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ROI Evaluation Report: IBM Cognos Software
According to Nucleus Research, IBM Cognos business intelligence (BI) software can help companies make better use of their data when performing tasks related to

figure roi  We're using analytics to figure out where our investigators are needed and compare this to where they are deployed. If we hadn't done these analyses, we probably would have added 100 investigators to our staff. Nucleus finds that when organizations use IBM Cognos software to improve the productivity of its workforce or analyze how it is deployed, staffing needs can be reduced by up to 15 percent. Reduced purchases Companies can use IBM Cognos software to reduce the amounts of inventory, accounts

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Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction


With growing frequency, we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to "justify the expenditure" or "demonstrate the ROI" on their particular hardware, software or service offering. In some cases, this may be possible.

figure roi  left side of the figure below. Nice work if you can get it. But what happens with more sophisticated undertakings— like customer relationship management, supply chain optimization, and collaborative product development? Vendors offer enterprise applications that address these opportunities. Just installing the software hardly scratches the surface of the investment and ongoing costs associated with operating these key aspects of a business differently. Asking a software vendor for ROI justification in Read More

The ROI Dilemma - Part 1 - Look at how bad you Look!


If you're going to use ROI in order to find new business or, justify your solution, be careful. ROI is a loaded gun and you might just shoot yourself.

figure roi  12 February and I figure Hey, maybe she's working late . With my feet propped up on the desk in my home/office, I dial the telephone. After five rings you await the dreaded voice mail greeting. Hello, this is Karen . STOP! She's not only there, she answered the telephone herself! This is my big chance. Oh, hiKarenI didn't expect to get you. Say, this is Bob Riefstahl with Future ERP Software and, um, I sent you a letter two months ago. Anyway, in the letter I outlined why I think we should get Read More

Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale


Given the "once bitten, twice shy" adage, one should imagine Epicor has carefully thought out the rationale for the recent acquisitions of ROI Systems and TDC Solutions, so that they are not a knee-jerk, 'me too' impulse owing to the ongoing consolidation craze in the market.

figure roi  of $7.8 million (see Figure 1). Net income for the second quarter 2003, which includes $1.5 million in amortization of capitalized software development costs and acquired intangible assets, was $1.3 million. Net income also includes a restructuring charge of $1.2 million for a change in tenant sublease income related to one of the company's facilities. This net income result compares to a net loss for Q2 2002 of $987,000 and net income of $2.4 million or in Q1 2003. Further, Epicor ended the quarter with Read More

ROI for RFID: A Case Study Part Two: Implementation and Results


If companies are to find value in radio frequency identification (RFID), they need to view this technology as more than eliminating the scanning gun from the barcode equation. Companies considering implementing RFID must think beyond the confines of the four walls of the plant and factory in order to take full advantage the benefits that this type of technology has to offer. However, as is with any emerging technology, the bottom line is to only implement RFID when the ROI justifies it.

figure roi  been established. Below in figure 2a is a pictorial depiction of the warehouse process after the implementation of RFID. As a result to the deployment of the RFID tags and scanning equipment, KiMs has Improved the quality of operations by providing better visibility. Eliminated the uncertainty about what was shipped to the 3PL warehouse. Reduced the instances of lost sales from inaccurate inventory levels. Reduced the occurrence of shrinkage or, at least, identified the cause by better and continued Read More

Delivering on the Promise of Mobile ROI


Most companies have embraced mobility as a core strategic initiative and have deployed a number of solutions to meet their end users' and customers' needs, yet few companies have established any means of concretely measuring the success or failure of their mobility deployments and/or their mission-critical app extensions. And for the enterprises that do measure mobile ROI, they have difficulty determining what a suitable ROI should be. This white paper focuses on ways for enterprises to create guidelines and measurement criteria for the determination of the ROI of their mobile projects.

figure roi  on the Promise of Mobile ROI Most companies have embraced mobility as a core strategic initiative and have deployed a number of solutions to meet their end users' and customers' needs, yet few companies have established any means of concretely measuring the success or failure of their mobility deployments and/or their mission-critical app extensions. And for the enterprises that do measure mobile ROI, they have difficulty determining what a suitable ROI should be. This white paper focuses on Read More

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, services and costs.

figure 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, services and costs. Read More

