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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

operating and maintenance cost  to become better at operating a more stable, planned, and predictable maintenance environment at minimal cost. Although the figures vary, most maintenance managers would agree they don''t like playing the role of firefighter, with as many as 40 to 80 percent of requests for maintenance services being unplanned or even emergencies. There''s much debate on the subject, but it appears that a reasonable target for the ratio of planned to unplanned maintenance is 80:20. Clearly, many manufacturing environments Read More...
An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense
Today’s defense industry needs maintenance and logistics software that increases the self-sustainability of weapons systems and allows system operators to

operating and maintenance cost  help maintainers keep equipment operating at peak performance. Architecture Figure 2 – E-IML System Architecture The E-IML architecture depicted above reflects the following capabilities: Digital Logbook – The digital logbook can be used to view maintenance history, part order status, previous vehicle configuration modifications, and all open faults associated with the particular piece of equipment. The vehicle configuration history is a driving force of the information tracked for Condition Based Read More...
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.

operating and maintenance cost  underlying IT infrastructure (databases, operating systems, etc.) For this group, they shared a stable platform. Depending on the infrastructure in place, this could be a significant value to some companies. Insurance policy One IT executive stated that she saw the maintenance agreement as an insurance policy. She did not know what could happen, but she felt that paying the maintenance bill lowered the IT risk for her company. Clearly, this value is a function of how any one company looks at risk — how 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

operating and maintenance cost  are dependent on databases, operating systems, middleware, and hardware components. Each of these components has a specified life cycle and support time frame that requires the software to be certified again against newer releases. These components also drive the need for some laggard customers to upgrade, since these components'' infrastructures and technology stacks will need to be upgraded to remain supported. Therefore, even if the software remains stable, customers still need to plan to upgrade to Read More...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
Reliability driven maintenance (RDM) focuses on understanding the

operating and maintenance cost  the fleet. Further, the operating costs of large wheel loaders have dropped by 43.4 percent, while the life span of 190-ton off-highway trucks has been extended by greater than 60 percent. Dofasco is not the only equity partner for Ivara, which, in addition to relying on two longstanding major Canadian private venture capitalists, has been seeking a strategic direction and a vested interest from selected high-profile corporations that can help the vendor achieve its corporate goals (in part through a Read More...
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

operating and maintenance cost  typically be included in operating budgets and does not require capitalization or depreciation. Downtime Loss of productivity can be expensive. The power of business intelligence is in its ability to allow businesses to monitor operations closely and make critical decisions based on fact. After an organization builds those capabilities into their normal business practices, the removal of such a capability can paralyze an organization, rendering it even less effective than it was before the system was Read More...
Data Quality: Cost or Profit?
Data quality has direct consequences on a company''s bottom-line and its customer relationship management (CRM) strategy. Looking beyond general approaches and

operating and maintenance cost  Quality: Cost or Profit? Market Overview In the past year, TEC has published a number of articles about data quality. ( Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money ; The Hidden Role of Data Quality in E-Commerce Success ; and, Continuous Data Quality Management: The Cornerstone of Zero-Latency Business Analytics .) This time our focus takes us to the specific domain of data quality within the customer relationship management (CRM) arena and how applications such as Interaction from Interface Software can Read More...
Case Study: IT Services Firm Strengthens Security and Promotes Mobility with Operating System
Ensynch, a provider of IT security management solutions, was satisfied with its operating system. However, Ensynch often looks to make upgrades that will

operating and maintenance cost  was satisfied with its operating system. However, Ensynch often looks to make upgrades that will improve its competitive edge, especially those that strengthen IT security, better promote mobility, and improve employee productivity. Discover how Windows Vista helped Ensynch achieve stronger IT security, faster mobile connectivity, and more efficient use of IT staff. 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

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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign
This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost

operating and maintenance cost  the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor''s product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they Read More...
How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues
SAP is addressing the problem of customers wanting support that vendors are either not providing, or providing at unjustifiable prices. Support and maintenance

operating and maintenance cost  One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues Problem Setting SAP is one of the major enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that is addressing the concerns of its user base regarding support and maintenance (S&M) issues. These issues are detailed in a previous series on S&M: Will User Enterprises Ever Get Onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s Best Kept Secret ? , What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? , Read More...
The Case for Enterprise Cost Systems
Many manufacturers have already implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. That’s why questions about the need for an additional system to track

operating and maintenance cost  Case for Enterprise Cost Systems Many manufacturers have already implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. That’s why questions about the need for an additional system to track, analyze, and manage costs are no surprise. Does it replace the entire ERP system? Is there additional work for cost personnel? While each user of enterprise cost systems uses them differently, the road to success lies in using them in conjunction with ERP systems. Read More...
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

operating and maintenance cost  of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More...
Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective
For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever

operating and maintenance cost  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More...

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