Online Extras: April 2003

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2003-04-08 Print this article Print

An assortment of links related to stories in the April 2003 issue of Baseline.

Case Dissection (p. 42-60)
    Performance Test (p.46)
    Rating Airline Web Sites
    Southwest led the pack in this exclusive performance study, conducted for Baseline by Web-monitoring firm Empirix. Download this .zip file, exctract the PowerPoint presentation, and compare.

    Planner (p.49)
    Calculating Costs of Enterprise Application Integration
    Building an enterprise messaging infrastructure doesn't come cheap. See how much it costs you with Baseline's Microsoft Excel 2000 download.

    Dossier (Online exclusive)
    E-business Software: Tibco Software
    The Palo Alto, Calif., company—famed for its enterprise application integration capabilities—is trying to corner the market in the real-time distribution of business information. Read what real-life customers have to say about what their deployments were like, and what the results have been. Download a one-page PDF for convenient printing.
    Payback Doesn't Have to Be Painful (p. 77)
    Automated expense reporting was supposed to reduce paperwork, minimize process and provide new insights regarding employee expenditures. Oh, and it was supposed to save corporations money, too. It does all that. So why aren't more companies pursuing it? And why aren't more of the firms supplying the software turning a profit?

    Be sure to check out our Dossiers on Extensity ("Gobbled Up, but Not Forgotten"), Oracle ("The Tag-Along"), and Concur Technologies ("Safety in Numbers")—all of which offer their own specialized take on automated expense reporting.

    And, as a special tie-in to this month's Community package, don't forget to check out our Calculator on expense management (See Workbook, below).
    Calculating Return (p.87)
    Making Expenses Less Expensive
    Companies are beginning to invest in software and services that can automate expense management and shave off a few dollars in the process. Find out how much you could save with this Microsoft Excel 2000 tool.

    Primer (p.88)
    eXtensible Business Reporting Language
    XBRL, a financial-reporting vocabulary created in eXtensible Markup Language (XML), will potentially make it easier for companies to keep tabs on expenses every step of the way.

    Making Decisions (p.90)
    Quiz: Finding the Right ROI Mix
    Quantities are necessary, but quality still counts. Knowing how—and when—to put the two together is a primary skill in constructing a successful business case. Take this quiz to see where your project stands.

    Spend Less, Get More(p.96)
    U.S. companies spend less on technology than their European counterparts but see a better return. Download this .zip file containing the study to read the details.


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