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Two Mistakes Most Professional Services Organizations Make-How Metrics and Automation Tools Drive Profits
Many companies strive to effectively measure and analyze their service operations. But while management struggles to measure too many (or too few) metrics, they

services metrics  Mistakes Most Professional Services Organizations Make-How Metrics and Automation Tools Drive Profits Many companies strive to effectively measure and analyze their service operations. But while management struggles to measure too many (or too few) metrics, they often overlook the basic measurement question: what to track, and how? By using the concept metric perspectives to define what data provides the most insight, you can move closer to a comprehensive metrics strategy.

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Make Sure Metrics Don’t Kill Your Business


Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. —Bill Gates Business metrics—the quantifiable measurements by which a company’s performance is gauged—are part of the broad area of business intelligence (BI) or business analytics (BA). In this regard, metrics are the application of a mathematical expression to a set of data

services metrics  cost of goods, and services sold. Almost everyone agrees about the importance and benefits of being able to measure performance in order to make it possible for an organization to improve business performance, make more sales, or increase customer satisfaction. But metrics when defined and managed improperly can not only give poor results but also mislead and create more problems than they solve. Why? In the important 1998 paper Metrics: You Are What You Measure!, it’s explained as follows : Every Read More
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Insights to Accelerate Services Growth: Account Management, Service Metrics, and Customer Dashboards


A service business should be managed and measured based on the maturity of the business and the specific requirements of its customers. To take this approach, you need a framework for understanding how a services company and its customer engagement should be measured. Learn about the various ways to support strategic account management at each stage of your company’s evolution, which metrics are most relevant, and more.

services metrics  the responsibility of the services leadership team to select and prioritize these metrics for their situation. 3. Aberdeen Group, November 2007, “Get Smart: Business Intelligence for Service Organizations” Customer Dashboards Many service groups are using a customer dashboard tool to facilitate engagement with their key customers. In large part, this tool represents the intersection of an organization’s account management practices and the targeted metrics that are used to measure customer Read More

Bringing Metrics and Measurement to Welfare Program Management


In order to meet new performance targets mandated at the federal and state levels, the Department of Human Services in Chemung County, New York (US), deployed Salient Performance Management, a performance management solution from Salient Corporation. This solution helped streamline operations, allowing caseworkers, units, and entire agencies to meet and exceed the targets.

services metrics  the Department of Human Services in Chemung County, New York (US), deployed Salient Performance Management, a performance management solution from Salient Corporation. This solution helped streamline operations, allowing caseworkers, units, and entire agencies to meet and exceed the targets. Read More

Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards


A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and Norton in the early 1990s, balanced scorecards provide a control system that helps ensure the right balance between different, and often times conflicting, perspectives. For example, an insurance company may increase profitability by offering incentives to claims assessors for taking a tough stance on payout, but will soon find dissatisfaction among its clients that may lead to lost business. Scorecards help ensure this balance and are an improvement over more traditional single dimension approaches that tend to be based purely on expense management and business growth.

services metrics  requires alignment between IT services and the business processes they support. This allows IT service quality to be analyzed in the context of the resultant effect to the business. The metrics chosen at this level also need to reflect the business strategies of the client in order to show how IT contributes to these goals. With this in mind, client-side scorecard users may include business process owners who are responsible for the IT-dependant business processes and need to understand how IT affects Read More

ERP for Services Software Comparison Report


To find out, simply use TEC's ERP for services comparison reports to compare any three ERP for services solutions of your choice.

services metrics  for Services Software Comparison Report There are a lot of new dedicated ERP for services solutions on the market, and here's your chance to compare them—quickly and easily. Some of the leading solutions include Epicor for Service Enterprises, OpenAir PSA, IFS Applications, Deltek PPM and EVM products, SAP Business ByDesign, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Microsoft Dynamics AX. But which one is best for your organization? To find out, simply use TEC's ERP for Services Comparison Reports to compare any Read More

Managed Print Services Come of Age


The managed print services (MPS) market continues to evolve as vendors expand their service offerings beyond the office print environment. Today the business agenda is broader, and MPS must provide a route to business transformation as well as cost efficiency. Businesses thus must place their transformational goals on the agenda at the start of an MPS engagement. See what major MPS providers have to offer to your business.

