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Competency Management: the Compass for Strategic Talent Management
This white paper examines how to use a competency-based approach to build behaviors, skills, and knowledge. It explains how to integrate competencies into all

astd roi  for Training and Development (ASTD) , competencies are areas of personal capability that enable people to perform successfully in their jobs by achieving outcomes or completing tasks effectively. A competency can be knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, or personal characteristics. Competencies can be defined for job, business, or management activities. They can be applied to individuals, teams, departments, countries and the enterprise. Here is an example from the Plateau Leadership Competency Library

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Manufacturing: Realizing Enterprise ROI


Today more than ever, companies are looking for near-term return on investment (ROI)—and the sooner, the better. That’s why successful solution vendors must now use a much more analytical approach to selling. Customers want assurances that an investment will pay for itself over an acceptable time period—either by increasing the top line, decreasing operating expenses, or both.

astd roi  Realizing Enterprise ROI Today more than ever, companies are looking for near-term return on investment (ROI)—and the sooner, the better. That’s why successful solution vendors must now use a much more analytical approach to selling. Customers want assurances that an investment will pay for itself over an acceptable time period—either by increasing the top line, decreasing operating expenses, or both. Read More

How Mobile RFID Systems Improve Operations and ROI


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce labor and prevent errors. But mobile RFID systems, with forklift-mounted readers, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs.

astd roi  Mobile RFID Systems Improve Operations and ROI Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce labor and prevent errors. But mobile RFID systems, with forklift-mounted readers, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs. Read More

Optimized IO Solutions to Maximize Blade Server ROI


So, you’ve made the switch from a traditional rack server to a blade server. Now, you want to maximize your blade server return on investment (ROI) and reduce your costs further. A variety of input/output (IO) products is out there, specially designed to comply with all original equipment manufacturer (OEM) blade hardware. The next step is to get the facts on how they can benefit you.

astd roi  IO Solutions to Maximize Blade Server ROI So, you’ve made the switch from a traditional rack server to a blade server. Now, you want to maximize your blade server return on investment (ROI) and reduce your costs further. A variety of input/output (IO) products is out there, specially designed to comply with all original equipment manufacturer (OEM) blade hardware. The next step is to get the facts on how they can benefit you. Read More

Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Two: Market Impact


Given Epicor's ordeal of the past and the fact that divesting several lateral products in 2001 will have greatly helped it achieve some much needed stability nowadays, one could wonder about the wisdom of the renewed Epicor’s appetite for acquisitions.

astd roi  Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact On July 9, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), announced that it has completed the acquisition of ROI Systems , a privately held competing ERP provider of manufacturing software solutions for approximately $20.7 million in an all cash transaction. And, on July 15, in a fashion similar to its fierce competitors, Microsoft Business Solutions and Best Software , Epicor announced the acquisition of a strategic suite Read More

Demonstrating the ROI of an ERP System


What kind of tangible return on investment (ROI) can you expect from your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: a lot more than you might expect. Purchasing ERP software represents a significant financial commitment, but in most cases, the software pays for itself within the first year—and will continue to generate cost savings for many years after. Where do these cost savings come from? Find out here.

astd roi  the ROI of an ERP System What kind of tangible return on investment (ROI) can you expect from your enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: a lot more than you might expect. Purchasing ERP software represents a significant financial commitment, but in most cases, the software pays for itself within the first year—and will continue to generate cost savings for many years after. Where do these cost savings come from? Find out here. Read More

Delivering on the Promise of Mobile ROI


Most companies have embraced mobility as a core strategic initiative and have deployed a number of solutions to meet their end users' and customers' needs, yet few companies have established any means of concretely measuring the success or failure of their mobility deployments and/or their mission-critical app extensions. And for the enterprises that do measure mobile ROI, they have difficulty determining what a suitable ROI should be. This white paper focuses on ways for enterprises to create guidelines and measurement criteria for the determination of the ROI of their mobile projects.

astd roi  on the Promise of Mobile ROI Most companies have embraced mobility as a core strategic initiative and have deployed a number of solutions to meet their end users' and customers' needs, yet few companies have established any means of concretely measuring the success or failure of their mobility deployments and/or their mission-critical app extensions. And for the enterprises that do measure mobile ROI, they have difficulty determining what a suitable ROI should be. This white paper focuses on Read More

The ROI of Human Resources Self-service


The role of human resources (HR) professionals has changed dramatically in recent years, as cost control and compliance measures vie for their time. Self-service intranet applications help employees and managers perform key HR activities themselves, reducing the need for HR professionals to get involved in routine minutiae—and allowing them to play a strategic role in their organizations.

astd roi  ROI of Human Resources Self-service The role of human resources (HR) professionals has changed dramatically in recent years, as cost control and compliance measures vie for their time. Self-service intranet applications help employees and managers perform key HR activities themselves, reducing the need for HR professionals to get involved in routine minutiae—and allowing them to play a strategic role in their organizations. Read More

