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Case Study: New Star
New Star Asset Management was looking to maximize its existing sales channels and drive more information gathering via the Web. In order to achieve its

star sapphires  Study: New Star New Star Asset Management was looking to maximize its existing sales channels and drive more information gathering via the Web. In order to achieve its aggressive targets, it needed to find a way to make better use of the Web, while reducing costs. Since integrating a Web content management system, New Star has seen a significant drop in Web-related expenditure—with cost savings of nearly 68 percent in the first year.

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The Real Star of Guthrie Theater


The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn., USA opened a new facility in 2006 and more than tripled in size, prompting the maintenance team to revamp operations and replace overstuffed paper repair binders with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to generate work orders and schedule preventive maintenance for nearly 350 pieces of equipment. The CMMS also captures repair data and issues historical reports. Organized maintenance and a foolproof 25-year projection on capital replacements earned the team a million-dollar matching grant award from the Kresge Foundation to establish a building reserves fund in 2010.

star sapphires  Real Star of Guthrie Theater The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minn., USA opened a new facility in 2006 and more than tripled in size, prompting the maintenance team to revamp operations and replace overstuffed paper repair binders with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to generate work orders and schedule preventive maintenance for nearly 350 pieces of equipment. The CMMS also captures repair data and issues historical reports. Organized maintenance and a foolproof 25-year Read More

Star Soft Application: Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report


The discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non-manufacturing industries. Research vendors that support a range of functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules.

star sapphires  Soft Application: Discrete Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report The discrete enterprise resource planning (ERP) knowledge base addresses discrete manufacturing (distinct items such as auto parts or chairs) as well as non-manufacturing industries. Research vendors that support a range of functionality for production planning, shop floor control, and product costing. The knowledge base also provides information on financials, human resources, and other enterprise management modules. Read More

IBM Acquires Star Analytics


Growing its already wide analytics product portfolio, IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire business analytics organization Star Analytics. Star Analytics software comprises an interesting portfolio of applications for data integration and process and application automation, both on-premises and in the cloud. This helps organizations to simplify their processes and enables them to

star sapphires  Acquires Star Analytics Growing its already wide analytics product portfolio, IBM has announced a definitive agreement to acquire business analytics organization  Star Analytics . Star Analytics software comprises an interesting portfolio of applications for data integration and process and application automation, both on-premises and in the cloud. This helps organizations to simplify their processes and enables them to have a corporate analytics view of all their applications and processes and data, Read More

"Star Search"-Talent Management Made Simple


One of the biggest challenges businesses face today in the area of human resources is the recruitment and retention of skilled talent. Combining a talent management strategy with an integrated talent management system can help ensure you have the right people in place to meet your organization’s needs.

star sapphires  singers. I think of Star Search , Canadian Idol, and America’s Got Talent . When I think of talent management, I think of talent agencies and talent scouts. But talent management reaches far beyond Hollywood’s casting couch and the doors of Motown’s recording studios. Talent management is the process of developing and retaining current employees, and of recruiting and attracting highly skilled workers for your business. Talent management may also be referred to as human capital management (HCM), Read More

From Spreadsheet Chaos to an Integrated BPM Application in Six Steps


Spreadsheets can provide rudimentary business performance management (BPM) capabilities. But there are many reasons to leave them behind: improved collaboration among users with data security and audit capabilities, greater accuracy of analysis and reports, real-time information, and more. Discover other benefits, as well as how you should approach and carry out the transition from spreadsheets to a BPM solution.

star sapphires  more IT-centric topics like star schemas and metadata structures, but may not be familiar with performance management. Role of the technology expert. Technology experts—those versed in system integration and databases—are still essential for implementation in the performance management world. This is especially true when it comes to the advanced usage of BPM, or next generation BPM, where fewer packaged applications exist. There is a growing demand for business performance experts who can handle the b Read More

How Supply Chain Projects Morph Into Black Holes


For all but a few astronomers, black holes are unknown in the realm of ordinary experience. Analogs do exist, however, in the more terrestrial domain of business process reengineering and take the form of supply chain management implementations. Real-life examples offer insights that may help prevent your supply chain project from collapsing into oblivion and taking your enterprise with it.

