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The Why of Data Collection
Data collection systems work; however, they require a investment in technology. Before the investment can be justified, we need to understand why a data

justification of equipment acquisition  training is required. The justification is frequently not a calculation of how many hours are saved, but the business impact of more data, higher quality data, and more timely data. Summary Data collection systems need to be justified, like any business investment. The justification comes from two sources: improved information and cost reduction or avoidance. A data collection system can improve the value of existing or planned systems. The value of data collection is dependent upon these other systems. Read More

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Should You Keep or Replace Your Legacy ERP Software? Here’s How to Decide
Not sure if you should hang on to your legacy ERP system or give it the boot? Find out, as TEC analyst Philippe Reney looks at the pros and cons of buying new

justification of equipment acquisition  This is often a justification for staying the course, but it's important to note that some operational costs (such as the price you pay for an excess of manual processes and their attendant errors) are often not captured in this calculation. Additionally, this argument applies mainly to on-premise installs, since software-as-a-service (SaaS) removes the consideration of heavy up-front costs. 3.  User adoption : For the most part, your personnel have grown familiar with your system's operations. With a Read More
One Vendor’s Mission to Make Service Businesses Click - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series introduced ClickSoftware Technologies (NASDAQ: CKSW), which until recently had focused solely on workforce and service optimization

justification of equipment acquisition  often requires additional cost justification). In addition, given the prevalence of Java- and ABAP -based products in the SAP ecosystem, it is interesting to note that ClickSoftware’s Microsoft .NET Framework orientation was not a deterrent for SAP. This endorsement by SAP should thus also alleviate possible concerns by some prospects that are not inclined toward the .NET architecture. The SAP Alliance, already strong and successful, has received another boost with SAP’s acquisition of Sybase . Since Read More
State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

justification of equipment acquisition  Business Issues Facing Manufacturers: Justification and ROI Capturing, displaying, and archiving data on numerous production metrics regarding the accurate status of WIP makes MES an invaluable manufacturing management tool. Full product lifecycle traceability to meet increasingly stringent regulatory compliance mandates and to improve warranty repair efficiency at reduced costs are two primary drivers behind growing adoption of MES by manufacturers of all sizes. Justifying MES solutions is neither Read More
Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems now support many organizations’ most important business processes, and house their most sensitive corporate data. As

justification of equipment acquisition  results in a better justification and broader support for the project. Creating a project plan for a successful upgrade A project plan for an ERP upgrade should look like a condensed version of an ERP implementation plan, since the essential steps are the same. In most cases, though, the duration and resources required will be reduced. Regardless of how narrow the scope is for an upgrade project, it always needs a formal project plan and a project team. The project should have a governance structure in Read More
Oracle Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some
Database and enterprise application vendor Oracle has streamlined itself, overcome the hardships of the past and seems prepared and eager for the future. We

justification of equipment acquisition  Corporation: Flying High for Being Jack-of-All-Trades and Master of Some Event Summary During the first four months of 2000, the market was inundated with a bonfire of announcements from Oracle Corporation. The climax was reached in the middle of March with the news that Oracle showed significant growth throughout its third quarter. The applications business alone was up 35% on the same period for the previous year, exceeding the growth of database solutions, which went up 32%, for the first time in Read More
The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures
This part discusses the causes of ill-fated implementation

justification of equipment acquisition  'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 3: Causes of Failures P.J. Jakovljevic - July 11, 2002 Executive Summary What has long been a general feeling based on rumors, news headlines and some casual survey reports hidden within analyst houses' vaults and largely inaccessible to mass audience owing to exorbitant subscription fees, has recently been confirmed in a more tangible manner. Namely, many major companies are Read More
Is IoT Changing the Face of Omnichannel Retail?
Omnichannel retail has forever changed the face of retail. And now, another recent innovation, the Internet of Things, is poised to change the face of retail

justification of equipment acquisition  IoT Changing the Face of Omnichannel Retail? Omnichannel retail has become a well-established practice, and it can be best described with an example: A consumer researches and browses products on their smartphone through a store’s mobile app and then later makes a purchase from their PC. The item is then shipped to the consumer’s home, who later on posts a review of the product and their buying experience on Facebook using their tablet. They subsequently decide to return the product in-store. This Read More
Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

justification of equipment acquisition  as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and Read More
Point of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not?
When selecting a point of sale (POS) solution, users have a choice between stand-alone solutions and integrated solutions. They should first evaluate core and

justification of equipment acquisition  of Sale: To Stand Alone or Not? Introduction When evaluating a point of sale (POS) solution, there are generally two approaches: best-of-breed solutions, and integrated solutions. Both have strengths and weaknesses, according to the information technology (IT) infrastructure. Retailers that have an existing back-office system should evaluate whether it is better to replace their legacy system or to choose a best-of breed solution. For retailers that have neither a back-office system nor a legacy POS Read More
Duty of Care Online
Useful reading for any online business, this white paper offers helpful hints for establishing comprehensive duty of care procedures. When setting up an online

justification of equipment acquisition  of Care Online Useful reading for any online business, this white paper offers helpful hints for establishing comprehensive duty of care procedures. When setting up an online business, it is important to consider the legal aspects required—most importantly, an adequate privacy policy, and legally binding terms and conditions. Find out more. Read More
Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation
Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless

justification of equipment acquisition  mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of Read More
Soaring across the Regions: A View of the Impact of the Internet on Business
The Internet offers companies the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a

justification of equipment acquisition  across the Regions: A View of the Impact of the Internet on Business The Internet offers companies the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a business’s reach, it is valuable to know precisely what various Internet service providers (ISPs) offer before buying. This includes evaluating service level and support capabilities and understanding how these vary throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Find out more. Read More
Justification of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP
The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative

justification of equipment acquisition  of ERP Investments Part Two: The Intangible Effects of ERP The Intangible Effects of ERP* The intangible or non-financial benefits of an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can be viewed from several perspectives. For illustrative purposes, the discussion will focus on the benefits for accounting, product and process design, production, sales, and management information system (MIS) functions. From the overall company standpoint, ERP provides a framework for working Read More
Types of Video Conferencing
The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol

justification of equipment acquisition  of Video Conferencing The use of video conferencing solutions has quickly become the standard of businesses with the highest distinction. Popularity of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) video conferencing is on the rise, and there are a range of platforms and devices businesses use to communicate, with a growing number of protocols that make each of these interoperable. Read this detailed guide on several types of VoIP video conferencing solutions. Read More

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