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What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?
Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization

what is technical support  with these enhancements)? Furthermore, what is the realistic value of these upgrades when the enterprise system is old, and therefore quite stable and functional (tailored to fit)? Mature systems require an approach different from newer implementations to software support. The focus must be on customization, interoperability, and performance support. Yet vendors continue to offer the same one-size-fits-all models of support. Several sources tell us that users are now asking that the frequency of new

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‘Tis that time of the year when customer and technical support people go crazy…


This happens either because customers did not want to pay for upgrades or customizations all year long, or vendors simply ignored their clients’ needs and requests. Christmas is the time of year when business software proves what it can really do because it’s used very close to its full potential , when sales and purchases are at a very high level. Unfortunately, customer and

what is technical support  when business software proves what it can really do because it’s used very close to its full potential , when sales and purchases are at a very high level. Unfortunately, customer and technical support people are caught between the vendor and its customers and there isn’t much they can do—except maybe for psychological support. To decrease their frustration, I came up with some carols adapted to technical support: I Saw Three Ships all in transit, but they get here after Christmas—the customer is Read More

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 delivered as a service, security is better, rich user interfaces are available, and it has greater interactivity.

what is technical support  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

Bad Customer Support Is Not a Software Problem


A couple of days ago, my laptop decided (all on its own) to jump off my desk. Lucky for me, it survived almost completely undamaged except for a broken latch, which seemed easy enough to fix. So I decided to order the replacement part and fix it myself. Since I didn’t know exactly what part I needed to order, I started by calling the vendor’s Technical Service number. I

what is technical support  replacement parts, she’d see what she could do. She asked me a few questions, consulted a technician, identified the part I needed, and gave me the part number. So to recap: Vendor: 4 calls 1 hour Offered no help and missed an opportunity to make a sale. Reseller: 1 call 5 minutes Resolved the issue despite there being no possibility of making a sale. There’s a lesson here for companies that are looking to upgrade their customer support systems. The difference between customer support that makes you Read More

Minimizing the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications


Many organizations don’t follow formalized processes for technical support evaluation. However, technical support is a vital component of any enterprise software solution. The fact is, poor technical support can have a severe impact on a solution’s total cost of ownership.

what is technical support  it gives to users? What is written in the SLA? For instance, does the vendor stipulate how it will deal with downtime and how fast it will deal with the issue? As for the users, they can curtail risk by adopting an ITIL methodology (or similar) in order to minimize confusion when downtime occurs and increase speed to uptime when something of this nature arises. TEC's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center Read More

Is HCM for Everyone?


Human capital management (HCM) software is traditionally understood as addressing human resource (HR) plus talent management business requirements. While HR software is now quite affordable and adopted by many businesses, a comprehensive HCM suite that includes talent management modules is not equally accessible. Talent management products are relatively new on the market. Some of them, especially

what is technical support  approaches might include identifying what is viral or in other words what makes things unprofitable and inefficient for the company, then mapping the rhythm in which personnel fluctuates as well as what triggers the fluctuation, and finally assessing whether the fluctuation can be prevented or simply understood as a natural part of a company’s operations. Consequently, processes and tools can be employed to help with staff turnover. If not properly equipped with sufficient software or expertise, Read More

The Complex Handling of Complexity in Decision Support Systems


Warren Weaver, an American mathematician known for his work on machine translation and his support for science in the United States, defined the complexity of a system as “the degree of difficulty in predicting the properties of the system if the properties of the system’s parts are given.” Weaver addressed and handled complexity by dividing it in two general types: disorganized and

what is technical support  sequences of decisions and what to do in every possible scenario; and how these decisions are related and affect the others. This can enable the necessary flexibility to make adjustments along the way. Data Volume Complexity The Fact: When carrying out an evaluation or analysis, data is the precious raw material. But it can easily turn into part of the problem. High volumes of data carry also the risk of augmented complexity to the analysis process. A decision support process has to be made based on a Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?


Enterprise Application Integration has changed massively in the past two years. Where is the market, and what vendors are left in the game?

what is technical support  Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now? M. Reed - September 6, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new terminology ( buzz-phrases like IAI, or Read More

Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?


Although Rimini Street's client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating demand for its service lines; healthy win ratios; and solid execution of its aggressive business plan.

what is technical support  and Maintenance) Street , What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? , What Are the Support and Maintenance Options? , and Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options . Distinct Value Proposition Hence, being a third incarnation, or a step up in the evolution of a service provider (that is, PeopleSoft, TomorrowNow, and Rimini Street today), and having a proven management team that combines a long track record of delivery and exclusive focus on the needs of PeopleSoft, Siebel, and Read More

Is Your Financial Transaction Secure?


The FDIC imposes IT integrity ratings on financial institutions. These ratings are known as URSIT ratings and are not disclosed to the public. There is no easy discernable way to know how safe your on-line transactions are.

what is technical support  and network security audit? What is the date that the last security audit was done? Are all financial transactions encrypted? Do they have a network security team? Doing on-line banking is clearly a risk. One needs to determine if the risk is worth the benefit before jumping on-line. 1 The Industry Standard http://www.thestandard.com Read More

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 a logical option for technologically conservative (and savvy) companies that do not need all the available upgrades.

what is technical support  Best Kept Secret ? , What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? , and What Are the Support and Maintenance Options? . Tomorrow Can Wait, for Now Enterprise software customers' awareness of alternative choices for ongoing S&M arrangements has, in particular, been the result of such providers as TomorrowNow. TomorrowNow is a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP . The company is based in Bryan, Texas (US), and became the third party support provider of S&M for the former PeopleSoft and JD Edwards Read More

Spinnaker Support Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer


Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple meanings for Spinnaker. For one, as a recent entrant into the third-party support and maintenance market for SAP customers (compared to a veteran provider like Rimini Street), this win adds to Spinnaker’s budding list of SAP

what is technical support  Support Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple meanings for Spinnaker. For one, as a recent entrant into the third-party support and maintenance market for SAP customers (compared to a veteran provider like Rimini Street), this win adds to Spinnaker’s budding list of SAP reference customers. In addition, D+M Group is a Read More

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The exponential growth of storage requirements is driven by the information age—the thirst for information and the increased complexity and size of applications, operating systems, and data. There are bigger disks storing an abundance of larger files than ever before, so the effects of fragmentation can worsen noticeably over time. To keep up with same-day performance degradation, disks must be defragmented in real time.

what is technical support  Real-time Defragmentation Needed in Today’s Environment? The exponential growth of storage requirements is driven by the information age—the thirst for information and the increased complexity and size of applications, operating systems, and data. There are bigger disks storing an abundance of larger files than ever before, so the effects of fragmentation can worsen noticeably over time. To keep up with same-day performance degradation, disks must be defragmented in real time. Read More

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what is technical support  Is A Vertical? Introduction What is vertical marketing? Vertical marketing is product and promotion efforts targeted at specific industries. Many benefits are derived from vertical marketing. These include messages that are better received, credibility, marketing budgets that go farther, less competition, etc. A common mistake is the failure to understand the verticals you choose to target. The definition of a vertical is not what the vendor thinks; it is what the prospects think. Vertical Marketing Read More