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IBM SPSS-Making the World Smarter with Predictive Analytics
I recently had the opportunity to speak with IBM and take a closer look at the vendor’s SPSS product portfolio, some if its main functions and features, and how

designing new insurance products  provides the tools for designing the proper mathematical models to apply toward predicting, forecasting, and planning tasks, among others. The statistics family provides a comprehensive suite of modules for statistical analysis. The deployment family includes the platform for all the necessary products for delivering SPPS solutions and for enabling collaboration and decision management. Using these four product families, IBM SPSS takes a middleware approach to providing analytics services in many

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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Are Sales Incentives Even In Tune With the Corporate Strategy?


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designing new insurance products  annual product growth, for designing a product promotion; or a pre-sales person for great software demonstrations to customers; or a specific channel business development person, for channel growth and profitability. Conversely, rewarding employees for the wrong results can prove especially lethal to customer service efforts. A common call center mistake, for instance, is to reward agents based on performance (such as the number of answered calls) during peak hours, since this can lead to dishonest, yet Read More

What Makes Incentives and Compensation So Tricky?


Managing incentive compensation presents challenges to almost every large and midsized company, due to the complex nature of the calculations. But along with the ability to perform these calculations, an effective compensation management solution must also provide visibility and transparency.

designing new insurance products  they need to start designing compensation plans for the following fiscal year. They must be able to design hypothetical compensation plans and run hypothetical revenue and transactional scenarios against them, to ensure that the projected cost of compensation is within budget guidelines. Finally, once companies are in a new fiscal year and compensation plans are in place, they need to forecast the cost of compensation on a regular basis (typically monthly). Companies take the compensation expense Read More

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In a matter of a decade or so, Appian has evolved from a business process management (BPM) software market latecomer to a BPM market challenger, and finally to an upper echelon BPM provider, competing with the likes of IBM and Pegasystems.

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The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems


Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what customers want so that they can configure, produce, and deliver products and services faster and more cost-effectively.

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Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company


With 10 remote office locations spread across nine states, Amerisure was in need of a communications platform that would enable the company to enhance the distribution of information to employees. Employees located in satellite offices, with no direct access to the home office, can feel disconnected from corporate headquarters’ operations and activities. Amerisure needed to communicate to employees in a timely manner that would allow the flow of accurate, important information, whether that data be employee-specific, such as salary, job, or benefit information, or company news and updates. In addition to a centralized communication platform, the company wanted heightened management of its workforce through the use of business intelligence tools that would allow it to track trends and have improved monitoring capabilities for each location.

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A producer of whole milk powder for the chocolate industry, VernDale Products wanted to replace its existing manual system with automated, fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The company, aided by technology consultants, found an ERP software system that was the best functional fit—reducing the time needed to perform routine office tasks and improving accuracy in financial statements. Learn more.

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