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E-Procurement in What Language?
PeopleSoft recently announced general availability of eProcurement 2.0. The latest release touts multi-language and multi-currency capabilities powered by XML

asset valuations  in PeopleSoft's Payables, Projects, Asset Management, and Receiving, as well as Purchasing and Human Resources components. Market Impact PeopleSoft eProcurement 2.0 is PeopleSoft's latest on-ramp to B2B, said Mike Frandsen, vice president and general manager of PeopleSoft's supply chain division. The solution's Internet-based integration capabilities link organizations' enterprise systems to B2B exchanges quickly and cost effectively. The application's ease of use allows large organizations to fully

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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Banking Industry's Fair Value Accounting (FVA) Conundrum


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asset valuations  a percentage of the asset holdings then this value will be substantially reduced. Goodwill recognizes the value of assets held as well as revenue and expenses to establish a fair share market price. e) Some business arrangements, such as takeovers initiated before the financial crash, have clauses in them allowing for back-outs. An example of this was the $57.1 billion walk-away purchase by the Canadian Teacher’s pension plan for the purchase of Bell Canada. Current market conditions caused the Read More

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asset valuations  Market Valuations Exceed Existing Asset Values High valuations allow companies to raise money in the markets at the best rates, acquire competitors, and attract the best people. All of these companies have one thing in common: a track record of growth and margins fueled by new products. Who Cares About NPDI? Given the importance of NPDI, it's not surprising to find out that most people in business care about it. A recent study conducted by AMR Research showed this clearly. Asked what initiative would Read More

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Why Project Portfolio Management Is a Must-have Strategic Asset in a Down Economy


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Seeing the Opportunity in Asset Management


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asset valuations  the Opportunity in Asset Management As financial resources become scarcer, maximizing return on assets (ROA) is becoming a key corporate strategy. Unfortunately, metrics governing asset performance are not always available in real time, and are often of low or mixed reliability. Improving visibility into asset performance can help management streamline processes and make better decisions that can ultimately deliver superior corporate results. Find out more. Read More

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asset valuations  Center into a Strategic Asset Successful organizations ensure that customers receive accurate answers and efficient follow-through on all commitments. Their call center agents are equipped to handle all incoming and outgoing transactions, and their managers can make decisions based on timely administration, maintenance, and reporting analytics. Learn how new technologies can help you improve your call center and reduce costs without losing customers. Read More

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