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Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises'' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

it average maintenance costs  consider when reducing costs. IT entitlement costs, such as enterprise software maintenance, have (at some companies) soared to a record average of 70 percent of total annual IT budgets. Logically, as the maintenance costs become a larger percentage of spending, users want to look at how to reduce those costs. But many chief information officers (CIO) also know that the software bill he or she receives can be minor in comparison to the costs of running an internal IT department. This is particularly true Read More...
Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation
Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities

it average maintenance costs  ways than one, as it produces tangible and intangible results to profits. If your equipment goes down due to a lack of preventive maintenance, you can''t service your customer and eventually this will result in lost business. To measure this, we''ll look at a company managing a fleet of 500 vehicles and each vehicle represents a revenue source of $1200.00 per vehicle per day based on an average of 200 operating days per year the revenue expectations equal $240,000.00 per year. If the vehicle goes down due Read More...
Maintenance Software--How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors
When negotiating a contract with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor the guiding principals and definition of the project must first be

it average maintenance costs  ahead of implementation. Keep it simple: The document should be easy to read and understand. Maintainers are frustrated having to wade through pages and pages of complex legalese. Definitions Every contract should begin by defining common terms used throughout the document. For example, software materials might be defined as the XYZ company software in object code and source-code format, and all documents — including but not limited to — specifications, flow charts, diagrams, and user manuals, Read More...
Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?
Although Rimini Street''s client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating

it average maintenance costs  service and leveraging their IT investments. Prior to founding Rimini Street, Ravin cofounded TomorrowNow support services for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products, and served as president and chief operating officer (COO) for TomorrowNow. Ravin sold his 50 percent stake in TomorrowNow to SAP in January 2005, and retired (albeit for a short while) to pursue other entrepreneurial ventures. For background information on users'' typical problems with S&M, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get Onto an Easy Read More...
Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance
Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or

it average maintenance costs  being collected and comparing it to a predetermined standard. If the process deviates significantly from the standard, action is required. To determine root cause and the appropriate action, specific tools can be employed. This includes Pareto analysis, cause-and- effect diagrams, or simply brainstorming. Described below are the multiple sources of data, various techniques for analyzing the information, and the means to take corrective action: 1. Data Collection The first step in implementing a data Read More...
Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting
During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT

it average maintenance costs  IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT investments deliver more value to a company’s top and bottom lines—by creating new efficiencies and increasing revenues—than any savings gained from traditional IT cost-cutting. Discover the other reasons why your IT spending can actually save money in the long run. Read More...
Managing Costs More Effectively: Sustaining a Lean Organization in Demanding Times
All midsize and larger companies think they have systems in place to manage costs, so they give this issue little ongoing thought. They may be blind to the

it average maintenance costs  they give this issue little ongoing thought. They may be blind to the limitations of the systems they’re using and the improvements to cost management they can achieve. This paper identifies the information technology (IT) components used in cost management to enable finance executives to identify areas of improvement. Read More...
Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise

it average maintenance costs  IT Managers Can Make a Difference Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference Featured Author - William R. Friend* - May 14, 2004 Introduction In the back of every CIO''s mind at the time of the annual performance review are two questions: Do I run an IT shop that is aligned with the requirements of our business? and Are the IT projects we are doing generating an acceptable return on investment? In the short term, the more expedient CIO might just try to align IT results with the expectations Read More...
Dealership Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It?
What Is a DMS?When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine

it average maintenance costs  Management System: What Is It and Who Needs It? What Is a DMS? When one talks about a DMS, people usually think about a document management system, a data management system, or even a destroyer mine sweeper. But very few people know that it’s also the acronym for “dealership management system,” which is a product or package of several products which is created specifically for the automotive industry. The core of any DMS is a system similar to enterprise resource planning (ERP), with, however, Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

it average maintenance costs  than a thousand firms, it covers common problems and working solutions for how to effectively implement and use ERP systems. The book can be ordered on amazon.com. This excerpt on Justification of ERP Investments is presented in four parts: Quantifiable benefits from an ERP system The intangible effects of ERP Costs of implementing an ERP system Replacing or re-implementing an ERP system Reprinted with permission of McGraw-Hill. One-Time Costs Software . The cost of an ERP software package varies Read More...
The Consumer IT Revolution
With the consumerization of information technology (IT), employees are bringing insights and experiences into the workplace, sharing pioneering technology, and

it average maintenance costs  Consumer IT Revolution With the consumerization of information technology (IT), employees are bringing insights and experiences into the workplace, sharing pioneering technology, and driving business innovation. This report based on a survey of 100 global C-level executives delves into various aspects of the consumer IT revolution. The study findings indicate that it is having a positive impact on both businesses (employers) and internal consumers (employees). Read More...
Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital
Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations. But, you can get a handle on costs by taking steps to improve

it average maintenance costs  COST STRUCTURE If only it didn’t cost so much money to make money. That’s the predicament of many small businesses and midsize companies. Customers keep demanding more for less – and those product and service enhancements cost you more to provide even though you get paid less for them. Larger competitors often have deeper pockets – plus, they enjoy economies of scale that you can’t match. Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations and new Read More...
Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online for CMMS-EAM Certification Report
Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online (v. 5.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)–enterprise asset

it average maintenance costs  Connection Onsite/Online for CMMS-EAM Certification Report Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online (v. 5.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)–enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions in the Asset Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, Read More...
Beating IT Recession Blues
IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT

it average maintenance costs  IT Recession Blues IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT investments are most effective when they improve business performance. Find out the degree to which organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) understand what IT is doing for their businesses, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it. Read More...

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