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Delivering Superior Customer Value in Communications Firms Enabling Optimal Offer Creation for Service Providers
In response to the harsh economic climate, communications service providers (CSPs) are concentrating on improving offers of voice, content, and data services

value creation  Superior Customer Value in Communications Firms Enabling Optimal Offer Creation for Service Providers In response to the harsh economic climate, communications service providers (CSPs) are concentrating on improving offers of voice, content, and data services. But these offers work best when they are attractive to the customer, and made in real time and through the right channel. Discover solutions that enable functionality for real-time offer management optimized within the context of enterprise

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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Unlocking Hidden Value from Investments in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


Extending the capabilities and value of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is a concern for users. To improve data use and fact-based decision making, and reduce stranded spreadsheets, SAP users can choose a business intelligence (BI) software solution such as IBM Cognos 8, with budgeting, planning, and forecasting functions. Find out more about how you can improve your business performance management content with BI.

value creation  frequently misaligned to lower value activities such as remodeling data, creating, updating and managing reports and custom ‘one off’ dashboards or planning applications. Duplication, re-work and force fit of existing content to address changing business needs is also a common reality. The impact of these two realities is additional, and often unplanned, time and money, in terms of both real measures and lost opportunity costs. As a result, other projects are delayed and addressing the need for Read More

Measuring the Business Value of IT


Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number of consistent, repeatable, and credible measurement methodologies that hold both business users and IT departments accountable. Compare four methodologies, and learn how adding one of them to your overall governance framework can improve your IT investment returns.

value creation  Intel documents the business value that it delivers in its annual performance report on IT, the most recent of which is for 2005. Consider that: It was developed by practitioners. Unlike some methodologies, BVI was developed by the IT organization, which brought years of experience to its creation and was refined through repeated use. It has a long history. BVI was developed in 2001 and has been used since 2002 as part of Intel's portfolio management process. Several billion dollars worth of proposed IT Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1


TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated. Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations.

value creation  Content Rating Search LeveragePoint’s Value Prop (No Pun Intended) At this stage, LeveragePoint is the only company with a software platform that supports value-based pricing and value-based sales. In order to support these best practices the software must be able to model the impact of a solution on the customer’s business model as compared to the competition. This requires a workflow and a data model that supports the creation of a value model and the integration of data about customers and Read More

The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software


Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any enterprise, touching many departments, from sales and marketing to finance. And yet, does anyone know whether their company is making the best pricing decisions? TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic is encouraged by the growing awareness and adoption of pricing technologies among B2B enterprises.

value creation  evidence of clear business value clearly articulated by pricing software companies, some businesses may elect to improve their pricing processes through solutions obtained from their existing enterprise software providers, whose solutions are designed principally to address one or more functional areas other than pricing. These enterprise solutions may appeal to customers that wish to limit the number of software vendors on which they rely and the number of different types of solutions used to run their Read More

Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards


A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and Norton in the early 1990s, balanced scorecards provide a control system that helps ensure the right balance between different, and often times conflicting, perspectives. For example, an insurance company may increase profitability by offering incentives to claims assessors for taking a tough stance on payout, but will soon find dissatisfaction among its clients that may lead to lost business. Scorecards help ensure this balance and are an improvement over more traditional single dimension approaches that tend to be based purely on expense management and business growth.

value creation  Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Compuware Acquires Proxima Technology. In January 2007, Compuware acquired Proxima Technology. Compuware IT Service Management provides an end-to-end view of application performance while helping communicate the business value of IT services, and proactively identifying and Read More

Using Technology to Maximize Business Value


In today’s economy, competitive advantage can be short-lived. Companies recognize that continued investments in IT infrastructure are required to stay ahead. Executives in all industries must understand how IT drives value and competitive advantage. Explore the relationship between IT investment and gains in performance and productivity, and find out how leading companies are maximizing their returns on IT investments.

value creation  Technology to Maximize Business Value In today’s economy, competitive advantage can be short-lived. Companies recognize that continued investments in IT infrastructure are required to stay ahead. Executives in all industries must understand how IT drives value and competitive advantage. Explore the relationship between IT investment and gains in performance and productivity, and find out how leading companies are maximizing their returns on IT investments. Read More

Enterprise Value Generation and Information Technology Organization


Corporate governance concerns, exacerbated by a weak global economy, have driven shareholder value to drop sharply in recent years. Boards of directors have intensified their pressure on CEOs to create execution-centric organizations and restore shareholders’ and analysts’ confidence. In this era, CEOs are looking to their information technology organization (ITO) to strategically and efficiently deploy technology solutions that enable business process innovation, resulting in world-class products and services on planned costs and release dates. Find out how your organization can develop skilled IT architects deliver total business solutions.

