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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

driver tvlive  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 problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data.

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Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue projections, headcount, spend-ing and capital requirements. Learn how driver-based planning, empowers managers to do better budgeting and, in particular, improve the accuracy and decision making usefulness of rolling forecasts.

driver tvlive  Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue Read More

Five Steps to Improving Business Performance Through Customer Intimacy


Customer intimacy has become an essential driver for company success. In this white paper from IBM Business Analytics, you’ll learn how customer intimacy can be implemented at your organization in five practical steps.

driver tvlive  has become an essential driver for company success. In this white paper from IBM Business Analytics, you’ll learn how customer intimacy can be implemented at your organization in five practical steps. Read More

BusinessObjects Activity Analysis


ALG Software's Enterprise Performance Optimization Suite is a web-based solution, which includes predictive planning (for driver-based planning and budgeting, activity analysis (for activity-based costing and profitability analysis), performance management (for scorecarding and metrics management), and financial consolidation (for statutory reporting and financial consolidation).

driver tvlive  includes predictive planning (for driver-based planning and budgeting, activity analysis (for activity-based costing and profitability analysis), performance management (for scorecarding and metrics management), and financial consolidation (for statutory reporting and financial consolidation). Read More

Performance Made Competitive: Driving Business Value with an ERP Upgrade


In this economy, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a critical business asset and key driver of lean practices. According to Aberdeen Group, best-in-class manufacturing companies are 35 percent more likely than other companies to operate on a current version of ERP. Discover the key considerations―and the potential benefits―that you should keep top-of-mind as part of an overall application lifecycle strategy.

driver tvlive  business asset and key driver of lean practices. According to Aberdeen Group, best-in-class manufacturing companies are 35 percent more likely than other companies to operate on a current version of ERP. Discover the key considerations―and the potential benefits―that you should keep top-of-mind as part of an overall application lifecycle strategy. Read More

IBM Cognos 8 Planning


IBM Cognos 8 Planning is a business performance management (BPM) finance-managed solution that provides real-time visibility into resource requirements and future business results. It supports best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. Cognos 8 Planning helps finance organizations with even the most complex business models to build enterprise-wide plans, budgets, and forecasts. Multidimesional drill-down and break-back features helps users manage data visibility. The solution is part of an integrated but separable enterprise-wide performance management system that delivers planning, reporting, scorecarding, dashboards, analysis, and financial consolidation. Cognos 8 Planning helps organizations create, compare, and evaluate business scenarios, conditions, drivers, rates, and assumptions. The solution allows users to go beyond "what-is" to the "what-if" scenarios that are critical to forecasting future performance.

driver tvlive  best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. Cognos 8 Planning helps finance organizations with even the most complex business models to build enterprise-wide plans, budgets, and forecasts. Multidimesional drill-down and break-back features helps users manage data visibility. The solution is part of an integrated but separable enterprise-wide performance management system that delivers planning, reporting, scorecarding, dashboards, analysis, and financial consolidation. Cognos 8 Read More

Key Metrics for Monitoring New Product Development


Since our research-driven beginnings, Johnson & Johnson Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) has continually improved the new product development (NPD) process. Detailed process mapping has revealed three tiers of business metrics, starting with drivers and moving up through execution metrics to business performance metrics. When driver metrics improves, so does business performance. Six Sigma tools helps identify specific metrics at all tiers and the causality linkages among them. Each NPD process step at ASP results in a deliverable, and each deliverable relates to a trade-off triangle (cost-time-resources) and, ultimately, to investment dollars. To track performance, ASP calculates how actual NPD decisions and what-if scenarios affect deliverables, alter investment triangles, and thereby influence business results. ASP uses similar process and tools, including the investment triangles and Six Sigma QFD, to make idea management decisions. The IDweb real-time software environment enables both the NPD and idea management processes at ASP. By deploying the strategic planning, idea management, portfolio and pipeline management, process management, and resource management modules of IDweb, ASP has increased throughput by 20 percent and reduced cycle time by 40 percent.

driver tvlive  business performance metrics. When driver metrics improves, so does business performance. Six Sigma tools helps identify specific metrics at all tiers and the causality linkages among them. Each NPD process step at ASP results in a deliverable, and each deliverable relates to a trade-off triangle (cost-time-resources) and, ultimately, to investment dollars. To track performance, ASP calculates how actual NPD decisions and what-if scenarios affect deliverables, alter investment triangles, and thereby Read More

The Art Of Distributed Development Of Multi-Lingual Three-Tier Internet Applications


In this article we describe author's experience with the distributed development of multi-lingual three-tier Java/ CORBA/database Internet applications. We believe that the described tips and tricks of trade may be of great use to readers who are involved with Java applications development.

