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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 support  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...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

investment decision support  and in-market management encompasses investment funding decisions and optimization to achieve business objectives. For those not familiar with the definition, a portfolio is a set of candidate investments that must be considered as a whole in order to ensure the achievement of specific business objectives. Product portfolio management (PPM) is the business process by which organizations determine the set of innovation investments they will fund (and those they won’t) to achieve their business Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two
Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa)Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management

investment decision support  Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa) Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management (IPM) in a blog post about how wise decisions regarding innovation investments can make a huge difference to a company’s success down the line. There are many practices and technologies that come together to improve the success of product innovation, with product lifecycle management (PLM) 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 support  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...
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 support  $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...
No Yawn Intended: Enterprise Applications Giant Introduces a Mid-tier Support Choice
Many market observers might yawn at SAP''s recent Premium Support announcement, but users increasingly appreciate more choice and certainty, and may take notice

investment decision support  notion of return on investment (ROI). This is not a new concept by any means, and is quite straightforward: it is the ratio of the benefits of a project, initiative, or purchase, to the associated costs and investment (see Whose ROI is it Anyway? ). Performing ROI calculations might be easy, but deciding what figures to plug into the calculations can be particularly daunting, given that there are both tangible benefits (such as service uptime increase) and intangible, soft, non-quantifiable benefits Read More...
Westminster Savings Credit Union Makes a Smart Investment
Westminster Saving Credit Union (WSCU) is one of Canada’s largest credit unions, with 12 branches, 50,000 members and more than $2.1 billion in assets. To meet

investment decision support  Union Makes a Smart Investment Westminster Saving Credit Union (WSCU) is one of Canada’s largest credit unions, with 12 branches, 50,000 members and more than $2.1 billion in assets. To meet its rigorous accounting and financial reporting needs, WSCU migrated from Sage PFW ERP to Sage ERP MAS 500 based on the advice of business partner The Answer Company. Download this case study to learn about the benefits WSCU realized after the transition. Read More...
Taking Multilingual Support to the Next Level
Product managers in product companies are trying to develop applications that support multilingual functionality. Multinational corporations use multilingual

investment decision support  default. In many AMCs, investment recommendations for funds traded in one country would need the approval of the chief investment officer (CIO), located at the headquarters in another country, before they could be presented to customers. This means that after logging into the application in the German language, the asset manager in the AMC''s Frankfurt office might need to switch over to the English language later while reviewing the data with his UK-based CIO prior to obtaining his or her approval. Once Read More...
How Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment
Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in

investment decision support  on an EAM Software Investment Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) software to ensure they have applications in place that are properly implemented and functional, ensure compliance with regulations, and adopt AIM best practices. This white paper discusses the EAM software features that can play a role in software project ROI for drilling contractors as Read More...
Accelerating Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing
With an uncertain future, if you want to continue growing you must step away from “business as usual” and focus on keeping operations lean and efficient. Top

investment decision support  Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing With an uncertain future, if you want to continue growing you must step away from “business as usual” and focus on keeping operations lean and efficient. Top-level executives have directed managers to restructure and cut costs. For chief information officers (CIOs), restructuring often means consolidating IT resources to eliminate redundancy. But today, managers must look past the numbers and evaluate long-term benefits. Read More...
SAP Support - From Reactive to Proactive
I recently attended the SAP Active Global Support (AGS) Analyst Summit in Costa Mesa, California, along with a member of TEC’s software selection services team.

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Great Plains Taps The Web To Deliver Product Support
Great Plains has expanded eSupport, its web-based technical support service. The new service promises to provide customers and partners with higher levels of

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Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality
Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally

investment decision support  Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally takes a top-down approach. In Japanese companies, however, the approach to making decisions is the opposite: it is bottom-up. This traditional and formal decision-making process, which is even now employed in Japanese governmental offices as well as companies, is Read More...
LTCH Picks Spinnaker for SAP Third-party Support
My recent blog post said that third-party software service and maintenance providers continue to peel off lucrative maintenance contracts from large vendors one

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