As manufacturing goes global, initiatives to standardize processes and key performance measurements across the enterprise to unite the greater supply chain are emerging. The main catalyst? Driving down costs in response to customer and market pressures. However, mid-size companies in particular are driving performance improvements with a more proactive, strategic vision for improving performance than reactively responding to cost pressure.
The goal of having one enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for all business processes remains popular. However, there are still many misconceptions associated with using enterprise resource planning solutions in asset-intensive industries. This white paper discusses and demystifies the myths for decision makers in asset-intensive industries. You’ll also see how IBM Maximo Asset Management can enhance the quality of asset data, contribute to the safety of the workforce, and help facilitate best practices that significantly impact the long-term success of your business.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Mar 09, 2007
This exclusive Yankee Group White Paper reveals and examines how mid-size businesses can now build a real-time enterprises and leverage real-time information. Learn how to reduce scattered information and silo databases that prevent your enterprise from achieving operational excellence.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Nov 27, 2007
But what is "BI" and how do small/mid size business owners acquire it without too much cost? This Executive White Paper will outline the issues and solutions for the "BI" requirements of growing companies.
Never has the need for a modern corporate performance management (CPM) solution -- one that unifies the "big three" processes of planning, budgeting, and forecasting -- been more critical to regaining and sustaining the accuracy, consistency, and transparency you expect from your numbers. Read this white paper to learn more.
Your company's success is predicated on making the right moves and staying competitive. A vital component of your success is the creation and execution of an actionable plan that supports your strategic goals and drives business decisions. Read this white paper to learn more.
Published By: Pointsec
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Critical data is best protected against misuse on business trips complete encryption of notebook hard disks. If 4,500 notebooks are involved, as is the case for the Zurich firm Swiss Re, precise selection criteria and exact planning for the international rollout are important.
Published By: Salesboom
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
The high price and complexity of traditional, installed-on-premise enterprise software has left SMBs unable to obtain true integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. On-demand software-as-a-service is changing all that. This white paper discusses the benefits of the on-demand, or hosted CRM and ERP vs on premise CRM and ERP solution and the benefits to the SMB.
Learn the 'bottom-up' approach to start Business Rules Extracting, Migrating and Auto Re-architecting your current mission-critical legacy system and their data, into an SOA. This is a "how-to" presentation addressing how to get started and eventually establish an internal L2S Center of Excellence.
In recent years, industry leading companies have identified business process innovation as the only real competitive advantage. But what sets the most admired process companies apart from the rest is their continued business process innovation and scale? Download this white paper to find out.
The Viking Yacht Company is a $275-million family-owned business that builds more than 100 sport fishing yachts a year in a high-technology, 550,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in New Gretna, N.J. With an increased emphasis on service, Viking Yacht needed an enterprise resource planning system that would better support its service system.
Access this white paper to learn how by employing technology to surmount the challenges of globalization, manufacturers can expand their businesses profitably to incorporate new markets, new levels of innovation and new revenue streams.
Key Performance Indicators and To-Do Lists provide the opportunity for a company to more fully utilize information already available within the organization to promote greater efficiency, stronger performance, and continuous improvement – all directed toward accomplishing company-wide business objectives for greater stronger asset performance.
Published By: AKS-Labs
Published Date: Mar 20, 2007
Business professionals lack essential information about real-life metrics and information on how to build a Balanced Scorecard, which supports weights and scores, which allows calculating the performance values. This whitepaper is a Balanced Scorecard design toolkit, which contains some "how-to" ideas.
Effective IT disaster recovery and business continuity planning is essential for every business. All businesses depend on their IT services for moment-to-moment operations. It is vital to ensure that those services are not disrupted due to any disaster. Pre-test your plans in a simulated network.
LifeLink Foundation needed to provide business continuity and DR of critical transplant related information to multiple locations and needed to manage DR planning and implementation in a hurricane zone. Learn how VMware & Dell EqualLogic worked together to implement two remote sites providing consolidated virtual storage, snapshot-based backup and recovery.
Even if a chosen business model establishes some preference for one technique over another, at different points in the value chain, different techniques may be appropriate to plan and manage the demand, the production activities, the resources, and the supply of materials. Knowing when and where to apply each of the different techniques is critical.
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 24, 2008
Media Channel Planning is the process of selecting the proper media channels to achieve the desired marketing outcomes. Godfrey believes Media Channel Planning is a critical part of any marketer’s strategic program, and should be an important part of annual planning as well as continuous improvement efforts throughout the program year.
Published By: Archway
Published Date: Nov 21, 2008
The role of marketing is constantly changing. As budgets shrink and demands grow, marketing departments across the country are being carefully scrutinized for their effectiveness. Top executives are holding marketers more accountable, which means they must not only deliver results, but also find ways to measure the actual bottomline impact of their marketing initiatives.
Planning & Financial Management addresses this broad business issue. Planning & Financial Management is one component within the Aprimo Suite. The entire suite is based on our Enterprise Marketing Backbone that reduces total cost of ownership and connects your marketing technology with the rest of the enterprise.
Talent management has become one of the most pressing topics within HR organizations today - and it is no wonder, given the current economic environment and business imperatives.
In this research bulletin, we will outline the approach HR organizations must take to identify, cost-justify, develop and implement the highest impact talent management strategy.
Read how Business analytics investments are more important than ever for business competitiveness and profitability and are becoming increasingly essential to maximize a company's return on investment.