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Continuous Improvement Offers CMMS Maintenance Benefits
Computer maintenance management system (CMMS) packages are excellent tools for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data and can offer insight into a process

quality improvement tool  any problems with the quality of spare parts. The same holds true for the process of receiving, storing and issuing inventory items. Cost reduction The third key driver of a continuous improvement program is cost reduction through productivity gains. The CMMS can report on areas of high cost and drill down to the supporting cost detail, especially if activity-based costing is employed. New processes can then be put into place to reduce areas of high cost. For example, suppose the amount spent on hand Read More...
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Procurement: A Strategic Lever for Bottom-line Improvement
Companies are successfully realizing benefits from their procurement initiatives, and viewing procurement as an integral part of their overall corporate

quality improvement tool  strategy. For instance, low quality spend data can cause companies to minimize their own buying power. Some companies conduct strategic sourcing initiatives but may fail to implement a procurement system to facilitate compliance. While other companies may be leveraging the latest procurement technology only to realize that they don’t have the tools or resources to enable suppliers and manage catalog content. A comprehensive approach focused on the highest value opportunities will have the largest Read More...
Six Steps to Manage Data Quality with SQL Server Integration Services
Without data that is reliable, accurate, and updated, organizations can’t confidently distribute that data across the enterprise, leading to bad business

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How to Maximize Your IT Services with Lifecycle Management
As businesses become increasingly dependent on technology, service quality becomes more important. With so much riding on IT’s performance, a new service

quality improvement tool  level, concentrating on the quality and efficiency of IT processes. ITIL v3 reflects another significant step forward in the evolution of IT. With IT now playing a important role in driving business results, ITIL v3 focuses for the first time on how IT can provide increased value to the business, emphasizing the importance of leveraging technology to enhance that value. ITIL v3 recognizes that managing IT requires more than just a set of processes-it requires the ability to manage the complete service Read More...
How to Lead Your Organization on the Best Path to Performance Improvement (Webcast Transcript)
Companies require an agile enterprise performance management (EPM) strategy to ensure they have information to support effective decisions. The more information

quality improvement tool  intelligence platform and data quality is key. Joe Fleischer: Thank you, Kathleen. And, Vinay, would you have anything to add with regard to gathering additional information above and beyond internal reporting from Enterprise Performance Management? Vinay Nair: Well, that's a highly specialized areas so I'll refer to Kathleen on that one. But I know that we definitely...our consolidation solutions and so forth are in complete adherence to those regulatory obligations, whether it be GAAP or IFRS and so Read More...
Distilling Data: The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence
As an enterprise’s data grows in volume and complexity, a comprehensive data quality strategy is imperative to providing a reliable business intelligence

quality improvement tool  The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence Originally Published - October 20, 2008 The zeal to get as much business data to the user as soon as possible often prevails over the establishment of processes that control the quality of data. Low data quality standards can lead to bad business decisions and missed opportunities. Even with a data warehouse that is well designed and equipped with the best tools for business intelligence (BI), users will encounter inefficiency and frustration if the Read More...
Extending Quality's Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain
Quality does not start at the receiving dock and end at the shipping dock. The focus on the supply chain demands that the quality department be involved from

quality improvement tool  Quality's Reach to Manage Quality in the Supply Chain Introduction The quality department lies at the heart of a manufacturing concern. The quality department is responsible for ensuring that a company's products consistently meet its quality expectations. The speed and accuracy with which the quality department can perform its functions is one determinant of how quickly products can be delivered. Traditionally, quality departments have focused their efforts within the four walls of the plant, but Read More...
Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Four: Quality Management Processes
Made2Manage Systems pledges not to build technology for the sake of technology. Instead, the company plans to focus in on the true needs of its customers and

