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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

ownership utility definition  the total cost of ownership across the entire project life cycle. Initial Build     Days Step On Premise Open Source Birst Logical business model 10 10 10 Source data transformation/cleansing 12 17 10 Physical data model 3 3 - Target schema initial load 14 18 - Target schema incremental load 10 13 - Logical business metrics/calculations 15 22 12 Report/Dashboard design 20 25 12 Hardware setup/provisioning 255 255 - Software installation/configuration 12 17 - Training 20 20 10 Total 121 150 54 121 24 30

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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Enterprise Resource Planning for Services, and Professional Services Automation: Where Do You Draw the Line?


Since the late nineties, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have developed functionality for vertical markets in the service industry. Simultaneously, professional services automation (PSA) became a viable software category. Consequently, deciphering the difference between ERP and PSA remains a challenge.

ownership utility definition  lower total cost of ownership, the level of integration between PSA solutions and financials modules varies depending on the existing applications within an organization. Furthermore, PSA vendors will provide out-of-the-box integration with only some financial systems, customer relationship management (CRM) packages, and project management tools. In addition, the level of integration (including the level of field mapping, real-time processing use, and batch processing use) will vary from application to Read More

Application Portfolio Management: Delivering Improved Functionality


Today’s technology and application leaders are pressured to deliver functionality that drives efficiency, innovation, and growth—while reducing costs. As a result, technology and application portfolio management (APM) are top business priorities. Learn about a framework for implementing an APM program that can enable your company to monitor and analyze the impact of application changes and reduce portfolio complexity.

ownership utility definition  complexity and cost of ownership Increase return on portfolio investment and performance   Definition of Portfolio Management Portfolio management is the process of managing investments and assets, and balancing risk and reward to achieve certain goals and outcomes. To support the delivery of expected returns, portfolios must be continuously managed and maintained. In the IT context, portfolio management is the process of managing the economic lifecycle of software, hardware and infrastructure, and Read More

Manufacturer's Nirvana -- Real-Time Actionable Information


How many ERP vendors, including the largest ones, have natively built-in real-time production monitoring, warehousing management, time and attendance capture, and complete quality management systems?

ownership utility definition  (see The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Globa—Part Three: Last-Ditch Effort by Invensys ). Thus, IQMS ( http://www.iqms.com ), a privately held, Paso Robles, CA (US)-based developer of EnterpriseIQ , a well attuned extended-ERP system for small and mid-size plastic processors and like repetitive manufacturers, might be unique in the entire ERP arena, and not only within its mid-market realm, by providing the powerful IQ RealTime Production Monitoring module to ensure Read More

TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG


TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source software platforms to more cost-effectively deliver its own ERP solution.

ownership utility definition  the license, essentially take ownership of those changes and then have the prerogative to bring them back into the main release. We're trying to bottle in a way, the development energy that goes into open source and frankly we don't expect to see as much of that among end user customers as we do among our resellers. Our VARs are systems integrators, software resellers, consultancies, by and large, companies that have been in the ERP business for a while that know manufacturing and manufacturing Read More

Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades


For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs).

ownership utility definition  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More

How the Small Become Mighty


Although small to midsized manufacturers employ more than half of all workers in the US, today’s demand-driven, global economy is challenging them to operate with the same agility as their larger counterparts. To stay competitive, it is essential that these manufacturers implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology. With the right ERP system, they can become mighty and thrive in the face of bigger competition.

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TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Containerized Data Center


Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30% compared with traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture.

ownership utility definition  a total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of 30% compared with traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture. Read More

Workday


Workday is the leader in enterprise-class, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for managing global businesses, combining a lower cost of ownership with an innovative approach to business applications. Founded by PeopleSoft veterans Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, Workday delivers unified Human Capital Management, Payroll, and Financial Management solutions designed for today's organizations and the way people work. Delivered in the cloud leveraging a modern technology platform, Workday offers a fresh alternative to legacy ERP. More than 280 customers, spanning medium-sized organizations to Fortune 50 businesses, have selected Workday.

ownership utility definition  a lower cost of ownership with an innovative approach to business applications. Founded by PeopleSoft veterans Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, Workday delivers unified Human Capital Management, Payroll, and Financial Management solutions designed for today's organizations and the way people work. Delivered in the cloud leveraging a modern technology platform, Workday offers a fresh alternative to legacy ERP. More than 280 customers, spanning medium-sized organizations to Fortune 50 businesses, have Read More

The CEO, CFO, and TCO


Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a key component of the "investment" in "return on investment" (ROI). Naturally, the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO) care about ROI, but is TCO really a measure of agility?

ownership utility definition  TCO Total cost of ownership (TCO) measures the ongoing expense of owning and maintaining software within a business. It is a key component of the i in return on investment (ROI). Naturally, the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO) care about ROI, but is TCO a measurement of complexity? Is TCO a measure of agility or the lack of agility? Does a higher TCO mean a company is less able to turn on a dime to meet customer and market demands? TCO—Who Cares? An August 2006 Aberdeen Read More

Utility Businesses and Asset Management


Utilities have always held information about their assets, but traditionally this has been held in different parts of the business and not integrated into single coherent systems. Good asset management is increasingly about being able to feed information from business processes across the company into an asset management system, and using information from that system for financial and operational improvement.

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Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership


This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and convenience.

ownership utility definition  of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and convenience. Read More

HIPAA! HITECH! HELP! - Mobile Device Management (MDM) in Healthcare


Healthcare organizations are confronting how to fully embrace mobile devices beyond the administrative team. Personal device ownership is growing rapidly, and businesses face the challenge of how to fully provision, manage, and secure mobile devices. Healthcare needs a single platform to manage every device, while complying with security requirements. Know the considerations for laying out an MDM strategy for your facility.

ownership utility definition  administrative team. Personal device ownership is growing rapidly, and businesses face the challenge of how to fully provision, manage, and secure mobile devices. Healthcare needs a single platform to manage every device, while complying with security requirements. Know the considerations for laying out an MDM strategy for your facility. Read More

Enabling Technologies for Blade Management


Reducing server management complexity and total cost of ownership (TCO) are key IT goals. There’s a new generation of automated management tools designed to enable provisioning, monitoring, and control of blade systems in infrastructure deployments. This means more work in less time, ensuring IT talent is responding to business needs—resulting in improved TCO metrics rather than time-consuming manual processes.

ownership utility definition  and total cost of ownership (TCO) are key IT goals. There’s a new generation of automated management tools designed to enable provisioning, monitoring, and control of blade systems in infrastructure deployments. This means more work in less time, ensuring IT talent is responding to business needs—resulting in improved TCO metrics rather than time-consuming manual processes. Read More

PSU International Botswana


PSU International (“PSU”) is the leading supplier of financial systems and services in the Public Service and Utility industries in Africa and the company has been successfully involved in projects in 14 African countries, and in more than 300 Local Authority and Utility organisations. PSU has been responsible for the implementation of both the Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and Cogsdale Billing systems currently being used by all the Local Authorities in Botswana. The relationship between PSU and the Ministry of Local Government (“MLG”) began in 1998 with the initialisation of the computerisation project within MLGLH. PSU (Botswana) was established in 1998 to provide the necessary services to this project from a Batswana company.

ownership utility definition  International Botswana PSU International (“PSU”) is the leading supplier of financial systems and services in the Public Service and Utility industries in Africa and the company has been successfully involved in projects in 14 African countries, and in more than 300 Local Authority and Utility organisations. PSU has been responsible for the implementation of both the Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and Cogsdale Billing systems currently being used by all the Local Authorities in Botswana. The Read More