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An Earned Value Management (EVM) Success Story
Earned value management (EVM) is not a new concept, having its origins in United States government agencies during the 1960s as a way to ensure accountability

earned value  Earned Value Management (EVM) Success Story Earned value management (EVM) is not a new concept, having its origins in United States government agencies during the 1960s as a way to ensure accountability among contractors working on long-term, complex projects. But in this century, EVM has become standard required practice. Learn how to get certified in earned value management (EVM) and compete for government aerospace and defense contracts.

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value


Application erosion starts the day you turn on any new system, and it continues constantly. To prevent it, you need a plan. If you suffer from it today, you need a plan to regain the value you once had.

earned value  Away at Your Hard Earned Value Do You Have Application Erosion? At a recent meeting of CIOs, all talked about the same phenomena. Eventually, they came up with the term application erosion to describe their common problem. These CIOs each had the same ERP system installed from four to nine years. Each observed that through time, the system value had become less and less. The system had not changed; but the users were using less and less of the system for no apparent reason. In another conversation, a Read More

WBS Primer


The earned value management system (EVMS) is a method of tracking cost and schedule performance using work breakdown structure/earned value (WBS/EV) techniques. Formerly called C/SCSC (Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria) by the contract industry, an understanding of WBS basics is essential for any US contractor wishing to be selected for new major systems contracts over a certain funding threshold.

earned value  Primer The earned value management system (EVMS) is a method of tracking cost and schedule performance using work breakdown structure/earned value (WBS/EV) techniques. Formerly called C/SCSC (Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria) by the contract industry, an understanding of WBS basics is essential for any US contractor wishing to be selected for new major systems contracts over a certain funding threshold. Read More

Deltek PPM and EVM Products


Deltek Cobra is a powerful earned value software solution that allows project driven businesses to control costs, measure earned value, and comply with mandated reporting requirements. Deltek Open Plan is an enterprise-wide project management system that offers the power and flexibility to complete large or multiple projects on time and on budget. WelcomHome provides browser-based access to live project and cost information, supporting timely decision-making to keep projects on time and within budget. WelcomRisk provides a structured means of identifying, responding to, and reporting project and organizational risks, helping companies and teams assure both project and business success. WelcomPortfolio provides a structured approach to evaluating, selecting, and prioritizing projects so that resources are invested in the projects that fit best with current business strategies.  

earned value  Cobra is a powerful earned value software solution that allows project driven businesses to control costs, measure earned value, and comply with mandated reporting requirements. Deltek Open Plan is an enterprise-wide project management system that offers the power and flexibility to complete large or multiple projects on time and on budget. WelcomHome provides browser-based access to live project and cost information, supporting timely decision-making to keep projects on time and within budget. Read More

Interview with NGC Marketer—Flushing Out the Value Prop


New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC) provides best-of-breed enterprise solutions for PLM, global sourcing/supply chain management, and ERP, along with a full range of consulting services for apparel and fashion companies. TEC's P.J. Jakovlevic recently sat down with Mark Burstein, NGC's president of sales, marketing, and R&D, to get his take on the company's offerings, competitive landscape, and growth strategies.

earned value  Producers Network (AAPN). He earned an MBA from Emory University and a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida. Read More

Research Note: CRM Technology Value Matrix-First Half 2012


Many companies are evaluating additions, upgrades, and changes to their core CRM solutions because of the innovations vendors are driving in areas such as social collaboration, mobile access, and analytics. In turn, vendors are accelerating the pace of upgrades and new functionality delivery. The Technology Value Matrix evaluates the usability and functionality of solutions that support sales, marketing, and customer service. Get details.

earned value  Note: CRM Technology Value Matrix-First Half 2012 Many companies are evaluating additions, upgrades, and changes to their core CRM solutions because of the innovations vendors are driving in areas such as social collaboration, mobile access, and analytics. In turn, vendors are accelerating the pace of upgrades and new functionality delivery. The Technology Value Matrix evaluates the usability and functionality of solutions that support sales, marketing, and customer service. Get details. Read More

The Value of Requirements Management in a Down Economy


Requirements management (RM) is about bringing products to market faster, improving team efficiency, and catching requirements defects earlier. But you need to dig deeper into the return on investment (ROI). What’s the tangible cost savings an RM solution can deliver to your company? What’s the difference if you just use spreadsheets to manage requirements? Get answers to these and other questions with this ROI analysis.

earned value  Value of Requirements Management in a Down Economy Requirements management (RM) is about bringing products to market faster, improving team efficiency, and catching requirements defects earlier. But you need to dig deeper into the return on investment (ROI). What’s the tangible cost savings an RM solution can deliver to your company? What’s the difference if you just use spreadsheets to manage requirements? Get answers to these and other questions with this ROI analysis. Read More

