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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...
Technology''s Role in Strategic Human Resources
The human resources (HR) department can—and should—deliver contributions to the organization''s bottom line. Through technologies and service providers, HR can

strategic investment decision  corporate growth. Examples of Strategic HR Here are some quick takes on how companies can strategically leverage HR for measurable gains. The impact areas and results in the list below are far from complete, and are provided here only as samples: Staffing levels : Aligning time tracking with disability and leave information fosters greater understanding of staffing needs. New hires : Melding rsum data with future business needs pipelines qualified individuals for impending job openings. Succession 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...
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...
CNL Investment Company: Vision Creating Value
“Over the last several yearsour sales team tripled and oursales increased ten-fold.WithSalesLogix we were able tomanage this growth and yetpreserve

strategic investment decision  Investment Company: Vision Creating Value with SalesLogix “Over the last several years our sales team tripled and our sales increased ten-fold.With SalesLogix we were able to manage this growth and yet preserve our trademark customer-centric focus.” Constantine Blinkov Director of Business Infrastructure CNL Investment Company 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...
Protect Your Business Intelligence Investment
You’re planning to upgrade your business intelligence (BI) solution and can’t wait for implementation. But are you sure of how to take advantage of its key

strategic investment decision  Your Business Intelligence Investment You’re planning to upgrade your business intelligence (BI) solution and can’t wait for implementation. But are you sure of how to take advantage of its key value drivers, or which functionalities are best for your organization? And can you anticipate—and minimize—implementation risks? Find out how an upgrade assessment done by experienced professionals can help you develop a proven upgrade plan and lower associated costs. Read More...
Strategic Operations & Systems Assessments


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Maximize Value from Your IT Investment
In the informative white paper using technology to maximize business value, you''ll learn how to get maximum value from your IT systems.

strategic investment decision  Value from Your IT Investment You''ve made a sizable investment in IT. Now how do you get the maximum value from your investment? In the informative white paper Using Technology to Maximize Business Value , you''ll learn how to get maximum value from your IT systems. Find out how you can drive more value from your IT infrastructure by building on your current platform benchmarking and measuring company performance integrating dashboarding into management practices developing the right rewards to 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...
TARGIT Decision Suite
TARGIT provides a vast number of ways in which you can visualize, illustrate and analyze your company data starting with the data from your Dynamics NAV or

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Document Management Return on Investment Analysis
Find out how a document management system (DMS) can generate a significant return on investment (ROI) for small to midsized businesses (SMBs). The changes in

strategic investment decision  Management Return on Investment Analysis Find out how a document management system (DMS) can generate a significant return on investment (ROI) for small to midsized businesses (SMBs). The changes in technology pricing over the last 10 years have finally made it possible for SMBs to enjoy the same efficiencies provided by IT systems that large enterprises have enjoyed for decades. These advances in technology can now be applied with ease at the SMB level. Read More...
The Strategic Development of Core HR Systems
Human resources (HR) systems have been around for many years, providing robust and efficient solutions for companies of all sizes. When properly designed

strategic investment decision  Strategic Development of Core HR Systems Human resources (HR) systems have been around for many years, providing robust and efficient solutions for companies of all sizes. When properly designed, implemented, and maintained, these systems allow companies to engage and nurture their employees and critical processes. When these systems are neglected, however, the result is a loss of competitive edge, increased employee dissatisfaction, and unnecessary costs. Read More...
Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement
Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate

strategic investment decision  A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. ICG Commerce offers flexible procurement outsourcing solutions to help you transform your procurement organization into a true performance driver. For each outsourcing solution, whether comprehensive or focused, our specialists are able to support your unique buying Read More...

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