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Solve the Succession Crisis by Growing “Inside-outside” Leaders


Strong evidence supports the notion that a well-groomed insider is a key to sustained company performance. In an analysis of 1,800 successions, company performance was significantly better when insiders succeeded to the job of chief executive officer (CEO). Learn why CEO choice matters—and how you can work toward better corporate succession planning by choosing a high-potential executive from within your company.

systematic theories  horizon. And where no systematic effort has been made to build future leaders, that perception may be correct. But there's no better way to reverse the long-term destruction of shareholder value than for companies to commit themselves to growing executives from inside the company who are prepared to lead through good times and bad. Simple? No. The right thing to do? Absolutely. Consider the four skills that a new CEO needs to drive a company forward and produce the results cited above: Judge where the Read More

Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges


The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing production costs and increasing profit margins, but at the cost of complex supply chains and inability to quickly respond to new requests or demand changes. Learn how lean production can address global outsourcing challenges and help your company realize strategic growth.

systematic theories  as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the manufacturing and global logistics landscape. Organizations in the highly developed and diversified manufacturing industry have shifted into a service-oriented industry, with product manufacturing becoming almost a rarity (with the exception of food processing companies, defense-oriented companies, car parts manufacturers, and a few others). Facing increasing intensity from global competition, Read More

Total Reward Management: Don't Leave Your Line Manager Alone


A total reward management system can help companies leverage their most complex and volatile asset: its human capital. Partnerships between human resources and line managers, and using collaborative platforms to communicate incentives and goals can increase strengthen a company's competitive advantage.

systematic theories  Thus it is neither systematic nor structured. This partnership, when not sponsored by the board, must be led by the HR department. HR must enforce the communication and internal selling techniques and communicate their importance to everybody. Building the Collaborative Platform Although the most famous and visible part of e-commerce is the one related to the sale to end users, every specialist in this field knows that 80 percent of e-commerce takes place within companies where distributors and partners Read More

Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees


Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of organizations by analyzing 39 behavioral traits to reveal behaviors that drive success—as understood by each company.

systematic theories  Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 2001, PeopleAnswers developed a cloud-based (multitenant software-as-a-service [SaaS]) solution meant to help companies with employee selection, retention, and succession planning. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of Read More

Advanced Front Office Lean with Business Modeler Software


When part of an enterprise software environment, business modeler software can reduce training costs, prevent errors, and minimize non-value added work. And if properly integrated, it can be both a tool for senior management and for hands-on system users.

systematic theories  and therefore need a systematic approach for doing things on that computer system. The model would likely be most useful in the longer term for those who use a system only periodically, and, therefore, do not have the opportunity to rapidly master the system. Ideally, the model is not just for training, but for actual use until the processes contained in the model become second nature. Over time, the model is used less and less to guide workers as they follow processes on a daily basis. This means that Read More

Cloud Assets: A Guide for SMBs-Part 2


The advent of cloud computing has brought with it many considerations and challenges for organizations looking to implement cloud services, which may be exacerbated for small to medium businesses (SMBs) with limited resources. Read this second part of a three-part guide for SMBs to understand the core elements of the selection and brokering process of cloud assets, and obtain a step-by-step breakdown of the essentials.

systematic theories  vendor. Being thorough and systematic is critical, particularly for those SMBs planning to move to a platform with enhanced capabilities. Use your RFI to create a demo script by selecting the functionalities most important to your business, which will be evaluated for concept (Yes/No), ease of use (logical access from menus, drill-down capabilities, etc.) and process fit with your own organization. Ideally, have process owners/users evaluate the functionalities presented in the demos that are specific to Read More

Enterprise Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take


It would not be far off the mark to say that social media, user-generated content (UGC), and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least in the realm of business-to-consumers (B2C) commerce. According to Forrester, 63 percent of online retailers will make social e-commerce a top priority in 2010, with The Limited brands leading the way. As consumers and

systematic theories  (i.e., POST is a systematic framework for assembling a company’s social media plan) . A friend of mine, a marketing guru, has always formulated marketing plans for her  independent software vendor (ISV)  clients (and employers) around the following six pillars: Overall Goal, Strategy, Objectives, Tactics, Timetable, and Budget. The People part in the POST acronym is what she aligns within the Overall Goal portion as “the market” a.k.a. “people/buyers.” The Technology part of POST is a Read More

