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Contextual Workflow Modeling
Activity-based workflow modeling (AWM) is a common and useful modeling technique, whose fundamental drawbacks limit its effectiveness in modeling complex

or modeling  either the Chief Engineer or the Program Manager, but not both, needs to sign off on the document. In other words, the Chief Engineer role and the Program Manager role are interchangeable when it comes to signing off on the document. Suppose further that the swimlanes for the two roles have to remain separate because these roles need to perform role-specific actions in other parts of the workflow. How should the activity diagram in Figure 1 be modified to capture this nuance? It turns out that this Read More...
Buy, Build, or Somewhere Between
Whether an organization buys or builds a resource management solution depends on a number of factors, and both approaches has its pros and cons. There is

or modeling  not paying for features or enhancements for which they do not have a use. This comes with the added benefit of not having to pay ongoing annual license fees (ALF). Object-orientated development techniques that enable a building block approach to creating applications have significantly reduced development time-scales. These factors, combined with cost-effective, off-shore coding shops, have in many cases taken the shine off packaged solutions. The result being that the build option is once again enjoying Read More...
Who’s Got the Better Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft?
There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in others. The contents of this note target the generic corporate

or modeling  Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft? Who’s Got the Better Windows Office Suite? Corel or Microsoft? P. Hayes - May 12 , 2000 Overview: The subject of this note is the never-ending question within desktop office suites, What''s better, Corel''s or Microsoft''s? Generally, this question is answered from an emotional perspective, based entirely on the specific administrator''s and/or end users comfort level. There is no one correct answer, both desktop office suites excel in specific areas and pale in Read More...
It’s About Process (or Ability to be Responsive) -- Part II
Part I of this blog series introduced the notions of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also tackled the similarities and subtle

or modeling  that span functional departments or business units, let alone different enterprises. In addition, the industry often changes faster than information technology (IT) departments can update the applications set that the business relies on to do its work, thus stifling innovation, growth, performance and so on. But today, the pervasiveness of Web browsers and the emergence of simpler application integration technologies such as Web sevices, simple object access protocol (SOAP), extensible markup language Read More...
CRM, Success, and Best Practices: A Wake Up Call Part Two: Modeling Success with Senior Management and CRM Culture
To maximize the return on investment of a customer relationship management system, a new CRM best practices model should be used. A point-based system, self

or modeling  includes either the productivity or interface with employees. Customers The heart of CRM of course is the customer. However, saying that the organization is customer centric versus its behavior can be two radically different perspectives. This section emphasizes the elements that would broadly be interpreted as being consistent with the best practices of CRM as an operational strategy. Partners A fundamental tenant of CRM is to provide a consistent, seamless, and transparent interface with customers Read More...
To BI or not to BI
Nowadays a company should not even question whether it needs business intelligence (BI) or not. Those who do not have it yet should include it in their future

or modeling  BI or not to BI Nowadays a company should not even question whether it needs business intelligence (BI) or not. Those who do not have it yet should include it in their future strategies, while those who do have it should search for ways to make BI work at its full potential. You Don’t Have It Yet? Let''s first analyze and understand why a company may not have BI: 1. BI is too expensive If this is what has been preventing you from acquiring BI, it’s not a valid reason. There are free BI tools, such as Read More...
Data Mining and Predictive Modeling for Condition-based Maintenance
Today’s military logistics agencies must sustain diverse fleets of costly, complex, and indispensible weapon systems and platforms. Modern predictive

or modeling  Mining and Predictive Modeling for Condition-based Maintenance Today’s military logistics agencies must sustain diverse fleets of costly, complex, and indispensible weapon systems and platforms. Modern predictive maintenance solutions can integrate with existing IT infrastructures to collect and transmit data from various platforms to a centralized condition-based maintenance (CBM) database. Learn more about how these solutions enable better-informed decisions regarding specific maintenance actions. Read More...
Top 10 Excuses For Not Securing Your Website or Network
With so many sites lacking security, we have put together a list of the leading reasons why businesses and organizations are unable to secure their network. Don

or modeling  Not Securing Your Website or Network Top 10 Excuses For Not Securing Your Website or Network L. Taylor - May 23, 2000 Introduction If your company is like most, it has neglected to perform basic due diligence in securing its vital assets. How and why does such a critical part of information technology management get overlooked? The amount of excuses we have discovered is endless. Here are some of the best: No one forced us to do it. Our administrators need to use the security holes to get their work Read More...
Incorporating Reporting into Your Software: Should You Buy or Build?
In the race to market for your application every second counts. But there’s one key component to your program that, like many software developers, you’ve put

or modeling  Software: Should You Buy or Build? In the race to market for your application every second counts. But there’s one key component to your program that, like many software developers, you’ve put off until the end. Your application works great, but you need a report writer. This white paper addresses the key considerations you need to weigh in deciding whether you should buy a reporting tool or build your own. Read More...
ROI In Your Warehouse! (REAL or IMAGINED)
How can someone legitimately evaluate new software, improvements to a process, or

or modeling  In Your Warehouse! (REAL or IMAGINED) Introduction I learned some time ago that, People do what you inspect and not what you expect . I also learned that the cost of an item is much more important than the price of an item. And I learned that most companies want a return on their investment. ROI in your warehouse! Ask yourself this question, do you agree that ROI is an overused acronym. The reason it is used so generously is because it forces the seller to focus on the benefits the buyer will receive Read More...
To Build or Buy Business Software?
The decision of whether to buy or build enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will require an honest assessment of the needs of your organization, and

or modeling  Build or Buy Business Software? The decision of whether to buy or build enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will require an honest assessment of the needs of your organization, and what it will take to meet those needs. Sometimes the nature of the software project dictates the necessary direction. This guide to choosing the right ERP solution for food companies experiencing growth reviews the benefits of buying versus building. Read More...
IBM to Make Cuts in PC Business Real Change, or Just Buying Time?
International Business Machines Corp. plans to cut as much as 10% of the workforce at its personal computer division, or as many as 1,000 jobs, in a cost

or modeling  PC Business Real Change, or Just Buying Time? IBM to Make Cuts in PC Business Real Change, or Just Buying Time? R.A. Krause - October 13th, 1999 Event Summary 10/8/99 - International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) plans to cut as much as 10% of the workforce at its personal computer division, or as much as 1,000 jobs, in a cost-cutting effort to turn around the division that lost nearly $1 billion last year. Most of the cuts will be in the marketing groups, as marketing for the different brands will be Read More...
Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?
Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software

or modeling  Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More...
Software Implementations-''Out-of-the-box'' or Intelligent Modification
Retail software vendors face the challenge of how to provide an “out-of-the-box” solution that satisfies the unique requirements of a wide spectrum of

or modeling  Implementations-''Out-of-the-box'' or Intelligent Modification Software Implementations ''Out-of-the-box'' or Intelligent Modification If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. RPE is one of the only consulting companies to offer strategic, functional and technical expertise focused exclusively on the retail industry. Our global technology skills, capacity to deliver results and collaborative approach are key assets that help Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

or modeling  SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb) The first part (Part II) of this blog series  described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS ) or on-demand  applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. Part IIa then analyzed the  top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by  Gartner . Before any vendor can embark onto delivering a SaaS offering, it must thoroughly consider a number of harrowing SaaS technology choices and their Read More...

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