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Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options
Smart companies are investigating all possible software support and maintenance (S&M) options. Alternative software S&M is not for all businesses, but it seems

stock and stock options administration  First, companies should take stock of their existing IT assets and analyze them to discern whether these modules are truly used or if they are mere shelfware. For the unused parts of a package's functionality, the options are to phase out support, or to seek a software as a service (SaaS) or open-source alternative. Second, all contracts and support life cycles should be closely reviewed and their values ascertained, including whether the enterprise is using all of the user seats that it originally

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives


Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is prompting change, but what alternatives are out there for software service and maintenance?

stock and stock options administration  turn, creates cyclical, volatile stock prices (for public vendors) and other business-performance related ramifications. On the other hand, many user companies are unhappy with the rigidity of the model, especially in terms of the tiresome and endless upgrade process, maintenance fees that continue to creep up, and non-standard pricing keeps them wondering exactly what kind of deal they have gotten—particularly if they are paying for functionality they will never use, or at least not any time soon. Read More

"Out of Touch" ERP Vendors Means Third-party Support Is Here to Stay


In the mid-2000s there was a beginning of public discussions and a surge in market awareness about support @ maintenance (S@M) alternatives for users of enterprise applications. Companies in the market for enterprise software S@M services, like nearly every other market in the world, has responded to monopolistic-like pricing and profit margins by seeking choice. Enterprise software licensees now

stock and stock options administration  support. Companies should take stock of their existing IT assets and analyze them to discern whether all of those acquired modules are truly used or some of them are mere “shelfware.” For the unused parts of a package’s functionality, the options are to phase out support or seek an inexpensive low-touch cloud or open-source alternative. Dear readers, what is your stance towards upgrades and S&M, and do you consider them in your current software evaluations and vendor (re) negotiations? We would Read More

Lawson Software Means Business With PSA and IPO


By acquiring a leading PSA vendor and deciding to go public, in addition to the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship lawson.insight suite due in August, Lawson Software continues to boldly challenge bigger competitors, primarily PeopleSoft and Oracle.

stock and stock options administration  by offering them the stock options. User Recommendations Professional service organizations and organizations with hefty IT staff are advised to familiarize themselves with the offerings of all relevant players. While the clear-cut PSA functionality scope is still a moving target, one should look for the following common functions: business development, opportunity management, qualification management, resource scheduling, time and expense reporting, delivery management, knowledge management, and Read More

Selectica Joins NetSuite’s Configure-Price-Quote Fray


One impression from the recently held SuiteWorld 2013 conference was that NetSuite’s partner ecosystem is becoming extensive – Autodesk and ClickSoftware Technologies being only some of the company's novel high profile alliances. On the conference expo floor I was able to note several existing configure, price, quote (CPQ) or quote to order (Q2O) partners such as CallidusCloud (which acquired

stock and stock options administration  catalogs with thousands of stock-keeping units (SKUs), recommends compatible products and services during configuration, and disseminates accurate product and pricing information in a timely manner across sales channels throughout the process. Companies can also use the tool to quickly discover up-sell and cross-sell opportunities, and protect margins by setting sales rules that control sales discounting, bundling, and other promotional pricing. Selectica uses its own Web services team to integrate with Read More

Drug Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help


Drug manufacturers and retailers are tightening their data collection and reporting processes to meet new US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) guidelines. But which software offerings are best placed to help drug manufacturers comply with the new guidelines?

stock and stock options administration  Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help This is a modified version of the article originally published July 19, 2006. Counterfeit and adulterated drugs are an increasing problem, particularly in the United States. Not only do these activities strip profits from legitimate drug manufacturers, but they can also pose a health risk to the consumer. As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidelines covering cradle-to-grave tracking requirements that pharmaceutical Read More

5 Tips to Effective Learning Management


Learning management systems (LMS) manage all aspects of education by automating and managing the administration, management, delivery, and end user experience of blended learning programs. This field guide will explore five critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your learning management investments.

stock and stock options administration  Tips to Effective Learning Management Learning management systems (LMS) manage all aspects of education by automating and managing the administration, management, delivery, and end user experience of blended learning programs. This field guide will explore five critical steps to ensure that you get the most out of your learning management investments. Read More

Managing Mountains of Inventory Data, Hexion Ensures Sustainable Growth and Profits


For thermosetting resins producer Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency challenges. Hexion needed better supply chain management—the key to sustaining growth and profits. In adopting Zemeter solutions, Hexion reduced inventory by more than 20 percent and increased margins—exactly what Hexion needed to stay competitive on a global scale

stock and stock options administration  portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency challenges. Hexion needed better supply chain management—the key to sustaining growth and profits. In adopting Zemeter solutions, Hexion reduced inventory by more than 20 percent and increased margins—exactly what Hexion needed to stay competitive on a global scale Read More