value creation  Value Generation and Information Technology Organization Corporate governance concerns, exacerbated by a weak global economy, have driven shareholder value to drop sharply in recent years. Boards of directors have intensified their pressure on CEOs to create execution-centric organizations and restore shareholders’ and analysts’ confidence. In this era, CEOs are looking to their information technology organization (ITO) to strategically and efficiently deploy technology solutions that enable Read More

Interview with NGC Marketer—Flushing Out the Value Prop


New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) provides best-of-breed enterprise solutions for PLM, global sourcing/supply chain management, and ERP, along with a full range of consulting services for apparel and fashion companies. TEC's P.J. Jakovlevic recently sat down with Mark Burstein, NGC's president of sales, marketing, and R&D, to get his take on the company's offerings, competitive landscape, and growth strategies.

value creation  NGC Marketer—Flushing Out the Value Prop In the first part of this two-part report, I provide an overview of New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) and present the company’s main offerings and capabilities for the retail and fashion industries . For this second part of the report, I recently sat down with Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing, and research and development (R&D) for NGC to get a marketer's perspective on NGC's offerings and current state of affairs. NGC is a company that offers Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools.
value creation  Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation SAP has announced  SAP Enterprise Support value maps . The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools. With more than 350 single services, SAP Read More

Defining the Business Value from Your Technology Investment


Most decisions on technology investments, like decisions in other business areas, are tied to expected benefits. Typically, these benefits are identified as cost savings, greater efficiencies, "best practices," or more sales. But too often the value promised by adopting new technology is misinterpreted or misunderstood by the business. The result: mismanaged expectations, or worse, business decisions made with faulty information.

value creation  the Business Value from Your Technology Investment Most decisions on technology investments, like decisions in other business areas, are tied to expected benefits. Typically, these benefits are identified as cost savings, greater efficiencies, best practices, or more sales. But too often the value promised by adopting new technology is misinterpreted or misunderstood by the business. The result: mismanaged expectations, or worse, business decisions made with faulty information. Read More

How to Turn Mobility Momentum into Real Business Value


By developing, communicating, and implementing an actionable yet flexible enterprise mobility strategy, an organization can unlock new business value from its investments. Having a mobility strategy enables the organization to quickly adopt state-of-the-art, innovative mobile technologies and transform itself into a “mobile enterprise” in a sustainable and secure manner—now and in the increasingly mobile future.

value creation  Momentum into Real Business Value By developing, communicating, and implementing an actionable yet flexible enterprise mobility strategy, an organization can unlock new business value from its investments. Having a mobility strategy enables the organization to quickly adopt state-of-the-art, innovative mobile technologies and transform itself into a “mobile enterprise” in a sustainable and secure manner—now and in the increasingly mobile future. Read More

HP Turbo-charges New Business Creation


Hewlett Packard (HP) is a leader in innovation. The success of its merger with Compaq created an opportunity to develop entirely new areas of the business. Executives recognized that this would require exploring radically new ideas and managing the tremendous uncertainty surrounding moving into new businesses. Discover how implementing new project evaluation processes and software helped them deal with this challenge.

value creation  Turbo-charges New Business Creation Hewlett Packard (HP) is a leader in innovation. The success of its merger with Compaq created an opportunity to develop entirely new areas of the business. Executives recognized that this would require exploring radically new ideas and managing the tremendous uncertainty surrounding moving into new businesses. Discover how implementing new project evaluation processes and software helped them deal with this challenge. Read More

Analytics: A Blueprint for Value in Mid-Market Organizations


While most mid-market companies have an analytics foundation designed to handle structured data, few have evolved to more dynamic environments required for big data and a pervasive and prescriptive use of advanced analytics that are essential to survive in a digital world. So, what should mid-market companies do now to improve their capabilities to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results? In this report, we explore how they can tap into their strengths, shore up their weaknesses, and learn from analytics leaders.

value creation  A Blueprint for Value in Mid-Market Organizations While most mid-market companies have an analytics foundation designed to handle structured data, few have evolved to more dynamic environments required for big data and a pervasive and prescriptive use of advanced analytics that are essential to survive in a digital world. So, what should mid-market companies do now to improve their capabilities to convert data-driven insights into meaningful results? In this report, we explore how they can tap Read More

How Are the Market Leaders Navigating the World of Value-added Resellers?


Notwithstanding moves from major vendors and value-added resellers, addressing the needs of small and medium businesses requires significant changes within traditional business models. And although some of these changes can be trying, some seem to have the formula for success.

value creation  strong and based on value augmented by the reseller's expertise. As an example, MSS Technologies Inc ., a provider of business management solutions and consulting solutions in the western US, works with Oracle and IBM to provide its mid-market customers manufacturing and financial management IT solutions based on JD Edwards Enterprise One and IBM. The increased investment is directed at re-establishing and augmenting programs previously in place between JD Edwards and IBM, as well as at delivering new Read More