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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...
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

save on maintenance costs  should be able to save enough money over the next few years to cover new software purchases when the time comes. By this time SAP''s and Oracle''s next-generation service-oriented products will be real, rather than vaporware . In the meantime, the company also grants enhancements for all required regulatory compliances, and contends that these products have even more functionality than these customers might need for a long time to come. If nothing else, that functionality is more susceptible to application 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...
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...
Driving New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies
In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO

save on maintenance costs  New Efficiencies in the Indirect Supply Chain: Procurement and Logistics Strategies for Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Supplies In a challenging economy, many companies focus cost-cutting on direct materials and capital spending rather than maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies (also known as indirect materials). But an alternate concept allows you to implement lean processes to create a high-efficiency MRO outsource model. Find out how it offers greater visibility and promotes Read More...
On Demand Delivery Compels a Compensation Management Vendor
The on demand paradigm and enterprise incentive management market seem to have established a viable cross-section to the extent that, going forward, some

save on maintenance costs  Demand Delivery Compels a Compensation Management Vendor Amid many of the intriguing trends in enterprise applications in 2006, one of the most prominent was the point of no return awareness and increased adoption of the on demand, or software as a service (SaaS), business and deployment models (see Software as a Service Is Gaining Ground ). What''s more, 2006 was also the year of increased awareness and growth for the still new enterprise incentive management (EIM)- incentive compensation managemen t Read More...
Rimini Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here!
In a recent press release, Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance

save on maintenance costs  Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here! In a  recent press release , Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance provider for various popular SAP and Oracle enterprise systems believes that a tipping point has finally been reached in the market for annual maintenance (certainly, the public cloud enterprise software providers have long been preaching even the outright elimination of maintenance Read More...
How to Lower Your ERP Implementation Costs
Most companies are facing a number of pressures, thanks to a stormy economic climate. To help control costs and resources, many small to medium businesses (SMBs

save on maintenance costs  consultants can help you save time and resources during your software selection and implementation. Consultants can also guide you through the change management process of software implementation. However, at certain points during implementation, you''ll also need to collaborate closely with a partner who is an expert in the technical aspects of the new software and sensitive to your strategic business needs. So what is a VAR? Enterprise software VARs add features, functionality, or modules to existing Read More...
Analyst Take on SAPPHIRE 2013
With a very interesting book presentation on

save on maintenance costs  Take on SAPPHIRE 2013 With a very interesting book presentation on The Human Face of Big Data, announcements on cloud-based solutions, and extensive and intensive discussions regarding the readiness (or not) of HANA for prime-time deployments in the enterprise, the recent SAPPHIRE 2013 conference was full of exciting and interesting developments—though, I must admit, I was disinterested at times by the repetitive messaging about HANA’s power. The following is a personal take and summary of Read More...
Application Single-Sign On: Netegrity, Securant, or Evidian?
As security breaches become increasingly more frequent, minimizing user access to back-end systems and web applications without impacting legitimate usage is

save on maintenance costs  IT decision makers can save $5,000 by selecting Evidian''s PortalXpert over Netegrity SiteMinder or Securant ClearTrust. About The Author    Laura Taylor is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Relevant Technologies. Formerly, she was the the Director of Security Research at TEC. Prior to TEC she served as Director of Information Security of Navisite, and CIO of Schafer Corporation. Laura can be reached at ltaylor@relevanttechnologies.com . Read More...
The Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP
For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture,

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Protecting Sensitive Data on Shared Networks: How to Provide Persistent Encryption of Confidential Folders on Corporate Networks
Companies want to manage security risks and encryption to protect data and to comply with industry guidelines. The desire to separate network management from

save on maintenance costs  Sensitive Data on Shared Networks: How to Provide Persistent Encryption of Confidential Folders on Corporate Networks Companies want to manage security risks and encryption to protect data and to comply with industry guidelines. The desire to separate network management from document ownership can create additional security concerns, as IT services are outsourced. To address these issues, you need to ensure your security solution provides visible and on-going encryption of sensitive data files sh 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...
Hanging on the Telephone: Antivirus Cold-calling Support Scams
Service support scammers rely on the naiveté of their victims in order to persuade them to grant access to their computers and credit card details. There’s very

save on maintenance costs  on the Telephone: Antivirus Cold-calling Support Scams Service support scammers rely on the naiveté of their victims in order to persuade them to grant access to their computers and credit card details. There’s very little a security company can do directly to prevent this activity, apart from keeping its own software up to date so as to detect malware and block as many threats as possible. Read this white paper to find out about different types of scams that threaten your data security. Read More...

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