* SAP is the world's leading provider of ERP software and services, with worldwide revenue in 2004 of $9.7 billion and a 57 percent market share among major business application providers; it is one of the world's largest software companies overall* ERP is a flexible, open technology platform that helps businesses run more efficiently (and profitably) by providing integrated management of key operations and supply chains* Written for IT professionals who find it hard to get through SAP's complex documentation, our book demonstrates how ERP can cut costs, provides a clear overview of how the ESA (enterprise service architecture) model affects ERP, and shows how to implement the new ERP in the real world* Topics covered include reducing the cost of an existing IT backbone, using the new ERP to address a company's "pain points" and challenges, and proving the value of ERP through ROI (return on investment) and TCO (total cost of ownership) studies
Digital networks are changing all the rules of business. New, scalable, digitally networked business models, like those of Amazon, Google, Uber, and Airbnb, are affecting growth, scale, and profit potential for companies in every industry. But this seismic shift isn't unique to digital start-ups and tech superstars. Digital transformation is affecting every business sector, and as investor capital, top talent, and customers shift toward network-centric organizations, the performance gap between early and late adopters is widening. So the question isn't whether your organization needs to change but when and how much. The Network Imperative is a call to action for managers and executives to embrace network-based business models. The benefits are indisputable; companies that leverage digital platforms to cocreate and share value with networks of employees, customers, and suppliers are fast outpacing the market. These companies, or network orchestrators, grow faster, scale with lower marginal cost, and generate the highest revenue multipliers. Supported by research that covers 1,500 companies, authors Barry Libert, Megan Beck, and Jerry Wind guide leaders and investors through the 10 principles that all organizations can use to grow and profit regardless of their industry. They also share a five-step process for pivoting an organization toward a more scalable and profitable business model. The Network Imperative, brimming with compelling case studies and actionable advice, provides managers with what they really need: new tools and frameworks to generate unprecedented value in a rapidly changing age. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029371/bk_adbl_029371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With our nation's supply of domestic oil and gas reserves in decline, the frantic search for new supplies in previously unexplored areas means some landowners may share in sales proceeds. This short audiobook provides just enough detail that anyone not familiar with the industry can still gain a working knowledge of the process. If I suddenly find one day that I am now one of the fortunate few who have become a royalty owner, what can I expect?Yes, companies are required by law to furnish royalty owners with certain information in a prescribed format, yet pitfalls for the unwary often remain. The author worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 40 years in a variety of capacities. His specialty was in the revenue and royalty disbursement area. This short article by no means tells you everything that you may need to know concerning what it means to be a royalty owner, but it offers a concise explanation that arms the reader with at least a working knowledge of the basics. Even if you never expect to be a royalty owner, listen to it to increase your knowledge of the subject. Or, simply listen for entertainment value. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hampson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008555/bk_acx0_008555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you an author or creative preparing for success? Do you want to learn to speak effectively in front of an audience? All successful creatives have to speak and present in public, whether that's at a festival, on a podcast or radio show, or as part of earning multiple streams of income. But you don’t have to be like Tony Robbins, bouncing around on stage with a booming voice and larger than life personality. You just have to be you and tell your story in your own way. In this book, I'll share everything I know as a professional speaker, author, and introvert. It includes the practicalities of speaking, as well as mindset issues like anxiety, plus the business side if you want to make speaking an income stream. You will discover: Part 1: Practicalities of SpeakingTypes of speaking, deciding on your topic, preparation, managing your energy, tips for slide packs, handouts, workbooks and more, personal presentation, giving the talk, managing people, panels, feedback and testimonials, performance tips, improving your speaking over time Part 2: Mindset Tackling anxiety, growing your confidence and authenticity Part 3: The Speaking Business How to get speaking