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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

excel project timeline  software packages like Microsoft Excel , many users will refer to these modifications as Wizards . It is natural for users to desire a single-screen way to do things. For the uninitiated user, it makes sense that the new software package would require less thought, effort, and time with these Wizard modifications. But there is a steep, slippery slope towards automating all of a user''s tasks so they can simply push one button that does their job so they can go home! And after using a new enterprise Read More
Financial Reporting, Planning, and Budgeting As Necessary Pieces of EPM Part One: Executive Summary
Enterprise performance management (EPM) is an emerging portfolio of applications and methodologies with business intelligence (BI) architectures and

excel project timeline  are still completed in Excel spreadsheets, which wreaks havoc for business analysts and IT personnel as they try to figure out complicated links and how to import and export data to and from the spreadsheets. Contrary to that, the collaborative capabilities offered by software analytic products should save time and help improve the quality of the final budget, making it more realistic and accurate. Users can collaborate using features such as automatic e-mail notification of upcoming deadlines and a Read More
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

excel project timeline  consumer product like Microsoft Excel may be a familiar benchmark for many employees, but when you open Excel, you are looking at a blank spreadsheet. An enterprise software package, however, is not a blank slate. It is loaded with parameters and safeguards that prevent users from entering incorrect data, violating accounting rules and otherwise running afoul of established business practices. It is natural that an individual software user would want all of the freedom of Excel with none of the Read More
How Supply Chain Projects Morph Into Black Holes
For all but a few astronomers, black holes are unknown in the realm of ordinary experience. Analogs do exist, however, in the more terrestrial domain of

excel project timeline  Basic for Applications) and Excel. This required four additional weeks at roughly $60,000 per week: Three additional weeks of interviews with planners to understand the metrics and development work by a VBA programmer Followed by one additional week of testing by the frustrated and increasingly skeptical planners.   In spite of the efforts, the completed solution was an unsatisfactory compromise between mitigating budget overrun and delivering the required reporting capabilities. Underlying problems Read More
FRx Poised to Permeate Many More General Ledgers Part Four: Competitors and User Recommendations
With Integration Designer and Forecaster, FRx has taken critical steps forward in creating value for its customers and resellers. FRx should expend the

excel project timeline  the fact that, while Excel might suffice for ad hoc analysis and data storage for individuals or small groups, the technological flaw of data and referential integrity prevents it from a corporate-wide, collaborative effort like planning and budgeting. Last but not least, while FRx has strong currency translation capabilities, it currently only supports English, French, German, and Spanish languages and its international presence is limited to the countries speaking these languages. However, Forecaster Read More
8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan
Today’s project management offices (PMOs) must optimize their project plans while managing complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates, and

excel project timeline  Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan What PMOs are facing today can be summarized as follows: They have to optimize their project plans, while managing several complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates and, at the same time, reducing resource costs Source: PlanningForce Resources Related to 8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan : Project Plan (Wikipedia) Project Management Office (PMO) (Wikipedia) 8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan Project Planning is also known as : Plan Read More
Best Practices for Using Excel as a BI Tool
Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business

excel project timeline  Practices for Using Excel as a BI Tool Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool. Read More
Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption
Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet

excel project timeline  Project Portfolio Management: Cultural Adoption Many companies recognize the need for project portfolio management (PPM) and implement a solution, but encounter cultural resistance to the initiative. Yet other companies can integrate PPM with virtually no resistance. The difference is the readiness for and acceptance of change in the company. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls, adhere to proven best practices, and realize the benefits and huge return on investment (ROI). Read More
IP Telephony: Project Definition Guide
You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition

excel project timeline  Telephony: Project Definition Guide You’ve determined the business rationale for embracing Internet protocol (IP) telephony as a strategy. Now it’s worth investing time in the project definition phase, since this will result in a clear statement of requirements that are in line with your objectives. However, how you define the project will depend on the needs of your business and your plans for convergence. Read More
The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools
Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration

excel project timeline  tools such as Word, Excel and MS-Project. They also provide mechanisms to manage the work register and set of rudimentary metrics such as schedule variance. Software estimation functionality is almost non-existent in these packages. Componentbased tracking is also absent. Task Centric Vis-à-vis Component Centric of Scheduling and tracking tools These scheduling & tracking tools are based on PERT / CPM (Program Evaluation and Review Technique / Critical Path Method). PERT came out of research background Read More
How Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times
Everything manufacturing executives thought they knew about project management and operations management is changing. Now, project managers may be connecting

excel project timeline  Manufacturers Can Use Project ERP to Weather Tough Times Everything manufacturing executives thought they knew about project management and operations management is changing. Now, project managers may be connecting elements of an ongoing enterprise with a project in order to achieve certain defined goals, or use projects in a recurring way. Discover the many benefits manufacturers can realize by adopting a management-by-project approach with project-centric ERP software. Read More
Advanced project for Microsoft Dynamics AX
Advanced Projects@ is an enterprise project and portfolio management (EPPM) solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX that manages both the operational and the

excel project timeline  project for Microsoft Dynamics AX Advanced Projects® is an enterprise project and portfolio management (EPPM) solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX that manages both the operational and the administrative components of the project lifecycle. Advanced Projects focuses on the following project disciplines: project management project resource management project billing project costing project analytics project portfolio analytics project collaboration project supply chain Adeaca Corp focuses Read More
Project Portfolio Management Tools: Which Approach is Best?
Project portfolio management (PPM) is a hot topic, and there’s no shortage of related advice. However, much of the current advice is incomplete@or flat-out

excel project timeline  Portfolio Management Tools: Which Approach is Best? Project portfolio management (PPM) is a hot topic, and there’s no shortage of related advice. However, much of the current advice is incomplete—or flat-out wrong. Before purchasing a tool, buyers should familiarize themselves with established theories for valuing projects. Armed with understanding, they can avoid getting burned by the unsuitable PPM tools that are being pushed in the marketplace. Read More
IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

excel project timeline  Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of Read More

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