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Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part One: Introduction
With growing frequency, we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to

consulting academy  VeriSign, Safeguard Scientifics, Deloitte Consulting, Software AG and investors in numerous early stage software firms on strategy, precision marketing and sales, and partnerships. He is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and holds and MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Contact: www.biznavgroup.com or djcrane@biznavgroup.com .

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Question: When is Six Sigma not Six Sigma? Answer: When it's the Six Sigma Metric!!©


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consulting academy  a Motorola spin-off, provides consulting service to many of the leading practitioners of this approach. What I want to focus on here though is the 6s metric itself, not the concept or the approach. I don't like the 6s metric. As you'll see, it fails to pass many of the tests that I've previously established for good metrics and described in Part 1 of Metrics for the Order Fulfillment Process [1]. In particular, it's neither simple to understand nor, in most applications, an effective proxy for customer Read More

Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part Two: Sorting Through Claims


ROI (return on investment) has taken on new importance in examining business initiatives and programs that often involve deployment of enterprise software and information technology. In some cases, "Show me the ROI" has become a smokescreen for "Let's wait and see" or, "Go away. Don't bother me."

consulting academy  even hire a specialized consulting firm like ROI4Sales or Alinean to do it for them. Liars' Poker. If the vendor thinks a ROI calculator will give customers the answer they need —the justification to buy—both will be disappointed. But like any good tool, a ROI calculator may have a place in the customer's buying process. Note: we said customer's buying process, which is very different from the vendor's sales cycle. When a vendor and a customer agree to work through an ROI jointly— for a clearly art Read More

Demystifying SAP Solution Manager


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consulting academy  rather pay a renowned consulting company to sit down with their staff and do the process blueprints the way they want (and not necessarily they way SAP is suggesting via some packaged process maps). On the other hand, smaller companies expect a turnkey project delivery (i.e., buy a package, install, and, voilà—it works à la Microsoft Office or Apple iPad !) and do not care to go through a bunch of agonizing questions and decisions such as “Do we want an automatic or semi-automatic vendor evaluation? Read More

Why Employee Performance Management Technology Matters to CEOs


While the board has no business telling management which employee performance management (EPM) system to use, it does have the right to ensure an effective system is in place. EPM is one of the central tools for directing and monitoring activities right across an organization. Employing this system will ensure that any goals set out by management are clearly visible to everyone up the chain of command—including the CEO.

consulting academy  rise. ASCG, a mid-sized consulting irm saves $100,000 year. But cost savings are just the tip of the real return with EPM systems. Visibility and accountability, alignment, and better execution are the more exciting returns that help CEOs like the ones mentioned in the side bars sleep better at night. These individual examples are supported by a 2006 study by CedarCrestone. This study looked at 324 irms and found that companies that use performance management software have higher operating income growth. Read More

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EntryPoint Consulting, LLC


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MSS is a full-service provider of business application consulting services in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, finance, and hospitality. MSS services range from Information Systems planning projects to implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning Management (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Knowledge Management (KM), and e-Commerce solutions. The professionals of MSS are committed to do whatever it takes to target the right problems and to discover innovative solutions that represent total value to our customers. MSS partners with IFS Applications, Oracle / JD Edwards, Business Objects, Cognos, and SalesLogix to maintain innovative business management systems in mid-enterprise companies in the western United States.

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