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Global Software Integration: Why Do So Many Projects Fail?
The IT field is littered with failed global software integration sagas. The many reasons for these failures include mismatched capabilities, geographical

failed projects  field is littered with failed global software integration sagas. Post mortems on these projects have surfaced many reasons for their failures focusing on mismatched capabilities, local geographical requirements and perhaps project technical management deficiencies Most global software projects start with a thorough analysis of feature and function. Do the capabilities of the standard software meet the needs of the corporate requirements? This exercise is generally performed by knowledgeable internal

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PPM for Professional Services Automation

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project portfolios as business investments and automates the project-specific functionality of time, billing, expense reporting, opportunity management, and resource management, linking back office functionality with the PSO’s portfolio of projects. 

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Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs


A failed software implementation can cost companies millions in wasted time and money. To ensure your software selection project isn’t a sorry statistic, use the right metrics to gauge your success. Time, budget, and functionality aren’t enough--focus your efforts on requirements analysis and definition. Take measures to ensure your software meets your needs, and discover how to perform accurate requirements analysis.

failed projects  companies' reluctance to publicize failed projects. Or maybe you've already come across the startling statistic that two thirds of software selection projects are unlikely to deliver a successful outcome. Is the success of a software selection and implementation project really nothing more than a happy accident, and almost completely beyond your ability to control it? Why is the rate of failure so high? One main factor Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has observed is that the less-than-inspiring rates Read More

Nurturing the Roots of Service-oriented Delivery


Many failed projects are lamented by analysts and commentators because of the lack of effective metadata management. Your project may fail too—but there are simple steps to avoid the common mistakes that lead to failure. Find out how your service infrastructure affects the agility of your IT systems, and the roles metadata registries, knowledge organization systems, and collaborative tools play in a metadata methodology.

failed projects  of Service-oriented Delivery Many failed projects are lamented by analysts and commentators because of the lack of effective metadata management. Your project may fail too—but there are simple steps to avoid the common mistakes that lead to failure. Find out how your service infrastructure affects the agility of your IT systems, and the roles metadata registries, knowledge organization systems, and collaborative tools play in a metadata methodology. 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 workers are increasingly demanding that the business apps they use be as intuitive and user-friendly as the consumer apps they rely upon in their personal life.

failed projects  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

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 to focus much of their energy on technology implementations and simply pay lip service to end-user training and executive alignment. Learn the pitfalls causing SCM project failures and how to avoid them.

failed projects  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 Read More

Achieving Successful Software Selection


What drives success in software selection projects? Lorne Goloff, TEC's VP of selection services, talks about the success factors of enterprise software selection and how to ensure your organization selects the software that's right for you.

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 For more than 30 years, we have been working with leading solution providers to ensure that all projects are completed on time, to the desired specifications, and that performance goals are met. We are a SAP Gold Channel Partner having nearly 1,250 SAP customers worldwide for SAP Business One, SAP Business All-in-One and SAP Business ByDesign.

failed projects  Consulting  For more than 30 years, we have been working with leading solution providers to ensure that all projects are completed on time, to the desired specifications, and that performance goals are met. We are a SAP Gold Channel Partner having nearly 1,250 SAP customers worldwide for SAP Business One, SAP Business All-in-One and SAP Business ByDesign. Read More

IBM Cognos Pricing Makes More Projects Possible


Too often, companies assume that business reporting and performance management software is too expensive. But for your wish list of potential projects, you should consider a solution with a flexible and tiered pricing scale—that may help you to improve productivity at a lower per-user cost. Learn more about the benefits of business reporting and project management solutions, and how to ensure a return on investment (ROI).

failed projects  Cognos Pricing Makes More Projects Possible Too often, companies assume that business reporting and performance management software is too expensive. But for your wish list of potential projects, you should consider a solution with a flexible and tiered pricing scale—that may help you to improve productivity at a lower per-user cost. Learn more about the benefits of business reporting and project management solutions, and how to ensure a return on investment (ROI). Read More

Product Development and Portfolio Management


The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.

failed projects  Development and Portfolio Management The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products. Read More

Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report


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failed projects  Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. On our engagements, IAG consultants use a consistent approach to requirements definition and management that is a key reason for our achieving superior work products and successful project and business outcomes for our clients. The bottom line is faster results with higher quality and a Read More

Gain More from Your IT Projects


IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives for their IT projects and measure returns through the use of return on investment techniques.

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Portfolio Navigator: Product Development and Portfolio Management Competitor Analysis Report


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Announcing TEC’s ERP for Services Buyer’s Guide


I am glad to announce that TEC’s 2012 ERP for Services Buyer’s Guide is now available for downloading. Services organizations run projects as a core attribute of their typical activity and arrange their business processes in a way that is different from that of other business types, such as, for instance, manufacturing, distribution, and even nonproject-based services. As such, specialized

failed projects  TEC’s ERP for Services Buyer’s Guide I am glad to announce that TEC’s 2012 ERP for Services Buyer’s Guide is now available for downloading . Services organizations run projects as a core attribute of their typical activity and arrange their business processes in a way that is different from that of other business types, such as, for instance, manufacturing, distribution, and even nonproject-based services. As such, specialized enterprise software developed for such organizations, rather Read More