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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 known as the supply chain operations reference (SCOR) model to maximize supply chain efficiency. Simply gathering SCOR metrics information is one thing—but how do you actually make this information available to allow optimal decision-making for your business?

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

IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to "Yes"


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 approval is no guarantee of success. Getting a “yes” requires accessing and influencing other decision-makers, especially in the finance department. And along the way, there are plenty of others who can say “no.”

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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 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.

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

Should You Shift from a Project to Product-based Investment Approach?


Making educated investment decisions can be challenging for any company, especially in an environment of competition and rapid change.

An enterprise’s investment system typically focuses on projects. The dual investment system focuses on linking a business operations system with a well-rounded investment system for a more comprehensive look at the whole picture in your enterprise, and the ability to make wiser investment decisions.

This white paper looks at the potential limitations of the classic project-oriented system for making investment decisions, and examines the new dual investment system: a product-based investment system.

investment decisions  Investment Approach? Making educated investment decisions can be challenging for any company, especially in an environment of competition and rapid change. An enterprise’s investment system typically focuses on projects. The dual investment system focuses on linking a business operations system with a well-rounded investment system for a more comprehensive look at the whole picture in your enterprise, and the ability to make wiser investment decisions. This white paper looks at the potential 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 management (PPM) vendors have adopted the IT governance mantra to differentiate their solutions from those offered by the enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry.

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

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 $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.

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

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) software market. However, few companies seem to be investing appropriately. The first mistake they make is to try to keep costs down by attempting to create an ROI program internally. It's a sure way to waste value people, time, and effort. If you want a significant return on your ROI sales and marketing investment, hire an expert.

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

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 infrastructure company that is a market leader in business intelligence, specifically for query and reporting tools. The new name reflects that of its flagship product, Crystal Reports.

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

Solace: The Only Complete Messaging Solution for Single Dealer Platforms


Three kinds of messaging need to be supported in Single Dealer Platforms (SDPs) in investment banking: real-time for quote distribution, persistent for order flow, and streaming over the web to rich internet applications. It has historically taken three separate messaging products to meet these needs, but the implementation and integration of these systems introduces many challenges, including the complexity and fragility of the system and scalability issues. This white paper shows how an integrated messaging platform that handles all of the messaging requirements for SDPs reduces these challenges while increasing flexibility and robustness.

investment decisions  Dealer Platforms (SDPs) in investment banking: real-time for quote distribution, persistent for order flow, and streaming over the web to rich internet applications. It has historically taken three separate messaging products to meet these needs, but the implementation and integration of these systems introduces many challenges, including the complexity and fragility of the system and scalability issues. This white paper shows how an integrated messaging platform that handles all of the messaging Read More

The Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment


In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard quantifiable evidence, like business impact or ROI, can be complex and seem out of reach in the face of rapid change and constrained L&D resources. This paper introduces a simplified process and toolkit, and shares some of the key findings uncovered since its inception.

investment decisions  Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard quantifiable evidence, like business impact or ROI, can be complex and seem out of reach in the face of rapid change and constrained L&D resources. This paper introduces a simplified process and toolkit, and shares some of the key findings uncovered since its inception. Read More

Keeping the Right People: Making the Right Decisions When It Counts


Corporate leaders must look carefully at how their companies are organized and staffed, and keep the “right” people. But who must be kept and who can you afford to let go? If you don’t know how to re-engineer your staff, you might not be saving as much as you think. Discover methods and technologies that can help you avoid the pitfalls inherent in any reduction in workforce—to save money while you retain the best talent.

investment decisions  the Right People: Making the Right Decisions When It Counts Corporate leaders must look carefully at how their companies are organized and staffed, and keep the “right” people. But who must be kept and who can you afford to let go? If you don’t know how to re-engineer your staff, you might not be saving as much as you think. Discover methods and technologies that can help you avoid the pitfalls inherent in any reduction in workforce—to save money while you retain the best talent. Read More

Battery Ventures' Consona Tenure: Everybody Wins?


Battery Venture's investment in Consona Corporation was one of the last decade's best returns on investment (ROIs) by any private equity firm investing in enterprise software. And there has been a vehement denial of any presumed trade-off between Consona’s research and development (R&D) investment and making money. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at how this deal might’ve been a winning proposition for all parties.

investment decisions  Everybody Wins? Battery Venture''s investment in Consona Corporation was one of the last decade''s best returns on investment (ROIs) by any private equity firm investing in enterprise software. And there has been a vehement denial of any presumed trade-off between Consona’s research and development (R&D) investment and making money. TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic takes a look at how this deal might’ve been a winning proposition for all parties. Read More

Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization


Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI). However, many companies implementing an ERP solution don’t add a dedicated inventory optimization module. Learn how inventory optimization can offer companies huge potential to maximize the value of IT investments—and keep inventory levels at the right balance.

investment decisions  and fastest Return on Investment (ROI) . However, many companies that have implemented an ERP solution have not added a dedicated inventory optimization module. It is a huge potential for companies to maximize the value of their IT investment for a relatively small incremental cost. It is a fundamental requirement for almost every company to be able to meet customers'' requested service levels with a minimum amount of inventory. This means having the right products in stock and virtually nothing else. Read More

Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions


The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to expand, blurring the boundaries of core ERP functionality. The three essential factors to consider in ERP versus best-of-breed decisions are functionality, integration, and the ability to upgrade. Find out the questions you need to ask when considering an ERP extension.

investment decisions  and quicker return on investment (ROI) , and shows how these differ by enterprise application area. According to Aberdeen''s August 2006 Software as a Service Buyer''s Guide, another compelling advantage of SaaS is that its Web-based delivery model, supported in many cases by a service-oriented architecture, enables more laser-focused deployments. Rather than an enterprise having to roll out an entire application, SaaS can enable a slice of functionality to be deployed to ease a specific business pain or Read More