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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, planning is often seen as a time-consuming burden. Find out how an enterprise planning system can help you deliver more timely and reliable plans and enhance strategic decision making, to more quickly identify, analyze, and forecast the impact of changes as they occur.

forecasting model  selecting planning, budgeting, and forecasting software. By matching your planning process to best practices, facilitated by proper implementation of a planning solution, your organization can significantly improve its financial and operational performance. We hope this guide helps you along in the journey. ABOUT COGNOS, AN IBM COMPANY Cognos, an IBM Company, is the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions. It provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and Read More

Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management


Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make rapid response to changing markets—and increasing competition—difficult, if not impossible? Discover how you can replace tedious annual planning cycles with regular business performance reviews and rolling forecasts, for more informed and accurate decision making.

forecasting model  implement a planning and forecasting model that supports that process. Indeed, surveys show that most organizations want to do this. But how these models are implemented is crucial. If they become entangled in the web of targets and measures, then you can say goodbye to quality data and the process will be a waste of time and money. That’s why planning and forecasting systems must not be seen in isolation from other components in the performance management system. They must be part of a coherent system Read More

ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting


ToolsGroup, a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations.

forecasting model  outcomes, yet most demand forecasting systems today often produce disappointing results and significant forecast errors. The traditional standard models found in these systems cannot easily identify trends in the data. Their inability to model the underlying causes of demand variability can also lead to poor trade promotion execution and failed new product launches. Last but not least, they can be manually intensive, resulting in poor planner productivity.   More than three years ago ToolsGroup saw that Read More

Leveraging A Demand-Driven Manufacturing Model to Enhance Profitability


Successful demand-driven fulfillment manufacturing, include optimal channel and customer relationships, informed on-line buying and selling, order fulfillment, and integrated operational infrastructures. Manufacturers need to overcome challenges to demand-driven fulfillment by implementing a system that supports flexibility, openness, visibility, planning, e-commerce, collaboration, and integration where the ultimate objective is to minimize waste and optimize resources.

forecasting model  absentee workers. Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment: The sharing of information along the supply chain to enable fi nite adjustments to forecasts and replenishment needs. Demand-Driven Manufacturing: Building products in response to the pull of the marketplace, rather than building to stock and creating a demand for the products. Executive Dashboards: A means by which authorized individuals can obtain meaningful business metrics to obtain an overall picture of the company''s current Read More

The N-able MSP Maturity Model


A business' success delivering managed services depends on its ability to improve the delivery of effective and efficient services to its customer base. Learn about ways that managed services providers (MSPs) can develop a higher-value business by improving their ability to attract and retain high-quality customers and provide IT services in an effective manner.

forecasting model  providing technology planning and forecasting services. This is the holy grail of the IT service provider model for both the service provider and the customer. A Commitment to Evolving your Business So far, this document has described service provider levels as classified by the N-able MSP Maturity Model. The problem is that moving to a high level of service delivery requires a company commitment from the top down. This migration is not without cost - there is time, training, tools and resources to Read More

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 model  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 perfected their own proprietary forecasting method Read More

CAD Model Quality Testing


With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into downstream applications. Sometimes, however, errors do occur. An off-the-shelf software tool can detect problems in the design stage so they aren’t discovered at a crucial moment in the manufacturing process, when it may be costly—or even too late—to correct them.

forecasting model  Model Quality Testing With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into downstream applications. Sometimes, however, errors do occur. An off-the-shelf software tool can detect problems in the design stage so they aren’t discovered at a crucial moment in the manufacturing process, when it may be costly—or even too late—to correct them. Read More

PTC Acquires Atego, Fills Systems Engineering Gaps


During the PTC Live Global 2014 conference, PTC announced that it has acquired Atego, a developer of model-based systems and software engineering applications. Atego’s model-based systems engineering (MBSE) solution, called Artisan Studio, connects requirements engineering, architecture modeling, physical product definition, and system verification functions.

forecasting model  Acquires Atego, Fills Systems Engineering Gaps During the PTC Live Global 2014 conference, PTC announced that it has acquired Atego , a developer of model-based systems and software engineering applications based in Cheltenham, U.K., for approximately $50 million in cash (2.5 times the company’s 2013 revenues). The acquisition adds to PTC’s portfolio of Windchill product lifecycle management (PLM) and MKS Integrity application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, and strengthens PTC’s commitment Read More

A New Model of Business Intelligence


Most companies recognize that business intelligence (BI) is critical to business process improvement and decision making, because these BI tools turn data into actionable information. However, many companies fail to put BI tools into the hands of users who would most benefit from them. Find out how IT executives can leverage today’s less complex BI tools to empower your company from top to bottom.

