Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls

Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short of expectations—why? For one thing, you need to know what you’re getting into, by going through an intense request for proposal (RFP) process and many rounds of contract negotiations. Find out how to better manage negotiating your outsourcing contract, and more.

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Beginner's Guide to ERP

For companies considering implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, this beginner’s guide describes what to look for, what benefits to expect, pitfalls to avoid, and other issues to consider, and includes a listing of leading vendors in various categories. Read More

CRM's Dirty Little Secret: How to Avoid CRM Sticker Shock

When making a customer relationship management (CRM) decision, it’s important to ensure your deployment will not be hit with hidden fees or other extra costs that reduce the return on investment. This study reveals the total cost of ownership (TCO) among the four leading midmarket CRM solutions. Read More

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Successful Mergers and Acquisitions

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