Enhance Your Agility and Speed Up Your ROI with Mobile Business Intelligence


Most small and midsized enterprise (SME) leaders pride themselves on being able to react more quickly to customer requirements and market trends than larger competitors. This agility is a strategic differentiator for them. That’s why these businesses are working to increase their agility and responsiveness by using BI. See how mobile BI can help facilitate the adoption of BI—to enhance the agility and speed up the ROI of SMEs.

figure roi  Your Agility and Speed Up Your ROI with Mobile Business Intelligence Most small and midsized enterprise (SME) leaders pride themselves on being able to react more quickly to customer requirements and market trends than larger competitors. This agility is a strategic differentiator for them. That’s why these businesses are working to increase their agility and responsiveness by using BI. See how mobile BI can help facilitate the adoption of BI—to enhance the agility and speed up the ROI of SMEs. Read More

The Proof Is in the ROI


A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today's difficult business to business (B2B) software market. However, few companies seem to be investing appropriately. The first mistake they make is to try to keep costs down by attempting to create an ROI program internally. It's a sure way to waste value people, time, and effort. If you want a significant return on your ROI sales and marketing investment, hire an expert.

figure roi  Proof Is in the ROI Introduction In helping clients develop their marketing position, I tell them that sooner or later, they have to dig down to uncover the truth about their products. Not what they think (and hope) is the products' true nature and value, or what it was designed to be, but the real, bedrock truth. Digging takes effort, and you may not find what you thought was down there. But it's necessary, because you had better be able to prove any claim you make. Positioning depends on being able Read More

Building an ROI Model to Evaluate Your B2B E-commerce Initiative


B2B companies everywhere are under heavy pressure to offer their customers and employees robust e-commerce capabilities that rival best-of-breed consumer-focused companies. B2B companies that fall short of customer expectations risk losing them to competitors who have stepped up their game. This paper provides a framework for building an ROI model that can be used to demonstrate the advantages of a new e-commerce implementation to senior executives and board members.

figure roi  an ROI Model to Evaluate Your B2B E-commerce Initiative B2B companies everywhere are under heavy pressure to offer their customers and employees robust e-commerce capabilities that rival best-of-breed consumer-focused companies. B2B companies that fall short of customer expectations risk losing them to competitors who have stepped up their game. This paper provides a framework for building an ROI model that can be used to demonstrate the advantages of a new e-commerce implementation to senior Read More

How to Maximize the ROI from Your Company’s Laptops


Employees with laptops can do their jobs anytime, anywhere. They are empowered to respond to customers, partners, and colleagues faster and more effectively. Sales, service, marketing, and logistics improve... but if your company’s technical support strategy isn’t up to scratch, these gains can be quickly erased by hidden costs—or overturned by critical security risks.

figure roi  to Maximize the ROI from Your Company’s Laptops Employees with laptops can do their jobs anytime, anywhere. They are empowered to respond to customers, partners, and colleagues faster and more effectively. Sales, service, marketing, and logistics improve... but if your company’s technical support strategy isn’t up to scratch, these gains can be quickly erased by hidden costs—or overturned by critical security risks. 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.

figure roi  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

CRM Secrets of ROI and TCO


There is a real cost associated with buying and using a customer relationship management (CRM) software system. Licensing, implementation, integration, and adminstration, are just some of the challenges companies face. Learn the secrets of twenty-one experts in CRM, IT, business and management consulting on getting real value from CRM software.

figure roi  Secrets of ROI and TCO There is a real cost associated with buying and using a customer relationship management (CRM) software system. Licensing, implementation, integration, and adminstration, are just some of the challenges companies face. Learn the secrets of twenty-one experts in CRM, IT, business and management consulting on getting real value from CRM software. Read More

Calculating the ROI of Your Learning Management System


Managers of learning and talent already know a learning management system (LMS) can help companies cut costs or improve profits. But how do you show that return on investment (ROI) to others? Learn more about the benefits, as well as how to assess the ways an LMS can positively effect your business and to calculate an LMS’s real cost of ownership, whether as a software-as-a-service solution or a traditional purchase model.

figure roi  the ROI of Your Learning Management System Managers of learning and talent already know a learning management system (LMS) can help companies cut costs or improve profits. But how do you show that return on investment (ROI) to others? Learn more about the benefits, as well as how to assess the ways an LMS can positively effect your business and to calculate an LMS’s real cost of ownership, whether as a software-as-a-service solution or a traditional purchase model. Read More