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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT

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Gain More from Your IT Projects
IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives

bad investment decisions  problems would look as bad as before. Staff turnover . Sometimes, inefficient operations create a history of high staff turnover. Inefficiencies may caused employees to work overtime most of the time. Now, whenever staff leave, time and resources are spent to employ and train someone else to take over. Newly trained staff are normally slower in their work compared to their peers. There will be a negative impact on productivity even with a new system is in place. Staff efficiency with computer systems and Read More...
What''s Wrong with Application Software? It''s the Economics
Enterprise architecture is a technology problem, not the business problem. The business problem is time, money, and quality. Focusing on modifications as an

bad investment decisions  would go from being bad to being OK if they are the results of real business needs. What kind of enterprise architecture will this be? Today, many have ideas and we will leave the technology decisions to the technologist. We are interested in the business impact of the total enterprise architecture, across the entire lifecycle of software. Lessons Learned We can learn a lot from application software itself. Listen to most application vendors today and they are preaching integration, advanced functions Read More...
Should You Cut Back or Freeze IT Spending in a Recession?
With little doubt that the US economy is in or near recession, the big question now is whether we’re heading into a global credit freeze and financial meltdown.

bad investment decisions  action for you. In bad times as in good, there are opportunities waiting to be found. Assuming that your organization’s circumstances don’t absolutely prevent it, you just have to be willing to buck the trends and find them. Read More...
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs
High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable

bad investment decisions  market factors, is simply bad business practice. Demand the Right Answer - Tools are available that can model the business impact of operational changes based on real costs and cost drivers. Do not accept decisions that lack the proper analytical support. Develop a Systematic Decision Infrastructure - Companies should establish a standardized infrastructure to enable systematic and fact-based decision-making. Such an infrastructure should consist of a decision-making process, supporting toolsets that prov Read More...
The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today''s difficult business to business (B2B

bad investment decisions  Proof Is in the ROI Introduction In helping clients develop their marketing position, I tell them that sooner or later, they have to dig down to uncover the truth about their products. Not what they think (and hope) is the products'' true nature and value, or what it was designed to be, but the real, bedrock truth. Digging takes effort, and you may not find what you thought was down there. But it''s necessary, because you had better be able to prove any claim you make. Positioning depends on being able Read More...
Protect Your Business Intelligence Investment
You’re planning to upgrade your business intelligence (BI) solution and can’t wait for implementation. But are you sure of how to take advantage of its key

bad investment decisions  Your Business Intelligence Investment You’re planning to upgrade your business intelligence (BI) solution and can’t wait for implementation. But are you sure of how to take advantage of its key value drivers, or which functionalities are best for your organization? And can you anticipate—and minimize—implementation risks? Find out how an upgrade assessment done by experienced professionals can help you develop a proven upgrade plan and lower associated costs. Read More...
E-Procurement Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies

bad investment decisions  Usability: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Adoption of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-based E-Procurement solutions has hit a plateau in recent years due to inherent usability deficiencies, exacerbated by heightened user expectations. It is now possible to leverage all the existing infrastructure of leading platforms with a friendlier, consumer-like user interface (UI) that can be rapidly deployed with minimal cost or change management impact. Find out how. Read More...
Making the Right Decisions with SCOR
In the relentless search for ever-improving returns on investment and market competitiveness, some of the world’s biggest corporations are applying a model

bad investment decisions  the Right Decisions with SCOR Making the Right Decisions with SCOR If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. IBS has developed a solution that delivers this information in clear, intuitive and secure portals. These portals can display graphs, charts, scorecards and tables that show the SCOR metrics data in its most beneficial form and allow key comparisons to be made across all aspects of the business. Source : IBS Read More...
Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions
Improving the decision process around inventory and supply chain flexibility will drive sustainable, measurable benefits in the near term that are

bad investment decisions  the mediocre, and the bad remains elusive. Yet, increasing the value of the corporation stands as an unyielding objective. Executives must answer this question: How much consistent positive pressure will a given initiative exert on the value of my company? Higher value for the enterprise often resides dormant in the supply chain. It is there for the taking for those executives who can see through the fog of propaganda and the plethora of possible projects to focus with clarity. The catalyst of Read More...
SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International
ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

bad investment decisions  Announces Investment in Catalyst International SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International S. McVey - September 1st, 1999 Event Summary ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc. In return, Catalyst will drop its NT platform development plans, and provide customer training, consulting and product customization services for SAP Logistics Execution System (LES), at its Supply Chain Read More...
Motorola Solutions Invests in Revionics
Motorola Solutions Inc., through its strategic investment arm Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, has invested in Revionics, a provider of merchandise

bad investment decisions  Solutions Invests in Revionics Motorola Solutions Inc. , through its strategic investment arm Motorola Solutions Venture Capital , has invested in Revionics , a provider of merchandise optimization solutions that enable retailers to transform from product-centricity to shopper-centricity and make data-driven merchandise planning decisions. This investment will be used to further accelerate Revionics’ global growth into new markets and expand research and development (R&D) efforts. Read More...
The Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment
In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard

bad investment decisions  Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard quantifiable evidence, like business impact or ROI, can be complex and seem out of reach in the face of rapid change and constrained L&D resources. This paper introduces a simplified process and toolkit, and Read More...
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense
Companies make decisions about their supply chains every day. But do they really understand the impact of their decisions on the P&L, Balance Sheet, and key

bad investment decisions  Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Decisions That Count Companies make decisions about their supply chains every day. The decisions may relate to introducing or retiring products, making changes to manufacturing or distribution capacity, or modifying market segments, channels or customers. In their efforts to improve productivity, companies also make decisions involving the introduction of new processes, outsourcing, new supply structures and technology. When companies Read More...

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