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Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail
Peru, a country with a glorious past and an uncertain future, stands at the crossroads. The inability to attract significant trade or investment due to the

lessons learned  on the Inca Trail Lessons Learned on the Inca Trail Featured Author - Carla Reed - January 28, 2005 Introduction During the course of my career, I have literally traveled to the far corners of the earth. What still continues to surprise me is the fact that beyond the language and other differences, globalization has created a relatively homogenous international society. In search of something new and unique, I was therefore tempted by the promise of Peru. A country that has remained relatively untouched

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Applying Lessons Learned in CRM Projects


The road to implementing customer relationship management (CRM) systems is fraught with risk and littered with failure. Paradoxically, reams have been written by industry practitioners explaining why CRM projects fail, yet the same patterns and mistakes are repeated—over and over again. While there is no magic bullet, following some simple guidelines can help assure CRM success for your organization.

lessons learned  Lessons Learned in CRM Projects The road to implementing customer relationship management (CRM) systems is fraught with risk and littered with failure. Paradoxically, reams have been written by industry practitioners explaining why CRM projects fail, yet the same patterns and mistakes are repeated—over and over again. While there is no magic bullet, following some simple guidelines can help assure CRM success for your organization. Read More

Transforming Your Business to Lean: 10 Lessons Learned


On the path toward global competitiveness, the benefits and basic principles of “Lean” are widely known. However, many organizations struggle to gain a foothold when embarking on the Lean journey. Or, perhaps more commonly, Lean initiatives stall and are sometimes eliminated due to a lack of understanding of what it takes to both make and sustain the Lean transformation.

lessons learned  Business to Lean: 10 Lessons Learned On the path toward global competitiveness, the benefits and basic principles of “Lean” are widely known. However, many organizations struggle to gain a foothold when embarking on the Lean journey. Or, perhaps more commonly, Lean initiatives stall and are sometimes eliminated due to a lack of understanding of what it takes to both make and sustain the Lean transformation. Read More

RFID Case Study: Gillette and Provia Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned


Compliance with the market RFID mandate has unfortunately preceded the achievements of applied physics and computer science. One of the main obstacles is the lack of integration, since there is a dearth of software tools from enterprise application integration vendors to get data from RFID tags and readers into existing business systems, meaning that companies are often forced to do expensive custom integration work.

lessons learned  Part Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned Challenges Radio frequency identification (RFID) is constantly on everyone's lips and every relevant enterprise application vendor is hedging its bets towards becoming RFID-ready (see RFID—A New Technology Set to Explode? ). Provia Software ( www.provia.com ), a privately-held provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions, too can tout the results of its RFID endeavors, as it has already put much effort in terms of the proof of concept in the Read More

Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning: Lessons Learned from the Front


Successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations can force organizations to reevaluate their business practices and processes, create a higher understanding of the need for data accuracy, and enable a more effective data-sharing environment. However, such high-level benefits require a new approach to project implementation—one that applies the lessons of the past to reinvent the systems of the future.

lessons learned  Enterprise Resource Planning: Lessons Learned from the Front Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning: Lessons Learned from the Front If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Read More

Texas Instruments Tells War Stories At i2 Planet


This year at i2’s Planet conference, Texas Instruments reviewed lessons learned during their 3½-year i2-SAP implementation.

lessons learned  reviewed benefits realized and lessons learned in their epic 3-year implementation of i2 and SAP. The multinational semiconductor manufacturer implemented i2's TradeMatrix Supply Chain Planner, Factory Planner, and Demand Planner products jointly with SAP's R/3 Supply Allocation Planning to create a platform that would unite the supply chains of several plants around the globe. Many regard the TI project as the most ambitious simultaneous supply chain-ERP implementation ever undertaken. The new solution Read More

Social Media and Your Call Center: Three Lessons Every Call Center Manager Should Learn and Apply


Online services like Facebook and Twitter are rewriting the rules on customer service. Complaints that once would have stayed at the water cooler are now broadcast effortlessly by consumers. And because these comments are searchable and permanent, they are extraordinarily powerful. This paper presents three important lessons for every executive that oversees a call center. Download now to learn what they are and how to apply them.

lessons learned  Your Call Center: Three Lessons Every Call Center Manager Should Learn and Apply Online services like Facebook and Twitter are rewriting the rules on customer service. Complaints that once would have stayed at the water cooler are now broadcast effortlessly by consumers. And because these comments are searchable and permanent, they are extraordinarily powerful. This paper presents three important lessons for every executive that oversees a call center. Download now to learn what they are and how to apply Read More

Real Time in the Real World: How Event-driven Software Makes Content Relevant and Actionable


Purchasers have learned a great deal over the years about the digital signage medium. Simply scheduling a playlist of content does not provide value to the network sponsor or operator. Systems today must have the ability to respond to local conditions providing relevant content to a specific audience. This is the key to providing the right message to the right person at the right time. Download this white paper to learn more.

