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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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The New and the Noteworthy: 2008 Vendor Wrap-up


2008 seemed to be the year for mergers and acquisitions (M@As) in the world of enterprise software—with companies like Oracle picking up Primavera Software’s project and portfolio management (PPM) offering, and Symantec grabbing up MessageLab’s messaging and web security offering. But it was also a year for some software firms to see their latest solutions shine. With 2008 nearing its end

new criterion  New and the Noteworthy: 2008 Vendor Wrap-up 2008 seemed to be the year for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the world of enterprise software—with companies like Oracle picking up Primavera Software’s project and portfolio management (PPM) offering, and Symantec grabbing up MessageLab’s messaging and web security offering. But it was also a year for some software firms to see their latest solutions shine. With 2008 nearing its end, Technology Evaluation Center’s (TEC’s) research analyst team Read More

Peregrine Flies In The Face Of Conventional Wisdom


The point of running a B2B service is to grab those transaction fees, right? Peregrine says maybe not.

new criterion  Peregrine''s announcement offers a new model, in which a customer''s fees are based solely on the number of trading relationships it has. This is like a long-distance dialing plan in which you might pay a monthly fee for each individual you call during the month but may then call as often as and speak as long as you want for that one fee. According to Steve Gardner, Peregrine chairman and CEO. The flat fee model was designed to accommodate enterprise-level customers as well as e-Market sponsors. These Read More

2008 Software Re"solutions"


A new year is upon us and with that, the word “resolution” comes to mind...res-o-l-u-tion – [rez-uh-loo-shun n] - noun 1. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. 2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. 3. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose. 4. the act

new criterion  the acquisition of a new XYZ software solution. Maybe a projected deadline has even been set for its implementation. And you’ve recently found out that you’re the lucky chump delegated to take charge of what can often be a rather complex and time-consuming task. But you have your usual responsibilities, so this software selection thing… well, there’s always next year to get a start on it… Well it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you, but next year is mere days away. Before you know it, Read More

Do You Know How to Evaluate Your Strategic Technology Provider?


Project teams constantly face a barrage of new products and technologies, and have a difficult time differentiating marketing slides and grand promises from deliverable products when making strategic IT acquisitions. The solution is to create a structured, repeatable process for evaluating technology solutions and the vendors that provide them.

new criterion  face a barrage of new products and technologies, and have a difficult time differentiating marketing slides and grand promises from deliverable products when making strategic IT acquisitions. Flat IS budgets and limited internal IS resources further exacerbate the selection problem. Problem: Project teams state that they struggle with a number of critical issues when selecting enterprise technologies: Project teams have no effective way to identify the critical vendor and product questions necessary to Read More

Busting the Myth of Commoditized Software Markets with the New TEC Focus Indicator


The new TEC Focus Indicator is a concrete way to start gauging the real functionality, competitive differentiators, and focus of enterprise software products. Learn how you can use the TEC Focus Indicator for insight into the functional competitive differentiators of particular enterprise software products against what's available on the market.

new criterion  Software Markets with the New TEC Focus Indicator If you''re in the early phases or even in the midst of a software selection project, I assume you''ve read industry analyst prestidigitations, squared those up with vendor posturing, and lent an ear to various experts. Those efforts might help you figure out whether the products you''re considering buying and eventually implementing actually do what you need, but the new TEC Focus Indicator ( TEC FI ) is a concrete way to start gauging the real Read More

New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)


New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is responsible for revenues, few companies assign an owner for the whole process. Instead, it is usually driven through a series of functional “silos,” causing delay—and the loss of the original market requirements.

new criterion  and Introduction (NPDI) New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI) If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   New product development and introduction (NPDI) – SAP provides a comprehensive set of solutions for managing your end-to-end NPDI processes. Source : SAP Resources Related to New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI) : New Product Development (Wikipedia) New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI) Read More

The New Era of Incentive Compensation Management


Good news: the budget and authority to buy strategic technologies—like incentive compensation management (ICM)—that drive your success are being put in your hands.

Bad news: because of more sophisticated ICM requirements and other business realities, ICM solutions are becoming more complex to purchase.

