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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.”

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In TEC's previous articles and blog posts about pricing management and optimization vendors like Zilliant, Vendavo, DemandTec, Servigistics or Revionics, the main focus was on finished goods (including spare parts). Whether these final products are sold at retail shelves to consumers or dealt directly between trading partners, their proper pricing is meant to create demand and profitability for

influence investment decisions  lot of external factors influence supply, such as the price of feed, oil, gas, weather conditions/natural disasters, diseases, geopolitical landscape, and required quality of end product. Many of these are already factored into futures prices on global commodity markets . But even if the commodity price can somehow be determined or projected, such as for beef or pork carcasses or whole turkeys , it is much more difficult for manufacturers to properly price and determine ideal volumes and product mixes of Read More

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influence investment decisions  extend their involvement and influence further into their companies and further out through the supply chain, they will bring disciplines and judgement to areas that formerly declared and steadfastly held their independence from the bureaucracy of The Purchasing Department. Changing the name of the world''s most frequently quoted procurement organization from NAPM to ISM will certainly have an impact on some people but more importantly, the changing role of Purchasing Manager to Supply Professional will Read More

Gain More from Your IT Projects


IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives for their IT projects and measure returns through the use of return on investment techniques.

influence investment decisions  and internal factors will influence the outcome of the project. This is done before the project is carried out and may include Economic turnarounds . For example, the retail industry is cyclical and picks up during the holiday session. If a new ERP system is implemented during that time to overcome inefficient order taking and supply chain problems, then the gains should typically be measured against the previous year''s holiday session. However, what if an economic downturn occurs and consumers cut their Read More

Key Metrics for Monitoring New Product Development


Since our research-driven beginnings, Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) has continually improved the new product development (NPD) process. Detailed process mapping has revealed three tiers of business metrics, starting with drivers and moving up through execution metrics to business performance metrics. When driver metrics improves, so does business performance. Six Sigma tools helps identify specific metrics at all tiers and the causality linkages among them. Each NPD process step at ASP results in a deliverable, and each deliverable relates to a trade-off triangle (cost-time-resources) and, ultimately, to investment dollars. To track performance, ASP calculates how actual NPD decisions and what-if scenarios affect deliverables, alter investment triangles, and thereby influence business results. ASP uses similar process and tools, including the investment triangles and Six Sigma QFD, to make idea management decisions. The IDweb real-time software environment enables both the NPD and idea management processes at ASP. By deploying the strategic planning, idea management, portfolio and pipeline management, process management, and resource management modules of IDweb, ASP has increased throughput by 20 percent and reduced cycle time by 40 percent.

influence investment decisions  investment triangles, and thereby influence business results. ASP uses similar process and tools, including the investment triangles and Six Sigma QFD, to make idea management decisions. The IDweb real-time software environment enables both the NPD and idea management processes at ASP. By deploying the strategic planning, idea management, portfolio and pipeline management, process management, and resource management modules of IDweb, ASP has increased throughput by 20 percent and reduced cycle time by 40 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 in a simple relationship that is based on current standard costs, because strategic changes often involve step changes in costs that alter the balance of fixed and variable costs.

influence investment decisions  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

Modern Finance In The Digital Age: Return on Investment Best Practices


For businesses in the digital age, modernizing their finance departments is more critical than ever before. Installation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools is understood to be essential, allowing companies to streamline previously complicated and outdated processes. Using cloud technology to perform analysis of big data gives businesses the ability to improve how and when to assign assets, but without implementing best practices alongside the ERP software, your business can’t maximize the benefits of this new technology.

Different options for return on investment (ROI) analysis are possible with cloud-based technology, such as allowing users to develop a controlled return on investment profiles on smaller, more focused projects, or in some cases, how to circumnavigate outmoded software and hardware, saving person hours and creating less confusing profiles.

In this white paper, learn how to modernize your financial organization and apply return on investment best practices in conjunction with cloud technology not only to maximize analytics based on big data, but to empower finance across the board, even attracting the right people to your team. Learn about how to achieve increased financial savings, and how to develop support systems for predictive and focused analytics, as well as for strategic outcomes. When a modern system takes full advantage of everyone’s skill sets, exceptional results are possible.

influence investment decisions  Finance In The Digital Age: Return on Investment Best Practices For businesses in the digital age, modernizing their finance departments is more critical than ever before. Installation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools is understood to be essential, allowing companies to streamline previously complicated and outdated processes. Using cloud technology to perform analysis of big data gives businesses the ability to improve how and when to assign assets, but without implementing best Read More

Effective GRC Management: Strategies for Mitigating Risks and Sustaining Growth in the Tough Economy


A core responsibility among company leaders is to understand the potential return on any investment. So how do executives justify budgeting and spending on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) management when the return on investment (ROI) is not clear? This paper presents survey results showing that executives are viewing effective GRC management as opportunities for corporate growth.

influence investment decisions  GRC Management: Strategies for Mitigating Risks and Sustaining Growth in the Tough Economy A core responsibility among company leaders is to understand the potential return on any investment. So how do executives justify budgeting and spending on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) management when the return on investment (ROI) is not clear? This paper presents survey results showing that executives are viewing effective GRC management as opportunities for corporate growth. Read More

Integrated by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin


Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many insurers rely on legacy systems that are out-dated, expensive to maintain, limited in portfolio visibility, ineffective for assessing risk exposure in a timely fashion, and heavily reliant on time-consuming, error-prone manual reconciliation. Find out more.

influence investment decisions  by Design: The Superior Strategy for Investment Portfolio Reportin Systems for monitoring, managing, and reporting on financial assets are mission-critical—particularly in a volatile investment environment. Yet, far too many insurers rely on legacy systems that are out-dated, expensive to maintain, limited in portfolio visibility, ineffective for assessing risk exposure in a timely fashion, and heavily reliant on time-consuming, error-prone manual reconciliation. Find out more. Read More

Extricity Makes a Move into IBM’s Sphere of B2B Influence


B2B/EAI software vendor Extricity announced that International Business Machines is shipping the Extricity B2B platform as part of IBM’s WebSphere BtoBi Partner Agreement Manager. An OEM alliance with IBM is bound to provide Extricity with additional credence and leverage in the ever-expanding B2B/EAI market.

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IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows from IT projects are often hard to determine because underlying business assumptions can change. IT veterans all know that reconciling IT investments to the bottom line has been problematic.

influence investment decisions  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment? Introduction Companies have retrenched from their previously typical IT investment pattern. Behind the change is an increasing reliance on financial measures to justify IT investment. IT investments are not well suited to traditional financial analysis. Nevertheless, IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments. Initial estimates of cash flows from IT projects Read More

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