Six Important Skills Needed in PEO

The most important consideration for product engineering outsourcing (PEO) is vendor skills. Choosing the right set of skills can help companies achieve business objectives such as reducing time to market or lowering costs. Choosing the wrong set of skills can lead to subpar outcomes and mire companies in regret. Ensuring that your projects are in good hands makes the difference between failure and success. Find out why.

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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

A Buyer’s Guide to Business Management Software for Media and Publishing Companies

This document from NetSuite, A Buyer’s Guide to Business Management Software for Media and Publishing Companies, gives an in-depth look at the six most important goals for media and publishing companies when considering how to evaluate business management systems.

Many publishing and media companies are finding it a challenge these days to meet consumers’ desire to have content accessible on any device at any time, including on the Web, on smartphones or tablets, or in a printed publication, in a cost-effective way. With decreasing revenues from subscriptions and advertising, media companies can’t afford to be investing in strategies resulting in a financial loss. They need to be nimble enough to be able to quickly adapt to changing market realities, and have access to data that can help them in their decision-making processes.

How can publishers and media firms get the necessary data to make the best and most cost-effective decisions regarding their content? Ensuring you have the best-fit business management system is key. Read this buyer’s guide to discover what goals need to be met in your final enterprise management software selection, and use the handy evaluation worksheet during your selection process to easily check if the necessary functionality criteria to meet these goals are being met.  Read More

Services Resource Planning: How Integrated PSA, CRM, and Financials Can Transform Your Services Business

Enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and professional services automation (PSA) are all part of a standard software system for many companies today. But for project- and service-driven companies, an emerging type of software is making things easier to combine the most important elements of these solutions to support the whole bidding-to-billing lifecycle. Services resource planning (SRP) provides the basis of a system covering everything from initiation and planning to resource management, execution, and closing of projects and services.

Services- and project-based organizations make up a larger part of the business landscape today, as the economy has become more service- and project-driven in recent years. This project-driven service economy depends upon knowledge-worker productivity, and accurately predicting this productivity, including the time, skills, materials, and intellectual property that are required to produce favorable client outcomes, can help companies to succeed in a competitive landscape.

Whereas many companies still use standalone accounting, CRM, and PSA solutions that are not integrated, the new SRP applications in the cloud have emerged to remove those silos and manage the entire project lifecycle. Read this white paper to find out more about services resource planning and why professional services businesses need to consider this new type of software to help manage their project lifecycles. Read More

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Looking Beyond Cost Savings in PEO

Today’s outsourcing industry is expected to grow by 37 percent annually between 2007 and 2010. One growing specialization under IT outsourcing is product engineering outsourcing (PEO). While many IT companies have used PEO to realize significant cost savings along with increased quality and reliability, some companies have experienced negative results. Lean about common PEO pitfalls and how you can avoid them. Read More

Six Sigma for IT Service Level Management

Industry analysts, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), recently conducted research to understand how widespread the acceptance of Six Sigma is for managing IT service quality. This research, which was targeted primarily at enterprises, showed that 65 percent of those surveyed acknowledge the relevance of Six Sigma for IT-based service management. While many IT organizations have yet to adopt Six Sigma for service management, 80 percent stated that they have plans to do so. This research suggests there is a growing interest in Six Sigma. Read More

What Is a PEO? An Introduction to the PEO Model and Its Benefits for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

You entered into business to sell a product or provide a service and generate revenue doing what you do best. But human resources (HR) management is a necessity when you have employees. What could be better than taking a piece of your business and making it somebody else’s problem? This is what a professional employer organization (PEO) can provide and in this paper, you’ll learn about all the benefits partnering with one provides.  Read More
 
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