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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

what should a good rfp have in it  What About ROI?    What about the ROI? From TESS I can do a trick and examine the value returned per dollar spent. More than that, I can include all costs (my TCO ), and compare the ROI's. In Figure 5, the total expected cost is measured for each PDA in my shortlist on the y-axis. Interestingly, the Jornada has the best ROI, and would win in this scenario. However, the chart also tells me from the table at the bottom of the figure that a cost reduction of $44 - some 8% - would give me the same ROI Read More...
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Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk
All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the

what should a good rfp have in it  companies employ them and what their competition is doing as well. Good relationships with a small number of suppliers can provide ready access to state of the art product information. Suppliers can also provide access to their customers who have considered other products and can provide insight into the most important selection considerations. Myth #3 - There are a vital few features, functions and characteristics that should drive the selection process. Remember the Velociraptor from Jurassic Park. Read More...
Making the Move: What to Do When You’ve Outgrown QuickBooks
Your old solution provided the basic bookkeeping capabilities you needed to start your company. But now, you have more customers. More employees. More

what should a good rfp have in it  Evaluate the software by what it can t do. Software product limitations are often much more revealing than feature list comparisons. Find out the maximum number of customers, vendors, and inventory items allowed. Ask how many line items a single invoice or sales order can handle, and ind out the maximum number of users that can work with a particular application at the same time. Use mistakes as your acid test. People make mistakes. If the software handles errors intelligently, that s a sign of good Read More...
Tier 3 And Tier 4 ... Where Do You Go If You Don't Know, What You Don't Know.
If you are an executive in a Tier 3 or Tier 4 manufacturing company and you have wondered where to start, whom to call, what questions to ask, this article is

what should a good rfp have in it  your software license agreement? What sequence should your implementation be completed? Need a recommendation for bar coding software that meets automotive standards? Want to know what the proper ratio of setup machinists to operators is for horizontal, vertical or turning centers? What bar code system works best with your ERP product? What ERP products are other companies gravitating to? Need to find a company to provide EAI or customized integration between your SPC, MES and ERP Systems? Should you use Read More...
5-step CRM Software Selection Guide: A Pragmatist’s Guide to CRM Software Selections
Selecting a new enterprise customer relationship management (CRM) solution is an undertaking that requires careful planning and managed execution. And in fact

what should a good rfp have in it  that it is not what is available that should guide your thinking at this stage (yes this comes later for those of you who enjoy reading ahead). The real question at this early point is ‘what do you need’ to accomplish your customer relationship management objectives? Approaching this question from the ”what’s available” perspective will almost certainly lead to a myopic view of your actual requirements that is driven by the capabilities of the first “cotton-candy-wonderland” (client quote) Read More...
IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry
The sales lead generation process for technology companies is very different from lead generation in other industries. Technology sector needs are more precise,

what should a good rfp have in it  will expend efforts on what are not current possibilities, while red-hot leads in other companies may slip by. Strategic Selling is part of the overall approach, not just part of the closing. Stage 4 - Lead Nurturing Not all Leads are ready to close directly after the lead generation process. In fact, very few are. Most leads enter into the nurturing process, where you have made the client aware of your services, established a possible need, and you decide the optimum time period before follow-up contact Read More...
Drink-IT Is TEC Certified for Mixed-Mode Enterprise Resource Planning
TEC is pleased to announce that Drink-IT by the NORRIQ Group is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode enterprise resource planning (ERP) software space. Drink-IT

what should a good rfp have in it  and see more of what Drink-IT offers, take a tour on the product Web site.   The NORRIQ group has a global reach and a strong network of international partners (see map below depicting Drink-IT’s international footprint). NORRIQ‘s partner network enables the company to deliver local services during the implementation in the local language; configure the solution based on local requirements; increase its international footprint and solution availability; and provide continuous support after project Read More...
Four Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies
For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that

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Competing in a Big-box World: How Retailers Can Leverage Technology to Thrive in Today’s Retail Environment
Industry analysts and retail executives agree that, although competitive prices are a must, “low price” as a leading strategy will no longer lead to long-term

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Keeping Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance
One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for

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Columbus IT is a global technology consulting and software development company dedicated to improving your operations. You can count on Columbus for low

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Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments
If the underlying business assumptions change, the cash flow projections may be critically flawed but the KPI’s can still be relatively reliable indicators of

what should a good rfp have in it  ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 2. Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Measuring the Impact of IT Investments Ray Tucker, CFO of the $1.3 B adhesives manufacture H.B. Fuller, finds, We can't really understand all of the benefits that will come from electronically enabling our business. We know that as we standardize on technologies we will grow our business. The benefits will probably come from places we don't expect to see them . Tucker states that the problem with financial analysis Read More...
Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production
Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your

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Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?
Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application

what should a good rfp have in it  know at implementation time what the data volumes will be in the future. Support for varying levels of fault tolerance, load balancing, and failover for mission-critical systems Workflow enablement (via SMTP, publish/subscribe capabilities, etc.) is a key requirement to reduce latency between distributed processes. The product should also have links to workgroup products such as Lotus Notes Domino and Microsoft Exchange. System Access Component A Web-based portal for transparent, integrated information Read More...
IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

what should a good rfp have in it  management told us exactly what they thought of our work and it wasn't good. We felt strongly that we were not a collection of dunces that had stumbled into IT management and we took no solace in studies that report typical project failure rates of seventy-two percent. Note : This note first appeared in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at Read More...

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