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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...
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...
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...
All Inclusive ERP: Full Support Without Increased Investment
While ERP systems are intended to support a business from end to end, many manufacturers choose to support their operations with extensions to ERP. But for some

investment decisions  Full Support Without Increased Investment While ERP systems are intended to support a business from end to end, many manufacturers choose to support their operations with extensions to ERP. But for some organizations, an ERP system is fully capable of supporting all their operations, even if they don’t know it. Read up on the benefits that SMB manufacturers have seen from ERP when they rely more heavily on the functionality contained within their ERP system, rather than extensions. Read More...
Providing CFOs Unprecedented Views of Hospital-Wide Data-Converged Financial, Clinical, and Operational Information
Chief financial officers (CFOs) at large hospitals must process large amounts of information to make strategic decisions. Solutions that intelligently aggregate

investment decisions  hospital,business intelligence,hospital management,hospital administration,hospital management system,business intelligence software,hospital information system,hospital software,hospital waste,microsoft business intelligence,financial decisions,hospital management project,business intelligence tools,hospital waste management,what is business intelligence Read More...
Human Capital Analytics Drives Strategic Business Decisions
Managers need high-quality information about their workforce to recruit and retain the best people and maximize employee productivity. In this white paper from

investment decisions  Capital Analytics Drives Strategic Business Decisions Managers need high-quality information about their workforce to recruit and retain the best people and maximize employee productivity. In this white paper from Ventana Research and IBM, learn how analytics tools can help you uncover insights about work groups and individuals to help engage, support, and motivate employees and further your organization’s business goals. Read More...
Improving CRM Investments: Optimizing the Customer Life Cycle with Intelligent Marketing Automation
Building customer relationships requires six key elements to be in place and working together to maximize your customer relationship management (CRM) investment

investment decisions  CRM Investments: Optimizing the Customer Life Cycle with Intelligent Marketing Automation Building customer relationships requires six key elements to be in place and working together to maximize your customer relationship management (CRM) investment. Because these strategies are synergistic, one missing piece can have an impact on the effectiveness of the other parts. Find out about the six components that can lead you to having—and using—a profitable CRM system that includes a marketing Read More...
Effective GRC Management: Strategies for Mitigating Risks and Sustaining Growth in the Tough Economy
A core responsibility among company leaders is to understand the potential return on any investment. So how do executives justify budgeting and spending on

investment decisions  when the return on investment (ROI) is not clear? This paper presents survey results showing that executives are viewing effective GRC management as opportunities for corporate growth. Read More...
The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions
Driving sustainable growth requires profitability-focused planning and performance management. Most companies have some type of profitability reporting@but many

investment decisions  and have made an investment to automate profitability reporting readily report ROI related to improved decisions and manual workload reductions that far outweigh any investment in software. The benefits of having information that expands the organizations’ understanding of where profits lie 12 #213429 ©2008 IDC far outweigh the costs, and an investment in technology is an investment in accuracy; a sustainable, repeatable process; and the ability to deliver information to support true day-to-day Read More...
A Guide to Decisions in Automating HR & Payroll Functions
HR automation ranges from simple spreadsheet-based solutions to complex enterprise-wide solutions that automate every single process of the HR function—and can

investment decisions  Guide to Decisions in Automating HR & Payroll Functions HR automation ranges from simple spreadsheet-based solutions to complex enterprise-wide solutions that automate every single process of the HR function—and can even extend to employees and sourcing partners. This paper looks at the various levels of sophistication that organizations have typically automated, and articulates the benefits that occur when the organizations take leaps through various levels of sophistication. 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

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...
The Miracle in Detroit: Putting the ROI into ITIL
IT managers understand the difficulty of demonstrating returns on investment for technology projects. The issue is particularly acute for large multiphase

investment decisions  of demonstrating returns on investment for technology projects. The issue is particularly acute for large multiphase deployments, such as IT infrastructure library (ITIL) implementations: massive projects which are hard to sell to management, and which promise returns many years in the future—after significant investment. So how do you get management to buy into your vision? Read More...

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