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

maintenance cost category  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...
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...
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  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...
It Pays to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers
One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering

maintenance cost category  Pays to Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Mobile Computers One of the first and seemingly simple questions that companies ask when making IT investments is “how much does it cost?” Many often find themselves wondering why—even after a successful implementation—their costs keep going up. When evaluating a mobile workforce automation project, companies should take the time to conduct a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to detect hidden costs—and avoid nasty Read More...
The Case for Enterprise Cost Systems
Many manufacturers have already implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. That’s why questions about the need for an additional system to track

maintenance cost category  Case for Enterprise Cost Systems Many manufacturers have already implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. That’s why questions about the need for an additional system to track, analyze, and manage costs are no surprise. Does it replace the entire ERP system? Is there additional work for cost personnel? While each user of enterprise cost systems uses them differently, the road to success lies in using them in conjunction with ERP systems. 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...
ERP: The Key to Managing Bioterrorism Act Record Maintenance
Establishing, maintaining, and making records available as outlined in the Bioterrorism Preparedness Act is overwhelming for manufacturers. To prepare for any

maintenance cost category  Managing Bioterrorism Act Record Maintenance Establishing, maintaining, and making records available as outlined in the Bioterrorism Preparedness Act is overwhelming for manufacturers. To prepare for any type of disaster—from cross-contamination to processing failure—you need to make sure your processes are adhering to regulations. An enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help minimize potentially adverse effects—on both your business and consumers. Read More...
The Quest for Leaner Asset Management: Interoperablility with ERP, GIS and HMI/SCADA Enables Maintenance Management Systems to Achieve Higher Levels of Efficiency and Increased Asset Output
Managers of maintenance systems continually strive for leaner, more optimized work flows. This white paper presents the benefits achieved by interoperating with

maintenance cost category  GIS and HMI/SCADA Enables Maintenance Management Systems to Achieve Higher Levels of Efficiency and Increased Asset Output Managers of maintenance systems continually strive for leaner, more optimized work flows. This white paper presents the benefits achieved by interoperating with enterprise resource planning (ERP), geographic information system (GIS), and human machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The paper also presents the different approaches that Read More...
The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date?
Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after

maintenance cost category  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date? Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after installation. The question isn’t whether a typical ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? Learn what midsize companies are doing about maintaining, modifying, and updating their ERP systems post-implementation, and what you could be doing better. Read More...
Case Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company
By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to

maintenance cost category  Study: Material and Labor Cost Categories Defined for Young Electric Sign Company By implementing a job costing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for discrete manufacturing, Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) was able to save almost $250,000 (USD). Managers now have more accurate views of job completion and employee performance. Plus, the system’s ability to sort service contracts by region enables YESCO to be more responsive to its customers. Learn about the other benefits. 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...
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...

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