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Evolution to Revolution: The Test Automation Maturity Curve


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main automation maturity levels  development system is the main collaboration tool used during product design, it has a direct impact on the ability of extended teams to work together effectively. Today''s best-in-class product development systems allow industrial manufacturers to: Get Digital. By eliminating paper and moving to a purely digital product modeling approach, companies can make their intellectual property highly portable between locations, third-party partners, and internal team members. It is this portability that allows Read More

The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report


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main automation maturity levels  Figures   Figure 1: Main Pressures Driving E-Sourcing Adoption Figure 2: The Return on Advanced Sourcing Strategies Figure 3: The E-Sourcing Advantage - Part 1 (Best in Class vs. Others) Figure 4: The E-Sourcing Advantage - Part 2 (Best in Class vs. Others) Figure 5: Maturity of E-Sourcing Initiatives in Benchmark Report   Tables   Table 1: The E-Sourcing Advantage (Best in Class vs. Others) Table 2: E-Sourcing KPIs '' How Do You Rate? Table 3: E-Sourcing Challenges and Responses Table 4: E-Sourcing Read More

Mobile Business Intelligence & Analytics


The convergence of business intelligence (BI) and mobility has been well under way for some time. As more professionals begin using smart phones and other mobile devices to keep up to date with business information, your company’s work force will start seeing mobile access to business data as the rule rather than the exception. Discover the benefits that are in store for an organization that embraces mobile analytics.

main automation maturity levels  each of the three main audiences of mobile BI, the executive, the sales and services team is critical. These needs will differ. Develop KPIs and reports that are meaningful to the user and content that will actively assist them to do their job. Ensuring that the reporting content is relevant to their internal audience, companies will ensure a quick uptake and as such have a far higher return on investment from their mobile BI project. What technology has to underpin a mobile BI initiative? The success or Read More

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main automation maturity levels  alliances, then took the main stage to set the stage for the aforementioned “SLM Imperative.” According to Vigoroso, in this service economy, an excellent product no longer guarantees business success. Finding new sources of income and growth has become a matter of competitive necessity for traditionally product-oriented companies. Indeed, in many sectors, services markets are growing much faster than their adjacent product markets, and product-based market leaders can earn better margins on services Read More

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main automation maturity levels  for Service Enterprises: PPM for Professional Services Automation Competitor Analysis Report A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the Read More

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main automation maturity levels  Life-Cycle Management for ERP: Overcoming the Barriers to Automation Packaged enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can be expensive and resource-intensive to implement, but they are critical to business. Disruptions due to application failures, performance problems, or unavailability come at a high price. ERP systems are highly change-oriented and must adapt; as a result, ERP teams are struggling to keep up. This white paper focuses on the issues surrounding the automation of the Read More

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main automation maturity levels  Management Automation: Making the Right Choice Expense management automation (EMA) solutions are critical components in an organization’s business strategy, and the right solution can provide both immediate and long-term cost savings. EMA dramatically cuts the cost of processing expense reports while increasing employee satisfaction by improving operational efficiency, shortening reimbursement cycles, and ensuring compliance. This report provides details on the many benefits and choices for Read More

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Since the late nineties, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have developed functionality for vertical markets in the service industry. Simultaneously, professional services automation (PSA) became a viable software category. Consequently, deciphering the difference between ERP and PSA remains a challenge.

main automation maturity levels  ERP for Services The main difference in functionality between PSA and ERP for services is the back-office component. ERP for services applications provide functionality for both the transactional (or operational) components, and the project-oriented components of service organizations. However, PSA typically refers only to project-oriented functionality, specifically for PSOs. As a result, there are two categories of vendors for service organizations: Best-of-breed PSA vendors: These vendors typically Read More

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Starting with a list of nine qualified solutions, TEC issued requests for information (RFIs) to each of the vendors. Based on the RFI responses, the company was able to compare the nine solutions and develop a shortlist of the three most promising ones for in-depth evaluation.

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main automation maturity levels  will RFID Hit Main Street? When will RFID Hit Main Street? Featured Author - Ann Grackin - June 28, 2005 Introduction Every week on the speaking circuit I am asked this question by users and technology firms: When will we see mass adoption of RFID? I have a date. But I think I will teach you to bake bread, rather than feeding you toast! The way to proceed is to just look at the forces that can inhibit or accelerate RFID technology adoption and market growth. Inhibitors First, there are manufacturing Read More

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main automation maturity levels  Keep the Keepers and Maintain Optimal Turnover Levels For many of the world’s most admired companies, the ability to attract and retain talented employees was the single-most reliable predictor of excellence. Retention is a business issue—losing one or two key people can have a significant impact on your longevity or profitability. This white paper outlines how managers can determine whom to keep, how to treat those who leave, and what to do to retain those necessary to the organization. Read More

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main automation maturity levels  batch streams on a mainframe. Simple schedulers work well on individual servers with only a handful of tasks, but scheduling becomes more difficult once you include dependencies, such as incoming files, the behavior of other applications, or the completion of business processes on other servers. Workload automation using a job scheduling system can save money and reduce complexity in the long term—read this white paper to learn more about solutions to server sprawl . Read More