lessons learned  Time in the Real World: How Event-driven Software Makes Content Relevant and Actionable Purchasers have learned a great deal over the years about the digital signage medium. Simply scheduling a playlist of content does not provide value to the network sponsor or operator. Systems today must have the ability to respond to local conditions providing relevant content to a specific audience. This is the key to providing the right message to the right person at the right time. Download this white paper to Read More

The High Costs of Non-compliance for Manufacturers


What manufacturers must realize is that through efforts to comply with regulatory standards, they can make their manufacturing operations more competitive. Indeed, compliance is transforming the companies that have taken the time to re-architect the many processes used for managing suppliers, channel partners, resellers, and customers. For manufacturers that ignore compliance, on the other hand, the costs can be steep.

lessons learned  a Compliance Strategy: Intel's Lessons Learned Globally The Bottom Line: Compliance Pays Introduction Of all the forces impacting manufacturing today, compliance is fundamentally re-ordering the landscapes of entire industries. Lack of compliance can cost millions of dollars in lost market share and inventory write-downs for products that are not compliant, and present significant challenges in turning around a tarnished reputation. In addition, there is the broader and much more costly expense of Read More

May a New Day Begin for Mature Enterprise Applications - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series outlined the trend of enterprise applications vendors’ attempts to win their users’ hearts and minds (as well as wallets) via more intuitive and appealing user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design. What that means is that users can now more quickly obtain all of the relevant information they need in a personalized way, with drill-downs and other slick

lessons learned  a New Day Begin for Mature Enterprise Applications - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series outlined the trend of enterprise applications vendors’ attempts to win their users’ hearts and minds (as well as wallets) via more intuitive and appealing user interface (UI ) and user experience (UX ) design. What that means is that users can now more quickly obtain all of the relevant information they need in a personalized way, with drill-downs and other slick navigational Web 2.0 gadgets. For users, Read More

Cirrus Aircraft Selects iBASEt’s Solumina


iBASEt, a provider of operations process management (OPM); manufacturing execution system and manufacturing operations management (MES/MOM); supplier quality assurance (SQA); and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) software to complex industries, has announced that Cirrus Aircraft, a recognized leader in general aviation, selected iBASEt’s flagship Solumina MES software package, to be

lessons learned  Aircraft Selects iBASEt’s Solumina iBASEt , a provider of operations process management (OPM); manufacturing execution system and manufacturing operations management (MES/MOM); supplier quality assurance (SQA); and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) software to complex industries, has announced that Cirrus Aircraft , a recognized leader in general aviation,  selected iBASEt’s flagship Solumina MES software package , to be implemented at its Minnesota facility.  Solumina’s Supplier Read More

ROI In Your Warehouse! (REAL or IMAGINED)


How can someone legitimately evaluate new software, improvements to a process, or "RIGHT-SIZE" without some knowledge of what is reality?

lessons learned  In Your Warehouse! (REAL or IMAGINED) Introduction I learned some time ago that, People do what you inspect and not what you expect . I also learned that the cost of an item is much more important than the price of an item. And I learned that most companies want a return on their investment. ROI in your warehouse! Ask yourself this question, do you agree that ROI is an overused acronym. The reason it is used so generously is because it forces the seller to focus on the benefits the buyer will receive Read More

Intuitive Display of Complex Data on iOS


This is a case study of the design process for an iOS application. The software in question accepts a high-bandwidth, real-time stream of multidimensional data from a hardware accessory, and must present this data to the user in a form that can be easily understood and manipulated. This paper will examine the decisions made during the design process and the tradeoffs considered, and extract some lessons about how to solve this type of problem within the constraints of a mobile device.

lessons learned  considered, and extract some lessons about how to solve this type of problem within the constraints of a mobile device. Read More

Netsuite’s Resilient Subscriber Base


With the success of software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based vendors, more applications are being accessed over the Web. Applications once considered too proprietary or mission-critical for SaaS, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), are now being delivered as services. After seeing the increasing rates of SaaS adoption, Nucleus Research decided to examine the user base of SaaS vendor NetSuite. Find out what they learned.

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Talking to Software CEO Who Only Succeeded by Failing a Few Times


Adriaan van Wyk is the CEO of K2, a software vendor that creates and helps run business applications, including forms, workflow/business process management (BPM), data, and reports. van Wyk and his co-founders have grown K2 from a small South African start-up into a global company whose software is used by millions of people and more than a dozen Fortune 100 companies. TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic talks with van Wyk one-on-one about his leadership style and philosophy and who has inspired him along his path to success.

lessons learned  to Software CEO Who Only Succeeded by Failing a Few Times Adriaan van Wyk is the CEO of K2 , a software vendor that creates and helps run business applications, including forms, workflow/business process management (BPM), data, and reports. van Wyk and his co-founders have grown K2 from a small South African start-up into a global company whose software is used by millions of people and more than a dozen Fortune 100 companies.   K2 today is a successful global software company that helps Read More