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Smart Software for Service-level Driven Forecasting


The issue of forecasting intermittent demand has been one that has plagued companies forever. Many very smart people have tried to tackle it; many vendors like to say they focus on it. Few vendors make it as singular a focus as Massachusetts-based Smart Software. Principals Charles Smart, Nelson Hartunian (Ph.D.), and Thomas Willemain(Ph.D.) have been studying the issue for almost 30 years, have

forecasting growth  particularly difficult; neither is forecasting demand when there has been a consistent and steady growth in the level of demand. This is not to say that forecasting is easy, but forecasting steady demand, or steadily growing demand, is relatively straightforward. Volatile, intermittent demand is another matter altogether. Demand that has numerous, unpredictable spikes in certain periods, and other periods where there is no demand, can make for a particularly challenging forecasting scenario. Working with Read More

Strategies for Profitable Growth: Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing


The aerospace and defense (A&D) manufacturing industry is always changing. That’s why A&D manufacturers are constantly seeking better ways to manage complexity, cut costs, and boost productivity. In pursuit of these objectives, A&D manufacturers are looking beyond standard practices to new business strategies that promise solid business results. But which strategies and practices are right for your company?

forecasting growth  management capabilities, helps improve forecasting while comprehen- sive parts-management capabilities help ensure a positive customer experience. MOVE TOWARD A LIFE-CYCLE SUPPORT MODEL A&D manufacturers are increasingly required to consider support and maintenance concerns in original design plans '' especially under DoD initiatives such as network-centric warfare and performance-based logis- tics. This requires long-term planning that takes into account the costs asso- ciated with an asset over its Read More

A Leader in Service Management Tackles Multidimensional Growth


Founded in 1999, Servigistics, initially a service parts planning and optimization (SPP/O) specialist, has become a full-fledged service lifecycle management (SLM) platform. P.J. Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), runs down the company's history of acquisitions and developments, and interviews Mark Vigoroso, Servigistics' senior vice president of global marketing and alliances.

forecasting growth  in areas such as forecasting, managing distributed inventories and aligning resources with specific service or maintenance events.” Read More

CRM without Compromise: A Strategy for Profitable Growth


When implementing customer relationship management (CRM), organizations often lose sight of their customers and focus on efficiency gains instead of looking at the bigger picture from a customer perspective. But organizations that can build a business-centric system flexible enough to quickly respond to changing customer needs will have a sustainable competitive advantage and enjoy profitable growth for years to come.

forecasting growth  allows for more accurate forecasting and greater sales efficiency. It helps you spend marketing dollars more wisely and target promotions more effectively. It improves an organization''s ability to stock a retailer''s shelves and shape demand during times of constrained supply, improving consumer loyalty while reducing administrative time. Integrated sales and marketing also increases the speed of decision making and time to market. Organizations need to give up their internal, departmental views and Read More

Reflexis Systems Announces Record Customer Growth in First Half of 2012


It appears that Reflexis has been aggressively bundling/cross-selling its newer WFM modules into its traditional breadwinning task management deals to try to achieve a wider market acceptance.  The Reflexis platform of integrated task management, key performance indicators (KPI)-based compliance, time and attendance (T@A), and labor scheduling (including budgeting and forecasting) solutions

forecasting growth  scheduling (including budgeting and forecasting) solutions enables retailers to align store labor activities to corporate goals and institute best-practice response to real-time metrics. We might still want to note that what may appear to be 22 new customers is “only” 22 new brand logos that belong to 6 existing retail holding corporations that Reflexis has had for a while. Now, it’s certainly possible that some of these deployments have been extended over time, but these are not necessarily a Read More

Driver-based Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data.

forecasting growth  based Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What''s missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data. Read More

Legal Services: Strategies for Profitable Growth


Successful law firms set themselves apart by becoming virtual extensions of their clients’ organizations, thus forging relationships that lead to greater loyalty and profitability. That’s why it’s critical to gain a deeper understanding of each client’s requirements. It’s also vitally important to determine which types of assignments command premium pricing, and then focus on building on those areas of specialization.