events, running your own events, marketing, generosity and networking with others, your speaker brand, website and speaker's page, professional photos, email marketing, content marketing, social media, video, audio, how much to charge, increasing your revenue streams, financial considerations.Conclusion and Next StepsIf you want to learn how to speak effectively in front of an audience, sample or buy now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna Penn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163876/bk_acx0_163876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are about to learn how to market your business, online or offline, new or established, to attract qualified leads and paying customers by leveraging the full power of influencers!Making it in business is all about marketing; you may have the perfect product or service, but if the right people don’t know about it, one thing is sure: It will fail!On the flip side, you may have a "normal" or "boring" business, product, or service, but if you market it right, you could make a fortune. Just think of something as boring as neck pillows. Marketing is the reason the same neck pillow or any other product, sold by different people using different marketing strategies, will have wildly different revenue amounts.I know you know all this.I also know that you understand that not all marketing strategies will work for different products or businesses.But you’ve heard about influencer marketing - the many good things such as the fact that it yields far more returns on investment than paid ads, email marketing, and organic marketing, and the fact that it can transform your business literally overnight!Think about it....Just one tweet, pin, share, or post from the right person can literally change your business, from struggling to get sales to having more orders than you can manage.The reason you are reading this is perhaps because you want to know:How to find the right influencer for your business, product, or serviceWhat factors you should consider to narrow down on an influencerWhere you should look for the right influencerHow to measure influencer’s performanceHow to determine what’s fair pricingHow to make it sustainableLucky for you, this audiobook covers all that and much more!In it, you will learn:How to brand yourself so that you can leverage the full power of influencers 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lucas Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170520/bk_acx0_170520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How awesome will it feel to add to your resume, that you're a published author? How about being able to say to your friends, family, and associates, they can grab a copy of your book at iTunes, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, on the Kindle, Nook, and in audiobook? How cool will that be? What will being a published author do for your career? Surely, it'll pour rocket fuel on positioning you as an expert. Along with raining down potential media interviews, speaking engagements, new clients, the sky's the limit. The best part about writing a book, is this is a great way to generate passive recurring steams of revenue in the form of royalties on your book sales. Would your life improve with multiple recurring, passive streams of income? Could that help you break free the bonds of spending Monday through Friday with Dwight Schrute and Michael Scott from the hit TV show The Office? Let me share a cold harsh reality: It's said 8 in 10 Americans want to write a book, but how many of these well-intended folks, actually do it? The evidence shows it's about as good as winning the lottery. You see the Rosetta Stone to writing your book is following a simple, proven step-by-step formula. This is how you write one book and, if you so choose, five more, and without feeling like your donating an organ, giving birth, or solving advanced calculus. In this book you'll be empowered with a bite-sized, 11-step system. To become one of the few, the brave, and the courageous souls, that take this dream and weave it into your reality! Mark Twain said: "Twenty years from now, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do." Grab your bonus "peek-over-my-shoulder" videos and seven-weapon marketing tool chest, details inside... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Moskel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019955/bk_acx0_019955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For nearly two years, Darrin has been the sole audio engineer for a local radio show in his home town. As Darrin listened to many of the business leaders who came on the show, eventually meeting them in person, and connecting with them through social media, he began to realize that many of the leaders were coaches, and speakers with powerful, life-changing messages. Many of them had taken to social media to share their message with the world. However, in many cases, Darrin noticed the missing ingredient that could truly unlock the potential of their messages and bring them the revenue they needed to keep changing lives. While their messages were on point, they needed to take their quality