September 2, 2009

Forum Registration Closes Friday: Newly Added Educational Lunch Sessions Present More Opportunities

With less than three weeks to go, the Forum registration doors are closing – those not registered yet must sign-up and book their hotel room by this Friday, September 4, to secure their seat at the industry’s eBusiness event of the year. Educational lunch sessions were recently added to the agenda to bring extra value to attendees.

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If you are registered or plan to register this week, don’t forget that the Forum special hotel rate of $195/night is honored three days before and after the Forum. Take this chance to extend your stay and be a tourist at the premier resort of the Southwest (all hotel reservations must be made by Friday as well).

Register AND book your hotel now!

New Educational Sessions Added to Agenda

Make the most of your Forum lunch on Wednesday, September 23 with our newly introduced educational lunch sessions:

Building the ROI Case for Small Partner Enablement – Josh Hardy, Sterling Commerce

Organizations forfeit cost savings and supply chain performance benefits by short-cutting B2B automation. It has been well over 10 years since the eCommerce revolution began. While the benefits that started this revolution continue to expand, the commitment level of most organizations still reflect the 80/20 rule, resulting in automation with only the top 20% of their partners, at best. The belief that it is not worth the time, money, or effort to automate with 100% of your partners is resulting in money being left on the table. The solutions exist for automating phone, fax, email, and postal mail business transactions and the ROI case is clear, regardless of partner size or volume. Find out how it optimizes your trading relationships with partners of any size and realize the greatest cost savings, efficiency, and visibility.

Using IDW Data to Optimize Customer Pricing & Internal Gross Margin – Randy Hughes, epaCUBE, Inc.

Electrical distribution companies have spent years implementing technology and processes to reduce the cost of doing business. While vendor costs and customer sell prices are among the more significant variables affecting an electrical distributor’s profitability, relatively few dollars have been spent automating the evaluation, impact, and modeling of these critical data elements. In addition, the complexity of customer and vendor price agreements and lack of accurate, unblemished product data in their ERP system makes the job of modeling an almost impossible task for any business. Join us in this session to understand how companies are using IDW product data loads to evaluate and manage changes and the impact of those changes on their gross profit and bottom line.

Check out the rest of the final schedule.