forecasting growth  Services: Strategies for Profitable Growth Successful law firms set themselves apart by becoming virtual extensions of their clients’ organizations, thus forging relationships that lead to greater loyalty and profitability. That’s why it’s critical to gain a deeper understanding of each client’s requirements. It’s also vitally important to determine which types of assignments command premium pricing, and then focus on building on those areas of specialization. Read More

Financial Forecasting and Planning Summit, London UK, June 2-3, 2011


Financial Forecasting and Planning Summit, London UK, June 2-3, 2011. If you're interested in learning about the latest innovations in financial pl...

forecasting growth  Forecasting and Planning Summit, London UK, June 2-3, 2011 Financial Forecasting and Planning Summit, London UK, June 2-3, 2011 If you''re interested in learning about the latest innovations in financial planning and business forecasting from some of world''s leading experts, the Financial Forecasting and Planning Summit is for you! At this two-day summit of forward-thinking business and financial leaders, you''ll learn how to: engage senior leadership around financial forecasts and reviews use the Read More

Spreadsheets: An Inadequate Solution for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting


Mid-size organizations have been conducting their budgeting and forecasting through a readily-available, inexpensive, and easy-to-use application—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheets fail to support complex planning processes, which involve multiple people, require real-time access to data, and demand comprehensive security. Discover how the Adaptive Planning budgeting and planning application can help you meet these needs.

forecasting growth  Inadequate Solution for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting Mid-size organizations have been conducting their budgeting and forecasting through a readily-available, inexpensive, and easy-to-use application—the spreadsheet. But spreadsheets fail to support complex planning processes, which involve multiple people, require real-time access to data, and demand comprehensive security. Discover how the Adaptive Planning budgeting and planning application can help you meet these needs. Read More

Datalliance Sees Strong Growth in First Half of 2013


Datalliance, provider of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor managed inventory (VMI) platform for the consumer goods, industrial, medical device, and other markets, reports continued strong growth. Datalliance reports that through the first 6 months of 2013, it saw a 25% increase in year-over-year revenue from 2012. Continuing this pace through the rest of the year would result in Datalliance

forecasting growth  Sees Strong Growth in First Half of 2013 Datalliance , provider of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor managed inventory (VMI) platform for the consumer goods, industrial, medical device, and other markets, reports continued strong growth. Datalliance reports that through the first 6 months of 2013, it saw a 25% increase in year-over-year revenue from 2012. Continuing this pace through the rest of the year would result in Datalliance reportedly seeing its ninth straight year of 20%+ growth. Read More

Managing the Extended Enterprise for Profitable Growth


Integrating all the entities on your network requires a new type of software solution one that gives you the insight you need to make good business...

forecasting growth  the Extended Enterprise for Profitable Growth In today''s era of the extended enterprise, companies of all sizes are struggling to manage information—from branch locations, suppliers, and multiple supply chain partners. Integrating all the entities on your network requires a new type of software solution —one that gives you the insight you need to make good business decisions. In Managing the Extended Enterprise for Profitable Growth , learn how to grow your business operations—wherever Read More

Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades


For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs).

forecasting growth  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More

Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies


This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies.

forecasting growth  Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies. Read More

The Role of Enterprise Learning in a Company’s Growth


During tough economic times, companies look to reduce spending, and learning initiatives are often the first programs to go. But how do companies maintain a knowledgeable workforce during these tough times? An affordable way for companies to continue to maintain an educated, skilled, and adaptable workforce is through open courses. Find out what different types of open courses are available to your company in this report from TEC research analyst Raluca Druta.

forecasting growth  Role of Enterprise Learning in a Company’s Growth During tough economic times, companies look to reduce spending, and learning initiatives are often the first programs to go. But how do companies maintain a knowledgeable workforce during these tough times? An affordable way for companies to continue to maintain an educated, skilled, and adaptable workforce is through open courses. Find out what different types of open courses are available to your company in this report from TEC research analyst Read More