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Unified Planning and Consolidation
Executive teams are under great pressure to maximize profitability, reduce costs, minimize risk, and improve stakeholder confidence. To be effective, they need

consolidation initiatives  Planning and Consolidation The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application unifies and streamlines the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation and management reporting for the enterprise - improving budget cycle times, driving compliance with regulatory and financial standards, helping reduce external audit costs, instilling confidence, and reducing business

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Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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BPM Product Review: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation


SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Find out about this business process management (BPM) product's strengths and challenges, and gain analyst insight into whether you should evaluate it for your BPM selection project.

consolidation initiatives  SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Founded in 1972 and currently based in Waldorf (Germany), SAP AG is well known for developing one of the most popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, the SAP ERP system.   In 2007, SAP acquired France-based BusinessObjects, at the time one of the leaders in the business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) spaces. With this acquisition, SAP gained entrance to the BI space as a bona fide leader, with a Read More

Does NavisionDamgaard Merger Mark Further Mid-Market Consolidation?


While the higher end of ERP market has (surprisingly) experienced only limited merger & acquisition activity during 2000 (mainly seen in ERP losers been devoured by ERP outsiders), the mid-market has seen more significant intra-market activity. The latest one was the merger between Navision Software and Damgaard.

consolidation initiatives  in the current international consolidation in the industry, says Jesper Balser, CEO of Navision Software. Navision Solutions is primarily designed for small-to-mid-sized companies. It scales from 5 to 300 users depending on the application setup. Damgaard Axapta is primarily designed for mid-sized and larger companies and can be scaled for up to 1,000 users. The merger might also generate considerable synergy through a strengthening of the sales and marketing efforts. The current CEOs of Navision Read More

Who Alleges The PRM Market Consolidation?


Many surveys have purported that there are twice as many manufacturers that cannot integrate their ordering systems with those of their partners and distribution channels than those that can, leaving them vulnerable in terms of brand management due to poor visibility.

consolidation initiatives  Alleges The PRM Market Consolidation? PRM vs CRM While many debates will still rage about PRM's (Partner Relationship Management) relation to customer relationship management (CRM) (i.e., whether the first is only a cousin or a child of the latter) and about its stand-alone viability, it is certain that there has been a need and demand for PRM, albeit the area has been a moving target ever since its relatively recent advent. While even during the dot.com euphoria many were dreaming about Read More

A Pragmatic Approach to Server and Data Center Consolidation


Server and data center consolidation has never been more important. Issues such as server sprawl and increasing costs have made consolidation the number one priority among IT managers. New virtualization technologies, however, are helping data centers combat these problems. Learn about the factors that are driving consolidation initiatives today, and find out what best practices can be used for ensuring its success.

consolidation initiatives  factors that are driving consolidation initiatives today, and find out what best practices can be used for ensuring its success. Read More

Case Study: Blue Mountain Resort


Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort, needed a comprehensive software package to manage budgeting, consolidation, reporting, and forecasting. Its existing system was not automated and couldn’t handle all of the company’s data input. The new system, Cognos TM1, allows real-time adjustments to be made to schedules, budgets, and inventories, resulting in reduced costs. Find out about the other benefits.

consolidation initiatives  package to manage budgeting, consolidation, reporting, and forecasting. Its existing system was not automated and couldn’t handle all of the company’s data input. The new system, Cognos TM1, allows real-time adjustments to be made to schedules, budgets, and inventories, resulting in reduced costs. Find out about the other benefits. Read More

Project Management Office: Framework Strategy


IT initiatives driven within silos, where each department maintain its own project management office, inhibits the overall cohesiveness and effectiveness of corporate strategy. This document outlines best practices to centralize and deliver a scalable and robust project management framework strategy.

consolidation initiatives  Management Office: Framework Strategy Executive Summary This report describes an overall strategy that will enable most organizations involved in the utilization of project management best practices to improve their project outcomes by establishing a centralized project management office (PMO) framework strategy. Typically, most large corporations drive their IT initiatives in a silo fashion, by department or division, using the project management standards, guidelines, tools, and techniques of Read More

Integration and Consolidation of Business Intelligence within Business Performance Management


A growing measure of business performance is financial performance management. Leveraging business intelligence (BI) to map business performance goals requires integrating and consolidating information. Systems Union is embarking on a strategy to triumph in this market.

