Aberdeen Group Publishes Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Intelligence Research

Research Examines Managed ERP, Professional Services Automation, Agile Project Management, Enterprise Performance Management

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2013) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Intelligence research practices.

"Managing ERP Implementation Projects to Deliver Increased ROI," prepared by Nick Castellina, Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Enterprise Resource Planning research practice, shows how an appropriate and well-implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can enable organizational growth, run more efficiently, and drive substantial benefits, including increased inventory accuracy, complete and on-time shipments, and improved profit margins. On the other hand, a mismanaged ERP implementation project can waste time, cause confusion, strain IT resources, and increase costs. This report illustrates how leading organizations scope their ERP project plans, then manage and measure to deliver ROI. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8394/RA-enterprise-resource-planning.aspx.

"Professional Services Automation: The Secret to Successful Projects and a Profitable Services Group," also prepared by Nick Castellina, states that professional services organizations face a variety of internal and external challenges, and must perform both conventional business tasks, as well as efficiently performing the front- and back-office aspects related to operating a project-based organization. To successfully manage all aspects of their business, leading professional services firms are 77% more likely to have implemented integrated Professional Services Automation (PSA) software. This report identifies the factors driving PSA software acquisition, and examines the advantages that integrated PSA software provides. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8396/RA-professional-services-automation.aspx

Finally, from Nick Castellina, "Minimizing the Cost of Change in Architecture, Engineering, and Consulting: Agile Project Management," reveals that the products and services delivered by Architecture, Engineering, and Consulting (AEC) firms rely heavily on collaboration between the firm and its customers. This relationship typically involves managing lengthy and costly projects in which changes in the project plan can increase time requirements and project costs. This report illustrates the capabilities and technologies that are essential to managing change in project management. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8398/RA-agile-project-management.aspx

"Enabling More Accurate Forecasting through Agile EPM," prepared by David White, Senior Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Business Intelligence research practice, and Nick Castellina, indicates top-performing organizations understand the importance of analyzing prior forecasting performance using Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) software to enable more-informed decision making in the future. Reducing the time required to analyze available data, and make decisions, is especially important in today's business environment. This report shows that organizations with an agile planning approach achieve 44% greater accuracy in their financial forecasts than other organizations. It also reviews capabilities that leaders use to attain better forecasting performance. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8397/RA-enterprise-performance-management.aspx

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), is a global, full-service, multi-channel marketing services firm with deep expertise in developing research-based technology marketing content. Enabled by its team of 40 analysts covering 16 industry-sector categories, Aberdeen provides B2B marketers with relevant content assets available in multiple formats that target each stage of the customer buying cycle. 

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