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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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CRM Secrets of ROI and TCO
There is a real cost associated with buying and using a customer relationship management (CRM) software system. Licensing, implementation, integration, and

roi cost tco  Secrets of ROI and TCO There is a real cost associated with buying and using a customer relationship management (CRM) software system. Licensing, implementation, integration, and adminstration, are just some of the challenges companies face. Learn the secrets of twenty-one experts in CRM, IT, business and management consulting on getting real value from CRM software.

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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Minimizing the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications


Many organizations don’t follow formalized processes for technical support evaluation. However, technical support is a vital component of any enterprise software solution. The fact is, poor technical support can have a severe impact on a solution’s total cost of ownership.

roi cost tco  and return on investment (ROI). The impact is even more severe if the solution is not a proper match for the business. Poor technical support impacts the life cycle of the solution, and also causes frustration for the people actually using the solution—this can translate to increased stress in the workplace, which is another indirect cost that nobody wants. To reiterate, when an enterprise is searching for a solution, they want to look at the following factors for each vendor: What type of service does Read More

Enterprise Applications: The Cost of Keeping Current… Or Not


During difficult times it may be tempting to postpone upgrades, treating them as discretionary or optional projects, when in fact they could very well provide a path to doing more with less. Return on investment (ROI) becomes even more important in a down economy. Find out why upgrading may be the most effective and direct way for your organization to increase productivity, improve customer service, and reduce costs.

roi cost tco  future product development. Think ROI as well as TCO. Everyone is cost-conscious today, but looking beyond just the cost of the implementation to its potential business value can result in meaningful business benefits. Enterprise applications represent an enormous investment for any company but the results can far outweigh the cost. For organizations that want to increase productivity, improve customer service, and reduce costs, the most effective and direct way to do so may well be to upgrade to take Read More

ERP: Is High ROI with low TCO Possible?


Total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor influencing enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. But focusing exclusively on TCO runs the risk of delaying necessary ERP projects. Companies should also consider return on investment (ROI) of such projects. Find out what the average company should expect to pay for ERP and how the business can benefit from a successful implementation.

roi cost tco  Is High ROI with low TCO Possible? Total cost of ownership (TCO) remains a significant factor influencing enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies and decisions. But focusing exclusively on TCO runs the risk of delaying necessary ERP projects. Companies should also consider return on investment (ROI) of such projects. Find out what the average company should expect to pay for ERP and how the business can benefit from a successful implementation. Read More

Who the Heck Needs ROI?


Ten common errors prevent return on investment (ROI) calculations from being used as much or as well as possible. Avoiding intuitive decision making and basing ROI on quantifiable factors is essential to the success of major decisions, including software selection.

roi cost tco  of software, the expected ROI never materializes. Such purchases frequently fail to deliver desired results, take too long, and/or cost too much. Are You Buying Based on Product Design or Requirements? Buyers often buy the wrong products because they don't understand important acquisition concepts that make purchasing complex products much different from buying something at the mall. Most buyers describe what they want to purchase in terms of a presumed product or system design, rather than in terms of Read More

Connecting Low-cost Servers to SAN


Most IT managers have proven, cost-effective ways to increase the return on investment (ROI) of existing infrastructures—that is, storage area networks (SANs). SANs provide high-availability storage to servers within corporate infrastructures. Connecting low-cost servers to SANs makes business sense, as it dramatically reduces the cost-per-server connection to well below $100 (USD).

roi cost tco  the return on investment (ROI) of existing infrastructures—that is, storage area networks (SANs). SANs provide high-availability storage to servers within corporate infrastructures. Connecting low-cost servers to SANs makes business sense, as it dramatically reduces the cost-per-server connection to well below $100 (USD). Read More

Overall Approach to Data Quality ROI


Data quality is an elusive subject that can defy measurement and yet be critical enough to derail any single IT project, strategic initiative, or even a company. Of the many benefits that can accrue from improving the data quality of an organization, companies must choose which to measure and how to get the return on investment (ROI)—in hard dollars. Read this paper to garner an overall approach to data quality ROI.

