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A Clear-cut Approach to Collections Is Essential for Profitability
In 2002, US suppliers wrote off more than $18 billion (USD) in bad checks. And the bankruptcy picture has certainly not improved since then. Companies that act

profitability measures  Total Profit , Total Profitability .   Introduction Bankruptcy is big business in the United States. For 2002, the last year for which statistics are available, approximately 11,000 companies fi led for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That same year, suppliers had to write off more than $18 billion in bad checks. And, there are few indications that the bankruptcy picture has not improved to any great degree. While many bankruptcies and much red ink can be blamed on a stagnant economy, numerous can also be Read More

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Protect Product Safety: How Manufacturers Can Boost Efficiency and Profitability with a Holistic, Proactive Product Compliance Strategy
Process manufacturers can no longer rely on purely reactive strategies to product safety. Now, reactive strategies such as lot tracking need to be incorporated

profitability measures  Can Boost Efficiency and Profitability with a Holistic, Proactive Product Compliance Strategy Process manufacturers can no longer rely on purely reactive strategies to product safety. Now, reactive strategies such as lot tracking need to be incorporated into holistic strategies that include proactive measures to assess risk and prevent costly quality assurance (QA) events like product recalls. Learn how you can develop a product safety master plan that reduces risk, protects products, and improves Read More
Assessing the Drivers of Sales Performance
Outmoded measures are being used to develop marketing strategies and allocate resources. Existing go to market models often fail to consider the customer's

profitability measures  intention of maintaining bottom-line profitability. This approach of managing by trend or history assumes that history is a good approximation of the future. However, these practices are the result of having little insight as to what actions actually drive results, forcing organizations to use history as the benchmark, even though history offers very little opportunity to truly manage resources. To break this pattern, companies should start with a limited number of macro performance drivers and make an Read More
Operational Excellence: The New Lever for Profitability and Competitive Advantage
Better. Faster. Cheaper. Every company is grappling with these concepts today as economic uncertainty spreads. Though many are focusing on what to eliminate in

profitability measures  primary driver of increased profitability (reported 37% of the time).The respondents view the various drivers of success differently, depending on the specific measure of success they are working toward. Reducing cost is also the most frequently cited driver of overall measures of return (e.g., ROI, ROA) and EBITDA. As we begin to peer into the operational processes that ultimately provide the lift necessary to achieve strategic outcomes, it is important to understand these drivers of success. 2. A Read More
The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions
Driving sustainable growth requires profitability-focused planning and performance management. Most companies have some type of profitability reporting@but many

profitability measures  companies. Survey Demographics IDC’s profitability study surveyed respondents globally, representing the United States, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Japan. Respondents represented various functional areas of the organization, primarily finance but including sales, marketing, and operations as well. There was equal representation of small, mediumsized, and large organizations as well as respondents from seven industry segment groups ? financial services, manufacturing, services, retail, Read More
Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge during Tough Economic Times -- A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Five: Profitability and Changing Existing IT Systems
Every technology deployment should be about improving business. Old software hardly ever dies; however, old technology may become too costly to operate, which

profitability measures  Discussion Analyzed Part Five: Profitability and Changing Existing IT Systems Introduction At the IFS Executive Forum , which took place on March 29 and 30 in Orlando, Florida (US), leading research analysts and industry experts discussed how companies can still leverage technology to maintain their competitive edge, even during tough economic times. The event was held in conjunction with IFS World Conference 2004 , and it included six panel discussions, with each panel including top executives, Read More
35 Questions Every CFO Needs to Ask About ERP Software in the Cloud
Your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system monitors the status and progress of the business drivers that determine the profitability of your business. And

profitability measures  drivers that determine the profitability of your business. And as CFO, you have more insight into the balance of all those business drivers than anyone in the organization. But given that the shift to cloud-based business technology has started, is cloud-based ERP the right choice for your organization? Let us help you decide. Read More
Four Distribution Strategies for Extending ERP to Boost Business Performance
Global sourcing, an erratic economy, and extended supply operations are just a few threats to the profitability and growth of your distribution environment. But

profitability measures  few threats to the profitability and growth of your distribution environment. But if you extend the capabilities of your existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, you can better meet demands, maximize inventory, and increase operational efficiency. Learn how supply chain optimization is easier with an ERP for distribution solution. Read More
Sustained Growth and Profitability through Lean Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
While open innovation is a hot topic, capitalizing on opportunity requires a holistic strategy—not just increased collaboration. Companies must have repeatable,

profitability measures  Growth and Profitability through Lean Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) While open innovation is a hot topic, capitalizing on opportunity requires a holistic strategy—not just increased collaboration. Companies must have repeatable, compliant, and responsive business processes. These processes must be supplemented by a global information infrastructure that provides a single source of the truth, along with alignment across departmental silos, and solutions that evolve without coding. Read More
Fundamental Principles of Network Security
As the complexity of security threats increases, so do the security measures needed to protect networks. Data center operators, network administrators, and

profitability measures  Principles of Network Security As the complexity of security threats increases, so do the security measures needed to protect networks. Data center operators, network administrators, and other data center professionals need to comprehend the basics of security to safely deploy and manage networks today. Find out what you need to know about the fundamentals of secure networking systems, including firewalls, network topology, and secure protocols. Read More
Service Delivery Innovation: Creating Client Value and Enhancing Profitability
The rules for success in today’s fiercely competitive market are constantly changing. Through service delivery innovation, a company can differentiate itself

profitability measures  Client Value and Enhancing Profitability Service Delivery Innovation: Creating Client Value and Enhancing Profitability If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the Read More
Massive Data Requires Massive Measures
One thing we learned in the data warehouse and data management world is that when it comes to the analysis of big data, there is also a lot of big money

profitability measures  Data Requires Massive Measures   From Sun Tzu’s The Art of War : In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, with provisions enough to carry them a thousand Li, the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of Read More
Process Efficiencies and Cost-cutting Measures for Industrial and Commercial Machinery Manufacturers
The indifference of software vendors to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector has limited this market’s progress in leveraging IT tools

profitability measures  Efficiencies and Cost-cutting Measures for Industrial and Commercial Machinery Manufacturers The indifference of software vendors to the industrial and commercial machinery manufacturing sector has limited this market’s progress in leveraging IT tools to their advantage. This indifference also affects the sector’s success in addressing key business issues. For these manufacturers—and the software vendors that serve them—recognition and response to these issues can no longer be delayed. Read More
Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs
A failed software implementation can cost companies millions in wasted time and money. To ensure your software selection project isn’t a sorry statistic, use

profitability measures  Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.   TEC's selection services can help you choose the best enterprise software solutions for your company quickly, impartially, and cost-effectively. Source : TEC Resources Related to Software Selection : Business Process Modeling (Wikip Read More
The 1 Percent Solution: How to Drive Your Financial Performance
There are seven core operational measures that can be leveraged to fine-tune a company’s business processes and achieve a higher return on capital employed

profitability measures  1 Percent Solution: How to Drive Your Financial Performance There are seven core operational measures that can be leveraged to fine-tune a company’s business processes and achieve a higher return on capital employed (RoCE). Even modest gains in these measurements can spur a significant increase in RoCE. If the level of performance against each core operational measure rises by just one percentage point, for example, RoCE can nearly double. Read More
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