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Best-practice Budgeting
Each year, companies invest substantially to create an annual budget, spending heavily on specialty software, staff overtime, and temporary help for data entry.

best practice  and financial performance management best practices that can help you maximize budgeting benefits and minimize budgeting pain.

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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Best-practice Implementation of Content Management Systems


The demand for content management systems (CMSs) is undisputed, as businesses wrestle with the exponential growth of data flowing in and out of various storage devices. Swift and easy access to content is essential in nearly every aspect of business today. However, many enterprise content management (ECM) systems are not deployed properly. Find out how to choose an ECM system that your employees will find easy to use.

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Europe Behind USA in IT Best Practice


A recent report by the European Commission noted that Europe is not investing in productivity-enhancing information technology and communications (ITC) as much as the US. The report also claimed that the situation is still worse for small to medium businesses (SMBs). Comparing the data from two recent Quocirca studies underlines the problem, and shows the price European SMBs are paying.

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Guidelines for Best Practice in Integrated Talent Management


Some of the distinctive issues involved in implementing or refining a talent management strategy include careful alignment with the business strategy, reliable measurement, and, increasingly, the effective use of information technology (IT). The aim of this guide is to highlight a range of best practice principles and lessons learned in the implementation of talent management processes.

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Running and Optimizing IT: A Best-practice Approach


IT has long been one of the best ways to address business challenges. Yet significant obstacles at the level of IT infrastructure stand in the way. Siloed IT operations and rigid IT management processes can impede business agility. When IT partners with the business to act less as a technology provider and more as a service provider, business objectives can be achieved more efficiently and cost-effectively. Find out how.

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Best Practices: Inbound Logistics - Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain


This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful inbound logistics programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and among consumer packaged goods manufacturers. It also discusses the role of third-party logistics (3PL) service providers in terms of transportation and warehousing.

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The Best ACT! Is Still to Come


After a long history as a contact management and relationship tracking tool, ACT! 2005, is expanding to offer more sales force automation features for small to midsize businesses. Now available in a workgroup version, it offers new templates, enhanced opportunity management, additional security, contact record permissions, group scheduling features, and new quote generation functionality. Technical improvements include an SQL database and a complete .NET platform positioning ACT! for total Internet accessibility. The balance of power will surely shift in the competitive landscape as ACT! 2005 covers SME CRM areas currently marked by competitors such as Goldmine and MS CRM.

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Best Practices for Sales Engagement


As the landscape of modern sales evolves based on global trends, sales people are finding themselves stretched to do more, sell on the go, and make quota faster. Sales leaders need to increase productivity and reduce friction in the sales process in order to hit their quotas. This document outlines five steps necessary to improve your sales pipeline and forecast.

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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Releases 2015 HCM Software Buyer’s Guide Featuring Best Practices, Innovative Technologies for Midsize Organizations to Stay Competitive


Midsize enterprises find themselves in a unique position—they must remain agile while competing fiercely for the pool of available talent. What are best practices for an effective human capital management (HCM) strategy. Well, the depends on the sise of the midsize company. The TEC 2015 HCM Software Buyer’s Guide for Midsize Enterprises examines the core HCM requirements of smaller and larger midsize companies and how innovative software technologies can help support them.

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Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?


Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology.

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Active Archiving: A Key Enterprise ILM Practice


The growth of application data has placed an enormous burden on IT organizations to maintain acceptable application performance and availability. The weight of managing and navigating through vast amounts of inactive data has caused outages and raised budgets, among other problems. Active archiving software, however, addresses complex data management issues and delivers lasting benefits to organizations and its users.

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