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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...
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...
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...
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

maintenance cost category  cost cutting | cost maintenance cost cutting | cost method cost cutting | cost price cost cutting | cost productivity cost cutting | cost rates cost cutting | cost reduction cost cutting | cost report cost cutting | cost savings cost cutting | cost study cost cutting | technology strategy cost cutting | total cost cost cutting | unit cost cost cutting | value strategy cost cutting | variable cost cost cutting | cost value cost cutting | cutting equipment cost cutting | define supply cost cutting | demand Read More...
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...
Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service
Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance

maintenance cost category  negotiation effectively. Conclusion Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services. About the Author Peter E. Hennigan Mr. Hennigan''s experience includes more than twenty years in analytical, sales, financial and IT roles. As a Principal with Technology Contract Solutions (TCS) Read More...
Lowering Enterprise Software Total Cost of Ownership through an Enterprise Application Training Platform
More than any other factor, ineffective training is responsible for inflating total cost of ownership (TCO) for software investments. Ineffective training

maintenance cost category  Enterprise Software Total Cost of Ownership through an Enterprise Application Training Platform More than any other factor, ineffective training is responsible for inflating total cost of ownership (TCO) for software investments. Ineffective training approaches include starting too late; assuming go-live is the completion of the project; and failing to teach users about the processes the software is designed to support. Successfully lowering TCO means embracing e-learning, blended training solution Read More...
College Cuts Cost 50 Percent, Boosts Productivity 75 Percent
Villa Maria College tried both minicomputer-based and UNIX-based student information and administrative systems, and saw high costs and inflexible performance

maintenance cost category  Cuts Cost 50 Percent, Boosts Productivity 75 Percent Villa Maria College tried both minicomputer-based and UNIX-based student information and administrative systems, and saw high costs and inflexible performance. To solve these problems, it migrated to the Comprehensive Academic Management System from Three Rivers Systems. Find out why. Read More...
Leaner Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS
Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating

maintenance cost category  Maintenance Management with Control Systems Integrated CMMS Maintenance managers play a critical role in an organization looking to optimize operations efficiencies. This paper discusses the benefits of interoperating between computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and control systems, and presents potential options on how to accomplish varying levels of integration. 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...
Data Quality: Cost or Profit?
Data quality has direct consequences on a company''s bottom-line and its customer relationship management (CRM) strategy. Looking beyond general approaches and

maintenance cost category  Quality: Cost or Profit? Market Overview In the past year, TEC has published a number of articles about data quality. ( Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money ; The Hidden Role of Data Quality in E-Commerce Success ; and, Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics .) This time our focus takes us to the specific domain of data quality within the customer relationship management (CRM) arena and how applications such as Interaction from Interface Software can Read More...
Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting
During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT

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How to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract
Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many

maintenance cost category  to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and Read More...
Evaluating The Cost Of A DDoS Attack
DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, attempts to make a network resource unavailable to its users, are becoming more sophisticated and destructive, and

maintenance cost category  The Cost Of A DDoS Attack DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, attempts to make a network resource unavailable to its users, are becoming more sophisticated and destructive, and are on the rise. DDoS attacks don’t just cost your company the annoyance of downtime, but brand reputation, customer acquisition, and of course, sales are all at risk. Read this white paper to find out how to evaluate the cost of a DDoS attack and decide the level of protection you need for your Read More...

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