Inbound Fax Routing


Fax technology can provide accuracy in routing and delivery. An inbound fax routing solution gives you many options for directing received faxes. This allows you to determine the destination of your received faxes, and stipulate multiple choices for the fax delivery format. No need to let your faxes go astray—an inbound fax routing solution will keep your faxes on the right path.

stock and stock options administration  Fax Routing Fax technology can provide accuracy in routing and delivery. An inbound fax routing solution gives you many options for directing received faxes. This allows you to determine the destination of your received faxes, and stipulate multiple choices for the fax delivery format. No need to let your faxes go astray—an inbound fax routing solution will keep your faxes on the right path. Read More

ADP Releases Tool to Assess Employees' Retirement Plan Success


The HR, payroll, and benefits administration services company Automatic Data Processing, simply known as ADP, introduced ADP Plan Health Review. The application is meant to help ADP Retirement Services clients measure the retirement readiness of their employees. By using the Plan Health Review tool, sponsors may reveal the retirement readiness of their employees, as well as identify employee

stock and stock options administration  Releases Tool to Assess Employees' Retirement Plan Success The HR, payroll, and benefits administration services company Automatic Data Processing, simply known as ADP,  introduced ADP Plan Health Review . The application is meant to help ADP Retirement Services clients measure the retirement readiness of their employees. By using the Plan Health Review tool, sponsors may reveal the retirement readiness of their employees, as well as identify employee groups that require assistance with their Read More

Demystifying the Anti-spam Buzz


The options available for mitigating e-mail spam in the enterprise are varied—as varied as the variety of actual spam definitions. These factors often lead to some confusion about what a particular anti-spam solution can or can’t do. In order to focus on the basics, you need to cut through the hype in the anti-spam market and its buzzwords.

stock and stock options administration  the Anti-spam Buzz The options available for mitigating e-mail spam in the enterprise are varied—as varied as the variety of actual spam definitions. These factors often lead to some confusion about what a particular anti-spam solution can or can’t do. In order to focus on the basics, you need to cut through the hype in the anti-spam market and its buzzwords. Read More

Díaz & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH


Diaz & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH brings business administration and technical know-how in providing advice and support in planning and implementing projects in the fields of financial services, quality management, web technologies, IT strategy, project management, and IT law. The company provides consulting services for risk management and bank supervision, and assists its clients in conforming to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Diaz & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH was established in 1998 and is located in Berlin, Germany.

stock and stock options administration  & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH Diaz & Hilterscheid Unternehmensberatung GmbH brings business administration and technical know-how in providing advice and support in planning and implementing projects in the fields of financial services, quality management, web technologies, IT strategy, project management, and IT law. The company provides consulting services for risk management and bank supervision, and assists its clients in conforming to International Financial Reporting Standards Read More

Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick


To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected cash flow. While the concepts of options are certainly familiar to most executives, the trick to valuing strategic choices lies in the complex and often overwhelming task of understanding the interaction between strategic options. This article provides a breakthrough planning approach for (1) rapidly realizing the business capabilities dictated by strategy (2) aligning process, technology and organization design and (3) through the financial lens of 'real options' shows how to quan

stock and stock options administration  Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick By partnering with operations on balanced scorecard initiatives, financial managers are helping their companies focus on critical business processes and gain consensus on the critical set of measures to help drive desired business results. In addition, with the explosion of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and e-Commerce systems, financial executives are leading the charge in going from theory to practice by developing a cascading Read More

All Integrated Point of Sale Software Is Not the Same


Not all integrated accounting and point of sale (POS) systems are created equal. If sales prices aren’t updated, or if on-hand stock isn’t managed properly, you will be at a major competitive disadvantage. Fully integrated accounting systems move information smoothly from one module to another—but what does integration as it applies to accounting and POS software really mean?

stock and stock options administration  updated, or if on-hand stock isn’t managed properly, you will be at a major competitive disadvantage. Fully integrated accounting systems move information smoothly from one module to another—but what does integration as it applies to accounting and POS software really mean? Read More

System Software Suppliers Slip Seriously


Shares of Computer Associates, BMC Software, Compuware Corporation, and others have suffered serious setbacks on the stock market in recent days due to shortfalls in revenue. These companies are direct competitors, and are all suffering the same fate in the stock market. Once again, the dreaded Wall Street 'whisper number' has not been made, and the stock market has reacted harshly. Sales of mainframe software have softened, causing much of the shortfall.

stock and stock options administration  same fate in the stock market. This indicates to TEC that it is the general market that is in a downturn, and not necessarily the software firms themselves. Customers should continue to evaluate software from these companies, while keeping a watchful eye on their market capitalization. In particular, Computer Associates has been fond of acquiring competitors (most recently Platinum Technology and Sterling Software, the two largest software acquisitions in U.S. history). Either BMC or Compuware could be Read More