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Managing the Overflow of E-mails
Only effective e-mail management, together with records management and policies for employees on how to manage their e-mails, will help organizations deal with

formal proposal format  60 percent have no formal policy governing its retention. Organizations need to rethink their strategies on e-mail management: currently, 31 percent of all organizations keep e-mails indefinitely, and preserve 26 percent of e-mails for less than 120 days, or establish a maximum storage on people's inboxes to limit the retention. The problem with this approach is that inadequate restrictions or improper methods can eventually harm the organization itself. For example, internal e-mails regarding lunch

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Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template

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formal proposal format  he won't go a formal ROI analysis of the system: We have other things to do. Once it's set up and paid for, we just want to use it as efficiently as possible. But he does see specific advantages to Gavina in forecasting and cost control. With the information we expect to have we should be able to run the company better, he says. We're hoping that by next year, as a result of better coordinated information and better information - on inventory, finished goods, raw materials - we might be able to cut Read More

Niche Software at Its Best


Deltek Vision and other Deltek enterprise solutions, have been major players with project management-oriented organizations for the past twenty years. Vision a leading product in the professional services automation market and has taken significant strides to maintain this market leading position.

formal proposal format  Software at Its Best Introduction Deltek has dedicated itself to one primary industry with many sub-groups: project-oriented business solutions for contractors and consultants. Originally known for its government contracting expertise, Deltek has expanded its product line to include several different enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to serve project-based businesses in different niches, and has created a leading position in additional sub-markets. Deltek Vision , released in 2002 as a Read More

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formal proposal format  -- Still An Evolving Market The PSA Market The market for Professional Service Automation (PSA) is still evolving with fragmented offerings from many point solutions providers that are not that financially sound either. As a matter of fact, a vast majority of pure PSA vendors are start-up weaklings, that offer only some of the following areas of an entire PSA (i.e., the bid-to-bill lifecycle), such as opportunity & lead tracking/management, proposal automation, resource planning & forecasting, Read More

Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation


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