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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

maintenance cost category roi  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...
Overwhelmed by Vendor Hype? Head for the Exit Before It''s Too Late
Frustrated with all the hype and buzzwords that software vendors throw around? You’re not alone. TEC senior copywriter Larry Blitz and managing editor David

maintenance cost category roi  Well, that’s what recurring maintenance fees are for, ha ha ha. For the benefit of all those vendor marketing departments that have a word count to fill, I offer this white paper jargon generator. Simply take a word from column 1, add any word from column 2, and finish with a word from column 3. Mix and match! Pow! Bam! Ka-ching! Seamless Downstream and upstream Compliance Real-time Cross-departmentally integrated Maintenance Comprehensive Application-aware Fortification Robust Best-practice Read More...
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Procurement Part Two: Recommendations for Improvement
Pursuing an alternative strategy for software evaluation and selection, based on the capital investment paradigm and the principles outlined in this article, is

maintenance cost category roi  ongoing growth of functionality, maintenance fees, vendor viability risks, software upgradability, and hardware requirements. Often the cheapest software solution ends up being the most expensive over its lifetime. For example, one factor that significantly impacts the total cost of the solution is software customization. Modifying packaged software is strongly discouraged due to the high-cost and complexity in supporting and upgrading the software over time. Often the lowest priced software lacks functio Read More...
CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a

maintenance cost category roi  a percentage of the maintenance revenue, to PLM licenses. To bump up the PLM revenue numbers, some of the PLM vendors might be using the old trick of presenting mere CAD integration as PLM. Until recently, most PLM users were  engineering change order (ECO)  management users or just PDM users. In this scenario, a CAD system would dump flat files into a PDM system, and a workflow engine would then push the PDM data into an ERP system. ERP vendors have low-cost document-based integration to CAD, which Read More...
Vendor Feels the Heat in Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market
The product lifecycle management (PLM) market is expected to experience double digit growth through 2008, driven by market dynamics like outsourcing and global

maintenance cost category roi  which includes license and maintenance revenues, increased 21 percent over the same period a year earlier. One reason for these companies'' recent success may be that both PTC and UGS are strong advocates of the global product development (GPD) phenomenon. GPD entails providing enterprises with the tools and technology to design and build products anywhere, with global teams and direct supplier and partner involvement. GPD''s message of increasing return on investment (ROI) by reducing time-to-market Read More...
Globalization ROI Components
There are many ways to calculate return on investment (ROI) for globalization projects. It’s important to include variables that relate to your company’s

maintenance cost category roi  Lingoport,roi,globalization,localization,internationalization,internationalisation,localization net,localization software,translation localization,localization jobs,xliff,asp.net localization,jonckers,sisulizer,externalization Read More...
ERP ROI in Only 9 Months
Nucleus Research reports that NetSuite, a leading integrated Web-based business software suite, can deliver a positive return on investment (ROI) in fewer than

maintenance cost category roi  up front and collecting maintenance revenue thereafter. It also hosts and maintains them in its own data center, relieving customers of the costs of hardware, middleware, development, and power. Reduced license, implementation, and operational costs Because of low ongoing and initial costs, NetSuite has a lower total cost of ownership than most traditional ERP applications. Many customers that considered on-premise ERP applications such as Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle E-Business Suite, or SAP found that Read More...
Whirlpool Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management
Whirlpool Corporation, a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating

maintenance cost category roi  Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management Whirlpool Corporation , a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating processes , drive global consistency in costing practices, and provide a central cost management database for use by cross functional product development teams. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in design, engineering, sourcing, cost engineering, and manufacturing 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

maintenance cost category roi  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 the outright elimination of maintenance expenses in their Read More...
Enterprise Payback: Qualitative and Quantitative Factors in the ROI Equation
The requirement that enterprise software vendors deliver a measurable return on investment (ROI) has never been greater than right now. Customers are demanding

maintenance cost category roi  cost,IFS,ROI,factors,implementation 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 roi  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...
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today''s twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

maintenance cost category roi  the True Cost of Sourcing The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement In today''s twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total Read More...
Dematic Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management
Dematic, a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight

maintenance cost category roi  Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management Dematic , a supplier of automated warehouse logistics and material handling systems, selected aPriori to control new product costs by providing real-time insight to cost projections in design and sourcing.   Dematic designs, builds, and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow, from receiving to shipping. A typical Dematic solution is built around process improvements, material handling technology, and software, whereby Read More...
Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost
IT complexity drives cost and to a great extent, it is business management that drives IT complexity. Until IT architecture and infrastructure are simplified

maintenance cost category roi  With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost J. Dowling - July 25, 2002 Introduction   Does it cost more to run an IT Department that uses two relational database management systems than only one? How about three? How about a company that uses twenty-one different shop floor control systems or a state government that has more than thirty purchasing systems? Let''s throw out the infinitesimal percentage of companies who do benefit from having multiple Read More...
Get in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance
US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation

maintenance cost category roi  the Door to Profitable Maintenance US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation can now be drastically improved with the advent of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions that incorporate closed-loop diagnostics. This best-of-breed maintenance functionality extends the boundaries of traditional software by providing specialized failure analysis features that are fully integrated with Read More...

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