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Practices for Selecting WAN Optimization Solutions: Benchmarking Performance ROI
As businesses become increasingly dependent on the effective delivery of IT services over global networks, technologies that optimize application performance

benchmarking performance  Selecting WAN Optimization Solutions: Benchmarking Performance ROI As businesses become increasingly dependent on the effective delivery of IT services over global networks, technologies that optimize application performance over wide area networks (WANs) become more competitive. But how do you know which WAN to choose when there are so many solutions on the market? By learning about WAN best practices and principles, and by making comparative evaluations of competing vendors’ offerings.

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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How to Outsell the Competition: The Benchmarking Edge for Successful Sales Execution


Benchmarking is a process where companies compare their performance over time against their competition. In doing so, they can identify where their strengths lie and where improvement may be needed. The point of benchmarking is to focus on areas that will yield the best return. For companies to succeed in their benchmarking efforts and gain a sustained competitive advantage, five key steps should be considered.

benchmarking performance  organizations make when deploying benchmarking principals. They measure performance internally and historically and settle for performance that is well below average. Benchmarking Phase 1 - Internal / Leading: The first phase of rolling out an improved benchmarking approach was to measuring leading indicators of sales success. This company rolled out the tracking the following metrics for each call center rep: Number of inbound calls taken Number of outbound calls made Number of appointments made Number o Read More

QLogic vs. Emulex 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA: Performance Benchmarking with Oracle Workloads


A critical element of storage area network performance is the selection and deployment of a host bus adapter (HBA) with the right architecture. But high-performance database solutions also need to be complemented by high-performance and scalable input/output connectivity. Choosing the wrong components can result in management complexity—and severely limit an organization’s overall business agility.

benchmarking performance  Fibre Channel HBA: Performance Benchmarking with Oracle Workloads A critical element of storage area network performance is the selection and deployment of a host bus adapter (HBA) with the right architecture. But high-performance database solutions also need to be complemented by high-performance and scalable input/output connectivity. Choosing the wrong components can result in management complexity—and severely limit an organization’s overall business agility. Read More

The Sales Benchmarking Primer


Sales benchmarking is a diagnostic discipline that objectively identifies opportunities for sales-related performance improvement and enables best-practice solutions. This Sales Benchmarking Primer includes two important chapters from the best-selling book Making the Number—and provides a process-based framework for marketing and sales that can help your company survive and prosper in an unstable economy.

benchmarking performance  Sales Benchmarking Primer Sales benchmarking is a diagnostic discipline that objectively identifies opportunities for sales-related performance improvement and enables best-practice solutions. This Sales Benchmarking Primer includes two important chapters from the best-selling book Making the Number—and provides a process-based framework for marketing and sales that can help your company survive and prosper in an unstable economy. Read More

Benchmarking: How Am I Really Performing?


Benchmarking, as defined by the dictionary, is "a standard against which something can be measured or assessed." But what is benchmarking? What does it do? Why should I do it? What do I benchmark? And how can it help me?

benchmarking performance  What Does Benchmarking Do? Benchmarking simply means that we measure our performance against a standard. This standard can be almost anything, but it is much more meaningful if we measure our performance in relation to our peers, and to other stores of similar size and type. Benchmarking gives us a goal to achieve. It helps us focus our day-to-day work on the important things that can help our business. The key thing to remember is that the end product of benchmarking is happy and satisfied customers and Read More

The Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009


Business performance management (BPM) is a set of processes, frameworks, and systems for planning, measuring, communicating, and monitoring business results. In July 2009, Forrester conducted evaluations of 10 business performance solutions (BPS) vendors: Board International, Clarity Systems, Host Analytics, IBM Cognos, Infor, Longview Solutions, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Tagetik. Find out what they learned.

benchmarking performance  Forrester Wave: Business Performance Solutions, Q4 2009 Business performance management (BPM) is a set of processes, frameworks, and systems for planning, measuring, communicating, and monitoring business results. In July 2009, Forrester conducted evaluations of 10 business performance solutions (BPS) vendors: Board International, Clarity Systems, Host Analytics, IBM Cognos, Infor, Longview Solutions, Oracle, SAP, SAS Institute, and Tagetik. Find out what they learned. Read More

Asset Performance Management: The Secret to Uncovering Hidden Profits and Ending Operating Surprises


