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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

Example of Applied Research  of mouth. A good example of this thinking can be found in the profile Nan's Necessity. One consultant we interviewed put it this way: When I speak to groups of small independents, I ask two questions. The first, can you give me the name and contact information for your 100 most profitable customers last year? Usually about 10 percent raise their hand. And then I ask of the 10 percent, what did you do for those customers? Have you thanked them? Those are the people who love you. And they don't want Read More...

Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

Example of Applied Research  measures of software size: examples include lines of code, function points, use case points, object points, feature points, internet points, test points, and there may even be more. True, there are multiple measures for distance (miles and kilometers) and for weight (pounds and kilograms). But you can convert pounds into kilograms and miles into kilometers! There is no formula that says 1 use case point is equal to 1.2 function points, or anything like that! Everyone agrees that some things are not Read More...
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Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

Example of Applied Research  Val IT Considerations And Example The heart of Val IT is the business case, an operational tool that must be continually updated throughout the economic life cycle of an investment and then used to support the ongoing implementation and execution of a program including its benefits realization. A business case is used initially at the individual program level to determine if it is strong enough to be evaluated at the portfolio level. At the portfolio level, the business case is evaluated against other Read More...
2006 PMI Research Conference Aims to Link Project Management Discipline with the Business Community
The 2006 PMI Research Conference was an excellent venue for gauging the direction in which project management research is heading. The presentations of the

Example of Applied Research  are successful. A good example was the construction project of the Sydney Opera House in Australia that had an estimated cost of $7 million (USD), with a five-year timeline. The project ended up costing $102 million (USD), and was completed in fifteen years. Although from a project execution point of view it was a disaster, today no one would argue the business success of the opera house, and its impact on the city of Sydney. Recognizing the business value of projects, the project management world has Read More...
Three Es of CRM
With product lifecycles accelerating and pricing pressures increasing, organizations must focus on delivering unique customer experiences to differentiate

Example of Applied Research  and IKEA are other examples of companies who consistently execute against a defined customer-focused strategy and have yielded consistent returns in the process. Equity TSC contends that if experience and execution are market- and organization-facing performance capabilities, then equity is the financial barometer by which both are measured. Customer equity has been a developing concept for well over a decade. As a metric, it is defined as the total of the discounted value of all of a firm's customers. Read More...
Chartis Research
Chartis Research specializes in analysis of the risk technology marketplace. The company publishes industry reports, white papers, and articles. Its focuses

Example of Applied Research  Research Chartis Research specializes in analysis of the risk technology marketplace. The company publishes industry reports, white papers, and articles. Its focuses include fraud and credit risk management systems. Read More...
Four Guiding Rules for Structuring an eClinical Training Solution
Today, Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) and clinical service providers play an ever-increasing role across the value chain. The wave of eClinical solutions

Example of Applied Research  Guiding Rules for Structuring an eClinical Training Solution Today, Clinical Research Organizations (CRO) and clinical service providers play an ever-increasing role across the value chain. The wave of eClinical solutions has prompted many such organizations to implement training management and qualification management programs to both employees and associated clinical research sites and physicians. Read this paper for four guiding rules for structuring an eClinical training solution. Read More...
Threshold of a New TEC Advisor
I'm happy to announce the beta launch of our new tool to help people start their research and evaluations of enterprise software systems. Think of it as the

Example of Applied Research  question carefully. Here's an example for compliance reporting functionality: While you're using it, TEC Advisor shows you a running tally of the vendors offering products within the likely range of something you'll want to evaluate. Once you've answered the necessary questions, you will be presented with the Final Product Standings screen. This is a list of products available for in-depth evaluation and analysis. This is one of the more interesting parts. Although the final standings screen (pictured Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System
Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results

Example of Applied Research  Using the already described example of $10 million manufacturer and typical benefits, and assuming 100,000 shares outstanding and an existing stock price of $30.00 per share, , the stock price exhibits the effects of an effective ERP, as figure 3.3 shows. With a price/earnings multiplier of six, the stock price for the example company could be increased from $30 to $58.80 per share. Figure 3.3 Calculating the potential stock appreciation   Before ERP After ERP Before tax profit $500,000.00 $980,000.00 Read More...
Pacifica Research
Pacifica Research is a software publishing company is based in Southern California, and offers a line of real time accounting solutions that serve large and

Example of Applied Research  Research Pacifica Research is a software publishing company is based in Southern California, and offers a line of real time accounting solutions that serve large and small businesses in the areas of payroll, inventory control, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. While accounting serves as the foundation for systems designed by Pacifica, their software packages address the needs of several industries including seed inventory control, corporate inventory control, pesticide use management, Read More...
Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation
The Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF) is the research institute of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada). CFERF studies

Example of Applied Research  Financial Executives Research Foundation The Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF) is the research institute of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada). CFERF studies financial management issues. Read More...
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part Two: Using A Knowledge Base To Reduce The Time, Risk And Cost Of A CRM Selection
Using a knowledge base in the selection process can reduce the time, risk and cost of procuring technology. Well constructed knowledge bases that are used in a

Example of Applied Research  knowledge base. In this example a threshold of Supported is set to the criterion Multi-user scheduling. Note from Figure 4 that a rating of Supported indicates that the functionality is provided out of the box. The capability to set thresholds is useful because it allows the selection team to set minimum requirements for important end-level criteria. One of the challenges of working with a large knowledge base is that a selection team may find a specific end-level criterion to be extremely important, Read More...
The Best-of-class Strategy Makes a Return in the Cloud Era
Irrespective of technology and choice of deployment method, companies must remain versatile in their strategies and operations to stay competitive. This report

Example of Applied Research  Best-of-class Strategy Makes a Return in the Cloud Era Irrespective of technology and choice of deployment method, companies must remain versatile in their strategies and operations to stay competitive. This report takes a look at one financial solution that enables the financial executive to have a no-compromise approach to financial modeling and applications choice; i.e., adding, keeping or changing business applications without losing control or increasing the risk of non-compliancy. Read More...

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