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Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

cost calculation  many 3PLs. Risk-Adjusted Total Cost Calculation One of the most promising recent advances in total cost calculation is the availability of off-the-shelf software for calculating the cost of demand/supply matching risks. These risks are typically very hard to pin a cost number on, yet they are often one of the largest elements of total cost. Consider the example of a typical SMI (supplier managed inventory) program. Most of these contracts specify a minimum and maximum setting, assuming a stable forecast Read More

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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

cost calculation  the result, duration, or cost of a development project will actually be. Selecting a Vendor The reliable way of selecting a vendor or product is to prepare an ROI calculation for each competing vendor or product solution, and pick the one that provides the most advantageous ROI over the expected useful life of the solution. It's essential that the calculations for all competing choices are based on providing equivalent results. Thus, an appropriate request for proposal (RFP) should charge the vendor with Read More
The ROI of Software as a Service
Many firms see software as a service (SaaS) as having a cost advantage over on-premise in the short run due to its quick implementation times and pay-as-you-go

cost calculation  (SaaS) as having a cost advantage over on-premise in the short run due to its quick implementation times and pay-as-you-go pricing. But many firms question the long-term value of SaaS, wondering if the rent-versus-own model has a cost crossover point? Discover how some firms have obtained long-term value with SaaS solutions as SaaS has moved into larger, more strategic deployments. Read More
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

cost calculation  generality comes at a cost of complexity, redundancy and lack of integration. All schemas must be independently defined in the ETL tool, separate from the downstream BI tool. This results in redundant metadata and significantly increased complexity. Such ETL tools have their own metadata, developer model, methods, syntax, libraries, etc. They require additional training and expertise. Moreover, redundancy creates greatly increased risk when modifying elements as all downstream impacts must be analyzed Read More
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

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Controlling Access Risk: Increase Visibility, Reduce the Time and Cost of Compliance
Managing end-user access to critical enterprise resources as part of an organization's IT governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) initiative helps

cost calculation  Reduce the Time and Cost of Compliance Managing end-user access to critical enterprise resources as part of an organization's IT governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) initiative helps companies to control access risk, provide real-time visibility for multiple stakeholders, and streamline regulatory compliance. This research shows that the leading performers in controlling access risk also realize tangible financial benefits. Read More
3 Components of an Effective Cost Management System
Success in today s manufacturing sector requires disciplined approaches to all aspects of business strategy. For process improvement, companies implemented lean

cost calculation  Components of an Effective Cost Management System Success in today s manufacturing sector requires disciplined approaches to all aspects of business strategy. For process improvement, companies implemented lean manufacturing programs. Data integration needs led to data warehouses and enterprise resource planning systems. Companies must now dedicate the same level of strategy and planning to developing a cost management process that drives results. Read More
It Pays to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers
One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering

cost calculation  to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering why—even after a successful implementation—their costs keep going up. When evaluating a mobile workforce automation project, companies should take the time to conduct a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to detect hidden costs—and avoid nasty surprises. Read More
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

cost calculation  TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More
Reducing Cost and Complexity in Legacy Systems
The need to maintain legacy applications in the face of evolving business requirements is not exclusive to IT organizations. However, IT developers face

cost calculation  Cost and Complexity in Legacy Systems The need to maintain legacy applications in the face of evolving business requirements is not exclusive to IT organizations. However, IT developers face specific challenges when reducing the complexity of applications and extending the life of database management systems (DBMS). Instead of getting disoriented along the murky paths of manual code inspection, learn about automated solutions that reduce complexity—and cost. Read More
Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions
To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods

cost calculation  Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs, but this can involve many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories and Pronto Software examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid executives in making faster, better sourcing decisions. Read More
Six Ways to Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions
We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in

cost calculation  Achieve Sustainable Supply Chain Cost Reductions We have all been through the experience of trying to hold on to hard won cost reductions in our supply chain operations in the face of unexpected changes in requirements. Read this white paper from Waer Systems to look at the factors that can derail sustainable cost reductions, and learn ways to improve sustainability of your cost reduction initiatives. Read More
Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective
For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever

cost calculation  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More
Lifecycle Cost Analysis: The Key to Asset Sustainability


cost calculation  Cost Analysis: The Key to Asset Sustainability Read More
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

cost calculation  The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection Mitigating Drawbacks Through The Use Of A Knowledge Base Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. With regard to technology selections, TEC describes a knowledge base as having three components: First , a comprehensive set of functional and technical criteria covering every functional area of an enterprise application (in this case, CRM). Second , a set of vendor ratings for the criteria on the Read More

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