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Continuity (Food/Bev.) Continuity Marketing Insights for Online Specialty Food and Beverage Sector... You've heard all the great statistics that continuity correct than not; it's incredibly hard to right a marketing programs bring to the table (i.e. automatically wrong impression. recurring order programs like subscriptions and auto-ship): So what are the keys to flawless execution? What must you 1) Continuity customers buy 3-6 times per year compared not do? Start with understanding the full life cycle of a to 1-2 ...

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OrderMotion
 
Continuity (Health/Beauty) Continuity Marketing Insights for Online Health & Beauty.... You've heard all the great statistics that continuity wrong impression. marketing programs bring to the table (i.e. automatically recurring order programs like subscriptions and auto-ship): So what are the keys to flawless execution? What must you 1) Continuity customers buy 3-6 times per year not do? Start with understanding the full life cycle of a compared to 1-2 purchases for average continuity program. As seen in the diagram, the ...

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OrderMotion
 
Continuity (Nutraceuticals) Continuity Marketing Insights for Online Nutraceuticals, OTC pills, vitamin suppliers... You've heard all the great statistics that continuity hard to right a wrong impression. marketing programs bring to the table (i.e. automatically recurring order programs like subscriptions and auto- So what are the keys to flawless execution? What must ship): you not do? Start with understanding the full life cycle of 1) Continuity customers buy 3-6 times per year compared a continuity program. As seen in ...

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OrderMotion
 
Funnels & Gauges Do You Know the “Shape” of Your Business? This document will illustrate OrderMotion's Live View Dashboard and how to analyze the information it reveals. There are three main areas of the dashboard that will be referenced, and they are: Filters, Funnels, and Gauges. (Figure 1) In order to understand how these three features work, it's helpful to review some basic information about OrderMotion's campaign and order management platform, OMX. OMX integrates with Web sites, call centers, customer ...

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OrderMotion
 
International Data Support in OMX Many OMX merchants accept international orders and ship their products to foreign countries. OMX fully supports international commerce with great tools, such as SmartAddress to capture and validate addresses in many countries, the currency exchange rate display when viewing orders and the ability to capture credit cards from almost every country in the world.

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OrderMotion
 
Become an ERP Sleuth: Do Your Due Diligence When Selecting a New ERP Vendor Selecting an Manufacturing ERP vendor is not a decision to be made lightly and it will affect your business for years to come. Most organizations will go through an extensive review and analysis of features and functionalities. But in many cases these are not the only factors that make or break a successful implementation. Often times it is the less obvious information that is not always evident on the surface. Lawsuits, bait and switch sales processes, infrequent software updates and rapid ...

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IQMS
 
Customized Innovation IQMS 1.866.FOR.ERP2 www.iqms.com Twitter: IQMSERP The manufacturing drive to operate leaner and more efficiently is currently being courted by the arrival of affordable custom automation for the shop floor. From straightforward pallet wrapper applications to complex and robust distribution systems, automation has a foothold in the competitive, modern manufacturing environment. Through applications that integrate seamlessly into your enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting ...

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IQMS
 
How Successful ERP Selections are Made: The top things to look for, look at and look beyond The top things to look for, look at, and look beyond when evaluating an ERP purchase For manufacturers looking to add, upgrade or replace Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, one of the most apparent concerns is what the system can do. For example, can the system handle the company's scheduling needs; does it offer production monitoring and quality control; and can it stream- line communication? While these are important considerations, what an ERP system can and cannot do is only one ...

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IQMS
 
How the Small Get Mighty: ERP is essential but not just any ERP will do How The Small Get Mighty ERP is essential but not just any ERP will do Small to mid-size manufacturers (SMMs) are a driving force in the world economy. In the U.S. alone SMMs employ more than half of all workers, generate two-thirds of all new private-sector jobs, and produce more than half of the country's total economic output. SMMs have proven to be inventive, adaptable and receptive to customers' needs. However, despite the ingenuity and determination many SMMs display, today's ...

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IQMS
 
How to Evaluate ERP Platforms Learn how to plan up front when implementing an ERP solution. Understand why you’re choosing ERP software, what needs to be done to ensure full and expedient adoption, and how to measure performance to match your ROI expectations.

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IQMS
 
Lean Manufacturing and ERP: How to leverage ERP to get lean E-Book Lean manufacturing and ERP: How to leverage ERP to get lean A manufacturing firm adopting the principles of lean manufacturing can effectively leverage the company's ERP system during its transition to lean. This E-Book explains what part of the plant you should start with; the importance of simplify- ing the ERP system; how to balance the ERP system with lean principles; and what pitfalls to avoid. Lean manufacturing and ERP: How to leverage ERP to get lean Table of Contents E-Book ...

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IQMS
 
Mobility in the Manufacturing Workplace: 8 must-have mobile application qualities to increase operational efficiency Can mobile applications in the workforce redefine the way manufacturing companies run their businesses and increase their competitive advantage, while also creatively cutting costs? With the correct Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Some ERP software suites have developed new portable technology that allows plant floor personnel to get out from behind a desk and onto the shop floor with all the vital information they need at their fingertips. ...

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IQMS
 
Real-Time ShopFloor Integration, Simplified: The right ERP system can make it happen The key to achieving cost-effective savings in the supply chain is to exchange information accurately and quickly in real-time. Learn how an ERP solution can actively monitor the shop floor as production occurs, and automatically enables the exacting exchange of real-time shop floor data.

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IQMS
 
Why Price Shouldn’t Be the Final Factor When Investing in Manufacturing ERP Software: The Hidden Expenses Often Found in Low Cos In today's world of business, the word free doesn't really mean free. It's a tempting word – free – but it raises hairs on the backs of people's necks. Nothing is ever free. You know the company with the low cost offer has to make money to stay in business … so where are they making it? You find yourself looking for the hidden costs, the catch that will make you pay in the end. Sometimes the catch is obvious. Sometimes in complex products or services that affect all aspects of your business, ...

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IQMS
 
ACES Benefits The Benets That Accrue When Executives Measure the Total Customer Experience ©2009 Jagged Peak, Inc. All rights reserved. ...how does an execu- tive know that the rm delivers exceptional customer experiences? We all know that great customer experiences lead to good things. Consider the online retailing pioneer, Amazon.com. Started in the early 1990s to offer the “Earth’s Biggest Selection” of books, CDs, videos, DVDs, electronics, and more, it has grown to become a household name that today ...

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Jagged Peak, Inc.
 
Defying The Laws Of Fulfillment: The Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System An overview of the Kiva solution which highlights components of the technology, and provides background on the value of system.

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Kiva Systems
 
Enterprise Software that Contributes to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions The Pressure to be Green It's no secret that U.S. companies are facing great pressure to deal with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or carbon footprint. Responsible for over 80% of the carbon footprint of the United States, businesses and agricultural entities cannot delay their response to climate change, particularly in light of new “cap-and-trade” legislation which is just around the corner. This bill places mandatory limits on the emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause global ...

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Apptricity Corporation
 
Fulfillment 2.0: Tackling the Seven Critical Fulfillment Challenges of eCommerce Internet technology continues to evolve at such relentless speed that we all now carry a complete shopping mall in our mobile phones. What is now referred to as Web 2.0 has propelled online shopping at 18% annual growth to about $200B a year in North America, with similar numbers overseas. What’s needed to keep that growth going is a way to fulfill all those orders as fast and inexpensively as the web itself. What’s needed is Fulfillment 2.0. This paper outlines the unique challenges ...

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Kiva Systems
 
Getting Started With Aces Getting Started with ACES in Fulfillment Operations ©2009 Jagged Peak, Inc. All rights reserved. ...it is imperative that you measure your fulllment operations the way your customers see them to know how you are doing and more importantly, where you need to improve Every company with fulllment operations faces the same challenge-satisfying customer demand and doing it in a manner that creates a positive, if not superior, customer experience. At the very same time, you must do it without ...

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Jagged Peak, Inc.
 
