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Business Intelligence in SAP Business All-in-One: Improve Transparency and Agility
Business intelligence (BI) functionality can help your company gains visibility, insight, operational alignment, and accountability to increase revenue, margins

ways to improve agility  Intelligence in SAP Business All-in-One: Improve Transparency and Agility Business intelligence (BI) functionality can help your company gains visibility, insight, operational alignment, and accountability to increase revenue, margins, and liquidity; streamline processes; improve agility; and become a best-run business. Find out more in this report about a preconfigured solution.

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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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Five Ways to Positively Impact Customer Retention and Business Operations


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ways to improve agility  Ways to Positively Impact Customer Retention and Business Operations Leading customer-focused companies view every customer interaction as an opportunity to make a new offer, improve retention, increase revenue, build loyalty, or strengthen their brand. Infor CRM Epiphany helps companies optimize customer relationships by integrating marketing, sales, and service. By providing a full 360-degree view of customers, the system enables a consistent and continuous customer dialogue based on real-time infor Read More

The Post-implementation Agility of Enterprise Systems: An Analysis


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The IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP


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ways to improve agility  IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a challenge—but it may not be as complex as you think. Learn common myths about tier-one ERP systems, as well as how ERP solutions can help you manage regulatory compliance and track performance with key performance indicators. Read More

5 Things You Need to Know to Empower Today’s Mobile Workforce


As the lines between work and personal life continue to blur, IT departments are under increasing pressure to support personal-liable mobile devices. But simply locking down a device to protect it limits its usefulness. Rather, companies need to use proper solutions that consider various factors such as the ever-changing regulations on safeguarding corporate data. Know 5 key points for developing a mobile workforce strategy.

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ways to improve agility  From Problem to Profit-An Introduction to Internet Bandwidth Management for Hospitality Managers High-speed Internet access (HSIA) has become a key technology asset for many hospitality providers around the world. But as a widely regarded bottom-line impacting resource, HSIA must be properly managed in order to prevent negative impacts on a facility’s revenue. Learn how to create a strong, winning HSIA strategy that will increase your guest satisfaction and secure recurring revenue well into the Read More

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ways to improve agility  there were so many ways to threaten the security of your DNS? Read this white paper to find out all of the scary details about these attacks and what you can do to prevent them. Read More

Ariba Network to Move to SAP HANA


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ways to improve agility  not Force.com (and I always thought Chatter was an intrinsic part of Force.com)? You still need to flesh out any pricing data on Chatterbox, and also, what other usage scenarios do you envision (other than those that are related to accounting and that you mention in the PR)? JR: You are correct and I may have explained it badly. We built Chatterbox on Force.com using the underlying social components of Chatter as the basis for it. And since it is on Force.com, Chatterbox will work with any Read More

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ways to improve agility  HCM Express Allows Companies to Go From Bare Bones to Full Functionality In addition to Epicor HCM, which is designed mostly for small and medium enterprises, Epicor offers HCM Express, which is an entry-level option that is available via Web-based access. It is meant to be the entry point into a human resources information system (HRIS). The application is actually a reduced and very simplified version of Epicor HCM, for the purpose of facilitating user and hence organization adoption. It has also Read More

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ways to improve agility  Look at the specific ways in which you compete in the marketplace as well as what makes you unique. Then decide how technology can redefine the way you compete. For example, when was the last time you bought something from the Polaroid Company ? At one time, they were the king of instant photography. But then technology and digital photography changed their industry, and the way they competed (instant photography) changed—but Polaroid didn’t change with it. Instead, they made the mistake many Read More