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Unlocking the Value of Competencies: A Look at Competency-based Management
Does your company know the competencies it has and those it needs to support business growth? TEC analyst Sherry Fox looks at how a competency-based approach

business competencies  enhances the company’s strategic business value. Once a set of competencies has been identified, they can then be applied at the recruitment stage and throughout an employee's career—for appraisal, training, and reward purposes. These competencies can also be used and re-used (with periodic but minor updates) over time. Competency profiling can be divided into four main categories: Job competency profiling —profiling based on the specific tasks of a particular job (e.g., hiring, negotiations) Role Read More...
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Governance of Federated Business Models
During the last twenty years, businesses migrated from vertical integration to a virtual model, outsourcing all their non-core functions. This has created

business competencies  order to get the business units and internal functions in synch and pulling in the same direction. But a virtual business, which consists of many enterprises, does not have a CEO. Instead, it is governed by a series of relationships between firms, with one party often wielding disproportionate power in the relationship. Each of these peer-to-peer relationships is governed by executive-to-executive dialog, legal contracts, service level agreements, informal understandings, and human interactions at Read More...
Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

business competencies  ongoing business strategy and business environment. IT effciency measures its impact on the IT organization. In an effort to reduce costs and become more agile, IT organizations are increasingly developing enterprise architectures, establishing standards, and acquiring core competencies in key skill areas. How well a project complies or fits within this framework establishes its IT effciency. A project that does not conform to the architecture and/or standards will be more costly to implement and Read More...
Talent Management: The New Business Imperative
Studies and statistics suggest that, because of demographic trends, companies will soon face a shortage of talent. In response, many companies have begun

business competencies  needed. In its yearly business planning process, a North American eyeglass retailer recalibrates the number of retail store managers and field managers it will need, says the company's associate vice president of learning and talent management. But that's not enough: We plan to start doing this for three years at a time. Talent Management Initiatives Most large companies have processes for recruiting, reviewing and rewarding workers. Many do succession planning and learning management. Not many Read More...
Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO
By acquiring a leading PSA vendor and deciding to go public, in addition to the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship lawson.insight

business competencies  Software Means Business With PSA and IPO Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO P.J. Jakovljevic - July 31, 2001 Event Summary On June 29, Lawson Software , a provider of Internet-enabled business applications for service industries, announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Account4 , Inc ., a provider of Web-based Professional Services Automation (PSA) software. Through this acquisition, Lawson hopes to expand its software solution for professional service Read More...
Business Intelligence Portal (BI Portal) : Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report
This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and

business competencies  Portal (BI Portal) : Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to analytics, Read More...
IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Software for use with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator
As business data volumes expand, the biggest challenge for businesses is channeling reams of data into usable information that supports effective decision

business competencies  Cognos 8 Business Intelligence Software for use with SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator As business data volumes expand, the biggest challenge for businesses is channeling reams of data into usable information that supports effective decision-making. Organizations that invest in the SAP Netweaver Business Warehouse continuously seek new ways to leverage the power of all corporate data. Learn how some companies are deploying IBM Cognos business intelligence software in the SAP NetWeaver Read More...
Business Continuity: Are You Always Open for Business?
Limited resources dictate that most midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT

business competencies  midsize companies must support business continuity at the lowest cost and without putting additional pressure on scarce IT resources. But business continuity is more of a critical success factor than ever before. Customers won’t tolerate a lack of service availability. Midsize companies must find a way to ensure maximum business continuity, and reduce downtime—and costs. Learn more. Read More...
Crossing the Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence
For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be

business competencies  Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be. Often, skilled IT workers get stuck in low-level reporting roles, while business workers can’t access and analyze information fast enough to make strategic decisions. This discussion with an industry technologist offers some ideas for bridging the IT/business gap. Read More...
Extending Your SAP Applications to Better Manage Business Performance
IT professionals must fulfill a vast array of business user information needs in a fast-changing technical environment. To succeed, the technology companies

business competencies  Applications to Better Manage Business Performance IT professionals must fulfill a vast array of business user information needs in a fast-changing technical environment. To succeed, the technology companies choose must meet with a high rate of user adoption and satisfaction. Learn the challenges facing IT and find out how to provide users with the flexible, self-service business intelligence (BI) and planning capabilities that they need for performance management (PM). Read More...
SAP Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA: Delivering Real-time Business Value
Becoming a real-time business requires managing daily business transactions of your core business processes in real time, and capturing data from new sources

business competencies  Business Suite, Powered by SAP HANA: Delivering Real-time Business Value Becoming a real-time business requires managing daily business transactions of your core business processes in real time, and capturing data from new sources like social media or mobile apps. And you need to be able to analyze all this data. Ultimately, it requires people to be able to access real-time information on any device for immediate action. Read this white paper to learn about an in-memory platform and how it can you help Read More...
Business Intelligence that Works: Getting True Value out of Your Business Intelligence Investment
With business intelligence (BI), decision-makers can feel the organization’s pulse, evaluate the performance of key business functions, and take action based on

business competencies  Value out of Your Business Intelligence Investment With business intelligence (BI), decision-makers can feel the organization’s pulse, evaluate the performance of key business functions, and take action based on their analysis. However, many organizations invest time, money, and resources in BI processes, only to waste their newfound capabilities. Why? And, more importantly, how do you ensure that your BI solution won’t be one of them? Read More...
Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies
Business intelligence—or decision support—allows you to better understand, analyze, and predict what’s occurring within your company. BI turns data from

business competencies  Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies Business intelligence—or decision support—allows you to better understand, analyze, and predict what’s occurring within your company. BI turns data from financial, manufacturing, and sales systems into useful and meaningful information and then distributes it to people who need it. Midsize organizations have limited resources, so a BI solution should deliver low cost of ownership through off-the-shelf integration. Read More...
Delivering the Business Value of Automating Business Processes to Small and Medium Enterprise
Enterprises of all sizes today face common problems dealing with handling increasing business complexity while reducing costs. The solution continues to be the

business competencies  the Business Value of Automating Business Processes to Small and Medium Enterprise Delivering the Business Value of Automating Business Processes to Small and Medium Enterprise If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. While small Indian enterprises cite automating business processes and enhancing effectiveness as top priorities, Brazilian SMEs rely on SAP software mainly for achieving operational excellence and Read More...
Business Intelligence in SAP Business All-in-One: Improve Transparency and Agility
Business intelligence (BI) functionality can help your company gains visibility, insight, operational alignment, and accountability to increase revenue, margins

business competencies  Intelligence in SAP Business All-in-One: Improve Transparency and Agility Business intelligence (BI) functionality can help your company gains visibility, insight, operational alignment, and accountability to increase revenue, margins, and liquidity; streamline processes; improve agility; and become a best-run business. Find out more in this report about a preconfigured solution. Read More...

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