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The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

it maintenance cost category  discuss, is how expensive it will be to go back on maintenance if you decide to drop it. Some will say that you cannot go back on maintenance, but the phrase money talks is a key one to remember. Most vendors will allow you to go back on maintenance if you pay a penalty and come up to a supportable release level. Understand this option before you make a final decision to drop maintenance. If you drop maintenance, what then? Your software will still require some maintenance. Questions will need Read More...
SAP APO: Will it Fill the Gap?
Announced over two years ago, SAP''s Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) is geared toward the supply chain management market, where it will compete head-to-head

it maintenance cost category  chain management market, where it will compete head-to-head with offerings from established best-of-breed vendors like i2 and Manugistics. In the mid-nineties, responding to pressure from a number of Fortune 50 companies, SAP devised the Logistics Optimization Interface (LOI), a project that enabled supply chain vendors like Chesapeake Decision Sciences, Inc., i2 Technologies, Inc., and Numetrix Limited to integrate their applications to R/3. While other enterprise application providers like PeopleSoft Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

it maintenance cost category  fixing the asset when it breaks down. If the cost of failure is low but the cost of maintenance is high, one has to minimize the amount of maintenance required and this may again be best done by waiting for the asset to break before expending any maintenance cost. Where the cost of failure is high and the cost of maintenance is low, one logically has to be more proactive and accept more maintenance cost in order to insure that the asset will not fail. Here, a time-based preventive maintenance strategy Read More...
Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership
The upfront expenses of a network comprise only 19% of the total cost. The remaining 81% can sneak up on bank management, often unaware of some subtle TCO

it maintenance cost category  five stages: Design. The IT department evaluates needs, industry standards, and current technology. Acquire. This phase involves acquisition, configuration, and distribution services, as well as asset management. Integrate. The system is installed, and the project continually managed. Training and support plans are established. Support. Help desk services, maintenance support, and disaster recovery plans are arranged. Upgrade. At some point (often too soon), hardware and software becomes outdated, and 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 maintenance cost category  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...
Spinnaker Support Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer
Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple

it maintenance cost category  customer). In that sense, it must be exciting for Spinnaker to have a customer that has “crossed-over” to the third-party maintenance world. Sometimes the initial leap to stop receiving support from the ERP vendor itself can be the most difficult for a company using ERP. This win certainly adds to Spinnaker’s cred in the market. TEC blog post (Aug 2012): “Out of Touch” ERP Vendors Means Third-party Support Is Here to Stay Read More...
The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date?
Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t

it maintenance cost category  for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date? Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t whether an ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? How quickly can adjustments be made, and what stresses do such changes place on the organization. To answer these questions, this paper provides results from a survey of senior finance executives. Read More...
IT Service Management-A Road Map for Success
Although information technology service management (ITSM) is not a new discipline, many organizations have yet to adopt it as a part of their IT service

it maintenance cost category  have yet to adopt it as a part of their IT service improvement strategy. To be successful, businesses must start by building a custom road map. Read about how focusing on long-term, strategic objectives—including a realized return on investment (ROI)—can greatly improve your IT service delivery and support. Read More...
How CFOs Can Overcome Internal Resistance to Cost Reduction
The major barrier to continuous cost reduction is not the suppliers; instead, the internal resistance to change by employees is often the primary reason

it maintenance cost category  on the table. This white paper will walk you through the top seven techniques for combatting resistance to expense reduction and give you some best practices in the area of cost containment. Read More...
Pund-IT, Inc.
Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was

it maintenance cost category  IT, Inc. Pund-IT provides analysis publications including market trend reports, white papers, commentary on breaking events, and a weekly newsletter. The company was founded by principal analyst Charles King. Read More...
Elitser IT Solutions India
For over eight years, Elitser IT Solutions India, formerly known as Java Softech, has provided business solutions and technology-based services to its customers

it maintenance cost category  IT Solutions India For over eight years, Elitser IT Solutions India, formerly known as Java Softech, has provided business solutions and technology-based services to its customers around the world. The company offers on-site, off-site, and offshore development models, and has developed and deployed enterprise solutions for the healthcare, banking, finance and education sectors. Elitser IT is headquartered in Singapore, with a development center in Hyderabad, India, and offices in the United States Read More...
Innovative IT Consulting
Innovative IT Consulting, LLC is a different kind of IT Professional Services firm. Passionate, caring and hands-on - we help our clients plan and execute ERP

it maintenance cost category  IT Consulting Innovative IT Consulting, LLC is a different kind of IT Professional Services firm. Passionate, caring and hands-on - we help our clients plan and execute ERP projects that are crititcal to their success and in many cases transform their businesses to take advantage of new business models, processes and plans. We are 100% dedicated to the success of our clients, who are typically mid-sized firms and ''small enterprises'' looking to compete, grow and differentiate themselves in Read More...
NORRIQ Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report
NORRIQ Group''s Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP

it maintenance cost category  Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report NORRIQ Group''s Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry, supporting the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Download the Drink-IT certification report now for product 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 maintenance cost category  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...
Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?
In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The

it maintenance cost category  dollars tied up until it sells. In other words, inventory is anything holding up operating funds. The main objective of a supply chain is to have the right inventory, at the right time, at the right location with the right quantity. To achieve this objective, it’s key to have a proper inventory management process in place within the organization. There are numerous ways to achieve this without driving up the cost of operations or the cost of inventory. Most importantly, such strategies will help the Read More...

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