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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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Vendor Viability (Size) vs. Customer Intimacy
After almost a decade of following the enterprise applications market via insightful, sometimes exhaustive (and exhausting) free research articles (which will

bad investment decisions  I admit to my bad manners and looking over Aleks'' shoulder, having been seated next to him). And no, Aleks doesn''t strike me as a dictatorial control freak or a micro-manager, but rather as a workaholic and a dedicated young entrepreneur -- ironically, despite being a majority owner, Aleks admits being outvoted by other leaders at Webcom, in some instances, about some product or marketing decisions. Aleks is proud of not having any venture capital (VC) investment (which he refuses to consider time and 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
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
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
Return on Investment for Automatic Time and Labor Management
Card auditing and calculating takes a great deal of time, particularly for companies using full-time time-keepers to calculate and audit time cards. If the time

bad investment decisions  on Investment for Automatic Time and Labor Management Card auditing and calculating takes a great deal of time, particularly for companies using full-time time-keepers to calculate and audit time cards. If the time cards are handwritten, it takes even more time to review, calculate, edit, and (typically) re-enter the data into a payroll system. However, automation reduces audit time by pre-processing punches against rules defined within the system. Read More
Tips for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment
As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their

bad investment decisions  for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their business. Yet because the recovery remains uncertain, organizations remain concerned with squeezing the most from their IT investment dollars. Download this white paper to learn about two strategies organizations can employ to maximize the returns from their ERP investments. Read More
Integrated by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin
Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many

bad investment decisions  by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many insurers rely on legacy systems that are out-dated, expensive to maintain, limited in portfolio visibility, ineffective for assessing risk exposure in a timely fashion, and heavily reliant on time-consuming, error-prone manual reconciliation. Find out more. Read More
Bring Business Intelligence to All Your Users
All employees in your company are responsible for making sound decisions, and they must base their decisions on relevant and timely information. When users

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Making Asset Investment Planning Work: Unlock the True Potential of Your Current Spend
Utility and energy sector executives face a litany of critical industry demands. Mandatory reliability standards and environmental compliance, along with

bad investment decisions  Asset Investment Planning Work: Unlock the True Potential of Your Current Spend Utility and energy sector executives face a litany of critical industry demands. Mandatory reliability standards and environmental compliance, along with expanding capacity requirements, must be factored into increasingly complex operating plans. Struggling to maximize your aging infrastructure and ensure every investment yields maximum return? Learn how you can get more done with asset investment planning. Read More
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?
IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows

bad investment decisions  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment? Introduction Companies have retrenched from their previously typical IT investment pattern. Behind the change is an increasing reliance on financial measures to justify IT investment. IT investments are not well suited to traditional financial analysis. Nevertheless, IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments. Initial estimates of cash flows from IT projects Read More
Solace: The Only Complete Messaging Solution for Single Dealer Platforms
Three kinds of messaging need to be supported in Single Dealer Platforms (SDPs) in investment banking: real-time for quote distribution, persistent for order

bad investment decisions  The Only Complete Messaging Solution for Single Dealer Platforms Three kinds of messaging need to be supported in Single Dealer Platforms (SDPs) in investment banking: real-time for quote distribution, persistent for order flow, and streaming over the web to rich internet applications. It has historically taken three separate messaging products to meet these needs, but the implementation and integration of these systems introduces many challenges, including the complexity and fragility of the 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.

bad investment decisions  - 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 working late . With my Read More
Leveraging Customer Lifetime Value to Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI)
As one-to-one marketing begins to permeate mainstream business practices, organizations in highly competitive markets struggle to gain an advantage. Thus, as

bad investment decisions  Customer Lifetime Value to Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) As one-to-one marketing begins to permeate mainstream business practices, organizations in highly competitive markets struggle to gain an advantage. Thus, as part of an ongoing effort to differentiate products and services, best-in-breed organizations are now using a tool called “customer lifetime value,” a metric that projects a customer’s value over the entire span of that customer s relationship with a company. Read More
The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions
Driving sustainable growth requires profitability-focused planning and performance management. Most companies have some type of profitability reporting@but many

bad investment decisions  Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP Americas is a subsidiary of SAP AG, the world''s largest business software company and the third-largest software supplier overall. SAP Americas'' corporate headquarters is located in Newtown Square, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Read More

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