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Achieving Operational Efficiency-Business Solutions for Midsize Companies
Midsize companies today more than ever face the challenge of improving operational efficiency to meet objectives. This paper examines integrated, proven

operational efficiency  the challenge of improving operational efficiency to meet objectives. This paper examines integrated, proven business solutions with deep, industry-specific functionalities that adapt to the unique needs of midsize companies in an affordable, predictable way. Read how these solutions enhance business agility, improve operational efficiency, and strengthen customer relationships.

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Operational BI


By adopting traditional business intelligence (BI) tools, companies have gained valuable insights into past activities and results. However, with operational BI that is different from standard and tactical BI, promptness of information and data in real-time or near real-time is established. Learn how operational BI can boost the timeliness and accuracy of business decisions, and improve operational efficiency and results.

operational efficiency  business decisions, and improve operational efficiency and results. Read More

Mobility in the Manufacturing Workplace: 8 Must-have Mobile Application Qualities to Increase Operational Efficiency


Can mobility redefine the way manufacturing companies run their businesses and increase their competitive advantage, while also creatively cutting costs? With the correct enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Find out about the eight qualities a first-rate ERP mobile application should offer.

operational efficiency  Application Qualities to Increase Operational Efficiency Can mobility redefine the way manufacturing companies run their businesses and increase their competitive advantage, while also creatively cutting costs? With the correct enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Find out about the eight qualities a first-rate ERP mobile application should offer. Read More

Driving and Delivering Operational Excellence


Operational excellence is a key goal for all of us, and to achieve it, we need people, processes, and technology that are all operating at peak efficiency. Tools and techniques for improving processes and technology have been available for some time, but without a clear picture of employees’ performance it was hard to gain the full benefit from these tools. User Experience Management (UEM) software provides the missing link, allowing the identification of both user problems and best practices already in use. Read this white paper to learn how to identify and replicate these best user practices to improve employee and organizational effectiveness.

operational efficiency  and Delivering Operational Excellence Operational excellence is a key goal for all of us, and to achieve it, we need people, processes, and technology that are all operating at peak efficiency. Tools and techniques for improving processes and technology have been available for some time, but without a clear picture of employees’ performance it was hard to gain the full benefit from these tools. User Experience Management (UEM) software provides the missing link, allowing the identification of Read More

Sustained Growth through Operational Excellence: Spotlight on Operations


Embarking on an operational excellence strategy should not be undertaken lightly. As with most company-wide initiatives, success requires planning, commitment, measurement, and continuous follow-up. Find out what senior executives from around the world think about how to achieve operational excellence, and the questions you need to ask to develop a winning operations strategy and achieve sustained growth.

operational efficiency  fail to adopt an operational excellence strategy want to improve efficiency as well. But they tend to take less systematic approach. More than 40% of survey respondents whose companies had formal operational excellence strategies reported that they had adopted at least five of the seven efficiency-improving strategies shown in the chart on page 10. This compares with about one-quarter of firms with some operational excellence experience and only 8% of companies with no experience. By far, the top-ranked Read More

The Next Generation of Overall Equipment Efficiency


In asset-intensive industries, the need for an overall equipment efficiency (OEE) system is driven by the need to capture real-time information. When equipment operation data is automatically collected and refined by the operator, the quality and quantity of data, and the ability to access and analyze it in a specific manner can greatly help to reduce costs and maximize productivity.

operational efficiency  Next Generation of Overall Equipment Efficiency In asset-intensive industries, the need for an overall equipment efficiency (OEE) system is driven by the need to capture real-time information. When equipment operation data is automatically collected and refined by the operator, the quality and quantity of data, and the ability to access and analyze it in a specific manner can greatly help to reduce costs and maximize productivity. Read More

Operational Business Intelligence: Five Things You Need to Know About Improving Your Customer-facing Performance


According to a recent study, 82 percent of respondents are cutting budgets in response to the current recession. Companies are attempting to increase customer loyalty to reduce customer churn at a time when the customer relationship may be the only reliable source of revenue. Discover how operational business intelligence capabilities can help top-performing companies better focus on operational processes and performance.

