show Component Dependencies

System Administrators and System Customizers responsible for managing components (views, entities, fields, dashboards, etc.) in Microsoft Dynamics CRM are probably all too familiar with this scenario; a component becomes obsolete, is supplanted by a new item or is simply not useful anymore...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

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