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Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis - Part 1
It is no longer breaking news to say that the US and the European Union (EU) are turning from product-based to service economies. The trend of the increasing

mtbf calculation  mean time between failures (MTBF)  , and optimizing the tradeoff between maximizing service levels and inventory investment. This type of decision support is helping redesign network nodes and distribution models, while also feeding critical information for  preventive maintenance  and even product design. The organizations that have implemented the tools and expertise to support new service models are able to proactively simulate, model, and test their planning assumptions and outputs. Analyze This

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Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards


A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and Norton in the early 1990s, balanced scorecards provide a control system that helps ensure the right balance between different, and often times conflicting, perspectives. For example, an insurance company may increase profitability by offering incentives to claims assessors for taking a tough stance on payout, but will soon find dissatisfaction among its clients that may lead to lost business. Scorecards help ensure this balance and are an improvement over more traditional single dimension approaches that tend to be based purely on expense management and business growth.

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I-Impact Predicts Your Customer Retention!


More and more, the market is requesting that a CRM or an ERP application include analytics which can be used in a myriad of businesses to predict customer behavior and help businesses increase the effectiveness of their customer acquisition, retention, and cross-sell programs. It is a costly operation to develop such functionality from scratch. Vendors like I-Impact offer packaged application providers the opportunity of a shortcut.

mtbf calculation  Impact Predicts Your Customer Retention! Event Summary Data warehouses and analytics have been around for a number of years, but never has their presence proven to be more crucial than now. For years businesses have been gathering tons of data from interactions with their customers, suppliers, and other related service providers. Both back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) and front-office customer relationship management (CRM) systems have played a vital role in collecting these terabytes of Read More

Using Management Software to Tackle Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Which Scope Are You Talking About?


“Clearly there will be winners and losers in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and investors should be concerned about companies who are not able to provide the information they require.” – Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report 2008 (also known as CDP6) To today’s enterprises, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission—amongst various sustainability issues—is one of the highest priorities. Some

mtbf calculation  Management Software to Tackle Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Which Scope Are You Talking About? “Clearly there will be winners and losers in the transition to a low-carbon economy, and investors should be concerned about companies who are not able to provide the information they require.” – Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report 2008 (also known as CDP6) To today’s enterprises, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission—amongst various sustainability issues—is one of the highest priorities. Some Read More

Intellect


The Intellect Platform is a browser-based business process management (BPM) solution. Form creation, visual workflow process designer, reporting wizards, business calculation engines, and English business logic provide the ability to automate any human-centric business workflow process in one platform. The Interneer BPM software platform, Intellect, is used in a variety of industries like manufacturing, construction, financial, retail, services, government, education, communications, utilities, health care, etc. It provides client-specific and generic solutions from construction management to product lifecycle management, to time-off request and expense management to capitol purchase requests. Intellect is based on .NET can be either installed at a client site or as a hosted SaaS.  

mtbf calculation  The Intellect Platform is a browser-based business process management (BPM) solution. Form creation, visual workflow process designer, reporting wizards, business calculation engines, and English business logic provide the ability to automate any human-centric business workflow process in one platform. The Interneer BPM software platform, Intellect, is used in a variety of industries like manufacturing, construction, financial, retail, services, government, education, communications, utilities, Read More

Sales Commissions and Spreadsheets-A Calculated Disaster


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mtbf calculation  Commissions and Spreadsheets-A Calculated Disaster Spreadsheets are used in the calculation of sales commissions in most businesses. This is particularly true for small and mid-market businesses that cannot afford more robust systems. Given the common use of spreadsheets, it would be wise to understand the consequences for businesses that depend on them. In fact, the ramifications of errors in spreadsheets can be serious and dramatic. Read More

Adopting Service-oriented Architecture Increases the Flexibility of Your Enterprise


Time was, information technology (IT) systems lasted much longer. Organizational restructuring was uncommon, as business did not really require it. However, with ever-shrinking business cycles, IT must now be capable of quickly adapting to changing business needs. That’s why present-day IT systems must be built to change—and services-oriented architecture (SOA) may just hold the key.

mtbf calculation  Service-oriented Architecture Increases the Flexibility of Your Enterprise Adopting Service Oriented Architecture increases the flexibility of your enterprise If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Infosys defines, designs and delivers technology-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. Infosys also provides a complete range of services by leveraging our domain and business Read More

Who the Heck Needs ROI?


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mtbf calculation  the Heck Needs ROI? There's a good chance that you should—and 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 Read More

TEC’s I&CM Evaluation Center (Slowly but Surely) Gaining Traction - Part II


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mtbf calculation  I&CM Evaluation Center (Slowly but Surely) Gaining Traction - Part II Part I of this blog series expanded on some of TEC ’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better commission and incentives calculations and best sales performance management (SPM) practices. It also introduced the latest entry in TEC’s I&CM (Incentive & Compensation Management) Evaluation Center , Varicent Software ’s flagship product, Varicent SPM [ evaluate this product ]. Varicent SPM Architecture Overview The Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Manufacturing Environments


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mtbf calculation  Dynamics AX 4.0 for Manufacturing Environments For supply chain management (SCM) to be effective, an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is essential. Using an ERP system depends on many design factors that make the system easier (or sometimes harder) to learn and use. The recently published book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX outlines the design factors related to using Microsoft Dynamics AX . This is the second part of an article covering the design Read More

Varicent Sales Performance Management


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mtbf calculation  Sales Performance Management Varicent SPM aligns sales performance with strategic objectives through pay-for-performance. It encompasses territory management, quota planning, incentive compensation management, and performance analytics. SPM spans across sales, employees, managers, and channels. Varicent SPM delivers technology that automates the assignment of territories, the collection and approval of quotas, and the administration and calculation of incentive compensation plans. It also examines Read More

Applix Still Shows a Presence in the OLAP Market


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mtbf calculation  Still Shows a Presence in the OLAP Market Applix Still Shows a Presence in the OLAP Market M. Reed - June 19, 2000 Event Summary Applix Inc. has announced an agreement with Pelephone, Israel's second largest cellular network and handset supplier, to deliver its real-time, multi-dimensional Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) solution, iTM1. Through its channel partner in Israel, BICONIX, Applix will provide Pelephone the business intelligence capability for insight and analysis of cellular customers' Read More

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mtbf calculation  Manhattan Associates’ Supply Chain Platform Play - Part 1 My recent article on Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH) and RedPrairie Corporation stated that these two vendors continue to duke it out at almost every large-scale selection deal for a  warehouse management system (WMS) , distribution labor management system (LMS), and/or  transportation management system (TMS)  solution. But over the last few years they have also pursued somewhat different expansion routes from their traditional Read More

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mtbf calculation  Extends Commitment to Siemens PLM Software The 3D computed-aided design (CAD) world continues to be co-opetitive. Many of the situations where fierce competitors end up using each other’s tools in their competing products are circumstantial, i.e., those products were using tools supplied by a software company before it was acquired by a competitor. For example, the Parasolid 3D geometric modeling kernel was developed originally by ShapeData and was used by SolidWorks well before Dassault Read More