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Managing Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance


Initiatives to automate and streamline financial processes often focus more on reducing costs than adding value. Adding the kind of value you should have in your financial processes stands at the heart of a broader initiative known as governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Learn why embedding the components of GRC within your financial processes can help you track financial flows and alert you when things might go awry.

continuous process improvement ma  Manage Financial Processes , Continuous Process Improvement , Process Improvement Qualifications , End-to-end Processes for Financial . Contents Preface Introduction About the survey What the executives are saying Impact on decision-making What to keep in mind Conclusion Preface Managing risk through financial processes is an Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by SAP. The Economist Intelligence Unit bears sole responsibility for this report. The Economist Intelligence Unit?s editorial team Read More

Why Are CRM and Analytics Intrinsically Connected?


The new metrics of customer profitability, lifetime value, and wallet share are needed to supplement the traditional metrics of market share and penetration. Typical functional components of marketing automation include customer data cleansing and analysis tools, and campaign management systems.

continuous process improvement ma  with optimal processes providing continuous improvement in sales effectiveness, as well as providing balance and optimization to each enterprise sales channel. But, while SFA was designed to equip a sales force to close deals, it typically does not influence customer adoption, which is the tenet at the heart of CRM. SFA is about acquiring new customers, but the CRM is also concerned with identifying, servicing, retaining, and increasing profitable customer relationships. The technologies that CRM Read More

Aligning Business with IT through IT Portfolio Management and IT Governance


When business uncertainties are frequent and compliance with regulations is mandatory, it can be a challenge to keep information technology (IT) synchronized with strategy for maximum business value—while reducing IT cost. An IT portfolio management framework, coupled with an IT governance framework, can provide visibility into projects and IT assets, keeping them aligned to business objectives at all times.

continuous process improvement ma  IT Governance is a continuous process that: Ensures that application and project portfolio remain in strategic alignment Provides dashboard driven application portfolio and project monitoring Specifies decision-making authorities and makes them accountable. The framework will consist of policies, organization structures, roles and responsibilities and business metrics clearly defined and agreed upon. Depending upon the need, the framework should be supported by a good ITG tool. The ITG framework will Read More

Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems now support many organizations’ most important business processes, and house their most sensitive corporate data. As a result, senior management needs to fully understand both the timing and project plan before proceeding with any ERP upgrade. Learn how to plan and manage your next ERP upgrade project, and develop an overall corporate strategy for maintaining your ERP system.

continuous process improvement ma  another component of the continuous business process improvement program rather than a major company event. Research and Advice That Matter Founded in 1986, AMR Research provides subscription advisory services and peer networking opportunities to operations and IT executives in the consumer products, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail sectors. We are the No. 1 research firm focused on the intersection of business processes with value chain and enterprise technologies. AMR Research has published Read More

Do More with Less: The Five Strategies Used by Successful SMB Manufacturers


A common issue for small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers is how to increase revenue and grow their businesses without significantly adding staff. Unfortunately, these companies often emerge from the startup phase saddled with inefficient, manual processes that require extra people to maintain them. Learn how to position your company for more predictable business growth, without a reliance on adding more people.

continuous process improvement ma  the same staff. Adopting continuous improvement initiatives plays a critical role in sustaining these kinds of gains. Error Proofing and Six Sigma are important components of the Lean philosophy and business process improvement, both ensuring that defects are eliminated and processes are refined at each step of the manufacturing process. Metrics: Many companies find it difficult to realize their growth objectives as a result of addressing the wrong issues. This is usually due to the use of the Read More

Process vs Discrete ERP


When researching the right manufacturing software for your business, it is important to realize there is a difference between process and discrete software. A discrete software solution for a process manufacturing company will inevitably fall short, but after you identify your manufacturing operation and requirements, what is the next step? Learn about what guidelines to follow when viewing manufacturing software to ensure your company needs are addressed.

continuous process improvement ma  vs Discrete ERP When researching the right manufacturing software for your business, it is important to realize there is a difference between process and discrete software. A discrete software solution for a process manufacturing company will inevitably fall short, but after you identify your manufacturing operation and requirements, what is the next step? Learn about what guidelines to follow when viewing manufacturing software to ensure your company needs are addressed. Read More

A Guide to Selecting Process Enterprise Resource Planning Software


Today, the issue of regulatory compliance touches every enterprise, and process manufacturers are no exception. To answer the challenge of this new reality, vendors now offer enterprise resource planning systems with far more features and functionality than ever before. But how can an organization choose the right system to meet its business needs?

continuous process improvement ma  Guide to Selecting Process Enterprise Resource Planning Software Originally published - November 14, 2007 In today''s global economy, manufacturers are facing new challenges. One of the main issues today''s manufacturers must contend with is compliance. As new chemical engineering meets present-day demands in such industries as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and textiles, manufacturers must now adhere to both domestic and international standards. According to Technology Evaluation Centers '' ( TEC ''s) Read More

SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


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continuous process improvement ma  ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth Read More

Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report


Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

continuous process improvement ma  Dynamics GP 10.0 for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and Read More

AuraPortal BPMS Version 4.3 for Business Process Management Certification Report


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continuous process improvement ma  BPMS Version 4.3 for Business Process Management Certification Report AuraPortal BPMS Version 4.3 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Read More

Conviction is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process


You need conviction to skillfully handle the inevitable criticism during the positioning process. Otherwise, you're likely to try something different every time someone challenges you. This doesn't need to happen. Adopt a positioning process that includes an evaluation criterion.

continuous process improvement ma  is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process Conviction is an important intangible that can make or break your positioning strategy. You begin to develop conviction through research on your customer, competition, and channel. But that''s not enough to give you the conviction you need to stand up to powerful political forces in your company who may shoot holes even in your most compelling positioning statement. Complete conviction in your work comes from a positioning process that Read More

NPDI - Process Support: Implications for Supply Chain Teams


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continuous process improvement ma  - Process Support: Implications for Supply Chain Teams The key to success is an effective, collaborative NPDI process. New product development and introduction (NPDI) is the process of managing all activities and resources to bring a new product to market that meets customer needs and supports the business goals. Read More

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continuous process improvement ma  PLM for Process Industries The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. Read More

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