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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  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...
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

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Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership
The upfront expenses of a network comprise only 19% of the total cost. The remaining 81% can sneak up on bank management, often unaware of some subtle TCO

maintenance cost category  to outsourced management and maintenance fees. On the support end, costs can be broken into Operations labor, Operations fees, and Help Desk. Operations labor includes management and administrative assistance needed for support. Casual learning and formal training of technical staff are factors, in addition to end-user training performed by the IS staff. There are also cost factors associated with travel and purchasing time. Networks create and require extensive communications capabilities. These include 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  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...
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

maintenance cost category  Initial Build and Ongoing Maintenance staffing costs, on average each physical server requires 0.25 Full time employees (FTE) to manage An average Business Objects deployment of 25 reports takes approximately five FTEs 90 days to deploy According to a recent report from the Aberdeen Group entitled Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence : Most BI deployments take between 45 and 140 man-days to complete Making a single change to an existing BI report takes on average 3.2 days 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  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...
Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?
In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The

maintenance cost category  You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management? In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing , with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to focus on cost reduction with better or best Read More...
How to Reduce the Cost of Modeling and Simulation within Government Organizations
All government projects must be run as efficiently as possible. Modeling and simulation tools can help maximize efficiency and predict the costs and risks

maintenance cost category  to Reduce the Cost of Modeling and Simulation within Government Organizations All government projects must be run as efficiently as possible. Modeling and simulation tools can help maximize efficiency and predict the costs and risks associated with many government projects. Model-building templates, plus features that allow users to share and re-use models and create custom models, can help government successfully design and complete major environmental and infrastructural projects. Find out more. BEGIN Read More...
The Cost of Spreadsheets in Fixed Asset Management
Spreadsheets have become one of the most prevalent software applications used in businesses today, for everything from simple calculations to impromptu

maintenance cost category  Cost of Spreadsheets in Fixed Asset Management Spreadsheets have become one of the most prevalent software applications used in businesses today, for everything from simple calculations to impromptu databases for tracking a wide range of information, including employee hours, expense reports, and fixed assets. And while spreadsheets are inherently useful in business, they are constantly being used for tasks in which they are ill-suited. Many companies use spreadsheets for financial tracking and Read More...
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

maintenance cost category  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection Mitigating Drawbacks Through The Use Of A Knowledge Base Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. With regard to technology selections, TEC describes a knowledge base as having three components: First , a comprehensive set of functional and technical criteria covering every functional Read More...
Cost-justifying Warehouse Management Technologies in Small and Midsized Warehouses
The warehouse management system (WMS) concept has matured into a collection of time-tested technologies that reduce inventory costs and increase overall

maintenance cost category  justifying Warehouse Management Technologies in Small and Midsized Warehouses Cost-justifying Warehouse Management Technologies in Small and Midsized Warehouses If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sage provides business software, services and support to small and medium sized businesses. Manage your operations in the warehouse software to handle supply chain, manufacturing and distribution management Source : Sage Read More...
PCI Compliance Cost Analysis
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) was created by credit card companies to protect cardholder data, ensuring that merchants and service

maintenance cost category  Compliance Cost Analysis The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) was created by credit card companies to protect cardholder data, ensuring that merchants and service providers maintain the highest degree of information security. However, many retailers are still questioning its effectiveness and necessity in light of the high cost of compliance. Read this white paper to find out what this cost really means for your organization. Read More...
Move from a
While the role of IT in product development and sales has increased tremendously, a disconnect remains between the IT and business sides of an organization

maintenance cost category  Business Value,IT spend,value creation,value definition,value delivery Read More...
Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP
Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer

maintenance cost category  Project Cost in Project ERP Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer procure construct, or services. This white paper covers organizational and technology barriers to capturing project cost, along with criteria for selecting the ideal ERP for effective project costing for your organization. Read More...
Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits
For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features

maintenance cost category  Vendor Web Site Visits Maintenance Software—Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits Featured Author - David Berger - February 21, 2004 Introduction For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features one should examine in order to maximize web site visits. The more you feel warm and fuzzy about a company through its web site, the more likely you''re going to explore it further. Read More...

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