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Looking Beyond Cost Savings in PEO
Today’s outsourcing industry is expected to grow by 37 percent annually between 2007 and 2010. One growing specialization under IT outsourcing is product

cost driver  When vendors look beyond cost savings and demonstrate cutting edge services, they can gain an edge when it comes to pricing and become top of the list when buyers choose vendors for larger projects in the future. PEO Benefits: The Real Deal In a study of global sourcing habits and experiences conducted on March 2006, initiated by Ziff Davis Media on behalf of Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., the survey concludes, “Majority of responding organizations make it clear that the key driver behind outsourcing Read More...
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Total Cost of Ownership Secrets for Enterprise Applications
Any enterprise suite will pay for itself faster if you work diligently to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Those who interact with companies on

cost driver  one main enterprise IT cost driver is consulting, and consulting is primarily a function of bringing in outside knowledge resources. It is hard to have too much knowledge about your new enterprise IT environment. Without a baseline level of knowledge, TCO will almost automatically be higher because a customer will be overly reliant on consultants on an ongoing basis. But learning about the software environment over and beyond the requirements of day-to-day operations will pay dividends in the Read More...
Engineering Change Management 2.0: Better Business Decisions from Intelligent Change Management
Traditionally, change management in product development and engineering has been viewed as a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. But companies are

cost driver  a way to control cost and improve efficiencies. The September 2005 Product Innovation Agenda Benchmark Report found that 61% of survey respondents report that they are acting on change management to reduce product costs. Another 50% indicated that their goal was to reduce product development cost. At this time, only 32% identified change management as a driver to improve revenue. In sharp contrast, research for this report found that 63% of respondents indicated shortening development lead times as the Read More...
MPS in European and US Enterprises
The printing environment is now an integral part of the IT infrastructure. Organizations that use managed print services (MPSs) are seeing reduced cost and

cost driver  providers for each area. Cost savings are clearly the primary driver for using MPS, but respondents are divided on the potential savings that can be made. MPS providers determine cost savings objectives based on a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis of the existing print environment. Almost half of respondents from the financial industry expect to gain savings of over 30%, whilst just under a quarter of government respondents expect to make 30% or more savings. This indicates that the financial sector Read More...
Why Your Business Is Not Too Small for VoIP
This guide explores five reasons why small businesses should think differently about VoIP. There may still be situations where VoIP isn’t for you, but in today

cost driver  than just provide lower cost telephony. You’ll see that you’re never too small for VoIP, and there are great choices available to start you on this path and turn your phone system into a new driver for competitive advantage. Read More...
Innovation Driver and BI Vendor QlikTech’s QlikView Is Now a TEC Certified BI Solution
We are pleased to announce that QlikTech’s QlikView, version 11, is now part of TEC’s certified business intelligence (BI) applications family of products, and

cost driver  Driver and BI Vendor QlikTech’s QlikView Is Now a TEC Certified BI Solution We are pleased to announce that QlikTech’s QlikView, version 11, is now part of TEC’s certified business intelligence (BI) applications family of products, and available for evaluation online in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center . In just a matter of a few weeks I’ll be providing the full certification report, which will be available on the TEC Certification Reports page , and I will Read More...
Managing Product Recalls to Reduce Risk and Minimize Cost
Food and beverage producers need to effectively address the impact of industry-specific requirements and legal mandates on their businesses. Since 2002, the

cost driver  Reduce Risk and Minimize Cost Managing Product Recalls to Reduce Risk and Minimize Cost If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. For more than 30 years, companies that have joined the Sage family have assisted small and midsized businesses with a wide range of business management applications and services. Source : Sage Software Resources Related to Enterprise resource planning (ERP) : Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Read More...
Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective
For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever

cost driver  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More...
Midwest Healthcare Provider Achieves Efficiency Boost and Cost Reduction
To better manage its rapidly growing and diverse employee base, Medica required an advanced performance management process that would link employee goals to the

cost driver  Achieves Efficiency Boost and Cost Reduction To better manage its rapidly growing and diverse employee base, Medica required an advanced performance management process that would link employee goals to the organization and corporate mission. Medica selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform to automate its performance management and goal setting processes. Find out how Medica realized a significant boost in efficiencies after just one review cycle. Read More...
How Biometrics in ERP Can Enable Cost Savings and Increase Operational Efficiencies
One technology that is currently flying under the radar in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) space is biometrics. Biometric solutions aren’t

cost driver  in ERP Can Enable Cost Savings and Increase Operational Efficiencies One technology that is currently flying under the radar in the manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) space is biometrics. Biometric solutions aren’t currently getting as much press as say the cloud or big data. But, when properly integrated with an ERP system, biometrics can help an organization reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies. And best of all, a company doesn’t need a huge budget to take advantage of Read More...
How to Reduce the Cost of Modeling and Simulation within Government Organizations
All government projects must be run as efficiently as possible. Modeling and simulation tools can help maximize efficiency and predict the costs and risks

cost driver  to Reduce the Cost of Modeling and Simulation within Government Organizations All government projects must be run as efficiently as possible. Modeling and simulation tools can help maximize efficiency and predict the costs and risks associated with many government projects. Model-building templates, plus features that allow users to share and re-use models and create custom models, can help government successfully design and complete major environmental and infrastructural projects. Find out more. Read More...
Cost Accounting Primer
Whether you’re familiar with the world of accounting or not, understanding the basic concepts and principles of accounting functions can give you an essential

cost driver  the step-by-step process of cost accounting for manufacturers—from prototype manufacturing, shipping, and full production, through to financial reports. Read More...
Understanding the True Cost of Sourcing
In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing

cost driver  the True Cost of Sourcing The Shortcomings of Traditional Procurement In today's twenty-first century, global outsourced business world, the traditional and somewhat simplistic approaches used to measure cost for sourcing decisions of direct materials fall short. Procurement history is laden with penny-wise, pound-foolish decisions where the low cost supplier ultimately costs tens or hundreds of millions in lost revenue, lost market share, expedite fees, or write-offs. This goes beyond total Read More...
Driver-based Budgets and Forecasting
Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major

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Hiring on Assumptions Is Not Cost-effective
The importance of resource selection is undervalued in the software industry. But in fact, the resource selection process is directly related to software

cost driver  on Assumptions Is Not Cost-effective The importance of resource selection is undervalued in the software industry. But in fact, the resource selection process is directly related to software development mission success. The in-house interview process typically fails to achieve comprehensive in-depth skills assessment, and is not cost-effective. However, you can improve matters by integrating external technical skills assessment expertise into the hiring process. Read More...

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