Opportunity Lost A Frank Discussion About Why Today’s Order Management Systems Prevent Sales and Marketing Executives From Delivering on Their Vision ©2009 Jagged Peak, Inc. All rights reserved. “An almost universal trend around customer-centricity and customer experience management will fuel continued customer management investments regardless of economic conditions. Many organizations streamlined operational and supply chain efciencies through the last economic downturn, leaving the customer experience as ...

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Jagged Peak, Inc.
 
State Of The Art Fulfillment Direct Commerce Order Management and Fulllment Solutions (OMFS) have been in a near-constant state of evolution since they were rst brought onto the market by catalog companies in the mid-1970s. This evolution shows no signs of slowing, and currently presents anyone searching for software with a bewildering array of choices. Adding to the confusion are two other signicant factors: 1) There is no generally accepted group of functions that must be included for a package to qualify as an OMFS ...

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Jagged Peak, Inc.
 
The ACES Model Achieving Customer Experience Superiority The ACES Model - Beyond the Perfect Order There’s no room for guesswork when it comes to knowing how well your organization executes critical customer facing activities. Fail in front of your customers and your business is likely to fail. Every organization wants to deliver superior customer experiences, but quantitative measurements of the overall process of taking and delivering to customer demand have been hard to come by. Not anymore. The ACES ...

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Jagged Peak, Inc.
 
The Elephant in the Room How Order Management Shortfalls Undermine IT Success – and How CIOs Can Beat the Problem Once and for All

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Jagged Peak, Inc.
 
Warehouse Automation: How to Implement Tomorrow's Order Fulfillment System Today With increasing levels of uncertainty and the inability to predict supply and demand fluctuations because of global economic pressures, today's logistics executives find themselves scratching their heads in order to find balance in the supply chain. The first reaction may be to continue to tighten the belt to ride out the uncertainty and maintain as much status quo as possible.

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Kiva Systems
 
Why Does My ERP Implementation Keep Getting Delayed? A recent Yankee Group study revealed that a surprisingly low percentage of customers are satisfied with their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software providers. This is especially alarming in light of the huge investments that many firms typically make in such ERP systems. Given that ERP is arguably the most stable of Enterprise Software segments – versus segments like SCM, CRM, and other newer enterprise initiatives – how did this dissatisfaction develop? Examine an enterprise software ...

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Apptricity Corporation
 
Why Outsource? Why Outsource Your Direct-to-Customer eCommerce Channel? ©2010, Jagged Peak, Inc. All rights reserved. To better focus on their core competencies, more and more manufacturers recognize that outsourcing is an effective and economical way to manage their direct-to- customer (D2C) eCommerce channel. The trend is visible in mega-billion dollar companies as well as early stage companies with more limited resources. ©2010, Jagged Peak, Inc. All rights reserved. “Forrester Research advises that ...

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Jagged Peak, Inc.
 
ITAMG Tips for Liquidation and Inventory Template Download the inventory template today in order to receive the highest return on your surplus IT equipment. Taking an accurate inventory is the first step to maximizing the value of excess IT equipment. ITAMG has developed a template to ensure our clients capture the most important data for generating accurate quotes. The template will guide you to: Collect model and part numbers Catalogue specifications Note conditions and missing components Address important logistics and ...

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IT Asset Management Group
 
Adopting UNSPSC standards for effective Master Data Management UNSPSC, the global product and services classification standard, has been revolutionizing purchasing and supply management across the world. Many companies' item masters have errors, redundancies and outdated information due to sheer volume, complexity and dynamic nature of supply data. Also many high-end items and preference items are not coded, or are wrongly coded in the item master. Leading companies like GE have adopted UNSPSC across the enterprise. A clean, consolidated item master ...

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Zynapse
 
Award-Winning Spend Analysis Project Spend Radar was contacted by a leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider to support their multi-year agreement to provide strategic sourcing and spend management for a global 200 manufacturing company. Specifically, Spend Radar was responsible for collecting, cleansing and classifying spend data from over 90 global locations, identifying savings opportunities and tracking and allocating the savings back to the various operating companies, product lines, spend categories and plant ...

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Spend Radar
 
Business benefits, challenges and best practices of Material Master Data Management A 26-page information rich whitepaper on the business benefits, challenges and best practices of Material Master Data Management Wondering why most organizations are challenged in driving continuing positive ROI from their system consolidation exercise? You may be just a step away from unlocking the huge ROI trapped in your scattered and fragmented Material Master data. Read what eminent Meta group analysts, Barry Wilderman and Bruce Hudson have to say about the impact of Material Master ...

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Zynapse
 
Forrester Wave: Service Procurement Q3 2010 Companies can realistically expect to reduce costs by 5% to 10% by implementing a tool to automate, centralize and report on the services procurement process. Many companies have reached a point where first-generation vendor management systems (VMS) and paper-based processes no longer make the grade. Read industry interviews with sourcing and vendor management executives to find out why and what solutions worked for them.

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Emptoris, Inc.
 
Migration of Key Masters during an ERP Data Migration “The 4-undying reasons to take care of during an ERP Data Migration” • Why handling of the key masters during migrations is the key to unlocking the ROI from an SAP investment? • Why Master Data Management (MDM) of the Key Masters has to be part of the SAP implementation blueprint? • Why IT services providers or SAP implementation partners cannot do it? • Why migration of key masters requires the triple-fold combination of automated data cleansing tools, deep domain expertise and comprehensive ...

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Zynapse
 
Ten Tips for Superior Spend Intelligence 10 Tips for More Valuable Spend Intelligence Authored by: Brian Daniels, CEO, Spend Radar and Rod True, COO, Spend Radar

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Spend Radar
 
The Business Benefits of Material Master Data Management (MMDM) A 14-page whitepaper on how to achieve lower material costs and optimized inventory using Material Master Data Management Leading companies across sectors like manufacturing, energy and utility are making serious efforts to increase their operational efficiency, drive M&A synergies, and maximize ROI from ERP initiatives. This makes MMDM an essential investment for these companies. This white paper highlights the benefits that some companies have derived by implementing Material Master Data ...

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Zynapse
 
The Business Case for Master Data Management A step-by-step guide to create the right business case for all your Master Data Requirement Business initiatives such as ERP system consolidation, enterprise spend management, total productivity management (TPM) and improving overall equipment efficiency (OEE) have one thing in common. That is dependency on a clean, classified and attribute enriched master data. Master data that is wrongly classified can result in: • Increased inventory & procurement costs • Decreased plant & equipment ...

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Zynapse
 
DAM as SaaS 2.0: Monetizing the Content Lifecycle Digital Asset Management (DAM) has evolved tremendously and has spawned the emerging model of DAM as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). DAM as SaaS has not only capitalized on the value proposition of the overall DAM market but also brought to the table some very compelling benefits that are unique to the SaaS model while freeing-up valuable internal IT resources to do other productive tasks. To remain competitive organizations across verticals are clamoring to build efficiencies. This has changed ...

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Widen Enterprises, Inc.
 
Digital Asset Management: The Heart of Any ECM Solution It is now common for companies to generate huge amounts of digital content, both in structured and non-structured formats in their daily operations. This content can be a myriad of different digital formats, including scanned images and documents, emails, web pages, various spreadsheets, presentations, text documents, audio and video files, and animation, to name a few. These data assets can also cross all functional areas of an organization, such as marketing, product development, accounting, ...

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Widen Enterprises, Inc.
 
How Digital Asset Management Can help You Achieve Top Marketing Executives' 5 Highest Priorities Anderson Analytics recently performed a study that measured, among other things, the importance of various marketing trends to top marketing executives such as Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs). The “Marketing Trends Report 2010” survey was completed between January 11, 2010 and February 8, 2010 by respondents who are members of Marketing Executives Networking Group, hold a position of Vice President or higher and have a minimum base salary of $160,000. The survey showed that the top priorities ...

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Widen Enterprises, Inc.
 
