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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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How Companies Can Reduce Costs with Cloud-based Training


Today’s volatile economic climate has many regulated companies thinking differently about cost containment within all operations, particularly through training management. Here we outline 10 value drivers that affect ROI for employee training management among regulated companies, and how they can be achieved through cloud-based training management. See how learning systems delivered through the cloud can increase your ROI.

cost containment roi  companies thinking differently about cost containment within all operations, particularly through training management. Here we outline 10 value drivers that affect ROI for employee training management among regulated companies, and how they can be achieved through cloud-based training management. See how learning systems delivered through the cloud can increase your ROI. Read More

SAP Upgrade Success Story


Gruppo Tosinvest is by no means a single-process company. Beside a core focus on health care, it also runs businesses in the media, real estate, financial services, and engineering and construction sectors. With such an array of processes, controlling IT costs is of utmost importance. That’s why it decided to upgrade the enterprise software it had been running since 2001.

cost containment roi  , IT Costs , Cost Containment . GRUPPO TOSINVEST Multifaceted Company Upgrades to the SAP® ERP Application and Slashes IT Costs In times like these, when IT spending is increasingly subject to cutbacks but demand for growth and innovation is high, finding out how to get “more for less” is as crucial a task to a company’s IT department as making sure that applications run smoothly. In Rome, Gruppo Tosinvest managed to prove that this challenge, which can keep some IT managers awake at night, is Read More

Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Two: How Scala Complements Epicor


The merger looks like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Epicor obtains a foothold in some complementary geographic regions, and in certain discrete manufacturing and service industries it has not really penetrated in the past by acquiring a reasonably run vendor without much excessive baggage.

cost containment roi  in Scala''s restructuring and cost-containment exercise, still, with revenue of approximately EUR 74 million in 2002, which was a slight 4 percent growth over 2001, Scala then remained a prominent mid-market enterprise applications provider. Although its license revenue declined by 7 percent in 2002, the maintenance revenue increased by 23 percent, given that more than 90 percent of existing customers continued to pay for maintenance. This was, in part, due to an aggressive development program, which saw Read More

IFS To Be At Customers' (Web) Service


IFS invested heavily in both product development and worldwide growth infrastructure for a few years, now with that infrastructure in place, the company’s financial position has improved. This balancing of expenditures to promote global growth and improved cash flow has long been IFS’ mixed blessing conundrum. As the bigger vendors will intensify their mid-market aspirations, IFS continues to increase its marketshare worldwide, particularly in mid-market.

cost containment roi  year, IFS expects continued cost containment rationalization coupled with further, although tamed, growth to result in improved earnings for the rest of 2002. To that end, the product development will be more sharply focused on refining functionality, particularly within specific vertical industry segments that are of strategic interest for IFS and its premium partners. For example, highly focused development efforts are being made in the aviation and defense sectors in collaboration with BAE SYSTEMS-IFS Read More

Assessing the Drivers of Sales Performance


Outmoded measures are being used to develop marketing strategies and allocate resources. Existing go to market models often fail to consider the customer's total experience, and provides little information for planning. The solution is to reorient performance metrics to become value-driven.

cost containment roi  are managed with a cost and risk containment mindset that may not be complementary to the customer experience. Often, the metrics will revolve around productivity (e.g., calls handled per hour) as opposed to metrics (e.g., the time to resolve problems, or problems resolved during the first call). Fulfillment is really an aggregation for manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, or other delivery functions. Most of these functions operate with a productivity metric that is subject to some service level Read More

Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost


IT complexity drives cost and to a great extent, it is business management that drives IT complexity. Until IT architecture and infrastructure are simplified and configured into an adaptable platform, system design and construction will be fraught with wasteful work and non-essential components.

cost containment roi  to Drive Out IT Cost Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost J. Dowling - July 25, 2002 Introduction   Does it cost more to run an IT Department that uses two relational database management systems than only one? How about three? How about a company that uses twenty-one different shop floor control systems or a state government that has more than thirty purchasing systems? Let''s throw out the infinitesimal percentage of companies who do benefit from having multiple variants of the same Read More

Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service


Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services.

cost containment roi  Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service Introduction Who likes getting their car serviced? No one does, but the need for dependable transportation requires us to maintain our cars. A similar situation applies to maintaining a portfolio of technology hardware. The business depends on its reliability, so we must maintain it. This article focuses on how an organization acquires and manages that maintenance service cost-effectively. Identify the Enterprise Portfolio The first step Read More

ROI Systems MANAGE-s Well Past 2000 Part 1: Recent Developments


ROI Systems' strategy in terms of enhancing its MANAGE 2000 product and its geographic coverage has apparently been paying off, which comes as a welcome news these days when many of its peers that have traditionally touted more glitzy products are facing the moment of truth. Its recent solid financial performance puts the company in the position of being able to move forward with its plans for further needed product enhancements, staffing expansion and company growth, at a time when many of its peers continue to struggle.

cost containment roi  which has no upfront cost, offers a quick ramp-up for new partners by utilizing existing ROI Systems'' resources to fill critical roles as partners learn the capabilities of the application. These expansion aspirations came hand in hand with an impressive financial performance given the current economic milieu. On February 25, ROI Systems reported profitability for the year 2001. Results of ROI''s fiscal year ending December 31, 2001 reportedly show a dramatic increase in profitability over fiscal year Read More

Time to Value and ROI from BI: The QlikView Customer Experience


The impact of technology projects on organizations is increasingly under scrutiny. The purpose of return on investment (ROI) analysis is to provide a financial metric with which to measure such projects and provide a like-for-like comparison between initiatives that may have very different justifications and business benefits. This IDC Whitepaper provides a ROI analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution.

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How Mobile RFID Systems Improve Operations and ROI


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce labor and prevent errors. But mobile RFID systems, with forklift-mounted readers, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs.

cost containment roi  a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs. 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-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.

cost containment roi  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

ERP: Justifying the Cost


Many benefits accrue from deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Many of these are tangible or quantifiable in nature; you can calculate the savings immediately. However, other benefits may not be quantified so easily, but they are also important. This whitepaper looks at both tangible and intangible benefits of deploying an ERP solution and attempts to give you good justification for the costs involved.

cost containment roi  Justifying the Cost Many benefits accrue from deploying an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Many of these are tangible or quantifiable in nature; you can calculate the savings immediately. However, other benefits may not be quantified so easily, but they are also important. This whitepaper looks at both tangible and intangible benefits of deploying an ERP solution and attempts to give you good justification for the costs involved. Read More

The ROI Dilemma - Part 1 - Look at how bad you Look!


If you're going to use ROI in order to find new business or, justify your solution, be careful. ROI is a loaded gun and you might just shoot yourself.

cost containment roi  again increase. With her cost reductions and process improvements in place, as sales grow so will her profitability. With that type of information, I can reposition my emails, letters and telephone calls around her mindset. The call might now sound something like this. Karen, this is Bob Riefstahl with Future RFP Software and I''ve been spending time researching your organization. I noticed that you''ve been working hard at reducing costs in order to position your organization for future growth and 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."

cost containment roi  lead to a direct cost savings that will cover the software license fee in some specified period. Vendors generally express this by saying something like, Customers will get a ROI in less than a year. Some vendors attempt a more sophisticated approach. Perhaps they provide an Excel-based ROI calculator and some representative data. They encourage prospects to run the ROI calculation and discover your payback opportunity. I''m very leery of vendor ROI stories for enterprise application software. These Read More

The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing


Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers.

cost containment roi  Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers. Read More