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Innovative Healthcare Company Drives Business Performance with SumTotal
When Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) had concerns about the effectiveness of performance evaluation process, it sought to increase workforce productivity by

sum total performance  Drives Business Performance with SumTotal When Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) had concerns about the effectiveness of performance evaluation process, it sought to increase workforce productivity by aligning corporate and individual goals that would result in improved business performance. FCHP selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform and gained substantial improvement in performance evaluations from the previous year, among other benefits.

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Business Performance Management

Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.  

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Acquisition Changes Product Lifecycle Management Landscape


Dassault Systèmes' recent acquisition of MatrixOne could potentially expand its range over a broader set of industry sectors, and may increase its North American visibility. The potential for a joined product suite is considerable, as are the organizational challenges ahead.

sum total performance  those situations where the sum of the parts does not necessarily equal the whole. One clear reason for this is the fact that the Americas represent only 30 percent of the company's total revenues for fiscal year 2005, while Asia represents 23 percent, and Europe represents 47 percent. Additionally, most of the competition, including second-ranked UGS , as well as Agile , Arena , MatrixOne , and PTC , are all US-based software companies, and thus capture headlines more frequently. This is all about to chan Read More

The Store of the Future


The big hit of the National Retail Federation show was the Metro Group's Store of the Future. The budget for this extravaganza - it appears to have been underwritten by some of the biggest technology firms in the world.

sum total performance  retail—it's not a zero sum game. Rich selections with great displays increase business. None of us ever went to a store and bought more than we went there for, right? The look of the place was great, too. Not a crowded maze of unintelligible input, which should be a lesson to merchants everywhere. The Rest of the Show Self-checkout is the crowning glory of retail—creating the magnum opus of retail—payment of information. Smart cards and RFID untie the customer with item level intelligence, and give Read More

Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing


Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an entirely new universe of costs and liabilities, operations, and resource and management needs. Next generation global cost control systems can help organizations overcome these challenges. These systems help enterprises understand the real time cost impacts and financial liabilities of global sourcing initiatives--while protecting profits.

sum total performance  bills that contain a sum of charges over a period of time, and are not reconciled or matched against a particular product, SKU or PO. Collection of the information is a mostly manual, laborious process of innumerable phone calls, faxes, emails, FedEx pouches and web site searches. This rear view mirror approach is more of an analysis function, as companies try to figure out what went wrong in their global supply chain and why expected profits from the cheaper sourcing alternatives did not materialize. B Read More

J.D. Edwards On The Mend; This Time Might Be For Real Part 2: Market Impact


A small-to-medium enterprise simply wants to manufacture and deliver a product in a most efficient way and by utilizing minimal necessary resources, therefore, smaller companies consider planning and execution as one process. J.D. Edwards has resolved many pieces of the puzzle.

sum total performance  always better than the sum of the parts, J.D. Edwards' APS product's functionality should be bolstered by the integration of CRM, as it will also be able to also include prospective orders into planning (in addition to the actual ones), or it should likewise be able to optimize spare parts inventories for field service. Furthermore, sales force automation (SFA) has been a hot item in the mid-market, and J.D. Edwards' own survey shows that its customers are keen on purchasing an SFA solution. YOUcentric 's Read More

Enterprise Performance Management


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Mistakes in Performance Management


Performance reviews are typically based on the definition of what an employee was originally hired to do. However, appraisal systems fail to address the fact that jobs change as the business environment evolves. Performance management systems should thus deal with critical focus areas rather than basic functions. Appraisal without these objectives in mind risks being a total waste of time.

sum total performance  a very cynical audience. Assuming Line Managers can Cope with Manual Performance Management We have interviewed many line managers and one of their greatest frustrations with manual systems is keeping track of where they are within the process. i.e. compliance with the system. Managers lose track as to who they have set objectives for, who has been reviewed and what actions they need to take in relation to an employees development plan. Invariably, nothing happens as the line managers forget what actions Read More

High-performance SAN Connections for HPCC Systems


The network attached storage (NAS) model, based on network file systems (NFSs), creates a number of issues for high-performance computing clusters (HPCC) systems. NFS is oriented toward access, not performance—which means that it does not scale as needed for growing HPCC systems. It also adds another layer of latency between the storage and the computing systems. In this white paper, we outline a new model for storage.

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Fault Meets Performance -- Comprehensive Infrastructure Management Part 2: The Solution


Seamless integration of real-time problem detection and historical trend analysis helps companies keep their IT infrastructures delivering peak performance.

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Reduce the Risk of Network and Application Performance Issues


More than ever before, the IT network is a strategic asset to a business, and any downtime or degradation in network or application performance can directly impact an organization’s bottom line. This white paper looks at a methodology for solving network and application performance issues and outlines a new approach to getting to their root causes more quickly.

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Strategic Considerations for Evaluating Enterprise Performance Management Solutions


Consolidation in the enterprise performance management (EPM) market has led to a glut of misleading, and sometimes overstated, vendor claims. This has served to confuse end users evaluating solutions, just at the time when an EPM strategy is so important—particularly for organizations looking to broaden their EPM strategies. Find out what you need to know before you start evaluating EPM solutions for your organization.

sum total performance  logical step, organizations shouldn't assume that these solutions will automatically meet their needs or generate the most value. ERP vendor strategies have caused the most confusion to organizations looking to broaden their EPM strategy, as massive acquisition has resulted in overlapping solutions. The Impact on Application Strategies Application strategies embraced by companies have vacillated between enterprise vendor alignment and best of breed solutions. With the consolidation in the market, the Read More

Best Practices for Improving Performance in Your Contact Center


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Is There a Magic Pill for Web Performance Problems?


The growth of sites and users on the Internet is beginning to create concerns about performance and the effects of any performance problems on E-commerce.

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Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management: Key Differentiators


The distinction between business performance management and operational business intelligence is sometimes unclear. Many vendor offerings overlap in terms of features and functionality, making it difficult to distinguish between the two. However, there are some differences worth exploring.

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Performance Management Myths and Reality (Part One of Three)


Performance management systems have become an important tool in building an organizational culture of choice, and can deliver tremendous results. However, it’s not very common to have a comprehensive “road map” when embarking on a performance management system implementation—which can lead to serious mistakes in dealing with the people, process, and technology of performance management.

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