Introduction to the Enterprise Video Market Enterprise video usage has become very conspicuous over the past few years. The ability to easily and cost effectively reach out to a large audience through video webcasting and conferencing has been a major catalyst in getting enterprise markets to use video. Enterprise video is no longer seen as “nice to have” and has now started establishing itself as an integral part of everyday business. With an ever expanding base of organizations that depend on video webcasting and conferencing for ...

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Widen Enterprises, Inc.
 
Realizing the Value Proposition of Hosted Digital Asset Management The value proposition of Digital Asset Management and more importantly DAM Software as a Service (SaaS) is no longer a "leap of faith." DAM is now a "must-have" for organizations looking at gaining marketing efficiency. Market evolution aided by infrastructural and technology advancements in storage, security, bandwidth, rich internet applications and web services have created a landscape that puts customers in a situation that they never were in before - they have choices. Customers have a ...

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Widen Enterprises, Inc.
 
Trends in eInvoicing and Sourcing Abstract: Evolving Trends in Invoice Processing As the world becomes increasingly interlinked through the global economy and international business relationships, organizations are adapting to all the complexities these issues bring. As these sourcing trends evolve, automation, specifically eInvoicing for the purpose of this paper, has rapidly gained ground as the missing link that addresses the challenges of both outsourcing and insourcing business processes. With automation, companies are ...

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Apptricity Corporation
 
WebJaguar Offers Chocolate Octopus a Sweet Platform Solution WebJaguar Offers Chocolate Octopus a Sweet Platform Solution Challenge: · Needed to upgrade platform · Wanted features specific to their business · Needed weather information for deliveries Results: · Improved operations · Customizable functions improve efficiency, customer service · Minimal time required for management and maintenance of platform “We've been very happy with the product..” --Victor Gonzales Based in Columbus, Ohio, Chocolate Octopus has been creating great-tasting ...

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Advanced E Media, Inc.
 
Why DAM Should be your First Technology Investment for 2010 The last several years have seen a dramatic shift from traditional media to digital media such as online marketing and social media. The move to digital media has led to an exponential growth in digital marketing content, which has in turn created bottlenecks and inefficiencies in managing this content and difficulties in measuring the performance of campaigns and in maintaining a consistent brand image. Digital Asset Management (DAM) technology can overcome these problems by automating the ...

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Widen Enterprises, Inc.
 
8 Ways to Choose the Proper Scanner for your Needs 8 Ways to Choose the Proper Scanner for Your Needs While creating an Information Management Strategy, you need to determine the most important piece to getting your documents digitized and that is the scanner. There are many choices on the market ranging from low end, 25 pages per minute and up desktop scanners to production scanners that will perform at 100 pages per minute and up. Almost all have duplex scanning to scan both sides of a document,

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Tallega Software
 
Accounting for Success with Content Management Accounting for Success with Content Management Save Time and Money with Integrated Processes for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Abstract: Accounting has its own forms of content (including invoices, bills, payrolls, and budgets) and its own fully regulated management processes for recording and summarizing business/financial transactions as well as analyzing, verifying, and reporting results. This white paper looks at how an integrated content management solution can improve these ...

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Tallega Software
 
Business Software for SME's What’s really going on out there in the world of business management software is often pretty difficult to work out. As with most things in life, it often depends upon where you get your information. Information Jigsaw? Most businesses get their information from the ‘Industry’ this is the IT view, from consultants and from the press. Then it’s a question of taking the bits that seem reasonable from each and ‘fitting’ them together to form a never ending information jigsaw. The problem ...

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CGram Software
 
Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme Organizations across the United Kingdom continue to prepare for their participation in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC). The legislation is due to be passed into law by early 2010 and will make the UK government the first to instigate a scheme of this nature to address the growing problem of carbon emissions and adverse climate change. The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is not ...

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Verisae
 
Case Study: Alkahest Artists CASE STUDY: ALKAHEST ARTISTS & ATTRACTIONS & QBO Musicians all over the country are humming "We're in the Money," thanks to an Internet banking program by Bill.com that pays them the moment they nish a performance. Pianist Mac Frampton, of Atlanta, understands the importance of prompt payments to performers because he's played at least 4,000 concerts since launching his career in 1972. "Artists have a lot of overhead," Frampton said. "We have to pay our side men - the men and women who accom- ...

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Bill.com, Inc
 
Case Study: Five Guys Burgers and Fries When partners with advanced degrees from top schools and backgrounds in high technology and advertising became area franchisees for one of the country's hottest food concepts, they thought simple procedures, like paying their bills on time, would be a breeze. But that was not the case when Peter Biro and three friends opened their rst Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant in Marlborough, Massachusetts, three years ago. "We had paper ying everywhere," Biro said, "and overpaid some vendors while ...

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Bill.com, Inc
 
Case Study: Harshman Phillips CASE STUDY: HARSHMAN PHILLIPS AND COMPANY An Atlanta accounting rm has changed its image, from a traditional paper based accounting rm to leveraging cloud based technology, allowing their clients to move to a streamlined 21st century technology based accounting rm, by using Bill.com for their clients. After years of success at Big Four rms, CPAs Bill Harshman and Bruce Phillips launched their own rm, Harshman Phillips & Company, LLC, in 1992, with specialties in, real estate and construction, ...

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Bill.com, Inc
 
Case Study: Miracle-Ear & MKT CASE STUDY: ASSOCIATED HEARING AIDS OF IL If Miracle-Ear franchisee Peter Gaspary's book- keeper hadn't resigned, he never would have discovered an easier, less expensive way to pay his bills. Gaspary, the owner of Associated Hearing Aids of Illinois, in Elmhurst, is one of Miracle- Ear's franchisees, with 27 hearing aid centers across the state. For many years, Gaspary used a full-time bookkeeper to keep track of his nances on QuickBooks. "Every week, I spent at least an hour approving and ...

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Bill.com, Inc
 
Case Study: NAWC & LarsonAllen CASE STUDY: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATER COMPANIES A staff of eight manage the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) who serve our nation's private water organizations. They provide water to almost 73 million Americans across the United States. Not surprisingly, each employee at NAWC wears several hats to make daily operations ow smoothly. Mike Horner, director of administration and membership, is one of the seven staff mem- bers in NAWC's Washington D.C. of ce. Mike works with ...

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Bill.com, Inc
 
Case Study: Sharkys Woodside Grill Sharky's Wood red Mexican Grill Franchisor Steve Paperno is on a mission to “change the way the world eats” by providing great tasting Mexican food made from organic and natural ingredients. Paperno says his priorities are to focus on his guests and franchisees, which is why he is such a supporter and advocate of Bill.com. The solution has enabled Paperno and his franchisees to minimize the amount of time they spend on accounting. Paperno says, “The more time I spend on my business and the less ...

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Bill.com, Inc
 
Case Study: Wegner CPA CASE STUDY: WEGNER CPAS - RELEASED FROM TEDIOUS TASKS CPA Heather Richter, a senior accountant with Wegner CPAs in Madison, Wisconsin, says she's been released from one of her most tedious tasks – recording, tracking and paying her clients' paper invoices. Richter, who works in the 62-year-old accounting rm's tax and business services department, has been using Peachtree Software to manage the accounts payable process for several clients. "One of my largest clients," Richter says, "runs a ...

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Bill.com, Inc
 
Case Study: Zong Until last year, Zong, a California company that facilitates mobile payments for online game players, used no technology at all to pay its own bills. "Our customers use their cell phone numbers to purchase virtual goods,” said Bing Cheng, Zong's accountant. “But before I arrived, Zong's CEO paid the bills by hand-writing checks and stuf ng them into envelopes. Fortunately, Zong uses QuickBooks and I had used QuickBooks' integration with Bill.com at a previous employer. It took me less than an ...

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Bill.com, Inc
 
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Readiness Examine the challenges and opportunities inherent to the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) legislation. Any organization affected by the CRC would do well to seek assistance to help it understand its reporting requirements and to follow through with its obligations.

