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How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions
Web-based business intelligence (BI) is no longer an anomaly: organizations are ready for BI solutions that go beyond Web portals. However, when selecting Web

how to build a dss  Web-based BI Solutions How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company's unique business and systems requirements, and that contribute Read More...
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13 Things a Customer Can Do to Avoid an ERP Implementation Failure
Have you ever wondered why every time you hear a story about an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation failure, the vendor gets the blame? The

how to build a dss  very flexible, depending on how important you are to them. A small customer can obtain more “attention” from a vendor then a big one, if the former has the potential to bring more business to the vendor. Also, vendors can have special offers when trying to get into a new market, outrun the competition, etc. 5.    Change management . People do not change their habits because you tell them to. Vendors and external consultants can help you with this, but remember that people will follow motivated Read More...
Business Intelligence: 5 Things to Watch for in 2010
Business intelligence (BI) efforts can only result in a truly intelligent, agile business if they are driven by business goals—comprehensively deployed and

how to build a dss  try to figure out how best to leverage BI to turn their organization into truly intelligent, agile and more effective businesses. Below are some specific areas of focus and recommendations intended to help those users to achieve their goals. Analysis   1. BI will become more pervasive and more visible - and more invisible. CRM, SFA and other applications focused on sales, service and support will increasingly act as feeders into core BI applications and functions. This increasing integration offers Read More...
How Successful ERP Selections Are Made
How can you ensure that you make the right choice when purchasing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? The answer: take all the critical components into

how to build a dss  the sales people know how to use the software and their job is to make it look easy. Ask the salesperson if you can navigate the mouse in the system. Ask if you can put in your own sales order or Bill of Material. Do it while the demonstration is going on, do not just provide it to them in advance. Using the system and seeing the system used are two very different things. Rockets look easy to build but are they? The Always Useful Buzz Words With all the hype on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) , Best Read More...
Connecting Your Executives to the CRM Effort: Becoming (and Remaining) a Data-driven Organization
When businesses commit to implementing customer relationship management (CRM), they commit to realigning their entire organizations around the customer. More

how to build a dss  offer a particular client, how to target or segment new opportunities and understand what drives new profitability. - Rod Johnson, Analyst, AMR Research (as quoted by ComputerWorld) Put it in dollars: making real the cost of waste and lost opportunity As the sponsor of your CRM initiative, you instinctively know that every new CRM power-user generates a steady stream of mission-critical customer data that will inevitably help your organization cut costs and increase profits. But the executives around Read More...
How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges
Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors

how to build a dss  to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. Read More...
Configuration Guide: Managing Virtual Servers Using a Virtual Machine Manager and a Clustered File System
Virtual data centers must enable increased physical server use and central management of virtual machine infrastructure. A clustered file system, with a virtual

how to build a dss  and integration, and helpful “how-to” pointers. Read More...
A Tale of a Few Good SCM Players - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series followed the progress of Manhattan Associates from its inception in 1990 throughout the mid-2000s. During this time, Manhattan

how to build a dss  into prospects' operations and show with their own numbers where RedPrairie solutions can save them costs and generate the greatest ROI. The vendor’s teams have also used this with existing customers to demonstrate where adding addition capabilities can extend the value and ROI of their RedPrairie investment. Along similar lines is MORE or Manhattan’s Optimized Roadmap to Excellence program. But the gist of the matter is that JDA and RedPrairie are able to support more SCM roles with their solution Read More...
The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It
ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to

how to build a dss  Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It Event Summary Food and beverage industry strategic sourcing vendor ecFood , recently announced exceptional results for 2001 with dramatic increases in revenue, gross margin, transaction volume, customer acquisition and services. The privately held company closed out the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major Read More...
Vox Populi: What Does a Day in the Life of a Regular Business User Look Like?
Vox populi is Latin for “voice of the people”– in broadcasting and television, they use the

how to build a dss  applications as opposed to how it would look if you decided to use their solutions. Here’s an example (tongue-in-cheek for the purposes of exposition): If you don’t have the software… 1. … your car will not start in the morning, 2. … and you will be late for the monthly meeting with your boss… 3. … and you can therefore say goodbye to your promotion… 4. … which makes you forget about lunch with your spouse… 5. …. who gets upset and gives you a “lecture” on the phone 6. (while Read More...
A Quiet ERP Vendor Merger That’s Worth a Closer Look
The CMS Software-XKO Software merger into Solarsoft Business Solutions offers proof that smaller enterprise resource planning vendors are not extinct yet

how to build a dss  . Part two discusses how CMS's (now Solarsoft) ERP software solutions provide electronic data interchange (EDI), traceability with its Bar Code Labeling/Serialization module, as well as warehousing, distribution, and other supply chain features and functions. For more information and to start your own custom solution comparison, please visit TEC's Enterprise Resource Planning Evaluation Center Read More...
Pragmatist's Guide: Building a Business Case for a Formula-based ERP
If you're a process manufacturer taking a close look at the option of acquiring an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, you may be finding that you're

how to build a dss  s Guide: Building a Business Case for a Formula-based ERP If you're a process manufacturer taking a close look at the option of acquiring an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, you may be finding that you're faced with a bewildering array of options, technologies, and applications. What should you look for, and which business issues do you need to address to position your acquisition-and implementation-for maximum success? Download this report to find out. Read More...
Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 2: Market Impact
Scala is a serious challenger in the SME market, especially in emerging markets like Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and China (possibly the local

how to build a dss  have to figure out how to deal with and position a myriad of disparate products with overlapping functionalities on diverse platforms. This is Part Two of a three-part note covering recent initiatives by Scala. Part One covered the initiatives. Part Three will discuss the Challenges faced by Scala and make User Recommendations. Tough Strategic Decisions Still, its current offering is also partly the result of tough strategic decisions. First of all, in 1998 Scala decided to discontinue support for Unix, Read More...

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