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AuraPortal: A BPM Vendor Worth Checking Out


AuraPortal, a new business process management (BPM) vendor, offers a solution that creates business process execution models without the need for heavy IT programming. In this article, Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic gives inside view of the vendor’s development strategies and the broad scope of BPM suite’s modules, and discusses how the system’s differentiating features addresses the diverse needs of its customers.

process of references checking  defined as Process Patterns. Process Patterns are classes of processes of general applications already prepared by AuraPortal that contain the knowledge and structure for ensuring smooth and effective operations related to a given subject or within a particular environment. They are ready to be used except for small details (tweaks) strictly related to the user’s specific circumstances, which need to be defined. Predefined rules among the aforementioned modules dictate interrelationships—e.g., the Read More

The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making


IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

process of references checking  or are in the process of consolidating servers out of branch offices and into centralized data centers. This consolidation typically reduces cost and enables IT organizations to have better control over the company''s data. While server consolidation produces many benefits, it can also produce some significant performance issues. Server consolidation typically results in chatty protocols such as CIFS (Common Internet File System) , Exchange or NFS (Network File System) , which were designed to run over Read More

The Compelling Capabilities of One Compensation Management Vendor's Solution


Despite its product's notable functional scope, Centive is committed to being the leader in on demand sales compensation management. The vendor believes it now has sufficient resources to fund research and development, as well as business initiatives.

process of references checking  capability, adjustment processing, and process controls. Executives, managers, and compensation analysts thereby gain mid-cycle visibility into more accurate performance data and metrics to motivate performance, analyze plan success, and model for the future. Last but not least, with Centive Compel, organizations are equipped to motivate not only sales representatives, but also partners and channels, to efficiently achieve specific performance goals. The strategic angle to sales compensation management Read More

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By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than $2.5 million (USD), and more than 98 percent have fewer than 100 employees. To compete, small businesses need to be innovative, and understand both personalization and value, and how to execute best practices to build success.

process of references checking  We are in the process of opening new stores that will be more upscale. We will hire a well-known designer for the new stores, make a name change variation and generally step everything up a notch. Of course, we give the kind of service that independents are known for-the kind of service that the big box stores don''t do. I believe that is how all independents can be a step ahead, by offering the kind of service the big guys can''t. They have information desks. We have people walking around whose job is to Read More

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Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership


This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and convenience.

process of references checking  as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and Read More

Skelta BPM for Business Process Management Certification Report


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process of references checking  BPM for Business Process Management Certification Report Skelta BPM by Invensys is now TEC Certified for business process management (BPM). Invensys has vast expertise in helping organizations with their existing BPM issues and tasks. Skelta has strong process modeling features, providing reliable and agile ways to design and implement processes. Download the Skelta BPM certification report now for product analysis, comparison with the average BPM solution, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

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process of references checking  iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More

State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership


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process of references checking  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

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process of references checking  Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data Read More

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