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Verisae
 
CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: An Introduction to Reporting CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme: An Introduction to Reporting Implications of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) are far-reaching and will apply both within the public and private sectors across the United Kingdom. About 20,000 organisations will likely be affected, based on how much electricity they consumed in the baseline year of 2008. The scheme has a number of detailed reporting and compliance requirements, as well as potential financial and reputation impacts based on performance in ...

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Verisae
 
Economic Survival Kit: Enhancing SAP Performance in a Down Economy with Automated Invoice Processing Facing one of the most challenging economic environments our nation has experienced in recent history, gloomy reports from the U.S. Department of Commerce and other government organizations punctuate nearly every news story. With the country’s dim economic outlook, no singular industry seems to be immune to the falling profits, declining sales, and lack of available credit. Companies spanning a variety of markets are reporting record periods of declining production and stock prices dipping to ...

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Tallega Software
 
Enhancing AP & AR Performance in a Recovering Economy Seeing the big picture with United States experiencing one of the most challenging economic environments since the Great Depression, gloomy reports from the U.S. Department of Commerce and other government organizations make frequent headline fodder. No singular industry seems to be immune to the falling profits, declining sales, and lack of available credit. Overall, a decline in U.S. corporate profits from a peak in 2007 to a 2010 low of a record 30% is predicted. (ISI Group). But recently, ...

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Tallega Software
 
Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) is an essential requirement for companies and will likely become necessary due to government legislation. No longer is it permissible for a company to look within its borders, but it must look at its overall environmental responsibilities and accurately gauge and measure carbon production and emission caused by its very existence. Financial data must be directly linked through lifecycle assessments enabling action to be ...

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Verisae
 
Executive Order 13514 Overview White Paper Executive Order 13514 Overview White Paper While the Executive Order 13514 establishes deadlines for each agency to report back to the executive, it does not establish firm guidelines for carbon emission reductions. Each agency must compose its own estimates based on anticipated achievement and an overall assessment will then be collated by the Council chairman before being returned to President Obama. Due to the complexity associated with the introduction of a sustainability platform and ...

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Verisae
 
Is SharePoint a Document Management System? Is SharePoint a Document Management System? The answer lies within what you are expecting from the system. It depends on how you choose to define your needs for a document management solution. At the core, a document management system is designed to automate a business process. In its simplest form, this involves capturing paper documents, or other types of content, so an end user can retrieve the image/content from their computer as efficiently as possible. In practice, executives and end ...

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Tallega Software
 
Overcoming the Top Pitfalls of Manual Invoice Processing At the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, in the heart of Los Angeles, a vicious cycle has been repeating itself for 30,000 years. According to the Page Museum web site, warm temperatures from late spring through early fall would have provided the optimum conditions for entrap- ment in the sticky asphalt. “Depending on the time of day or year, strong and healthy animals may 3. have managed to escape, but others would have been held fast until they died of exhaustion, or fell prey to passing predators.” ...

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Tallega Software
 
President Obama’s Plans for Sustainability President Obama’s Plans for Sustainability As world leaders gather in Copenhagen to debate a successor to the landmark Kyoto Protocol, it is no overstatement to say that all eyes will be on the United States. Executive 0rder 13514 is President Obama’s most significant call to environmental action. The order request plans and accurate tracking of each agency’s greenhouse gases. The process of making sustainability actionable begins with radical levels of detail across agencies and a level of ...

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Verisae
 
ReadSoft Whitepaper E-invoicing has been around for many years, but long and complex installation processes have held the technology back. The need for decreased costs, tougher legal requirements, and environmental concerns are now pushing many organizations to look for new ways to digitize the sending and receiving of invoices. There are several ways to send and receive invoices electronically: EDI is the traditional way of interchanging e-invoices. It is fast and secure, but cumbersome to set up and ...

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Tallega Software
 
Stimulus Plan for Accounting: Slash Invoice, Remittance, and Check Processing Costs with Automation As we are facing one of the most challenging eco- nomic environments our nation has experienced in recent history, gloomy reports from the U.S. Depart- ment of Commerce and other government organi- zations punctuate nearly every news story. With the country’s dim economic outlook,no singular industry seems to be immune to the falling profits, declining sales, and lack of available credit. Companies are re- porting record periods of declining production, and stock prices are dipping to the ...

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Tallega Software
 
Supply Chain Emissions Management Supply Chain Emissions Management The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, has really brought the issue of life-cycle analysis and supply-chain emissions tracking to the forefront. With much fanfare, Walmart announced during mid-July 2009 that it would be developing a “Sustainability Index” which would in no small way require its suppliers, all 100,000 of them, to measure sustainability as part of the overall supply chain. Lifecycle analysis (LCA), or lifecycle assessment, tells us about ...

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Verisae
 
Verisae’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platform Verisae’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Platform Traditional methods of doing business are changing as a consequence of a much keener analysis of asset optimization, performance characteristics, customer service, financial constraints and environmental issues. Multiple forces are at work, that are likely to change the business landscape, forces that threaten the very existence of the company should it not be willing to recognize and to change with the times. “Business as usual” will simply ...

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Verisae
 
ERP for Small and MidSize Businesses The needs of Small/Medium Businesses (SMB) can be similar to those of a larger organization in many aspects. However, it is increasingly true that while they have various matching needs in some areas, the SMB has elements with much more basic needs. The concept of separation of duties may also be different. In larger organizations, there tends to be multiple people performing the same task, while in a SMB, there may be multiple tasks being handled by one person. For these reasons among others, ...

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Metasystems, Inc.
 
Implementing ERP in Small and MidSize Manufacturers Implementing ERP in Small and Mid-Size Companies This is an excerpt from the April 1, 2001 issue of CIO Magazine “ERP Implementation in 10 Easy Steps.” 1. Ask the board of directors for an arbitrary but large sum of money. (Suggestion: $300 million.) 2. Give half the money to consultants. Ask them to select an appropriate ERP package for your company. Consultants will audit your business processes for six months and then select SAP, which they happen to resell. 3. Form cross-functional ...

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Metasystems, Inc.
 
Now is the Time to Implement a New ERP Software Solution, Jack Welch Now is the Time to Implement a New ERP system Jack Welch, legendary CEO of General Electric speaking at a Las Vegas conference in 2002: “This will pass, don't hunker down and freeze overit; just fix it.” This quote came as he was insisting that during an economic downturn companies should position themselves to pull ahead of their competition. In these tough economic times where your company might be having a “down” year; one would not think to take on the additional expense of implementing ...

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Metasystems, Inc.
 
Reducing Procurement Costs While Improving Quality This white paper details the loaded costs of the traditional healthcare supply chain and examines a new paradigm driven by state of the art ecommerce. The automated and integrated ORMED X Easy Pay ™ process converges business processes and employs a single, shared, electronic document from source to settlement. Without impacting the buyer’s cash flow for 30 to 45 days, Easy Pay facilitates the immediate payment of merchants upon receipt of goods and electronic matching of the PO, receiving, and ...

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Ormed Information Systems Ltd.
 
Selecting an ERP Software Package Failed ERP implementations can lead to overrun costs and complete chaos. See key considerations for small to midsize businesses to use when looking for the right ERP software with the right functional fit as well as the right software vendor to help through implementation and beyond.

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Metasystems, Inc.
 
Advanced Sourcing White Paper This white paper helps to clarify the value of optimization-enabled advanced sourcing tools, by providing a high-level overview of the functional differences between various sourcing technologies, the characteristics of an advanced sourcing technology platform, and the benefits afforded by such technologies. It will also explain how advanced sourcing technologies like CombineNet ASAP can establish the framework by which companies like yours can change their sourcing strategies and practices.

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CombineNet, Inc.
 
ClearPoint Strategy Flyer Organizational leaders and decision makers face many similar challenges: • Increasing demand for accountability and lower availability of resources • Overtaxed and overburdened management and staff • “Siloed” organizations focused on program effectiveness, not organizational strategy • No understanding of cause-and-effect link- ages driving change • Multiple “versions of the truth” leading to conflicting decision-making • A culture of distrust of measurement and management systems These ...

