Managing Risk in Perilous Times: Practical Steps to Accelerate Recovery

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As financial institutions look to the future, there’s bound to be a careful reappraisal of the role and responsibilities of risk management. Were the tools available to risk managers fit for purpose? Was the approach to risk management appropriate? Examine lessons that have been learned from the current financial crisis, and get 10 tips to help you address weaknesses in risk identification, assessment, and management.

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How Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment

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Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) software to ensure they have applications in place that are properly implemented and functional, ensure compliance with regulations, and adopt AIM best practices. This white paper discusses the EAM software features that can play a role in software project ROI for drilling contractors as well as specific, discrete steps to take during implementation. Read More

CMMS vs EAM: What Is the Difference?

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Every enterprise asset management (EAM) application can be used as a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), but not every CMMS can be used as, or has the broad functionality of, an EAM application. More specifically, CMMS is essentially about managing maintenance work necessary to sustain an asset, whereas EAM has more to do with managing the asset over its lifecycle to minimize cost and risk while maximizing return. This white paper explores how CMMS applications and EAM applications drive value. Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Quote-to-Cash

Whether you are in sales, sales ops, legal, finance, operations, or any management position, you share one common goal with everyone else in your company—the desire to drive revenue. Understanding and optimizing the quote-to-cash process will allow you to accomplish this, while also reducing risk and increasing sales efficiency. Get a step-by-step overview of the quote-to-cash process, and the challenges—and opportunities—of each stage, so you can manage the process more proactively, and take the steps needed to drive better business results.  Read More

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