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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer
Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling TEC that they need a clearer picture of outsourcing, its potential benefits, and common pitfalls. They want examples of different types of outsourcing and advice on whether outsourcing is right for them. This primer addresses these questions.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: A Short History Believe it or not, outsourcing began to emerge a few thousand years ago; it started with the production and selling of food, tools and other household supplies. If you go back far enough in the history of humanity, each person or family provided everything for themselves. They gathered their own berries and nuts, hunted their own food, grew their own crops, skinned hides for clothing and so on. Then villages began to spring up, and people began to specialize. As such, they began to barter

Outsourcing—The Pros and Cons » The TEC Blog
Asia and the US. It is my fear that outsourcing is leading to erosion of the middle class in North America, as it is in serious trouble beginning with high fuel costs, the problems in the sub-prime mortgage market, rising health care costs, and the decline in public education. This comes at a time when in record numbers babyboomers are retiring. Unfortunately for us in North America we have a cold climate and we need housing and heat and shelter, and since many of us live in urban areas we cannot grow cro

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Outsourcing SecurityPart 2: Measuring the Cost
Evaluating the cost of outsourcing can be challenging because most organizations cannot fully estimate the financial impact of such a decision.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: 12 months by outsourcing IT functions. This is true for most organizations considering outsourcing security services. When a company considers outsourcing managed security services, it must estimate several variables over the duration of the managed security services contract: All relevant capital and operating costs Costs of supervising the managed security services provider The cost of money and interest costs Residual value of equipment and facilities Cost of transition, including personnel Cost of c

Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: differentiator, then consider outsourcing it to a contract manufacturer. If supply chain performance and optimization is an important competitive aspect in the marketplace, then outsourcing the development and maintenance of the business rules and solution model may not make sense. Make sure the resources that are responsible for maintaining the business rules and solution model thoroughly understand the supply chain, transactional systems, organization issues, and business strategy, as the integration of

Global Trade Solutions: Competition, Challenges, and User Recommendations
The global trade management market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and competition will only increase in the future. While each GTM package will have a unique combination of features and components, it will still require data input and updating by users.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: or negotiate cultural issues. It is not just a matter of diligently inputting data. Everyone has to be preemptive in managing international trade. Once the GTM or ITL software is fully implemented, a dedicated staff will have to meticulously update and manage the content and programs. More importantly, trade experts will be needed to interpret reports and respond appropriately. GTM software typically provides an indication whether there is going to be an issue, whereas users will have to follow up on

CDC Software Wins the Pivotal Auction. Now What?Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
It is essential that depth and expertise in vertical industries, which are critical to ongoing success, be encouraged and nurtured. However, it can be easily neglected in a slew of recent complementary acquisitions and subsequent attempts to intertwine them. However, CDC and Pivotal looks like the kind of acquisition that we would like to see more of in the industry.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: CRM provider, announced that it proposed a strategic combination with CDC Software. CDC Software is a wholly owned subsidiary of chinadotcom (NASDAQ: CHINA), a global enterprise software and mobile applications provider. This will position Pivotal to re-establish a more esteemed position in the mid-enterprise CRM market. Subject to the approval of Pivotal s shareholders, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and customary closing conditions, this transaction is expected to close before the end of

Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile?Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations
Even if Agile continues to deliver superior products, its competition against single-vendor, pre-integrated ERP suite products will force Agile to aggressively differentiate the depth of their PLM expertise and further drive industry specialization.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: medical devices industries, announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, Eigner (www.eigner.com ), a German provider of PLM solutions to the automotive, industrial equipment, aerospace and defense (A&D) industries, for an undisclosed consideration comprised of stock and cash. Agile and Eigner expect to complete the acquisition as quickly as possible. Early in August, Agile Software Corporation (NASDAQ: AGIL), a San Jose, CA-based provider of PLM solutions with historic strength in the

SAP for the Chemicals Industry: Challenges and User Recommendations
Using the SAP ERP Chemicals Packaged Solution may represent a significant advantage—but only if SAP is the right enterprise resource planning system for the prospective user company, and if the prepackaged business processes are a suitable fit.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: the belief is that it is only for the truly big guys. SAP packaged solutions often drive high value returns for their customers, with value-based selling included as critical step in the sales process. These solutions provide the customers with industry expertise and capabilities (such as industry business process support, best practices, breadth of solutions, and so on) that often drive greater value than competitive offerings. But to disprove the so-called myths of its cost, complexity, and

SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land?Part 5: Challenges and User Recommendations
Delivering on its enormously ambitious strategy is the challenge SAP faces.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: products and unfamiliar terminology. It appears that SAP s recent revenue growth is attributable to its market recognition, large customer base, and to risk-averse customers unwillingness to go for less viable vendors, rather than to SAP s immaculate marketing effort. Moreover, SAP s sales force will not only have to learn how to sell the products but also whom to target within a prospect s organization with every piece of software. The fact remains that many new SAP modules are quite cross-functional,

Oracle Renders Its PLM OutlinePart Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
Key concerns for PLM prospects will be domain knowledge in design and engineering-specific functions and integration, including currently poor connections from Oracle workflow to third-party business applications and CAD/PLM interfaces.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: 11i.8 in late 2002, it added warehouse management system (WMS) and transportation management system (TMS) capabilities to round out the execution side of its budding integrated SCM system. Still, since most PLM deployments begin by trying to solve engineering-oriented problems, the ERP vendors PLM offerings including Oracle PLM are not yet in widespread use. In fact, Oracle had tried its luck for several years with a stand-alone PDM product, called Oracle Product Development Exchange , which was going to

Baan Resurrects Multi-DimensionallyPart 4: Challenges & User Recommendations
Baan's viability is no longer an issue. Baan's rejuvenated management team has done a praiseworthy job of bringing the company back to health while concurrently unveiling a new product release that can compete with the other products in the market. Challenges however remain.

IT OUTSOURCING CHALLENGES ROI: Baan customers may see it as the way forward for integrating the complete suite of iBaan. While previously IONA only had an adapter to Baan ERP, it has, due to customer request, built an adapter to Baan s OpenWorld. Similar partnerships with renowned EAI companies such as WebMethods, or BEA would be an additional endorsement of Baan technology that would help its traction in the market. Baan should also keep in mind its Achilles heel vulnerability due to dependence on SAP Portals for its portal

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