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ERP Selection Facts and Figures Case Study Part 1: Business Model Scenarios
During a recent Enterprise Resource Planning selection engagement with a large aerospace and defense manufacturer TEC had the opportunity to evaluate and

decision tree diagram  detailed expectations of the decision maker, and compares it to ERGO 2001's detailed analysis of the options, using pattern matching statistical loss function approaches. It is usually a non-linear method of comparison. Figure 3. Business Scenarios Results. Figure 3 indicates that IFS took the overall lead in Business Scenarios by a slim margin over SAP. IFS also fared well in Product Ease of Use/Navigation, Process Fit and Flexibility. Figure 4 illustrates the results in Product Ease of Use/Navigation. T

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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The Wizardry of Business Process Management - Part 2


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decision tree diagram  special rules within a Decision Table form (see figure below) with rows and columns. In this matrix form too, business users maintain business rules, just like in a spreadsheet. Business users can invoke the decision table form (or a decision tree) by clicking on the particular Decision shape in the flowchart form. These intuitive “Fit for Purpose” forms make accessing the authoritative RuleBase easy and safe. Specialized forms ensure accuracy and allow interactive testing with sample data to ensur Read More

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This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection Methods and Tools. These tools, integrated with business decision making procedures, can arguably reduce selection risk and improve chances for success in IT projects. Given the appalling rate of IT project failures, selection can potentially help reduce risk in some 30% of cases, with an associated estimated cost of about $30B annually to industry according to some sources. In this tutorial, we illustrate a number of the procedures for rapid decision processing through the real-life selection of a PDA device. The process gave confidence to the argument to wait for the solution, while weighing risk against return.

decision tree diagram  second level of the decision hierarchy tree (you can also sort criteria by order of priority, but it is shown in the order of the hierarchy here). Figure 1. Criteria Priorities for my requirements. Assuming I am satisfied by this priority layout, I can ask further questions such as would the decision change if I excluded low priority criteria? Figure 2 illustrates the TESS response to this question. In the spider diagram, criteria decline in priority going clockwise from the top. The light blue dashed lin Read More

Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


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Extending BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively


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