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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 tools  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
Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools
Tools under the business intelligence (BI) umbrella combine to convert data into information, and information into decisions for action. Dashboards and

investment decision tools  book-to-bill ratios, return on investment (ROI), and other vital metrics. Typical data that manufacturing enterprises should know about on a daily basis, include inventory situation, rejected items, throughput, booked sales, order status, on-time shipments, warranty levels, etc. In each of these categories, users might want to get behind the numbers and the trends to discern the root causes or find out what items, regions, channel partners, or customers are involved. To recap, BI is an umbrella term that Read More
Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision
With the software industry offering greater options and depth of function , we do not hear the idea of a company building their own software very often, but the

investment decision tools  be a very good investment. If the motivation is technology based, the motivation is usually bad. Unless you are in the technology business, how you achieve results is not important to the results. Using the right technology may lower your cost due to standardization, but if the right technology is one that is new to your business, it is a dangerous motivation. The technology motivation is often rooted in an emotional foundation coming from technology advocates. Their true motivation, usually not 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 tools  $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 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 tools  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
How to Calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) On a Digital Signature Solution
More and more companies are implementing digital signature solutions, allowing a completely electronic workflow, from document creation through to its signing

investment decision tools  Calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) On a Digital Signature Solution More and more companies are implementing digital signature solutions, allowing a completely electronic workflow, from document creation through to its signing, archiving, and auditing. You no longer have to interrupt your streamlined electronic processes by reintroducing paper into the workflow. This white paper will help you establish the return on investment (ROI) that your organization can achieve by deploying a digital signature Read More
ERP for Small and Midsized Companies: Time for a Decision
Until recently, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was rarely considered for use in smaller firms, as core benefits—better business management via

investment decision tools  for Small and Midsized Companies: Time for a Decision Until recently, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software was rarely considered for use in smaller firms, as core benefits—better business management via coordinated, standardized information and analysis—were often outweighed by costs and complexities of ERP systems. A variety of options have emerged to overcome concerns of the past. Read on the key considerations in an ERP decision and critical implementation factors. Read More
SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International
ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

investment decision tools  Announces Investment in Catalyst International SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International S. McVey - September 1st, 1999 Event Summary ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc. In return, Catalyst will drop its NT platform development plans, and provide customer training, consulting and product customization services for SAP Logistics Execution System (LES), at its Supply Chain 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 tools  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
Customized Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate
Through applications that integrate seamlessly into an enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom automation programs that

investment decision tools  custom automation, IQMS, IQMS automation, shop floor, production, production automation, automate Read More
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 tools  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
Strategic Planning Applications for Better Decision Making
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes

investment decision tools  Planning Applications for Better Decision Making Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition—develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies. Read More
Driving Better, Faster Decision Making through Finance
Software can’t tell you how to beat the competition, but it can determine which products and services have the greatest profit margin, who are the most

investment decision tools  productive employees, or how investments are impacting the bottom line. Knowing that information helps you make the right decisions. This report addresses how finance can create an accurate, actionable 360-degree view of your company Read More
Attaining Real Time, On-demand Information Data: Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools
Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization

investment decision tools  demand the need and investment in data management and integration. The trend of massive growth in data volumes continues with no end in sight, while enterprises have to manage and share large amounts of data across diverse regions and lines of businesses (LOB). The introduction of new data generating technologies, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID), will only accelerate this growth and the subsequent need for real time BI. Traditional BI systems use a large volume of static data that has been Read More
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