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How to Start a No-fail Project, Part 3: Planning for Success
An estimated two-thirds of IT projects aren’t completed on time or budget, while 15 percent are cancelled entirely. But your IT project doesn’t have to be a

project planning  obstacles – Inadequate Initial Project Planning and highlight three key areas to focus on in order to prevent it. Imagine the exhilaration of climbing Mount Everest, compass in one hand, ice axe in the other. Not wanting to delay the journey any longer, you have convinced yourself that problems do not have to be addressed until they arise. As such, you have completely neglected to check your food supply (running low, even as you begin your ascent) and you have no real idea which parts of Everest Read More

ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)
Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, a...
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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost.

project planning  terms of developing a project plan and planning resources, projects are dynamic events which require constant fine tuning and which are subject to a variety of external events. Therefore constant monitoring and importing data from MS Excel is required. In next week's installment of “From The Project Managers Desk” I will discuss Alternatives to MS Project in detail There are a number of PPM tools available with a variety of features and functionality. Please refer to our PPM Evaluation Center for a Read More
IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 2)
In my last posting I wrote about the functions of project management. When I considered alternatives to MS Project, I started thinking about the functions of

project planning  complete view of the project portfolio • directing cost savings by prioritizing beneficial projects and eliminating unproductive projects • aligning IT and other projects with the enterprise’s business strategy Potential Vendors to Consider To learn more about the vendors featured in this blog –post and to learn about other vendors in this knowledge space PPM consult TEC’s vendor showcase . Deltek Deltek provides an integrated toolset for PPM. Modules include portfolio analysis, risk Read More
Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

project planning  organization. Abandoned its ERP project in mid-implementation The company found itself overwhelmed by the organizational changes caused by the project. Source: Tom Davenport, Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System, (Harvard Business Review, July-August 1998)   The Case for Convergent Business Architecture SM To address these issues, companies need a breakthrough approach for rapidly realizing the new business capabilities dictated by the vision, strategy and/or forces acting upon the Read More
Capturing Project Cost in Project ERP
Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer

project planning  Project Cost in Project ERP Most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is not designed to effectively capture cost in a project-based environment, such as engineer to order, engineer procure construct, or services. This white paper covers organizational and technology barriers to capturing project cost, along with criteria for selecting the ideal ERP for effective project costing for your organization. Read More
Strategic Planning Applications for Better Decision Making
Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes

project planning  Planning Applications for Better Decision Making Successful strategic planning relies on your ability to develop and evaluate alternative strategies to identify the most viable approach. But when the outcomes are dependent on complex systems that are difficult to predict, you might conclude that the unknowns are insurmountable. Avoid making decisions based on intuition—develop models using computer simulation for clearer pictures of the outcomes of your strategies. Read More
Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v.10.4 for Engineer-to-order ERP Certification Report
The Deacom product Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v.10.4) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of

project planning  Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System v.10.4 for Engineer-to-order ERP Certification Report The Deacom product Deacom Integrated Accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning Software System (v.10.4) is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for engineer-to-order manufacturing in the ERP Evaluation Center. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More
Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning
In the white paper reduce the pain of ERP upgrades with better planning, you'll learn how to create a successful upgrade plan, with steps for impl...

project planning  plan for your upgrade projects. Better planning is the winning formula for avoiding unnecessary setbacks. Don't upgrade blindly: download your copy of Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: 514-954-3665, ext. 367. Read More
Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit - September 23/24, Mexico
Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit – September 23/24, Mexico. Don't miss out onrevolutionary trends shaping your industry at the Financial For...

project planning  Forecasting & Planning Summit - September 23/24, Mexico Don't miss out on revolutionary trends shaping your industry at the Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit . At this exciting, one-of-a-kind summit, you'll learn how to positively engage senior leadership around financial forecasts and reviews, use the financial forecast as the vehicle to drive accountability for results, optimize the role of Financial Forecasting & Planning in your company, and develop an approach to a single repeatable Read More
Three Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies
A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best

project planning  Steps to Strategic Planning Excellence in Wholesale Distribution Companies A strategic planning process is critical for distribution companies. Not unlike personal financial planning, distribution executives have to select the best investments needed now to create profitable growth in the future. If you fail to make the right commitments at the right time, you will miss opportunities and increase your risk. This paper outlines a set of core analytics customized for wholesaler distributors. Read More
IBM Cognos 8 Planning
IBM Cognos 8 Planning is a business performance management (BPM) finance-managed solution that provides real-time visibility into resource requirements and

project planning  Cognos 8 Planning IBM Cognos 8 Planning is a business performance management (BPM) finance-managed solution that provides real-time visibility into resource requirements and future business results. It supports best practices such as driver-based planning and rolling forecasts. Cognos 8 Planning helps finance organizations with even the most complex business models to build enterprise-wide plans, budgets, and forecasts. Multidimesional drill-down and break-back features helps users manage data Read More
Sales and Operations Planning: the Key to Demand Satisfaction
There is a better way, and you can learn about it in the white paper sales and operations planning: the key to continuous demand satisfaction.

project planning  and Operations Planning: the Key to Demand Satisfaction Does your company suffer from any of these supply chain and demand problems? Stock-outs Excess inventory Late or unsuccessful product launches Introduction of new products that cannibalize your existing market(s) Loss of market share to competitors who were better able to forecast market demand Chances are, your sales and operations planning (S&OP) is to blame. And chances are, your company is using a static and insular S&OP process, one based Read More
Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

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Elements of Project Management with Genius Project
No doubt about it: the project manager is essential for the successful completion of any project. But supporting the project manager—and the goal of reaching

project planning  the vital elements of project planning and management, and how you can optimize communication by standardizing information formats in a project management system. Read More

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