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The Advanced Sourcing and Negotiation Benchmark Report
The wave of e-sourcing that began a decade ago resembled a “crash diet:” it had an immediate and noticeable effect on enterprises. Today’s challenge is to

benchmark tco  since its inception. This benchmark builds upon those earlier research efforts by examining the opportunities, challenges, and results of the sourcing programs of over 160 enterprises. Several case studies are included in this report to provide examples of the different sourcing strategies that enterprises are employing today to extend the value of their e-sourcing programs. The findings and recommendations of this report are intended to aid sourcing professionals drive sustainable improvement through Read More...
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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 or...
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A Tectonic Shift in Communications Customer Life Cycle Management
Amdocs recently announced a complete revamp of its marketing philosophy and its offering to its customers, which it believes to be the most important shift

benchmark tco  that end, the ICM Benchmark Service will facilitate creation of an ICM strategy and vision based on the customer's unique situation, taking into account investments, goals, competitive environment, etc. It will define the unique ICM vision and strategy of an CSP; measure ICM maturity versus industry best practices across people, processes, and technology; identify and substantiate gaps; and define, size, justify, and prioritize initiatives that can be improved through the Amdocs ROI Methodology . The Read More...
SSA: Evolving into systems integrator to survive
SSA's Portfolio strategy is to surround its core ERP products with best-of-breed 3rd party enterprise applications and provide system integration services and

benchmark tco  at least the industry benchmark of 44%, considering the Company's intention to significantly increase its service revenues in the future. User Recommendations Mid-market companies (with $30M-$800M) in revenue within the following industries: automotive supply, consumer packaged goods, food & beverage, industrial products, and pharmaceutical, may want to put SSA on its long list for ERP selection, due to its strong functionality and expertise in these respective vertical markets. We strongly advise any Read More...
Benchmarking ERP in SMB
Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price

benchmark tco  Aberdeen's ERP in Manufacturing Benchmark Study sought to better quantify this perception by having participants select modules implemented from a set of 24 generic modules (see Table 2). In general small companies track respectably well against our Best in Class respondents in terms of the basics of ERP (those modules bolded in Table 3). However, they lag anywhere from several percentage point to significantly behind Best in Class in terms of more specialized or advanced capabilities. We heavily favor Read More...
State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate

benchmark tco  most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More...
Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement
Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate

benchmark tco  Property Management TCO | Benchmarking Procurement TCO | Application Security Procurement TCO | Proposed Procurement Guidelines TCO | Total Public Procurement TCO | JIT Procurement | JIT EProcurement Software | JIT Procurement Acquisition | JIT Procurement MGMT System | JIT Simplifying Procurement | JIT Search the Procurement Opportunities | JIT Deliver on E-Procurement | JIT Better Procurement Paper | JIT E-Procurement Management | JIT B2B Procurement MGMT | JIT Procurement Provides Functional Read More...
Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report
According to an IAG survey, 70 percent of companies lack the fundamental competencies within business requirements discovery to consistently bring in projects

benchmark tco  Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. On our engagements, IAG consultants use a consistent approach to requirements definition and management that is a key reason for our achieving superior work products and successful project and business outcomes for our clients. The bottom line is faster results with higher quality and a 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).

benchmark tco  Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments Focus is a new business destination where business professionals can help each other with their purchase and other business decisions Source: Focus Research Resources Related to Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments : Internet Protocol (IP) (Wikipedia) Private Branch Exchange (PBX) (Wikipedia) Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments Internet Protocol Telephony is also known as : Focus IP Telephony , Read More...
BestTransport
BestTransport is a leading provider of online transportation management systems (TMS), as on-demand service that enables shippers and carriers to efficiently

benchmark tco  visibility, delivers metrics to benchmark progess, reduces transportation costs and facilitates collaboration. BestTransport connects its shippers to a network of over 4,000 carriers, processes thousands of shipments daily, and continues to grow every year due to the power of its network. BestTransport has leading shippers using both flatbed and van equipment on its network, including Alcoa, Gerdau Ameristeel, Solo Cup, JLG, Wastequip, PlyGem, and Allegheny Technologies. Read More...
Moving to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership
Before adopting any applications for key business functions, executives should perform a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. Unfortunately, apples

benchmark tco  to the Cloud: Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership Before adopting any applications for key business functions, executives should perform a thorough total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. Unfortunately, apples-to-apples comparisons can prove challenging. While it may be tempting to compare the initial license price of on-premises software to the annual subscription fees for cloud computing, this methodology fails to account for the ongoing internal operating costs for the on-premises software. Read More...
Project Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss
Understanding the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles, and especially new product design and initiation, can help you realize tangible

benchmark tco  as revision control. TCO benchmarks exist for detailed analysis of current expenditures related to hardware and software, operations, administration, as well as end user operations and downtime. Topics such as staffing information, outsourcing fees, service desk metrics; dispatched support calls can all be included in a thorough TCO analysis. PLM, as a strategy, is as much process definition as it is technology. Any TCO analysis examining the costs associated with a PLM application must as well examine Read More...
Reducing Total Cost of Ownership: Delivering Cost-effective Enterprise Business Intelligence
Because today’s IT budgets are under increasing scrutiny and business requirements have become more complex, buyers of business intelligence (BI) solutions must

benchmark tco  Total Cost of Ownership: Delivering Cost-effective Enterprise Business Intelligence Because today’s IT budgets are under increasing scrutiny and business requirements have become more complex, buyers of business intelligence (BI) solutions must evaluate total cost of ownership (TCO). The BI architecture can be an asset to IT departments, meeting a range of user needs while minimizing the amount of IT maintenance and administration. Learn more about how to do TCO analysis of a BI system—before Read More...
The Asset Management Benchmark Report: Moving Toward Zero Downtime
Lean manufacturing strategies and ever-lower tolerance for late deliveries are putting pressure on manufacturers to ensure that facilities and equipment operate

benchmark tco  Asset Management Benchmark Report: Moving Toward Zero Downtime Lean manufacturing strategies and ever-lower tolerance for late deliveries are putting pressure on manufacturers to ensure that facilities and equipment operate at peak performance. While some companies are struggling to execute preventive and predictive maintenance procedures, better performers have implemented holistic asset management strategies enabling them to proactively ensure the health of plants, factories, and equipment across Read More...
Quantifying the Value of Software Asset Management
If you’re not up to speed on the key benefits of software asset management (SAM) solutions, this overview can help. Additionally, you’ll learn about the areas

benchmark tco  the Value of Software Asset Management Quantifying the Value of Software Asset Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Simply put, Software Asset Management ( SAM ) is a business process that can help you reduce your licensing costs and optimize your software assets. Source : SAManage Resources Related to Quantifying the Value of Software Asset Management : Software Asset Management (SAM) (Wikipedia) Read More...
Vantaa Energy Chooses IFS Applications 8
IFS’ win streak from late 2012 seems to be flowing into 2013. On January 16, 2013, the global enterprise applications company announced that Vantaa Energy Ltd.,

benchmark tco  Energy Chooses IFS Applications 8 IFS ’  win streak from late 2012  seems to be flowing into 2013. On January 16, 2013, the global enterprise applications company announced that Vantaa Energy Ltd. , one of Finland’s largest urban energy companies, has selected IFS Applications 8 to streamline its business processes. The Selection Rationale In September 2011, Vantaa Energy reportedly started to look for a new business solution to streamline and consolidate its business processes in one Read More...

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