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The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions
Driving sustainable growth requires profitability-focused planning and performance management. Most companies have some type of profitability reporting@but many

cost and revenue reporting  hence the evolution of cost and profitability solutions including activitybased costing software. Figure 9 illustrates the range of solutions companies are using today to support profitability reporting. Figure 9 For those organizations claiming adoption of activity-based costing, users of Excel are five times greater than users of purpose-built activity-based costing/profitability management solutions. Companies attempting a more rigorous costing methodology typically embark on this project using Excel, Read More

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Great Plains - An SME Market Leader, But At What Cost?
Great Plains has established itself as a global small-to-medium enterprises (SME) market leader. It now derives almost 20% of revenue outside of the US market

cost and revenue reporting  acquisition charges and exorbitant costs of training its staff in Siebel and other 3rd-party applications as well as for in-house major product enhancements and cross trainings in acquired products are major contributors to a significantly lower bottom line in recent times. While there may be a reason for concern due to weakened profitability and the effects of recent restructuring (170 job cuts), there is no real cause for users' concern. Great Plains continues to grow healthily, while heavily investing Read More
Financial Reporting, Planning, and Budgeting As Necessary Pieces of EPM Part One: Executive Summary
Enterprise performance management (EPM) is an emerging portfolio of applications and methodologies with business intelligence (BI) architectures and

cost and revenue reporting  define templates specific to cost centers, and thereby enables managers to focus on the important information. Human resources, which allows a company to better understand the effect of salary adjustments, bonuses, overtime, and benefits given that employees often account for the highest part of the expenses in a company's budget. Capital expenses, which lets the company standardize the accounting of capital expenditures by cost centers. Revenue planning, allows customized accounts and formulas to be used Read More
Reducing the Cost of Systems Operations
Disintermediation is the process of removing redundant intermediaries from a systems management infrastructure. Once vital to systems monitoring, proprietary

cost and revenue reporting  exists a trade-off between cost reduction and increased risk to the business. However, this risk is significantly reduced by: The data collector itself; e.g., Microsoft WMI offers robust and comprehensive monitoring and is near risk free, while an agentless database monitor is less robust. The criticality of the application; clearly, mission critical applications pose a greater risk than non-mission critical applications. Taking a top-down approach that ensures you understand what services are critical to Read More
Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective
Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of

cost and revenue reporting  margins and analyzes the cost and potential delivery alternatives from an activity-based costing standpoint before promising an order, thus respecting the margin constraints that may have been imposed. After following through the three stages of pricing, it is essential to get end-to-end visibility to the performance data across the value chain to close the pricing loop. The foundation of all the applications is the SAP® Manufacturing solution that connects the plant floor to the business warehouse solut Read More
IBM Cognos 8 BI Mid-market Reporting Packages
For midsize organizations, business changes rapidly and frequently. To respond effectively and produce relevant reports, you must have a number of people across

cost and revenue reporting  Cognos 8 BI Mid-market Reporting Packages For midsize organizations, business changes rapidly and frequently. To respond effectively and produce relevant reports, you must have a number of people across the organization creating, collaborating on, and deploying reports. And, you need a single solution that addresses all components of the reporting life cycle, from managed and ad hoc reports, to operational, production, and statement-style reports. Find out more. Read More
Selecting a Cost-Effective Conferencing Solution
As you evaluate conferencing solutions for your organization, an important selection consideration should be the overall cost of the solution; both initial and

cost and revenue reporting  should be the overall cost of the solution; both initial and on-going. It is necessary to evaluate the cost of your current conferencing solution as well as whether an on-premise alternative will pay for itself in a reasonable amount of time. Find out how. Read More
Outsourcing as a Revenue Enabler
The scope of business process outsourcing (BPO) has moved beyond back-office functions. Outsourcing is increasingly being seen as a partnering tool for the

cost and revenue reporting  revenue and not just cost savings. In this white paper, Manish Dugar, Senior Vice President, Wipro BPO, talks to Outsourcing Center about how BPOs can transform themselves into revenue enablers and help organizations do business better. Read More
Cost and Pricing Models in Food and Beverage Processing: Seeing the Forest through the Trees
Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your

cost and revenue reporting  your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and money. Read More
The Top Ten Reasons Why Great Reporting Software Is the OEM's Killer App: How to Win More Deals and Make Your Customers Happier
The best way to attract more customers—and keep them—may be to upgrade your software's reporting component. Reporting brings together a myriad of details

cost and revenue reporting  Top Ten Reasons Why Great Reporting Software Is the OEM's Killer App: How to Win More Deals and Make Your Customers Happier The best way to attract more customers—and keep them—may be to upgrade your software's reporting component. Reporting brings together a myriad of details, allows insight into massive amounts of data, and is the visible representation of an intricate process. It may be just a small part of what you do, but it's a crucial one. Download this white paper to learn more. Read More
Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective
For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever

cost and revenue reporting  For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More
Reducing Total Cost of Ownership: Delivering Cost-effective Enterprise Business Intelligence
Because today’s IT budgets are under increasing scrutiny and business requirements have become more complex, buyers of business intelligence (BI) solutions must

cost and revenue reporting  Total Cost of Ownership: Delivering Cost-effective Enterprise Business Intelligence Because today’s IT budgets are under increasing scrutiny and business requirements have become more complex, buyers of business intelligence (BI) solutions must evaluate total cost of ownership (TCO). The BI architecture can be an asset to IT departments, meeting a range of user needs while minimizing the amount of IT maintenance and administration. Learn more about how to do TCO analysis of a BI system—before Read More
Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service
Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance

cost and revenue reporting  options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance from an enterprise perspective, you will identify those options and ensure the cost-effective delivery of those services. About the Author Peter E. Hennigan Mr. Hennigan's experience includes more than twenty years in analytical, sales, financial and IT roles. As a Principal with Technology Contract Solutions (TCS) Mr. Hennigan focuses on helping clients minimize the risk and cost associated with their technology acquisitions. His r Read More
Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?
In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The

cost and revenue reporting  bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing , with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to focus on cost reduction with better or best inventory management processes and practices.Basically inventory can appear in a variety of forms, such as raw mate Read More
Controlling Project Cost Overruns
This white paper examines how Pertmaster can reduce exposure to project cost risk throughout the project lifecycle by using a combination of a high level cost

cost and revenue reporting  of a high level cost estimate analysis and a detailed schedule-based cost risk analysis. Contingency and management reserve is also discussed. Read More

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