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ClearPoint Strategy Management Software
 
Data Governance for ERP Projects Data Governance has emerged as the point of convergence for people, technology and process. This is a vital link in the ongoing data management process by maintaining the quality of data and making it available across an organization. Learn how to adopt the best practices for ongoing data management.

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Zynapse
 
Getting the Master Data Project done the "RIGHT" way – “Case study” An exclusive success story of a Fortune 200 enterprise Learn how the master data management initiative delivered: • A unified view of the master data across the enterprise • Accelerated ROI realization from massive ERP investments • Inventory optimization by duplicate identification • Improved operational and process efficiencies

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Zynapse
 
Apptricity Spend Management: Leveraging Service Orientation to Support Changing Business Processes. Consistently being able to manage business processes is one of the most common problems companies experience. Even the best managed companies discover that ineffective process management can dramatically affect operational efficiency. Nowhere is this problem felt most acutely than in the area of financial transactions. The typical company deals with a variety of processing in finance including managing expense reports, processing invoices and generating purchase orders. While most companies ...

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Apptricity Corporation
 
A Practical Guide to Smart Process Applications by Sandy Kemsley "Good customer and business partner interactions are the lifeblood of successful organizations. Traditional packaged enterprise software applications, which focus on maximizing automation and efficiency of routine tasks, have been widely deployed in most organizations to support those critical interactions. Yet these applications often prove too rigid for the information-rich, dynamic and collaborative interactions that characterize many customer and business partner relationships ...

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Kofax Ltd
 
Analytics for Capture - Unlocking the Power of Analytics to Optimize Your Capture Environment The use of data and analytics is changing the way companies do business in the 21st century. Today, data is a core asset affecting every application and industry, and it all begins with the capture of data. Whether paper-based or electonic, capturing information when and where customer-facing interactions first occur is where the battle begins. Learn more about unlocking the power of analytics to optimize your capture environment with this whitepaper.

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Kofax Ltd
 
Customer Onboarding for Financial Services Customer onboarding is one of the most important events in the life cycle of a banking customer, setting the stage for the entire relationship going forward.When an account opening experience is slow or painful,it can leave your customer with a negative impression that may linger for months, eating into future sales and even leading to defections. This is hardly conducive to success in an industry where institutions are working overtime to sign up new customers—and where margins and budgets ...

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Kofax Ltd
 
Hackett Group White Paper: Accounts Payable Automation: Five Technology Advancements Helping to Break Down Adoption Barriers Automating the AP process delivers indisputable value in the form of reduced transaction costs, increased control over payment timing, and traceability through the AP process. In fact, data from The Hackett Group’s most recent Purchase-to-Pay Performance Study shows that organizations with high levels of AP automation save 39% on invoice processing costs and enjoy 15-20% faster invoice processing cycle times compared to the peer group. Technology advancements have reduced the total cost of ...

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Kofax Ltd
 
Image Capture Will Transform the Customer Experience "There are already more than 150 million consumer smartphones in use in the U.S., and that number is expected to grow to more than 200 million by 2017. The figures for tablets are equally impressive, with the current 132 million expected to grow to more than 190 million by 2017. With 39 percent of the U.S. workforce already working in mobile environments for a significant part of their week, this is also a revolution. For brands, this affords a huge opportunity to rethink how they engage their ...

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Kofax Ltd
 
Infographic: Finding Revenue in your AP Automation Process Looking to transform your Accounts Payable Department? This accounts payable infographic shows the steps an invoice follows, from the time it’s captured to the time it’s paid. These steps are largely identical from company to company – so how can best-in-class AP departments achieve such improved scores over their lower-rated industry peers? A closer look reveals multiple areas within the process that can yield significant savings when a company is fully implementing automation and ...

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Kofax Ltd
 
Meeting Customers Where They are with Real Time Mobile Engagement In 2014, the total number of global mobile internet users is expected to surpass the total number of desktop internet users. Organizations are facing the reality that the preferred engagement channel of their customers (and potential customers) is no longer fax, snail mail, web portals or phone—it’s mobile. Static mobile apps—those enabling consumers to locate stores, check statuses and review account information—have paved the way for the next wave of mobile customer engagement apps for ...

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Kofax Ltd
 
Overcoming Challenges in AP Automation Accounts payable automation presents unique challenges. It is characterized by large volumes of data, arriving in different formats and media that must be securely received, accurately interpreted and entered into financial systems. Transactions within the process may require discrepancy resolution, accounting coding, approvals, and settlement. End-to-end automation tames this disorderly process and unleashes information about every aspect and dimension. This positions finance to manage the ...

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Kofax Ltd
 
Actionable Supply-chain Intelligence: Leveraging the Services Hub White Paper Learn how you can create a WH IT E PA PE R : Leveraging the Services Hub for Supply-Chain Visibility Actionable Supply Chain Intelligence: Leveraging the Services Hub Introduction There is no question that supply chain visibility is a requirement for any company competing in today's global marketplace. After all, you've got to be able to see something if you want to manage it, especially if that something is as vital to your business as your supply chain, right? Okay, now that we're all agreed on that, can we also ...

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Inovis, Inc
 
Early Mover Series: Integrating Corporate Performance Management and Risk Management Protiviti’s Early Mover Series explores various aspects of Protiviti’s PRIM2 framework for integrating strategy-setting, performance management and risk management with the intent of helping companies become early movers in the marketplace. We define an “early mover” as a firm that quickly recognizes a unique opportunity or risk and uses that knowledge to evaluate its options before the opportunity or risk becomes widely known. This white paper, the third in the series, and our supporting ...

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Protiviti Inc
 
ERP Implementation Risk: Identifying, Monitoring and Remediating Issues Throughout the Project to Ensure Success From hardware and software implementation to support services, organizations spend millions of dollars on enterprise resourcing planning (ERP) systems. There is little margin for error when undertaking such a significant investment. If deadlines slip or if the ERP system does not function as intended, it can quickly derail business decision-making, productivity and profitability.

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Protiviti Inc
 
Internal Audit's Role in Cloud Computing Internal audit is well positioned through its role as an assurance function of the organization to help management and the board identify and consider the key risks of leveraging cloud computing technology. This white paper discusses steps internal audit can take, including: Defining a cloud strategy Evaluating vendors Implementing a cloud computing model Monitoring vendors

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Protiviti Inc
 
Is Your Company Vulnerable to a Rogue Trader? While most traders respect the rules and use them to the benefit of their employers, there are many cases of organizations that have suffered unexpected and significant trading losses due to an employee’s actions. The most common drivers for rogue trading are attempts to manipulate incentive compensation plan results or hide an error. Given these temptations and others, it is prudent for organizations to exercise regular diligence within the control infrastructure surrounding trading operations ...

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Protiviti Inc
 
New Product and Service Innovation: Improving Front-End Effectiveness As organizations better refine their product and service development processes, they increasingly turn their attention to what occurs at the front end. The old adage “garbage in, garbage out” is so true in product development. Getting better ideas and then taking them through an efficient and effective process can only improve the outputs and outcomes of the entire product or service development effort. What are best-practice organizations doing to enhance their performance in the early ...

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APQC
 
SAP BusinessObjects GRC Access Control 10.0 – New Feature Highlights and Initial Lessons Learned In GRC 10.0, three cornerstone products – Access Control, Process Control, and Risk Management – are integrated, allowing for pervasive risk management across business processes and user access provisioning activities by improving crucial automated monitoring and risk reporting capabilities. This white paper discusses key highlights in GRC 10.0, changes from earlier versions, a case study and initial lessons learned.

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Protiviti Inc
 
The Financial Version of Competing in a Marathon? Comments on the Enhanced Prudential Standards Proposal An athlete knows that just showing up on race day does not make him or her a top contender – achieving that status requires practice, hard training, and the willingness and ability to make adjustments in an ongoing effort to improve. Athletes also know how rewarding it can feel to challenge their minds and bodies and overcome all obstacles to cross the finish line.

