End-to-end Master Data Management
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July 2009- The requirements for the advanced planning and design of a skilled retained organization are paramount to the success of any outsourcing relationship, and should be facilitated early on in the outsourcing process. Additionally, key success factors in the design and implementation of a retained organization include: the ability of the team to operate against new processes and methodologies, having a clear understanding of what transactions are being outsourced, properly selecting retained resources based on skills ...
July 2009- The overuse and abuse of spreadsheets presents a real danger to the security and competitiveness of your organisation. This paper aims to further the debate over the viability of spreadsheets versus commercial business systems by posing 6 questions you should ask yourself if you use spreadsheets to manage your finances, expenses, projects, contracts or resources. It explores the dangers of using spreadsheets and letting them get out of control. In this paper are examples of the ...
July 2009- This independent research and analysis report, prepared and published by Phil Wainewright, one of the world's foremost authorities on business automation and ZDNet writer on Software as a Service (SaaS), provides a framework for crafting a SaaS strategy and implementing SaaS ERP within enterprises. The paper will examine key concerns such as data integrity in enterprise systems, maintaining compliance and ensuring proper process management, as well as discussing new skills and approaches to help maximize ...
May 2009- This is an introduction to negotiating and drafting information technology contracts that maximize the opportunity for a successful project. The paper explores a number of reasons IT projects fail, and suggests ways to use the contracting process to avoid these pitfalls. The approach is concrete and practical, recognizing that the contract, like the underlying project, must help solve a particular business need if it is to contribute to the success of the organization.
April 2009- This whitepaper addresses common pain points in the existing offshore outsourcing processes and elaborates on how Notetech Software India could implement a customizable but productive methodology to provide its clients a hassle-free outsource experience.
March 2009- The question is what can be depicted to be a major key for a successful ERP implementation for the IT disciplines The primary condition for effective ERP systems for the IT-shop itself is self-automation. No human expert input or intervention! Enterprise applications must be automatically inputted into the ERP database. This aspect makes system engineering methodologies like ITIL much more consistent and complete.
February 2009- While shops both large and small can benefit from the use of advanced content management systems, many worry about security-related challenges. Key industry analysts say centralized document storage and maintenance are critical tenets to better customer service, but how do you implement multiple levels of security to make self-service over intranets and public networks a safe reality?
March 2009- Enterprise applications are complex and hard to use. Workday believes that, much like MTV's "unplugged," simple and robust is where it's at. Learn more about Workday's "unplugged" approach, the notion that technology is at its best when it's first focused on the user experience—and secondly on the robust back-end infrastructure, and how its applications embody both elements.
March 2009- The truth hurts; global business can't be served by legacy applications. Learn how Workday has built modern, global enterprise application solutions that transform enterprise business by providing superior information, agility, control, and economics.
March 2009- Review the current state of enterprise application architecture and get a prediction on what might come next. Understand Workday's vision for application architectures based on a core system of record.
April 2008- IBM discusses its Unified Communications and collaboration strategy in this presentation. Case studies are provided.
April 2008- Businesses need to innovate in challenging economies, and mashups can provide a platform for employees' innovation.
November 2008- Businesses may be losing money and time without up-to-date currency conversions for payments systems. Enhancing efficiencies and routing processes, in particular, is vital to preventing losses from errors and minimizing overall costs. This whitepaper addresses the key issues faced by corporates in achieving straight-through processing, and also details several Accuity solutions available to help corporates realize improved efficiencies in payment processing.
April 2005- SAP's recent announcement to discontinue direct maintenance support to earlier versions of its SAP R/3 software, coupled with the unveiling of its next-generation mySAP ERP and SAP R/3 Enterprise product roadmaps, create a business need to analyze which SAP version and strategy is most appropriate for your organization.
October 2008- SAP APO Demand Planning provides many key features and functionalities to help manage a solution in terms of effective scope management, forecast intervention, and support of the APO planning object such as a product at a location through its lifecycle. This paper helps explain some of the features that can be used effectively in your design.
August 2008- Organizations must modernize their legacy IT applications to reduce the costs of operations and maintenance. But some business processes may have to reside in legacy applications due to inherent risks. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) can be used to develop new enterprise solutions on new technologies, while key legacy applications can continue without integration and interoperability issues.
July 2008- Earned Value Analysis is a reliable financial tool to measure the performance of ERP implementations throughout the execution process. This white paper highlights how Earned Value Analysis can be used for ERP implementations. It reinforces the concepts of Earned Value Analysis, analyzes each phase of ERP implementation, and describes Earned Value Management activities, phase-wise.
July 2008- Enterprises need to adopt lean concepts to eliminate process waste. The eight categories of waste include overproduction, waiting, stocks and inventory, transportation, motion, processing, defects and information. In this white paper, Infosys' expert discusses three lean initiatives - process focused, package focused and hybrid lean initiatives.
January 2008- This paper focuses on the fundamentals of Enterprise Resource Planning. Usually ERP systems will have many components, including hardware and software, in order to achieve integration. Most ERP systems use a unified database to store data for various functions found throughout the organization. ERP systems are used in almost any type of organization, large-, medium- or small-scale enterprises.
The relentless pace of today’s business environment and its enormous pressures on IT staff has made it critical for corporate business systems to become more responsive and reliable. End-user expectations for reliability and speed grow dramatically as more and more users have come in contact with a wider array of software applications.
The rise of the web has proven to be the ultimate nemesis for the so-called ‘batch window’ – that nightly opportunity ...
September 2008- Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 represents a major upgrade to the Oracle Applications family of products. Dubbed by Oracle as the "Global Release," it has been designed to be an important step in Oracle's strategic vision. Migrating to Release 12, however, presents significant challenges, as Oracle has changed the way the underlying data generated by the applications is managed internally and these changes can have a major impact on reporting. Consequently, enterprises have turned to Noetix as ...
May 2008- This paper provides an overview of Oracle Business Intelligence and examines how NoetixViews is instrumental in quickly and simply retrieving meaningful information from Oracle E-Business Suite to meet enterprise reporting needs with Oracle BI. The techniques described here apply both to Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus and to Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One. This paper is helpful for end users and analysts who have either implemented or plan to implement Oracle Business ...
August 2008- In this whitepaper, we identify the top ten most common mistakes we see companies make over and over again in selecting and implementing e-procurement software. Our goal is to make companies aware of these mistakes so that they can take a pragmatic look at their approach to product selection and implementation, and make adjustments that will save time, save money, and increase the likelihood of a successful implementation.
September 2007- Upgrading to a new version of Microsoft Dynamics SL can be a daunting task. Is your business ready? What will you gain from upgrading to the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics SL and what are some of the potential pitfalls? This paper helps you make an informed decision about whether or not to upgrade and when.
May 2008- Managing the books in any company is increasingly challenging in the face of GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The complexity increases for entrepreneurs who start and manage multiple companies, and for growing businesses that include subsidiaries in other countries. But the challenge in managing several separate entities isn't just in closing the books — it is also in the everyday issues of managing a diverse sales force, with forecasts, quotes, sales, and ...
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) as we know it is over 25 years old. In the decades since its emergence, almost everything about business, and business technology, has changed, except:
The core functional and technical designs of ERP
The financial systems that come with it.
Yet from an operational perspective, today's chief financial officers (CFOs) are expected to transform their organizations from transaction processors to strategic business advisors. All of this begs ...
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