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5 Common Hurdles During the ERP Selection Process-And How You Can Avoid Them
With so many different enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, selecting the right solution can be extremely time-consuming and daunting.

outline the rfp process  your organization has to outline the desired goals of the negotiation. Unfortunately, many organizations skip this step and their only goal is to squeeze every last dime and get the lowest absolute price from the vendor. This tactic and lack of strategy may save up-front costs, but in the end may cost you much much more! Partnerships work best when both parties have an interest in seeing the other one succeed and it's a win-win scenario. In the negotiation stage, rather than solely focusing on paying the Read More

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Requirements Definition For Package Implementations
How do you go about defining the requirements of large package systems, particularly those with the all-encompassing scope of ERP, EAM, and CRM software, and

outline the rfp process  already have a charcoal outline in terms of the solution provided by the package software that has been selected. You still need to stay within the lines and, as with colors, ensure that the requirements blend and integrate with each other. In this phase, you expect the consultant to play an active role in channeling ideas and improvements that can be best satisfied by the selected package. While not to suggest that creativity be stifled, the reality of the situation is that decisions have been made and Read More
Beware of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Hype has been a major factor in the recent downfall of some of the enterprise application industry's most illustrious players. This article presents some very

outline the rfp process  Recommendations Without intending to outline a comprehensive evaluation process, there are some very simple things that you can do to prevent yourself and your company from being tomorrow's lead story in the industry trades: If you are going to hire a consulting firm to assist you with your requirements, consider using a different firm to manage the implementation, so there is no conflict of interest. If you use an RFP as a tool, warn each vendor that you will be spot-checking the answers. Then Read More
A Road Map to Electronic Medical Record System Implementation
It’s crucial to define the scope of an electronic medical system implementation, as well as to outline each stage of the project and the resources that will be

outline the rfp process  Road Map to Electronic Medical Record System Implementation Originally published - May 28, 2008 Today, health care organizations are looking to adopt time-saving technology. Electronic medical record (EMR) software uses online technology to deliver automated processes that can save health care organizations a lot of time and resources. Not only does an EMR solution reduce the amount of paper used by a health care facility (because it no longer needs to make as many copies of documents), it helps the Read More
Ask the Experts: Data Purging and System Migration
One reader recently wrote in with this question:

outline the rfp process  as well as to outline each stage of the project and the resources that will be needed. A failed implementation will paralyze the operational capabilities of an organization, but the right methodology will help ensure a successful implementation. In the issues related to the areas of ERP and PLM integration, we’ll highlight relevant areas of consideration. Furthermore, you’ll learn what steps can be taken to safeguard purging and data retention. This is a legal and mandatory business consideration. Read More
The SHL Talent Report: Big Data Insight and Analysis of the Global Workforce
There are a finite number of forces that influence business success. Most of these are driven by the abilities and motives of the people who make up our

outline the rfp process  SHL Talent Report: Big Data Insight and Analysis of the Global Workforce There are a finite number of forces that influence business success. Most of these are driven by the abilities and motives of the people who make up our workforce. As such, the use of objective talent data to align your organization's talent with its strategic objectives yields a significant return. This is what SHL calls people intelligence. This report aims to provide a compass for organization's striving to improve their talent Read More
Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

outline the rfp process  dotted line with an outlined arrowhead. Swimlanes Business analysts prefer to see who does what within a business process, to demonstrate the different capabilities and responsibilities. To identify this in an orderly way, BPMN uses so-called swimlanes. Swimlanes categorize the different responsibilities by visual class. To differentiate businesses and different roles, users, or systems, BPMN uses two types of swimlanes: pools and lanes. Pools identify the participants within a work flow, and are Read More
The Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain
The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However,