Top performers optimize their assets. It’s true in any field—sports, the arts, and business. Yet in business, optimizing performance of capital assets often plays distant runner-up to the more glamorous pursuit of top-line growth. That’s not surprising, given the importance of increasing sales revenue. But it can cost you—and lead to operating surprises that are even more punishing.

benchmarking performance  Performance Management: The Secret to Uncovering Hidden Profits and Ending Operating Surprises Asset Performance Management: The Secret to Uncovering Hidden Profits and Ending Operating Surprises If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infor makes business software better. Infor EAM Business Edition is a web-based enterprise asset management solution, enabling mid-size enterprises to control asset-related functions Read More

Supplier Performance Management


GNX Supplier Performance Management is a web-based application that enables companies to establish, track and report performance metrics for a large supplier base, with a collaborative platform to proactively resolve and avoid problems.

benchmarking performance  Performance Management GNX Supplier Performance Management is a web-based application that enables companies to establish, track and report performance metrics for a large supplier base, with a collaborative platform to proactively resolve and avoid problems. Read More

New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance


In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

benchmarking performance  Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of tough markets, tight margins, escalating costs, and increased competition. In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise , learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company overcome these challenges. You'll discover how improved communications through supplier portals, EDI, and kanban loops allows you to achieve higher levels of supplier trust, Read More

Fault Meets Performance -- Comprehensive Infrastructure Management Part 2: The Solution


Seamless integration of real-time problem detection and historical trend analysis helps companies keep their IT infrastructures delivering peak performance.

benchmarking performance  Meets Performance -- Comprehensive Infrastructure Management Part 2: The Solution A View of Historical Trends Performance management technology emerged in 1995, giving IT managers the ability to see the errors, capacities and behaviors of their devices. While fault management tells IT staffs whether a device is up or down, performance management tells them more about these devices so that they can understand the context of what is going on. Usually, performance relies on SNMP polling to assess the Read More

Why Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization


Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance.

benchmarking performance  Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance. Read More

Enterprise Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond


Financial performance management—often categorized as one aspect of enterprise performance management—can help chief financial officers (CFOs) maximize their companies’ profitability, protect against non-compliance, and optimize efficiency by ensuring delivery of information when it is needed, in context. Learn more about a solution that can help you adapt to rapid business change and predict future financial performance.

benchmarking performance  Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond Enterprise Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Read More

Sales Performance Management


A productive sales force must concentrate on acquiring, growing, and retaining profitable relationships with its clients. This requires clear, detailed views of prospects, customers, and the market—and the ability to turn insight into action. The right sales force automation (SFA) system can help you determine priorities and action plans to achieve the best results with your customers—and boost your profit margins.

benchmarking performance  Performance Management Sales Performance Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. With SAP CRM, you transform your direct and indirect sales force into a team of knowledgeable and trusted advisors – fostering efficient collaboration between sales, marketing, and service teams to align efforts on fulfilling customer needs. Source : SAP Resources Related to Sales Performance Management : Customer Relationship Read More

Managing Performance Data for Business Advantage: A Targeted Approach to Performance Management


Performance reviews are an essential and productive use of employee and manager time. A well-defined competency model can discover insights into individual, workgroup, and even entire workforce performance, helping enterprises gain true business advantage in their industries and marketplaces. Employee consultations and reviews, appraisals, and developmental decisions no longer need to exist as isolated business functions.

benchmarking performance  Performance Data for Business Advantage: A Targeted Approach to Performance Management Performance reviews are an essential and productive use of employee and manager time. A well-defined competency model can discover insights into individual, workgroup, and even entire workforce performance, helping enterprises gain true business advantage in their industries and marketplaces. Employee consultations and reviews, appraisals, and developmental decisions no longer need to exist as isolated business Read More

Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance


Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management system (CMMS) or an enterprise asset management (EAM) is a useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability. Reprinted with permission from Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazine.

benchmarking performance  CMMS to Improve PdM Performance Use CMMS to Improve PdM Performance Speaking with numerous maintenance professionals across multiple industries, invariably the conversation seems to center on how to create an optimal balance of proactive and reactive maintenance and how to get there. The discussions often come disguised in modern-day labels, such as lean, reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), and total productive maintenance (TPM). However, there's no mistaking the underlying issues: companies need Read More