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Leveraging Customer Lifetime Value to Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI)
As one-to-one marketing begins to permeate mainstream business practices, organizations in highly competitive markets struggle to gain an advantage. Thus, as

return on investment metric  Lifetime Value to Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) As one-to-one marketing begins to permeate mainstream business practices, organizations in highly competitive markets struggle to gain an advantage. Thus, as part of an ongoing effort to differentiate products and services, best-in-breed organizations are now using a tool called “customer lifetime value,” a metric that projects a customer’s value over the entire span of that customer s relationship with a company. Read More...
New-world Value: The Strategic Impact of Business Application Suites in Today’s Corporate Environment
The concepts of return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) have been used for decades in enterprise evaluations of IT investments, including

return on investment metric  be entered into the return on investment (ROI) equation. Any ROI accounting must take into consideration modular release strategies, which provide substantial new functionality at a modest cost. Ability to change processes quickly and eliminate maintenance costs frames the business case for application suites. Enterprises are supplementing traditional measurements with a more holistic view to establish a better framework for recognizing the business value of ERP investments. This more holistic view maps Read More...
It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part V
Part IV of this blog series further analyzed Webcom ResponsAbility, the on-demand workflow automation and business process management (BPM) solution. Anyone

return on investment metric  should result in significant return on investment (ROI) when applied to “taming” dynamic processes that change frequently (e.g., adapting to regulatory compliance changes, or to a new organizational structure). The good use of these solutions would also be towards business processes that involve human interaction, and typically, cross many business units, divisions, departments, entire enterprises or other functionally organized groups of people. The same holds for complex, multi-step processes that Read More...
Assessing the Drivers of Sales Performance
Outmoded measures are being used to develop marketing strategies and allocate resources. Existing go to market models often fail to consider the customer''s

return on investment metric  possible to ascribe a return on this investment in the aggregate, this metric affords little practical value from a true management perspective. What is needed is an ability to optimize the mix of drivers in a manner that maximizes the return. As it stands today, we have little insight as to what''s working. The insight we do have tends to be drawn from historical performance that may not be predictive of future performance. Understanding and managing the drivers of sales performance could transform an Read More...
Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 2: Financial Metrics
If the key financial metrics for creating corporate value relate to costs, capital charges and consumption, and profitability, then the corporate capabilities

return on investment metric  Other measures such as return on investment (ROI) and earnings per share (EPS) can leave out the cost of the capital required to achieve the return or earnings. Economic Value Added illustrates a measure of comprehensive corporate performance that is determined by the combination of financial metrics shown in red in Figure 3. (For an alternative example, see the Appendix .) Figure 3. click here to view larger version   In its simplest form, the formula for EVA® can be reduced as follows 1 : EVA = Read More...
AddonSoftware
AddonSoftware™ is a cost-effective, modular system for manufacturing, distribution, and general accounting. AddonSoftware Version 7 is the

return on investment metric  AddonSoftware™ is a cost-effective, modular system for manufacturing, distribution, and general accounting. AddonSoftware Version 7 is the result of more than 20 years of development. The system is used by over 4,000 businesses in the United States. AddonSoftware includes all common accounting modules and supports the following features: source code for applications included at no additional charge; graphical and character interfaces with the same set of programs; multi-company processing an Read More...
Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors
Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the

return on investment metric  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. Read More...
Hiring on Assumptions Is Not Cost-effective
The importance of resource selection is undervalued in the software industry. But in fact, the resource selection process is directly related to software

return on investment metric  on Assumptions Is Not Cost-effective The importance of resource selection is undervalued in the software industry. But in fact, the resource selection process is directly related to software development mission success. The in-house interview process typically fails to achieve comprehensive in-depth skills assessment, and is not cost-effective. However, you can improve matters by integrating external technical skills assessment expertise into the hiring process. Read More...
The Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management
Managing a newly deployed voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) integration project is not as easy as some IT managers believe it to be. Delivering voice traffic

return on investment metric  Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management The Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. There are many horror stories around VoIP and IP telephony deployment . There are also many successes. PROGNOSIS management and monitoring tools make the difference.Successful VoIP deployment relies on careful planning, thoughtful infrastructure preparation, and a management platform Read More...
SMB Team On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide
This guide provides a feature list comparison of 12 on-demand CRM products for small to medium businesses.

return on investment metric  customer relationship management, CRM, CRM system, CRM system comparison, CRM system comparison guide, on-demand CRM system comparison, on-demand CRM system guide Read More...
Jumping on the Cloud - A Measured Approach
There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to

return on investment metric  on the Cloud - A Measured Approach There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to think, but TEC data shows that interest in cloud computing is picking up. The 2012 TEC Market Survey Report for Discrete Manufacturing shows that cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now moving into the early majority phase of the technology adoption lifecycle. The question now is Read More...
Why CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy
Find out more about why CRM is such a smart and timely investment for your small or midsized business in the white paper, crm: a business imperativ...

return on investment metric  CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy Is it really possible to grow your company during an economic downturn—and still cut costs? Fortunately, the answer is yes—and there''s no better way to do it than with the right customer relationship management (CRM) software. By its very nature, CRM is one of the only technologies that can both increase your company''s revenues and reduce its costs . And that''s a pretty good combination during tough economic times. Find out more about why CRM is 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

return on investment metric  prioritize innovations that will return a concrete business benefit. There has lately been a shift from pure research to developing technologies that convert quickly into new business. Less Than Stellar Innovation Outcomes A recent Booz Allen Hamilton study found that companies with the highest R&D spending do not necessarily experience the greatest profitability (see http://www.booz.com/media/file/sb61_10408-R.pdf). The company’s 2005 book “Blue Ocean Strategies” found that innovations that Read More...
Security Begins on Your Desktop
The documents, spreadsheets, databases and other files on the personal computers used to conduct business are corporate assets. It cost money to create them

return on investment metric  Begins on Your Desktop IT Management Issue Consider this: If the hard drive on your personal computer failed right now: How long would it take for you to be as productive as you were yesterday? Would any clients be inconvenienced? Would you impact the productivity of others in the company? Are you sure that no one else on your corporate network can access the files on your machine? How about when you connect to the internet from home? From a client''s site? Is your company providing the proper Read More...
On-boarding for Organizational Growth
This white paper explores some of the drivers of the current focus on on-boarding, walks through some of the financial implications of improving the on-boarding

return on investment metric  boarding for Organizational Growth This white paper explores some of the drivers of the current focus on on-boarding, walks through some of the financial implications of improving the on-boarding process, and outlines a model of on-boarding that spans the employee lifecycle. By attending to these aspects of selection and on-boarding, organizations will be better placed to deliver excellent customer service and to retain their staff as economic growth takes a firmer foothold. Read More...

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