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The Need and Value of a CIO Coach
In today’s challenging economic environment, companies require effective IT executive leadership. As part of the executive team, the chief information officer

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The Future of SOA-based Applications and Infrastructure


The ultimate winner in the SOA market will have to provide industry-specific solutions solving essential problems that others cannot. Focus must move away from technology lock-in and vendor dependency, to best solutions for customers, even if it means customers can use competitor products.

example of dedication  are entirely new. For example, SOA in the multi-enterprise computing paradigm would gain a B2B element and serve a real business need. Likewise Web services will become a community of Web services that can be used to advance collaboration, which demands that application logic be shared and computing tasks be distributed. No technology should be used just because it has been invented, and that has been the case with SOAs and Web services. A particular business need must be the driver. To that end, many Read More

The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena


Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which is complementary to lean manufacturing when it comes to low volumes and complex environments, may provide an answer.

example of dedication  quality. Infor , for example, claims that dozens of its customers, operating in a similar environment, have had significant improvements in performance and profitability within two or three months. As long as management buys in, the methods and the tools are available. There is some relativism to be considered, however, since the improvements may not be on par with those obtained by high volume, repetitive manufacturers. Nonetheless, relative to industry competition, results could be quite impressive. In Read More

Fostering a Culture of Adaptability


Having the right IT infrastructure is critical to consistent growth and profitability for midsize companies. Sadly, many business applications don’t support changes to both business processes and a company’s organizational structure. In fact, many are inflexible and create disconnects between departments. However, there is a solution that’s built to enable growth and adaptability in all business functions and operations.

example of dedication  local regulations. Consider an example from the Wyman study of a manufacturing company experiencing 12% growth per year. When the CFO noticed that labor costs were compromising profitability, the company decided to move production from Europe to the United States to control costs. Without the right IT infrastructure in place, the move would have been untenable because the cost of change would have outweighed the potential savings. In fact, having the right IT infrastructure is critical to achieving Read More

Saba People 2013-Of Learning & Development Cloud Platform


I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the energy and mood permeating the Saba People 2013 event. I had expected a somber mood in light of the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Bobby Yazdani’s ousting on Friday, on the very eve of the conference. Indeed, how often does a CEO (willingly or not) step down on the eve of an important annual user conference? This issue was briefly

example of dedication  creative teams—he gave the example of Elvis Presley, who was rejected by his high school glee club because the instructor thought his voice was out of tune. In line with Robinson’s recommendations, Saba has unveiled a three-step journey to help organizations transform from information-centric to people-centric businesses. By following these three steps, organizations can undertake a transformative path designed to increase the engagement and productivity of their employees across an extended Read More

The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI


The real action is in merging the influx of electronically transmitted data with existing information already being processed within the ERP system, and the ensuing challenge is to make sense of this constant flood of information arriving daily in the form of EDI or XML messages.

example of dedication  Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI The Pain of Integrated EDI There is more to the best-of-breed versus integrated suite dilemma than mere data synchronization between two disparate enterprise applications. Electronic data interchange (EDI) capability, which for some high-volume industries like automotive suppliers has become a unpleasant required, has been made more dangerous by the level of work that must be dedicated to ensure the accuracy of incoming and outgoing Read More

The Best-of-class Strategy Makes a Return in the Cloud Era


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example of dedication  Best-of-class Strategy Makes a Return in the Cloud Era Irrespective of technology and choice of deployment method, companies must remain versatile in their strategies and operations to stay competitive. This report takes a look at one financial solution that enables the financial executive to have a no-compromise approach to financial modeling and applications choice; i.e., adding, keeping or changing business applications without losing control or increasing the risk of non-compliancy. Read More

State of the Market: HR


More than ever, executives are looking to transform human resources (HR) from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic part of the business. This state of the market report from TEC discusses the challenges that small to medium businesses (SMBs) face when recruiting, hiring, and managing staff. It also features information about the latest human resources information system (HRIS) offerings for the SMB market.

example of dedication  their HR operations. One example is payroll management. Many SMBs rely on third-party providers to manage their payroll. In addition, more and more companies are approaching third-party providers to take on other HR functionality as well. It has become an increasingly popular way to improve basic services while allowing HR professionals time to play a more strategic role in their organizations. On the flip side, while HR is important to executives, many are afraid to transition away from their on-premise Read More

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign


This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor's product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they all compete closely on price.

example of dedication  the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor's product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they Read More

Solomon Software: Breaking Away from Perception as “Best-of-Breed-Accounting” Vendor


Due to its late expansion into the ERP world, the company has been trailed by its reputation of a best-of-breed accounting software vendor. While Solomon has accelerated its schedule of new functionality, it will be hard pressed with tight “time-to-market” constraints.

example of dedication  Software: Breaking Away from Perception as “Best-of-Breed-Accounting” Vendor Vendor Genesis Solomon Software, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of mid-market business applications exclusively optimized for Microsoft SQL Server on the Windows NT/2000 and BackOffice platforms. Founded in 1980, with headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, Solomon Software has been experiencing a steady growth over the last few years. It is a privately held company, with estimated revenues of $60 million in fiscal 1999. Read More

Collaboration 2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0


Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially oriented and real-time collaboration solutions to instantly and seamlessly increase productivity between employees, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders. This white paper discusses new products, services, and technologies entering the enterprise collaboration space.

example of dedication  2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0 Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially oriented and real-time collaboration solutions to instantly and seamlessly increase productivity between employees, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders. This white paper discusses new Read More

The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions


Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive during change.

example of dedication  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More

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example of dedication  systems are integrated. Another example of bad discipline would be the continuation of physically conducting business while circumventing the system. Often, there is an instinctive middle management urge to, for example, hastily ship goods to customers in order to preserve future sales, without necessarily logging it through the system. The consequences are multi-detrimental: the order still appears in the system as unfulfilled, the actual and the inventory in the system are out of sync, and the invoice Read More

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example of dedication  Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity Read More