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Who the Heck Needs ROI?
Ten common errors prevent return on investment (ROI) calculations from being used as much or as well as possible. Avoiding intuitive decision making and basing

image roi  the Heck Needs ROI? There's a good chance that you should—and could—be using return on investment (ROI) calculations more than you currently do, or even more than you realize you could be. ROI is the way to measure value and objectively determine whether what you want to do will pay off, such as choosing among software options, or whether what you are actually doing is paying off (for instance, after you've implemented the chosen software). Are You Missing the Real ROI? Many organizations

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Enabling Security in the Software Development Life Cycle


When companies discover new security vulnerabilities, they must retrofit the affected software with an appropriate patch and fend off the wrath of customers. Each newly discovered vulnerability results in a frantic patch, halfway deployed, and potentially opens up another hole. That’s why you should address security vulnerabilities during the software development process—before you get locked into a game of catch-up.

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Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 2: Financial Metrics


If the key financial metrics for creating corporate value relate to costs, capital charges and consumption, and profitability, then the corporate capabilities or competencies required to drive those metrics must include controlling supply chain costs, managing supply chain cycle time, and optimizing responsiveness to the marketplace.

image roi  here to view larger image This concludes Part Two of a three-part article. Part One discussed the Supply Chain in terms of corporate objectives. Part Three will cover how Supply Chain Decisions Create Supply Chain Capabilities. 4 Crosby, Philip B., Quality is Free: The Art of Making Quality Certain, (McGraw-Hill, 1979) Juran, Joseph, M., Juran on Leadership for Quality, (Free Press, 1988) Deming, W. Edwards, Out of the Crisis, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Engineering Study, Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 3: Performing the Data Analysis


By using software tools that help you forecast and work together with others inside your organization, and even with your customers, the forecasts may become more accurate. You can make an assumption on how much improvement might be possible. This part discusses the challenge of performing the data analysis.

image roi  here to view larger image Once the root causes have been identified, then a system of recording the incidents by reason code has to be put in place. In some cases, while occurrences will not be tied to a reason code or other explanatory data, there will be some data that can be used as an approximate surrogate to estimate the order of magnitude of the root cause. In those cases, you can get to an answer sooner, albeit a less precise one. As an example, forecasting may be coming from sales. You can Read More

IBM Express-es Its Candid Desire For SMEs Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


IBM still suffers from the image problem of being associated with products and services for very large organizations, and it will need to muster a major marketing effort to convince buyers that it can deliver appropriate and cost-effective systems for small businesses.

image roi  still suffers from the image problem of being associated with products and services for very large organizations, and it will need to muster a major marketing effort to convince buyers that it can deliver appropriate and cost-effective systems for small businesses. Some improvements still seem to be needed in IBM's overall service, particularly at the desktop level and regarding problems in IBM's services complex delivery model and coordination of services. Therefore, IBM still needs to convince users Read More

Measuring the ROI of ERP in SMBs


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is more than a necessary infrastructure that forms the transactional system of record upon which a business is based. ERP is also the potential source of cost savings and operational improvements. It is also a serious undertaking. This Aberdeen report serves as a roadmap for small to medium businesses (SMBs) to realize the maximum return on investment (ROI) from ERP implementations.

image roi  the ROI of ERP in SMBs Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is more than a necessary infrastructure that forms the transactional system of record upon which a business is based. ERP is also the potential source of cost savings and operational improvements. It is also a serious undertaking. This Aberdeen report serves as a roadmap for small to medium businesses (SMBs) to realize the maximum return on investment (ROI) from ERP implementations. Read More

ROI Systems, Inc.: Will Slow and Steady Remain in the Race?


Over past two decades, ROI Systems has shown the commitment to deliver solid discrete manufacturing functionality and superior customer support, with modest growth and cautious new technology introduction as a consequence. Owing to its slow growth, ROI has achieved a small market presence in general and insignificant global brand awareness, an undeveloped channel outside of the North American market.

image roi  Systems, Inc.: Will Slow and Steady Remain in the Race? Vendor Summary ROI Systems, Inc. is a privately held provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for the small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market. Founded in 1978, with headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, the privately held company generated $23.1 million in revenue for fiscal 1999 (6% revenue growth compared to 1998). From its inception, ROI Systems has dedicated its resources to providing software solutions to discrete manufacturers, Read More

CRM Secrets of ROI and TCO


There is a real cost associated with buying and using a customer relationship management (CRM) software system. Licensing, implementation, integration, and adminstration, are just some of the challenges companies face. Learn the secrets of twenty-one experts in CRM, IT, business and management consulting on getting real value from CRM software.

