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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
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
IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

investment decisions  Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment Introduction Information technology (IT) management and chief information officers (CIO) share a common goal to maximize the value of their IT investments. Achieving this requires a strong foothold on the multiple projects taking place at any given time. Identifying risk, resource utilization, and earned value with a portfolio of IT projects necessitates the implementation and adoption of standards processes to track and respond to any red flags that may 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
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
Business Analytics Help Marketers Make Data-driven Decisions
IBM Business Analytics help managers in different areas of the marketing organization do their jobs more effectively. Watch this video to see how: 1. Demand

investment decisions  Analytics Help Marketers Make Data-driven Decisions IBM Business Analytics help managers in different areas of the marketing organization do their jobs more effectively. Watch this video to see how: 1. Demand generation managers can target the most profitable customers with the right offer at the right time. 2. Marketing operations managers can review the results of multiple campaigns from a single marketing performance dashboard. 3. Brand managers can blend data from blogs, forums, and social Read More
Increase Your Talent IQ: Stop Guessing and Start Making Smarter Decisions about Your Workforce
How much insight do companies truly have into their workforce? Too many organizations rely on assumptions versus facts when it comes to talent. Others simply

investment decisions  Your Talent IQ: Stop Guessing and Start Making Smarter Decisions about Your Workforce How much insight do companies truly have into their workforce? Too many organizations rely on assumptions versus facts when it comes to talent. Others simply have no reliable means of gaining better data and insight into the fitness and capabilities of their people. Read More
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?
IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows

investment decisions  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 are often hard to determine because underlying business assumptions can change. One way for IT managers to meet financial Read More
Challenging Budget Decisions in State, County, and City Government Need Industrial Strength HR/Payroll Solutions
All levels of government today face the challenge of trying to operate within severe budgets. Administrators, finance and budget officers must come up with

investment decisions  Budget Decisions in State, County, and City Government Need Industrial Strength HR/Payroll Solutions All levels of government today face the challenge of trying to operate within severe budgets. Administrators, finance and budget officers must come up with innovative scenarios to perform this juggling act. Is there an easier way to get at the right data for planning without painstaking manual work or jeopardizing the current knowledge base, all while preventing legal risks? Yes, there is! Read t Read More
The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today''s difficult business to business (B2B

investment decisions  consider when making an investment decision: return on investment, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return and payback period. If this doesn''t sound complex enough to convince you to bring in an ROI expert, then perhaps the following will. According to CFO Magazine, 86 percent of CFOs use financial metrics to prioritize technology investments. ROI Makes Your Positioning Bulletproof A compelling marketing statement is a benefit that addresses a customer problem. It needs to be important and 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 decisions  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
Salesforce.com Forms a Venture Capital Investment Fund
Salesforce.com has set up the Salesforce1 Fund, a venture capital fund designed to fuel the creation of mobile apps. Salesforce has reportedly already allocated

investment decisions  Forms a Venture Capital Investment Fund Salesforce.com has set up the Salesforce1 Fund , a venture capital fund designed to fuel the creation of mobile apps . Salesforce has reportedly already allocated $100 million for the fund to invest in companies building innovative mobile apps and products connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) that extend the power of the Salesforce1 platform. The first notable investments include the DocuSign e-signature, i.am+ camera add-ons for iPhone (by will.i.am), Read More
A Road Map to Better Data-driven Decisions: Straightforward Directions for Improving Tactical and Strategic Decision Making
Small or midsize businesses need powerful yet affordable analytics, business intelligence (BI), and mobile functionality— to get the information required for

investment decisions  data-driven decision making,business intelligence solution,ad hoc report,BI solution,mobile analytics Read More
The “Aha! Moment”
Most business leaders rely heavily on their business management software for making critical decisions and for managing operations. That’s why when it becomes

investment decisions  “Aha! Moment” Most business leaders rely heavily on their business management software for making critical decisions and for managing operations. That’s why when it becomes clear to you that your current system is hampering your ability to make those critical decisions, it’s time to start looking for something new. Denise Petitti of Ash Equipment in Batavia, Illinois (US) was training a new employee and realized that 80 percent of the screens she was demonstrating were useless to her business. Read More

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