driver tvlive  different database source and driver in a database configuration textual file such as: JDBCDriver = sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver JDBCConnectionURL = jdbc:odbc:DbSource The above two lines define database source named DbSource defined in the Windows ODBC (Open Database Connection) manager and the Sun Microsystems' JDBC-ODBC bridge database driver. By modifying the two lines in the database configuration file, one can switch from, e.g., Microsoft Access database at the development site to Oracle database Read More

Integrating Customer Relationship Management and Service Resolution Management


The business case for integrating call center service resolution management into customer relationship management is becoming increasingly obvious, as companies need to rely more on inbound (customer-generated) calls than on outbound telemarketing efforts.

driver tvlive  the US. The revenue driver will thus become inbound customer calls rather than companies trying to generate leads via outbound telemarketing efforts, which have too often proved to be annoying to customers, and ultimately counterproductive. Contact and Call Centers Close the CRM Loop Virtually all firms, therefore, have a strong need to share customer data across multiple business units, which can then enable them to deliver a wide variety of services to customers and enhance their ability to cross-sell Read More

Seagate Technology Refocuses its Software Business


Over the past six months, Seagate Technology has made major moves to refocus their majority-owned subsidiary, Seagate Software, and put all the emphasis on their business intelligence products. These products were acquired in the early to mid-1990's with the purchase of Crystal Computer Services (Crystal Reports), and Holistic Systems (Holos OLAP product). In the meantime, Seagate has divested their network and storage management products to Veritas Software Corporation.

driver tvlive  Info with SAP R/3 drivers and sample reports for several SAP applications. These drivers and reports can simply be plugged in and used immediately. Once again, the product is shipped with a free 50-user license. This product can access R/3 data via the ABAP dictionary and report directly from the SAP database. It also has an ABAP query driver, which allows reporting from pre-built ABAP queries (Crystal Reports only). In addition, the products are BAPI certified against SAP's Business Information Read More

Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel and Microsoft Create New PC Security Alliance


Five key vendors, Compaq, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft have allied together to develop a new hardware and software specification for personal computer security. The alliance has set a goal of publishing a specification proposal by the second half of 2000. It remains to be seen what impact this will have on the rapidly increasing number of information security attacks.

driver tvlive  the prevailing internet market driver, and without security, financial transactions are a risk and a liability that smart businesses and organizations are not willing to take. Though the Alliance may be hedging towards putting more security in the BIOS, there are no easy and quick short-cuts to securing information technology infrastructure. Most security experts agree that using a layered security model is the best approach. A layered model secures an organization's network, operating systems, and Read More

Addressing Strategy Management and the Balanced Scorecard


Organizations often see a significant gap between their strategic plans and their ability to execute them, and many try to implement scorecards to solve precisely this problem. Unfortunately, most organizations look solely at the warning lights (how close are expenses and revenue to budget) rather than focusing on where they want to go—and how they’re going to get there.

driver tvlive  same way that a driver uses a car dashboard. A car dashboard consists of important management information such as speed, engine temperature, and fuel consumption. Warning lights, or alerts, inform the driver of issues that need attention for example, low fuel. To steer, the driver needs to continually gather information about the road ahead by looking out of the windshield and then making continuous adjustments to direction. He or she may plan the route before starting out, but the driver needs to keep Read More

aPriori Brings BI to Product Costing


aPriori has announced the general availability of Cost Insight, a new business intelligence (BI) capability that delivers timely and actionable product cost and profitability data to engineering, manufacturing, and sourcing managers and executives in a self-service manner.

driver tvlive  intuitive reporting of cost driver data via ad hoc reporting, dashboard creation, and a production report authoring tool. Cost Insight delivers role-based insights for design, engineering, manufacturing, value-engineering, and sourcing executives and managers.   Role-based reporting of product cost data can be at the component (rollup, assembly, and part) and process/operation level. The system is Web-enabled for anytime, anywhere access including mobile devices. Key features in Cost Insight include a Read More

KXEN, An Important New Asset in the Evolution of SAP Analytics


A couple of weeks ago when I was on briefed on KXEN, the predictive analytics technology provider, I was completely unaware of the deal that was being struck behind the scenes between KXEN and the German software giant SAP, which culminated in KXEN’s acquisition by SAP. The more I think about it, the more this seems to me to be another impactful acquisition by SAP, with KXEN serving as a key

driver tvlive  serving as a key driver in the success of SAP’s analytics strategy. KXEN—Not Your Father’s Predictive Analytics Application In a space ruled by powerful and long-time players in the market, such as IBM’s SPSS , FICO , SAS , the modern approach from TIBCO Spotfire , as well as relatively strong newcomers, such as Revolution Analytics , KXEN has evolved its products from the same roots of many new business intelligence (BI) and analytics providers in the space. That is, the central idea behind the Read More