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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.

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Human Capital Analytics: The Metrics That Matter


Most organizations are capturing thousands of pieces of data about their employees on a daily basis, but it can be hard to focus on the data that really matters. In this article, TEC research analyst Sherry Fox explores the concept of human capital analytics and pinpoints five key steps for organizations to take to effectively analyze human resources (HR) data and better manage their workforce.

cost metrics  help to measure the cost and performance effectiveness of the HR function. These should never be analyzed alone, but rather in relation to the measures of organizational effectives as a whole. For the human capital measurement process to have any value for your organization the data elements of the above metrics (and any others you choose to adopt) must be clearly defined and documented. Regardless of being drawn from various sources within the organization (and potentially from outside of the company), Read More

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 decisions of direct materials fall short.

cost metrics  is that fully loaded cost and additional metrics are evaluated over hundreds of forward-looking scenarios, so that metrics such as the average inventory level, and average percentage short can be computed across a large number of scenarios. Furthermore, true risk metrics such as the probability that inventory will exceed, for example ninety days, or that shortages will exceed 10 percent, or that the backlog will exceed one month, can also be computed. Price risks can also be projected. A buyer may want 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 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.

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. BEGINLYX Read More

Make Sure Metrics Don’t Kill Your Business


Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. —Bill Gates Business metrics—the quantifiable measurements by which a company’s performance is gauged—are part of the broad area of business intelligence (BI) or business analytics (BA). In this regard, metrics are the application of a mathematical expression to a set of data

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

Calculating the True Cost of RDBMS Ownership and How Sybase ASE Stacks Up: A Guide for SAP Business Suite Users


This white paper discusses ways in which most user organizations fail to take into account, or even acknowledge, key cost factors as they continually pay for their enterprise database applications. It also contains an exposition of the factors involved in calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a relational database management system (RDBMS).

cost metrics  the True Cost of RDBMS Ownership and How Sybase ASE Stacks Up: A Guide for SAP Business Suite Users This white paper discusses ways in which most user organizations fail to take into account, or even acknowledge, key cost factors as they continually pay for their enterprise database applications. It also contains an exposition of the factors involved in calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a relational database management system (RDBMS). Read More

How to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract


Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and understand the total quote.

cost metrics  to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and Read More

DaVita Sees Cost Savings with Oracle Taleo Cloud Services


People Supervisor Brent Sinn details how software-as-a-service (SaaS) human capital management (HCM) improved productivity and economic benefit at DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care.

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Case Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company


By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits.

cost metrics  Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits. Read More

8 Critical Metrics for Measuring App User Engagement


How do you measure the success of your mobile app? Driving your revenue is fundamentally dependent on personalization and engagement, and using the right metrics is the key to attaining and keeping users. This guide outlines the eight engagement metrics critical to app success, and includes suggestions for running marketing campaigns and boosting return on investment (ROI).

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IT Service Management Metrics that Matter


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Using the Generalized Cost Containment (GCC) Model


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Connecting Low-cost Servers to SAN


Most IT managers have proven, cost-effective ways to increase the return on investment (ROI) of existing infrastructures—that is, storage area networks (SANs). SANs provide high-availability storage to servers within corporate infrastructures. Connecting low-cost servers to SANs makes business sense, as it dramatically reduces the cost-per-server connection to well below $100 (USD).

cost metrics  Low-cost Servers to SAN Most IT managers have proven, cost-effective ways to increase the return on investment (ROI) of existing infrastructures—that is, storage area networks (SANs). SANs provide high-availability storage to servers within corporate infrastructures. Connecting low-cost servers to SANs makes business sense, as it dramatically reduces the cost-per-server connection to well below $100 (USD). Read More

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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.

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