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Andersen Consulting to Grab a Piece of the Internet Pie
Andersen Consulting has announced plans to deploy $1 billion of its privately-held wealth for the purpose of providing venture capital to Internet start-ups.

investment home proposal  is unclear just how investment returns will be distributed among its employees, but Andersen should consider offering some portion to its legion of talented though less experienced consultants to keep and cultivate them. User Recommendations Probably the most important criterion to consider when choosing a service provider is the competence of its staff. Consulting firms often use the expertise of a few individuals to represent the qualifications of their organization as a whole. They often elaborate on

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PLM for the Fashion Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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A Well-designed Solution for Sourcing: Its Technological Foundation and How It Works


TradeStone has developed an application that can be quickly configured to shift data in and out of traditional enterprise planning systems. Organizations can thus more easily intertwine basic procurement information with crucial sourcing data such as specifications, schedules, and statuses.

investment home proposal  resource management and accelerating investment in business process management (BPM). As a key component of the TradeStone Suite, ILOG JRules has enhanced supply chain usability for IT and business users, helping to ensure that the suite is scalable to the needs of TradeStone's customers. Compliance solutions powered by ILOG JRules monitor high volumes of data in real time, enabling the immediate detection and reporting of faulty or fraudulent information. By embedding this industry-recognized business Read More

Evaluating Enterprise Software - Business Process or Feature/Function-Based Approach? All the above, Perhaps?


Owing to learning from the past experiences and to the help of specialized selection service providers, selecting an enterprise package has to a degree, become a routine occurrence in the life of an IT organization. Recently however, there has been much noise created by some pundits and vendors belittling the supposedly "archaic" way of selecting software through functions and features. Contrary to that, they would rather sell "business processes" or "solutions," further confusing the already overwhelmed customer. The nagging doubts and questions like "Have we been selecting software the wrong way all this time?!" naturally abound.

investment home proposal  meet functional, return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TOC) expectations (see The Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementation ). At the same time, the number of companies, which are able to substantiate (quantify) the rationale of the decisions to go with some product in the past, is sadly negligible. A much higher number of decision makers rely solely on frivolous justifications like their gut-feel, executive mandate, or tiresome spreadsheet compilations without ability to discern the Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing. In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows

investment home proposal  are to capture their investment in innovation. They want sales to negotiate prices based on the value to the customer rather than defaulting to discounting or basing price targets on willingness to pay as customers and sales people are skeptical about claims coming out of black box software. Sales force is happy to sell on value when they believe that there is a differentiated value and they are able to communicate this to the customer. LeveragePoint provides a collaborative way for them to sell on Read More

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investment home proposal  Namely, it takes significant investment to monitor the health of an asset, which brings us to the proverbial dilemma of opting for either cost controlled or results controlled maintenance strategy. Monitoring means inspections, sensors, and enormous amounts of information that must be gathered and analyzed. For example, SCADA systems are used to monitor and control a plant or equipment by gathering and analyzing real-time data in many asset-intensive industries such as telecommunications, energy, oil, Read More

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 ROI on quantifiable factors is essential to the success of major decisions, including software selection.

investment home proposal  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 explicitly require formal ROI calculations for certain events, such as Read More

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All Inclusive ERP: Full Support Without Increased Investment


While ERP systems are intended to support a business from end to end, many manufacturers choose to support their operations with extensions to ERP. But for some organizations, an ERP system is fully capable of supporting all their operations, even if they don’t know it. Read up on the benefits that SMB manufacturers have seen from ERP when they rely more heavily on the functionality contained within their ERP system, rather than extensions.

investment home proposal  Full Support Without Increased Investment While ERP systems are intended to support a business from end to end, many manufacturers choose to support their operations with extensions to ERP. But for some organizations, an ERP system is fully capable of supporting all their operations, even if they don’t know it. Read up on the benefits that SMB manufacturers have seen from ERP when they rely more heavily on the functionality contained within their ERP system, rather than extensions. Read More

Solace: The Only Complete Messaging Solution for Single Dealer Platforms


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investment home proposal  Dealer Platforms (SDPs) in investment banking: real-time for quote distribution, persistent for order flow, and streaming over the web to rich internet applications. It has historically taken three separate messaging products to meet these needs, but the implementation and integration of these systems introduces many challenges, including the complexity and fragility of the system and scalability issues. This white paper shows how an integrated messaging platform that handles all of the messaging Read More

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investment home proposal  of demonstrating returns on investment for technology projects. The issue is particularly acute for large multiphase deployments, such as IT infrastructure library (ITIL) implementations: massive projects which are hard to sell to management, and which promise returns many years in the future—after significant investment. So how do you get management to buy into your vision? Read More

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Today more than ever, companies are looking for near-term return on investment (ROI)—and the sooner, the better. That’s why successful solution vendors must now use a much more analytical approach to selling. Customers want assurances that an investment will pay for itself over an acceptable time period—either by increasing the top line, decreasing operating expenses, or both.

investment home proposal  for near-term return on investment (ROI)—and the sooner, the better. That’s why successful solution vendors must now use a much more analytical approach to selling. Customers want assurances that an investment will pay for itself over an acceptable time period—either by increasing the top line, decreasing operating expenses, or both. Read More

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Founded in 1989, Plastic Components, Inc. (PCI) uses complete process automation to keep costs low and quality high. To support this vision, PCI adopted lean manufacturing principles, such as staffing for efficiency, investing in quality equipment and support systems, and pursuing process improvements. In 2002, with these goals in mind, PCI sought to replace its multiple databases and software packages.

investment home proposal  Case Study: Plastics Components Inc. Leads Global Competition At Home With EnterpriseIQ Founded in 1989, Plastic Components, Inc. (PCI) uses complete process automation to keep costs low and quality high. To support this vision, PCI adopted lean manufacturing principles, such as staffing for efficiency, investing in quality equipment and support systems, and pursuing process improvements. In 2002, with these goals in mind, PCI sought to replace its multiple databases and software packages. Read More

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Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and price-sensitive markets. Success depends upon agility, in particular a capacity to make fast and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is

investment home proposal  Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and price-sensitive markets. Success depends upon agility, in particular a capacity to make fast and informed adjustments to strategic plans and continually reorder operational priorities to align with external factors and changes. Innovation is increasingly viewed as a principal lever for improving Read More

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Baan's focus on discrete manufacturing has not been a close fit with Invensys' plant automation products that have been geared mostly to process industries. To that end, Invensys has had a nightmarish job of trying to rationalize Baan and its process ERP counterparts, Protean and PRISM, development - strategy abandonment has been a catchphrase of late. Thus, while the savvy buyer will obtain much improved technology and large customer base in need for new products, the overriding problem has been the lingering negative sentiment around the company, as viability of the vendor is of utmost importance in the enterprise applications space.

investment home proposal  model, uncertain return on investment (ROI) and long and grueling sales cycles. Furthermore, Baan's focus on discrete manufacturing has not been a close fit with Invensys' plant automation products that have been geared mostly to process industries. To that end, Invensys has had a nightmarish job of trying to rationalize Baan and its process ERP counterparts, Protean and PRISM , development strategy abandonment has been a catchphrase of late. As a result, recently, after a lengthy and painstaking Read More