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Making the Right Decisions with SCOR
In the relentless search for ever-improving returns on investment and market competitiveness, some of the world’s biggest corporations are applying a model

make informed investment decisions  delivery performance and can make informed decisions on how and where this can be improved. The Key to Success Few companies can resist the clear benefits that desktop access to SCOR metrics can provide. Once it has achieved full management buy-in and support, it is important to move quickly to get a solution within a reasonable time frame. It is also important to concentrate on making successive quality enhancements to the source data to ensure the steady improvement of the overall system. 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 informed investment decisions  particular a capacity to make fast and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is increasingly viewed as a principal lever for improving business value and has been touted as the key tenet of long-term business viability. It is difficult to refute General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt’s observation a decade or so ago that “innovation is necessary to avoid commodity hell.” Innovation Hurdles But Read More
How Instant, Accurate Information Can Drive Your Competitive Edge
To make timely, well-informed decisions, you need just that: time and information. This means having fast access to accurate information from every department

make informed investment decisions  up-to-date and accessible. Moreover, make sure that business users are provided with easy and flexible reporting tools, so truly informed deci- sions don''t rely on IT for one-off special reports. Instead of scrambling to piece together outdated information in reactive crisis-management mode, you can make proactive decisions based on visibility into every department, into past perfor- mance, and into future projections. Information visibility enables both big- picture strategic thinking and fast-action Read More
Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management
Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make

make informed investment decisions  and opportunities, and then make rapid, informed decisions to stay ahead of the competition INTRODUCTION The typical CFO presides over a performance management system involving plans, targets, and resources that are negotiated, annual, and fixed. Such systems were designed for stable trading environments in which manufacturing firms could invest and plan with confidence. But not only has the manufacturing sector shrunk dramatically as a proportion of economic activity (now less than 20 percent of total 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 informed investment decisions  processes allow companies to make more informed decisions and approach change with greater consideration of the overall implications of the proposed change. These companies take into account a greater number of factors when making a change (Table 4). Table 4: Criteria Considered in Change Impact Analysis Criteria Best -in-Class Industry Average Laggard Impact on product requirements 82% 61% 45% Change in manufacturing tooling / equipment 94% 70% 60% Current supply / purchase orders 65% 54% 35% Current Read More
The Informed Manufacturer-Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Discrete Manufacturers
Many companies don’t have adequate metrics or information technology systems to see how well growth strategies and activities perform in real time. This white

make informed investment decisions  Informed Manufacturer-Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Discrete Manufacturers Many companies don’t have adequate metrics or information technology systems to see how well growth strategies and activities perform in real time. This white paper addresses the lack of supply chain synchronization: the ability for a manufacturer to cost effectively respond to changes in demand and then signal everyone in the supply chain. Synchronization closes the gaps in a supply chain that lead to costly wastes. Read More
SAP Announces Investment in Catalyst International
ERP giant SAP AG announced on September 1 that it had acquired nearly a 10% stake in warehouse management system (WMS) vendor, Catalyst International Inc.

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Space: The Final Frontier How Retailers Make Shelf Space Allocation Decisions
In both retail and consumer goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that make them more and more

make informed investment decisions  Final Frontier How Retailers Make Shelf Space Allocation Decisions Space: The Final Frontier How Retailers Make Shelf Space Allocation Decisions Featured Author - Bill McBeath - March 18, 2005 Introduction In both retail and consumer product goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that make them more and more successful, extending their lead every quarter? What are the dynamics driving this battlefront between retailers and their suppliers in the Read More
Seagate Software ''Crystallizes'' Its New Name: Crystal Decisions
Seagate Software has announced a new chapter in its corporate history by changing its name to Crystal Decisions. Crystal Decisions is an information

make informed investment decisions  in the market, and make life easier for Crystal Decisions'' sales, marketing, and public relations staffs. In terms of overall market impact, there should be little effect. The ownership change may provide some increased financial stability, since the vendor is now further removed from the vagaries of the computer hardware market. The toolset is still robust and one of the best selling query and reporting tools on the market. User Recommendations Customers evaluating query and reporting tools should still Read More
How Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment
Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in

make informed investment decisions  asset integrity management,enterprise asset management,EAM software,offshore drilling ROI Read More
Turn the Social Data Flood into Solid Marketing Decisions
Improve customer satisfaction, identify trends, and make smarter marketing decisions with IBM Social Media Analytics.

make informed investment decisions  social media, IBM, customer analytics, marketing, IBM social media, social media analytics, real-time analytics, customer data, customer trends Read More
Selecting ERP Software for Make-to-Order Companies
But here''s a practical guide for selecting an ERP system for MTO, or engineer-to-order manufacturing environments that will give you all the funct...

make informed investment decisions  Companies Make-to-order (MTO) manufacturers make common mistakes when selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system—and many end up with software that won''t do the job. But here''s a practical guide for selecting an ERP system for MTO, or engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing environments that will give you all the functionality you need. It''s a sensible four-step approach that takes into account the exacting needs and special challenges that MTO/ETO manufacturers face. And it ensures you Read More
Make Faster, Smarter Business Decisions
Find out how to get the information you needwhen you need itin the sap white paper how instant, accurate information can drive your competitive edge.

make informed investment decisions  maintain your competitive edge make the shift away from dealing with operational snags toward developing profitable, high-value strategies Being properly informed when you make business decisions is a business necessity. Find out how to get the information you need—when you need it—in the SAP white paper How Instant, Accurate Information Can Drive Your Competitive Edge . Start making better decisions today.   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: Read More
Business Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions
We live in an era of the “intelligent economy.” Organizations are recognizing the need for better intelligence about their business. But how far have we come

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Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment
When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share the common goal of rapid deployment and return on investment. Small and medium

make informed investment decisions  concepts, smaller companies can make their technology investments pay off, with little disruption to the business. This paper discusses nine steps to easier ERP implementations and better profits. Read More

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