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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...
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...
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...
3 Components of an Effective Cost Management System
Success in today s manufacturing sector requires disciplined approaches to all aspects of business strategy. For process improvement, companies implemented lean

maintenance cost category  Components of an Effective Cost Management System Success in today s manufacturing sector requires disciplined approaches to all aspects of business strategy. For process improvement, companies implemented lean manufacturing programs. Data integration needs led to data warehouses and enterprise resource planning systems. Companies must now dedicate the same level of strategy and planning to developing a cost management process that drives results. Read More...
How to Overcome SQL Server Maintenance Challenges
For SQL server administrators, it is very important to analyze SQL server performance and storage structure regularly, and get information that will help to

maintenance cost category  to Overcome SQL Server Maintenance Challenges For SQL server administrators, it is very important to analyze SQL server performance and storage structure regularly, and get information that will help to manage SQL server capacity, performance and storage issues, as well as its forecast future requirements. Administrators should be completely aware of the entire SQL server environment and the status of different performance and storage parameters. Download the white paper. 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  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...
What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?
Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing

maintenance cost category  Are the Support and Maintenance Options? Enterprises can remain at the mercy of vendors'' high-priced support and maintenance (S&M) agreements for only so long. If vendors continue playing hardball with their customers, they are likely to face substantial customer defections, with customers seeking alternative options. To learn more about software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Softwa 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  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...
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...
Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations
Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary

maintenance cost category  costs, software configuration, and maintenance than they would if they implemented a centralized management solution. Factor in the reality that most of the monitoring being carried out by these remote monitoring tools is actually switched off and you begin to see the significant opportunity for cost reduction in systems monitoring. Agentless monitoring is a management configuration that does not require an agent to be installed on the managed server. With agentless monitoring, requests for information Read More...
The Cost of Employee Web Misuse
In the white paper employee web use and misuse learn how to protect yourself from the wide range of problems your company can run into.

maintenance cost category  Cost of Employee Web Misuse E-mails, shopping, social networks—it''s easy to get distracted with all that the Web has to offer, even when you''re at work. But how much is too much when it comes to personal Web surfing on the job? Where should employers draw the line? Web misuse can have serious implications for your business, including reduced employee productivity; security problems; legal risks; wasted bandwidth; unlicensed software; and reputation risk. In the white paper Employee Web Use and Misuse Read More...
Service Parts Planning for Maintenance Management
Whether you have a small network with a couple of printers and a fax machine, or a sophisticated shop floor using robots, cranes, etc., you have to make sure

maintenance cost category  Parts Planning for Maintenance Management Whether you have a small network with a couple of printers and a fax machine, or a sophisticated shop floor using robots, cranes, etc., you have to make sure your assets are functioning properly. One of the main challenges is finding the right spare part to repair your equipment. There are two facts that are certain in the enterprise asset management (EAM) world: 1. your equipment will break sooner or later; and 2. it will eventually become obsolete. It is 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...

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