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IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT

strategic investment decision  hardly ever would a strategic investment be made without the approval of the managing director (MD) and finance director (FD) regardless of the recommendations of the IT department (Figure 3). Maybe this is not that surprising but it is a salutary reminder of the need to move beyond the IT department to ensure the success of any major sale. IT may say yes, but finance can still say no. It might not be that the FD disapproves of the proposed investment, but just that the organisation can simply not afford Read More...
The Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management
Managing a newly deployed voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) integration project is not as easy as some IT managers believe it to be. Delivering voice traffic

strategic investment decision  to work on more strategic projects, gives the company round-the-clock monitoring of IP telephony, and leverages the expertise of third parties who manage VOIP for a living. On the negative side, as with most outsourced relationships, it limits internal control over IP telephony performance and may cost more than handling it internally. ROI Assessment Given the costs and time involved with VOIP projects, it’s imperative to understand the return on investment. Although savings do exist, there are some Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part Two
Sopheon – Where Innovation Means Business (and Vice Versa)Last week I talked about enterprise innovation management (EIM)/innovation performance management

strategic investment decision  rather than the top-down strategic business planning that is Sopheon’s inherent approach. Sopheon’s buyers are thus in the executive C-suite, whereas PLM buyers are primarily in engineering. In addition, PLM vendors have their eye on the ideation segment and it wouldn’t be surprising to see some acquisitions of standalone ideation vendors. This could be especially true in light of PTC recently putting a halt to the sale of Windchill SocialLink (based on SharePoint) after the product’s dismal Read More...
Distinctions and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing
Strategic sourcing involves ongoing relationships, which creates the opportunity for mutually beneficial collaboration between the buyer and the suppliers. This

strategic investment decision  and Benefits of Strategic Sourcing Originally published - August 8, 2007 Global sourcing, despite its inherent risks, offers numerous benefits to enterprises in terms of lower costs for materials and labor. It also requires a much closer integration among the supply chain partners. Supplier relationship management (SRM), a methodology designed to structure and support the relationships between buyers and suppliers, becomes essential when a supply chain recognizes the benefits of strategic Read More...
The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

strategic investment decision  which ideas/concepts support their strategic objectives and are therefore viable initiatives (see Figure 2). Figure 2 – Ideation. © Sopheon The next phase, innovation process and project management , manages innovation initiatives to get the right new products and/or services to market cost-effectively and on time. Using these tools, companies should know whether a particular initiative should be moved forward for launch or whether some other initiative should be moved into development instead (Figure Read More...
Kinaxis and WNS Enter a Strategic Partnership
Early in 2013, WNS Holdings Ltd, a provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, announced its strategic partnership with Kinaxis, the

strategic investment decision  and WNS Enter a Strategic Partnership Early in 2013, WNS Holdings Ltd , a provider of global business process outsourcing (BPO) services, announced its  strategic partnership with Kinaxis , the provider of RapidResponse , an enterprise cloud service for supply chain management (SCM) and sales and operations planning (S&OP). RapidResponse is a single product that delivers the underlying planning, simulation, and collaboration capabilities essential to making long-term and short-term demand and supply Read More...
Transforming Inventory Into a Strategic Weapon
If you prefer the more productive, long-term approach, check out Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon.

strategic investment decision  Inventory Into a Strategic Weapon You can view inventory optimization as a one-time fix for quick returns, or a long-term strategy for competitive advantage. If you prefer the more productive, long-term approach, check out Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon . In this practical guide , you''ll learn how best-in-class companies create an ongoing competitive edge by aligning their day-to-day inventory plans with top-level corporate goals. You''ll discover how to define the right supply Read More...
The Return of Manufacturing Investment
The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives

strategic investment decision  Return of Manufacturing Investment The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives have been using the market lull of the economic downturn and stop-and-start recovery to get their corporate houses in order, stabilizing their processes, facilities, and business systems so they’re better equipped to manage rapid growth when it returns. Find out how. Read More...
Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment
When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share the common goal of rapid deployment and return on investment. Small and medium

strategic investment decision  ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share the common goal of rapid deployment and return on investment. Small and medium businesses (SMB) however, face unique issues and challenges that might not be satisfied by vendors that typically serve the Fortune 1000 or tier one community. Such vendors may tout specialized SMB solutions , but many times they are nothing more than scaled-down versions of the Read More...
Decision Support Systems -- Overview and Case Studies
Decison support systems range from simple electronic filing cabinets to complex data intensive and analytically sophisticated executive information systems

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Mountainous Investment Transforms Enterprise Management Software Vendor
After decades of father-son stewardship, Deltek has been transformed by a New Mountain Capital LLC majority capital investment. Already a recognized enterprise

strategic investment decision  he also orchestrated PeopleSoft''s strategic acquisition of JD Edwards in 2003, which added 7,000 new customers and 6,000 new employees, making PeopleSoft the world''s second-largest enterprise software company at the time. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Parker had held senior executive positions with Aspect Communications , a provider of contact center solutions and services, and Fujitsu Computer Products of America , a provider of data storage and imaging solutions. Since its foundation, Deltek had been Read More...
Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor
Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the

strategic investment decision  Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor Vendor Genesis Based in Palo Alto, California, Informatica was founded in late 1993 by Gaurav Dhillon, the current Chief Executive Officer, and Diaz Nesamoney, the current President. Originally they were strictly an ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) vendor who competed with Platinum Technology, Prism Solutions, Carleton, and Evolutionary Technologies (ETI). With his background at Unisys and Sterling Software, Dhillon understood that applications were bei Read More...
Strategic Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future
In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now

strategic investment decision  Selling: The Lifeline to Your Future In the face of global economic volatility, increasing competition, and changing customer needs, business leaders are challenged to protect their business now, while ensuring it is able to thrive in the future. Despite the dire need to act, the positive repercussions from making the right changes now will lead to building a business that is more capable, stable and powerful in creating, deepening and retaining customer relationships. Find out more. Read More...
The Customer as a Strategic Asset
Ask 500 CEOs to define the word “customer,” and you’ll come up with 500 different answers—with a few common denominators. It turns out these denominators are

strategic investment decision  Customer as a Strategic Asset Ask 500 CEOs to define the word “customer,” and you’ll come up with 500 different answers—with a few common denominators. It turns out these denominators are the same ones used to describe an organization’s long-term strategic assets. Yet for many organizations, customers aren’t considered assets at all; and yet they’re expected to constitute the lifeblood of the business itself. BEGINLYX Read More...
Pervasive BI: the Next Step to Superior Decision-Making
Find out in improving organizational decision-making through pervasive business intelligence.

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