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Make Sure Metrics Don’t Kill Your Business
Measuring programming progress by lines of code islike measuring aircraft building progress by weight.—Bill GatesBusiness metrics—the quantifiable

measurements bushel peck  Gates Business metrics—the quantifiable measurements by which a company’s performance is gauged—are part of the broad area of business intelligence (BI) or business analytics (BA). In this regard, metrics are the application of a mathematical expression to a set of data to analyze it and obtain a figure. This figure helps to quantify a business process and, consequently, determine its performance status. Metrics are a core component of obtaining a view of the business in figures. Some key metrics Read More...
Banking Industry''s Fair Value Accounting (FVA) Conundrum
Every company and almost every individual holds fixed assets. Over time, these assets change in value. For example, real estate tends to increase in value

measurements bushel peck  when fair value accounting measurements rely on unobservable inputs the institution’s valuation models used to determine fair value the significant inputs into the models the assumptions that could have the greatest impact on the valuations how, why, and when those assumptions have changed from prior periods Bank requests that were reported include the ability to use some averaging method against assets--for example, to allow a moving average evaluation, based on a five-year period, with a heavier Read More...
Process versus Discrete ERP Systems
Sorting out the differences between the two main types of manufacturing software can be mind-boggling for companies when searching for an ERP system. Companies

measurements bushel peck  work well to distinguish measurements in a formula versus measurements in eaches. Process manufacturing, on the other hand, is defined as Production that adds value by mixing, separating, forming, and/or performing chemical reactions. It may be done in either batch or continuous mode. Some examples of products that are derived from a process mode of manufacturing include food, beverages, paints, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements. Process manufacturing is the branch of manufacturing Read More...
Meet Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud
Sage recently announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor, a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise

measurements bushel peck  key performance indicator (KPI) measurements : keep track of stock and fill rates as well as those items that require attention (such as items in stock-out, potential stock-out, excess and surplus purchase orders) Classification : the classification matrix determines items'' importance based on sales/forecast contribution in both value and quantity Ordering : uses the standard order calculation of comparing current stocking positions to the minimum and maximum levels calculated on a daily basis Lead time Read More...
10 Tips for Perfect (Nearly!) Inventory Accuracy
Even though we have made enormous advances in technology and business processes, many organizations and manufacturers still cannot perform basic warehouse

measurements bushel peck  don’t even have such measurements in place. Organizations need to understand that there are multiple benefits associated with having proper inventory management processes in place—to provide not only excellent customer service, but also to help determine future purchases and what needs to be prioritized in the manufacturing plant; reduce operating costs; and provide accurate data for financial records. Inventory accuracy is one of the major performance factors in any warehouse or distribution center. Read More...
Most Misunderstood Link in Supply Chain Management
Business practices have changed dramatically through the years, but credit and collections is still handled like it was back in the 1950s. Fact is, it’s way

measurements bushel peck  would otherwise be lost. Measurements over Purpose How performance is monitored and measured means more than any stated purpose. Remember the first question I ask prospective clients: how are you measuring performance? If they are using DSO and bad debt, they are not measuring for how well the function performs in getting profitable sales; they''re measuring for risk. The old comeback to credit being a lubricant of commerce, and allowing for the expanded movement of products and services is, a sale''s not Read More...
Technology''s Role in Strategic Human Resources
The human resources (HR) department can—and should—deliver contributions to the organization''s bottom line. Through technologies and service providers, HR can

measurements bushel peck  staffing levels, and predictive measurements can help plan more accurately for the normal ebbs and flows of business. Selecting the Right Outsourcing Provider As important as deciding to outsource HR functions, however, is selecting the right partner. Partnering with an HR provider is a critical business decision, and should be considered with the same due diligence as a merger or joint venture. Companies should be culturally compatible and share a common vision. An outsourcing partner''s service framework Read More...
A Guide to Software Test Tools
Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may

