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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 metrics  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...
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6 HR Metrics No Executive Should Be Without
In an economic climate characterized by cost-cutting and increased regulatory requirements, HR faces growing demands to communicate the value it creates in ways

cost metrics  things such as recruitment costs, employee retention rates, and employee satisfaction metrics. With such metrics in hand, HR is better able to deliver additional value, savings, and increased productivity to the business. Read this white paper to learn more about the benefits of using BI tools to deliver strategic metrics to HR. Read More...
6 Metrics No Executive Should Be Without
In an economic climate characterized by cost-cutting and increased regulatory requirements, organizations face growing demands to reduce employee turnover and

cost metrics  turnover and cut unnecessary costs across the board. For chief executives and financial business leaders, that means moving away from soft measurements and adopting quantifiable metrics to monitor the overall business. Detailed metrics can help companies more effectively utilize their HR data to make fact-based decisions about their human capital investments. This paper highlights some of the most valuable strategic metrics that BI tools can deliver to CFOs and executives. 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

cost metrics  top floor visibility. Besides cost control, the top improvements companies expect to see from their supply chain transformations are: Improved new product introduction success (72%), reduced lead times to customers (68%), improved perfect order metrics (66%), and lower inven- tory requirements (64%). As will be seen in Chapter 2, the Best in Class are far ahead in realizing these goals. Chapter Two: Key Business Value Findings Key Takeaways   Although most companies are attempting supply chain Read More...
Make Sure Metrics Don’t Kill Your Business
Measuring programming progress by lines of code islike measuring aircraft building progress by weight.—Bill GatesBusiness metrics—the quantifiable

cost metrics  are profit, net income, cost of goods, and services sold. Almost everyone agrees about the importance and benefits of being able to measure performance in order to make it possible for an organization to improve business performance, make more sales, or increase customer satisfaction. But metrics when defined and managed improperly can not only give poor results but also mislead and create more problems than they solve. Why? In the important 1998 paper Metrics: You Are What You Measure!, it’s explained Read More...
Tightening the Chain-Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
As companies struggle to control costs, the supply chain and management of supply resources have come under scrutiny. The supply chain is one area where a

cost metrics  and examine methods of cost reduction within the supply chain. Definition of a Third Party Logistics Provider The use of a 3PL has become a cost-effective way for small to medium businesses (SMBs) to compete against larger organizations. A 3PL charges for storage, labor, technology, and integration, or a combination of these services. This type of model enables a company to operate a virtual warehouse cycle without the physical entity (however, a company that uses a 3PL always owns the inventory being Read More...
Outsourcing Security Part 2: Measuring the Cost
Evaluating the cost of outsourcing can be challenging because most organizations cannot fully estimate the financial impact of such a decision.

cost metrics  Part 2: Measuring the Cost Introduction For organizations of all sizes, outsourcing security is becoming an increasingly attractive method for maintaining a strong security posture. In fact, outsourced security is the fastest growing segment of the information security services market, according to a recent Gartner Dataquest study. Often, the decision to outsource security is based on cost: Can the company effectively outsource or co-source security management functions while still realizing a good Read More...
Lifecycle Cost Analysis: The Key to Asset Sustainability


cost metrics  Cost Analysis: The Key to Asset Sustainability 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 metrics  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...
Enterprise Management Systems: Realized Cost Savings for CIOs
A company’s IT assets make up the largest portion of its overall IT budget. Properly managing these assets is key to ensuring each IT dollar is well spent. An

cost metrics  Management Systems: Realized Cost Savings for CIOs A company’s IT assets make up the largest portion of its overall IT budget. Properly managing these assets is key to ensuring each IT dollar is well spent. An IT asset management (ITAM) solution, such as an enterprise management system (EMS), combines hardware and software inventory with software distribution and application, and remote functionality that can ensure IT assets are optimally set up and used. Learn how. Read More...
Controlling Project Cost Overruns
This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost

cost metrics  Project Cost Overruns This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed. Read More...
Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP
Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer

cost metrics  Project Cost in Project ERP Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer procure construct, or services. This white paper covers organizational and technology barriers to capturing project cost, along with criteria for selecting the ideal ERP for effective project costing for your organization. Read More...
IT Security- What You Don't Know Can Cost You Big
In the white paper 7 essential steps to security risk reduction, you'll learn about a program that quantifies your security system's ability to han...

cost metrics  You Don't Know Can Cost You Big You have a network and data security system in place. But can you measure its level of effectiveness? Or its preparedness to respond to new threats? If you can't, you're flying blind, and it could cost you. Without the ability to monitor and measure the state of your security system, you're giving up the ability to truly manage it—and that could mean the difference between failure and success. In the white paper 7 Essential Steps to Security Risk Reduction , you'll learn Read More...
Managing Product Recalls to Reduce Risk and Minimize Cost
Food and beverage producers need to effectively address the impact of industry-specific requirements and legal mandates on their businesses. Since 2002, the

cost metrics  Reduce Risk and Minimize Cost Managing Product Recalls to Reduce Risk and Minimize Cost If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. For more than 30 years, companies that have joined the Sage family have assisted small and midsized businesses with a wide range of business management applications and services. Source : Sage Software Resources Related to Enterprise resource planning (ERP) : Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More...
Metrics that Matter: The Most Effective KPIs to Transform Your Business
Sophisticated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence tools have made it possible to quickly calculate and report key performance

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