Overall Approach to Data Quality ROI


Data quality is an elusive subject that can defy measurement and yet be critical enough to derail any single IT project, strategic initiative, or even a company. Of the many benefits that can accrue from improving the data quality of an organization, companies must choose which to measure and how to get the return on investment (ROI)—in hard dollars. Read this paper to garner an overall approach to data quality ROI.

astd roi  Approach to Data Quality ROI Data quality is an elusive subject that can defy measurement and yet be critical enough to derail any single IT project, strategic initiative, or even a company. Of the many benefits that can accrue from improving the data quality of an organization, companies must choose which to measure and how to get the return on investment (ROI)—in hard dollars. Read this paper to garner an overall approach to data quality ROI. Read More

Automated Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities


An automated data center promises to self-configure, self-optimize, and self-protect. When looking to implement an automated data center, one must consider best practices in user and resource provisioning, infrastructure availability, and user management. Doing so will allow automated data centers to expedite the automation processes in IT operations and administration; virtualization and provisioning; security; and availability.

astd roi  Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities Automated Enterprise: Many High-ROI Opportunities Featured Author - Tom Pisello - October 30, 2004 Introduction Major systems management vendors are presenting a new vision of the future data center, and success-minded CIOs should begin constructing a roadmap to the automated data center, with moderate steps that ensure return on investment (ROI). Automated data centers self-configure, self-heal, self-optimize, and self-protect. The underlying solutions Read More

ROI Summary for Riverbed’s Application Performance Management Portfolio


This summary, taken from the IDC white paper "The Business Value and ROI Achieved with Riverbed in Analyzing, Diagnosing, and Resolving Application Performance Issues," shows the key benefits of ROI for Riverbed’s application performance management portfolio, including key performance improvements and business value benefits for Riverbed SteelCentral.

astd roi  Summary for Riverbed’s Application Performance Management Portfolio This summary, taken from the IDC white paper The Business Value and ROI Achieved with Riverbed in Analyzing, Diagnosing, and Resolving Application Performance Issues, shows the key benefits of ROI for Riverbed’s application performance management portfolio, including key performance improvements and business value benefits for Riverbed SteelCentral. Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line


Managers weighing an investment in software for supply chain face pressure to be right. Looking for a precise calculation of ROI often results in making an uninformed decision. Part four discusses the difficulty in predicting the future.

astd roi  the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Part 4: Just Give Us the Bottom Line Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for Supply Chain Management Executive Summary    The competitive environment for every industry grows increasingly intense. Fast, reasonably accurate information about the impact of a software investment decision grows more critical. Many decision-makers look for an exact forecast of return on investment (ROI) from the purchase of a supply chain Read More

ROI Case Study: Sterling Commerce and Crowley Maritime


Crowley Maritime, offering a range of services such as shipping and barge towing, needs rapid customer billing and invoicing. The company’s electronic data interchange (EDI) volume increased by 500 percent over five years, and management wanted to sustain this growth without harming service delivery. Find out how an integration solution enabled Crowley to support new growth without adding new staff, while reducing costs.

astd roi  Case Study: Sterling Commerce and Crowley Maritime ROI Case Study If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sterling Commerce is a software company that helps our customers optimize and transform their Business Collaboration Network inside and outside the enterprise quickly, easily, and securely so they can accelerate revenues and reduce costs. Source : Sterling Commerce Resources Related to Return on Investment (ROI) : Return Read More

ROI Systems MANAGE-s Well Past 2000 Part 1: Recent Developments


ROI Systems' strategy in terms of enhancing its MANAGE 2000 product and its geographic coverage has apparently been paying off, which comes as a welcome news these days when many of its peers that have traditionally touted more glitzy products are facing the moment of truth. Its recent solid financial performance puts the company in the position of being able to move forward with its plans for further needed product enhancements, staffing expansion and company growth, at a time when many of its peers continue to struggle.

astd roi  Systems MANAGE-s Well Past 2000 Part 1: Recent Developments Event Summary On March 13, ROI Systems , Inc. ( www.roisystems.com ), a privately held provider of extended ERP software systems, with its headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, announced that Indiana-based Core Business Software Solutions (CBSS) would serve as a business partner in its Midwest region. CBSS, a technology consulting firm, will distribute and implement ROI Systems' MANAGE 2000 extended ERP system. CBSS's decision to distribute ROI's Read More

The ROI Dilemma - Part 1 - Look at how bad you Look!


If you're going to use ROI in order to find new business or, justify your solution, be careful. ROI is a loaded gun and you might just shoot yourself.

astd roi  ROI Dilemma - Part 1 - Look at how bad you Look! The Situation I sent the CFO a letter two months ago explaining why she should consider looking at new software. I told her I would contact her at precisely 8:00AM 12 December. At that time, her Administrative Assistant told me I'm sorry, she's in a meeting. Can I take a message? Being the persistent salesperson that I am, I've called five times since. I was never able to contact her. It's now half past six on 12 February and I figure Hey, maybe she's Read More