star sapphires  forms when a massive star dies and collapses under its own mass. For all but a few astronomers, black holes are unknown in the realm of ordinary experience. Analogs do exist, however, in the more terrestrial domain of business process reengineering and take the form of supply chain management implementations. Similar to their gravitational counterparts, supply chain management implementations can grow to vast, unanticipated proportions, enveloping unbudgeted amounts of time, resources, and money. A crucia Read More

Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies


Business intelligence (BI) is not a new concept. What’s new is that BI tools are now accessible for midsize companies. Managers can use BI to analyze complex information to support their decision-making processes, combining data from a variety of sources to get an integrated, 360-degree view of the company. Find out how to select the right BI software, the right vendor, and the right approach to implementing BI.

star sapphires  powerful but easy-to-use analytics. Star Trac of Irvine, California, is a midsize manufacturer of quality physical-fitness equipment serving a global market. Like many rapidly growing companies, its data was spread across multiple silos ' making it difficult to aggregate and reconcile data to facilitate better decision making and align key objectives and business processes. Star Trac needed a product suite that offered flexible reporting, ad hoc query and analysis, interactive dashboards, and visual Read More

The CIO's Agenda--Make IT Affordable, Workable, and Credible


A recent forum included a round table discussion of CIOs from different companies and industries. They summarized their charter as make IT affordable, workable, and credible. These realities impact all IT users, professionals, and vendors.

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Microsoft’s Underlying Platform Parts for Enterprise Applications: Somewhat Explained - Part 4


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star sapphires  described. Shedding Some Northern Star Light on IEE For IEE IFS uses Microsoft ClickOnce , which is a technology designed to perform web-based deployment of rich applications. Basically the authorized user clicks on a link and the application loads straight from the web server without needing to be installed and distributed via CDs (like traditional client/server applications). It works similar to the counterpart  Java Web Start or Adobe Flash technologies. ClickOnce can be used for all Microsoft .NET Read More

Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010


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star sapphires  product has over 120 five-star user reviews at the AppExchange marketplace, although average review ratings for competitive offerings by Webcom, FPX , and Cameleon are only a tad behind. Still, BigMachines has more five-star reviews than all of its competitors combined. It has consistently been named the “Best Quoting App” on the AppExchange for the past three years based on customer reviews. At Dreamforce 2010, Symantec , the largest producer of Internet security software, had a breakout session Read More

How to Plan and Manage in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility? Based on Reality and Facts, Duh! (Part 1)




star sapphires  his overpaid and under-disciplined star pitchers at the time (the latter part he did not say, but we got the implicit message). Well, perhaps his answer should have been to have some “plan-monitor-respond” (“detect-and-react” or “sense-and-respond”) mechanism (a feedback loop) in place, so as to be able to react on his feet. Jack Welch’s following quote from his “Straight From the Gut” book might come in handy here: “Business success is less a function of grandiose predictions than it Read More

SAP Q3 Results Cause Mixed Reactions


On October 19, SAP announced its results for Q3 2000, in which revenues rose 27% and net income increased 96% over the same period last year. However, bear in mind that SAP’s export figures have been bloated to a degree by currency effects, namely a recent favorable exchange rate between dollars and Euros . Even without that effect, 17% revenue growth in the US is much less compared to recent reports from its direct competitors, which should indicate a possible loss of market share.

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Gaining Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development


Product development is a mission-critical process. And it can also be very expensive. But thanks to modern computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product lifecycle management (PLM) systems, many manufacturing companies now have the tools that allow better alignment of cost and value-add. This is what’s referred to as “global product development.” Learn more.

star sapphires  Given the complexity, initial startup costs, and ongoing management challenges associated with managing a captive offshore facility, many companies choose to develop their offshore capacity via an outsourcing partner. In addition, labor rates will also vary with the outsourcing and offshoring strategy deployed. Using typical US labor rates as a baseline, an in-house onshore engineer would cost $40-$60/hour fully loaded with compensation, benefits and overhead. An equivalent engineer, when contracted from Read More