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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments


Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an Internet protocol (IP) telephony system is complicated. And you need to know the return on investment (ROI). But knowing the TCO doesn’t make it easy to figure out the ROI—because the benefits of IP private branch exchange (PBX) aren’t easy to quantify. You can, however, get an idea of your ROI by knowing 10 ways a new IP phone system can repay the money you spend on it.

disc tco  Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments Focus is a new business destination where business professionals can help each other with their purchase and other business decisions Source: Focus Research Resources Related to Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments : Internet Protocol (IP) (Wikipedia) Private Branch Exchange (PBX) (Wikipedia) Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments Internet Protocol Telephony is also known as : Focus IP Telephony , Read More

ERP: Is High ROI with low TCO Possible?


Total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor influencing enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. But focusing exclusively on TCO runs the risk of delaying necessary ERP projects. Companies should also consider return on investment (ROI) of such projects. Find out what the average company should expect to pay for ERP and how the business can benefit from a successful implementation.

disc tco  Is High ROI with low TCO Possible? Total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor influencing enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. But focusing exclusively on TCO runs the risk of delaying necessary ERP projects. Companies should also consider return on investment (ROI) of such projects. Find out what the average company should expect to pay for ERP and how the business can benefit from a successful implementation. Read More

Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.


Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset management (EAM) system would involve monumental change for employees. Heinz choose a Web-based system to help it gain better visibility into processes and work towards more progressive lean manufacturing and lean maintenance practices for greater efficiency. Learn more.

disc tco  Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co. Infor EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) enables manufacturers, distributors, and services organizations to save time and money by optimizing maintenance resources, improving equipment and staff productivity, Source : Infor Resources Related to Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co. : Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) (Wikipedia) Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co. Lean is also known as : Lean Concept , Lean Consultants , Lean Consulting , Lean Definition , Lean Engineering , Read More

Overcoming the Barriers of Stand-alone Business Applications


Small to medium businesses (SMBs) like yours are the lifeblood of the economy. However, you may feel you need an operational boost—one that transforms your enterprise into a customer-focused business with the ability for future growth. An integrated suite of applications can give your business processes the depth and flexibility to achieve what a collection of stand-alone applications cannot.

disc tco  using a patchwork of disconnected systems. NetSuite also provides leading-edge professional services and educational programs that ensure efficient implementation and continued, long-term success. Times have changed. Today's SMBs have access to integrated suites of business applications built for their particular business needs. While the business processes managed may be very sophisticated and complex, the solutions, with their integrated processes, simpler management, easy usability, and advanced 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 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.

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Web-based Fleet Management


Organizations managing a fleet often operate on razor-thin margins. A recession can further deplete fleet companies’ purses, resulting in reduced scale of operations, lower profits, and process inefficiencies. Visibility is key to fleet optimization and can be achieved with a fleet management system. Learn how to maximize the availability of your resources and lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your mobile assets.

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Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process


Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft Windows or Linux—will better serve their needs and be more cost-efficient to implement.

disc tco  Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process When deciding whether to implement an open source or closed source solution, small to medium enterprises must weigh the pros and cons of Linux (an open source operating system) and Microsoft Windows (a closed source operating system), and determine which of the two will serve their business needs at a cost that will suit their budgets. Foundation and Methodology—Hierarchy Since the fact that one proprietary solution is an Read More

Dustless Technologies Selects abas ERP


Dustless Technologies, a manufacturer of HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorption) and wet/dry vacuums, dust shrouds, and jobsite tools, recently selected abas-ERP. Dustless decided that between its two remote locations and with a five-year total cost of ownership (TCO), going with an on-premise solution was the best option.

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The Top Five Challenges with SQL Server Reporting and BI


Users of SQL Server value its power, speed, and affordability. But research shows that these users often face significant challenges in producing the business intelligence (BI)—reports, analysis, and dashboards—that they need to gain insight into their businesses. Learn how to evaluate three BI alternatives for Microsoft SQL users, and discover a new reporting and BI paradigm for SQL Server.

disc tco  intelligence deployment. What they discover is that Microsoft's BI offering is relatively limited in functionality and, contrary to conventional wisdom, comes with a high total cost of ownership (TCO) . More specifically, organizations typically start facing one or more of these top five challenges: Report Backlogs . Reports take too long to build and deploy which leads to backlog and end-user frustration. Limited End-User Self-Service . There is no good Microsoft BI tool to make end-users more Read More

Enabling Technologies for Blade Management


Reducing server management complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO) are key IT goals. There’s a new generation of automated management tools designed to enable provisioning, monitoring, and control of blade systems in infrastructure deployments. This means more work in less time, ensuring IT talent is responding to business needs—resulting in improved TCO metrics rather than time-consuming manual processes.

disc tco  Technologies for Blade Management Reducing server management complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO) are key IT goals. There’s a new generation of automated management tools designed to enable provisioning, monitoring, and control of blade systems in infrastructure deployments. This means more work in less time, ensuring IT talent is responding to business needs—resulting in improved TCO metrics rather than time-consuming manual processes. Read More
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Calculating ROI for Business Intelligence Solutions in Small and Midsized Businesses


For many companies, a challenging business event or critical business pain precipitates a conversation about business intelligence (BI). But don’t wait until you introduce new products, upgrade your IT environment, or notice that your inventory is increasing but not your sales. Find out how to build a return on investment (ROI) for your BI applications and projects, so you can leverage your own data before it’s too late.

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Al Majdouie Group


With rapid expansion underway, Saudi Arabia-based logistics provider Al Majdouie Group’s custom-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point of sale (POS) systems just couldn’t keep up. When the company began looking for a replacement solution to satisfy all of its requirements, Al Majdouie turned to TEC. Learn how TEC’s methodology helped Al Majdouie evaluate three tier-one ERP solutions, quickly and impartially.

disc tco  software selection project. After discussing Al Majdouie's situation and software selection needs, TEC agreed to provide the company with services that included a five-step methodology. The methodology and its results were then summarized in a detailed report that clearly identified which of the three tier-one vendor solutions would be the best fit. Al Majdouie would be able to use the information provided in the report to analyze, score, and evaluate the three vendor solutions from the previous project. Read More

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disc tco  Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand Palm Tries to Take the Desktop in Hand R.A. Krause - October 27th, 1999 Event Summary 10/18/99 - 3Com's Palm Computing offspring will stand or fall on the willingness of large corporate IS groups to embrace an array of new devices, from personal digital assistants to cellular phones, that use the Palm operating system as their basic software. This week the company, which will be spun off from parent 3Com early next year, will take a giant step in its effort to shift 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 configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions.

disc tco  licenses at a steep discount. In a study by Rustam Aliyev comparing open source versus traditional BI vendors, the difference in TCO after five years was only around 10%, despite using free software: Cost Type Estimated Cost of Outsourced Commercial BI Estimated Cost of Outsourced Pentaho OS BI Acquisition Costs BI Software, RDBMs or other system licenses 200.000 SEK 0 SEK Consulting, installation, and configuration 550.000 SEK 550.000 SEK Hardware and other infrastructure 125.000 SEK 125.000 SEK Read More