UNIT4 Continues Enhancing Its Business Intelligence Stack—Analyst Roadshow


It has been a very interesting year for UNIT4, and the recent Analyst Roadshow event continued in the same light. TEC’s own Jorge García was there to capture all the details. Read the post and get his take on two major announcements from the vendor: the release of two new financial performance products for the North American market and the incorporation of a new in-memory analytics solution to the vendor’s analytics stack.

systematic theories  taking a serious and systematic approach to its software development—intelligently expanding its product stack with a combination of business- and technology-focused new products. It will be interesting to see how UNIT4 expands its current offerings and develops new products for its customers. I look forward to learning more about UNIT4’s recent offerings. Read More

Defogging the “Mission/Vision Thing”


A company’s success depends upon its ability to make smart decisions and respond quickly in a highly volatile environment. When a company has a relevant and clearly stated Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Values, which are understood by all employees, both management and employees are in a superior position to put strategies and actions into place that propel the organization forward.

systematic theories  would need for a systematic expansion across the entire spectrum of motor-related businesses. [8] Conclusion Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Values clarify thinking about what is important and set the tone for actions that will produce business value. We have seen many instances where companies become separate camps as a result of a lack of clarity in these areas, as well as cases where Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Values are clear but the senior executives refuse to commit to them. We have also seen the Read More

Using PKI to Protect Your Business Information


Interconnection between vendors, suppliers, customers and employees through ERP and CRM tools, has become a competitive edge. Like ERP and CRM infrastructures, a Public Key infrastructure has become an enabler of business objectives. PKI provides a systematic approach to information security.

systematic theories  risk. PKI provides a systematic approach to information security. Rather than addressing the security service needs individually, PKI builds an infrastructure that cohesively provides security to a broad range of applications and resources. Secure Desktop Environment Desktop computers and laptops have become home to the most important assets an organization has: its intellectual property, sales forecasts, customer information and strategic plans. This leads organizations who want to conduct sensitive Read More

Review: Profits with Principles




systematic theories  by companies through a systematic approach. [xii] Principle #6: Practice Superior Governance Successful companies nowadays have come to understand the importance of transparency and non-corrupt practices. Throughout this chapter, the authors insist on the importance of governance in building strong, trust-based networks with critical stakeholders. In fact, the costs of bad governance could be fatal. Companies that understand this principle have established accountability systems, transparency, and Read More

Today's Discrete ERP Landscape: Trends, Challenges, and Solutions


With web-enabled technology, business intelligence, and supply chain management becoming integral parts of the manufacturing environment, discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications today are not as they once were. Learn about the current trends and how to select a discrete ERP system for your needs.

systematic theories  compliance—standards that dictate workflow, systematic production, etc., which lead to increases at the bottom line. How a Discrete ERP System Can Help Because software is heading toward an SOA platform, a well-defined software architecture will determine how these standards and policies are integrated into the overall ERP structure. This will allow the manufacturer to withstand scaling to a larger number of users, and determine whether it will be able to incorporate emerging technologies—all to Read More

Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets Part Two: Information and Communication, Monitoring, and Startup Tips


An earlier article, Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations, included a brief discussion of the use of computer-based tool sets and repositories to facilitate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Here we examine this issue in more detail. Of particular interest are the key characteristics that you should look for when selecting such tool sets. Read on to see how these tool sets can assist your company in meeting the new audit challenges facing corporate America.

systematic theories  must be able to systematically monitor all activities and transactions corporate wide, with exception reporting used to identify control lapses and gaps. These transactions must be audited both operationally and financially against the business model. This implies a SOX tool set must have the flexibility to incorporate the rules of your business. To facilitate the recording and editing of these rules and to avoid hard coding or programming changes, you should consider a knowledge-based methodology, Read More

The Truth about Data Mining


It is now imperative that businesses be prudent. With rising volumes of data, traditional analytical techniques may not be able to discover valuable data. Consequently, data mining technology becomes important. Here is a framework to help understand the data mining process.

systematic theories  Bayes algorithm has a systematic method of learning based on evidence. It combines conditional and unconditional probabilities to calculate the probability of a hypothesis. Regression Regression helps discover the dependency of the value of one attribute on the values of other attributes within the same entity or object. Regression is similar to decision trees in that it helps classify the data, but it predicts continuous rather than discrete attributes. Time Series A time series represents data at Read More