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Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It
Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change

maintenance costs cut it  cut-and-dry ERP or computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) processes, particularly not in a single-site environment (although it remains important to automate and keep these routine processes in check). Indeed, how many ways can one think of to pay vendors, create invoices, book debits and credits, or schedule maintenance? However, with respect to more extrovert collaborative applications like supply chain management (SCM), product lifecycle management (PLM), and customer relationship Read More...
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

maintenance costs cut it  an effort to view maintenance as a positive activity, it is important to see it as a profit center instead of a cost center. A cost-center approach is strictly concerned with adhering to the budget and decreasing expenses as much as possible. In contrast, the profit-center model realizes that investment and operating costs can be allocated to improve efficiency. This increased efficiency naturally results in higher profits. One of the most popular buzz-words in business today is lean. This term Read More...
Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies
The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the

maintenance costs cut it  to offer engineering or maintenance services that can reduce the customer''s fuel impact throughout the lifecycle of the product can be extremely attractive. Redesigning products or offering additional services to help customers reduce their fuel costs in using your product is an excellent opportunity. As Figure 5 shows, most companies have not yet made proactive efforts to lower their customers'' fuel costs related to using the equipment they provide. Companies with solutions for fuel use may enjoy a Read More...
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises'' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

maintenance costs cut it  Europe cited high software maintenance costs as their biggest challenge related to software licensing models. Further, according to a recent Forrester Research survey, the current number one IT initiative is to reduce software costs in any way possible. S&M, which consumes one-third of all software costs, becomes a logical line item to consider when reducing costs. IT entitlement costs, such as enterprise software maintenance, have (at some companies) soared to a record average of 70 percent of total Read More...
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

maintenance costs cut it  implementation Annual support and maintenance costs. Training methodology and training costs A plan for integrating your back-office systems How to Prepare for Product Demonstrations The software demonstration is an excellent time for your team to understand the features and capabilities of a particular solution. Take full advantage of this opportunity by following these guidelines. Inform software resellers about your specific needs in advance . A software demo is a reseller''s opportunity to profile Read More...
Lean Maintenance-Does It Impact Reliability? Lessons Learned and Best Practices
The main cause of lean maintenance failure is that companies fail to focus on asset reliability. The reliability approach to capacity, which includes risk

maintenance costs cut it  intrusive PMs. Many times, maintenance costs are higher than they should be because of time-based PMs. Process for the sake of process . Companies focus on changing the maintenance process instead of using the same energy to focus on the reliability needs of the asset. I am not saying you do not need a strong maintenance process, but if you don''t understand the reliability needs of an asset enabling it to meet the business goals of an operation, then how do you develop a maintenance process? The Read More...
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

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Beating IT Recession Blues
IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT

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IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

maintenance costs cut it  Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of 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 costs cut it  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...
Building Your Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery
Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the

maintenance costs cut it  Your Business Case for Best-practice IT Services Delivery Whether it’s for an in-house delivery model or an on-demand model, a business case needs to justify the total value of a solution. This ensures that the selected delivery model will help reduce operational costs and drive continuous value from IT investments. Learn how to properly prepare a business case that includes a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis to assess both cost impacts and line-of-business impacts. Read More...
Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?
Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

maintenance costs cut it  application integration,enterprise application integration,cloud integration,software development companies,saas integration,middleware solutions,systems integration services,eai vendors,eai consultant,eai products,eai software,custom software development,eai web services,erp software,siebel integration Read More...
The Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule
The weekly schedule process is by far the most significant yet underutilized tool for work force efficiency. A resource-leveled weekly schedule provides a

maintenance costs cut it  Elusive Weekly Maintenance Schedule The weekly schedule process is by far the most significant yet underutilized tool for work force efficiency. A resource-leveled weekly schedule provides a logical way to balance required work versus available man-hours. Read More...
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IT Education and Training 2012 Vendor Analysis
This study assesses key technology vendors participating in the IT education market as a line of business (LOB) to support the sale of their technologies. Based

maintenance costs cut it  IDC MarketSpace,IT education market,IT education and training,IT training LOB,IDC analysis,training LOB of IT vendors 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 costs cut it  IT Department,Business Management,IT Cost,Information technology,operating costs,manufacturing capacity,business manager,business operation,performance business operations,business process improvement,business applications Read More...

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