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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...
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...
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...
The Impact of IT Service on Business Process Management
There are potential benefits of operating business process management (BPM) side-by-side with business service management (BSM). BPM and BSM are emerging

return on investment metric  decisions and maximize their return on investment from IT resources. Going forward, this same perspective will be used as a foundation for provisioning IT services in an on-demand utility computing environment. Consequently, organizations embracing the BPM/BSM combination will deliver more robust and effective IT-dependent business processes today and be able to capitalize quickly on grid computing technologies in the future. About Proxima Technology Proxima Technology, Inc. provides software and Read More...
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013-Out and About (on the Cloud)
Those folks who might have been led to believe that Microsoft Dynamics has lately been focusing solely on one or two particular products (with a global

return on investment metric  Dynamics NAV 2013-Out and About (on the Cloud) Those folks who might have been led to believe that Microsoft Dynamics has lately been focusing solely on one or two particular products (with a global enterprise appeal) at the expense of the others (that are more local and niche) will have been disabused of their notions in early October 2012. Specifically, Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in 15 markets. With deep investments in significant new Read More...
“Whistler” Beta on the Web?
Source code for a future Microsoft OS, code-named “Whistler”, mysteriously appeared on the Internet in mid-March. How did it get there? Does it matter? And why

return on investment metric  Beta on the Web? Event Summary [3/23/00] For the second time in approximately a month, a senior Microsoft executive has publicly reversed himself, or been reversed by HQ, before the ink was dry . In February, it was Chief Software Architect Bill Gates. (Refer to TEC News Analysis Microsoft says: Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Glasses for the earlier instance.) This time, it was Jim Allchin, the vice president of Microsoft''s Platforms Group. Less than a week earlier, Allchin denied Read More...
IBM Taking on Sun in Web Infrastructure?
IBM has decided to take on Sun in the Internet infrastructure arena. What do they bring to the table? And who will win the war of words?

return on investment metric  Taking on Sun in Web Infrastructure? IBM Taking on Sun in Web Infrastructure? R. Krause - May 19, 2000 Event Summary May 1, 2000 - IBM, after years of taking a back seat to Sun in the Web server and infrastructure market, has decided to try to make up for lost time. CEO Lou Gerstner has given his crew their marching orders: get out and be aggressive against Sun. A highly visible win for Big Blue has been Network Solutions Inc. (NSI), which recently decided to change its A.Root domain server from a 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...
IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

return on investment metric  governance adage of maximizing return on investment (ROI). Executing best practices provides flexible resource utilization, project planning, time tracking, collaboration, and business intelligence functionality in line with best practice methodologies outlined by an IT department''s governance framework. Assessment of performance and cost allows IT organizations to evaluate the true cost and benefit that a portfolio of projects contributes to the future incorporation of best practices and standard Read More...
On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is set to transition to an on-demand model. On-demand models are quicker and cheaper to deploy, but software providers must

return on investment metric  demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore Background Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is gaining momentum. In accordance with this trend, the product lifecycle management (PLM) market is set to follow the path of customer relationship management (CRM) in an aggressive transition from large, expensive software implementations to the utilization of on-demand SaaS. According to AMR Research , small to medium businesses (SMB) spent $2.1 billion (USD) on PLM-related Read More...
Capitalizing on Private-label Brands through Extended PLM
Retailers have caught on to the hottest industry trend since skinny jeans: private-label apparel. And for good reason. The benefits range from exclusivity and

return on investment metric  on Private-label Brands through Extended PLM Retailers have caught on to the hottest industry trend since skinny jeans: private-label apparel. And for good reason. The benefits range from exclusivity and increased profit margins to the ability to offset rising raw material costs by focusing on more profitable lines. Extended product lifecycle management systems are crucial to ensuring the profitability of your private-label goods initiative. Download this white paper to find out why. Read More...
How Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment
Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in

return on investment metric  Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) software to ensure they have applications in place that are properly implemented and functional, ensure compliance with regulations, and adopt AIM best practices. This white paper discusses the EAM software features that can play a role in software Read More...
Tips for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment
As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their

return on investment metric  for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their business. Yet because the recovery remains uncertain, organizations remain concerned with squeezing the most from their IT investment dollars. Download this white paper to learn about two strategies organizations can employ to maximize the returns from their ERP investments. Read More...

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