Building Effective Enterprise Architecture: Developing a Business Case and Road Map for Mature EA Practices to Maximize Value in IT Investments

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Surveys show that enterprise architecture (EA) programs often lack support from business and information technology (IT) stakeholders for several reasons, including the lack of business support for aligning business goals with IT strategy. The Enterprise Architecture Best Practice Survey was launched to examine the impact of EA initiatives on business performance around the globe. Read this white paper to understand how this survey can bring an outside perspective to your company as you build business cases for change and design a road map for EA maturity.

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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

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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A Road Map to Better Data-driven Decisions: Straightforward Directions for Improving Tactical and Strategic Decision Making

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Small or midsize businesses need powerful yet affordable analytics, business intelligence (BI), and mobile functionality— to get the information required for making better business decisions. You need trustworthy data from your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, to derive insights and deliver information when and where your employees need it. For a road map for better data­driven decisions, read this report. Read More

Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies: Following the Road Map to Success

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Running and Optimizing the Business of IT: The SAP Best-practices Approach

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