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Making the Right Decisions with SCOR
In the relentless search for ever-improving returns on investment and market competitiveness, some of the world’s biggest corporations are applying a model

investment decisions  ever improving returns on investment and market competitiveness, some of the world''s biggest corporations are applying a model that is known as SCOR - the Supply-Chain Operations Reference model - to maximize supply chain efficiency. But simply gathering SCOR metrics information is one thing - how do you actually make this information available to allow optimal decision making for your business? The SCOR Model The SCOR model is the supply chain industry de facto standard model for providing 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 decisions  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...
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 decisions  percent of companies make investment decisions based on politics rather than on valid data; 50 percent of new products miss profit objectives, while 79 percent miss their product launch date; and 85 percent of companies lack feasibility and risk data for innovation and NPI projects. The result is that 50 to 70 percent of initiatives fail overall, and manufacturing executives are growing frustrated with the so-called “black box” of R&D. They want better visibility into the probability of their Read More...
Defining the Business Value from Your Technology Investment
Most decisions on technology investments, like decisions in other business areas, are tied to expected benefits. Typically, these benefits are identified as

investment decisions  Value from Your Technology Investment Most decisions on technology investments, like decisions in other business areas, are tied to expected benefits. Typically, these benefits are identified as cost savings, greater efficiencies, best practices, or more sales. But too often the value promised by adopting new technology is misinterpreted or misunderstood by the business. The result: mismanaged expectations, or worse, business decisions made with faulty information. Read More...
Seagate Software ''Crystallizes'' Its New Name: Crystal Decisions
Seagate Software has announced a new chapter in its corporate history by changing its name to Crystal Decisions. Crystal Decisions is an information

investment decisions  company, Seagate Technology. An investment group led by Silver Lake Partners and executive management from Seagate Technology now own Crystal Decisions. According to the vendor, together Silver Lake and Seagate Technology have brought a strong combination of market expertise, long-term strategic vision, and financial stability to the company. Silver Lake Partners has stated that they recognize significant opportunity in Crystal Decisions'' products, executive team, and market leadership, and is committed Read More...
Three Keys to Better Data-driven Decisions: What You Should Know... Right Now
The perception of most small to midsized business (SMB) executives is that most of the data they need to make decisions is available “in the computer system

investment decisions  Keys to Better Data-driven Decisions: What You Should Know... Right Now The perception of most small to midsized business (SMB) executives is that most of the data they need to make decisions is available “in the computer system,” or at least locked away until the moment is right for it to be accessed and used. But what if your enterprise system has not been structured to track and report this information? What if this information or metric is not even defined? Download this TEC report to find Read More...
CNL Investment Company: Vision Creating Value
“Over the last several yearsour sales team tripled and oursales increased ten-fold.WithSalesLogix we were able tomanage this growth and yetpreserve

investment decisions  Investment Company: Vision Creating Value with SalesLogix “Over the last several years our sales team tripled and our sales increased ten-fold.With SalesLogix we were able to manage this growth and yet preserve our trademark customer-centric focus.” Constantine Blinkov Director of Business Infrastructure CNL Investment Company Read More...
TEC''s New White Papers Library Offers Research Tools to Help Companies Make Better Technology Decisions
Impartial software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) announces the launch of its newly redesigned TEC White Papers site, with improved

investment decisions  s New White Papers Library Offers Research Tools to Help Companies Make Better Technology Decisions TEC''s New White Papers Library Offers Research Tools to Help Companies Make Better Technology Decisions Newly redesigned for greater functionality and ease of use, TEC''s white paper and case study web site helps businesses research technical content to assist them with their software and technology purchasing decisions. Visit TEC White Papers Submit an IT white paper or case study Montreal, QC, October Read More...
Maximize Value from Your IT Investment
In the informative white paper using technology to maximize business value, you''ll learn how to get maximum value from your IT systems.

investment decisions  Value from Your IT Investment You''ve made a sizable investment in IT. Now how do you get the maximum value from your investment? In the informative white paper Using Technology to Maximize Business Value , you''ll learn how to get maximum value from your IT systems. Find out how you can drive more value from your IT infrastructure by building on your current platform benchmarking and measuring company performance integrating dashboarding into management practices developing the right rewards to drive the Read More...
Executive Decisions for Using IT Outsourcing, Hosted Systems, and Enterprise System Management
Information technology (IT) executives are beginning to seriously re-evaluate their highly hyped, service-oriented architectures (SOA) strategies—and

investment decisions  Decisions for Using IT Outsourcing, Hosted Systems, and Enterprise System Management Information technology (IT) executives are beginning to seriously re-evaluate their highly hyped, service-oriented architectures (SOA) strategies—and consequently, their IT outsourcing, hosting, and enterprise system management strategies. However, creating long-term strategies is complicated by the wide range of available service delivery models. That’s why it’s vital to uncover the important Read More...
Case Study: Georg Fischer’s CRM Investment Improves Transparency and Customer Service
Georg Fischer, a global provider of fluid-handling systems, was using a simple database to manage customer contact information. But the company couldn’t

investment decisions  Study: Georg Fischer’s CRM Investment Improves Transparency and Customer Service Georg Fischer, a global provider of fluid-handling systems, was using a simple database to manage customer contact information. But the company couldn’t effectively track the progress of customer relationships, opportunities, and projects, and so key data was often lost. By implementing an integrated enterprise application, the company now has centralized customer contact information, and improved customer relationships. Read More...
Geocoding: Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Decisions
By geocoding your address data, you have the location intelligence that helps you see patterns and create new opportunities to grow your business. There are

investment decisions  Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Decisions In his search for better geocoding technology, Grauberger discovered several providers including Melissa Data Corp. Based in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Melissa Data provides easy-to-use and cost-effective data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and data enhancements. Source : Melissa Data Resources Related to Geocoding: Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Read More...
Leveraging Customer Lifetime Value to Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI)
As one-to-one marketing begins to permeate mainstream business practices, organizations in highly competitive markets struggle to gain an advantage. Thus, as

investment decisions  Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) As one-to-one marketing begins to permeate mainstream business practices, organizations in highly competitive markets struggle to gain an advantage. Thus, as part of an ongoing effort to differentiate products and services, best-in-breed organizations are now using a tool called “customer lifetime value,” a metric that projects a customer’s value over the entire span of that customer s relationship with a company. Read More...
Evaluating Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises
The problem of information technology investments particularly concerns small and medium enterprises, as they are much more limited in resources than large

investment decisions  Strategic Information Technology Investment: An Appraisal of Software Alternatives for Small to Medium Enterprises The origins of open source and closed source software solutions have different philosophies. The closed source methodology is in most cases practiced by companies which refer to their code as a business secret. In this way they protect their work from piracy and from copycats. The other crucial distinction is that this software is developed to satisfy market requirements. Part One Read More...

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