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Build versus Buy - A Long Term Decision
With the software industry offering greater options and depth of function , we do not hear the idea of a company building their own software very often, but the

bad decision example  the motivation is usually bad. Unless you are in the technology business, how you achieve results is not important to the results. Using the right technology may lower your cost due to standardization, but if the right technology is one that is new to your business, it is a dangerous motivation. The technology motivation is often rooted in an emotional foundation coming from technology advocates. Their true motivation, usually not recognized by them, is often the desire to move into a technology this Read More...

Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools
Tools under the business intelligence (BI) umbrella combine to convert data into information, and information into decisions for action. Dashboards and

bad decision example  regardless of good or bad economic times, and while the output from BI might change, the need is always there. Particularly relative are the recent massive demise of dot-com companies, moderately optimistic economic forecasts, the stringent Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, see Attributes of Sarbanes-Oxley Tool Sets ), and many other mandatory reporting regulatory requirements, such as those from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), following up the high-profile corporate fr Read More...
Process Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as...
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In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making
Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the

bad decision example  a common cause of bad choices. This reflects a view expressed by several interviewees that strategic decisions always require a strong element of intuition or judgement. Nevertheless, there can be no doubt that better data and processes would take some of the guesswork out of decision-making. Common metrics and greater use of automated information tools such as dashboards would also help to support better quality decisions. Decision support tools need to be easier to use. Executives believe that technolog Read More...
Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality
Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally

bad decision example  the risk of making bad decisions—by employees without enough insight into a situation and its consequences—is to be avoided. Final decisions may even be made by only one top executive, without any discussion with departmental managers. By contrast, in Japanese processes as described above, there is no individual decision maker per se; primarily, a document approval system is used, involving many tiers of the corporate hierarchy. These differences suggest that software applications, such as enterprise Read More...
Fast-path Implementations - Are They Good or Bad?
Over the last few years the market has seen a plethora of fixed-scope and fixed-price applications, pre-packaged vertical solutions with industry templates

bad decision example  this approach good or bad for the user? Like most business decisions, this is an issue of trade-offs. No single answer works for all companies. You have to make a list of plus and the minus points associated with the decision and see which side wins. Fast-path - The Plus Side  The vendor will guarantee both the cost of the implementation and the schedule. In a world of budgetary uncertainty, these are very big pluses. Since the basic concept is getting the software live fast, you begin to gain the benefi Read More...
Common Phone System Buying Problems
There are so many choices out there on phone systems that it can be very difficult to make an educated decision without dedicating days or weeks researching all

bad decision example  Phone System Buying Problems There are so many choices out there on phone systems that it can be very difficult to make an educated decision without dedicating days or weeks researching all of the vendors and options available. Rather than learning the hard way, know some of the common problems that people often run into when buying a new business phone system so you understand the obstacles you will face in your buying decision and how to get around them. Read More...
Unified Business Performance Management and the Application of Predictive Analytics
As companies demand more from their decision support systems, unified business performance management (BPM) will play an increasingly important role in planning

bad decision example  Business Performance Management and the Application of Predictive Analytics As companies demand more from their decision support systems, unified business performance management (BPM) will play an increasingly important role in planning and decision-making. Thus, predictive analytics, applied with BPM, bridges the gap between real-time activity monitoring and calculated execution. Before embracing predictive analytics, however, companies should know that only a unified solution can help capitalize Read More...
Sole-sourcing BI from Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision?
The software industry has witnessed a consolidation in the business intelligence (BI) market. In BI, enterprise technology conglomerates identified a growth

bad decision example  baan erp,bi system,business intelligence erp,business intelligence solutions,erp companies,erp market,global procurement,bi software,business intelligence analyst,business intelligence tools,cognos business intelligence,erp modules,procurement strategy,strategic procurement,erp application Read More...
What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…
A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is

bad decision example  Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential customer/consumer of a Read More...
TEC Launches a New Decision Support System: jDICE (just Decide-Ignore [Your Idiot] Customers and Employees)
Montreal, QC — April 1, 2010 — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a world-wide leader in enterprise software evaluation, has released a new decision support

bad decision example  Launches a New Decision Support System: jDICE (just Decide-Ignore [Your Idiot] Customers and Employees) Montreal, QC — April 1, 2010 — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a world-wide leader in enterprise software evaluation, has released a new decision support system for pragmatic decision makers who already know what’s most important for their company: jDICE ™ (just Decide—Ignore [Your Idiot] Customers and Employees). After all, why should you worry about customers or employees when Read More...
Insight: The Critical Path to Competitive Differentiation for Growing Companies
Insight is the power to see into a given situation. As such, it requires a combination of experience and analytics to enable better decision making. Insight

bad decision example  The Critical Path to Competitive Differentiation for Growing Companies Insight is the power to see into a given situation. As such, it requires a combination of experience and analytics to enable better decision making. Insight helps small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) uncover opportunities and expose shortcomings, thus establishing the basis for corrective action. Read about continuing on the path toward greater insight and developing a long-term business intelligence (BI) strategy. Read More...
Support for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor?
The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at

bad decision example  for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor? Introduction A slew of recent announcements and vendor analyst briefings might be showing an interesting trend. Namely, enterprise software vendors are becoming more amenable to pledging support for older (even quite antiquated) product releases, much to the delight of anxious users who still rely on those releases. Until very recently, these users were faced with vendors' more or less subtle ultimatums and deadlines by which they Read More...
The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

bad decision example  Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance? Introduction I recently had the privilege to sit with a group of about a dozen IT executives. What they shared was a common ERP system. Most people would think their ERP system was old (it was introduced in the 80's and the average length of time that these companies had been using the product was approximately eight years). Over the last few years, most of the individuals in the group had faced the issue of replacing their existing ERP system (see Read More...
The Bottom Line on Bad Customer Data
You can blame your sales people all you want, but if the lead data is bad, they’re not going to bring in business. You can blame your product managers for

bad decision example  Bottom Line on Bad Customer Data You can blame your sales people all you want, but if the lead data is bad, they’re not going to bring in business. You can blame your product managers for ineffective promotions, but if the target lists are redundant, the pitches fall on deaf ears. You can blame your customer service representatives for low satisfaction scores, but if customer data is missing, then no wonder the complaint resolution pipeline is backed up. Think it’s your customer resource management Read More...

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