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Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

estimates examples  in the industry, and estimates are never revised simply because the actual time has a variance with the estimated time. Estimates and the norms for estimation are changed only when there is a change in working environment, tools, methods, or the work itself. The software industry has never undertaken work-studies for software development taking refuge in the idea that software development is a creative activity. But that is not really the whole truth: the creative component is obviously present in the Read More...
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Poor Data Quality Means A Waste of Money
Data quality sounds like a motherhood and apple pie issue, of course we want our data to be right. However, very few enterprises get serious about it. Maybe

estimates examples  supply chain. The study estimates that: 12 23% of sales and administrative personnel time is spent correcting invoices, orders, purchase orders, etc. 3 5% of all stock outs, resulting in a loss of sales, are due to data quality issues. Item catalog errors take on average $60 80 per error to fix and catalogs average an error rate of over 30%. If inventory data is wrong, you either lose sales due to an inability to ship or, more often, increase your safety stock to avoid future lost sales. Either revenue Read More...
Meeting Intuit at Dreamforce 2012
Whether pandering to their voting blocks, politicians in this election cycle often say that most innovation takes place in small businesses. Indeed, how many

estimates examples  customers, Smith said. Intuit estimates that more than $100 million (USD) revenue in fiscal 2012 came from products that didn't exist 3 years ago—a 10-fold increase from 2 years ago. Awesome product experiences drive active use and positive word of mouth—the company's No. 1 source of new customers. As part of this effort, Intuit plans to create more stand-alone mobile applications. Two current mobile innovations are as follows: Snap Payroll , the latest innovation from Intuit's Employee Management Read More...
Performance Management Simplified by MSPs
IT infrastructure consisting of networks, servers, databases, and even parts of application systems forms a networked computing system (NCS) whose performance

estimates examples  faults and business loss estimates. When coupled with high capital and human resource expenditures, such ROI presentations are not well received unless a recent catastrophe can be used as a case in point. That's where the MSP comes into the picture. Entuity , InteQ Corporation , iSharp , Luminate , and Manage.Com are founding members of the MSP Association, a consortium of companies that will define and promote the emerging management service provider sector. Information on the MSP Association is Read More...
ETO Manufacturers Issue a Challenge to ERP Vendors
Perhaps you may have not heard the term engineer-to-order (ETO) before, but perhaps your business is one of thousands that designs and builds custom equipment

estimates examples  ETO manufacturer based on estimates and quotations. Products can be complex, with long lead times and requiring a number of complex subassemblies to build. Recently a paradigm shift has occurred in the realm of manufacturing, and ETO organizations are leading a call to change as a means of business survival. ETO Manufacturing Challenges Unlike standard manufacturing products, in ETO manufacturing environments, the customer is heavily involved throughout the design and manufacturing process. Constraints Read More...
Successful Manufacturing in a Competitive Market
Order-driven manufacturers@those who engineer-to-order (ETO), assemble-to-order (ATO), and make-to-order (MTO)@face numerous challenges. To stay competitive

estimates examples  challenges include: Creating accurate estimates that are price competitive, but yet profitable Managing the costs associated with each project or job Increasing the collaboration between Engineering and Production Servicing customers after their products have been delivered   Trends There are three major trends that order-driven manufacturers are facing today. These include increased global competition, rising customer expectations and internal stakeholder demands to lower costs and increase Read More...
Enterprise Impact Simulation - Making It Happen
Before c-commerce bad estimates and unintended impacts were issues businesses managed. Cost and schedule overruns and disruptions to the business caused by IT

estimates examples  ability to produce these estimates much more quickly than they do today. An automated approach is possible, but requires information we do not typically get from the Project Management process today. The focus of Project Management today is on the control of projects. The high-level structure of the IT project schedule typically focuses on project phases: analysis, design, code, and test. Information about effort per component is spread across phases and is often difficult, if not impossible, to extract. Read More...
Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls
Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short

estimates examples  Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls Large scale change may be organizational, such as outsourcing, downsizing, or mergers or on a smaller scale such as conflicts between individuals, teams, departments or other groups. Our change management consultants focus on clarifying the rational for the change, communicating the change processes and the desired outcomes. Source: Estrella Partners Group LLC Resources Related to Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls : Outsourcing (Wikipedia) Outsourcing Read More...
Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators
Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same

estimates examples  the completion of their estimates should see Q2O systems as enablers. These enablers can improve competitive advantage by reducing proposal lead times, tightening management and control of bidding costs, improving bid team collaboration, improving data access and information availability, and increasing accuracy in cost estimates. Users also need to keep in mind that no configurator, Q2O, or interactive selling system (ISS) suite is universally useful in all areas of the manufacturing business. An Read More...
Microsoft .NET-managed Code Enablement: Examples and Challenges
Intuitive, Visibility, and Epicor offer .NET Framework-managed code products, but their

estimates examples  .NET-managed Code Enablement: Examples and Challenges Microsoft .NET Examples Developing and deploying a Web service-connected information technology (IT) architecture is no small task. To that end, the Microsoft .NET Framework provides what a business might need: smart clients, servers to host Web services, the development tools and applications to create and use them, and a global network of over 35,000 Microsoft Certified Partner organizations to provide help for users. Part Four of the series Read More...
Business Process Innovation
In recent years, industry-leading companies have identified process innovation as a real competitive advantage, since outsourcing can provide “virtual scale” to

estimates examples  Process Innovation In recent years, industry-leading companies have identified process innovation as a real competitive advantage, since outsourcing can provide “virtual scale” to companies of any size. While every company has examples of a select few projects or product launches that were stellar and considered best-in-class, what sets best-process companies apart from the rest is their continued business process innovation and scale. 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

estimates examples  Intelligence: What Makes a Good Performance Indicator? Business Intelligence: What Makes a Good Performance Indicator? s If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sage 200 Business Intelligence (BI) provides powerful analysis and reporting which will transform data into meaningful intelligence. Critical management decisions can be made on complete, accurate information which is easily extracted. Source : Sage Resources Read More...
Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact
The most recent merger looks initially like a positive move for both companies and their customers, since Agilisys further enlarges a foothold in the discrete

estimates examples  Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact Market Impact While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors is certainly limited to only a selected few dozen. Amid ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with only a few choices, such as going (or remaining) private albeit under a wealthy financial backer's wing that is also committed to Read More...
AMD Earnings Beat the Street! Intel Earnings Beat the Street?
Both Intel and AMD announced earnings that handily beat Wall Street estimates – on the surface. Do the numbers symbolize a new trend in the CPU market?

estimates examples  announced sales and earnings estimates far in excess of what Wall Street had predicted. For Intel, earnings were 88 cents per share, vs. the expected 69 cents per share. But the real surprise was AMD: analysts expected earnings to be 58 cents per share, the actual results were $1.15 per share, almost double the estimates. Closer inspection reveals that 17 cents of Intel's earnings came from a tax settlement with the IRS, which means the earnings was more like 71 cents per share. Still ahead of Read More...
Taking Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started by expressing the “New Infor” sentiments (backed up with concrete examples and rationale) following my recent attendance of

estimates examples  Stock of Infor’s HCM “Inventory Items” - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series started by expressing the “New Infor” sentiments (backed up with concrete examples and rationale) following my recent attendance of Inforum 2012 . Then the article provided some historical background and described the lineage of the products that currently form the Infor10 HCM portfolio. The article also detailed some technical and organizational issues on both the former heritage Infor and Lawson Software ’s Read More...

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