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Protiviti Inc
 
ComputerAssociates CPSIA Compliance Overview Complying with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 - General Conformity Certificates and ERP Software Solutions The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) was passed by U.S. Congress and signed into law. The new law is designed to assist the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) in better regulation of the safety of products made and imported for sale in the U.S. The CPSIA also contains regulations that are intended to make products for children ...

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Computer Associates Inc
 
ComputerAssociates ERP EDI Overview Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): Meeting the Business Requirements of High-Volume Trading Partners If your retailers (trading partners) include high-volume trading partners like Walmart, your ERP software must be able to process secure Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions. EDI is the electronic communication method of business transactions1 such as purchase orders, invoices, shipment notifications and other business documents between organizations. EDI is a central part of ...

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Computer Associates Inc
 
Maximizing Your Metals Position with Comprehensive Precious Metals Control Software Maximizing Your Metals Position with Comprehensive Precious Metals Control Software Protect your company’s metal assets with proactive management of fine metal inventory, raw material in process and precious metals scrap―wherever it’s located. If you’re a wholesale trader and refiner of precious metals, it can be argued that nothing is more fundamental to your business than a 100% accurate, on-demand metals inventory control solution. If at any given time you don’t precisely know, down to the ...

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Computer Associates Inc
 
The Visible Supply Chain: Ensuring End-to-End Optimization Today’s supply chain is, of course, the primary processing mechanism of every manufacturing company. But it’s more than that: Its multifaceted, multicompany, multinational structure makes it the most complex management challenge found in any enterprise. Supply chain management no longer means just making sure that the right resources and the right materials move to the right place at the right time. Today, it also means ensuring that the entire chain of events involved in producing goods and ...

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Epicor Software Corporation
 
Achieving Operational Excellence in the Cold Chain Summary The Cold Chain is a supply chain involving the movement of goods whose temperature needs to be carefully controlled. Being able to diagnose prob- lems, correct those problems, and put in place processes that insure the new or existing Standard Operating Procedures are followed is critical to the health of the general public. This Brief offers a case study of a continuous improvement program put in place by a restaurant chain. A new On Demand solution offers great potential for ...

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Sensitech
 
10 Ways to Stop Service 10 Ways to Stop Service 10 Ways to Stop Service 10 Ways to Stop Service 10 Ways to Stop Service 10 Ways © 2012 Customer Service Delivery Platform Corporation 1. We’ve fixed something that was out of warranty and didn’t get paid for it .....................3 2. We’re unable to deliver proactive service................................. ........................................ ..........3 3. Our service technicians don’t have the right parts on hand to make repairs. .................4 4. We’ve noticed a decrease in customer satisfaction............................ ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
2012- The Year of Expansion for Service Delivery Automation 2012 – The Year of Expansion for Service Delivery Automation The results of the 2011 Service Delivery Automation Benchmark Survey conducted on behalf of The Service Council™ by its “Official” Research Partner, Strategies For GrowthSM, reveal a scenario that forecasts 2012 as “The Year of Expansion for Service Delivery Automation.” Due in part to key drivers including the proliferation, acceptance and accessibility of cloud- based technology to service organizations of all types and sizes, and ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective Field Service Organizations This article was written by CSDP’s CEO, Jerry Edinger and first appeared in Field Technologies Magazine in February, 2013. You have probably read, or are at least familiar with, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Many of these ideas also apply to field service. Below is a list of 7 Habits for Successful Field Service Organizations. Deliver Proactive Service Begin and End with Customer Satisfaction Prioritize Your Contract Renewals and Process Think ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
A Unique Approach to Service Entitlement © 2011 Customer Service Delivery Platform Corporation 1. OVERVIEW................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................3 2. PHILOSOPHY ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ............4 3. TERM AND CONDITION OBJECTS (ENTITLEMENTS) ........................................ ............................5 4. CONTRACTS AND QUOTES ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Bridging the Gap between CRM and ERP Bridging the Gap between CRM and ERP Your Post-Sale Service Delivery Strategy SRM© © 2012 Customer Service Delivery Platform Corporation We routinely speak with many service delivery executives who have implemented an ERP and/or CRM solution believing they could also use this software to manage their entire post-sale service delivery process and discover that this is simply not the case. Unfortunately, executives responsible for driving cost-efficiencies and increased profitability from ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Case Study: A Flexible Solution to Meet Complex Medical Industry Requirements Case Study: A Flexible Solution to Meet Complex Medical Industry Requirements CSDP helps a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturer implement a robust service delivery solution to meet rigid industry standards… Primary goals: Overhaul the entire customer service, project management, help desk support and product recalls processes. Features: Provide a streamlined solution that could integrate with a wide variety of legacy systems and would be flexible enough to handle unique ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Case Study: Automate the Entire Depot Support & Logistics Process Unifying Infrastructure. Transforming Businesses. Gaining Market Share. Case Study: Automate the Entire Depot Support & Logistics Process CSDP helps a Fortune 100 insurance and causality firm provide a robust and holistic approach to their depot support & logistic services for their field agents and claims personnel… Primary goals: Provide a streamlined and integrated process to support such functions as RMA’s, depot services for field personnel, new hire deployment and disaster response ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Case Study: Automate, Track and Manage Complex Time and Billing Processes Unifying Infrastructure. Transforming Businesses. Gaining Market Share. Case Study: Automate, Track and Manage Complex Time and Billing Processes CSDP helps CSI automate a laborious, manual time tracking and billing process by implementing a fully tailored solution that is now the core of CSI’s business. Primary goals: Eliminate exceedingly cumbersome and tedious manual time tracking and billing process by implementing a flexible solution to manage the core processes of CSI’s ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Case Study: Increase Customer Satisfaction while Reducing Warranty Costs Case Study: Increase Customer Satisfaction while Reducing Warranty Costs CSDP helps high-tech service provider consolidate 28 contact centers while integrating over 25 disparate legacy systems, leading to a significant increase in customer satisfaction and reducing warranty support costs by 75%... Primary Goals: Consolidate 28 disparate call center systems System Availability: 99.9% Customer Satisfaction: Up 15 points Warranty Support Costs: Down 75% © 2011 Customer Service Delivery Platform ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Case Study: Reducing Inventory and Logistics Costs Case Study: Reducing Inventory and Logistics Costs CSDP helps a leading hi-tech firm enhance their CRM systems by reducing inventory and logistics costs, driving down repair times and expenses, and by improving customer service… Primary goals: Reduce inventory and service costs; improve customer satisfaction First-call resolution: Up 23% Average cost per repair: Down 54% Cost reductions in: Labor costs, overstocks, non-authorized repair costs © 2011 Customer Service Delivery Platform ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Defining the Seamlessly Connected Enterprise: A guide to uniting processes and technology Companies today are looking for a strategic approach for deploying Cloud-Based solutions, business process management (BPM), and other process improvement strategies that will allow them to take advantage of emerging technologies to improve their business operation. Under pressure to achieve higher levels of effectiveness (achieve more with less), companies have deployed numerous technologies, the latest process management tools, and are making an attempt to deploy best-of-breed business ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Learn the 4 Critical Steps to Building a Business Process Mapping Roadmap In this whitepaper, we are going to expand on the four steps necessary to perform Business Process Mapping (BPM), which we addressed in our webinar, “Take Your Service Operation from OK to Very Good: Best Practices in Business Process Mapping.” During the webinar, John Ragsdale, Vice President of Technology Research with TSIA, highlighted the importance of defining processes before any technology project. We also addressed the benefits of Business Process Mapping and provided a high level ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Learn the 4 Critical Steps to Building a Business Process Mapping Roadmap This whitepaper expands on the four steps necessary to perform Business Process Mapping (BPM), which we addressed in our webinar, “Take Your Service Operation from OK to Very Good: Best Practices in Business Process Mapping.” During the webinar, John Ragsdale, Vice President of Technology Research with TSIA, highlighted the importance of defining processes before any technology project. We also addressed the benefits of Business Process Mapping and provided a high level overview of four steps ...

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 CSDP Corporation
 
Making Cloud Computing Soar with Managed Internet Access Cloud computing has established itself in 2010 as a viable long-term business networking paradigm, and organizations of any size and anywhere on the globe can benefit from its innovations. Many organizations are using cloud networks to facilitate business continuity and disaster recovery and cut costs by using hosted servers, as well as making use of cloud-based services such as storage or Web- based applications such as customer relationship management applications. In this context, the ...

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Elfiq, Inc.
 
Voice over IP Networks: Ensuring quality through proactive link management Voice over IP (VoIP) networks offer clear advantages over traditional telephony technologies (PSTN) such as cost reduction, unified messaging, unified networking, simpler add/move/change operations and user functions, making it a choice that many organizations are making and migrating their systems to. Unlike traditional telephony, which provided a very high level of availability, performance and reliability, VoIP implementations become dependent on Internet-based links and private WAN links, ...

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Elfiq, Inc.
 
Voice over IP Networks: Managing the SIP Protocol With Link Balancers SIP is the most widely used protocol for Voice over IP (VoIP) network communications, from retail service offerings to global enterprise deployments. SIP is supported by all the major VoIP and networking suppliers and manufacturers, and VoIP service providers as well. The use of ISP redundancy and balancing products must be planned according to key elements defined in this document to ensure maximum return on investment when used for SIP-based applications. SIP, Session Initiation Protocol, ...

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Elfiq, Inc.
 
VPNs: Maximizing Uptime and Performance Since the 1990’s, virtual private networks (VPNs) have revolutionized how organizations have been interconnected, replacing frame relay systems, dial-up systems and other similar technologies with lower-cost and widely available Internet connections for both offices and mobile employees. With this new connectivity paradigm, organizations have exponentially grown their usage of this technology into a corporate dependence, creating new problems for the existing approach. Bandwidth has become a ...

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Elfiq, Inc.
 
Good Cold Chain Management is a Secret Ingredient for Freshness and Quality at Legal Sea Foods In 1968, the Berkowitz family opened its first seafood restaurant, right next to the family's fish market in Cambridge, MA. The fish was simply prepared - either broiled or fried - and served on paper plates at communal picnic tables. Despite the low-key trappings, the food was second to none and word spread quickly. Today, Legal Sea Foods remains a family-owned business and enjoys an international reputation for serving only the freshest, best-quality fish and shellfish, which it processes at ...

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Sensitech
 
RFID Tracking Adds Value to Forklifts and Reusable Containers RFID Tracking Adds Value to Forklifts and Reusable Containers by Rush Tracking Systems For any supply chain to succeed, the right infrastructure is needed to store and move materials within the distribution network. And within any distribution system, the basics of supply chain mechanics are built upon reliable lift trucks and containers to transport a wide assortment of goods inter-plant, intra-plant and beyond. In best-in-class supply chain operations, reusable containers are considered and ...

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Rush Tracking Systems
 
Integrating the Quote-to-Cash Process, White Paper This white paper examines the challenges faced today by organizations that operate a manual quote-to-cash process across dispersed ERP installations, as well as the outcomes of an automated and integrated quote-to-cash process. It is a resource to help businesses gain efficiency and improve customer service in today’s competitive business environment. The document is structured to guide the reader through the quote-to-cash process with its main sub-processes. This paper is designed to assist ...

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Syncron
 
Developing procedures for your document control system Developing procedures for your document control system in any company or organization can be a long and arduous process - numerous meetings around conference tables trying to create the perfect procedure: this is an impossible task. In an increasingly regulated business world it is extremely important to have pertinent and precise policies and procedures for your document control system. By using the following 7 steps and an electronic document management system you will dramatically reduce ...

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Interax Group, Inc.
 
Inventory Management in Dealer Oriented Industries, White Paper Best-in-class supply chain strategies and processes for automatic replenishment of inventory to your dealer or branch locations providing improved service levels, increased sales and optimized inventory levels.

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Syncron
 
Sales Benchmarking Primer Sales benchmarking is a diagnostic discipline that objectively identifies sales-related performance improvement opportunities and enables best practices solutions to close the gap. This Sales Benchmarking Primer includes two important chapters from Making the Number, the definitive book about sales benchmarking and a current best-seller.

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NetSuite Inc.
 
The Compelling TCO Case for Cloud Computing in SMB and Mid-Market Enterprises SMB and mid-market enterprises need solutions that enable them to meet their business goals, and also help them to conserve capital and reduce ongoing costs. Cloud computing vendors can amortize costs over thousands of customers. Learn how this yields substantial economies of scale and skill, and lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) for the enterprise. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) face a tricky dilemma in today’s challenging economic climate. It’s no longer business as usual; ...

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NetSuite Inc.
 
The JMS Guide to Successful Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Partnership Programs Read four important topics that pertain to the successful implementation of a VMI supply chain partnership that will electronically share information between members of the supply chain resulting in shorter lead times, reduced inventory, reduced obsolescence, and more efficient manufacturing.

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Jada Management Systems LLC
 
CM + PLM Simplified (And A Whole Lot More) CMPRO is the solution that automates and simplifies the process of managing engineering, product, inventory, and configuration data. Read how CMPRO can enable your organization to effectively produce, maintain and manage products and items that are core to your business.

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Professional Systems Associates, Inc.
 
Decreasing Energy Consumption through Energy Management Solutions Given all the hype and opportunities for improvement in becoming “green,” many organizations are bombarded with a myriad of energy management solutions that promise a panacea of results. This paper helps cut through the clutter by providing background on the current definitions and drivers for energy management and outlines recommendations for how to approach a project. It discusses CGI's energy management solution, which provides clients with the intelligence necessary to make effective ...

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CGI
 
Emerging Trends in Green IT As an emerging topic in IT management, “Green IT” practices are drawing high interest among IT organizations as well as suppliers, manufacturers and service providers. With the rapid run up of energy costs and a broadening awareness of the impact of global climate change, IT organizations are looking for strategies to offset rising costs and to use technology in ways that reduce their environmental impact. With the growing body of evidence demonstrating the potential return on investment (ROI) ...

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CGI
 
GPS Camera Tracker-Uniguard Technology Limited GPS Tracker with Fuel monitoring, Camera tracking GPS tracker for car,dump truck,concrete mixer,taxi,bus GPS tracker for fuel saving/antitheft of fuel tanker,van truck GPS tracking device for fleet fuel monitoring Car tracker for image tracking around Car tracker for police usage,construction,special truck Online tracking system for oil company,security company

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Uniguard Technology Limited
 
GPS Fuel Tracker-Uniguard Technology Limited GPS Tracker with Fuel monitoring, Camera tracking GPS tracker for car,dump truck,concrete mixer,taxi,bus GPS tracker for fuel saving/antitheft of fuel tanker,van truck GPS tracking device for fleet fuel monitoring Car tracker for image tracking around Car tracker for police usage,construction,special truck Online tracking system for oil company,security company

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Uniguard Technology Limited
 
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"Buy, Don't Build" Can Be Best Solution for eBusiness Initiatives and Upgrades At a recent trade show, a booth visitor complained that his IT team was spending an alarming amount of time updating their custom built EDI system to accommodate new customer and vendor requirements. Discover an EDI solution that boasts a more versatile, fully functional, packaged answer to your data exchange issues.

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ACOM Solutions, Inc.
 
"Digital Level Development" White Paper, 2004 Carl Zeiss: The Development of Levels during the Past 25 Years, with Special Emphasis on the NI 002 Optical Geodetic Level and the DiNi ® 11 Digital Level 1. The History The history of Germany after World War II is manifest in the history of a number of German companies, including Carl Zeiss. The development of levels is a case in point. After the war, the political situation led to the existence of two companies bearing the name of Carl Zeiss - one in Jena, East Germany, the other in ...

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TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED
 
"Lights-Out" Automated IT Management from Dorado Software Dorado Software. Businesses on a worldwide basis are under increasing competitive pressure to become more agile and so are looking to their IT organizations to help them respond to these pressures by continuing to provide new value added services and applications. As a result, IT organizations have been adding a wide range of new functionality to the IT infrastructure including: • Wireless LANs to enable additional mobility • Quality of Service (QoS) to enable differentiated services • Network ...

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Dorado Software, Inc
 
"Rapid Payback: Managing Wireless LAN for Maximum ROI" by Summit Strategies. In today’s economy, when companies have to watch every penny and justify every investment, wireless local-area networks have found success and grown dramatically in popularity. Inexpensive, easy to deploy and providing good performance, WLANs make intuitive sense as a way for companies to save on networking costs and cost-effectively link people with applications, data and colleagues. As prices fall and performance improves, WLANs are spreading in early markets such as retail and distribution, ...

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Wavelink Corporation
 
"Taming the Wild Wireless LAN" Whitepaper Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) based on the IEEE 802.11b standard have been one of the great technology-industry success stories during the past couple of years. The combination of a stable standard and unregulated radio spectrum has brought broad vendor support and sparked a positive feedback loop that delivers performance, innovation and falling prices. In record numbers, WLANs are being deployed in three basic types of situations: 1. To provide network connectivity to workers beyond ...

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Wavelink Corporation
 
"Trimble SureScan Technology", Trimble 2007 TRIMBLE SURVEY, WESTMINSTER, COLORADO, OCTOBER 2007 ABSTRACT Spatial Imaging has emerged as a powerful tool that allows users to gather large quantities of rich data in relatively short periods of time compared to more traditional data acquisition methods. This has lead to new surveying opportunities as well as increased efficiency of current survey field techniques. However, speed (points per second/PPS) and number of points (total) gathered in the field are rarely true and accurate ...

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TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED
 
# Enterprise Network Migratiion Technology Migration for Enterprise Network Services 2 Technology Migration for Enterprise Network Services Wide area networks (WAN) are an integral part of a commercial or government enterprise's ability to conduct business. They must deliver secure voice and data solutions that meet business needs as diverse as accounts

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Network Equipment Technologies, Inc
 
(NIST) Electronic Authentication Guideline This recommendation provides technical guidance to Federal agencies implementing electronic authentication. The recommendation covers remote authentication of users over open networks. It defines technical requirements for each of four levels of assurance in the areas of identity proofing, registration, tokens, authentication protocols and related assertions. KEY WORDS: Authentication, Authentication Assurance, Credentials Service Provider, Cryptography, Electronic Authentication, Electronic ...

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Passfaces Corporation
 
1-way wireless home energy monitors Wireless Uni-directional (1-way) Home Electricity Energy Monitor The uni-directional (1-way) electricity energy monitor is for simple monitoring purpose with low cost. It provides real-time, prompt and convenient feedback on electrical energy consumption. For more advanced and multi-functional home / office system, please refer to our bi-directional (2-way) electricity energy monitoring and control system. If you are looking for a powerful system for big projects or for engineering ...

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Shenzhen Sailwider Electronics Co., Ltd.
 
1.	The CFO Guide to Budgeting Software: 10 Key Elements Mid-Sized Companies Should Look For 10 Key Elements Companies Should Look For ( ) A mid-sized business needs the same nancial performance control and measurement capabilities as a large corporation, but in a solution that’s affordable, easy to implement and scalable. This guide simplies the search by helping CFOs understand the 10 must-have characteristics of today’s best nancial performance management solutions. All companies need big company capabilities when it comes to nancial planning. They need a strong grasp of their ...

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Centage
 
10 Essential Steps to Portfolio Management With the start of a New Year, many organizations are realizing the importance of a critical step in the Project and Portfolio Management discipline - Portfolio Planning. For the average business, Portfolio Planning may be a process well beyond their organizational maturity; however, it is a major component that should not be overlooked in order to increase the probability of reaching 2012 objectives. The structure in which you execute this discipline may indeed vary depending on maturity, but ...

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EPM Live
 
10 Gigabit Ethernet High Performance Computing Clusters on IBM BladeCenter 10 Gigabit Ethernet High Performance Computing Clusters for IBM BladeCenter High Performance Cluster Computing Centers are discovering the power of 10 Gigabit Ethernet in the IBM BladeCenter H to built robust, fast, and cost-effective High Performance Computing clusters. High Performance Cluster Computing applications typically store, manipulate and perform computations on large quantities of data. Large client-server datasets and transactions between servers and storage run for several hours ...

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BLADE Network Technologies, Inc an IBM Company
 
10 Reasons Your Existing SIEM Isn’t Good Enough The security industry has seen a lot of action in the past 15 years. Hackers have been busy discovering vulnerabilities and developing new threats to exploit them. Manufacturers have built point solutions to secure computer networks and applications from those threats. Enterprises have responded in turn, making significant investments in token-based authenticators, firewalls, intrusion prevention, identity and access management, e-mail security…the list goes on. The result has been more and ...

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eIQnetworks, Inc.
 
10 ROI Pitfalls Return on Investment (ROI) is frequently required as a basis for making decisions about technology directions and acquisitions. Equally frequently it seems, ROI can create controversy and consternation. Many people question the appropriateness of ROI calculations, while others are uncomfortable with and even fearful of making the ROI calculations themselves. Frankly, ROI often is misunderstood and misapplied; and although some folks undoubtedly are scared of math in general, ROI computations ...

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Go Pro Management, Inc
 
10 Secrets Every Software Buyer Should Know In today’s challenging business environment, midsize manufacturers are faced with increasing pressures from both domestic and overseas competition—pressures to reduce costs, improve and maintain quality and decrease lead times. Designers and builders of capital equipment face special challenges due to the complexity of the products they build and the unique requirements of this engineer-to-order (ETO) environment.

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APTEAN
 
10 Steps to HIPAA/HTECH Compliance for Managed File Transfer Learn how to successfully address HIPAA (Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) compliance for managed file transfers. First, 10 practical steps to automate your secure file transfer process are detailed. Then, the sections of HIPAA and HITECH that relate to secure file transfer processes and how the 10 steps can meet these requirements are reviewed.

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Coviant Software
 
10 Steps to PCI DSS Compliance for Managed File Transfer Learn how to successfully address PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance for managed file transfers. First, 10 practical steps to automate your secure file transfer process are detailed. Then, the sections of PCI DSS v2 that relate to secure file transfer processes and how the 10 steps can meet these requirements are reviewed.

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Coviant Software
 
10 Steps to SOX Compliance for Managed File Transfer Learn how to successfully address SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) compliance for managed file transfers. First, 10 practical steps to automate your secure file transfer process are detailed. Then, the sections of SOX that relate to secure file transfer processes and how the 10 steps can meet these requirements are reviewed.

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Coviant Software
 
10 things you really wished you had known about PDF Security, but they didn’t tell you! 10 things you really wished you had known about PDF Security, but they didn't tell you! Is the PDF security software you are looking to purchase really secure? If the PDF security software you are evaluating can be simply broken then you might as well save your money. What PDF security vendors are not telling you about their products and solutions, and what questions you should be asking. Think carefully about the tool that is used to render your PDF to the screen. Are there published cracks ...

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LockLizard
 
10 Tips to Better Network Security Network security has become an incredibly complicated topic. At eSoft, we converse regularly with experienced security experts who struggle to cope with the latest threats. So how does a “regular” IT manager, who is responsible for more than just security, stand a chance? Surprisingly, deploying and managing a strong security infrastructure is much simpler than it might seem. Inside, eSoft’s Engineering, Product Management and Technical Support staff share 10 of the most important tips to help ...

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MADGIG.COM
 
10 ways to optimize your satellite broadband business With the number of satellite service subscribers predicted to reach 10 million within the next ten years and the number of satellites built likely increasing by 50% by the end of 2020, there’s no denying that focusing in on enhancing your satellite offerings is a worthwhile business investment. Here, Comarch identifies the steps you can take towards growing your subscriber base, lowering your churn rate and ultimately become a formidable competitor in an increasingly competitive and growing ...

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Comarch
 
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