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Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls


Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short of expectations—why? For one thing, you need to know what you’re getting into, by going through an intense request for proposal (RFP) process and many rounds of contract negotiations. Find out how to better manage negotiating your outsourcing contract, and more.

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Software as a Service Is Gaining Ground


Software as a service is the latest incarnation of the hosting model. The demand for cost efficiency, information technology flexibility, and faster return on investment, coupled with new technology advancements, has caused the hosting model to be reborn.

roi outsourcing challenge  seeing any inkling of ROI, users have started to demand a performance-based, shared risk model of software provision. The licensing and delivery of enterprise software products is therefore undergoing a fundamental shift from traditional upfront fees for perpetual licenses to incremental, per transaction, pay as you go (PAYG), or even success-based pricing. These are becoming popular alternatives, especially for small businesses and startups that do not have the same, large information technology (IT) Read More

Aligning Business with IT through IT Portfolio Management and IT Governance


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roi outsourcing challenge  mark them for elimination. ROI analysis: To ensure that the application portfolio optimization makes proper business sense, it is imperative for organizations to undertake a proper ROI analysis. The key to a successful ROI projection is ensuring accuracy of information captured on benefits, costs and risks during the first two steps. Project rationalization roadmap: The rationalization roadmap will list down the projects that have to be executed to rationalize and modernize the application portfolio. A Read More

Vendor Feels the Heat in Hot Product Lifecycle Management Market


The product lifecycle management (PLM) market is expected to experience double digit growth through 2008, driven by market dynamics like outsourcing and global product development. However, not all PLM software vendors are riding this wave of PLM market growth and profitability.

roi outsourcing challenge  increasing return on investment (ROI) by reducing time-to-market resonates with enterprises as they continue their search for cost reduction while increasing process efficiencies and product superiority. PTC and UGS are not the only vendors in the PLM market experiencing growth. The PLM market''s vitality can also be seen in the investments and performance of enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors. SAP , Oracle , and SSA Global are all committed to their individual PLM product solutions, investing Read More

How 5 Companies Increased Revenue and Profitability with Leadership and Customer Relationship Management Software


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Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges


The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing production costs and increasing profit margins, but at the cost of complex supply chains and inability to quickly respond to new requests or demand changes. Learn how lean production can address global outsourcing challenges and help your company realize strategic growth.

roi outsourcing challenge  as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the manufacturing and global logistics landscape. Organizations in the highly developed and diversified manufacturing industry have shifted into a service-oriented industry, with product manufacturing becoming almost a rarity (with the exception of food processing companies, defense-oriented companies, car parts manufacturers, and a few others). Facing increasing intensity from global competition, mos Read More

Vendor Snapshot: Epicor at the TEC Vendor Challenge


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Making Data Safe for Compliance and Outsourcing


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roi outsourcing challenge  Data Safe for Compliance and Outsourcing Corporate leaders know that revenues are made from “better data.” And when your data is at risk, so is the survival of your organization. That’s why it’s essential to protect your revenues with “safer data”—and it’s also why the common business language is now one of risk management. IT departments are now learning this in many of the same ways that business people have always had to—including the hard way. Read More

Thinking of Outsourcing Your Entire Recruitment Process? Here's What You Need to Know


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roi outsourcing challenge  of Outsourcing Your Entire Recruitment Process? Here''s What You Need to Know In the past, hearing the word outsourcing would conjure up images of some customer service representative sitting in a call center on the other side of the world, with a limited knowledge of my company and/or product (and perhaps of the English language) attempting to help me solve my problem. After a few minutes of friendly banter, I would hang up the phone and be no further ahead in my quest than when I first made my Read More

Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


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Winning Outsourcing Strategies


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roi outsourcing challenge  Outsourcing Strategies Outsourcing is increasingly used to reduce costs and increase value—but it has its risks. As companies look to push more of their custom software application development needs to outsourcing partners, you need to plan carefully to build stringent security requirements into contracts and create metrics to ensure those requirements are met. Find out how to increase the value and reduce the risk of outsourcing. Read More

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10 Key Considerations When Outsourcing QA and Testing Services


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roi outsourcing challenge  Key Considerations When Outsourcing QA and Testing Services With the increase in global IT outsourcing agreements, many companies are looking at outsourcing quality assurance (QA) and testing to ensure high-quality deliverables and gain competitive advantages. These companies need to select an outsourcing partner that has local and offshore test centers—and a strong on-site consultancy presence. Find out about these and other issues that will help you in the short and long term. Read More

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If you're going to use ROI in order to find new business or, justify your solution, be careful. ROI is a loaded gun and you might just shoot yourself.

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