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KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at WFM challenges facing organizations, particularly those with large, complex workforces, and how Kronos’ innovative solutions help companies control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

decision support sdk  the acquisition of Principal Decision Systems International (PDSI) and the TeleStaff product in May 2011 .   The Importance of Mobile WFM As was evident at the conference, Kronos has continued development of its mobile applications designed for both managers and employees (e.g., time-off requests and related approvals). During its breakout session, Accenture stated that global mobile commerce is expected to reach $119 billion (USD) by 2015. In addition, 77 percent of the world population has a mobile Read More

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services / MS Office SharePoint Server 2007


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decision support sdk  central to the storage decision: The ability to change storage conigurations on the ly The ability to construct a highly available storage environment; one that will survive virtually any component failure and keep on running with no impact to SharePoint users LeftHand Networks iSCSI SANs meet both these requirements. Based on its patented SAN/iQ TM storage management software, a LeftHand SAN is comprised of multiple storage nodes , each of which is a self-contained server with 6 to 12 drives each. A Read More

Emptoris "Procures" Zeborg's Spend Management Expertise Part Two: Market Impact


The Emptoris acquisition of Zeborg is both a wise offensive and defensive move since it combines the resources of two companies that should focus on arguably growing e-sourcing/spend management opportunities. The companies have quite complementary product offerings, industries of focus, and excellent customer references.

decision support sdk  manufacturing organizations and complex decision support for sourcing large numbers of complex direct line items, and in subsequent deriving of awards and allocation strategies. The Emptoris Sourcing Portfolio is a suite of eleven Web-based modules that support the broad sourcing process, from identifying demand to creating contracts, thereby enabling enterprises to identify and prioritize sourcing savings opportunities, negotiate significant cost savings, and track contract compliance and supplier Read More

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decision support sdk  engagement in product development decision-making. In fact, a recent benchmark research report by Aberdeen Group indicated that best-in-class companies are at least twice as likely as industry average companies to capture and reuse product development knowledge; to have formalized change processes within design engineering; to integrate their product development data into their business processes; to have centralized their product data; and to have developed formal metrics to measure their product Read More

SAP Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision


The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOneover SAP.

decision support sdk  EnterpriseOne: Anatomy of a Decision With tier-one software vendors aggressively going after midmarket business, many midsized companies are taking a look at SAP ERP and Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as potential solutions. But how do you properly compare them against your company's special needs? The answer may lie in the responses JD Edwards customers gave as to why they selected EnterpriseOne over SAP. In the white paper Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne *, you'll Read More

Triple Creek Announces River to Support Talent Management Infrastructure


The enterprise knowledge sharing software vendor, Triple Creek, launches the social tool River. The tool offers competency-based learning networks across an organization. According to the press release, River attempts to challenge the current "file sharing and friends-and-chatter paradigm," as the tool employs intelligent technology capable to build connections between learners and

decision support sdk  Creek Announces River to Support Talent Management Infrastructure The enterprise knowledge sharing software vendor, Triple Creek, launches the social tool River . The tool offers competency-based learning networks across an organization. According to the press release, River attempts to challenge the current file sharing and friends-and-chatter paradigm, as the tool employs intelligent technology capable to build connections between learners and appropriate learning resources. In so doing it Read More

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decision support sdk  To make an educated decision on the software solution and support plan, enterprises should consider these costs as a way of minimizing the risk of having poor technical support response times from vendors. The consideration of these costs can be used as criteria for an informed decision. Anatomy of Direct Costs In order to give a basis for the analysis of costs relating to enterprise software, the general formula should be noted: total cost of solution = cost of actual software or licensing fee + cost of Read More

Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne


As SAP and Oracle step up their efforts to attract midmarket customers, more and more of those customers are including top-tier vendors in their enterprise application evaluation process. Nucleus Research's analysts conducted in-depth interviews with a number of companies that recently went through the ERP decision process and selected EnterpriseOne instead of SAP. This research note focuses on the decision process and factors of those companies. Download the results of this analysis now.

decision support sdk  went through the ERP decision process and selected EnterpriseOne instead of SAP. This research note focuses on the decision process and factors of those companies. Download the results of this analysis now. Read More

SSA Seeks Support from Synquest


"Extending its portfolio of solutions to the industrial sector, System Software Associates (NASDAQ: SSAXD) today announced a joint marketing and development agreement with SynQuest, Inc. to provide an integrated supply chain solution that will allow SSA customers to drive profitability and lower costs. SynQuest is the latest addition to SSA's offering in the advanced planning and scheduling arena and brings increased functionality in the area of discrete manufacturing to the overall SSA Portfolio offering." Business Wire, 9/28/99.

decision support sdk  Seeks Support from Synquest SSA Seeks Support from Synquest S. McVey - October 1st, 1999 Event Summary On Sept. 28, System Software Associates announced a joint marketing and development agreement with SynQuest, Inc. The deal will enable SSA to sell SynQuest Manufacturing Manager software to its existing customer base and to prospective customers globally. In addition, both companies will jointly develop software to integrate SynQuest Manufacturing Manager software with eBPCS, SSA's enterprise resource Read More

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decision support sdk  they make the final decision to discontinue maintenance. In our experience, a customer has always been able to get back on support and upgrade to the current level—it is only a matter of how much this costs the customer. Further, since even legacy software will still require some maintenance, competent internal support and access to skilled external resources for support issues should be in place. In other words, users' questions still need to be answered, and modifications and core code still need bug Read More

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decision support sdk  Developments for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider Rimini Street, a successful third party provider of support and maintenance (S&M), has managed to establish a growing client base for its service lines in a relatively short time. For more information on Rimini Street, please see part one of this series Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider? In December 2006, Rimini Street announced delivery of its year-end processing Read More

What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?


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decision support sdk  Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? User enterprises are becoming more aware of how software vendors' support and maintenance (S&M) agreements affect their bottom lines, and many are not particularly pleased with what they see. For a definition of the problem, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? and Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's Best Kept Secret ? It might be useful at this point to explain, at a very Read More

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decision support sdk  Infrastructure Support for CyberCarriers More Infrastructure Support for CyberCarriers A. Turner - June 27, 2000 Event Summary On May 31, 2000, Lucent Technologies' NetworkCare Professional Services and IBM Global Services announced an alliance to help an emerging group of service providers, called CyberCarriers, deliver next-generation network-based services to enterprises and consumers. The alliance, combines IBM's expertise in integrated technology solutions, especially data center planning, Read More

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decision support sdk  data to make their decisions on all manner of issues affecting its customers. The steps being taken by SAP along with the people and technology at the company means that it is well positioned to provide more proactive support solutions to its customers now and into the future. For example, if you collect data that says 20% of your customers are doing unneeded customizations in an area, as a vendor, you can create an on-line tutorial and send it directly to that customer list and tell them how to correct Read More