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Microsoft Keeps on Rounding up Its Business Solutions Part One: Event Summary
While the recent initiatives by Microsoft Business Solutions to piecemeal bolster its product lines' SCM capabilities should benefit users, a lot more cohesive

good acknowledgements  increased awareness that with good collaborative planning and forecasting software, which would support collaborative sales and operations planning (SOP) processes, many manufacturers could improve their business performance. Like with the production planning, manufacturers need to remain on top of forecasting by leveraging much shorter review intervals than traditional quarterly updates. By taking forecasting more seriously and supporting it with smart, interactive tools, all the parties within the

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The Financial Close: Optimizing Performance and Driving Financial Excellence


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good acknowledgements  of a Fast Close Good corporate governance is inseparable from the benefits of a fast and efficient close. These benefits have multiple touch points both internally and externally to the organization. Some of the well-researched benefits ' and subsequently the most common contributing elements ' of a fast-close project business case are discussed in the following sections. Faster Access to Financial Information By reducing the close time, businesses benefit from much faster access to information relating Read More

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good acknowledgements  rife with examples of good technology failing to meet business requirements. Historically, while business has needed management of service definitions, technology has focused on element management, leaving a gap between what is desired and what is possible. If operational expenses are to be lowered, this gap must be closed. Read More

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good acknowledgements  and Ariba apparently have good poker faces, since during their recent user events, AribaLIVE 2012 and SAPPHIRE NOW 2012 , there was no inkling of this development . At first glance, this is a good fit, as a plethora of large SAP customers use both Ariba Network and Ariba’s procurement, sourcing, contract management, e-invoicing, etc. software (in fact, in the early 2000s, the name Ariba was taboo at SAP’s Waldorf HQ, and Ariba was a competitor that SAP loved to hate). The arms race is accelerating in Read More

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