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Making Large UPS Systems More Efficient
As energy resources become scarcer and more expensive, electrical efficiency is a more important performance factor in the specification and selection of large

evaluating against benchmark quote  errors and misunderstandings in evaluating UPS efficiency. UPS efficiency curves are explained, compared, and their cost implications quantified. Introduction The traditional approach to the specification and selection of UPS systems has focused almost solely on system reliability, as represented by the mean time between failure (MTBF) provided by manufacturers and consulting engineers. Two issues are now conspiring to move efficiency, as much as reliability, to the forefront in UPS evaluation: (1) a Read More...
Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software
Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any

evaluating against benchmark quote  most important decision in evaluating a business is pricing power. If you’ve got the power to raise prices without losing business to a competitor, you’ve got a very good business. And if you have to have a prayer session before raising the price by 10 percent, then you’ve got a terrible business. Look no further than Apple Inc. , which recently became the most valuable company in the world in terms of market capitalization, in addition to being the most valued brand. Is it a mere coincidence that Read More...
Essential Guide to ERP for Process Manufacturers
Whether you’re in the process of re-evaluating your existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) application or planning to install your first packaged system

evaluating against benchmark quote  in the process of re-evaluating your existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) application or planning to install your first packaged system, your success depends on identifying ERP applications that have a strong process manufacturing foundation and can support your unique requirements with minimum customization. This guide links the unique operations of process manufacturing with ERP capabilities. Read More...
Oracle Boosting Its Sales Cloud with BigMachines Buy
In a matter of days, the cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) market has lost its leading vendors to bigger software companies: PROS

evaluating against benchmark quote  Boosting Its Sales Cloud with BigMachines Buy In a matter of days, the cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) market has lost its leading vendors to bigger software companies: PROS Holdings, Inc.   acquired Cameleon Software , Infor   acquired TDCI , and CallidusCloud   acquired Webcom Inc . Now  Oracle has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire BigMachine s , the cloud-based CPQ market leader. Like its peer products do, BigMachines’ CPQ Cloud Read More...
Oracle Rolls Out Configure, Price, and Quote Enhancements for CPQ Cloud
Oracle announces new capabilities and features of its Oracle CPQ (configure, price, quote) Cloud solution that significantly enhance customers' sales force

evaluating against benchmark quote  Rolls Out Configure, Price, and Quote Enhancements for CPQ Cloud Oracle announced a set of new capabilities and features for the Oracle CPQ (configure, price, quote) Cloud solution. With the recent acquisition of BigMachines, Oracle added the formidable CPQ solution to its CX (customer experience) Cloud. The CX Cloud helps organizations manage the entire customer life cycle, from lead to quote through to customer service. The latest release enhances the Oracle CPQ Cloud solution in a number of areas Read More...
Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
While many who invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end

evaluating against benchmark quote  Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions While many who invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment/ownership/knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. Read More...
Does Microsoft Have Something Against 64-Bit Processors?
More cracks appear in the Wintel duolith, as Linux appears to be the first OS “ready for prime time” on Intel’s 64-bit “Itanium” processor. Despite Microsoft’s

evaluating against benchmark quote  Microsoft Have Something Against 64-Bit Processors? Event Summary February 16, 2000 [Sm@rt Reseller & ZDNet News] Linux: Itanium's Great 64-Bit Hope? Microsoft now is expecting Whistler Beta 2 to be its first IA-64 offering. Through a strange set of converging circumstances, Linux could end up as the preeminent operating system for Intel's 64-bit Itanium chip, due in the second half of this year. Microsoft is holding to the party line that it will have a 64-bit Windows release ready to ship once Intel Read More...
Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena
The latest generation of quote-to-order systems uses knowledge-based software to help reduce an organization’s dependence on its highly skilled experts. The

evaluating against benchmark quote  to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena Quote-to-order (Q2O) configurator technology has been helping manufacturers improve their productivity by shortening lead times, eliminating the possibility of order errors, and reducing the need for training costs and expertise of the various design and service personnel (please see Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration ). For more background, please see The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems , The Complexities Read More...
The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software
The case against modifying enterprise software is a strong one. Standard software offerings are the products of millions of dollars of research, development

evaluating against benchmark quote  Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software Consider the case of two hypothetical companies—Company A and Company Z—each using an identical enterprise software package delivering identical core functionality. Company A has the same number of users as Company Z, but the total cost of ownership (TCO) experienced by Company Z is about twice the TCO enjoyed by Company A. How could this be the case? The answer is simple. Company A chose to Read More...
Evaluating Cloud-Based ERP for Professional Service Organizations
In the webcast Top 5 Reasons Professional Services Organizations Are Embracing the Cloud to learn about: the impact of cloud technology on PSOs; t...

evaluating against benchmark quote  Top 7 Considerations When Evaluating Cloud-based ERP for Service Organizations today. Event date : Januaru 11, 2010, 1 PM Eastern Standard Time Sponsored by SAP For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Special Offer Files 2010 Read More...
Midmarket ERP: How to Succeed Against Global Competition
Find out in the new ERP landscape for mid-market manufacturers.

evaluating against benchmark quote  ERP: How to Succeed Against Global Competition The era of 'local' manufacturing is over. Today, virtually all manufacturers must compete in the global economy . To survive, many manufacturers are turning to integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. But as a midsized manufacturer, how can ERP help you become a more responsive, efficient, and competitive organization? And what exactly do you get for your ERP dollar? Find out in The New ERP Landscape for Mid-market Manufacturers . Read More...
10 Things to Consider in Your Mobile Workforce Management Strategy
There are a lot of things to think about when evaluating your mobile workforce management strategy. And because your strategy impacts so many areas, it can be

evaluating against benchmark quote  to think about when evaluating your mobile workforce management strategy. And because your strategy impacts so many areas, it can be hard to know where to begin. To get you started, here are 10 things to consider when evaluating your mobile workforce management strategy. Read More...
Evaluating Alternatives: Key Questions To Ask When Considering An Alternative ERP/MRP System
Replacing an aging enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning (ERP/MRP) system to stay competitive brings with it a host of questions.

evaluating against benchmark quote  Alternatives: Key Questions To Ask When Considering An Alternative ERP/MRP System Situation Replacing an aging enterprise resource planning/manufacturing resource planning (ERP/MRP) system to stay competitive brings with it a host of questions. Will the system have the necessary visibility into manufacturing processes, particularly costs? Will it give customers and partners direct data exchange through the supply chain? Many companies facing this decision are still running old-style Read More...
Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership
The upfront expenses of a network comprise only 19% of the total cost. The remaining 81% can sneak up on bank management, often unaware of some subtle TCO

evaluating against benchmark quote  updated virus protection software Evaluating A Bank's Current TCO Networks around the country run the gamut from virtually worthless to very cost-efficient systems. IT components are continually being purchased and replaced. There is no single panacea for developing a successful network. A bank must evaluate its current standing before it can improve its TCO. Measuring TCO is a critical step in understanding the business value of IT projects. Bank management can ask some questions to help determine the Read More...
Evaluating Financial Management Software: Is It Time for a Change?
Before you decide if you need to update your financial management software, you should ask some questions about five key areas of your operations. For example

evaluating against benchmark quote  Financial Management Software: Is It Time for a Change? Before you decide if you need to update your financial management software, you should ask some questions about five key areas of your operations. For example, does your current system generate the types of reports you need? And does it allow your processes to support your policies? Evaluate all the challenges you face with your current financial management software—and find out how you can overcome them with an upgrade. Read More...

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