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Checklist: Adding Up the Return on IP Telephony Investments
Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an Internet protocol (IP) telephony system is complicated. And you need to know the return on investment (ROI).

large investments  charges will likely be large. IP PBXes let business travelers make phone calls via their hotels' broadband connections using their laptops, accessing the features and functions of the corporate system as if they were at their desks. That boosts their ability to communicate efficiently even as it saves the company money. The savings on total telephony costs per mobile employee can reach 30 percent, according to Tony Rybczynski, director of strategic enterprise technologies at Nortel Networks . Here, too,

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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Aiming for Agility: Challenges and User Recommendations


The preferred agile architecture will rationalize business processes without ripping out current application investments. In such cases, Agresso will have to explain whether its solution can leverage existing applications and fill in the cracks that exist in current business processes.

large investments  deceleration in their core large enterprises business, these competitors have refocused their marketing and sales efforts to the upper mid-market where Agresso actively markets its products. Consequently, one should expect such competitors to implement increasingly aggressive pricing programs. Agresso's advantage (which is also a limitation of sorts) is apparent within the people-centric environments where the vendor can provide all the necessary functionality, possibly by completely replacing the legacy Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Four: Replacing or Re-implementing an ERP System


An investment analysis focusing on enterprise resource planning (ERP) benefits frequently applies to those firms initially justifying an ERP implementation. It can also be used to justify a 're-implementation' when the initial efforts have failed to produce desired results. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

large investments  levels of external assistance, large expenses for customizations, and high charge-out rates from the corporate MIS function. The one-time and ongoing costs for the corporate system were two to three times higher. The plant management even argued (successfully) that they could implement the new system in three months, obtain the benefits over a six month payback period, and ultimately throw it away in two years when the corporate MIS function was finally ready to implement the mainframe system at their Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into hardware, software, external assistance, and internal personnel. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

large investments  ERP package) to a large group of MIS experts (for some mainframe ERP packages). As shown in the example estimates in figure 3.4, a ratio of .1 to .2 could be used for total annual costs related to internal personnel. *This concludes Part Three of a four-part article reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton. Bridging the theory and realities of current ERP systems, Maximizing Your ERP System provides practical guidance for managing manufacturing in various environments. Drawing on Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System


Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results. Benefits have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

large investments  have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Typical Benefits The most significant quantifiable benefits involve reductions in inventory, material costs, and labor and overhead costs, as well as improvements in customer service and sales. Inventory reduction . Improved planning and scheduling practices typically Read More

David vs. Goliath? Talent Management Outlook in Midsized vs. Large Organizations


Many surveys address how the needs of human resources (HR) vary, but they often focus on the difference between small and large organizations with the assumption that midsized organizations are similar enough to large organizations not to require extra focus. To get a different perspective, we looked specifically at how the HR function in midsized organizations compares to their much larger counterparts. Are they as similar as is popularly believed?

large investments  Outlook in Midsized vs. Large Organizations Many surveys address how the needs of human resources (HR) vary, but they often focus on the difference between small and large organizations with the assumption that midsized organizations are similar enough to large organizations not to require extra focus. To get a different perspective, we looked specifically at how the HR function in midsized organizations compares to their much larger counterparts. Are they as similar as is popularly believed? Read More

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myStaffingPro started as a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company and after several highly successful years, developed DialApp interactive voice response system to streamline its manual hiring process. In 1997, the company abandoned its RPO roots to concentrate on creating, deploying, and enhancing hiring software for human resources. HR Services Inc. is the provider of DialApp interactive voice response system, now a configuration option of the myStaffingPro applicant tracking suite, and the recruiting software, myStaffingPro Elevate.

large investments  created for medium to large businesses looking for an application system that could be configured in less than 30 days. In June 2005, the Standard Edition of myStaffing pro was introduced for small to medium businesses (SMBs). In 2007, the Enterprise Edition was streamlined into several modules that could be activated on a per-client basis. HR Services, Inc. has configured hundreds of clients since 1997, including well-known Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized organizations, and small business, Read More

Migration to .NET


Worldwide, scores of enterprises have realized that they must protect their investments in legacy systems—without getting locked into outdated technologies. They face this challenge especially when making efforts to advance to superior information systems that allow them better efficiencies and more distributed computing strengths. Find out how to manage the challenge—without cost overruns and unprofitable delays.

