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New-world Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today’s Corporate Environment
The concepts of return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) have been used for decades in enterprise evaluations of IT investments, including

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Time was, information technology (IT) systems lasted much longer. Organizational restructuring was uncommon, as business did not really require it. However, with ever-shrinking business cycles, IT must now be capable of quickly adapting to changing business needs. That’s why present-day IT systems must be built to change—and services-oriented architecture (SOA) may just hold the key.

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Optiant Going to a (Much) Better Place: Logility - Part 3


Part 1 of this series analyzed the late-March acquisition of long-struggling inventory optimization (IO) provider Optiant by long well-performing supply chain management (SCM) provider Logility. I then discussed Logility’s acquisition history to set the stage for the current offerings that Optiant will join.The 2004 acquisition of Demand Management, Inc. (DMI) and its Demand Solutions brand was

calculate return on investment tco  shipping). Users can also calculate and store award points by vendor, which allows buyers to view how close they are to achieving specific goals with their suppliers. As in other Logility Voyager modules, the IO technology will be sold standalone to customers that do not require the full Voyager suite. Eventually, the Optiant and Powerchain brand names will be phased out in favor of Voyager. Based on how Logility has handled its two previous acquisitions, I don’t doubt its success with Optiant. Chris Read More

Who the Heck Needs ROI?


Ten common errors prevent return on investment (ROI) calculations from being used as much or as well as possible. Avoiding intuitive decision making and basing ROI on quantifiable factors is essential to the success of major decisions, including software selection.

calculate return on investment tco  Payback Typically, ROI users calculate two basic measures. The simpler measure is the payback period, or the length of time it takes for the cumulative return to equal the cumulative investment cost. Ordinarily, investment spending must occur before the investment starts producing benefits. The longer an investment's payback period, the riskier and less attractive the investment is. Similarly, the larger the initial investment, the riskier and less attractive it is; and not surprisingly, larger Read More

Enterprise Applications: The Cost of Keeping Current… Or Not


During difficult times it may be tempting to postpone upgrades, treating them as discretionary or optional projects, when in fact they could very well provide a path to doing more with less. Return on investment (ROI) becomes even more important in a down economy. Find out why upgrading may be the most effective and direct way for your organization to increase productivity, improve customer service, and reduce costs.

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Salesforce.com Forms a Venture Capital Investment Fund


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Focus on Process to Reduce Your Recruiting Costs


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SAP Business Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing


TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm takes a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum.

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Return on Investment for Automatic Time and Labor Management


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xTuple xChange, Add on to Your ERP


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Aftereffects of Recession on IT Investment: Building a Robust IT Investment Model


The global economic recession has put immense pressure on companies to cut costs—particularly IT-related expenditure. Companies were often forced to run only a few projects with regulatory impact and immovable deadlines, proceeding against very lean budgets. Recently, key economies such as the US and China have started to show signs of recovery. Learn more about how the recession has had an impact on IT investment.

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The Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management


Managing a newly deployed voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) integration project is not as easy as some IT managers believe it to be. Delivering voice traffic over the IP network is time-consuming, and requires the right tools and a proper budget. To fully understand the costs associated with IP telephony implementation, businesses must first conduct a thorough evaluation of their management options—prior to deployment.

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On-premise to On-demand: The Software as a Service Opportunity for Independent Software Vendors


Predictions of the death of software are overstated. In reality, businesses are becoming more reliant on technology, not less. What’s changing, however, is the number of options available for managing, delivering, and paying for software applications. Many independent software vendors recognize the benefits of offering software as a service--a delivery alternative that can present long-term benefits for all parties.

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