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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...
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...
Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success
In today’s business environment, companies that used to compete with each other routinely form alliances to attain their business objectives. Find out how

strategic investment decision  Strategic Value Partner , Strategic Partners Investment , Strategic Value Partner LLC , Strategic Alliance Partner , Strategic Partners Mutual Funds , Creating Global Strategic Partnerships , Global Strategic Partners , Strategic Partners Program , Global Strategic Partnership , Strategic Partners Consulting , Strategic Partnerships and Alliances , Strategic Resource Partners , Strategic Partnership Manager . Introduction Strategic partnerships are changing the perception of competition. Companies that 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...
Complexity, Decision Making, and Big Data
The technology market is giving significant attention to big data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision support, but how far along is the

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Epicor Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013
The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline

strategic investment decision  Retail Strategic Plan Ramping Up in 2013 The Epicor Retail division of global business software solution provider Epicor Software Corporation provides solutions for retailers seeking to streamline processes, integrate channels, and leverage intelligence  in a variety of industries including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy. Epicor is the retail technology partner of choice for thousands of retailers—from Read More...
The Marketing Services Provider: A Marketer’s Most Strategic Hire
When marketing managers look to expand their teams, they measure individuals on a number of different attributes, including creativity and attention to detail

strategic investment decision  Provider: A Marketer’s Most Strategic Hire When marketing managers look to expand their teams, they measure individuals on a number of different attributes, including creativity and attention to detail. And it’s no different when signing on with a marketing services provider. When outsourcing a database marketing solution, you should spend time evaluating the services offerings as well as the capabilities of various marketing services providers. Find out how. Read More...
Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

strategic investment decision  Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. Read More...
Revionics and Nielsen Form Global Strategic Alliance
Revionics, Inc., a provider of merchandise optimization solutions, and Nielsen Holdings, N.V., a global provider of information and insights into what consumers

strategic investment decision  and Nielsen Form Global Strategic Alliance Revionics, Inc. , a provider of merchandise optimization solutions, and Nielsen Holdings, N.V. , a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, have  signed a multi-year global strategic alliance agreement . The combination of best-in-class competitive market insights with proven demand-based science and predictive analytics should help retailers answer critical questions such as whether their prices are competitive, what the Read More...
Turn Your Call Center into a Strategic Asset
Successful organizations ensure that customers receive accurate answers and efficient follow-through on all commitments. Their call center agents are equipped

strategic investment decision  Call Center into a Strategic Asset Successful organizations ensure that customers receive accurate answers and efficient follow-through on all commitments. Their call center agents are equipped to handle all incoming and outgoing transactions, and their managers can make decisions based on timely administration, maintenance, and reporting analytics. Learn how new technologies can help you improve your call center and reduce costs without losing customers. 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...
Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision
With the software industry offering greater options and depth of function , we do not hear the idea of a company building their own software very often, but the

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Accelerating Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing
With an uncertain future, if you want to continue growing you must step away from “business as usual” and focus on keeping operations lean and efficient. Top

strategic investment decision  Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing With an uncertain future, if you want to continue growing you must step away from “business as usual” and focus on keeping operations lean and efficient. Top-level executives have directed managers to restructure and cut costs. For chief information officers (CIOs), restructuring often means consolidating IT resources to eliminate redundancy. But today, managers must look past the numbers and evaluate long-term benefits. Read More...
SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us
Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools are often not available to decision makers and are typically designed for use by trained business analysts. Learn

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