outline the rfp process  Role of the Wholesale Distributor in the Supply Chain The future of wholesale distribution isn't entirely clear, says Robert Eastman, senior analyst, supply chain management, Technology Evaluation Centers. However, distributors will continue to be a vital part of the economy. Robert Eastman was interviewed by SupplyChainBrain at the TEC Vendor Challenge in September 2013. Read More
Back to the Future—Revisiting Capital and the Bank of Tomorrow
Over the decades there have been many views on what the bank of the future would be. Some ideas have been radical and some have been transitional, while others

outline the rfp process  to the Future—Revisiting Capital and the Bank of Tomorrow Over the decades there have been many views on what the bank of the future would be. Some ideas have been radical and some have been transitional, while others never really took hold. It just might be that what we need for the bank of tomorrow is not a new model, but rather one that takes inspiration from the bank of yesterday. Download this paper and find out more. Read More
The Store of the Future
The big hit of the National Retail Federation show was the Metro Group's Store of the Future. The budget for this extravaganza - it appears to have been

outline the rfp process  Store of the Future Introduction We just got back from the National Retail Federation show in NYC—home of big retailing. The big hit of the show was the Metro Group's Store of the Future . The budget for this extravaganza—it appears to have been underwritten by some of the biggest technology firms in the world. What was fascinating was the implementation of what we call multi-dimensional management—bringing together the customer dimensions to product and supply chain. (We have included a white Read More
Business Process Analysis versus Business Process Management
Business process analysis (BPA) vendors are trying to enter the business process management (BPM) market by marketing themselves as BPM solutions. This article

outline the rfp process  Process Analysis versus Business Process Management Talking to end users reveals that there is confusion in the market regarding business process analysis (BPA) and business process management (BPM) suites. Vendors use the term BPM in a very broad way, but what are really the differences between BPA and BPM, and where does BPM come from? BPM in the Early Stages In the 1980s, organizations used business process redesign (BPR) to improve productivity, quality of service, and cost effectiveness by Read More
The Transformation of the Lean Enterprise
Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The

outline the rfp process  Transformation of the Lean Enterprise Over the past 30–40 years, manufacturers have made dramatic leaps in improving their businesses by using lean manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques. The systems these businesses use, however, have changed relatively little in comparison. The ERP systems manufacturing companies rely on to run their business are greatly at odds with the strategy and processes lean manufacturers use to maintain their competitive advantage. Read More
The Banking Industry: Planning the Road Ahead
Effective planning is integral to the success of a bank. It helps define and ensure the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Understanding and

outline the rfp process  Banking Industry: Planning the Road Ahead Effective planning is integral to the success of a bank. It helps define and ensure the achievement of the organization’s objectives. Understanding and implementing the planning cycle, which leverages forecasting, operational metrics, and multidimensional analyses can help management determine the feasibility of a strategy. An enterprise-wide, integrated planning and forecasting environment that reaches business units, products, customer segments, and Read More
The Power to Get Sales Leads into the Hands of the Right Salespeople Quickly and Efficiently
Manufacturers and service companies are facing a blackhole in sales lead management: costing sales. By using a workflow for lead and opportunity management

outline the rfp process  Power to Get Sales Leads into the Hands of the Right Salespeople Quickly and Efficiently Manufacturers and service companies are facing a blackhole in sales lead management: costing sales. By using a workflow for lead and opportunity management, that efficiently routing and tracking sales, sales efficiency will increase and produce a bigger pipeline, and more sales will be closed. Read More
Keeping the Right People: Making the Right Decisions When It Counts
Corporate leaders must look carefully at how their companies are organized and staffed, and keep the “right” people. But who must be kept and who can you afford

outline the rfp process  the Right People: Making the Right Decisions When It Counts Corporate leaders must look carefully at how their companies are organized and staffed, and keep the “right” people. But who must be kept and who can you afford to let go? If you don’t know how to re-engineer your staff, you might not be saving as much as you think. Discover methods and technologies that can help you avoid the pitfalls inherent in any reduction in workforce—to save money while you retain the best talent. Read More
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