Uncovering Hidden Value in a Midsize Manufacturing Company

Midsize companies seeking high annual growth rates rarely have the resources to pursue risky new businesses or markets. Instead, they must start by protecting their existing businesses and further penetrating existing markets, while keeping an eye out for possible product diversification or extension into new markets. Find out how your company can avoid disaster by properly preparing for new products and markets.

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Finance Executives on the Value of Technology Investment for Midsize Companies

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Once you are able to provide people easy access to a little bit of information, they start asking for more—which ultimately sets a foundation for leveraging information to make better decisions. Read this report to learn why an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution helps maximize the return on investment (ROI) in technology for midsize companies. Read More

Total Cost of Goods Shipped: A Guide to Better Sourcing Decisions

To increase profits, companies are searching for ways to reduce costs or sell more at the highest possible price. Many companies are turning to imported goods and materials due to lower manufacturing costs, but this can involve many hidden costs. In this paper, PM War Stories and Pronto Software examines how to effectively track the total cost of goods shipped to aid executives in making faster, better sourcing decisions. Read More

Accelerating Time to Value for Analytics with IBM Business Partners in Midsize Organizations

This Nucleus Research report describes how midsize firms can improve the scope and effectiveness of their business analytics deployments and shorten project cycle time by engaging with an IBM Business Partner for deployment and configuration. Read More

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