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Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

environment planning  budgets. In this new environment, financial managers can play a key role in driving the corporate agenda through their sponsorship and support of projects and investments that deliver critical business capabilities. To provide useful financial insight, sooner rather than later, financial managers need to think about business strategy as a process of continuous course corrections, evaluated more like a series of 'real options' than a single projected cash flow 3 . While the concepts behind real options Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Planning and Scheduling in the 21st Century
For many manufacturers, the demands of meeting customer expectations and reducing production costs in an environment of more products and more choice places

environment planning  production costs in an environment of more products and more choice places stress on the effectiveness of planning and scheduling processes. Yet, systems are becoming outdated, lacking the flexibility and responsiveness to manage complex production environments. Find out about planning and scheduling options and how to boost productivity. Read More...
Data Conversion in an ERP Environment
Converting data in any systems implementation is a high wire act. Converting data in an ERP environment should only be undertaken with a safety net, namely a

environment planning  data in the legacy environment must also be made in the new target ERP environment. This is the proverbial catch 22. While there is a need to start entering data into the live ERP database as soon as possible to ensure that the activity is completed before going live, this may increase the length of time duplicate data maintenance is required and the possibility of data becoming out of sync. While strong arguments can be made to manually convert static or semi-static data, this course of action will Read More...
IT Planning: A Corporate Mantra
Aligning IT with business objectives has long been a mantra of corporate directives. But organizations often fall short of publishing quality documents and

environment planning  more difficult and expensive environment to support. Starting the Planning Process The IT planning process is particularly difficult in organizations that lack a thorough business planning process. The IT people ask “What am I going to base my IT plan on? We do not have a business plan”. Even in this extreme situation adequate IT planning and business alignment can occur. Initiative needs to be taken by the IT individual who best understands the current Business and Enterprise needs and directives. Read More...
ERP in the Midmarket 2009: Managing the Complexities of a Distributed Environment
Whether a company is trying to move its performance in enterprise resource planning from laggard to industry average, or industry average to best-in-class, this

environment planning  Complexities of a Distributed Environment Whether a company is trying to move its performance in enterprise resource planning from laggard to industry average, or industry average to best-in-class, this white paper reviews the benchmarks of success and the necessary steps to help spur performance improvements. Read More...
Advanced Planning Optimization and LeadTime Technology
While both the LeadTime Technology (LLT) and the advanced planning optimization (APO) modules from SAP are supply chain optimization tools, the scope of each is

environment planning  Planning Optimization and LeadTime Technology While both the LeadTime Technology (LLT) and the advanced planning optimization (APO) modules from SAP are supply chain optimization tools, the scope of each is very different. APO optimizes the global supply chain based on costs and heuristics, while LLT looks at production resources and bases optimization on economic profit. Compare the differences between these two tools and see why LLT provides a distinct advantage. Read More...
Managing Risk through Better Planning
There are many business pressures urging organizations to improve their planning processes. However, in many organizations, the achievement of delivering the

environment planning  Risk through Better Planning There are many business pressures urging organizations to improve their planning processes. However, in many organizations, the achievement of delivering the annual plan is so onerous that little business benefit is derived from it. That’s why organizations should look for a planning solution capable of delivering flexible business models—models which are mapped to their unique business requirements. Read More...
Leverage ERP for Sales and Operations Planning
Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a practical way to streamline manufacturing operations. With a disjointed view of your company’s departments, it’s

environment planning  ERP for Sales and Operations Planning Sales and operations planning (S&OP) is a practical way to streamline manufacturing operations. With a disjointed view of your company’s departments, it’s impossible to make decisions about where to allocate resources or which parts of the company have excess capacity. S&OP helps fix this by delivering one set of numbers from one planning period to the next, and allows you to track your effort over time. Learn more. Read More...
Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning
In the white paper reduce the pain of ERP upgrades with better planning, you'll learn how to create a successful upgrade plan, with steps for impl...

environment planning  the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning Face it: system upgrades are no fun. But to really make your ERP purchase worthwhile in the long term, maintenance is key to protecting its value and serving your evolving business needs. In fact, companies that don't upgrade miss out on the financial benefits of newer and more cost-effective technology. So how can you ensure the upgrade is a smooth transition ? In the white paper Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning , you'll learn how to Read More...
Planning for Business Resilience
In the past, most businesses have operated more or less effectively with a certain level of downtime—whether required to maintain systems, applications, and

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Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

environment planning  Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. Read More...
Upgrading Your Job Scheduling Environment
This white paper explains the importance of an independent, enterprise-wide job scheduling solution for your IT infrastructure. It discusses why you need a

environment planning  Your Job Scheduling Environment This white paper explains the importance of an independent, enterprise-wide job scheduling solution for your IT infrastructure. It discusses why you need a single job scheduling tool, the market drivers leading IT professionals to an independent job scheduling solution, the benefits of an independent job scheduling solution, and how it can save your business valuable time, money, and resources while avoiding risk. Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC

environment planning  product, and the technological environment in which the product can run successfully. Sub criteria include things like application architecture, software administration, and platform and database support. Relative to the other evaluation criteria, best practice selections place a lower relative importance on the product technology criterion. However, this apparently lower importance is deceptive, because the product technology criterion usually houses the majority of an organization's mandatory criteria, Read More...
Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

environment planning  Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Featured Author - Ashfaque Ahmed - October 12, 2004 Introduction Any manufacturing activity is riddled with a lot of constraints, and even though the so-called best enterprise software companies in Read More...
Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide
Enterprise planning@budgeting, forecasting, and reporting@is a crucial component of financial management that contributes to companies’ success. However

environment planning  Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. IBM Cognos solutions for planning, budgeting and forecasting provide small and midsize businesses the same financial flexibility and insight enjoyed by finance organizations at the largest multinationals. Source : Cognos, an IBM Company Re Read More...

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