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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

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, interoperability, and performance support. Yet despite this fact, most vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support.

it maintenance cost category  to note that some IT executives within the surveyed group indicated that they view maintenance agreements as insurance policies. Because it is hard to predict what and when something could go wrong with a system, these executives felt that paying the maintenance bill lowered the IT risk for their companies. Clearly, this value is a function of how any one company looks at risk—as in how much it is willing to accept. Vendors will continue to play the insurance angle ( would a responsible person drive a Read More

Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS "Value Gap"? Part Two: Reliability Driven Maintenance


Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the "asset health" to determine what maintenance work should occur and when something should be done. It enables preemptive intervention before failure occurs, whereby failure would mean that equipment is not delivering required performance regardless of whether it is actually broken down or not.

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 factors

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 enterprise asset management system is useful tool to create a planned environment, help build accurate equipment history, and develop comprehensive analysis capability.

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

The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It


ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to the target market and success to a "dot-com".

it maintenance cost category  a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It Event Summary Food and beverage industry strategic sourcing vendor ecFood , recently announced exceptional results for 2001 with dramatic increases in revenue, gross margin, transaction volume, customer acquisition and services. The privately held company closed out the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major dairy industry purchasing Read More

Proactive IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance


When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways to put these measurements into the context of critical business services, establish baselines for every layer of every component, and proactively communicate which layer of which component is the root cause of any abnormality.

it maintenance cost category  IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways to put these measurements into the context of critical business services, establish baselines for every layer of every component, and proactively communicate which layer of which component is the root cause of any abnormality. 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 provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even

it maintenance cost category  gimmick by Rimini Street, it cannot hurt a prospective support and maintenance customer to use the proposal to its advantage. It will be interesting to watch what Oracle and SAP do now, perhaps in a more creative way, as they''ve been rather tone-deaf thus far. Oracle and Rimini Street have been engaged in  counter-lawsuits about alleged intellectual property theft , and it is hard to predict the outcome of these. While some prospective Rimini Street customers might have been deterred by this, the Read More

What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…


A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short—white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential

it maintenance cost category  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential 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 millions of dollars can be left 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.

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

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 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.

it maintenance cost category  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

Total Cost of Ownership Secrets for Enterprise Applications


Any enterprise suite will pay for itself faster if you work diligently to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Those who interact with companies on implementing and maintaining their systems know that some project owners are very good at keeping the cost of their enterprise applications as low as possible. We’ll look at their TCO secrets.

it maintenance cost category  to an entire enterprise IT department for what, in many cases, is the cost of a single full-time equivalent. Other non-staff resources come into play in maintaining your enterprise environment. An external applications hosting company will likely have a significant investment in system diagnostic and maintenance tools like HP Overview. The cost of multiple system support software licenses can run into the millions of dollars, so it makes sense for a service organization to spread the cost over a number Read More

Maintenance Planning... Getting Back to Basics


Proper maintenance planning is the first step in moving from a reactive to a proactive mode. Yet organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning.

it maintenance cost category  organizations continue to struggle with establishing proper planning processes. This paper provides back to basics perspective on the key elements of maintenance planning. Read More

Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership


In Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership, you'll learn about the hard and soft costs associated with both cloud-based and ...

it maintenance cost category  all of your company''s IT needs? Before you commit to anything, make sure you know the total cost of ownership (TCO) of cloud-based solutions. In Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership , you''ll learn about the hard and soft costs associated with both cloud-based and on-premise software—so that you can determine which makes the most economic sense for your company. You''ll also learn about the changing business software landscape, and the 5 major benefits cloud-based solutions Read More

Application Development and Maintenance Services


Luxoft divides its services into two groups: standard and premium. Its standard services include application development and maintenance; product engineering; embedded systems development; software quality assurance; and IT infrastructure management. Luxoft premium services include architecture consulting; security consulting; performance services; and process consulting.  

it maintenance cost category  software quality assurance; and IT infrastructure management. Luxoft premium services include architecture consulting; security consulting; performance services; and process consulting. Read More