roi cost tco  Approach to Data Quality ROI Data quality is an elusive subject that can defy measurement and yet be critical enough to derail any single IT project, strategic initiative, or even a company. Of the many benefits that can accrue from improving the data quality of an organization, companies must choose which to measure and how to get the return on investment (ROI)—in hard dollars. Read this paper to garner an overall approach to data quality ROI. Read More

Reducing TCO with SAN Consolidation


Are ever-increasing demands for data accessibility causing your storage area network (SAN) to stretch beyond its limits? And as you consider various solutions, are you concerned that your IT budget is being stretched too thin? Put those worries to rest: SAN consolidation solutions can extend the life of your SAN—and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO).

roi cost tco  TCO with SAN Consolidation Are ever-increasing demands for data accessibility causing your storage area network (SAN) to stretch beyond its limits? And as you consider various solutions, are you concerned that your IT budget is being stretched too thin? Put those worries to rest: SAN consolidation solutions can extend the life of your SAN—and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Read More

Writing Cost-effective Documentation for Software Systems


As a business employing IT, you may have encountered situations where the software application you purchased didn’t come with a help file. With no time to write complete documentation yourself and no budget to hire a professional technical writer to do it for you, what do you do? By applying the basic principles of cost-effective documentation, your business can develop impressive documentation quickly—for a minimal cost.

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Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?


In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to

roi cost tco  You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management? In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing , with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to focus on cost reduction with better or best invent Read More

Evaluating The Cost Of A DDoS Attack


DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks, attempts to make a network resource unavailable to its users, are becoming more sophisticated and destructive, and are on the rise. DDoS attacks don’t just cost your company the annoyance of downtime, but brand reputation, customer acquisition, and of course, sales are all at risk. Read this white paper to find out how to evaluate the cost of a DDoS attack and decide the level of protection you need for your infrastructure.

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Logility Unveils Voyager Select For Total Landed Cost


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roi cost tco  Unveils Voyager Select For Total Landed Cost Logility Unveils Voyager Select For Total Landed Cost S. McVey - December 20, 2000 Event Summary Logility, Inc. recently unveiled something old and something new in its Voyager suite of applications for e-business. Voyager Select is billed as a highly scalable solution for determining the total landed cost of a purchase by accurately choosing the best mode and carrier for the order. Voyager Select calculates the least cost for purchases based on Read More

Whirlpool Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management


Whirlpool Corporation, a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating processes, drive global consistency in costing practices, and provide a central cost management database for use by cross functional product development teams. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in design, engineering, sourcing, cost engineering, and manufacturing can make better informed decisions that drive costs out of product pre- and post-production.

roi cost tco  Selects aPriori for Product Cost Management Whirlpool Corporation , a world renowned manufacturer of major home appliances, recently announced it would use aPriori to automate its product cost estimating processes , drive global consistency in costing practices, and provide a central cost management database for use by cross functional product development teams. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in design, engineering, sourcing, cost engineering, and manufacturing Read More

Looking Beyond Cost Savings in PEO


Today’s outsourcing industry is expected to grow by 37 percent annually between 2007 and 2010. One growing specialization under IT outsourcing is product engineering outsourcing (PEO). While many IT companies have used PEO to realize significant cost savings along with increased quality and reliability, some companies have experienced negative results. Lean about common PEO pitfalls and how you can avoid them.

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roi cost tco  Management Systems: Realized Cost Savings for CIOs A company’s IT assets make up the largest portion of its overall IT budget. Properly managing these assets is key to ensuring each IT dollar is well spent. An IT asset management (ITAM) solution, such as an enterprise management system (EMS), combines hardware and software inventory with software distribution and application, and remote functionality that can ensure IT assets are optimally set up and used. Learn how. Read More