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CMMS – EAM
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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

it direct maintenance costs  as well. Using EXP it has purportedly brought $7 million (USD) to the bottom line through increased equipment availability and decreased operating costs. For example, looking at the performance of wheel dozers, the plant gets more total performance with only half the fleet. Further, the operating costs of large wheel loaders have dropped by 43.4 percent, while the life span of 190-ton off-highway trucks has been extended by greater than 60 percent. Dofasco is not the only equity partner for Ivara, which, Read More...
Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

it direct maintenance costs  account for intangible benefits. IT investments typically provide both direct (tangible) and intangible benefits. Intangible benefits, like improved customer satisfaction are ofen diffcult to measure so, they are ignored completely. They don''t account for future opportunities. Sometimes IT investments not only produce immediate benefits but they provide opportunities for future benefits. An example would be implementing an ERP system for financials which would provide future opportunities to layer on Read More...
How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues
SAP is addressing the problem of customers wanting support that vendors are either not providing, or providing at unjustifiable prices. Support and maintenance

it direct maintenance costs  partner products. If possible, it would be ideal for the advisory personnel to have knowledge of the complete playing field, including the competitive offerings. Early in 2006, SAP expanded its support services to meet customers'' changing demands. SAP introduced SAP Premium Support to mitigate some of the above conventional S&M contractual pitfalls, and to underline its commitment to continual S&M evolution and growth. Premium Support provides a new option between SAP Standard Support , a fairly 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 direct 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...
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

it direct maintenance costs  your accounting system, modify it to your needs, or take advantage of future technologies. Make sure your system has a stable, strong architecture, and can easily interface with the latest technologies such as Web, text chat, e-mail, fax, phone, PDA, and branch accounting. Also, take the time to find a service and maintenance system that is either written into your financial core modules or has a direct long-standing relationship with your financial modules. Get powerful reporting Look for a system with Read More...
Latest Developments for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider
Rimini Street is not trying to be a software vendor. Rather, the third party support and maintenance provider is a focused system implementation and consulting

it direct maintenance costs  not that earth-shattering; rather, it is plain common sense. The firm is not trying to be a software vendor, but a focused system implementation (SI) and consulting firm that happens to sell its services under service contracts instead of mere break-fix arrangements. If the circumstances were different (that is, if the company was not perceived by Oracle as bottom-feeding and client-poaching), Rimini Street could in fact be an Oracle partner. As a matter of fact, Oracle and SAP compete with their Read More...
Bridging the IT Talent Gap
Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy@but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals

it direct maintenance costs  the IT Talent Gap Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have. Read More...
Impact the Bottom Line, a Business Case For Reliability-Driven Maintenance
Many external factors are forcing companies to focus on cost efficiencies to gain a competitive advantage. As a result, maintenance organizations are now being

it direct maintenance costs  a Business Case For Reliability-Driven Maintenance Many external factors are forcing companies to focus on cost efficiencies to gain a competitive advantage. As a result, maintenance organizations are now being charged with the responsibility to contribute to the bottomline. The condition, availability and reliability of site assets affect a company’s ability to meet fluctuations in market demands, maintain quality and safety levels, and minimize product losses. Improving asset reliability impacts the Read More...
Service Parts Planning for Maintenance Management
Whether you have a small network with a couple of printers and a fax machine, or a sophisticated shop floor using robots, cranes, etc., you have to make sure

it direct maintenance costs  or later; and 2. it will eventually become obsolete. It is common knowledge that when your equipment becomes obsolete, you need to replace it and when they break, they need to be repaired. Furthermore, one would expect companies to always have spare parts available for repairs, but it is not always the case. Let’s take a look at why this may happen. Why is it so hard to have the right part at the right time? First of all, it doesn’t make sense to store parts in your inventory mainly because of the Read More...
IT Management and Development
The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order

it direct maintenance costs  Management and Development The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order to help companies enhance their operational, tactical, and strategic capabilities. Tools for IT management and development can help companies control and measure the quality and effectiveness of their IT infrastructures, and manage software and hardware development tasks. Challenges related to IT management and Read More...
Four Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies
For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that

it direct maintenance costs  Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that support that process. Taking a consumer approach to upgrading can help. You need to seek out solutions that fit your CPG environment, can keep up with continual innovation, and more. But you always need to be thinking ahead. Learn more about developing an IT roadmap. Read More...
Computer, IT, and Software
The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best

it direct maintenance costs  IT, and Software The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best business and technology practices. In a market that changes every day, high financial risks must be addressed accordingly. Computer, IT, and software companies must take action to maintain profitability and stay competitive. Leading companies in this industry that adopt technologies to help meet their business, operational, Read More...
It Isn''t the Fall, It''s the Sudden Stop
Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the

it direct maintenance costs  It''s the Sudden Stop It Isn''t the Fall, It''s the Sudden Stop James F. Dowling - January 10, 2002 Introduction A multinational manufacturing company spent more than a year identifying a strategic acquisition of four divisions from a competitor. They performed a detailed examination of finances, products, customers and core design and manufacturing resources. After an additional three months of work obtaining clearance from shareholders and the Italian, German, French and United States governments, the Read More...
Areas of Growth for After-market Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiatives
Increasingly, companies in the aviation industry are outsourcing their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, especially for engine and component

it direct maintenance costs  Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiatives Increasingly, companies in the aviation industry are outsourcing their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, especially for engine and component repair. However, many companies still report using custom, in-house applications instead of standard, off-the-shelf solutions. Learn how companies are balancing their outsourced and in-house MRO solutions, and discover the top three trends impacting the MRO segment. Read More...
How to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs
Most companies are facing a number of pressures, thanks to a stormy economic climate. To help control costs and resources, many small to medium businesses (SMBs

it direct maintenance costs  is an expert when it comes to the technical functionality of that software application. That doesn''t mean the ISV is an expert in determining how your business processes ought to change in order to adapt to the new software. A VAR is not a system integrator . System integrators ensure that the technical pieces of multiple systems function cohesively. They are naturally invaluable in a troubleshooting role. However, they are not experts when it comes to thinking strategically on your behalf through all Read More...

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