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benchmark

noun bookmark, critical point, crucial point, crux, essence, essential matter, fundamental part, gist, gravamen, heart, key point, linchpin, main point, material point, milestone, pivotal point, prime issue, salient point, substance, substantive point, turning point
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KING: Benchmarking is seeking a high standard of perfection, evaluating that standard, and applying it to an operation.
Benchmarking did not create new management problems, either by entrenching old practice patterns or intensifying turf battles.
There are several benchmarking methods, and each can be used to provide information for a specific topic of concern.
Only after you've established objectives and the criteria against which you're benchmarking can you pick your benchmarking system.
It is important for organizations entering outsourcing relationships to understand the role and reach of a Benchmarking process and become educated on appropriate guidelines in order to achieve required results," says Harris.
The ASUG/SAP Benchmarking initiative gives organizations the opportunity to compare their performance against that of their peers and other SAP users," said Rod Masney, ASUG President and Global Information and Technology Architect for O-I.
The single most powerful aspects of the CDs are built-in benchmarking applications ValuSource built to help practices understand, process and interpret comparative data.
CompTIA ServiceMetric Benchmark - Customer satisfaction measurement and benchmarking for manufacturers and service providers in the computing hardware services industry.
Futuremark(R) is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark(R) and PCMark(R) Series and SPMark(TM) (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 13 million real life benchmarking results from over 3 million registered users.
BOSTON -- AberdeenGroup, the leading provider of fact-based research and advisory services for global technology and value chain executives, and APQC, the leading nonprofit provider of financial and value chain benchmarking and research, announce the launch of "by the numbers--Procurement," a new title in a series of publications co-developed by benchmarking specialists at APQC and Aberdeen's research teams.
When SMA Consulting presents its results, builders will have an "apples-to-apples" method of benchmarking their performance against other similar companies, including comparisons of expenditures, bottom line, and overall performance.