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End-user Performance: Building and Maintaining ROI
Software alone is not enough to make your business run more smoothly and cost-effectively. For software to deliver value to your organization, your users must

estimate costs roi  controlled environment. Some experts estimate that informal learning can comprise 75% or more of the organizational learning an employee experiences.4 As Dr. Marc Rosenberg points out in Beyond E-Learning, When this happens, the effect is to democratize learning in the organization, creating a culture that creates more collaborative work and collaborative learning. Your end users will naturally seek the help and advice of those coworkers they deem to be the local gurus, or super users, whether or not Read More...
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

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Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?
IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows

estimate costs roi  It is hard to estimate the useful life of information technology investments. We all have had the experience of having IT equipment or software become obsolete much earlier than expected. Conversely, sometimes software is used much longer than expected. Second, it is difficult to isolate the financial impact related to a change in technology. For example, a major software project is likely to have an impact on more than one business process and may enable new business practices that were unforeseen at Read More...
Building a Business Case for Enterprise Spyware Protection
It is sometimes difficult to quantify the scope of spyware problems within corporate environments. The least noticeable effect of spyware is to slow network and

estimate costs roi  and human, you can estimate many easily calculated cost factors. These include: Tech support calls – cost per minute, multiplied by average number of minute for spyware-solution calls, multiplied by the number of such calls you experience Workstation down time for restoring the drive to a healthy state or (worst case) entirely rebuilding the machine – non-productive labor hour cost plus lost transaction cost IT labor hours to perform workstation system repair removing the application, which can Read More...
Beware of CRM Innovation for Innovation’s Sake
When I first wrote about the upcoming TEC CRM Buyer’s Guide focusing on innovation, I stated that customer relationship management (CRM) vendors can

estimate costs roi  daily operations. Try to estimate the resources required for implementing and using innovative technology, as well as their costs, and compare them to the expected output. For instance, using a portal for account receivables may not help if your customers prefer to receive invoices by e-mail. 3.  Innovative technology will always cost you something but return on investment (ROI) is always hard to calculate . Even when it’s free, an innovative CRM solution will cost you time and effort to test it, Read More...
Nucleus ROI Case Study: Concept One Accessories
In late 2009, Concept One, a sports, entertainment, and fashion accessory firm, decided it needed a better way to deliver reporting to its managers. Report

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Partner Relationship Management Solution Reduces Costs and Increases Productivity
Microsoft’s US Partner group manages relationships between the company and its 12,000 Microsoft Certified Partners. It needed an integrated solution for partner

estimate costs roi  Relationship Management Solution Reduces Costs and Increases Productivity Microsoft’s US Partner group manages relationships between the company and its 12,000 Microsoft Certified Partners. It needed an integrated solution for partner relationship management to reduce redundancy and replace the personal spreadsheets and custom tools its account managers were using. Learn how Microsoft deployed PartnerCentral by Click Commerce and implemented a single tool to manage all aspects of Microsoft’s Read More...
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs
High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable

estimate costs roi  Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs Analyzing the Real Costs Most supply chain optimization models focus on optimizing supply chain. Frequently, though, the costs used in supply chain models are standard costs, averaged costs or cost penalties . While these costs act as good guidelines for tactical decisions, they are not appropriate for strategic decisions because they often lead to incorrect conclusions. There is an inherent Read More...
How Airlines Can Stop Getting Murdered by Maintenance Costs
Patchwork maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) systems can cost large airlines millions in duplicated effort, extra inventory, and delays. But with round-the

estimate costs roi  live data or predefined estimated time of arrival [ETA]), and capable of determining if other requests have already been placed for the same part and for the same job number. This would allow significant time savings for multiple departments (e.g., warehousing, production, purchasing) while keeping inventory management costs down. Workflow engines allow you to control the flow of processes based on operational expectations by letting you configure time cycles within each step of a process. You also have Read More...
5 Quick Ways to Help Your Company Go Green While Cutting Costs
With all the recent talk of the economy and the environment, I thought it would be relevant to look at some of the small things we, as individuals, can do to

estimate costs roi  Quick Ways to Help Your Company Go Green While Cutting Costs With all the recent talk of the economy and the environment, I thought it would be relevant to look at some of the small things we, as individuals, can do to help our companies battle the economic downturn while saving our planet. Today, social responsibility is not only good PR, it makes good business sense. Here are some simple steps you can take to help your company go green while still keeping extra “green” in its pockets: 1. Unplug Read More...
Measuring the ROI of Internal ITIL Investments
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) provides a common process framework for driving service quality improvements and cost reductions. That

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ROI Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys
IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products,

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The ROI of Talent Management
Over the past decade, talent management initiatives have become one of the top priorities within global organizations. While the business value of talent

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Value Proposition for IBM Power Servers And i: Comparing Costs for EnterpriseOne Deployments
It is a challenging time for Oracle EnterpriseOne (E1) users. Organizations must contain IT costs and still meet business demands. In many cases, pressures to

estimate costs roi  Proposition for IBM Power Servers And i: Comparing Costs for EnterpriseOne Deployments It is a challenging time for Oracle EnterpriseOne (E1) users. Organizations must contain IT costs and still meet business demands. In many cases, pressures to improve performance and increase efficiency are magnified by today’s economic conditions. One solution is to employ—or continue to employ—the IBM Power server platform and i for core E1 systems. Learn how four different installations fared with this Read More...
Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction
With growing frequency, we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to

estimate costs roi  ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction Introduction After a few years of incredible hype and some very wishful thinking, enterprise software has finally returned to reality. Plans and promises that assumed the repeal of business fundamentals have disappeared along with the sky-high stock prices for some software vendors. But, we''ve been here before. In the early 1990s, we thought manufacturing automation would revolutionize business for all time. And in some ways it did. But it did not eliminate Read More...

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