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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...
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...
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...
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...
The Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management
Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their

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Malta Not a World away for Safeway’s IT Needs
Safeway, the UK''s fourth-largest supermarket, spends over £100 million (GBP) a year on their information technology (IT )operations. Five years ago, Safeway

maintenance costs cut it  Not a World away for Safeway’s IT Needs Malta not a world away for Safeway''s IT needs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Crimsonwing provides IT solutions to clients in the UK, Holland and Malta. Whether it involves training or consultancy, design or development, implementation or hosting (SaaS/ASP): Crimsonwing provides flexible services and support across the entire range of activity. Source : Crimsonwing 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 costs cut it  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...
IT Epidemic: Treating IT Client Relationship Breakdown
The frequency of breakdowns in the IT client relationship is reaching epidemic proportions. Indeed, an IT client breakdown is comparable to the onset of an

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Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

maintenance costs cut it  roi,return on investment,cash flow measurements,cash flow,cash flow assumptions,cash flow analysis,cash flow benefits,order-to-cash process,it investments,information technology investments,internal rate of return,rir,net present value,npv,technology investments Read More...
ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations
IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To

maintenance costs cut it  v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, 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...
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...
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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