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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
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

investment decision methods  Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Getting to “yes” requires accessing and influencing other key decision makers especially those in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no” Source : Quocirca Ltd Resources Related to IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes : Information Technology (IT), (Wikipedia) Decision Making (Wikipedia) IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Investment Decisions is also known as : Investment Read More...
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

investment decision methods  a greater return on investment (ROI). Read More...
Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?
Constant changes are happening in the software market, either in software delivery methods, features and functions, or software integrations with other

investment decision methods  gives greater value on investment (VOI) for the organization. In this article I will explore the major differences between APS, SCM, and ERP are and how these applications complement each other. What is APS? APS is an application used as a decision support mechanism for logistics and manufacturing processes. An APS system takes into account short- to long-term planning horizons. It uses advanced mathematical algorithms to optimize and stimulate the business processes from demand planning to production Read More...
A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 1: Decision Support Discussion
In going through a business decision process for complex technology selections, more and more use is being made of technologically driven processes using

investment decision methods  $30 billion in wasted investment annually. On the vendor side, the challenge of educating the potential client of their offerings results in long sales cycles, meticulous and numerous RFI responses, and potential for a mismatch, resulting in projects that can go awry. These failed projects do not bode well for the vendor, since the sales cycle costs can only rise, and their reputation can suffer. Consequences can be more severe for the client where it can, in extreme cases, lead to business failure. For Read More...
The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making
IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on

investment decision methods  use to justify an investment in performance management. Chapter 8 concludes with the observation that given where NOC personnel spend their time, that the NOC should be renamed the Application Operations Center (AOC) . Chapter 9 examines the type of control functionality that IT organizations should implement in order to ensure acceptable application performance. This includes route control as a way to impact the path that traffic takes as it transits an IP network. The chapter also describes a process Read More...
Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor
Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the

investment decision methods  spite of its high investment in research & development (25% of total revenues for fiscal 1998). Vendor Strengths Informatica has a lead over most vendors in core database extraction technology. In addition, their MX2 metadata initiative gives them a wide-ranging competency with metadata exchange among other vendors. They currently have interfaces to products from tool vendors such as Business Objects, Cognos, and Seagate Software (See TEC News Analysis article: Informatica Conforms to Metadata Standard Read More...
CRM, ERP, BI, and IT Investment-Where Do You Find the Business Benefit?
Most companies want to use customer relationship management (CRM) applications to “supercharge” their sales forces. They want to gain some advantage with

investment decision methods  ERP, BI, and IT Investment-Where Do You Find the Business Benefit? Most companies want to use customer relationship management (CRM) applications to “supercharge” their sales forces. They want to gain some advantage with customer retention and acquisition, to manage the sales pipeline, and to have better market insight. But few companies realize these goals, often because of the way CRM is implemented. Find out where a CRM implementation can get off track—and how to ensure CRM success. Read More...
Anatomy of a Decision: SAP vs. Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
There are many reasons beyond purchase price that influence an enterprise application investment decision. In an exploration of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

investment decision methods  influence an enterprise application investment decision. In an exploration of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers that also considered Microsoft Dynamics, Nucleus found that functionality, reporting capabilities, staff skill availability, and partner and vendor support capabilities were key factors driving a decision to invest in EnterpriseOne. Download the complete results of this analysis now. Read More...
Seven Magic Questions: How to Improve Your Win Ratio by Selling Value Instead of Price
There are many consultative sales methods. Each has unique strengths and techniques, but they all try to focus on what matters to the customer. To improve your

investment decision methods  base your return on investment (ROI) or other presentation of value on what matters the most to the customer. 5. What are the ways we can solve the client''s problem? Usually there''s more than one way to solve a particular problem. If you''re having trouble with how long it''s taking your sales force to write sales proposals, for example, I could recommend software to automate the process, training to improve their skills, or a combination. 6. What are the probable outcomes from each potential solution? Any Read More...
The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision
The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of

investment decision methods  Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various Read More...
Seven Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP
Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth, but remain cautious in the current economic climate. One thing is clear: any

investment decision methods  enterprise resource planning (ERP) investment to their operation and estimate the potential return on investment (ROI). Read More...
Decision Support Systems -- Overview and Case Studies
Decison support systems range from simple electronic filing cabinets to complex data intensive and analytically sophisticated executive information systems

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SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us
In the IDC report SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us , you''ll learn how a SaaS-based BI solution can help employees throughou...

investment decision methods  BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us For years, only top executives at large corporations had access to business intelligence (BI). Not anymore. Today, the software as a service (SaaS) revolution has brought the power of BI to companies and decision makers at all levels —including people who create plans and forecasts and manage operations across the enterprise. Is your company taking advantage of the democratization of BI? Or are your information workers still struggling to mine Read More...
The Application of Business Intelligence to Improve Decision Making in Retail
Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the

investment decision methods  Application of Business Intelligence to Improve Decision Making in Retail Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) for improving decision making in the retail industry. It also examines the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across functions in a retail organization. Read More...
Insight: The Critical Path to Competitive Differentiation for Growing Companies
Insight is the power to see into a given situation. As such, it requires a combination of experience and analytics to enable better decision making. Insight

investment decision methods  The Critical Path to Competitive Differentiation for Growing Companies Insight is the power to see into a given situation. As such, it requires a combination of experience and analytics to enable better decision making. Insight helps small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) uncover opportunities and expose shortcomings, thus establishing the basis for corrective action. Read about continuing on the path toward greater insight and developing a long-term business intelligence (BI) strategy. Read More...

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