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Operational Excellence: The New Lever for Profitability and Competitive Advantage
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10 Pitfalls to Avoid when Selecting a CMMS/EAM


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kpi survey  planner, your schedule compliance KPI is “in the red” for a given asset group when you turn on your computer one Monday morning. By drilling down on this measure, you have instant access to the asset history showing a backlog of work orders that were generated over the weekend. In a further drill-down to analyze condition trends, you discover that the condition of the asset group seems to be deteriorating prematurely for a given manufacturer, and is thus triggering PM job tasks earlier than expected. Read More

CRM ROI: Creating a Business Case


Companies need to implement serious yardstick work when seeking to evaluate CRM-software investments. This involves creating a cost-benefit analysis, determining the tangible and intangible benefits, and the risks involved with CRM implementation.

kpi survey  including key performance indicators (KPI) that will be used to measure success or shortfalls. 3) Risk Assessment —a listing of the people, process, and technology risks in order to proactively mitigate their probability and manage its impact on project success. Getting a read on the return on investment (ROI) of customer relationship management (CRM) from analysts is near impossible today. Several 2003 reports claimed the ROI from CRM implementations was dismal, with 8 out of 10 projects failing to Read More

There Is No Execution without Integration


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kpi survey  Class manufacturers. Implement dashboard KPI visibility technology. Best in Class manufacturers start by measuring just a few major KPIs such as Throughput or On Time Delivery, but this is not where Best in Class manufacturers stop. Industry Average firms looking to follow the lead of Best in Class manufacturers and leap into this performance category should consider measuring one or two additional KPIs; suitable options include manufacturing cycle time, product quality, and OEE (Overall Equipment Read More

Author Attacks Harvard! (Sort of... well, not really... OK, not at all)


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kpi survey  of key performance indicator (KPI) headings (I prefer the “you bringing a friend next time?” swinger approach), but whatever floats your boat. The author seems to be taking issue with a Harvard Business Review article called “The One Number You Need to Grow.” Or rather, not with the article itself, but some companies’ response to it, which (we’re told) was to ditch all other customer feedback in favor of the One Number. At first glance, the white paper thus seems to veer into Read More

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This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 375 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during the 2012 calendar year. Read this report to see what TEC data reveals about what your peers are looking for in PPM solutions, including the most common PPM requirements for customization, delivery model, functionalities, and sever and database platforms, as well as budget sizes.

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The Right Foundation for Growing Global


Based on the findings of a worldwide survey of more than 1,000 executives, one of the key strategies for becoming a truly global player is creating a global operating model supported by a foundation of integrated financial, human capital management (HCM), and other business applications. Find out why integrated financial and HCM applications are crucial if large and midsize companies are to emerge as truly global players.

kpi survey  Right Foundation for Growing Global Based on the findings of a worldwide survey of more than 1,000 executives, one of the key strategies for becoming a truly global player is creating a global operating model supported by a foundation of integrated financial, human capital management (HCM), and other business applications. Find out why integrated financial and HCM applications are crucial if large and midsize companies are to emerge as truly global players. Read More

Cloud ERP Users Are Happier, Study Purports


Plex Systems Inc., provider of Plex Online, a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering for manufacturers, recently announced the results of the survey entitled “2012 ERP Study: Implementation and Usage Trends for SaaS/Cloud vs. Traditional Systems.” Conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) on behalf of Plex Systems, the study assessed implementations of ERP systems

kpi survey  ERP Users Are Happier, Study Purports Plex Systems Inc. , provider of Plex Online , a cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering for manufacturers, recently announced the results of the survey entitled “2012 ERP Study: Implementation and Usage Trends for SaaS/Cloud vs. Traditional Systems.” Conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) on behalf of Plex Systems, the study assessed implementations of ERP systems, satisfaction with those implementations, and the extent to which Read More

TEC 2013 Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Accounting and Financial Software


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kpi survey  2013 Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Accounting and Financial Software Looking for an accounting and financial solution? This report can help you spot trends in the accounting and financial software space. See what your peers and competitors are looking for in those solutions, so you can develop a good understanding of what accounting and financial software vendors offer, what other companies have identified as important requirements, and what functionality might be a good fit for your Read More

A New Mandate for IT


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kpi survey  New Mandate for IT In a global survey of senior managers in various functions from 17 industries, 61 percent say IT’s primary mission today is that of reducing costs and boosting productivity. But the IT mission is changing: nearly 70 percent of the same executives say that within three years IT’s main role will be to enable revenue growth. Learn more about how this shift is expected to happen, and how to manage it in your organization. Read More

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kpi survey  Text to Business Insight: All about Enterprise Text Analytics Text analytics automates the extraction of business value from Web sites and social media content, from e-mail and survey responses, to regulatory filings and corporate documents. These sources and others capture information from and about customers, prospects, products, companies, and competitors in human readable form. Download this white paper for a handy guide to understanding—and profiting from—enterprise text analytics. Read More

TEC 2012 Discrete ERP Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Enterprise Resource Planning for Discrete Manufacturing


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