Anyone even peripherally exposed to business media that touch on enterprise application technology has seen the term service-oriented architecture (SOA) bandied about in advertisements and articles. Given the central role of SOA in information technology, it is important to get beyond a buzzword level understanding. There are three key concepts surrounding SOA: granularity, Web services, and change management.
Related to Decision Making: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), IFS, Information, Management of Companies and Enterprises
The portals allow users to drill down deep into the very core of the business and display accurate and timely information for key decision making.
Related to Decision Making: Data Management and Analysis, Supply Chain Management (SCM), IBS, Information
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Learn about the five ingredients of good decision making, according to the responses of 154 executives in a global survey.
Related to Decision Making: Decision Making, Decision Making Considerations, Executive Views, Practices and Business Issues, Strategy, SAP
With industry expertise, process integration and information management, and the latest hardware technology, BI can finally deliver on its ultimate promise: the delivery of timely, accurate, and relevant information to support strategic decision making.
Related to Decision Making: Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Competitive Analysis, Data Mart, Data Warehouse, Systems Integration, SAP
The challenge of the sales-team is to identify the key influencers in the decision making process and make sure they buy in to the proposal. A common gripe of the sales-team as they go through this process is that the decision makers have never heard of the vendor being represented and/or the products being proposed.
Related to Decision Making: Decision Making, Software Selection, Total Cost Analysis (TCO), Quocirca Ltd, Industry Independent, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
As time passes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems drift further and further into misalignment with enterprise goals, strategies, and tactics. Eventually your legacy ERP system begins to interfere with your company?s ability to operate efficiently. Examine ERP evaluation criteria and techniques, and equip yourself with the tools and knowledge you need to measure your current ERP system?s effectiveness.
Related to Decision Making: Change Management, Decision Making, Decision Making Considerations, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Solutions Architecture, Legacy Connectivity, Software Selection, Strategy, Cincom Systems
appropriateness of data update frequency to support business decision making; and analytical orientation, an indicator that consists of elements dealing with information sharing, importance of and reliance on analytics for decision making, and the influence BI has on an employee actions.
Related to Decision Making: Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Analysis, Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Data Management and Analysis, Decision Making, Software Selection, Technology Tools and Methods, SAP
Sales at F.J. Westcott began to grow, placing a greater demand on its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system?s inventory capabilities. Unrelieved inventory and other challenges led Westcott to seek a new ERP system?and a software evaluation and comparison methodology within the company?s budget. See how Technology Evaluation Centers? Software Selection Services provided the resources for a confident decision.
Related to Decision Making: Consulting and Services, Decision Making, Decision Making Considerations, Discrete Manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Installation (Support and Pre-installation), Inventory Analysis and Planning, Inventory Management, Project and Process Management, Project Management, Requirements Analysis and Definition, Requirements Management, Software Selection, Strategy, Technology Evaluation Centers
Business intelligence (BI) tools are now affordable for midsize companies, and accessible to non-technical business users. Managers can use BI to analyze complex information and support their decision-making processes?combining data from many sources into an integrated, up-to-date view. Find out what midsize companies need to know to select the right BI product, the right BI vendor, and the right approach to BI.
Related to Decision Making: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Decision Making, Statistical Data Analysis, SAP
Software systems have become mission-critical in this sense, and frequently provide critical competitive advantage, for example by improving decision making.
Related to Decision Making: Business Intelligence (BI), Decision Making, Gensym Corporation
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.
Related to Decision Making: Best Practices, Business Process Management, Decision Making, Decision Making Considerations, Management Practices, Performance Measurement, Return on Investment (ROI), ROI and Success Measurement, Software Selection, Technology Tools and Methods, Elite Management Consulting Corporation
Choosing between a business VoIP business phone system and other types of system requires an analysis of users needs and a view of your company s long-term goals. Your decision-making process should include four major considerations. For one thing, your company s calling pattern impacts your phone system needs. Find out why, and learn about the other three considerations before you replace or upgrade your phone system.
Related to Decision Making: Decision Making, IP Telephony/Voice over IP (VoIP), IT Asset Management (ITAM), Needs Analysis, Software Selection, Telephony, Vendor Guru
Find out how this can result in enhanced decision making and optimized long-term client engagement and satisfaction.
Related to Decision Making: Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Analysis, Consulting and Services, Decision Making, Operations Planning, Practices and Business Issues, River Logic, Inc.
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition?develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies.
Related to Decision Making: Business Intelligence (BI), Decision Making, Management Practices, Manufacturing Simulation, Modeling and Visualization, Process Simulation, Risk Management, Strategy, GoldSim