services metrics  Print Services Come of Age The managed print services (MPS) market continues to evolve as vendors expand their service offerings beyond the office print environment. Today the business agenda is broader, and MPS must provide a route to business transformation as well as cost efficiency. Businesses thus must place their transformational goals on the agenda at the start of an MPS engagement. See what major MPS providers have to offer to your business. Read More

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Case Study: Financial Services Industry


The company is a financial services group with operations in banking, investment management and insurance. To maintain the profitability of its credit card business, the company maintains vast amounts of customer information. However, its Excel­based tools lack functionality. Learn how a business intelligence (BI) solution can help the company increase its customer base and derive greater profits from existing customers.

services metrics  Study: Financial Services Industry The company is a financial services group with operations in banking, investment management and insurance. To maintain the profitability of its credit card business, the company maintains vast amounts of customer information. However, its Excel­based tools lack functionality. Learn how a business intelligence (BI) solution can help the company increase its customer base and derive greater profits from existing customers. Read More

Sage Advice on Selecting Analyst Services


Step away from the decision--let's look at the meta-selection. The SageCircle blog features some recent posts on selecting analyst services. So here we are, TEC, guiding all sorts of people in their selection processes for software, recommending best practices, developing custom research, etc., and the interesting thing (if I read the SageCircle blog correctly) is that our recommended software

services metrics  Advice on Selecting Analyst Services Step away from the decision--let's look at the meta-selection. The SageCircle blog features some recent posts on selecting analyst services. So here we are, TEC, guiding all sorts of people in their selection processes for software, recommending best practices, developing custom research, etc., and the interesting thing (if I read the SageCircle blog correctly) is that our recommended software selection best practices can be applied for clients seeking analyst Read More

PPM for Professional Services Automation


A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project portfolios as business investments and automates the project-specific functionality of time, billing, expense reporting, opportunity management, and resource management, linking back office functionality with the PSO’s portfolio of projects.

services metrics  for Professional Services Automation A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project portfolios as business investments Read More

Tata Consultancy Services


Tata Consultancy Services (TSC) is an IT services, business solutions, and outsourcing organization that caters to global businesses. TCS employs over 120,000 IT consultants in 42 countries. The Company is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India. TCS is a part of the Tata Group, one of India's largest industrial conglomerates. TSC has offices in over 20 cities in India, and in countries around the world.

services metrics  Consultancy Services Tata Consultancy Services (TSC) is an IT services, business solutions, and outsourcing organization that caters to global businesses. TCS employs over 120,000 IT consultants in 42 countries. The Company is listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India. TCS is a part of the Tata Group, one of India's largest industrial conglomerates. TSC has offices in over 20 cities in India, and in countries around the world. Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning for Services, and Professional Services Automation: Where Do You Draw the Line?


Since the late nineties, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have developed functionality for vertical markets in the service industry. Simultaneously, professional services automation (PSA) became a viable software category. Consequently, deciphering the difference between ERP and PSA remains a challenge.

services metrics  for Services, and Professional Services Automation: Where Do You Draw the Line? Introduction Since the late nineties, it has been evident that the enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors that originally serviced the needs of manufacturing organizations have slowly extended their functionality to service the needs of non-manufacturing industries also. By the year 2000, when many of the major ERP implementations for the manufacturing industry had tapered off, tier one ERP vendors, such as SAP and Oracle Read More

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ITO: IT Infrastructure Support Services


Softtek's IT infrastructure support services are offered as a managed solution aimed to ensure technical infrastructure availability, accessibility, and dependability. Through service-level agreement (SLA)-driven engagements, Softtek delivers offshore infrastructure support services, including the following: desktop support (L1, L2), network and server administration, security administration, assets management, and telephony support.  

services metrics  IT Infrastructure Support Services Softtek's IT infrastructure support services are offered as a managed solution aimed to ensure technical infrastructure availability, accessibility, and dependability. Through service-level agreement (SLA)-driven engagements, Softtek delivers offshore infrastructure support services, including the following: desktop support (L1, L2), network and server administration, security administration, assets management, and telephony support. Read More