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Aligning IT and the Business: An In-Depth Look at Scoring - Selecting and Scheduling the Project Portfolio
This Business Engine white paper provides a technical account on the process behind scoring, selecting, and scheduling the technology portfolio. The document

account detail  and alignment processes Shared accountability with business partners The BEN Alignment Engine allows the enterprise, presented with a choice of portfolio items, to hold the appropriate amount or weighting of each item to achieve the highest returns, at a desired level of risk. It provides organizations with the visibility and control to make better business decisions and ensure continuous alignment of programs to business objectives. Establishing a Scoring Model At its core, alignment of business and

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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CMMS - EAM Software Evaluation Report

The EAM Software Evaluation Report is geared toward groups that need to analyze requirements for a system, which supports maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. This Software Evaluation Report includes criteria for comparing general computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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