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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

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Quantum Retail: Challenging the
Part 1 of this blog series analyzed typical issues that retailers face in their cutthroat competitive environment and concluded that traditionally available

typical investment decisions  stock, etc. Beyond these typical sales and inventory metrics, Q also understands the following: When the issues happened, e.g. an out-of-stock on Monday has different gravity than out-of-stock on Saturday Variations in contributing factors such as lead times, lifecycle, and customer service level Variability and uniqueness in sales such as volatility, lumpiness, lost sales, demand vs. sales Finally, and perhaps most importantly, profitability metrics such as  gross margin return on inventory investment Read More
Seven Steps to Flawless Business Intelligence
Business intelligence (BI) capabilities transform vast amounts of data into relevant information that organizations rely on to make decisions and manage

typical investment decisions  EVOLVE. Until now, the typical BI deployment has been to provide a specific capability at the departmental level. Most of these deployments have been successful. However, many of the older applications that supported them are now straining under the weight of a growing user base, more complex IT infrastructures, and the demand for greater collaboration across business functions. IT is also feeling the pressure - not only to maintain existing BI applications built on older architectures - but also to Read More
Gain More from Your IT Projects
IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives

typical investment decisions  compile all data collected Typical Project Phases Project initiation Business/ GAP analysis Customization development Installation and configuration User training Live operations Cutover assistance The ROI assessment shouldn''t stop after the project closes. It should continue for at least six months or more. When the cutover of the parallel, running and live computer systems have been completed and migrated to the new system, the measurements should still continue. However, at times, the variables used Read More
ERP Systems Buyer’s Guide
The implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to automate business processes is a strategic investment. Buying the right system and

typical investment decisions  basic activities that a typical business requires, in a similar way. For instance, the finance department in most of the companies has ERP modules of general ledgers along with sales and purchase ledgers. Such commoditization of features, complemented with standardized sales process by most of the vendors, leaves the buyers confused. In such a scenario, choosing the right vendor/implementation partner becomes as important as selection of an ERP package with the right features. It is advisable to prepare Read More
Unified Planning and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies
This paper examines the imperative for midsize companies to not only move away from the use of spreadsheets but ensure they use unified solutions in the core

typical investment decisions  Planning and Consolidation: A Wise Investment for Mid-sized Companies This paper examines the imperative for midsize companies to not only move away from the use of spreadsheets but ensure they use unified solutions in the core performance management disciplines of financial consolidation and planning. Unified planning and consolidation refers to systems that are specifically architected to use a common platform and data structure with a common user interface. Read More
Business Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions
We live in an era of the “intelligent economy.” Organizations are recognizing the need for better intelligence about their business. But how far have we come

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Supply Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs
High-level strategic decisions often have multiple, cascading cost impacts. The reaction of the costs to changes in the supply chain system is not predictable

typical investment decisions  Chain Decisions - Make Sure You Understand the Dollars and Sense Part Two: The Impact on Real Costs Analyzing the Real Costs Most supply chain optimization models focus on optimizing supply chain. Frequently, though, the costs used in supply chain models are standard costs, averaged costs or cost penalties . While these costs act as good guidelines for tactical decisions, they are not appropriate for strategic decisions because they often lead to incorrect conclusions. There is an inherent Read More
Leveraging Customer Lifetime Value to Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI)
As one-to-one marketing begins to permeate mainstream business practices, organizations in highly competitive markets struggle to gain an advantage. Thus, as

typical investment decisions  Customer Lifetime Value to Increase Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) As one-to-one marketing begins to permeate mainstream business practices, organizations in highly competitive markets struggle to gain an advantage. Thus, as part of an ongoing effort to differentiate products and services, best-in-breed organizations are now using a tool called “customer lifetime value,” a metric that projects a customer’s value over the entire span of that customer s relationship with a company. Read More
Make Better Decisions with Social Media Analytics
Learn how IBM Social Media Analytics can help you improve marketing, customer service, product development, and human resources, with a deeper, more personal

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Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 3: Conclusion
There remains no shortage of experts and solutions that purport to have the keys to improving your supply chain. However, executives who bear bottom line

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The Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment
In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard

typical investment decisions  Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard quantifiable evidence, like business impact or ROI, can be complex and seem out of reach in the face of rapid change and constrained L&D resources. This paper introduces a simplified process and toolkit, and Read More
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

typical investment decisions  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 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

typical investment decisions  Monitoring and management costs typically run between $40 and $65 per user for capital and $4 to $6 per user to implement specialty management tools. IP telephony operational costs per unit drop dramatically when using specialty monitoring tools. In crunching the numbers, we find the payback period for the tools (capital and operational) is three to four months. Conclusions & Recommendations Based on the cost data and the requirements of IT staffs to offer a reliable, high-performance converged network, Read More

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