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Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 1
Claiming the “Catch us if you can” movie mantra, the quiet Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) leader Meridian Systems, based in Folsom, California (US

ilm programs  still don’t get it.” ILM Defined In 2004, backed by its then recently launched Proliance native Web solution , Meridian founded the ILM market space to define the larger Plan-Build-Operate (PBO) hat-trick set of solutions demanded by both private and public sector organizations responsible for major capital projects.  Today, Meridian has a large customer base of 5,000 companies and over 100,000 users. My estimate of the company’s 2007 revenues is at nearly US$ 30 million. While I am not too keen

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Incentive and Compensation Management

Enterprise incentive management (EIM) and employee compensation management sit between HR, CRM, Accounting, and sales force automation. These applications help sales executives gain perspective on sales performance, business operations, and manage compensation programs. EIM solutions are used to improve sales strategies. 

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Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series covered the spectrum of Meridian Systems’ Proliance solution for Tier One, multi-billion-dollar global companies. It also analyzed Meridian's early bet on leveraging Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBAs), and harnessing the Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology collaboration that is revolutionizing the capital infrastructure industry. Meridian, which

ilm programs  PBO value proposition for ILM with deals across a broad segment of public and private organizations.  Keynote recent deals were: In the federal government sector – The United States General Services Administration (US GSA) , two contracts valued at $2.5 million and $10 million respectively, beating or replacing Skire and Primavera; In the energy sector – Ontario Power Generation (OPG), contract valued at $2.2 million, beating or replacing Primavera; In the transportation sector – The Illinois Read More

Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part IV


Part I of this series analyzed the opportunities (as well as the related strings attached) stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), a.k.a. the Economic Stimulus Plan. The inspiration came from my attendance of the Deltek Insight 2009 user conference last May, where Deltek decided to fill a market need and interest by convening a separate “track” that was entitled

ilm programs  portfolio management (PPM)  and ILM solutions can ease this reporting burden. In response, Meridian has been providing regular downloads via webinars to its customer base on the latest reporting guidance detailed in the ARRA legislation and issued by the  US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) . Additionally, Meridian has leveraged its public sector expertise to create pre-packaged offerings designed for public agencies that must act swiftly to commit stimulus funds to actionable projects. As  a Read More

Active Archiving: A Key Enterprise ILM Practice


The growth of application data has placed an enormous burden on IT organizations to maintain acceptable application performance and availability. The weight of managing and navigating through vast amounts of inactive data has caused outages and raised budgets, among other problems. Active archiving software, however, addresses complex data management issues and delivers lasting benefits to organizations and its users.

ilm programs  Archiving: A Key Enterprise ILM Practice The growth of application data has placed an enormous burden on IT organizations to maintain acceptable application performance and availability. The weight of managing and navigating through vast amounts of inactive data has caused outages and raised budgets, among other problems. Active archiving software, however, addresses complex data management issues and delivers lasting benefits to organizations and its users. Read More

Program Testing Methodology Part Two: Running Tests and Getting Approval


After testing procedures have been created and the type of test data has been determined, link or string testing, and system testing must be executed to ensure the job stream is correct and to locate errors before production. Backup and restart testing must be also be conducted to ensure that the restart points within the system are accurately defined. Finally, to demonstrate the benefits and functionality of the system, management and user approval should be received.

ilm programs  Testing Methodology Part Two: Running Tests and Getting Approval Introduction Before any system can be completely implemented on a production computer, analysts and programmers working on the system must be able to unequivocally state that the programs work exactly as they were designed to work and that any errors or mistakes found in data processed by the system will be handled properly. Programming testing methodology should accommodate any scheduling slippage that may result from the test Read More

Enterprise Software Migration Alert: Is SAP the Alternative?


