The United States military is continually looking for ways to cut costs by reducing staff, closing down facilities, and terminating programs that are found not to be cost effective. Learn how the United States Army?s Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) improved employee productivity by upgrading its business intelligence (BI) solution and creating a competency center for BI-related best practices.
Related to United States: Business Intelligence (BI), End-User Query and Reporting, IBM
Get insight into manufacturing production metrics and best practices in the US, and benchmark your operations to better understand how to improve in today?s difficult economic climate. The Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) presents its findings, comparing and contrasting the responses of plants that rate themselves closest to?and furthest from?world-class status. See how your manufacturing facility stacks up.
Related to United States: Best Practices, Competitive Analysis, Discrete Manufacturing, Energy Analysis and Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Management, Operations Planning, Process Manufacturing, Production Planning, ROI and Success Measurement, Infor
On January 5, 2009, the American Design Communities presented a document to the US Congress called ?Redesigning America?s Future: 10 Design Policy Proposals for the United States of America?s Economic Competitiveness & Democratic Governance.? Indeed, design is gaining importance in every area. This discussion with technologist Elif Tutuk explores how design thinking could be applied to business intelligence (BI).
Related to United States: Business Intelligence (BI), Development, QlikTech International
As one of the largest resource suppliers for Christian churches and bookstores in the United States, LifeWay Christian Resources needed a comprehensive corporate solution to facilitate effective internal communication and to better serve its vast and growing customer base. It needed a solution that was advanced and powerful, yet user-friendly and cost effective that would track customer interactions, analyze sales, track orders, store competitive data and deliver geo-demographic customer information. It needed to establish a customer-centric strategy built upon CRM's (Customer Relationship Management) premises for its call centers.
Related to United States: Contact Management (CM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Maximizer Software
Recent legislation has bought about unparalleled emphasis on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. In the United States, the Enron and Worldcom affairs have led to a new law Sarbannes-Oxley. In Europe, the EU parliament has decided that all countries must streamline the laws for financial reporting in accordance with IFRS rules from IASC. Bringing organizations into compliance with new demands for corporate governance is having immediate and long-term effects. In this paper we discuss the current business environment, those facets of legislation impacting manufacturers and how QAD enterprise suite of applications can assist you in achieving corporate governance and regulatory compliance quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
Related to United States: Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), QAD, Management of Companies and Enterprises
With a focus on marketing, sales, and distribution of the company?s interactive entertainment products, Nintendo of America?s 180 ?managers of image? market Nintendo?s games throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Because these managers spend the bulk of their time visiting retail operations to successfully brand the Nintendo product, the company was searching for a way to communicate detailed information to them, as well as to the rest of the company?s workforce. Nintendo also wanted to simplify the benefits enrollment process for employees and allow them to change their personal data on their own and at their convenience, without contacting the HR department.
Related to United States: Compensation, Human Capital Management (HCM), Human Resources, Payroll, Ultimate Software, Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, Information, Retail Trade
Republic Indemnity Company of America has been meeting the workers? compensation needs of small and midsize businesses in California and the western United States for nearly half a century. Republic Indemnity?s goal is to consistently provide customers with quick and reliable service. To accomplish this, Republic Indemnity sought to streamline its processes through a business-to-business (B2B) connectivity solution.
Related to United States: Benefits Administration, Compensation, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Health and Safety Management, Human Resources, Boomi Software
Engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. needed to collaborate more efficiently across its 11 offices in the eastern United States. The firm chose ProjectWise collaboration software for engineering content management, content publishing, and design review, and integrated it with Microsoft? Office SharePoint? Server 2007, to manage business processes and documents in a distributed environment. Find out more.
Related to United States: Collaboration and Groupware, Content Management, Content Management System (CMS for Web Presentation), Document Management, Documentation, Microsoft, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Guardian Management had a clear vision for its business: shift emphasis from real-estate management to real-estate investment, and expand throughout the western United States. But Guardian?s technology infrastructure didn?t support these goals, so the company embarked on comprehensive infrastructure optimization. Discover why the new infrastructure is more available and reliable?and how it?s fueling business productivity.
Related to United States: Investment and Portfolio Management, IT Infrastructure, Operating System, Server, Software Selection, Microsoft, Real Estate, Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Managing growth is a monumental undertaking?and one that Valero Energy Corporation has mastered. But as one of the largest oil refinery companies in North America, with revenues exceeding $90 billion (USD), the company needed to find a way to fit new applications into its existing infrastructure in a quick and cost-effective manner. By switching to SAP?s NetWeaver platform, Valero saved $480,000 (USD) in the first month.
Related to United States: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Networking, Outsourcing, Process Control (HMI-SCADA), SAP, Finance and Insurance, Information, Manufacturing
A strategic compliance program can help employers in the United States (US) reduce the likelihood of litigation, regulatory investigations, security breaches, privacy violations, and other electronic disasters. Find out what it takes to make a compliance program succeed, and learn the importance of establishing clearly written rules, formal employee education, and effective hosted-services solutions right from the start.
Related to United States: Compliance Management, Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, E-mail Management, Encryption and Key Management (PKI), Identity Management/User Provisioning, Regulatory and Compliance, Security, Symantec
?Financial close? is a company?s ability to complete accounting cycles and produce financial statements for internal management and external legal reporting?and is still a key part of today?s global finance function. Do you know how to overcome the barriers to a fast, high-quality close? Discover solutions that can help you improve your close times and address the challenges of automating and testing internal controls.
Related to United States: Accounting and Financial Management, Budgeting, Financial Planning, and Analysis, Business Process Management, Data Management and Analysis, Gain/Loss Reporting, Tax Preparation and Reporting, SAP
While simple on the surface, the decision to outsource is a major strategic undertaking. Besides weighing cost reduction against the consequences of reduced control, companies must also consider various economic effects, political consequences, and even cultural limitations. Discover the economic and political implications of outsourcing and offshoring, and learn techniques for managing successful deals.
Related to United States: Outsourcing, Software Migration, Intetic Co.
Orezone strikes gold with Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains. Orezone is a Canadian mining company that needed a more efficient means to track and store data sent from its African mines to its Canadian offices. Learn how it used MBS Great Plains to boost efficiency.
Related to United States: Accounting and Financial Management, Groupe Conseil LVMB Inc, Mining, Mining (except Oil and Gas), Support Activities for Mining
Complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other labor laws and regulations is a major challenge for employers. At the same time, non-compliance with these government regulations is becoming increasingly costly. Learn about solutions that are helping the world?s largest companies to effectively plan, deploy, and manage their workforces to achieve compliance objectives.
Related to United States: Human Resources, Regulatory and Compliance, Workforce, Infor