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define decision  most important principle: clearly define your requirements before selecting a solution to meet them. If you don't, you can't adequately answer any of the questions. Also, when you are defining your requirements, think beyond your current needs. How might your business strategy impact your needs several years out? What's the minimum duration for which you need this relationship to last? If you can answer that question, then you only want to consider ASPs that will be around at least that long. That brings

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Strategic Partners: Coming Together to Drive Decision Success


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Service Supply Chain Strategies to Increase Corporate Profitability


This article describes the unique challenges of the service supply chain, provides a framework for understanding the service management decision hierarchy, and highlights the dramatic value proposition available to companies that deploy advanced service strategies and decision-support tools to address these challenges. Brief case studies from leading service organizations Cisco and KLA-Tencor show examples of successful deployments of service supply chain strategies.

define decision  objectives and resource levels defined in the strategic plan. This includes generation of orders for service parts allocation (from a central to field location in the network), replenishment (from the network to external sources of supply for repair and new buy), and transshipment (across parallel nodes in the network). Figure 2. Interactive Decision Hierarchy It is important to note that all of the resource decisions described in Budget Planning, Strategy Planning, and Tactics Planning must be made Read More

Decision Making: Why Consensus Is Important (Especially When You’re Choosing Software)


Two Brains—or Three or Four or More—Make Better Decisions than One… Anyone working in today’s office or business environment has no doubt participated at least once in the ubiquitous group brainstorming session. Some may enjoy these sessions as a respite from cheerless, lonely cubicle life. Others, however, may just as soon remain ensconced in front of their monitors and keyboards, solitary

define decision  have each of them define their own processes. In this way, no process or activity is overlooked. How does BPM help drive consensus when choosing software or making other complex decisions? Partly, BPM contributes to achieving consensus because everyone in the organization has input and feels involved in the software selection (or decision-making) process. The other part: that’s where selection methodology comes in. The selection methodology must be structured and unbiased, and preferably provide Read More

Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers


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define decision  solution is to clearly define what information is relevant to each business decision and to meticulously map it across all of the various business functions and roles. At Brown-Forman, this detailed process is paying huge dividends. To achieve our objectives, we are delivering BI on a roles basis, based on a hierarchy of business metrics, O'Toole explains. We looked at every role from the front-office (sales, marketing) to the back-office (finance, HR) and refined our business processes into 23 sub Read More

3 Things Business Decision-makers Need to Know about SOA


Anyone even peripherally exposed to business media that touch on enterprise application technology has seen the term service-oriented architecture (SOA) bandied about in advertisements and articles. Given the central role of SOA in information technology, it is important to get beyond a buzzword level understanding. There are three key concepts surrounding SOA: granularity, Web services, and change management.

define decision  your browser is loosely defined. Web site functionality may change without affecting the rest of the Web or your browser. The various features in an SOA-based application environment are relatively self-contained and are not overly reliant on the entirety of a system to operate. In IFS Applications, for instance, a single functional module like a work order could easily run with or without the presence of various other application features with which it might interact. This degree of functional autonomy Read More

SpatialKey


A product of Universal Mind, SpatialKey is a collaborative location intelligence solution for decision makers. Web-based, the application is deployed instantly, learned in minutes, managed without help from information technology (IT) or other specialists, and cost effective—easily attainable with department-level funds.  

define decision  A product of Universal Mind, SpatialKey is a collaborative location intelligence solution for decision makers. Web-based, the application is deployed instantly, learned in minutes, managed without help from information technology (IT) or other specialists, and cost effective—easily attainable with department-level funds. Read More

Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


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define decision  DB2. Business Components are pre-defined templates that shield application developers from the complex process of consolidating data. They provide business-level views of complex systems such as SAP R/3 to simplify the creation of analytic systems. PowerPlugs were also released in 1999. They allow the Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD's) for schemas to be imported into Informatica's metadata repository, which allows model changes to be synchronized with the ETL tool. PowerPlugs currently exist for Oracle Read More

The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision


The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients

define decision  Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of evaluating and selecting their business software solutions. Over the years, this group has witnessed the multitude of issues and hurdles that can arise—oftentimes unexpectedly—during those selections and has become adept at helping its clients work through various Read More

SHL Assesment Solutions


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define decision  hire with tools that: Define roles and associated competencies Provide candidates with engaging, realistic previews of role requirements Scientifically identify the best candidates based on potential Objectively ensure that only suitable candidates enter the selection process Enable highly accurate and efficient interviews for only the best candidates Align people decisions with business strategy to maximize competitive advantage Provide the highest levels of security and due diligence More than half of Read More

TEC Moderates World’s Top Enterprise Software Event, 8th ERP Vendor Shootout


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the leading online resource for enterprise software decision makers, is proud to announce that it will be moderating the 8th ERP Vendor Shootout this coming October 16 and 17, 2010, in Dallas, Texas (US). The event is hosted by the value-added reseller (VAR) community and is geared toward IT decision makers with manufacturing, distribution, or project-oriented requirements looking to upgrade or replace their enterprise software systems.

define decision  Moderates World’s Top Enterprise Software Event, 8th ERP Vendor Shootout TEC Moderates World’s Top Enterprise Software Event, 8th ERP Vendor Shootout The VAR community hosts the ERP Vendor Shootout™ in Dallas, Texas, from October 6 to 7, 2010 Montreal, QC, September 16, 2010 —Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), the leading online resource for enterprise software decision makers, is proud to announce that it will be moderating the 8th ERP Vendor Shootout this coming October 16 and 17, 2010, in Read More

Using GoldSim and Dynamic Simulation to Support Integrated Water Resources Management


Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is a framework that supports collaboration and fosters proactive decision making for efficient management of scarce water resources. GoldSim is a software tool for conducting simulations of complex systems to support management and decision making in engineering, science, and business. This paper provides a brief overview of GoldSim, with special emphasis on IWRM applications.

define decision  GoldSim and Dynamic Simulation to Support Integrated Water Resources Management Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is a framework that supports collaboration and fosters proactive decision making for efficient management of scarce water resources. GoldSim is a software tool for conducting simulations of complex systems to support management and decision making in engineering, science, and business. This paper provides a brief overview of GoldSim, with special emphasis on IWRM applications. Read More

How to Define Your Next Generation Contact Center Strategies


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define decision  to Define Your Next Generation Contact Center Strategies A contact center is a mission-critical component of any organization’s operations—regardless of who they service. Yet stakeholders often remain dissatisfied with its performance. In the past, contact centers benefited from advances in information and technologies, yet many companies struggled to determine how they could take advantage of these benefits. Find out how embracing both old and new technologies today can work. Read More

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define decision  this study, Forrester Consulting defined “general” users as including basic or intermediate 2007 Office users who use a variety of Office applications and basic Office applications and features. This group may use some advanced features, but expert proficiency with the Office applications is not a job requirement. 3 In this study, Forrester defined “advanced” users (also considered “production” users) as those users who generally use one or two Office applications as a primary tool to get Read More

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