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Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- Published once each month.

 
Outcome-based Business Models for Enterprise Software
By Bill McBeath Thursday, November 16, 2017
A few pioneering enterprise software solution providers offer pricing and business models based on achieving specific outcomes for their clients, rather than just charging for software. [ Read: Outcome-based Business Models for Enterprise Software ]
The Journey to Visibility: Part Two—Visibility Technologies
By Ann Grackin Thursday, November 16, 2017
There are several types of technologies that are core to visibility, including EDI/messaging, IoT/wireless/sensors, geospatial, crowdsourcing, and more recently blockchain. [ Read: The Journey to Visibility: Part Two—Visibility Technologies ]

Crossover Businesses: Part Two—Flexibility and Integration Needed to Support Business Model Evolution
By Bill McBeath Thursday, November 16, 2017
As businesses cross over, combining manufacturing, distribution, and retail, they require systems that are integrated across diverse types of channels with more flexible invoicing, revenue recognition, order management, and fulfillment. [ Read: Crossover Businesses: Part Two—Flexibility and Integration Needed to Support Business Model Evolution ]

Advanced Pool Distribution: Part Three—Value-add Services and Custom Programs
By Bill McBeath Thursday, November 16, 2017
Advanced pool distribution providers often offer a rich set of value-add services that provide retailers with considerable flexibility, precise control, and the ability to steadily and incrementally ramp up and forward position inventories to meet surge requirements during peaks. [ Read: Advanced Pool Distribution: Part Three—Value-add Services and Custom Programs ]

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