How Retail Partners and Mobility Can Help Deliver Value to Bank Customers


Banks are facing high levels of scrutiny from their customers and find themselves under great pressure to create value, win back lost customers, and maintain existing relationships as well as lower customer attrition levels. Three seemingly disparate trends—need for savings, growth in mobile usage and advent of coupon aggregators—together offer banks a way to create a sticky service. This paper discusses the idea of banks partnering with retailers to leverage their superior customer understanding to provide mobile coupons to their customers.

earned value  Retail Partners and Mobility Can Help Deliver Value to Bank Customers Banks are facing high levels of scrutiny from their customers and find themselves under great pressure to create value, win back lost customers, and maintain existing relationships as well as lower customer attrition levels. Three seemingly disparate trends—need for savings, growth in mobile usage and advent of coupon aggregators—together offer banks a way to create a sticky service. This paper discusses the idea of banks Read More

Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions


In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to support their product-specific Lean value-streams. Technology is a key element in the success of Lean manufacturing, and should be selected with an eye to the entire value-stream. Infor examines all elements of a Lean value-stream in this must-read white paper.

earned value  the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The solution supports lean processes and offers pre-configured templates to deliver a low total cost of ownership and enable a very fast implementation, making it ideal for both mid-sized companies and large global enterprises. Source : Infor Resources Related to Read More

Through Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value


A major consulting firm recently unveiled an E-Procurement selection tool that helps its clients select technologies that enable their business objectives. The tool combines the consulting firm’s knowledge of various E-Procurement solutions with TEC’s decision support technologies.

earned value  Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value Through Knowledge Base Technology Selections Deliver Value Lou Talarico - July 22, 2002 Overview In April, a major consulting firm began using a branded Technology Selection Tool to help its clients select E-Procurement technologies based on each client's specific business objectives. The tool arms field consultants with information on the functional and technical capabilities and implementation characteristics of various E-Procurement solutions. Read More

Business Value of Network and Application Visibility


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earned value  Value of Network and Application Visibility Business Value of Network and Application Visibility Networks have become central to a company's ability to create new products and services, enter new markets, and develop new partnerships. But what are the business drivers and challenges facing network administrators? And how are companies leveraging their networks for competitive advantage? Find out in Achieving Business Value with Network and Application Visibility . In this IDC report based on a Read More

Market Focus Report: The Value of Mobile and Social for CRM


Nucleus Research surveyed 223 CRM decision makers to analyze the benefits of adding mobile device access and social capabilities to CRM. Respondents included small, medium, and large enterprises using both on-demand and on-premise CRM applications. Results show that adding mobile access and social collaboration to CRM delivers significant benefits to organizations. See why you should consider mobile and social CRM adoption.

earned value  Focus Report: The Value of Mobile and Social for CRM Nucleus Research surveyed 223 CRM decision makers to analyze the benefits of adding mobile device access and social capabilities to CRM. Respondents included small, medium, and large enterprises using both on-demand and on-premise CRM applications. Results show that adding mobile access and social collaboration to CRM delivers significant benefits to organizations. See why you should consider mobile and social CRM adoption. Read More

LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing. In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows

earned value  : Product development has learned to think in terms of how product features provide customers with benefits (feature-to-benefit mapping, which is something for which we provide explicit support). But in today’s competitive markets this is not enough. In the B2B space, economic factors loom large in the buying process and product managers have to go beyond benefits and link features and benefits to differentiated value. If a feature does not either provide a differentiated value or eliminate the Read More

SAP Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation


SAP has announced SAP Enterprise Support value maps. The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools.
earned value  Releases Value Maps for Easier SAP Enterprise Support Navigation SAP has announced  SAP Enterprise Support value maps . The value maps are delivered via the SAP Enterprise Support Academy program, a dedicated portal with flexible entry points and aggregated views on learning assets and services content combining training, support, and deployment of best practices. They are an intelligent selection mechanism to help customers find the right services and tools. With more than 350 single services, SAP Read More

How to Turn Mobility Momentum into Real Business Value


By developing, communicating, and implementing an actionable yet flexible enterprise mobility strategy, an organization can unlock new business value from its investments. Having a mobility strategy enables the organization to quickly adopt state-of-the-art, innovative mobile technologies and transform itself into a “mobile enterprise” in a sustainable and secure manner—now and in the increasingly mobile future.

earned value  to Turn Mobility Momentum into Real Business Value By developing, communicating, and implementing an actionable yet flexible enterprise mobility strategy, an organization can unlock new business value from its investments. Having a mobility strategy enables the organization to quickly adopt state-of-the-art, innovative mobile technologies and transform itself into a “mobile enterprise” in a sustainable and secure manner—now and in the increasingly mobile future. Read More