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How To Write a Winning Proposal
Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully

an investment proposal  cover letter. Don't write an executive summary that's all about you. And don't call your proposal something generic and pointless, like Proposal. The Solution The primacy principles tells us that it's vitally important to understand the client and then structure the message correctly. Put the customer's most important business issues first. Put the goal or outcome they want the most first in your list of outcomes. And structure your substantiation in terms of the things that matter the most to the Read More...
PPM for Internal Departments
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
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Selecting an ERP Solution: a Guide
Looking for the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) package for your small to medium business (SMB) can be a daunting task. A fair amount of information is

an investment proposal  site visit, which is an optional step. You have all the information you need to make a good decision. However, you may want to see the software in action before you sign a contract, especially if this will establish a higher comfort level for you or your selection committee. Keep in mind that the company you will visit has its own business to run. Don’t plan to spend the entire day exploring and discussing every detail of its operation. Your goal is not to implement your system on the visit, but to Read More...
IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT

an investment proposal  sound. Good marketing is an important part of this, but it helps if the message being conveyed rings true. Without a “yes” from these the top dogs the sale will not happen. But, however important this is, the other parties listed in should not be overlooked (Figure 19), project managers, business managers, IT professionals and not least, end users, all of whom expect to benefit from the IT investment to be made, may not be important in the final approval, but they do influence it. They may not be Read More...
Developing an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan
Today’s maintenance staff is tasked with doing more with less. The challenge here is that their efficiency ratings when measured can be as low as 10% to 40%. So

an investment proposal  start is by doing an inventory of your current maintenance practices. Here you will define three key areas; I. Tools Here it is a good idea to inventory all of the various software tools used to input maintenance data from across the organization. We have seen companies with multiple locations using different software tools at each location. Each location stores their data independently and then reports to corporate in different formats. This lack of efficiency means that if you are not reporting on all Read More...
The Return on Investment of IP Telephony Management
Managing a newly deployed voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) integration project is not as easy as some IT managers believe it to be. Delivering voice traffic

an investment proposal  factoring in time for an analysis or budget to purchase the tools they need. By implementing IP telephony specialty management tools or services, companies actually save on the ongoing operational costs compared to using no tools or those provided by the IP PBX vendor. About Nemertes Research: Founded in 2002, Nemertes Research specializes in analyzing the business value of emerging technologies for IT executives, vendors, and venture capitalists. Recent and upcoming research topics include security and Read More...
Should You Modify an Application Product?
When it comes to modifications to an application product, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enter the modification process cautiously, with your eyes

an investment proposal  You Modify an Application Product? Should You Modify an Application Product?   It would be nice if off-the-shelf application products would satisfy every business need of every business. However, be it SCM, ERP, CRM, BI or any other category of application products, this is not the way it is. Many businesses find that some needs are unmet; they cannot live with a plain vanilla version of the product. If that is your situation, should you modify the package to meet those needs? Is the pain worth the Read More...
Building the Path to Better Profits: Implementing ERP Technology to Successfully Achieve Return on Investment
When it comes to software implementations, organizations large and small share common goals of rapid deployment and return on investment. Unlike large

an investment proposal  mid-sized businesses (SMBs) have an overwhelming burden today as network threats become more sophisticated and potentially damaging. The potential for loss can be overwhelming, especially to a small business with limited IT staff or none at all. In terms of sheer power, small businesses make up an enormous force in the world. The US Small Business Administration estimates that in 2005, there were 25.8 million businesses in the United States. Of those, 99.9 percent were SMBs, which the government defines Read More...
An Introduction to QlikView 6
QlikTech develops and provides a complete suite of powerful business intelligence and data analysis software called QlikView (pronounced click-view). QlikView’s

an investment proposal  paper is to provide an introduction to the QlikView user interface and descriptions of the various features that set QlikView apart from other database interfaces. Read More...
The Return of Manufacturing Investment
The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives

an investment proposal  Return of Manufacturing Investment The recent economic downturn dramatically changed investment habits for mid-market manufacturers—and not for the better. Nevertheless, some savvy executives have been using the market lull of the economic downturn and stop-and-start recovery to get their corporate houses in order, stabilizing their processes, facilities, and business systems so they’re better equipped to manage rapid growth when it returns. Find out how. Read More...
How Offshore Drilling Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment
Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in

an investment proposal  Companies Realize ROI on an EAM Software Investment Rig owners and operators today have an increased focus on asset integrity management (AIM) and risk management, and are reassessing their investments in enterprise asset management (EAM) software to ensure they have applications in place that are properly implemented and functional, ensure compliance with regulations, and adopt AIM best practices. This white paper discusses the EAM software features that can play a role in software project ROI for Read More...
Off-duty Conduct-Balancing an Employer’s Needs With an Employee’s Right to Privacy
Workplace privacy issues are increasing dramatically, along with related employee complaints and litigation. As companies struggle to control health care costs,

an investment proposal  duty Conduct-Balancing an Employer’s Needs With an Employee’s Right to Privacy Workplace privacy issues are increasing dramatically, along with related employee complaints and litigation. As companies struggle to control health care costs, increase productivity, and maintain company confidentiality, they become concerned with how employees spend their time away from work. Meanwhile, employees naturally have a strong desire to limit “invasion” of their personal lives. Just where do you draw the Read More...
Defining An Enterprise-wide Business Performance Management Architecture
Today’s business users require more from their business performance management systems. From dashboards to scorecards, production reporting, ad hoc analysis

an investment proposal  An Enterprise-wide Business Performance Management Architecture Today’s business users require more from their business performance management systems. From dashboards to scorecards, production reporting, ad hoc analysis, financial applications, and key performance indicators, it’s clear that businesses need one system that offers broad, diverse functionality. They want the interface to be intuitive and easy to use, and they want the system to integrate with their productivity tools. Read More...
Quote-to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application
Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the

an investment proposal  to-Order: An Overlooked Software Application Last year, I met an analyst from another firm, and asked him what he thought about quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions, given the relevance between Q2O and the conference that I was attending. Not quite surprisingly, the answer I got was, “this kind of application doesn’t have a future.” The conversation didn’t go any further due to limited time but I could imagine that his reasoning might have sounded like this: even though activities from quoting to Read More...
Text Structuring: An Intelligent Document Tool
The quantity of business information is doubling at an alarming rate. How can a proactive manager keep on top of it? A tool that merges and unifies information

an investment proposal  Structuring: An Intelligent Document Tool The quantity of business information is doubling at an alarming rate. How can a proactive manager keep on top of it? A tool that merges and unifies information from a variety of sources and formats can help. That tool should also analyze data and identify inputs as indicators of future actions or outcomes, so problems can be solved before they happen. The bottom line: better data analysis means better decision making. Read More...
IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

an investment proposal  a solution to model an organization's governance framework (a future article will provide more in-depth coverage of these vendors). Computer Associate 's (formerly Niku) Clarity product incorporates strong resource planning and financial management functionality with top-down portfolio analysis capabilities. Sophisticated real time capture and control of financials make Niku a strong candidate for regulatory compliance (e.g., SOX). Also, its robust resource planning module provides extensive resource Read More...

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