Improving the SAP user interface

SAP is constantly adding new products and extending the functionality of their existing solutions. But when considering which solutions to implement, many organisations overlook the options now available for their...

Calculating the ROI

With IT budgets under ever increasing pressure to deliver business value, preparing an air tight business case for new technology investments has never been more important. Gathering data that allows you...

IT spend in a downturn

Managing your IT in the current economic environment is challenging, but it provides opportunities as well. When times are good, difficult decisions about IT investments can be avoided. No one has...

SAP NetWeaver and SOA

In recent years many industry experts and vendors have promoted the use and product capabilities related to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). In SAP’s case they have encapsulated their offering as Enterprise...

SOA: Getting started

As an emerging approach to information systems, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) - sometime referred to as Enterprise Service Oriented Architecture (eSOA) - still has barriers to be overcome before it...

The cost of sales forecasting errors

Forecast accuracy can play a central role in increasing shareholder value, particularly when the enterprise is reliant on long-fulfillment lead-times. However, forecast error metrics, such as the Mean Absolute Error...

Service Oriented Architecture

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an emerging approach to IT that will have a significant impact on businesses and their IT departments in the next few years. Business analysts Gartner...

Competing on analytics

US academic Thomas H. Davenport is a Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College. He recently co-authored a book, Competing on Analytics: The new science of winning...