First Federal Banks On Its Employees with Blue

The success of Kentucky (US)-based First Federal Savings Bank can largely be attributed to its sophisticated review process. The bank conducts an annual 360 review for each of its employees. Besides rating themselves, employees are also evaluated by peers, subordinates, and supervisors. To conduct these reviews, the bank uses Blue/360, a web-based multi-rater application designed specifically for conducting 360 reviews.

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Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use—which puts up a barrier to receiving potential benefits. Systems with integrated search functionality and Web-like interfaces can make ERP solutions easier to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for its usability, so you can avoid investing in platforms that aren’t evolved toward usable and efficient interfaces. Read More

Linked Enterprise Data: Principles, Uses, and Benefits

Over time, as a result of operating pressures, the proliferation of tools, and changing technology, the corporate information system (IS) has become fragmented. Whereas the database formed the heart of the system 20 years ago, today there are countless sources of data: ERP, customer relations systems, sales management, internal directories, intranets, extranets, websites, etc. Yet this huge quantity of data is not being mined for the wealth and scope of its potential by either employees or information system applications, mainly because the data is closed off in an array of silos. Read this white paper to see how linked enterprise data (LED) can help. Read More

Evaluating Routing Software: 4 Things You Can't Do Without

The path to deciding on a routing software solution has some key considerations. These variables will impact the return on investment (ROI) you get and influence how smoothly you can integrate the software into your enterprise.

This paper outlines four key things to consider that will impact ROI and the effectiveness of your transportation and routing management solution. First, the specific industry knowledge and expertise of your routing software vendor will guide you to a better software decision.

Next to consider is the quality, quantity, and accessibility of training for your new routing software. The training and support offered will have a huge impact on its value to your business.

The adaptability and flexibility of your routing solution are also important factors to ensure that the software aligns with your business, and not that your business bends to the software. These are a few things a software partner needs to be able to explain and provide if it’s crucial to your business:
  • Static routing
  • Dynamic routing
  • Off-day deliveries
  • Variables in your route specifications
To tie all of the key routing solution considerations together, you need a technology platform that runs the way your enterprise does. Consider the technical environment that works best for you—is it software as a service (Saas), is it an on-premise system? Talking to fleet managers and asking your software vendor many questions will put you on the path to the right routing solution. Read More

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Wipro Point of View: Changing Nature of the Wealth Management Industry

The slump in the wealth management industry has its roots in the financial crisis in America and Europe. This has led to high-net-worth individuals (HNI) getting increasingly attracted to low risk, low management investments. Dr. Ashok Hegde, Global Head of Financial Services, Business Analyst Practice, Wipro, shares his expertise on the current challenges faced by and opportunities available to wealth managers. Read more. Read More

Case Study: Blue Mountain Resort

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Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort, needed a comprehensive software package to manage budgeting, consolidation, reporting, and forecasting. Its existing system was not automated and couldn’t handle all of the company’s data input. The new system, Cognos TM1, allows real-time adjustments to be made to schedules, budgets, and inventories, resulting in reduced costs. Find out about the other benefits. Read More

Delivering the Business Value of Automating Business Processes to Small and Medium Enterprise

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Enterprises of all sizes today face common problems dealing with handling increasing business complexity while reducing costs. The solution continues to be the automation of business processes. SAP is an established leader in addressing the needs of large enterprises. Building on that performance and identified best practices, SAP built and launched SAP Business One. SAP Business One was designed to offer small and medium businesses the same business streamlining and efficiencies at a scale and scope appropriate to their needs. IDC recently interviewed a number of companies that have successfully deployed SAP Business One. The purpose of our interviews was to determine what impact the software had on their productivity and cost reduction. Read More
 
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