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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 lower maintenance costs  on the subject, but it appears that a reasonable target for the ratio of planned to unplanned maintenance is 80:20. Clearly, many manufacturing environments have far to go to achieve this target. Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned environment notice significant improvements, such as significant reductions in total downtime lower inventory of spare parts required in stores increased production capacity, as fewer machines lie idle or are in the shop less space Read More...
What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?
Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization

it lower maintenance costs  is not altering how it is using the product very much. Although these executives saw the value of bug fixes, the low number of bugs in their systems had made this part of the maintenance service seem more like an insurance policy benefit. What this means is that the older the code is, the lower the value of maintenance. However, the older the code, the higher the customer''s risk is if system upgrades are made that require changing the code. New releases, upgrades, and enhancements is the next area this Read More...
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

it lower maintenance costs  alternatives to the public. It is an experienced Bryan, Texas-based (US), third-party maintenance and support provider for former PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards products (which were recently acquired by Oracle .) The company has been PeopleSoft-focused since its creation a few years ago by former PeopleSoft managers, and has received considerable attention in the last several months by offering lower-cost support contracts to PeopleSoft customers—a cost that is about half the price PeopleSoft would have Read More...
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 lower maintenance costs  lately more and more IT managers are intent on finding ways around ever-increasing S&M costs. Vendors will quickly cite that the bulk of software support fees is related to upgrade rights. Customers receiving S&M instantly acquire an appreciating asset, as they receive access to all future innovations at no additional costs. Furthermore, vendors will point out that this practice is common in other industries. For example, Best Buy , the consumer goods retailer, offers two types of maintenance contracts: Read More...
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

it lower maintenance costs  leanness commitment over time. It took Lucas a period of seven years to slip away from lean practices. The message here: Never relax in the e ort to trim waste and streamline practices. Hand-in-hand with these improvements comes refined purchasing methodology. Most storerooms employ computerized systems that govern parts ordering. Consider supplier consolidation within that scheme so that the power of volume purchasing can be brought to bear on supplier pricing. For multi-site enterprises this can reap 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 lower 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...
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 lower 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...
Get in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance
US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation

it lower maintenance costs  in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation can now be drastically improved with the advent of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions that incorporate closed-loop diagnostics. This best-of-breed maintenance functionality extends the boundaries of traditional software by providing specialized Read More...
Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,
It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet

it lower maintenance costs  Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations, It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here. Read More...
Lean IT Governance: The Most Realistic and Attainable Approach to IT Governance
The most realistic and attainable approach to IT governance is a

it lower maintenance costs  IT enhances organizational performance. IT projects such as implementing applications, integrating systems and enhancing telecommunications can dramatically lower costs, create competitive advantage and increase customer satisfaction. For IT to be considered a high performer, IT project performance must be high. Continuously improving IT project performance is a two-fold effort. First, IT managers must prioritize projects relative to anticipated outcomes, and relative to IT’s capacity to execute the Read More...
Rimini Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here!
In a recent press release, Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance

it lower maintenance costs  Rimini Street has made it easier for customers to negotiate their best pricing, support features, and service contract terms from Oracle and SAP by providing customers with a  competitive proposal available online . Rimini Street believes competition is important in the marketplace—so even if a customer evaluates Rimini Street’s third-party support option and determines that it is not right for the company today, the customer can still use the Rimini Street proposal as leverage to get the best Read More...
IT Services(2)
Wipro''s IT solution and services include IT infrastructure systems integration, information systems

it lower maintenance costs  Services(2) Wipro''s IT solution and services include IT infrastructure systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research development. 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 lower 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...
Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT
Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their

it lower maintenance costs  the Business Value of IT Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their contribution to the business and justify initiatives they seek to undertake. Read about concrete practices, processes, and recommendations to drive ROIT investment via key areas for improvement, the value of improvement, and guidelines for evaluating potential projects. Read More...

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