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6 Steps for Linking Corporate Strategy to the Budget


Ask any three people in an organization why they budget and you’ll get three different answers. But no one says they budget in order to direct the way in which their organization will achieve its strategic goals—the intended purpose of the budget. For budgeting to become the relevant process it was meant to be, this gap must be fixed.

example letter franchise  performance management. The following example uses Extensity® MPC performance management software to illustrate how technology can improve the visibility of the cause-and-effect relationships of corporate strategies, day-to-day activities, and the resources that support them. Creating the Strategic Plan with Extensity® MPC Extensity MPC''s strategy management capabilities enable senior executives and operational managers to work together in creating plans. It supports a range of management Read More

Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Start-Up DeepMind


Google has acquired the artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind. Get TEC Research Analyst Raluca Druta’s perspective on this deal and what this may mean for businesses.

example letter franchise  such as Amazon, for example. The key difference is that Google''s cybernetic friend is being designed to know us better than we know ourselves—a claim that is frightening at best. But, as the technology develops, people’s perception of Google’s products may evolve. Perhaps some of us will treat it as a ‘Super-Ego’—as defined by Freudian classical psychoanalytical theory; someone that we seek approval from and do not want to disappoint. Others may extend their human capabilities with it and Read More

Is There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers?


A sales configurator needs to be able to "decipher" products' specifications from a rule-based, constructed catalog number. Part number users should query vendors to determine whether their enterprise solutions cater to the needs of industrial automation manufacturers.

example letter franchise  even nested sequences. An example to illustrate where intelligent serialization is important would be ensuring that a 480-volt, 5-horsepower, 10-ampere combination of a conductor''s features will always be identified with the number 1 in a particular position of the part number. This logic resembles the sequences'' and positions'' designations in bar codes, where a 480-volt, 10-horsepower, 10-ampere set, for example, annotated with 2 would do the same, and so on. By creating this sort of metadata, one can Read More

Plant-level Systems: Facing and Dealing with Obstacles


Production supervisors and plant managers are constantly fighting problems within a plant because they lack visibility in the supply chain and do not have an automated exception-based management system. However, a value-adding processing layer can create transparency and link information to unify company processes.

example letter franchise  from information gaps. For example, SAP relates the experience of a manager of a well-equipped plant at a large, very modern chemical company: 50 percent of the demand that is getting to him is completely invisible until it occurs . Given the company''s big setup times and setup costs, this is a high wall that must be overcome. Part two of The Importance of Plant-level Systems . Another wall keeps information in the shop floor. Given the lack of integration and visibility, reactions to unpredicted events Read More

Vertical Marketing--What Is A Vertical?


What is vertical marketing? Vertical marketing is product and promotion efforts targeted at specific industries. Many benefits are derived from vertical marketing. These include messages that are better received, credibility, marketing budgets that go farther, less competition, etc. A common mistake is the failure to understand the verticals you choose to target. The definition of a vertical is not what the vendor thinks; it is what the prospects think.

example letter franchise  a vertical. A good example is the market for manufacturing software. That market is usually subdivided into process and discrete. While this is meaningful from a product function point of view, it may not be very meaningful relative to marketing. End users do not think in terms of verticals. They do see themselves as a member of a group, and the definition of that group (see below) is what vendors need to identify as their vertical market. If you ask end users how they define their group, they might say Read More

TEC Newsletter, What Makes it Worthy?


Do you still read tech/business industry e-mail newsletters? In the early days of the Web, I remember going to a conference talking about the importance of developing an e-mail newsletter to communicate with customers. Now, many people simply mark the newsletters they receive as spam. A lot of e-mail services automatically mark legitimate newsletters as spam too. Are e-mail newsletters no longer

example letter franchise  the delete button. For example, Research Buzz doesn''t just send me a bunch of links but includes a voice of commentary. It''s not a laundry list of disparate items but some guidance to those items. I look at the letter because there is someone behind it that has built up a level of trust based on the quality of the content provided. In spite of the very large TEC subscriber-base, we noticed lately that some featured articles, which would have drawn more readers in the past, weren''t receiving as many clicks Read More

Desktop Management's Dirty Little Secret


ESD (electronic software distribution) promises to simplify software distribution and management, and eliminate ''sneakernet'' the costly, time-consuming manual process that some companies still use to do upgrades and installations. Unfortunately, the cure often has some of the same pitfalls as the problem, not to mention a few snags of its own.

example letter franchise  with 10,000 desktops, for example, upgrading just a quarter of its desktops, laptops and Microsoft servers (2,500 PCs) with a new OS and installing or re-installing 50 applications might spend $100 per PC, or a total of $250,000 for the migration. This cost includes planning, writing and debugging scripts (the specific commands that tell the deployment software what to do), and correcting installation problems. These time and labor costs often aren''t revealed in the ROI figures ESD vendors show Read More

Evolution to Revolution: The Test Automation Maturity Curve


The evolution of test automation towards data-driven and key/action word frameworks reflects the realization that the process becomes more efficient if there is less code to develop and maintain. Instead of taking twenty years to evolve towards efficiency, you can take a revolutionary leap with a code-free approach that makes it easier to implement, manage, and maintain automated tests.

example letter franchise  reporting. Below is an example of a key/action word test, where the Test Case column contains a list of keywords and the following columns provide the data. In this approach, the keyword or action word is written in a scripting language and is specific to the application under test. In some cases, the script code is generated automatically from building blocks that are then enhanced with additional code to perform decision-making and other logic tasks. In the example above, add product and check Read More

The ROI Dilemma - Part 1 - Look at how bad you Look!