consolidation initiatives  and Consolidation of Business Intelligence within Business Performance Management BI Helps Measure BPM Widespread confusion still persists over the difference between business performance management (BPM) and business intelligence (BI). The difference is best described this way: if BPM is the goal, then BI is the way to reach that goal. Combined, they assess performance management , which helps organizations align strategies by tracking and analyzing key performance indicators (KPI). BPM is the Read More

Compliance and Traceability in Manufacturing


Manufacturers focus on compliance and traceability initiatives for a variety of reasons, including compliance to regulatory mandates and mitigating risk of product recalls. Companies are increasingly focused on reducing manufacturing costs and particularly the cost of poor quality with end-to-end traceability of product and processes. Read here to know the key capabilities that help compliance and traceability initiatives.

consolidation initiatives  and Traceability in Manufacturing Manufacturers focus on compliance and traceability initiatives for a variety of reasons, including compliance to regulatory mandates and mitigating risk of product recalls. Companies are increasingly focused on reducing manufacturing costs and particularly the cost of poor quality with end-to-end traceability of product and processes. Read here to know the key capabilities that help compliance and traceability initiatives. Read More

Geac Gets Its Commonsense Share Of Consolidation, With Revolving Door CEOs No Less Part Two: Market Impact


Geac is now a financially conservative, stable but acquisitive organization that has remained profitable despite the general IT industry downturn. Geac’s future focus on delivering new functionality to its heartland of existing customers and industry verticals, while building out its technology to make its existing products more future-proof, seems prudent. Geac is also targeting new customers through Extensity, Comshare and other front-end applications.

consolidation initiatives  planning, budgeting, forecasting, and consolidation software should allow Geac to cross-sell this broad range of BPM products to its existing customers, and to bolster its System21, SmartStream , and possibly even mainframe-based E-Series and M-Series product lines. The fact that both companies have experienced strategic and financial quandaries in recent years, and that they have largely weathered the storm, would be another interesting coincidence. More on a down note, however, Geac still remains Read More

Architecting SANs for Successful Deployments


The first step to a successful storage area network (SAN) implementation is preplanning. Architecting a SAN not only helps solve issues of storage consolidation, it facilitates day-to-day data center support and maintenance. A SAN investment should save support dollars, not require additional support resources. With a sound implementation strategy, costly upgrades—and many headaches—can be avoided.

consolidation initiatives  solve issues of storage consolidation, it facilitates day-to-day data center support and maintenance. A SAN investment should save support dollars, not require additional support resources. With a sound implementation strategy, costly upgrades—and many headaches—can be avoided. Read More

Has The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated?


Although the recent spate of acquisitions in the business intelligence market, especially marked with Business Object’s acquisition of Crystal, Hyperion’s acquisition of Brio, and Actuate’s acquisition of Nimble, may bear resemblance to the raging consolidation in the ERP market, the underlying reasons for the first one are not that simplistic.

consolidation initiatives  The BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? Event Summary The frantic first week of June that marked an outright internecine war in the ERP space, seems to have been somewhat repeated in the second half of July, but this time in the business intelligence (BI) market. The following acquisitions were announced: Business Objects will acquire Crystal Decisions Hyperion will acquire Brio Software Actuate Corporation has completed the acquisition of Nimble Technology Geac and SSA GT have Read More

The ROI of Talent Management


Over the past decade, talent management initiatives have become one of the top priorities within global organizations. While the business value of talent management investments is often recognized discretely through increased efficiency, organizations have frequently found it challenging to quantify the actual business impact or return on investment of their talent management initiatives.

consolidation initiatives  ROI of Talent Management Over the past decade, talent management initiatives have become one of the top priorities within global organizations. While the business value of talent management investments is often recognized discretely through increased efficiency, organizations have frequently found it challenging to quantify the actual business impact or return on investment of their talent management initiatives. Read More

Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part Two: Sorting Through Claims


ROI (return on investment) has taken on new importance in examining business initiatives and programs that often involve deployment of enterprise software and information technology. In some cases, "Show me the ROI" has become a smokescreen for "Let's wait and see" or, "Go away. Don't bother me."

consolidation initiatives  ROI is it Anyway? Part Two: Sorting Through Claims ROI claims from technology vendors—the first liar doesn't stand a chance Confronted by the demands of today's market, enterprise software vendors at the very least play lip service to ROI selling. For many, this means showing prospects that under some average or typical conditions, implementing the software can lead to a direct cost savings that will cover the software license fee in some specified period. Vendors generally express this by saying Read More