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Whose ROI is it Anyway? Part Two: Sorting Through Claims


ROI (return on investment) has taken on new importance in examining business initiatives and programs that often involve deployment of enterprise software and information technology. In some cases, "Show me the ROI" has become a smokescreen for "Let's wait and see" or, "Go away. Don't bother me."

ilm programs  ROI is it Anyway? Part Two: Sorting Through Claims ROI claims from technology vendors—the first liar doesn't stand a chance Confronted by the demands of today's market, enterprise software vendors at the very least play lip service to ROI selling. For many, this means showing prospects that under some average or typical conditions, implementing the software can lead to a direct cost savings that will cover the software license fee in some specified period. Vendors generally express this by saying Read More

Addressing Channels and the Low-End Market


Microsoft announced plans to increase resources and provide new tools and offerings for MBS independent software vendors (ISV) and value-added resellers (VAR). These efforts are designed to accelerate the MBS Group's partner-driven vertical strategy, providing stronger opportunities for partners to align their services and solutions with their customers' specific needs. Microsoft has to be in the small business market, which is a springboard or a feeding ground for more scalable products as these businesses grow over time.

ilm programs  Channels and the Low-End Market The Channel Matters Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) especially emphasized at Convergence 2005 , the company's annual user conference, that the upcoming wave of MBS business management applications will make individual users much more productive. As part of the undertaking, the vendor claims to have conducted extensive face-to-face conversations with over 2,000 business people from around the world and from all walks of life. MBS talked to, observed, and listened Read More

Smart Shoppers Go Abroad for Affordable Information Security Programs


Ernest Hemingway said, "If you want to meet interesting people you have to go to interesting places." Graduate programs in cryptography and information security in the U.S. have exorbitant tuition costs. Universities overseas and in Canada are much more affordable. Be a smart shopper and look at the International alternatives before signing a huge loan for an advanced degree in information security or cryptography in the United States.

ilm programs  California company called CoolSavings.com, MailMarshal outperformed Trend Micro in speed, accuracy, and ease-of-use. (CoolSavings.com is an Internet marketing company with over 6 million registered users.) Auckland, New Zealand offers First Class Security Research Germany Germany is noted for its savvy information security engineers. When Saudi Arabia wanted a country-wide firewall designed and developed, it turned to German information security consultants. In fact, information security is a standard Read More

BNA Software


Established in 1983, BNA Software specializes in publishing tax software applications for professionals. Many of the company's programs are category standards. BNA Software is a division of Tax Management Inc., a provider of authoritative tax analysis, reference, and notification. Tax Management Inc., in turn, is part of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), a publisher of print, CD-ROM, and Web-based news and information. BNA Software helps clients select fixed-asset solutions, and offers technical support as well as a fixed-asset data conversion service. The company is located in Arlington, Virginia (US).

ilm programs  Software Established in 1983, BNA Software specializes in publishing tax software applications for professionals. Many of the company's programs are category standards. BNA Software is a division of Tax Management Inc., a provider of authoritative tax analysis, reference, and notification. Tax Management Inc., in turn, is part of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), a publisher of print, CD-ROM, and Web-based news and information. BNA Software helps clients select fixed-asset solutions, and Read More

Building Effective Enterprise Architecture: Developing a Business Case and Road Map for Mature EA Practices to Maximize Value in IT Investments


Surveys show that enterprise architecture (EA) programs often lack support from business and information technology (IT) stakeholders for several reasons, including the lack of business support for aligning business goals with IT strategy. The Enterprise Architecture Best Practice Survey was launched to examine the impact of EA initiatives on business performance around the globe. Read this white paper to understand how this survey can bring an outside perspective to your company as you build business cases for change and design a road map for EA maturity.

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Case Study: United States Army


The United States military is continually looking for ways to cut costs by reducing staff, closing down facilities, and terminating programs that are found not to be cost effective. Learn how the United States Army’s Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) improved employee productivity by upgrading its business intelligence (BI) solution and creating a competency center for BI-related best practices.

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Accupoint Software


Accupoint Software’s InterLink Web platform is a simple, secure and effective solution to administer ISO based quality, environmental and safety programs. InterLink Web is designed for manufacturing, distribution and service organizations and is ideal for multi-site deployments.

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