image roi  Secrets of ROI and TCO There is a real cost associated with buying and using a customer relationship management (CRM) software system. Licensing, implementation, integration, and adminstration, are just some of the challenges companies face. Learn the secrets of twenty-one experts in CRM, IT, business and management consulting on getting real value from CRM software. Read More

Stopping Image-based Spam


Images have long been part of e-mail communications—from corporate logos in signatures, to scanned documents, and more. But recently, spammers have started using a variety of techniques to embed unsolicited messages into images in order to bypass increasingly sophisticated spam filters used by companies and Internet service providers. The question is, what are you going to do about it?

image roi  Image-based Spam Images have long been part of e-mail communications—from corporate logos in signatures, to scanned documents, and more. But recently, spammers have started using a variety of techniques to embed unsolicited messages into images in order to bypass increasingly sophisticated spam filters used by companies and Internet service providers. The question is, what are you going to do about it? Read More

ROI Systems Defies The Odds Through Delighted Customers Part Three: Strengths, Challenges and User Recommendations


ROI System is definitely a "user's vendor" that should raise the bar for customer care best practices amongst its competitors.

image roi  Systems Defies The Odds Through Delighted Customers Part Three: Strengths, Challenges and User Recommendations Strengths Recently, ROI Systems , Inc. ( www.roisystems.com ), a privately held provider of extended ERP software systems, with its headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, reported profitability for the year 2002. ROI's revenue and number of employees reportedly grew over 6%, while a significant increase in profitability (i.e., a whopping 212% net profit growth) was achieved over 2001. The company Read More

Delivering on the Promise of Mobile ROI


Most companies have embraced mobility as a core strategic initiative and have deployed a number of solutions to meet their end users' and customers' needs, yet few companies have established any means of concretely measuring the success or failure of their mobility deployments and/or their mission-critical app extensions. And for the enterprises that do measure mobile ROI, they have difficulty determining what a suitable ROI should be. This white paper focuses on ways for enterprises to create guidelines and measurement criteria for the determination of the ROI of their mobile projects.

image roi  on the Promise of Mobile ROI Most companies have embraced mobility as a core strategic initiative and have deployed a number of solutions to meet their end users' and customers' needs, yet few companies have established any means of concretely measuring the success or failure of their mobility deployments and/or their mission-critical app extensions. And for the enterprises that do measure mobile ROI, they have difficulty determining what a suitable ROI should be. This white paper focuses on Read More

Enterprise Scheduling ROI


Workload automation using an enterprise scheduling system can simplify the tasks of job scheduling and monitoring processes across multiple servers. This white paper looks at the things to consider while calculating your return on investment (ROI) when deciding to invest in an enterprise scheduler, such as the cost of the implementation process, time spent on manual processes that could be computerized or automated, frequency of errors due to a lack of scheduling, and consolidation of staff as well as schedules.

image roi  Scheduling ROI Workload automation using an enterprise scheduling system can simplify the tasks of job scheduling and monitoring processes across multiple servers. This white paper looks at the things to consider while calculating your return on investment (ROI) when deciding to invest in an enterprise scheduler, such as the cost of the implementation process, time spent on manual processes that could be computerized or automated, frequency of errors due to a lack of scheduling, and Read More

ROI Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys


IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products, services and costs.

image roi  Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products, services and costs. Read More

Enhance Your Agility and Speed Up Your ROI with Mobile Business Intelligence


Most small and midsized enterprise (SME) leaders pride themselves on being able to react more quickly to customer requirements and market trends than larger competitors. This agility is a strategic differentiator for them. That’s why these businesses are working to increase their agility and responsiveness by using BI. See how mobile BI can help facilitate the adoption of BI—to enhance the agility and speed up the ROI of SMEs.

image roi  Your Agility and Speed Up Your ROI with Mobile Business Intelligence Most small and midsized enterprise (SME) leaders pride themselves on being able to react more quickly to customer requirements and market trends than larger competitors. This agility is a strategic differentiator for them. That’s why these businesses are working to increase their agility and responsiveness by using BI. See how mobile BI can help facilitate the adoption of BI—to enhance the agility and speed up the ROI of SMEs. Read More

Epicor Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Two: Market Impact


Given Epicor's ordeal of the past and the fact that divesting several lateral products in 2001 will have greatly helped it achieve some much needed stability nowadays, one could wonder about the wisdom of the renewed Epicor’s appetite for acquisitions.

image roi  Conducts Its Own ROI Acquisition Rationale Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact On July 9, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), announced that it has completed the acquisition of ROI Systems , a privately held competing ERP provider of manufacturing software solutions for approximately $20.7 million in an all cash transaction. And, on July 15, in a fashion similar to its fierce competitors, Microsoft Business Solutions and Best Software , Epicor announced the acquisition of a strategic suite Read More