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2014-09-30 08:35:33

LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevron Corporation (CVX: NYS): Analytics, Extensive Financial Metrics, and Benchmarks Against Averages and Top Companies Within its IndustryKey Findings:-- Unique new report provides deep financial benchmarks for (Chevron Corporation, CVX: NYS) compared to its top competitors and compared to the average for all companies within its primary industry.-- Benchmarking study for (Chevron Corporation) includes growth forecast for its primary industry...

2014-09-26 20:22:21

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As medical device companies grow and add products to their portfolios, they must carefully manage their marketing and spend and activities for new and legacy products. Leaders understand that they must launch and market a new product that challenges external competition yet sustains the sales and value of a legacy brand that the company controls. According to recent research by benchmarking firm Best Practices, LLC, twenty-two percent of...

2014-09-26 20:21:44

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As technology continues to evolve, companies are looking for ways to adopt processes and tools that will improve marketplace penetration. While the iPad has emerged as a key tool for sales teams at biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, its adoption within managed markets teams has been slower. However, new research has shown that the iPad can have an impact on the effectiveness of managed markets teams, according to research and...

2014-09-19 20:22:06

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A pharmaceutical executive in the market research function came to Best Practices, LLC with three issues he wanted the research and consulting firm to explore: -- The use of external personnel (especially for secondary research) to maximize efficiency and maintain a lean internal headcount in the face of increased workload -- Automation of market research processes for efficient report generation and better...

2014-09-19 20:21:38

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical science liaisons (MSLs) play a critical role in forging relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) who can provide essential insights into the market and competition. Despite the critical nature of the MSL function, the changing regulatory environment has created many challenges, including altering the landscape for creating and maintaining KOL and physician relationships. According to research, the oversight responsibility for the...

2014-09-12 20:20:51

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the current outcomes-focused market, biopharmaceutical and medical device companies increasingly depend upon Health Outcomes Liaison (HOL) staff to serve as a scientific bridge with payer organizations, thought leaders, and other important healthcare decision makers. As the demand for outcomes and comparative effectiveness data grows, successful companies will need to understand how to fully leverage the relatively new field-based HOL...

2014-09-10 23:08:50

Hospices to receive Hospice Item Set benchmarked results ahead of CMS public reporting Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 CHOICE (Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness), a quality improvement benchmarking network, will soon have the largest patient-level, multi-hospice dataset to date. “We are really excited about expanding our network to all Suncoast Solutions clients because this will provide a deeper understanding of our industry and help so...

2014-09-09 12:35:29

Consulting expertise and automated tools provide real-time visibility into IT costs to enhance Technology Business Management capabilities STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, today announced a global strategic partnership with Apptio®, the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software. TBM, which aligns the...

2014-09-09 12:34:21

Latest Release of People and Talent Benchmarking Survey Brings HR Industry Insights to the C-Suite LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HR leaders have often looked to benchmarking to compare their organization's performance against industry peers and help their CEO and senior executives understand the financial and strategic impact of their function. Today, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) released an updated version of its People and Talent Benchmarking Survey, a complimentary, leading benchmarking...

2014-09-05 20:20:39

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biopharmaceutical leaders that are launching new products are often faced with the dueling challenges of containing costs while producing a successful launch. To handle these twin pressures, launch leaders need to know two things: what are adequate investment levels for the various launch activities and how much should they spend on each activity at key points pre-launch and at launch. According to recent research, brands tend to allocate...


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