forecasting model  New Model of Business Intelligence Most companies recognize that business intelligence (BI) is critical to business process improvement and decision making, because these BI tools turn data into actionable information. However, many companies fail to put BI tools into the hands of users who would most benefit from them. Find out how IT executives can leverage today’s less complex BI tools to empower your company from top to bottom. Read More

The Undocumented Layers of the OSI Model and Their Impact on Security


The biggest threat to data security doesn’t come from hackers, misconfigured firewalls, missing patches, or negligent employees. Nor is it in the application layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Basic Model. Instead, there are three undocumented layers of the OSI Model that exert a huge influence on security decisions and the integrity of security programs. Learn about those layers and how to manage the threat.

forecasting model  Undocumented Layers of the OSI Model and Their Impact on Security The biggest threat to data security doesn’t come from hackers, misconfigured firewalls, missing patches, or negligent employees. Nor is it in the application layer of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Basic Model. Instead, there are three undocumented layers of the OSI Model that exert a huge influence on security decisions and the integrity of security programs. Learn about those layers and how to manage the threat. Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: A Model Solution for Textile and Apparel Organizations


In the textile and apparel industry, identifying and swiftly responding to market trends is essential. The manufacturers and distributors of these consumer-driven goods must do so efficiently and cost effectively, and working with international manufacturers and global partners further complicates this situation. Find out how to transform your business into a competitive, demand-driven enterprise.

forecasting model  Dynamics AX: A Model Solution for Textile and Apparel Organizations In the textile and apparel industry, identifying and swiftly responding to market trends is essential. The manufacturers and distributors of these consumer-driven goods must do so efficiently and cost effectively, and working with international manufacturers and global partners further complicates this situation. Find out how to transform your business into a competitive, demand-driven enterprise. Read More

TEC Launches Its Revamped Small Business Software Model


TEC is glad to introduce its revamped Small Business Software (SBS) model that better addresses current software selection issues for small companies. In bringing this renewed model to end users our goal is to help make the selection process easier and more relevant for small companies that can’t afford and often do not need full-blown ERP solutions.

forecasting model  Launches Its Revamped Small Business Software Model The ERP software market for large organizations and midsize companies is dramatically different from its small business software counterpart, which consists mainly of business management solutions for small family-operated companies or slightly larger micro-businesses. But recent technology shifts, such as moving to the cloud, software availability on mobile devices, and the increasing use of analytical tools, among other changes, are transforming the Read More

Leveraging the SaaS Model for Business Benefits of ISVs


The SaaS delivery model promises the consumer a pay-per-use model for consuming software without any up-front capital expenditure in terms of buying the license and infrastructure, and without the overhead of maintaining the infrastructure necessary to run the software. That said, there are three levels of SaaS maturity among ISVs. Download this white paper to learn about the shortcomings and merits of each SaaS maturity level.

forecasting model  the SaaS Model for Business Benefits of ISVs The SaaS delivery model promises the consumer a pay-per-use model for consuming software without any up-front capital expenditure in terms of buying the license and infrastructure, and without the overhead of maintaining the infrastructure necessary to run the software. That said, there are three levels of SaaS maturity among ISVs. Download this white paper to learn about the shortcomings and merits of each SaaS maturity level. Read More

Accenture (nee Andersen Consulting) Marries New Business Model to Make its Mark


Accenture has moved from its former identity Andersen Consulting to a new mark and strategy aligned to its competitors in the market place. Since the arbitrators ruling in August, 2000, Accenture’s transformation has rapidly moved the organization from being centered around four competencies to a group of Service Lines.

forecasting model  (nee Andersen Consulting) Marries New Business Model to Make its Mark The Accenture Name The creation of Accenture from the foundations of Andersen Consulting following the arbitrators report (see TEC''s Implications and Attitudes As the Andersen''s Split under the ICC Ruling: Consulting To Go for a Name Change ) may not have been a market tsunami in terms of the name, but the progress the company has made toward meeting the market''s needs and trends - and communicating its new branding - has Read More

16 Percent of BPM Seekers Agree with the SaaS Delivery Model


Recently, Rob Barry summarized some important points on the topic of delivering business process management (BPM) through the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model (see Choosing Business Process Management: SaaS BPM or On-premise BPM? According to this article, although managing business process in the cloud is in an early stage, this delivery model is becoming more noticeable. After reading this, I

forecasting model  Percent of BPM Seekers Agree with the SaaS Delivery Model Recently, Rob Barry summarized some important points on the topic of delivering business process management (BPM) through the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model (see Choosing Business Process Management: SaaS BPM or On-premise BPM? According to this article, although managing business process in the cloud is in an early stage, this delivery model is becoming more noticeable. After reading this, I felt that it would be interesting to know business Read More