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From Spreadsheet Chaos to an Integrated BPM Application in Six Steps
Spreadsheets can provide rudimentary business performance management (BPM) capabilities. But there are many reasons to leave them behind: improved collaboration

free sample evaluation forms  quickly, they needed an error-free, automated and efficient budgeting process and managers needed control over creating their own reports. Foxwoods selected a BPM solution and was operating live with it in less than two months after vendor selection was finalized. Case Study   Casino Gambles on BPM and Wins: From Spreadsheets to BPM in Two Months Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut employs 12,000 people and operates 50 restaurants and retail stores alongside 340,000 square feet of gaming space.

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Meeting the Challenges of Product Traceability with Automated Data Collection


An effective traceability system involves determining which product and manufacturing process attributes to collect and maintain—and deciding when during the manufacturing process to begin collecting those attributes. Do you begin with raw material attributes from the supplier, at inspection, at assembly, at shipping? Explore the many facets of meeting product traceability challenges using automated data collection.

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Service Productization


Productization of services is accomplished by associating tangible features with intangible service offerings. Tangible features may take the form of personnel, collateral, methodologies, pricing, facilities, or other attributes. Automation tools like enterprise service automation, database, and project management tools serve as enablers to service productization. By associating tangible features with intangible services, the professional services firm can build client confidence.

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Six Sigma for IT Service Level Management


Industry analysts, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), recently conducted research to understand how widespread the acceptance of Six Sigma is for managing IT service quality. This research, which was targeted primarily at enterprises, showed that 65 percent of those surveyed acknowledge the relevance of Six Sigma for IT-based service management. While many IT organizations have yet to adopt Six Sigma for service management, 80 percent stated that they have plans to do so. This research suggests there is a growing interest in Six Sigma.

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Enhancing Lean Practices: Lean Adoption in the Industrial Machinery and Components Industry


Customer churn rates are higher than ever: although businesses say they are devoted to loyalty, their management systems and budgets do not support that claim. But in a landscape of similar products, cutting down on defection—or churn—is vital. There are in fact four steps to improving loyalty and retention which, if focused on the appropriate customers, will improve profitability.

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Technology Evaluation Centers’ Latest Buyer’s Guide Highlights Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions


Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has launched its first buyer’s guide of 2014, on Mobile BI solutions. According to TEC senior BI analyst Jorge Garcia, “Mobility is becoming a key component of every organization’s plan for modernizing its business, both at the level of individual workers and for the organization as a whole.”

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Incentive and Compensation Management Software Evaluation Report


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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report


This comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM) Software Evaluation Report models modern product and design-related aspects of PLM for both discrete and process industries. It details product development and portfolio management, manufacturing process management, ideation and requirements management, service data, and regulatory and compliance criteria. This comprehensive Software Evaluation Report incorporates the criteria of TEC's other PLM Software Evaluation Reports.

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ERP for Fashion Industries Software Evaluation Report


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IQMS EnterpriseIQ Is Now TEC Certified In Four Evaluation Models


With an expanded capability set of EnterpriseIQ from IQMS, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution has achieved certification from TEC in four different manufacturing areas. Get the details in Aleksey Osintsev's post.

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Before engaging with vendors to identify the best solution, you need to perform an evaluation of your network capabilities, and assess the potential impact to your business of a converged network. As with any network implementation, a realistic understanding of what is required to reach your objectives will enable you to ensure a successful transition to enhanced network capabilities.

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