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CMMS Templates for Effective Implementations
Despite all of these great advances in our work environments the great majority of plants and industrial organizations continue to operate in a reactive state

failed it implementations  possibly leading to a failed state and excessive costs. Again it needs to be noted that this also has severe potential safety and environmental consequences. Of which industry in general is only recently starting to realize. It then becomes obvious that while the content of this particularly simple example, the reliability focused equipment strategies, are of course critical, the management of them is equally as critical. The Decline in Importance The advent of the financial reporting and management Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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The People Factor: Accelerating Supply Chain Transformation Through Education
This article summarizes the findings from a study of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. Most SCM projects continue

failed it implementations  bottom of why customers failed to attain the full value potential of their SCM projects. The study yielded a valuable insight: For the most part, projects achieved their business results when it came to the implementation of a single solution within a functional silo (e.g., demand planning, transportation planning, factory planning, etc.) However, when projects involved the integration of multiple SCM modules, i.e., a cross-functional implementation, there was a significant gap between the potential value Read More...
IT Project Failure: Reading Avon’s Tea Leaves
Failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation projects are nothing new. But the latest and costly failure at Avon supports the trend that corporate

failed it implementations  Reading Avon’s Tea Leaves Failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation projects are hardly news at all. During my 15-year-long analyst tenure (plus several more years as an ERP user and consultant), there have been many high-profile IT failures reported in the media, not sparing almost any enterprise software provider. Coincidentally or not, these stories tend to come in waves, such as the recent ones involving troubled projects of SAP and its major global system integration partners. Read More...
Cookie-cutter Solutions Won't Cut It with the Mid-Market Part Two: Challenges and the Lower-End
More than their larger counterparts, small and medium businesses (SMB) are looking for relatively simple and inexpensive software that is easy to install yet

failed it implementations  larger vendors, despite many failed implementations' publicity coming exactly from these, which additionally may make smaller business skeptical and reticent to deal with tier 2, let alone tier 1 providers. Most of the above SMB incumbent vendors have also embarked on major projects to converge disparate functionality within several acquired product lines into new generation of business applications. While these undertakings are still largely a lengthy work-in-progress, the promise is within unified moder Read More...
The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 1: Inexorable Statistics
We take the liberty to expand further on the findings of a report, which was recently released by a renowned research organization, and which pinpoints

failed it implementations  Conference Board survey reportedly failed to achieve their business case even a year after having implemented ERP. When benefits were achieved, it took six months longer than expected. This lag was often due to the pressure to go live prematurely, resulting in substantial post-implementation efforts to identify and measure shortcomings and deficiencies. Most companies are discovering that a quantifiable business need is a prerequisite for a high level of satisfaction with ERP initiatives. Many ERP Read More...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

failed it implementations  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Ray Tucker, CFO of the $1.3 B adhesives manufacture H.B. Fuller, finds, We can't really understand all of the benefits that will come from electronically enabling our business. We know that as we standardize on technologies we will grow our business. The benefits will probably come from places we don't expect to see them . Tucker states that the problem with financial analysis Read More...
The Worst Advice Ever for Mobile Workforce Management Implementations
It's fairly straightforward to find out how to implement a mobile workforce management solution. But what about the things you shouldn’t do? It can bejust as

failed it implementations  Worst Advice Ever for Mobile Workforce Management Implementations It's fairly straightforward to find out how to implement a mobile workforce management solution. But what about the things you shouldn’t do? It can be just as helpful to be aware of the wrong things to focus on as the right things. Read on to learn the things that you definitely should NOT do when implementing a mobile workforce management solution. Read More...
The Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management
Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their

failed it implementations  Complete Systems Management Book: An Introduction to Integrated and Automated IT System Management Effective IT systems management is a challenge, especially for midsized companies that must maintain sophisticated IT environments without the budgets of their larger counterparts. This comprehensive guide provides IT newcomers—as well as experienced veterans—with all the information they need to understand the best ways to align people, processes, policies, and tools for a cohesive, streamlined, and Read More...
Why IT Does Matter in BPO
IT plays a critical role in any outsourcing effort. Organizations engaged in or pursuing business process outsourcing (BPO) must ensure that they truly

failed it implementations  IT Does Matter in BPO IT plays a critical role in any outsourcing effort. Organizations engaged in or pursuing business process outsourcing (BPO) must ensure that they truly understand the capabilities of their existing software environment, as well as the capabilities of candidate BPO service providers. Embedding IT requirements and capabilities from the start will thus improve the likelihood of success for any BPO endeavor. 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

failed it implementations  of a string of failed projects. It was apparent that we were not being successful because our clients and management told us exactly what they thought of our work and it wasn't good. We felt strongly that we were not a collection of dunces that had stumbled into IT management and we took no solace in studies that report typical project failure rates of seventy-two percent. Note : This note first appeared in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Read More...
Requirements Definition For Package Implementations
How do you go about defining the requirements of large package systems, particularly those with the all-encompassing scope of ERP, EAM, and CRM software, and

failed it implementations  Definition For Package Implementations Premise Defining the requirements of software is where a company sets the expectations of the software and specifies how it is to function in specific circumstances. This should not be the initial attempt at this process. As part of the package selection process, the broad specifications of the software should have already been defined and used to evaluate and ensure that the selected software is the best fit for your company. In the requirements Read More...
Alfanar IT
alfanar IT is a subsidiary of alfanar Group one of the large Saudi firms with big portfolio of products, the group was established in 1976. alfanar IT was found

failed it implementations  IT alfanar IT is a subsidiary of alfanar Group one of the large Saudi firms with big portfolio of products, the group was established in 1976. alfanar IT was found in 1995 with more than 150 consultants.alfanar IT is a Saudi local system integrator company who believes in handing over a turnkey solutions to its clients operating in Saudi Arabia with full understanding of the Saudi IT market needs. alfanar IT consist of three full integrated business unites that created to fulfill all local and Read More...
IT Service Management-A Road Map for Success
Although information technology service management (ITSM) is not a new discipline, many organizations have yet to adopt it as a part of their IT service

failed it implementations  Service Management-A Road Map for Success Although information technology service management (ITSM) is not a new discipline, many organizations have yet to adopt it as a part of their IT service improvement strategy. To be successful, businesses must start by building a custom road map. Read about how focusing on long-term, strategic objectives—including a realized return on investment (ROI)—can greatly improve your IT service delivery and support. Read More...
Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost
IT complexity drives cost and to a great extent, it is business management that drives IT complexity. Until IT architecture and infrastructure are simplified

failed it implementations  that were well-intended frequently failed to deliver the desired outcome of higher performance business operations. At best, they shared accountability for cost of operations and at worst, they turned the hen house over to the fox. Some foxes were smart and others sold the chickens for a trip to the English Countryside where they learned to avoid bugles. How can IT managers guide business management on the application of IT and wise investments? The answer is not too complicated but it is somewhat Read More...
ERP and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities
To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises

failed it implementations  and SCM Implementations Part Two: Interfaces and Priorities Interfaces To a large extent, software packages do work out of the box. Packages that do not perform perfectly or as users would expect is when dissatisfaction arises. This dissatisfaction can be dealt with in a rational manner through the employment of effective project and change management procedures. However, an area that typically creates problems, whether expected or not, is the development of interfaces between proprietary software that Read More...

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