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What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?
Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing

save on maintenance costs  unneeded software changes. Enterprises save time and money when only the fixes they need are applied, and unnecessary fixes and enhancements bundled into a broad patch or update are avoided. Renegotiate —users that are not satisfied with the value proposition of their service and maintenance contracts may want to try to change the agreements. User businesses can demand that their vendors give them more value, such as provide more knowledgeable support engineers with detailed understanding of the Read More...
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

save on maintenance costs  and related functions can save your organization considerable time and money. However, if you don''t also improve your current core processes, automating your system won''t deliver the full return on investment you require. Mistake #3: Ignoring hard-to-quantify benefits It is difficult to calculate possible future gains such as increased productivity, better efficiency, improved customer service, and other hard-to quantify benefits after a new system has been successfully implemented. Remember, these kinds Read More...
Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits
For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features

save on maintenance costs  how can predictive maintenance save money and what are the advantages and disadvantages of centralized warehousing? In some cases, CMMS vendors produce white papers, which are pronouncements about new technology that''s being considered or new techniques for getting the most out of your CMMS. User forums This is similar to a help desk, except that it''s primarily interaction between users. Some CMMS vendors have helped establish a separate site for their user group. Users typically talk about the best Read More...
Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?
Although Rimini Street''s client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating

save on maintenance costs  public sector PeopleSoft licensees save tremendously on their annual support fees while enjoying more responsive levels of service and leveraging their IT investments. Prior to founding Rimini Street, Ravin cofounded TomorrowNow support services for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products, and served as president and chief operating officer (COO) for TomorrowNow. Ravin sold his 50 percent stake in TomorrowNow to SAP in January 2005, and retired (albeit for a short while) to pursue other entrepreneurial Read More...
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

save on maintenance costs  shutdown, PM managers can save a planned shutdown, thus improving overall productivity. PM activities should be scheduled to coincide with equipment changeovers and other planned shutdowns when possible. The Role of Technology The lean model stresses an evolutionary process of change and adaptation, not an idealized technology-driven end state. Defense Acquisition University Lean maintenance is not the same thing as the acquisition of more and more technology. That is a conceptual error committed by Read More...
Spinnaker Support Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer
Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple

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Get in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance
US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation

save on maintenance costs  in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation can now be drastically improved with the advent of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions that incorporate closed-loop diagnostics. This best-of-breed maintenance functionality extends the boundaries of traditional software by providing specialized 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

save on maintenance costs  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...
Enter IFS RCM Toolkit for Reliability-Centered Maintenance in the Cloud
In a flurry of product announcements at the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, last week, IFS announced the launch of it reliability-centered

save on maintenance costs  IFS RCM Toolkit for Reliability-Centered Maintenance in the Cloud In a flurry of product announcements at the IFS World Conference 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, last week, IFS announced the launch of it reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) toolkit. Based on IFS’ long experience and heritage in asset-intensive industries, the solution is optimized for any industry that implements complex or capital-intensive assets and is delivered through a flexible cloud-based model. The IFS RCM Toolkit aims to Read More...
BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction
We thought it would be useful to take another look at what was revealed in our recent survey on mobile BI regarding what’s important for mobile BI users, and of

save on maintenance costs  on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction TEC recently published its 2014 Mobile BI Buyers Guide and a related blog post in which some results from a survey on mobile business intelligence (BI) usage, needs, and trends were discussed. We thought it would be useful to take another look at what was revealed from the survey regarding what’s important for mobile BI users, and of course, how satisfied they are with the mobile BI solutions they work with. Let’s take a look at some of our Read More...
Service Parts Planning for Maintenance Management
Whether you have a small network with a couple of printers and a fax machine, or a sophisticated shop floor using robots, cranes, etc., you have to make sure

save on maintenance costs  Parts Planning for Maintenance Management Whether you have a small network with a couple of printers and a fax machine, or a sophisticated shop floor using robots, cranes, etc., you have to make sure your assets are functioning properly. One of the main challenges is finding the right spare part to repair your equipment. There are two facts that are certain in the enterprise asset management (EAM) world: 1. your equipment will break sooner or later; and 2. it will eventually become obsolete. It is 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

save on maintenance costs  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...
EAM Software Head-to-Head: Infor, IFS and Maintenance Connection
Simply clickhere and find out how all three rank based on your company sunique needs and functional requirements.

save on maintenance costs  Software Head-to-Head: Infor, IFS and Maintenance Connection EAM Head-to-head Infor , IFS , and Maintenance Connection are three of the top names in EAM software—and now you can compare them quickly and easily online. Simply click here —and find out how all three rank based on your company''s unique needs and functional requirements. It''s fast, free—and you''ll get the results immediately! Click below to start your custom EAM comparison now! Start Your EAM Comparison Infor EAM IFS Applications Read More...
Glovia On B2B Reinventing Trail
If Glovia successfully continues its reinvention as a B2B e-business transformation provider for manufacturers and service companies that want more than core

save on maintenance costs  On B2B Reinventing Trail Glovia On B2B Reinventing Trail P.J. Jakovljevic - November 13, 2001 Event Summary On October 3, Glovia International , an e-business applications provider and a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) with headquarters in El Segundo, CA, announced a strategic OEM partnership with FormScape , a provider of software to help companies customize, distribute and manage business documents. Under the agreement, Glovia will immediately begin offering ePublish , new software powered Read More...

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