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Time to Value and ROI from BI: The QlikView Customer Experience
The impact of technology projects on organizations is increasingly under scrutiny. The purpose of return on investment (ROI) analysis is to provide a financial

return on investment roi metric  scrutiny. The purpose of return on investment (ROI) analysis is to provide a financial metric with which to measure such projects and provide a like-for-like comparison between initiatives that may have very different justifications and business benefits. This IDC Whitepaper provides a ROI analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution. 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 roi 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 roi 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 roi 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 roi 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...
War Looms in the On-demand CRM Market (and Beyond)-But Will You Profit from It?
Salesforce.com is now an almost unstoppable force in the world of on-demand customer relationship management. However, it may be the architect of its own

return on investment roi metric  have their way). We''ll return to that thought in a minute, but it''s worth noting that in mid-2007, the vendor announced the availability of Salesforce Platform Edition , giving customers and ISVs the ability to deploy the platform independently of Salesforce.com''s traditional applications. See http://www./company/news-press/press-releases/2007/04/070423.jsp for more information on Salesforce Platform Edition. On a final note, Salesforce.com is certainly not reluctant to conduct occasional acquisitions in 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 roi 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...
My PLM Video Playlist on YouTube
A little heads-up: We’re going to start having videos on TEC’s Web site. We''ll produce videos in the future but the first step we’ll start with is a library of

return on investment roi metric  PLM Video Playlist on YouTube A little heads-up: We’re going to start having videos on TEC’s Web site. We''ll produce videos in the future but the first step we’ll start with is a library of links to freely available ones from YouTube. Although YouTube mainly serves as a source of entertainment, there are videos for other purposes as well. After a little searching and watching, here is my playlist of YouTube videos related to product lifecycle management (PLM) . Dr Michael Grieves - Author and Read More...
The Proof Is in the ROI
A well-thought out, comprehensive ROI (return on investment) marketing and sales program is becoming a must in today''s difficult business to business (B2B

return on investment roi metric  making an investment decision: return on investment, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return and payback period. If this doesn''t sound complex enough to convince you to bring in an ROI expert, then perhaps the following will. According to CFO Magazine, 86 percent of CFOs use financial metrics to prioritize technology investments. ROI Makes Your Positioning Bulletproof A compelling marketing statement is a benefit that addresses a customer problem. It needs to be important and believable for your 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 roi 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...
Staying Safe on the Internet
It’s not just the settings on your computer that can save you from the hacker’s grasp, but your own ability to think twice and not take things at face value

return on investment roi metric  Safe on the Internet It’s not just the settings on your computer that can save you from the hacker’s grasp, but your own ability to think twice and not take things at face value. Download this document for some tips for reducing your exposure to attacks from cybercriminals. Read More...
Westminster Savings Credit Union Makes a Smart Investment
Westminster Saving Credit Union (WSCU) is one of Canada’s largest credit unions, with 12 branches, 50,000 members and more than $2.1 billion in assets. To meet

return on investment roi metric  Savings Credit Union Makes a Smart Investment Westminster Saving Credit Union (WSCU) is one of Canada’s largest credit unions, with 12 branches, 50,000 members and more than $2.1 billion in assets. To meet its rigorous accounting and financial reporting needs, WSCU migrated from Sage PFW ERP to Sage ERP MAS 500 based on the advice of business partner The Answer Company. Download this case study to learn about the benefits WSCU realized after the transition. Read More...
How Mobile RFID Systems Improve Operations and ROI
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce

return on investment roi metric  can provide a strong return on investment (ROI) when combined with improved business processes that reduce labor and prevent errors. But mobile RFID systems, with forklift-mounted readers, can be implemented for a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure configurations. They can improve supply chain visibility, reduce capital expenditure, and slash labor costs. Read More...
Managing On-demand Package Implementations
Why choose on-demand when there are so many integrated software solutions on the market? Because on-demand packages provide a number of benefits that can help

return on investment roi metric  On-demand Package Implementations Why choose on-demand when there are so many integrated software solutions on the market? Because on-demand packages provide a number of benefits that can help IT focus on innovation and creating true business value, rather than dealing with network headaches. But along with the benefits there are a number of challenges. Read more about these challenges and how you can manage your on-demand implementation project. Read More...
SAP Business Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing
TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm takes a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been

return on investment roi metric  Business Suite on HANA: See What You’re Missing TEC senior ERP analyst Ted Rohm takes a close look at SAP Business Suite on HANA one year after its debut. His report delves into the improvements SAP has been able to achieve by taking advantage of the HANA platform, and explores why SAP ERP powered by HANA is picking up so much momentum. Read More...

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