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Drive down cost? What does that really mean in a supply chain world?
Yes all of us are well aware that the global economy is in a downturn. We hear it in the news, on blogs, in articles, and we see it around us with massive

articles on cost  news, on blogs, in articles, and we see it around us with massive layoffs and lower consumer spending. So while we have heard all about these problems, what is the solution to fix these issues from an enterprise point of view? In the first part of this series of three, I will identify the challenges organizations face when driving their costs down for the supply chain network, as well as look at some strategies to bring down cost in the overall supply chain process. Here I’ll discuss two concepts on Read More...
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xTuple Ends 2012 on a High Note
In the final days of 2012, xTuple, a commercial open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) company that works with a global community of tens of thousands

articles on cost  this market! TEC’s Related Articles What’s Up with xTuple—and Open Source ERP?  April 30 2012. These Are the Days of Healthy Growth for an Open-source ERP Provider . September 4, 2012. Read More...
Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

articles on cost  the third of three articles about Great Plains resulting from TEC analysts attending the Great Plains partners' meeting, Stampede 2000, in September. The meeting provided the opportunity for in-depth research on how Siebel and Great Plains operate. The TEC analysts were able to interview both Great Plains managers and partners. Event Summary As announced in a press release from September 12, Great Plains Software, Inc., a leading small-to-mid-market provider of back-office and e-business solutions, Read More...
Outsourcing Best Practices-A Primer on Outsourcing Governance
The cardinal sin of outsourcing governance is to focus entirely on the mechanics and the price. If you do that, you’ll squander the true potential of the

articles on cost  Outsourcing Solutions , Outsourcing Articles , Process Outsourcing , Outsourcing Meaning , Outsourcing Definition , Successful Outsourcing , Outsourcing Services , Business Outsourcing , Outsourcing Company , Offshore Outsourcing , Outsourcing Website , Technology Outsourcing , Outsourcing Industry . FOREWORD As described by Mike Atwood, Principal of the Everest Group in his article The Art of Governance: “An outsourcing relationship is like a marriage. The romance of the courtship or the airtight Read More...
Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments
Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an Internet protocol (IP) telephony system is complicated. And you need to know the return on investment (ROI).

articles on cost  , Focus IP Pbxes Articles , SIP PBX . Calculating the TCO (total cost of ownership) of an IP telephony system can be complicated, but at least it's possible. It's also necessary for those interested in knowing the ROI (return on investment) they can expect when buying such a system. Even knowing the TCO, however, doesn't make it easy to figure out ROI. While the benefits of IP PBXes are real, they're not always easy to quantify. Some, such as the savings on equipment or telecom costs, are straightforward Read More...
Capitalizing on Private-label Brands through Extended PLM
Retailers have caught on to the hottest industry trend since skinny jeans: private-label apparel. And for good reason. The benefits range from exclusivity and

articles on cost  on Private-label Brands through Extended PLM Retailers have caught on to the hottest industry trend since skinny jeans: private-label apparel. And for good reason. The benefits range from exclusivity and increased profit margins to the ability to offset rising raw material costs by focusing on more profitable lines. Extended product lifecycle management systems are crucial to ensuring the profitability of your private-label goods initiative. Download this white paper to find out why. Read More...
HR Analytics: Driving Return on Human Capital Investment
Organizations may be supported by workforce analytics to drive return on human capital investment today and into the future and to see the value the workforce

articles on cost  Analytics: Driving Return on Human Capital Investment Organizations may be supported by workforce analytics to drive return on human capital investment today and into the future and to see the value the workforce delivers to organizational performance. This paper will introduces a human resources (HR) analytics offering and show how the increased power of having metrics and analytic insight can align core HR business processes with organizational goals and strategies.By downloading this document, you Read More...
Inventory on the Water: Do You Know Where It Is?
Today, more and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of

articles on cost  on the Water: Do You Know Where It Is? Today, more and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of where they are at any given time. Ineffective container management leads to extra costs, but with Sage ERP X3’s import tracking functionality, business functions are tied together in a single database—enabling real-time access to information and improving productivity. Read More...
The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date?
Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t

articles on cost  High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date? Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t whether an ERP solution supports change, but rather at what cost? How quickly can adjustments be made, and what stresses do such changes place on the organization. To answer these questions, this paper provides results from a survey of senior finance executives. Read More...
Insights on Trends in Software Development
This TEC podcast features an interview with Jean-Philippe Valois, Azur Group's business development manager, who shares his insights on trends in software

articles on cost  on Trends in Software Development This TEC podcast features an interview with Jean-Philippe Valois, Azur Group's business development manager, who shares his insights on trends in software development and explains how the company’s innovative, online technology rapidly builds models of custom applications for the cloud. Read More...
Analyst Take on SAPPHIRE 2013
With a very interesting book presentation on

articles on cost  Take on SAPPHIRE 2013 With a very interesting book presentation on The Human Face of Big Data, announcements on cloud-based solutions, and extensive and intensive discussions regarding the readiness (or not) of HANA for prime-time deployments in the enterprise, the recent SAPPHIRE 2013 conference was full of exciting and interesting developments—though, I must admit, I was disinterested at times by the repetitive messaging about HANA’s power. The following is a personal take and summary of Read More...
The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing
Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant

articles on cost  Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers. Read More...
Managing On-demand Package Implementations
Why choose on-demand when there are so many integrated software solutions on the market? Because on-demand packages provide a number of benefits that can help

articles on cost  On-demand Package Implementations Why choose on-demand when there are so many integrated software solutions on the market? Because on-demand packages provide a number of benefits that can help IT focus on innovation and creating true business value, rather than dealing with network headaches. But along with the benefits there are a number of challenges. Read more about these challenges and how you can manage your on-demand implementation project. Read More...

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