Read this new paper and learn why more organizations are responding to this dilemma by choosing cloud-based ICM. You’ll discover:

  • Six issues causing organizations to reconsider their use of variable comp management programs
  • Why cloud computing (and software-as-a-service) is on the rise
  • Eight reasons why ICM is well-suited to cloud-based deployment
  • What to look for in the right ICM solution and the right SaaS partner


new criterion  New Era of Incentive Compensation Management Good news: the budget and authority to buy strategic technologies—like incentive compensation management (ICM)—that drive your success are being put in your hands. Bad news: because of more sophisticated ICM requirements and other business realities, ICM solutions are becoming more complex to purchase. Read this new paper and learn why more organizations are responding to this dilemma by choosing cloud-based ICM. You’ll discover: Six issues causing Read More

Is Green the New Gold ?


“Green IT” and “carbon footprint” are the new buzzwords that echo in the couloirs of corporate houses. Many organizations are undertaking green IT initiatives, either out of genuine concern for the environment or to jump on the bandwagon. Whatever the reason, “going green” is a commitment that is fast gaining momentum. This paper attempts to give an overview of the whats, whys, and hows of green IT/computing.

new criterion  Green the New Gold ? “Green IT” and “carbon footprint” are the new buzzwords that echo in the couloirs of corporate houses. Many organizations are undertaking green IT initiatives, either out of genuine concern for the environment or to jump on the bandwagon. Whatever the reason, “going green” is a commitment that is fast gaining momentum. This paper attempts to give an overview of the whats, whys, and hows of green IT/computing. Read More

Automation for the New Data Center


Data centers are squeezed by a variety of pressures, such as power consumption, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) requirements, new servers, human error, patching, asset tracking, and more. On top of this, you have to keep up with dynamically changing business requirements. One of the key ways you can address these dilemmas, however, is through server consolidation using virtualization.

new criterion  for the New Data Center Data centers are squeezed by a variety of pressures, such as power consumption, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) requirements, new servers, human error, patching, asset tracking, and more. On top of this, you have to keep up with dynamically changing business requirements. One of the key ways you can address these dilemmas, however, is through server consolidation using virtualization. Read More

RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm Part Two: Market Impact


Only very recently has senior management begun to take a closer look at logistics, not only in terms of its costs, but also as a healthy contributor to their companies' bottom-line improvement. The importance of order fulfillment regardless of the channel cannot be underestimated.

new criterion  - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm Part Two: Market Impact Market Impact On November 8, RedPrairie Corporation ( www.redprairie.com , formerly McHugh Software International ), a provider of comprehensive supply chain execution (SCE) solutions including transportation, labor productivity and warehouse management, as well as supply chain visibility and collaboration solutions, released a new version of its warehouse management system (WMS), DLx Warehouse , containing the Read More

New "Facelift" for SAP MM Shakes Up the SRM Ecosystem


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new criterion  to learn about a new consumer-like user interface (UI) specifically developed to dramatically simplify the shopping experience within SAP''s Materials Management (MM) module. This UI provides a self-serve solution that saves time and money, and increases user adoption and compliance. Read More

New England Woodcraft Selects abas ERP


New England Woodcraft, a family business that manufactures custom contract furniture, has selected abas-USA as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider. The project team selected abas ERP to replace a heavily customized legacy system, which is no longer supported or upgradable.

new criterion  Woodcraft Selects abas ERP New England Woodcraft , a family business that manufactures custom contract furniture, has selected abas-USA as its enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider. New England Woodcraft has been supplying furniture, from 18th-century designs to more modern forms, to universities, colleges, and military bases around the world for more than 50 years.   The project team selected abas ERP to replace a heavily customized legacy system, which is no longer supported or upgradable. The Read More

NGC (New Generation Computing)


New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC)—a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA)—has developed and marketed software for the apparel industry since 1982. The company provides global sourcing visibility, product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop-floor control systems to brand managers, manufacturers, importers, and retailers. NGC is a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Textile Clothing and Technology Center (TC2), and the American Apparel Producers Network (AAPN). The company has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound Logistics, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. NGC is headquartered in Miami, Florida (US), with offices in New York, New York (US); Los Angeles, California (US); China; India; Mexico; and El Salvador.

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HP Turbo-charges New Business Creation


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new criterion  Turbo-charges New Business Creation Hewlett Packard (HP) is a leader in innovation. The success of its merger with Compaq created an opportunity to develop entirely new areas of the business. Executives recognized that this would require exploring radically new ideas and managing the tremendous uncertainty surrounding moving into new businesses. Discover how implementing new project evaluation processes and software helped them deal with this challenge. Read More

New Database Capabilities from Teradata


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