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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 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...
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...
Integrated Business Planning: Taking Strategic Planning to the Competitive Edge
Some managers have concluded that strategic planning is nothing more than an exercise in futility, to be taken out and dusted off at annual meetings. However

strategic investment decision  Business Planning: Taking Strategic Planning to the Competitive Edge Some managers have concluded that strategic planning is nothing more than an exercise in futility, to be taken out and dusted off at annual meetings. However, strategic planning can still help direct your company and improve earnings. The trick is strategizing well—which means having all the information you need, when you need it. Find out how to hone your competitive edge with integrated business planning capabilities. Read More...
How Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment
Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in

strategic investment decision  Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) software to ensure they have applications in place that are properly implemented and functional, ensure compliance with regulations, and adopt AIM best practices. This white paper discusses the EAM software features that can play a role in software 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...
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. Read More...
Social Networking in the Business World: A Strategic Approach
Is a total ban on workplace social networking a good idea? Companies should take more calculating points of view and look at how to turn the negative effects of

strategic investment decision  the Business World: A Strategic Approach Is a total ban on workplace social networking a good idea? Companies should take more calculating points of view and look at how to turn the negative effects of social networking into positive effects. Employers can manage employee social networking to maximize the positives. The strategy combines employee education, well-thought-out acceptable use policies (AUPs), and—critically—effective Web filtering technology. Read More...
Anatomy of a Decision: SAP vs. Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
There are many reasons beyond purchase price that influence an enterprise application investment decision. In an exploration of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

strategic investment decision  of a Decision: SAP vs. Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne There are many reasons beyond purchase price that influence an enterprise application investment decision. In an exploration of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers that also considered Microsoft Dynamics, Nucleus found that functionality, reporting capabilities, staff skill availability, and partner and vendor support capabilities were key factors driving a decision to invest in EnterpriseOne. Download the complete results of this analysis now. 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...
Computer Associates, Baan Japan and EXE Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Total Supply Chain Management Solutions
On October 4, Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), Baan Japan, and EXE Inc. announced a strategic alliance designed to enable Japanese companies to

strategic investment decision  Japan and EXE Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Total Supply Chain Management Solutions Event Summary On October 4, Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA), Baan Japan, and EXE Inc. announced a strategic alliance designed to enable Japanese companies to create total solutions for the rapidly growing supply chain management (SCM) field. The companies will jointly market the new solutions, which will be built on Unicenter TNG, CA''s industry-leading enterprise management software. The new SCM solut Read More...
Tips for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment
As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their

strategic investment decision  for Maximizing the Return on Your ERP Investment As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their business. Yet because the recovery remains uncertain, organizations remain concerned with squeezing the most from their IT investment dollars. Download this white paper to learn about two strategies organizations can employ to maximize the returns from their ERP investments. Read More...
Productivity or Pain: Measuring the Value of Mobile Investment
Most organizations have already taken steps to extend IT access to employees in remote locations. The questions is, should they continue to extend this process

strategic investment decision  or Pain: Measuring the Value of Mobile Investment Most organizations have already taken steps to extend IT access to employees in remote locations. The questions is, should they continue to extend this process—and how? Mobile technology benefits are often difficult to measure, but the costs of hardware, software, and services are often of such a magnitude that the benefits need to be tangible to justify the cost. Read More...

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