quality improvement tool  and Growing Part Four: Quality Management Processes Quality Management Processes Made2Manage Systems Inc ., a former public provider of broad enterprise business systems for small and mid-market discrete manufacturers, decided over a year ago to go private under wealthy Battery Ventures . The vendor has produced tangible benefits for existing customers (e.g., the vendor's stability and sensible delivery of product functionality with increased product quality). While the company's target market remains Read More...
CIBS: Enabling Growth and Exceptional Service Quality with SAP Software
CIBS is a thriving business providing commercial cleaning, pest control, and washroom services to offices, schools, and the retail and leisure industries that

quality improvement tool  Growth and Exceptional Service Quality with SAP Software CIBS is a thriving business providing commercial cleaning, pest control, and washroom services to offices, schools, and the retail and leisure industries that needed to automate its manual, paper-based processes and better control day-to-day contract performance. Read about how this company chose SAP solutions and services, enabling it to double the size of its business. Read More...
Quality Reassurance: How To Get What You Need from Acceptance Testing
Integrating a new system with your organization places new opportunities, and new risks, at the heart of your business. We look at the thinking and negotiation

quality improvement tool  direct influence on the quality of the work done upstream. Your supplier may not have the means to predict the behavior of the system in your business environment, and only your organization can genuinely judge value and risk. Existing quality assurance strategies based around early prevention of problems may not fit well with your situation. How then can you know that your new system is going to be valuable? How will you know that you have taken reasonable steps to discover the risks? Acceptance testing Read More...
The Importance of a Single Platform for Data Integration and Quality Management
Rising data volume is not the only reason companies are concerned with issues of data integration and data quality. The growing numbers of disparate systems

quality improvement tool  for Data Integration and Quality Management Rising data volume is not the only reason companies are concerned with issues of data integration and data quality. The growing numbers of disparate systems that produce and distribute data add to the complexity. But in many companies, data quality management has not kept pace with the growth of data integration projects, and its use is immature. Find out how moving toward a single data services architecture can help. Read More...
Improved Software Quality with Agile Processes
Unlike traditional models that are linear and inflexible, modern software processes have evolved to be iterative and incremental. This whitepaper argues that

quality improvement tool  Software Quality with Agile Processes Unlike traditional models that are linear and inflexible, modern software processes have evolved to be iterative and incremental. This whitepaper argues that because developers using the agile methodology are usually the first to test their own code, agile development results in higher quality software than what traditional software teams usually deliver. Find out more. Read More...
Quality and Value in the Management of Unstructured Information: Tools Based on Semantic Analysis
Information chaos is one of the primary sources of inefficiency and waste for knowledge workers. So how do you improve efficiency and make more informed

quality improvement tool  and Value in the Management of Unstructured Information: Tools Based on Semantic Analysis Information chaos is one of the primary sources of inefficiency and waste for knowledge workers. So how do you improve efficiency and make more informed decisions? There’s a new direction in content management policy that can help: semantics-based search tools that go beyond just the “find” function, to search, categorize, analyze, and extract meaningful information from unstructured data and texts. Read More...
Enterprise Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration
Having just completed implementing your enterprise-wide software, you are about lean back, put your feet up on the desk, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Not

quality improvement tool  Process Improvement (EPI) Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration Introduction So you have just completed implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package and you think you're set for the next five years—and I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I want to sell you. Once a year (or more frequently if you have really angered the software gods), the vendor issues a new release. With the new release come promises of new functionality, better performance, or incorporation Read More...
Benefits of a Single Database Solution: Improved Enterprise Quality Management from IQMS
IQMS appears to be raising the competitive bar for quality management among its ERP competition with a single database software solution and seamless ERP

quality improvement tool  Database Solution: Improved Enterprise Quality Management from IQMS Benefits of a Single Database Solution Embedded third-party solutions in enterprise applications often deter small and medium enterprise (SME) customers. However, enterprise resource planning vendor, IQMS ( http://www.iqms.com ) has a value proposition that differentiates itself by gladly touting the benefits of a single database/single vendor software solution. Here, the one database rule creates ease of use, implementation, and Read More...

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