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Function Points: Are They Really the Right Unit of Measure for Software Sizing?
Function points (FPs) are the most popular unit of measure for measuring the size of software. But because FPs were developed in the 1970s, are they not now

function of leading  effort, cost, and schedule. Function points have become the most widely used unit of measure for software size measurement. Function points (FPs) were developed at IBM by Allan J. Albrecht in the late 1970s to measure the size of the software proposed to be developed. It appears that FP methodology was oriented toward development of software on IBM platforms using COBOL for batch processing. From then on and until end-user computing (EUC) and graphical user interface (GUI) software came to be, FPs were th Read More...
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Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
Many chief financial officers (CFOs) have started to take on new strategic roles. Their goals are to enforce stricter controls to ensure legal and regulatory

function of leading  cost of the finance function as a percentage of revenue (see Figure 9). One consumer products company made the move toward shared services and gradually improved the performance of the finance function. The company optimized both IT systems and organization. The person in charge of finance shared services consistently improves the function by measuring and tracking improvements. This company's transaction center has become largely automated, freeing up finance employees to perform more value-added, Read More...
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

function of leading  to make the software function and configure the software for use. Given that these license fees for several categories of software may be very high, Open Source has emerged as an alternative source for software. Open Source BI With Open Source, communities of developers agree to collaborate, for free, on projects , submitting code to online forums. This software is free to download and install, but requires all of the same non-license expenses as traditional software vendors. Given that Open Source vendo Read More...
The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance
The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business

function of leading  say sources, the finance function can fulfill an expanded mandate as the steward of both controls and company performance. Says Cathy Cranston, senior vice president of financial strategy at the $16 billion Bank of Montreal, The last few years have been just crazy with governance, with Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, and all the rest. And as a result, her company's finance team has had to focus on compliance matters more than it would like. She continues, Our investors are very demanding in terms of 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

function of leading  from a seemingly low-priority function into a strategic and vital part of the business. What is fueling this transformation is that SMB executives are beginning to understand the critical link between their people and the bottom line. To remain competitive as an SMB in today's job market, employers need to know what their employees are doing, what skills they have, their ambitions, how they are progressing, and how they fit into the future of the business. SMBs that continue to view HR as strictly a Read More...
The Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery
Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security@just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS

function of leading  Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the Read More...
Maximize the Green Efficiency of Multi-Site National Rollouts of Technology
The service industry consumes millions of gallons of fuel and expends trillions of pounds of carbon monoxide each year as trucks roll to installation and

function of leading  the Green Efficiency of Multi-Site National Rollouts of Technology The service industry consumes millions of gallons of fuel and expends trillions of pounds of carbon monoxide each year as trucks roll to installation and service locations. Eliminating unnecessary travel is one way service companies can help protect the environment, and meet environmental compliance requirements. Discover a methodology that can help you reduce your fleet’s fuel consumption and carbon monoxide emissions. Read More...
Infor’s Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees
Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA

function of leading  Acquisition of PeopleAnswers Foregrounds Big Data Behavioral Analysis of Employees Infor has announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a company specializing in predictive talent analytics. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Founded in 2001, PeopleAnswers developed a cloud-based (multitenant software-as-a-service [SaaS]) solution meant to help companies with employee selection, retention, and succession planning. PeopleAnswers’ application maps the behavioral DNA of Read More...
Oracle Announces Latest Release of Enterprise Manager 12c
Oracle announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with extended support of the latest version of Oracle Database 12c. The releases of Oracle

function of leading  to create a fully functioning database copy by leveraging the underlying storage layer directly 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

function of leading  Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain Do you need a robust operational supply chain today? With Extron's modular approach we can have your supply chain solution up and operational in a fraction of the time required for you to develop or expand it yourself. Source: Extron Resources Related to The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain : Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Wikipedia) The Evolution of the Last-mile Supply Chain Last-mile Supply Chain is also known as : Extron SCM Programs , Extron Supply Read More...
Analysis of Lawson Delivering New Retail Analytic Capabilities
On January 17, Lawson Software announced new comparative sales analyzer capabilities within its advanced suite of retail analytic applications. Comparative

function of leading  applications. Comparative (comp) sales functionality, available in Lawson release 7.3.2 scheduled for the Fall of 2000, allegedly enables retailers to easily maintain, analyze and report on comparative sales and other key business metrics. Lawson made the announcement at the National Retail Federation Conference in New York. According to Lawson, its comp sales analysis feature leverages integrated calendar functionality and the company's Self-Evident Applications (SEA) technology to make the same Read More...
PTC Embarks on Internet of Things Journey via ThingWorx Acquisition
PTC ended 2013 by announcing it had acquired ThingWorx, creators of a platform for building and running applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), for

function of leading  Embarks on Internet of Things Journey via ThingWorx Acquisition PTC ended 2013 by announcing it had acquired ThingWorx , creators of a platform for building and running applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), for approximately $112 million (USD), plus a possible earn-out of up to $18 million (USD). The acquisition of ThingWorx positions PTC as a major player in the emerging IoT era. The IoT, a.k.a. the “Industrial Internet”, is defined by McKinsey as “networks of low-cost sensors and 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

function of leading  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...
Types of Video Conferencing
The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol

function of leading  of Video Conferencing The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) video conferencing is on the rise, and there are a range of platforms and devices businesses use to communicate, with a growing number of protocols that make each of these interoperable. Read this detailed guide on several types of VoIP video conferencing solutions. Read More...
Benefits of Using a Master Data Management System
Master data management (MDM) comprises a set of processes and tools that define and manage the non-transactional data entities of an organization (also called

function of leading  of Using a Master Data Management System Master data management (MDM) comprises a set of processes and tools that define and manage the non-transactional data entities of an organization (also called reference data). MDM provides processes for consolidation, quality assurance, and distribution of such data throughout a company to ensure consistency and control in the ongoing maintenance and use of this information. Discover the benefits of an MDM system. Read More...

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