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Off-shoring: Are You Getting Your Money's Worth?
Are companies that offshore software development, call center operations, and remote implementations really saving money? Are customers and users realizing

off shoring  it's a long way off but as the off-shore salary structures continue to approach those of the US, the savings expected from off-shoring with continue to diminish, requiring companies to sharpen their pencils to ensure the move makes financial sense, and to take a closer look at the total cost of ownership. About the Author Joseph J. Strub has extensive experience as a senior project manager and consultant for the planning and execution of ERP projects for manufacturing, and distribution systems for large

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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Human Resources: To Outsource or Not to Outsource, That Is the Question


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off shoring  HR activities •  HR off-shoring : outsourcing local human resource activities to another country   How Do You Know When HRO Is Right for You? As with any big enterprise software purchasing decision, there are many factors that come to mind when considering outsourcing. Here are just some of the main reasons companies decide to outsource their HR activities: Company growth is often the first trigger.   As a company grows, quite often they don’t want to be burdened with HR’s daily administrative Read More

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