operational efficiency  of revenue. Discover how operational business intelligence capabilities can help top-performing companies better focus on operational processes and performance. Read More

Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance


An overview for CIOs of the provision and management of IT services at a level that addresses the risk management issues raised by the Basel Committee's New Capital Accord expected to become effective during 2006. Because of the dependence financial institutions have on IT services, the accord requires adequate provision to assure the availability of these services. Centauri Business Service Manager is presented as the solution: one that allows a CIO to assess current risk levels, measure ongoing risk and support a process of ongoing improvement to reduce this risk. Furthermore, Centauri provides the financial institution with a cost-effective balanced scorecard to improve decision-making.

operational efficiency  Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Compuware Acquires Proxima Technology. In January 2007, Compuware acquired Proxima Technology. Compuware IT Service Management provides an end-to-end view of application performance while helping communicate the business value of IT services, and proactively identifying and resolving Read More

Using Web Technology for Competitive Advantage: How Manufacturers Leverage the Web for Internal Efficiency, Enhanced Customer Service, and Increased Sales


Most manufacturing businesses have invested in technology to combat some of their challenges, but primarily to increase efficiency and productivity. However, many have not yet discovered the value of a Web presence—or they use the Web in a very limited way. More than simply serving a marketing role, a Web presence can boost internal efficiency, enhance customer service, and increase sales. Download this white paper to learn more.

operational efficiency  Web Technology for Competitive Advantage: How Manufacturers Leverage the Web for Internal Efficiency, Enhanced Customer Service, and Increased Sales Most manufacturing businesses have invested in technology to combat some of their challenges, but primarily to increase efficiency and productivity. However, many have not yet discovered the value of a Web presence—or they use the Web in a very limited way. More than simply serving a marketing role, a Web presence can boost internal efficiency, enhance Read More

Midwest Healthcare Provider Achieves Efficiency Boost and Cost Reduction


To better manage its rapidly growing and diverse employee base, Medica required an advanced performance management process that would link employee goals to the organization and corporate mission. Medica selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform to automate its performance management and goal setting processes. Find out how Medica realized a significant boost in efficiencies after just one review cycle.

operational efficiency  Healthcare Provider Achieves Efficiency Boost and Cost Reduction To better manage its rapidly growing and diverse employee base, Medica required an advanced performance management process that would link employee goals to the organization and corporate mission. Medica selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform to automate its performance management and goal setting processes. Find out how Medica realized a significant boost in efficiencies after just one review cycle. Read More

Operational Excellence in the Process Industries: Driving Performance through Real-time Visibility


To achieve operational excellence, process manufacturers must be able to control costs while meeting customer expectations. Best-in-class process companies provide visibility into manufacturing operations while using real-time interoperability between manufacturing systems and business systems. Discover how best-in-class process manufacturers accomplish this, as well as other characteristics that help them succeed.

operational efficiency  Real-time Visibility To achieve operational excellence, process manufacturers must be able to control costs while meeting customer expectations. Best-in-class process companies provide visibility into manufacturing operations while using real-time interoperability between manufacturing systems and business systems. Discover how best-in-class process manufacturers accomplish this, as well as other characteristics that help them succeed. Read More

Business Analytics for Manufacturing: Four Ways to Increase Efficiency and Performance


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Improving Business Efficiency with Digital Dashboards


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operational efficiency  designed to improve the operational efficiency of critical IT dependent business processes. The dashboards provide insight into how well the technology enabling the business is running, together with status information about the business processes themselves-creating an inextricable link between IT and business processes. Clearly, it makes sense to use a single management solution to address this problem in its entirety at the same time being careful not to force technical information on business Read More

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This paper presents a detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency on the cooling power requirement and on total electrical consumption. The latest high efficiency AC and DC power distribution architectures are shown to have virtually the same efficiency, suggesting that a move to a DC-based architecture is unwarranted on the basis of efficiency.

operational efficiency  Quantitative Comparison of High Efficiency AC vs. DC Power Distribution for Data Centers This paper presents a detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency on the cooling power requirement and on total electrical consumption. The latest high efficiency AC and DC power distribution architectures are shown to have virtually the same efficiency, suggesting that a move to a Read More