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The 7 Deadly Sins of Software Selection
Q: How many doomsday prophets does it take to change a light bulb?A: None. The light is still on.“Knock knock.”“Who’s there?”“The Raptured. SURPRISE!”

example of story selection  hell: Here’s a great example of what can happen if you and your vendor are not on the same page with respect to fatal flaws (from the TEC article Fatal Flaws and Technology Choices ): One meat processor (which will remain nameless) recently embarked on an application software project. Of course, catchweight was a must-have for its business. The company asked the software salesman if the software had catchweight, and after having to explain the concept at great length to the salesman (a bad sign), the Read More...
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Logistics.com Might Prove An Internet Success Story After All
As the number of dot-com’s dwindles, we see some examples of highly focused exchanges and hosted applications with growth and a path towards profitability

example of story selection  two months. As an example, in April, Logistics.com announced that it managed over $2 billion in transportation procurement in the preceding 12 months, saving its customers over $100 million within that timeframe. Other recent company news includes an announcement of a $1.24 million savings for The Limited, Inc . The following are the most recent high-profile contract wins: On October 2, Logistics.com announced The TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE: TJX), the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions Read More...
Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

example of story selection  of mouth. A good example of this thinking can be found in the profile Nan's Necessity. One consultant we interviewed put it this way: When I speak to groups of small independents, I ask two questions. The first, can you give me the name and contact information for your 100 most profitable customers last year? Usually about 10 percent raise their hand. And then I ask of the 10 percent, what did you do for those customers? Have you thanked them? Those are the people who love you. And they don't want Read More...
The Devil’s in the Details (Based on a True Story)


example of story selection  is a very clear example of why maintaining a rigorous level of detail throughout the software selection process is very important, most especially for the project sponsor in this case. Here’s my message to project sponsors and stakeholders: leave no stone unturned in your software selection process. You, the consultant you work with, and most importantly your boss will be much happier (and employed in this case) at the end of the process. Next up: the case of the most indecisive client to walk the 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

example of story selection  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...
ERP Selection Case Study: Tylö
Swedish-based Tylö is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna, shower, and steam bath systems. Family-owned since the 1940s, today Tylö generates growth by

example of story selection  Selection Case Study: Tylö Swedish-based Tylö is the world’s leading manufacturer of sauna, shower, and steam bath systems. Family-owned since the 1940s, today Tylö generates growth by leveraging IT-based operational support. Thus, when new growth objectives called for a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Tylö considered four alternatives: Movex, Jeeves, Axapta, and an upgrade of ASW. Find out which system it chose. Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

example of story selection  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). 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

example of story selection  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 New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence
Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers

example of story selection  New Era of Mobile Intelligence: the Convergence of Mobile Computing and Business Intelligence Computing is entering its fifth generation with desktop Internet applications giving way to a new generation of mobile Internet applications. As consumers capitalize on the power of mobile devices, the same transformation is occurring in business. Learn how the convergence of business information and analytics with mobile technology is empowering business people in a way that was never possible—until now. Read More...
The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain
“Last-mile supply chain services” is an evolving segment of the supply chain industry, but a cutting-edge segment that has evolved as supply chain managers

example of story selection  mentioned in an earlier example, freight costs are now becoming a factor on the income statement and it is clear that freight does not add any value  to the product being shipped. Freight is simply an addition to cost - it adds no value.   The Logical Next Step - Postponement As a result, supply chains reconfigured to minimize inventory and freight. The way this is being handled is by implementing Postponement. Postponement, a topic for another white paper, is, simply put, the act of committing Read More...
New Destinies: Stories of Outcomes Sensed, Predicted, and Changed in the World of the New Business Imperative
Remember 10 years ago, or maybe just 5, you used to have the luxury to think about your decisions. Not anymore. New rules apply to the global business

example of story selection  Destinies: Stories of Outcomes Sensed, Predicted, and Changed in the World of the New Business Imperative Remember 10 years ago, or maybe just 5, you used to have the luxury to think about your decisions. Not anymore. New rules apply to the global business environment. Those who choose real-time business intelligence are likely to gain the insight and agility to measure risk and reward in an instant—and move forward. Destiny is no longer in the hands of fate. It’s determined now, in a second. New Read More...
AKG of America
AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough

example of story selection  of America AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough flexibility to sustain growth. Find out why AKG chose Infor Visual. Read More...
The 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

example of story selection  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...
Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS
The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based

example of story selection  to existing data. For example, Jim lives in Costa Mesa and wants to receive a weather report for the Orange County area, given that weather reports change fairly quickly, Jim can select to receive either one update per day, one per hour, and so on. From a carrier perspective, the TCS release is highly customizable, allowing a carrier to define a base set of menus from which a user can select. SMS enabled applications can use the base set of menus to define basic tasks such as dialing emergency response Read More...

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