The Profit Generator: Business Infrastructure Management Systems

Companies looking to expand their facilities and strategize their way into the marketplace often focus most of their efforts on bottom line results. During the process, they factor in infrastructure costs but often pay little attention on how to control them. Find out how a Web-enabled solution that puts infrastructure management sharply in focus can help you easily access distributed information while helping curb costs.

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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

Benchmarking Your Quality Maturity: Turning a Cost Center into a Profit Center

To help organizations understand their current state and plan for managing quality, LNS Research covers a quality management research study of more than 1,000 manufacturing organizations to identify best practices in organizational change, business process redesign, and technology evaluation. Read More

Wholesale Banking: Challenges in Automating Commercial Credit Risk Management

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The challenges associated with commercial credit are complicated, but through automation, commercial credit risk management can be made straightforward and more efficient. IBM’s Business Analytics for commercial banking can help improve commercial lending operations, and, along with strong risk management practices and modernized operations, can create best practices for implementation and enhance overall operational effectiveness.

It’s essential that an automated system is transparent, helps with compliance, can serve multiple relationship types, and is able to use several criteria for risk assessment. A good system should take into consideration the complexities between customer, loan, and approval processes, and limit the need for multiple individual systems by way of a single user interface or tightly integrated systems.

In this white paper, read a detailed overview from IBM Business Analytics about the advantages and potential challenges of automation in five areas of interest, including complexity of the customer and credit granted, as well as continuous risk monitoring and how to improve overall relationship management. Get details on the management and analysis of commercial portfolios and related documents, business intelligence reporting, and defaults/recoveries management. Also provided is an extensive point-form information checklist, allowing you to self-check your own organization to determine what areas may need attention. Security issues for data protection are also addressed.

Creating infrastructure for your organization for best success begins with choosing the best technologies, and IBM Business Analytics can help, improving profitability and providing solutions that allow your business goals to be realized.  Read More

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The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions

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