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Enterprise Contract Management for Life Sciences: Integrating Contract Creation, Administration, and Execution
Leading life sciences companies are recognizing the need for synchronized, enterprise-wide pricing and contract management processes. An integrated solution can

it support contract  deploying disparate point solutions. It can result only from integrated contract development and management supporting selling processes, auditing demands, and predictable earnings per share. Support For Enterprise Pricing And Contract Management An End-To-End Solution For The Life Sciences Ecosystem A complete contract management solution must consider the complexity of the life sciences ecosystem from end to end (see Figure 2). The solution must be able to manage the contract needs of many different Read More...
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Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry's
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

it support contract  lately more and more IT managers are intent on finding ways around ever-increasing S&M costs. Vendors will quickly cite that the bulk of software support fees is related to upgrade rights. Customers receiving S&M instantly acquire an appreciating asset, as they receive access to all future innovations at no additional costs. Furthermore, vendors will point out that this practice is common in other industries. For example, Best Buy , the consumer goods retailer, offers two types of maintenance contracts: Read More...
ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations
IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To

it support contract  Decrease the cost of IT support through comprehensive knowledge management and self-service Manage the entire IT asset portfolio across the lifecycle, ensuring compliance and providing true IT financial management Analyze, predict and optimize the provision and continual improvement of IT operations Service operations Continual service improvement Searches related to ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations : Apply IT Infrastructure | Apply IT Operations | Apply IT Read More...
No Yawn Intended: Enterprise Applications Giant Introduces a Mid-tier Support Choice
Many market observers might yawn at SAP's recent Premium Support announcement, but users increasingly appreciate more choice and certainty, and may take notice

it support contract  to optimize the user's IT environment, support infrastructure, or business processes; potential risks and opportunities are identified, and the customer receives a formal report and individual plan for improvements. SAP pledges to provide Customer Competency Center (CCC) setup advice in the assessment section. Assisting customers in optimizing their CCC operation is a strong component of the assessment provided as part of Premium Support. As a corollary, support advisors can also assist the customer with Read More...
Support for Old Releases-Good for the User but Is It Good for the Vendor?
The decision to support older releases is like any other business decision, it is all about the money and profitability. If the vendor can make money at

it support contract  maximize revenue and profits, it is now in the best interest of the vendor to support these older releases. How the costs work and where is the break-even point? The cost has two elements. First, bug fixing and keeping the software compatible with changes in the operating environment (operating system, database, hardware discontinuation, etc.) is a fixed cost that does not vary with the number of customers supported. On the other hand, the majority of hot line support, distributing bug fixes and other Read More...
Cutting IT and Application Support Costs
With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant

it support contract  at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company goals will be needed. But the reward is clear—a highly effective workforce that makes Read More...
IT Management and Development
The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order

it support contract  Management and Development The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order to help companies enhance their operational, tactical, and strategic capabilities. Tools for IT management and development can help companies control and measure the quality and effectiveness of their IT infrastructures, and manage software and hardware development tasks. Challenges related to IT management and Read More...
Bridging the IT Talent Gap
Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy@but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals

it support contract  the IT Talent Gap Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have. Read More...
Minimizing the Total Cost of Technical Support for Enterprise Applications
Many organizations don’t follow formalized processes for technical support evaluation. However, technical support is a vital component of any enterprise

it support contract  a solution, one way it can invest into the business in order to cut lost revenue is by taking a best practices approach to its support plan. One such approach is put forth by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). This framework stipulates how a company can manage each process, and thus eliminate the indirect and opportunity costs mentioned above. Applying the idea of investment to this methodology, by investing in the future, companies can minimize the confusion that ensues when a Read More...
Beating IT Recession Blues
IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT

it support contract  IT Recession Blues IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT investments are most effective when they improve business performance. Find out the degree to which organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) understand what IT is doing for their businesses, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it. Read More...
Innovations in IT: Driving Corporate Performance
Over the past several years, the priorities of IT teams have shifted. IT staff used to focus on building an integrated enterprise to optimize business processes

it support contract  years, the priorities of IT teams have shifted. IT staff used to focus on building an integrated enterprise to optimize business processes. Today, an additional priority is extending the enterprise and improving engagement with customers, partners, and suppliers to maximize efficiency and take advantage of new opportunities. See how innovations in IT have allowed market leaders to extend their reach. Read More...
Computer, IT, and Software
The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best

it support contract  IT, and Software The computer, IT, and software industry represents permanent innovation and change: new technologies, new business models, and the constant search for best business and technology practices. In a market that changes every day, high financial risks must be addressed accordingly. Computer, IT, and software companies must take action to maintain profitability and stay competitive. Leading companies in this industry that adopt technologies to help meet their business, operational, Read More...
How Performance Support Creates High-performance Employees
Performance support helps keep workers on track. But truly effective performance support communicates company-specific “when, what, and how” information, in the

it support contract  how to drive, but it will help you get to where you want to go. Read More...
Compaq Wins Supercomputer Contract, But Is It Enough?
Compaq recently was awarded a contract for the world’s largest supercomputer, which will use its Alpha processors. But what’s happening with their standard high

it support contract  Supercomputer Contract, But Is It Enough? Compaq Wins Supercomputer Contract, But Is It Enough? R. Krause - August 25, 2000 Event Summary Compaq Computer Corporation and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) in Pittsburgh, PA announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA has selected them to build and manage the world's largest supercomputer to offer scientists access to a wide range of non-military, scientific applications. The contract, valued at an initial $36 million for Read More...
Spinnaker Support Announces New SAP Third-party Maintenance Customer
Spinnaker Support, a a provider of third-party maintenance for JD Edwards and SAP products, announced D+M Group as its latest customer. This win has multiple

it support contract  customer). In that sense, it must be exciting for Spinnaker to have a customer that has “crossed-over” to the third-party maintenance world. Sometimes the initial leap to stop receiving support from the ERP vendor itself can be the most difficult for a company using ERP. This win certainly adds to Spinnaker’s cred in the market. TEC blog post (Aug 2012): “Out of Touch” ERP Vendors Means Third-party Support Is Here to Stay Read More...

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