10 Critical Factors to control and configuration management (CCM) Success

Is your IT environment suffering? Increasing complexity and the challenges of achieving regulatory compliance within a tight budget could be making it more difficult for you to manage change. A traditional change and configuration management (CCM) tool might not be providing all the help you need. Find out how a CCM tool that addresses configuration audit and control can ease your IT infrastructure’s aches and pains.

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To succeed in their tasks, planners and schedulers rely on materials resource planning (MRP) software to make recommendations and send signals. To make meaningful suggestions, MRP requires a steady diet of accurate, relevant, and timely data. This guide breaks down two critical MRP project success factors: 1) tips to select the right MRP software, and 2) best practices to extract meaningful value from MRP solutions. Read More

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

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More and more, it seems that traditional performance management is not enough, with more factors and interrelationships for companies to consider than ever before, and multi-platform, multi-tier business-critical applications that span physical, virtual, and hybrid cloud environments. Read this white paper to learn about a new way to consider performance management, so you can effectively react to today's challenges and proactively meet the business service needs of tomorrow. Read More

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