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The ASP Decision
The ASP model is the latest in a long line of silver bullets that are supposed to simplify the delivery of technology’s benefits to the business world. This

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 Read More
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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A Conversation with Ability: User-focused Manufacturing ERP Software
Producing software that will essentially benefit the competition is not your everyday business decision. But that's exactly what Ability did with its Ability

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Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn’t been

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
Business Intelligence: What Makes a Good Performance Indicator?
Decision makers use key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the present state of business and choose a course of action. But what are KPIs? And more

define decision  tools allow companies to define their own unique performance metrics, as well as the triggering events, rules and conditions for capturing and updating statistical information. This approach allows users and managers to control business intelligence as their needs dictate, without the need for a software programmer. Since the information is updated real time, management can extract key information and make decisions based on the most up-to-date data in the system. For example, companies can easily define 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

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
Anatomy of a Decision—BI Platform vs. Tool: Choosing Birst over Tableau for Enterprise Business Intelligence Needs
This report summarizes the decision process of five firms as they navigated the BI vendor selection process with a specific focus on two often compared

define decision  of a Decision—BI Platform vs. Tool: Choosing Birst over Tableau for Enterprise Business Intelligence Needs This report summarizes the decision process of five firms as they navigated the BI vendor selection process with a specific focus on two often compared competitors. The five studied firms are current Birst customers and considered Tableau during their solution selection process. It is the aim of this report to distill the key alignments of business needs and solution strengths that Read More
Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions
Improving the decision process around inventory and supply chain flexibility will drive sustainable, measurable benefits in the near term that are

define decision  part of operations. He defines operations as activities that add value during the transformation process into which inputs are received and from which outputs are delivered. Inputs and outputs can be products, services or information. The people and assets involved in acquiring the inputs and performing and delivering the transformation make up the supply chain. That a supply chain stretches beyond a lone enterprise is not news. Organizations have always received inputs from a supplying entity and Read More
The Application of Business Intelligence to Improve Decision Making in Retail
Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the

define decision  Application of Business Intelligence to Improve Decision Making in Retail Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) for improving decision making in the retail industry. It also examines the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across functions in a retail organization. Read More
Insight: The Critical Path to Competitive Differentiation for Growing Companies
Insight is the power to see into a given situation. As such, it requires a combination of experience and analytics to enable better decision making. Insight

define decision  The Critical Path to Competitive Differentiation for Growing Companies Insight is the power to see into a given situation. As such, it requires a combination of experience and analytics to enable better decision making. Insight helps small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) uncover opportunities and expose shortcomings, thus establishing the basis for corrective action. Read about continuing on the path toward greater insight and developing a long-term business intelligence (BI) strategy. Read More
Who the Heck Needs ROI?
Ten common errors prevent return on investment (ROI) calculations from being used as much or as well as possible. Avoiding intuitive decision making and basing

define decision  the analysts' ability to define solutions that provided sufficient value. Long before analysts became involved, projects were already being destined to difficulty by a formal but flawed project initiation process based only on the well-intentioned intuitions of the senior executive group. The executives needed the analysts' assistance during project initiation to provide sufficient understanding of the real business requirements and the quantified financial value these requirements achieve when Read More
Risk in Content Management Implementations: Examining Software Services
Every decision you make factors some kind of risk. When making the decision to implement a content management system (CMS), it’s important to be aware of all

define decision  in Content Management Implementations: Examining Software Services Every decision you make factors some kind of risk. When making the decision to implement a content management system (CMS), it’s important to be aware of all possible potential risks—and how to prepare for them. How high is your risk of data loss? What can you do to mitigate the risk of security breach? And which is riskier for your company, a hosted or an installed CMS? Learn more about these and other risks. Read More
Driving Business Decision-making
Chief financial officers (CFOs) are moving beyond administrative and transactional tasks and becoming catalysts to improve business performance. In

define decision  Business Decision-making Chief financial officers (CFOs) are moving beyond administrative and transactional tasks and becoming catalysts to improve business performance. In collaboration with business units, they are developing the metrics and data required to track and meet business goals. Find out how they’re capturing and disseminating the information needed to make operating and management decisions, and provide decision support to finance. Read More
Knowledge Based Selections
Knowledge Based Selections allow companies to truly reach an optimum and justifiable technology decision. Knowledge Based Selections have several unique

define decision  Based Selections Knowledge Based Selections J. Diezemann, B. Spencer & J. Dowling - March 14, 2001 Executive Summary   Performing a selection for a technology product requires a company to marry a myriad of internal business requirements, both present and future, with a myriad of vendor attributes that relate to both products performance as well as the ability to effectively provide long-term value to clients. In order to truly reach a best and justifiable decision that will stand up to the Read More
Managing Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines
Poor measurement methods can take off millions or more from bottom lines, and contribute at least in part to project failures, corporate inefficiencies and poor

define decision  Risks, Managing Measures: Decision Support Methodologies in Business Part 1: Guidelines Executive Summary When it comes to making decisions using some tool that purports to measure value, it is wise to know something about the tool and what it is measuring, as well as why. Poor measurement methods contribute at least in part to project failures and corporate inefficiencies that can take off millions or more from bottom lines and poor technology selections alone have contributed to tens of billions Read More

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