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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...
Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation
Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities

save on maintenance costs  to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities, Fleet, Plant Equipment and yes, even computers. It makes even more sense when you consider that today more and more companies are adding a new line item in their financial statements called Deferred Maintenance Revenue Write Down . A lack of preventive maintenance affects the shareholders of all companies due to aging assets and reactive maintenance practices. A complete 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...
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...
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...
Jumping on the Cloud - A Measured Approach
There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to

save on maintenance costs  on the Cloud - A Measured Approach There’s a lot of hype about companies moving to the cloud, but are they actually doing it? Cloud adoption is not as rapid as some providers might lead you to think, but TEC data shows that interest in cloud computing is picking up. The 2012 TEC Market Survey Report for Discrete Manufacturing shows that cloud computing has moved beyond the early adopter phase and is now moving into the early majority phase of the technology adoption lifecycle. The question now is Read More...
SaaS Versus On-premise ERP
Should your business acquire traditional on-premises enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions? Or should it invest in emerging software-as-a-service (SaaS

save on maintenance costs  SaaS ERP,on-demand ERP,on-premises ERP,ERP total cost of ownership Read More...
Comparing On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives
Customer relationship management (CRM) functionality can fall into four categories: core functionality; non-core functionality; vertical, industry-specific

save on maintenance costs  On Demand Customer Relationship Management Service Alternatives CRM Evaluation Considerations In a recent Forrester Research report, it was noted that while functions and features are important in selecting customer relationship management (CRM) software, they are not the be-all and end-all deciding factor. It was also noted that when organizations looked back in terms of the criteria they used, or would use, to select CRM software, product capabilities were not nearly as important as most Read More...
Managing Costs More Effectively: Sustaining a Lean Organization in Demanding Times
All midsize and larger companies think they have systems in place to manage costs, so they give this issue little ongoing thought. They may be blind to the

save on maintenance costs  business analytics solution,cost management,integrated business planning,profitability management analytics,planning and budgeting solution,telecom cost management software,cost of project management certification,cost management certification,cost of anger management classes,telecom cost management,telecommunications cost management,adwords management cost,telecom cost management solutions,fleet cost management,pmp cost management Read More...
The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

save on maintenance costs  Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance? Introduction I recently had the privilege to sit with a group of about a dozen IT executives. What they shared was a common ERP system. Most people would think their ERP system was old (it was introduced in the 80''s and the average length of time that these companies had been using the product was approximately eight years). Over the last few years, most of the individuals in the group had faced the issue of replacing their existing ERP system (see Read More...
How to Overcome SQL Server Maintenance Challenges
For SQL server administrators, it is very important to analyze SQL server performance and storage structure regularly, and get information that will help to

save on maintenance costs  SQL storage management,SQL server monitoring,SQL server disk space management,SQL server maintenance,Lepide Software Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

save on maintenance costs  of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. *This is Part Three of a four-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton. Bridging the theory and realities of current ERP systems, Maximizing Your ERP System provides Read More...
Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

save on maintenance costs  Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing''s focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly no Read More...

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