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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.,

construction tco  procurement, maintenance, facilities management, construction, and project management. This showed that IFS has a very good functional fit for an energy company. Energy and utilities is one of IFS’ prioritized market segments. Since it was founded, IFS has developed and delivered best-practice-based, industry-specific solutions for the sector, covering enterprise asset management (EAM), capital project management, and asset lifecycle management. IFS solutions support all critical business enterprise

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ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)

Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, and project management capabilities. Depending on the vertical market, additional industry-specific functionality may be included to address unique business requirements. Consequently, project-centric systems for accounting, architecture, construction, engineering, and professional services industries will support project management functionality; whereas health care, field service, distribution, and government systems will support functionality unique to those vertical markets. 

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The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software


Consider the case of two hypothetical companies—Company A and Company Z—each using an identical enterprise software package delivering identical core functionality. Company A has the same number of users, but the total cost of ownership (TCO) experienced by Company Z is about twice the TCO enjoyed by Company A. Why? We explain.

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Why Cloud Computing Matters to Finance


This Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) paper explores the benefits of transitioning from an on-premise financials system to the cloud. The paper reviews research conducted among 800 IMA members regarding their perceived benefits and risks related to moving financials to the cloud, including drivers around total cost of ownership (TCO); anytime, anywhere access; easy upgrades; and business process improvement.

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Global versus Local Channel Approach, Who Will Win?


There is a clear distinction between the market dynamics within the respective MBS and Sage/Best channels.

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Why Open Source is Important to You


There are two trends in open source adoption that make it imperative that you consider open source solutions for your future IT initiatives. This article describes each of the trends and discusses their importance for your business.

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The Greening of SaaS


Traditionally, the advantage of software as a service (SaaS) is that it reduces the costs involved in installing, deploying, and supporting stand-alone software. But recent “green” initiatives have shed light on another benefit: with no hardware to purchase or software to run, SaaS applications require less energy than their on-premise counterparts. Learn how your company can benefit from the “greening” of SaaS.

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Case Study: Commonwealth Engineering and Construction


Based in Houston, Texas (US), Commonwealth provides engineering and construction management services for chemical process industries. Aiming to drive operational efficiencies and enable cost-effective growth, the company chose to centralize project management and accounting, and turned to Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner, New Vision Consulting Group, to deploy Microsoft® Dynamics® SL. Learn how the company benefited.

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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). But knowing the TCO doesn’t make it easy to figure out the ROI—because the benefits of IP private branch exchange (PBX) aren’t easy to quantify. You can, however, get an idea of your ROI by knowing 10 ways a new IP phone system can repay the money you spend on it.

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Convergence for the Branch Office: Transforming Resiliency and TCO with Riverbed SteelFusion


Your branch offices are a critical point of productivity and revenue yet come with a tremendous amount of overhead and risk. These challenges are exacerbated as the branch too often looks like a carryover of outdated IT practices. Branch converged infrastructure combines storage, networking, and compute all in one device to fundamentally improve branch office service delivery while eradicating the risks associated with traditional branch office infrastructure.

This Taneja Group Technology Validation report looks at how branch converged infrastructure works and how it can benefit your organization.

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Sage SMB Hiring Outlook Survey: Demand Matters


Sage recently announced the results of the Sage SMB Hiring Outlook Survey, which examined the hiring outlook of U.S. small and midsized businesses in 2013. The survey found that of the 973 businesses surveyed, 25 percent reported that they either have hired or will hire in 2013; 47 percent of businesses expect their staffing levels to remain the same in 2013, and 7 percent said they would decrease

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Zavanti


Zavanti is a provider of complete software solutions for customers in the real estate and construction and professional services industries. Zavanti solutions address the needs of property owners, developers, builders, and professional services sectors. Built on over 30 years of global product development experience, Zavanti solutions address the full lifecycle needs of its clients, including: Feasibility  Sales and marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) Enterprise resource planning (ERP) for finance and project control Zavanti solutions enable users to: Access accurate information in real-time Measure manage and improve operations Use specialized industry process flows Stay connected and remain in control Eliminate disparate systems Zavanti has operations and partners in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Southern Africa.

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