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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.

maintenance cost category it  various components of your maintenance agreement, the cost of the agreement and what alternatives are available to you. Call in the vendor and tell them what you are considering, give them the chance to explain their side of the story or fix your value proposition. Only then can you answer the question for yourself. About the Author Olin Thompson , a principal of Process ERP Partners, has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry with the last 17 in process industry related ERP, 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

maintenance cost category it  Major software vendors view maintenance revenue as a birthright, enforcing burdensome contract terms to preserve revenue without regard for customer cost containment needs. As indicated earlier, the major contention of some users with mature, heavily customized, and highly functional enterprise systems is that support costs are too high, whereby vendors require customers to pay for costly upgrades. These upgrades are often merely composed of new, nice to have features that are not needed or desired by 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

maintenance cost category it  This presents an added maintenance burden that compromises the benefts of seamless integration . Web-enablement: Thus far, the web-enabling features of some of the modules have not met expectations. For example, in the DP module, there is no capability to share forecast information via e-mail or generate reports on the web. Dynamic memory size limitation: LiveCache, APO''s dynamic, memory-resident database, allows for a maximum size of 3 GB. For large implementations in high-volume industries, such as PC 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

maintenance cost category it  made improved use of maintenance staff less overtime needed to respond to emergencies less stress with a planned shutdown better yield and less scrap, waste, rework, etc. lower total cost of ownership of assets more predictable and stable production scheduling, so that customer responsiveness is improved For companies moving in the right direction, however, there''s still some uncertainty as to the optimal balance of reactive maintenance, preventive maintenance (PM), and predictive maintenance (PdM) for Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

maintenance cost category it  proactive and accept more maintenance cost in order to insure that the asset will not fail. Here, a time-based preventive maintenance strategy should work well. Finally, if both the cost of failure and the cost of maintenance are high, one needs to use RCM concepts and manage optimally the health of the asset to avoid failures while minimizing the maintenance cost. Only by selecting the most justified maintenance strategy one could expect optimally increased profits due to reduced costs (e.g., reduced Read More...
Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?
Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

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Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

maintenance cost category it  many reasons why lean maintenance fails, but the number one cause of failure is the lack of focus on reliability. To understand this, we must start by defining lean maintenance. Lean maintenance is a proactive maintenance operation employing planned and scheduled maintenance activities through total productive maintenance (TPM) practices. It uses maintenance strategies developed through the application of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) decision logic and is practiced by empowered (self-directed) 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

maintenance cost category it  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. Read More...
Controlling Project Cost Overruns
This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost

maintenance cost category it  Project Cost Overruns This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed. Read More...
The Best Gets Better: Automated Disk Maintenance
Most operating systems use logical file systems optimized for traditional magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). As a result, users adopting newer solid state drive

maintenance cost category it  Gets Better: Automated Disk Maintenance Most operating systems use logical file systems optimized for traditional magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). As a result, users adopting newer solid state drive (SSD) technology often see poor write-speed performance caused by free space fragmentation. Learn how new automatic disk maintenance technologies can improve SSD performance and extend the life of SSD devices by minimizing free space fragmentation. Read More...
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

maintenance cost category it  a reactive mode of maintenance and work against the lean manufacturing concepts. Any breakdown or downtime on the manufacturing floor, in the warehouse, in transportation, or any other business process will create missed customer commitments, failed deliveries, idle time, and lost labor hours. Instead of taking the risk and being in reactive mode, wouldn’t it be nice to have systems or procedures through which an organization can know the status of its equipment? In today’s fast-paced market 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

maintenance cost category it  mixed-mode, manufacturing, NORRIQ, Drink-IT, ERP, TEC certified, TEC certification, drink, beverage, F&B Read More...
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

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CRM: What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background
Many consultants, vendors, and analysts today define CRM in terms of being a customer-centric business strategy that is enabled by a set of applications that

maintenance cost category it  What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background Historical Background Customer relationship management (CRM), a concept that has been around since the mid 90s, has its roots in the technology of sales automation and call center operations. At that time, it was thought that merging the customer data from the field (sales) with the call center interactions would result in more informed interactions with the customer. The concept resonated with user organizations and soon mergers and Read More...
Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT
Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their

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