large investments  to .NET Worldwide, scores of enterprises have realized that they must protect their investments in legacy systems—without getting locked into outdated technologies. They face this challenge especially when making efforts to advance to superior information systems that allow them better efficiencies and more distributed computing strengths. Find out how to manage the challenge—without cost overruns and unprofitable delays. Read More

Lean Principles for Implementing ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises


Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation methodology will always reduce wasted time and money. It’s a model that can deliver implementations on budget and on time consistently.

large investments  ERP in Midsize and Large Enterprises Lean Consulting just makes sense. Elimination of nonvalue-add activities and personnel, along with streamlined processes and a roles-based implementation methodology will always reduce wasted time and money. It’s a model that can deliver implementations on budget and on time consistently. Read More

TEC 2014 HCM Buyer’s Guide for Medium and Large Enterprises


How do you treat humans as capital? The concept of human capital depends on its two parts: what we understand by "human" and what defines something as "capital." The supporting technology then is a shape-giving agent to what human capital management (HCM) or human resources (HR) departments can become.

This buyer’s guide examines high-level features offered by HCM technology vendors. In addition, the guide looks at what to consider when deciding between full suite and best-of-breed software solutions and explores new niche-oriented technologies. You'll also find articles on contemporary leadership models, talent management versus workforce management, and the role of enterprise learning in a company’s growth.

large investments  Guide for Medium and Large Enterprises How do you treat humans as capital? The concept of human capital depends on its two parts: what we understand by human and what defines something as capital. The supporting technology then is a shape-giving agent to what human capital management (HCM) or human resources (HR) departments can become. This buyer’s guide examines high-level features offered by HCM technology vendors. In addition, the guide looks at what to consider when deciding between full suite Read More

TEC 2013 CRM Buyer's Guide for Medium and Large Enterprises


Great customer service is the best (some say the only) way to truly stand out from the competition. CRM vendors are helping companies rise to the challenge with new tools for building and measuring relationships. In the 2013 TEC CRM Buyer’s Guide, analyst Raluca Druta walks you through the latest CRM developments and looks at how trends like customer experience management, mobility, and social media integration are changing the way companies do business.

large investments  Guide for Medium and Large Enterprises Great customer service is the best (some say the only) way to truly stand out from the competition. CRM vendors are helping companies rise to the challenge with new tools for building and measuring relationships. In the 2013 TEC CRM Buyer’s Guide, analyst Raluca Druta walks you through the latest CRM developments and looks at how trends like customer experience management, mobility, and social media integration are changing the way companies do business. Read More

Unlocking Hidden Value from Investments in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


Extending the capabilities and value of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is a concern for users. To improve data use and fact-based decision making, and reduce stranded spreadsheets, SAP users can choose a business intelligence (BI) software solution such as IBM Cognos 8, with budgeting, planning, and forecasting functions. Find out more about how you can improve your business performance management content with BI.

large investments  Hidden Value from Investments in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse IBM Systems Solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse Accelerator greatly extends the reach of your existing SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse environment with out-of-the-box speed and flexibility. Source: IBM Resources Related to Unlocking Hidden Value from Investments in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse : SAP NetWeaver (Wikipedia) SAP Netweaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) (Wikipedia) Unlocking Hidden Value from Read More

LLamasoft


LLamasoft provides software and expertise to help large organizations design and improve their supply chain network operations. Its supply chain design and analysis application enables companies to model, optimize, and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to improvements in cost, service, sustainability, and risk mitigation. LLamasoft is dedicated to advancing technology focused on the continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains.

large investments  and expertise to help large organizations design and improve their supply chain network operations. Its supply chain design and analysis application enables companies to model, optimize, and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to improvements in cost, service, sustainability, and risk mitigation. LLamasoft is dedicated to advancing technology focused on the continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains. Read More

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Information technology infrastructure takes a back seat to applications investments for lack of a cost justification method. However, the infrastructure systems are breaking down in public; bringing significant attention to an issue that has been set aside far too long.

large investments  Systems are Built from the Bottom Up IT Management Issue SalesGate.Com lost credit card numbers to a hacker. Hackers put Yahoo, eBay Inc., CNN and others off line. First Security Corporation and Checkfree went live with systems containing software defects that caused revenue shortfalls. Hershey experienced lost sales orders and delayed shipments as did Whirlpool and Volkswagen in a rush to bring their Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on line. ASD Catalogs and Knight Ridder Shared Services had to Read More