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What Is Software as a Service?
Though born from the ashes of traditional hosting models, software as a service differs fundamentally from its predecessors. Its software is designed to be

what is opportunity cost  how is it measured? What if capacity is allocated on a provisional basis (or as a standby for emergencies), and not used? How are users to be billed? Furthermore, most enterprise applications are used unpredictably, and composite or tightly integrated applications add further complexity. In the future, these applications will increasingly be made of dynamically linked components and services, and some will be used almost continuously, while others only occasionally. To measure such usage, one might Read More
PPM for Professional Services Automation
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline an...
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CRM: What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background
Many consultants, vendors, and analysts today define CRM in terms of being a customer-centric business strategy that is enabled by a set of applications that

what is opportunity cost  What Is It and Why Do It? Part One: Historical Background Historical Background Customer relationship management (CRM), a concept that has been around since the mid 90s, has its roots in the technology of sales automation and call center operations. At that time, it was thought that merging the customer data from the field (sales) with the call center interactions would result in more informed interactions with the customer. The concept resonated with user organizations and soon mergers and Read More
SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity
The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is here to stay, and most vendors have noticed. Recently, the endorsement for SaaS in the realm of manufacturing

what is opportunity cost  two may refer to What Is Software as a Service? SaaS applications are conveniently leased by users; they are hosted and remotely maintained in a multi-tenant utility manner by the software vendor as opposed to a user enterprise's internal IT staff. Here is a good analogy to explain what is meant by a multi-tenant utility manner: tenants of a residential apartment building share the same utility services, such as 110 volt electricity, with each tenant using different appliances. The applications are then Read More
What is IFS Up To in the CRM Arena?!
On April 12, Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Pivotal Corporation to acquire its division Exactium Ltd

what is opportunity cost  in the CRM Arena?! What is IFS Up To in the CRM Arena?! P.J. Jakovljevic - May 16, 2000 Event Summary On April 12, Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB, a Swedish business applications supplier, announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Pivotal Corporation to acquire Exactium Ltd. Exactium, based in Atlanta, GA, is a leading provider of eSelling solutions optimized for Internet and Microsoft standards and was acquired by IFS in 1998. The agreement also launches a global alliance between IFS Read More
Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

what is opportunity cost  Market Leader, But At What Cost? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 5, 2000 Introduction This is the third of three articles about Great Plains resulting from TEC analysts attending the Great Plains partners' meeting, Stampede 2000, in September. The meeting provided the opportunity for in-depth research on how Siebel and Great Plains operate. The TEC analysts were able to interview both Great Plains managers and partners. Event Summary As announced in a press release from September 12, Great Plains Software, Read More
Is Instant Messaging (IM) Threatening Your Company's Security?
There is a way to use IM securely in the workplaceand you can find out how in bullet-proofing instant messaging.

what is opportunity cost  Instant Messaging (IM) Threatening Your Company's Security? Instant messaging (IM) has become an increasingly popular tool in the workplace. Chances are, your employees are chatting in real time, exchanging files, and conferencing—opening a security hole in your organization big enough to drive a truck through. The fact is, IM is a primary pathway for malware infection , and can leave you with infected or corrupted files; loss of key data; financial loss; identity theft; copyright infringements; and Read More
Cloud/SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Processors
Fast becoming the preferred delivery model for companies in other manufacturing industries, software as a service (SaaS) is being adopted by food and beverage

what is opportunity cost  SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Processors Fast becoming the preferred delivery model for companies in other manufacturing industries, software as a service (SaaS) is being adopted by food and beverage processing companies using inadequate management systems. See how a SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system helps processors operate more efficiently and profitably, and enables world-class security, disaster recovery, and an expandable storage capacity. Read More
Collaboration is the Key to BPM Success
Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital

what is opportunity cost  is the Key to BPM Success Customers, employees, and partners are an integral part of any business—each playing an important role in its success. But how is it possible to share vital information between them? In order to access information, understand trends, and build better processes, a system that enables multi-user collaborative technologies is required. Without these collaboration tools, business process management (BPM) cannot be successful. Read More
Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA
In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis to examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of

what is opportunity cost  total cost of ownership, TCO, HANA, SAP HANA, Forrester, in-memory, SAP data, SAP analytics, TCO SAP HANA, cost SAP HANA Read More
Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting
During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT

what is opportunity cost  IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT investments deliver more value to a company’s top and bottom lines—by creating new efficiencies and increasing revenues—than any savings gained from traditional IT cost-cutting. Discover the other reasons why your IT spending can actually save money in the long run. Read More
Made2Manage (v.7) Is TEC Certified for Discrete Manufacturing ERP
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Made2Manage (v.7.0) by Aptean is now TEC Certified for discrete manufacturing enterprise

what is opportunity cost  an overall benchmark of what you can typically find on average across the discrete ERP market (i.e., the average solution).   Based on the comprehensive software comparison data that TEC possesses, Made2Manage ranks as a much stronger–than-average competitive solution against other products in the discrete manufacturing ERP solution space. As the above chart shows, the solution scores higher than the average solution in the Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Read More
$40 Billion Is Being Wasted by Companies without Product Information Management Strategies-How Is Yours Coming Along?
Information errors are costing retailers and manufacturers a lot of money. Studies show that billions of dollars are wasted because of invoice errors caused by

what is opportunity cost  40 Billion Is Being Wasted by Companies without Product Information Management Strategies-How Is Yours Coming Along? Introduction Information errors are costing retailers and manufacturers a lot of money. In fact, a 2002 study from A.T. Kearney estimated that $40 billion dollars (USD) per year are wasted because of invoice errors caused by bad data. Most agree that eliminating product information errors will save money, but many of those same believers are not rushing to solve the problem. Why? A variety Read More
Why One Virus Engine is not Enough
There is no single antivirus engine on the market today that is the fastest and most effective at identifying viruses, spam, or other threats. According to a

what is opportunity cost  One Virus Engine is not Enough There is no single antivirus engine on the market today that is the fastest and most effective at identifying viruses, spam, or other threats. According to a recent survey, 97 percent of organizations have antivirus software installed, yet 65 percent have been infected at one time or another since. One way to reduce the chance of virus infection is to install multiple antivirus scanners at the mail server level. Read More

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