If you're going to use ROI in order to find new business or, justify your solution, be careful. ROI is a loaded gun and you might just shoot yourself.

example letter franchise  I even finished my example with a benefit! In the end, I''ve differentiated myself from the competition through executive alignment. If you''re going to use ROI in order to find new business or, justify your solution, be careful. ROI is a loaded gun and you might just shoot yourself. Quit talking about how bad someone looks and start talking about the opportunities that exist . Use realistic examples. Talk their talk. Do research beyond their Profit and Loss statement or Balance Sheet. When you do find an Read More

Profit Optimization - Can We Possibly Argue With The Objective?


The "why" of Profit Optimization is easy? The objective is to increase profits and we can all agree on that objective. The "how" of Profit Optimization is not so easy. The seemingly simple solutions are dependent upon each other and many more variables. Profit Optimization is not a simple objective; it is a very complex objective.

example letter franchise  of it. The best-known example of Profit Optimization is the airlines. The variables that most control profits are the load factor (the percentage of seats with passengers) and the average revenue per seat. These variables are continually monitored with the price per seat being continually modified to meet the objective of the maximum profit for that flight. The why of Profit Optimization is easy? The objective is to increase profits and we can all agree on that objective. The how of Profit Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System


Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results. Benefits have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

example letter franchise  percent of sales (the example will use 75 percent). Using industry averages for each major benefit, the improved business processes and associated information system almost double the current pretax income. Inventory Reduction . A 20 percent reduction in the current inventory of $3 million results in ongoing benefits of lower inventory carrying charges. Using a carrying cost of 25 percent results in $150,000 in lower carrying charges each year, identified here as part of the administrative expenses. Read More

Infor Decides on TDCI CPQ


At the Inforum 2013 user conference, Infor announced it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire longstanding partner TDCI Inc. Financial terms of the proposed transaction were not being disclosed and the parties expect to complete the transaction within thirty days (subject to some due diligence conditions). Based in Columbus, Ohio, TDCI is a provider of configurator and

example letter franchise  Decides on TDCI CPQ At the Inforum 2013 user conference, Infor announced it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to  acquire longstanding partner TDCI Inc .  Financial terms of the proposed transaction were not being disclosed and the parties expect to complete the transaction within thirty days (subject to some due diligence conditions). Based in Columbus, Ohio, TDCI is a provider of configurator and guided selling solutions for manufacturers and distributors of customizable products Read More

Extending Quality's Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain


Quality does not start at the receiving dock and end at the shipping dock. The focus on the supply chain demands that the quality department be involved from the beginning to the end of the supply chain.

example letter franchise  taken into account. For example, many enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that work at the plant level now consider quality characteristics to be part of the material''s inventory record. Software Suppliers Software suppliers addressing the needs of the quality department fall into two categories, ERP vendors and independent suppliers. ERP vendors typically have a module called quality management that provides functions for specifications, samples, tests, etc. These modules are tightly integrated Read More

The Whitelisting of America: Security for IT


Once upon a time around 1995, the well-known American agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), decided that there was no computer operating system that was adequately secure for their needs.  In analyzing the risks, they found that while UNIX was the most secure, they needed additional protection. They looked at the industry of anti-virus protection, at problems with Trojan software, at the

example letter franchise  a file. A second example is that of a “user program” rule which allows the module to write to a subset of of all public data directories. Digital signatures are used to certify each module and to ensure that a replacement module is blocked from execution until a new certification rules/signature for it is registered. Selinux has been a great success, and as a result, it is used in many Unix versions and in Red Hat Linux since 2000 and in SUSE Linux since 2005. Whitelisting is proven. More recently Read More

FRx Poised To Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part One: Executive Summary


FRx Software Corporation, a Microsoft company and a part of Microsoft Business Solutions, might be the best example of Microsoft’s coopetitiveness.

example letter franchise  any order desired. For example, users that have a four-segment chart of accounts in their GL system can use ExpressLink to rearrange the segments to match how they budget. The above release follows up on the enhancements unveiled in mid-2002 in version 6.5 of both flagship products, which were then still called FRx Financial Reporter and FRx Forecaster. Both product offerings from FRx Software showed several enhanced features, the most significant of which was the products'' ability to integrate more Read More