to a higher level! The videos they shot had poor audio, lighting, backgrounds, or all of the above. The audio on their CDs, podcasts, and other projects didn't have that professional “polish” or “sheen” to it. Darrin heard and saw a need. Darrin began sharing tips with these leaders to help them improve their production quality, even attending conferences, and turning his hotel rooms into makeshift “studios” to record audio professionally for them so they could hear the difference. This effort only had a limited reach and impact though, and Darrin realized this. So he began shooting videos of his own to explain ways the leaders could improve their production quality. These videos covered various topics, mainly having to do with audio. However, through continued conversations and recording sessions with these leaders, Darrin saw an even bigger need. A step-by-step guide to help these coaches take their production quality to the next level! So in order to help more people at once, he drew on his 15+ years experience in the audio/visual production world to catalog best practices, tricks & tips, and recommendations on affordable gear into one publication - his first - Set the Tone! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Darrin Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121228/bk_acx0_121228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether you want to make an extra $100 a month or an extra $10,000, the high-level process is the same: Someone has to buy what you're selling. The money has to come from somewhere, right? (Hint: it comes from customers.) Sadly, there's an epidemic going around. The reason most entrepreneurs, wantpreneurs, and side hustlers fail is a lack of customers. If you've ever failed in your own efforts to start a business or earn money on the side, I'm guessing that was the root cause. On top of that, you're in a constant battle of not having enough hours in the day and you don't know where to focus your limited time, energy, and money. That's the bad news. The good news is you have more opportunity today to earn income in your spare time than ever before. And you don't need a killer new business idea or millions of dollars in startup capital to do it. The good news is there isn't a shortage of customers. They're out there! This book will share specifics on how to increase your earning power - on your own time, on your own terms, and without getting another job. We'll look at real-life examples of people just like you making it happen. I'm going to arm you with dozens of income-generating ideas that don't require a ton of time or money to get started. And spoiler alert: there are no get-rich-quick schemes inside. Instead, you'll learn proven strategies for tapping into the growing peer-to-peer economy to supplement your income, diversify your revenue sources, and reduce your reliance on your day job for your livelihood. Go where the cash is already flowing. Buy Buttons focuses on marketplaces that already exist, where you can put your expertise, time, and assets up for sale or rent. There are hundreds of platforms that you can add your buy buttons to. Ready? Let's get started! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Loper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073587/bk_acx0_073587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A strong business model is the bedrock to business success. But all too often, we fail to adapt, clinging to outdated business models that are no longer delivering the results we need. The brains behind The Business Model Navigator have discovered that just 55 business models are responsible for 90% of our most successful businesses. These 55 models – from the Add-On model used by Ryanair to the Subscription model used by Spotify – provide the blueprints you need to revolutionise your business and drive powerful change. As well as providing a practical framework for adapting and innovating your business model, this book also includes each of the 55 models in a quick-read format that covers: What it is Who invented it and who uses it now When and how to apply it “An excellent toolkit for developing your business model.” Dr Heinz Derenbach, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations Product Description A strong business model is the bedrock to business success. But all too often we fail to adapt, clinging to outdated models that are no longer delivering the results we need. The brains behind The Business Model Navigator have discovered that just 55 business models are responsible for 90% of the world's most successful businesses. These 55 models – from the Add-On model used by Ryanair to the Subscription model used by Spotify – provide the blueprints you need to revolutionise your business and drive powerful change. As well as providing a practical framework for adapting and innovating your business model, this book also includes each of the 55 models in a quick-read format that covers: What it is Who invented it and who uses it now When and how to apply it “An excellent toolkit for developing your business model.” Dr Heinz Derenbach, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations Backcover A strong