Cost Reduction of a Product through Value Analysis and Value Engineering

Value analysis and value engineering (VAVE) is a systematic process for analyzing the functions of a project, product, process, system, design, or service in order to achieve essential functions at the lowest life cycle cost. VAVE methods are very important and useful in driving down product costs, which helps companies retain market share and sustain their profitability. Learn how.

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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

5 Key Strategies to Survive and Thrive as a Value Added Reseller (VAR)

If you're a value-added reseller (VAR), you face tough competition and high customer expectations. But tight profit margins mean you have to differentiate yourself through a flawless service offering.

This white paper describes some of the pitfalls VARs commonly encounter in trying to balance profits, customer relationships, and efficiency. Here are five tips for VARs, including prioritizing collaboration, to help them thrive by better managing their supply chain lifecycle, through order,... Read More

From VAR to Solution Provider: Five Strategies for Business Transformation

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The traditional value-added reseller (VAR) business—comprised of companies that add features or services to an existing product and then resell it as an integrated product or complete solution—has become more challenging, with declining product margins, increasing competition, and lower-cost alternatives to proprietary products. The pressures are causing many VARs to grow their businesses from simply selling products to offering more comprehensive solutions built on a richer set of services and... Read More

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