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The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions
Driving sustainable growth requires profitability-focused planning and performance management. Most companies have some type of profitability reporting@but many

make better investment decisions  foundation on which to make these decisions is key. Copyright Notice External Publication of IDC Information and Data ? Any IDC information that is to be used in advertising, press releases, or promotional materials requires prior written approval from the appropriate IDC Vice President or Country Manager. A draft of the proposed document should accompany any such request. IDC reserves the right to deny approval of external usage for any reason. Copyright 2008 IDC. Reproduction without written permission Read More...
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense
Companies make decisions about their supply chains every day. But do they really understand the impact of their decisions on the P&L, Balance Sheet, and key

make better investment decisions  these decisions, they must make trade-offs between a number of strategic and operational options. The selection between these options can have a very large impact on the success or failure of the company. Decision-makers know that the answers have to be right, because they result in the commitment of significant company resources and expose the company to significant positive or negative impact in the eyes of the customers and shareholders. Not to mention the impact it can have on the career of the Read More...
Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management
Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are

make better investment decisions  but just as importantly make better business decisions that will drive product profitability. Best-in-Class Performance Aberdeen used six key performance criteria to distinguish Best-in-Class companies. Best-in-Class companies enjoy significant performance advantages over their competitors, including: Meeting change deadline targets 96% of the time Achieving design project budgets 94% of the time Concurrently achieving product performance 99% of the time and quality objectives 98% of the time To put the Read More...
Finance Executives on the Value of Technology Investment for Midsize Companies
Once you are able to provide people easy access to a little bit of information, they start asking for more—which ultimately sets a foundation for leveraging

make better investment decisions  for leveraging information to make better decisions. Read this report to learn why an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution helps maximize the return on investment (ROI) in technology for midsize companies. Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

make better investment decisions  85 percent of companies make investment decisions based on politics rather than on valid data; 50 percent of new products miss profit objectives, while 79 percent miss their product launch date; and 85 percent of companies lack feasibility and risk data for innovation and NPI projects. The result is that 50 to 70 percent of initiatives fail overall, and manufacturing executives are growing frustrated with the so-called “black box” of R&D. They want better visibility into the probability of their Read More...
Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs
High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable

make better investment decisions  Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs Analyzing the Real Costs Most supply chain optimization models focus on optimizing supply chain. Frequently, though, the costs used in supply chain models are standard costs, averaged costs or cost penalties . While these costs act as good guidelines for tactical decisions, they are not appropriate for strategic decisions because they often lead to incorrect conclusions. There is an inherent challenge Read More...
Geocoding: Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Decisions
By geocoding your address data, you have the location intelligence that helps you see patterns and create new opportunities to grow your business. There are

make better investment decisions  Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Decisions In his search for better geocoding technology, Grauberger discovered several providers including Melissa Data Corp. Based in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Melissa Data provides easy-to-use and cost-effective data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and data enhancements. Source : Melissa Data Resources Related to Geocoding: Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Decisions : Read More...
The Return of Manufacturing Investment
The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives

make better investment decisions  Return of Manufacturing Investment The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives have been using the market lull of the economic downturn and stop-and-start recovery to get their corporate houses in order, stabilizing their processes, facilities, and business systems so they’re better equipped to manage rapid growth when it returns. Find out how. Read More...
Why Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco
Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized

make better investment decisions  Vyatta Open Source Networking is Better than Cisco Why is Vyatta’s open source networking approach so successful? Because it is in touch with today’s users needs. By eliminating the reliance on specialized hardware, Vyatta’s open source, Linux-based approach to networking is changing the way networks are being purchased and deployed. With its strong community of users, Vyatta is challenging even proprietary networking vendors like Cisco. We challenge you to find out more. Read More...
Advanced Business Analytics Enable Better Decisions in Banking
Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the

make better investment decisions  Business Analytics Enable Better Decisions in Banking Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) for improving decision making in the banking industry. It also examines the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across functions in a banking organization. Read More...
Case Study: Georg Fischer’s CRM Investment Improves Transparency and Customer Service
Georg Fischer, a global provider of fluid-handling systems, was using a simple database to manage customer contact information. But the company couldn’t

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Forecast Less and Get Better Results
Forecasting and planning conventions dictate that planning far into the future is a necessity. But is long-term planning really the most productive way to

make better investment decisions  Less and Get Better Results Forecasting and planning conventions dictate that planning far into the future is a necessity. But is long-term planning really the most productive way to organize your business? No, not really. Detailed forecasts and plans are needed only inside the “planning time fence”—a critical period for acquiring specific components and building certain products—and for many companies, only four to eight weeks into the future. Read More...
Make the Safe Choice
When it comes to workers’ safety, companies shouldn’t take any chances. The growing safety, security, and regulatory and reporting requirements are forcing many

make better investment decisions  the Safe Choice When it comes to workers’ safety, companies shouldn’t take any chances. The growing safety, security, and regulatory and reporting requirements are forcing many organizations to implement more sophisticated systems to monitor and manage their work environments. To help determine which mobile devices are approved and appropriate to use in your work environments, it’s important to have clear guidelines on what to look for. Read More...
Providing Innovation to Do Business Better
Outsourcing of developmental activities is not new. However, the outsourcing of research activities remains relatively unexplored. Recent trends indicate

make better investment decisions  Innovation to Do Business Better Outsourcing of developmental activities is not new. However, the outsourcing of research activities remains relatively unexplored. Recent trends indicate greater research and development (R&D) outsourcing, with customers open to handing over complete product lifecycle responsibilities to vendors. The chief reason for this change is that companies are realizing that the benefits of R&D outsourcing extend beyond cost arbitration. Rather, it facilitates the creation Read More...

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