business model is the bedrock to business success. But all too often we fail to adapt, clinging to outdated business models that are no longer delivering the results we need. The brains behind The Business Model Navigator have discovered that just 55 business models are responsible for 90% of our most successful businesses. These 55 models – from the Add-On model used by Ryanair to the Subscription model used by Spotify – provide the blueprints you need to revolutionise your business and drive powerful change. As well as providing a practical framework for adapting and innovating your business model, each of the 55 models are in a quick-read format, covering: What it is Who invented it and who uses it now When and how to apply it 'An excellent toolkit for developing your business model.' Dr Heinz Derenbach, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations PART I 1. The Business Model Navigator The logic of business models The age of business model innovations Elements of a business model Challenging industry thinking 2. Business Model Navigation Principles Know this: Creative imitation and the role of recombination Initiation: Analyze your environment Ideation: adapting patterns Integration: Shaping your business model Implementation: Realizing your plan 3. Change Management Promoting change Defining your line of attack Defining structures, processes, and goals Building competencies Culture as a change-driver PART II: The 55 Business Model Innovation Patterns 1 ADD-ON – Charge for Extras 2 AFFILIATION – Partner Success = Own Success 3 AIKIDO – Convert Competitors’ Strengths to Weaknesses 4 AUCTION – Going once, going twice… sold! 5 BARTER – By-Products as a Bonus 6 CASH MACHINE – “Coining” Money with Negative Working Capital 7 CROSS SELLING – Two Birds with One Stone 8 CROWDFUNDING – Swarm Financing 9 CROWDSOURCING – Outsourcing to Swarms 10 CUSTOMER LOYALTY – Rewards for Enduring Loyalty 11 DIGITIZATION – Digitizing Physical Products 12 DIRECT SELLING – Skipping Middlemen 13 E-COMMERCE – Online Transparency and Cost Reductions 14 EXPERIENCE SELLING – Emotionalizing Products 15 FLAT RATE – Unlimited Consumption at a Fixed Price 16 FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP – Share Ownership and Use Efficiently 17 FRANCHISING – One for All and All for One 18 FREEMIUM – Free Basic and Paid Premium Versions 19 FROM PUSH-TO-PULL – Customers Create a Maelstrom to Attract Value 20 GUARANTEED AVAILABILITY – Product Access is a Certainty 21 HIDDEN REVENUE – Separating Revenues from Customers 22 INGREDIENT BRANDING – Brand-in-Brand 23 INTEGRATOR – Value Added Through Integration 24 LAYER PLAYER – Layer Specialist 25 LEVERAGE CUSTOMER DATA – Varied Use of Customer Data 26 LICENSE – Commercializing Intellectual Property 27 LOCK-IN – High Switching Costs Force Loyalty 28 LONG TAIL – Little and Often Fills the Purse 29 MAKE MORE OF IT – Multiply Competencies outside Your Core Business 30 MASS CUSTOMIZATION – Off the Rack Individualism 31 NO FRILLS – Everything, Except Expensive 32 OPEN BUSINESS MODEL – Leverage Collaborative Value Creation 33 OPEN SOURCE – Creating a Free Solution Together 34 ORCHESTRATOR – Direct the Value Chain 35 PAY PER USE – Consumption-Based Fees 36 PAY WHAT YOU WANT – What is its Worth to You? 37 PEER-TO-PEER – From Person to Person 38 PERFORMANCE-BASED CONTRACTING – Results-Based Fees 39 RAZOR AND BLADE – Bait and Hook 40 RENT INSTEAD OF BUY – Purchase a Temporary Right to Use 41 REVENUE SHARING – Split Symbiotic Returns 42 REVERSE ENGINEERING – Quickly Learn from Competitors 43 REVERSE INNOVATION – Learn from Quick and Dirty Solutions 44 ROBIN HOOD – Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor 45 SELF-SERVICE – Working Customers 46 SHOP-IN-SHOP – Piggy-Backing 47 SOLUTION PROVIDER – One Stop Shop 48 SUBSCRIPTION – Subscribe to Services 49 SUPERMARKET – Huge Selection, Tiny Prices 50 TARGET THE POOR – Customers at the Base of the Earnings Pyramid 51 TRASH-TO-CASH – Monetize Garbage 52 TWO-SIDED MARKET – Attract Indirect Network Effects 53 ULTIMATE LUXURY – More for More Strategy 54 USER DESIGNED – Customers Become Inventive Entrepreneurs 55 WHITE LABEL – Own Brand Strategy PART III: Appendix Glossary All business model patterns at a glance Further readingA strong business model is the bedrock to business success. But all too often, we fail to adapt, clinging to outdated business models that are no longer delivering the results we need. The brains behind The Business Model Navigator have discovered that just 55 business models are responsible for 90% of our most successful businesses. These 55 models - from the Add-On model used by Ryanair to the Subscription model used by Spotify - provide the blueprints you need to revolutionise your business, spark innovation and drive powerful change. As well as providing a practical framework for adapting and innovating your business model, this book also includes each of the 55 models in a quick-read format that covers: * What it is * Who invented it and who uses it now * When and how to apply it "An excellent toolkit for developing your business model.” Dr Heinz Derenbach, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations