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Is Your Business Software Limiting Your Business?
The rapid development of information technology and all types of business software yields a lot of possibilities for businesses and other organizations that

developing business ideas  users need to continue developing their business processes as needed, putting business priorities first and software priorities second. Organizations should capitalize on their software, not be handcuffed by it. Read More...
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4 Steps to a Best-run Business
To promote fast growth, small businesses often sacrifice process control for creativity. But sooner or later, unstructured creativity compounded by fast growth

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Five Ways to Positively Impact Customer Retention and Business Operations
Maintaining strong business performance and retaining loyal customers requires continual vigilance and assessment. Establishing metrics that focus on value

developing business ideas  able to focus on developing department-level metrics such as: Product – engineering and design, production, and quality Sales – sales and marketing, inventory availability, and shipping Services – customer service and support, warranty and repair, and field service Operations – accounting, purchasing, supplier management, legal, corporate citizenship, and resource management Each departmental set of metrics should maintain the theme of centering on customer-specific metrics. At the core of Read More...
Business Process Analysis versus Business Process Management
Business process analysis (BPA) vendors are trying to enter the business process management (BPM) market by marketing themselves as BPM solutions. This article

developing business ideas  and Proforma , are developing and delivering best-of-breed solutions. These vendors focus on the user market where business rules or execution models are already in place. Through integration with other best-of-breed products, these vendors offer a full BPM solution. The challenge for BPA vendors is to clearly bring their solution message to the user market. There is currently too much confusion in the market among end users regarding the difference between BPA and BPM. BPA vendors should clearly state Read More...
CPR on BPR: Practical Guidelines for Successful Business Process Analysis
Part 2 of a series on Business Process Reengineering: Long Live Business Process Reengineering. In this Part, we discuss some practical steps for actually

developing business ideas  start the reengineering process, developing challenge goals, and deciding which customers and employees to interview. A Project Champion will remove obstacles needs to be identified. Define project parameters regarding schedule, cost, and risk. Phase 2: Getting Data   Key Questions to be Answered: What are our major business processes? How do these processes interface with customer and supplier processes? What are our strategic, value-adding processes? Which processes should we reengineer within three Read More...
Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems
Business strategy, a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful, does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes

developing business ideas  Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems Introduction Business strategy is a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful. But the best strategy does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes that do what the strategy calls for—and do it well. In today's automated world, these business processes rely on business systems. Therefore, a direct link exists between the success of business strategy and business systems. That is not to say great syste Read More...
Business Intelligence Success, Lessons Learned
Is business intelligence (BI) an application that pays off? We have all heard mixed results but a 2003 extensive study on on-line analytical processing (OLAP

developing business ideas  Intelligence Success, Lessons Learned Business Intelligence Benefits Are Real An extensive 269 pages industry report, OLAP 3 that was published in November 2003 by Nigel Pendse explains that BI benefits are very real. While the report covers many aspects of OLAP and BI, we will focus on business benefits and overcoming the obstacles of achieving those benefits. According to the report, approximately 19 percent of companies implementing BI claim they have met or exceeded their business goals. Over Read More...
Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform (V7.0) Business Intelligence Certification Report
Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform Version 7.0 (Intellicus) has been TEC Certified as a business intelligence solution. Intellicus's

developing business ideas  Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform (V7.0) Business Intelligence Certification Report Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform Version 7.0 (Intellicus) has been TEC Certified as a business intelligence solution. Intellicus's flagship BI product is Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform Version 7.0, a complete application for information workers, aiding with data analysis, enterprise reporting, and decision support tasks within any Read More...
Keeping Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance
One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for

developing business ideas  Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for fueling all other business activity, from staff salaries, to raw materials, to rent. Growing firms need to be especially attentive to cash flow because sales increases typically require new investments associated with product or service production before payments are received. Learn more Read More...
The New Business of Business Leaders: Hiring and Onboarding
This paper explores the role of business leaders in driving talent management functions, specifically around hiring and onboarding challenges. It discusses how

developing business ideas  New Business of Business Leaders: Hiring and Onboarding This paper explores the role of business leaders in driving talent management functions, specifically around hiring and onboarding challenges. It discusses how talent intelligence helps business leaders find better candidates faster, make better build/buy/rent decisions, decrease new hire time-to-proficiency, and decrease the number of new hires who quickly leave. Read More...
What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business.
Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality

developing business ideas  s Wrong With Application Software? Business Changes, Software Must Change with the Business. Premise Business changes constantly in small ways and large. It is rare to find an application product that can change once it is implemented. This gap is a reality leading to dissatisfaction and the application being a drag on the business. This gap, the lack of the ability to change, costs the business dearly. Software needs to be the agent of change, not the enemy of change. Change Happens Successful Read More...
Explore Your Business at the Speed of Thought
For effective decision making, information workers need quick answers to off-the-cuff questions, better understanding of the business, and fast access to

developing business ideas  Your Business at the Speed of Thought For effective decision making, information workers need quick answers to off-the-cuff questions, better understanding of the business, and fast access to relevant information. But IT departments can’t react quickly enough to meet the dynamic needs of the organization while keeping costs within budget. Learn about business intelligence (BI) solutions that can help you extend the reach of BI to all information workers. Read More...
Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

developing business ideas  end as part of developing a business case for the IT portfolio's proposed investments but these are only estimates of expected business value. Actual delivered business value can only be measured by taking a life-cycle approach, working with the business to measure actual benefits afer the project is complete. This practice is beginning to gain traction but is not done consistently or broadly (see Figure 1-1). Firms that strive for best practice in IT portfolio management need to apply a credible Read More...
The Business Value of Business Intelligence
Now that technical aspects of delivering information to the business intelligence (BI) user community are understood, BI vendors are focused on market expansion

developing business ideas  Business Value of Business Intelligence Now that technical aspects of delivering information to the business intelligence (BI) user community are understood, BI vendors are focused on market expansion through key initiatives, including advocating ‘BI for the masses.’ However promising expanded BI use may be, a careful and balanced discussion of the specific business and technical preconditions for capturing the business value of BI investments is needed. Read More...

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