measurements bushel peck  and may allow the measurements they make to be compared historically. They can provide system tuning information and early warnings of unexpected systematic problems, and so are often also used in unit testing and live operation. Fault injection tools simulate problems in the system''s environment. They allow tests that would otherwise be particularly difficult to re-create, and can provide a fast and effective route to discovering weaknesses that would be hard to show in an unequipped test Read More...
Automating Stimulus Fund Reporting
Tracking and reporting stimulus fund spending are difficult tasks for chief information officers (CIOs). The US government’s accountability demands are forcing

measurements bushel peck  | New Economic Impact Measurements | Arra-compliant Reports | History of Data Management in Reporting | Data Management Technologies | Data Management Functionality | Efficient Reporting | Automated Arra Reporting Solutions | Streamlining Data Management | New Business Intelligence Applications | Flexibility in Tracking Funds | Faster Communication of Data | Reporting Entities | Federal Reports | Arra-funded Education Initiative | Benefits of Automated Arra Reporting | What to Look for in an Automated Read More...
Telligent Community 7.5 and Telligent Enterprise 4.5 with Telligent Analytics 4.0: New Updates
Telligent has announced the release of new capabilities for two of its enterprise social community software solutions: Telligent Community and Telligent

measurements bushel peck  to customize reports; and Measurements for Crowdsourced Contributions : gives a broad picture of the individuals who are contributing towards maintaining a healthy and engaged community. As social technology has evolved to rely heavily on analytics, we are witnessing a trend in intelligent search and recommendation engines within the social business platform or enterprise 2.0 software solutions market. This however invites the obvious question whether automating people''s curiosity for finding new things Read More...
RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
LMS presents both an opportunity and a challenge for RedPrairie.

measurements bushel peck  by: Stipulating unambiguously how measurements will be done, and the gain-sharing enforced Doing a pilot project proof of concept by having only a small part of the contract scope subject to gain-sharing Determining the maximum value of the payment to the vendor, in case of tremendous benefits to you On a more general note, there might be some definite benefits to purchasing SCEM from a WMS vendor, due to the domain expertise these vendors bring to management of materials in outbound and inbound supply Read More...
Perfect Orders: Improving Customer Satisfaction and Financial Results
Manufacturers and distributors must keep two groups satisfied—customers and owners. They are connected—what improves the satisfaction of one group can impact

measurements bushel peck  two groups and their measurements are connected and therefore must be balanced. Most things that will improve customer satisfaction will, in the short run, hurt profitability. If we are suffering too many out-of-stocks, we will want to increase inventory levels, but that means more working capital and added expenses in insurance, perhaps outside storage, etc. Funding for the additional inventory comes from profit. If the owners are demanding a greater return, the easy way to provide it is to cut Read More...
Contemporary Business Intelligence and Its Main Components
Business intelligence (BI) represents the tools and systems that play a key role in the strategic planning process by allowing a company to manipulate corporate

measurements bushel peck  of financial and operational measurements used to evaluate organizational or supply chain performance. The dimensions of a scorecard might include customer perspectives; business process perspectives; financial perspectives; and innovation and learning perspectives that formally connect overall objectives, strategies, and measurements (since each dimension may have goals and measurements). To make a clear difference between dashboards and scorecards (the terms are often confused or used interchangeably), Read More...
Five Steps to Business Intelligence Project Success
Many business intelligence (BI) projects fall short of expectations. Unless organizations implement a methodology and benchmark the success other organizations

measurements bushel peck  financial functions, and performance measurements. This will help ensure organizations'' BI projects fall into the estimated 30 percent success rate. Much has been written about measuring return on investment (ROI) for BI, and the general conclusion is that gaining tangible insight into the initial benefits is not easy. Identifying long-term benefits becomes more practical as planning and analysis, compliancy, and forward-looking approaches become more mainstream within organizations. To gain insight into Read More...
Developing and Using Benefit Measurements for Integrated Product Development

measurements bushel peck  and Using Benefit Measurements for Integrated Product Development Read More...

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