In just a few decades we've gone from face-to-face, catalog and phone omnichannel: endless retail/multiple ways to buy and receive goods. That change has expolded sales.
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The Cornerstone of Financial Control
Time equals money. Time plus data equals control.
All professionals, whether in management, consulting,
engineering, or accounting, must be confident that their
value is reflected in their bottom line. One of the primary
factors driving that compensation is the amount of time
spent on a particular subject or client. But too often front
line earners at those firms don’t provide the clean, data-rich
timesheets needed to accurately gauge the effort required
by each project.
NICE WFM 7.0’s Forecaster unlocks a high level of transparency into interaction history, allowing you to centrally forecast, schedule and manage contacts between multiple locations and ensure that site- and enterpriselevel objectives are met. With more than two thousand customers and two million users depending on its unparalleled ability to fine-tune the most precise forecasts, Forecaster allows you to plan and respond to the peaks and valleys of customer history through automatic collection of key historical data from all types of contact sources:
• Automatic call distributors (ACDs)
• Outbound dialers • Multi-channel routing platforms
• Back-office employee desktops
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After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
The supply chain for manufacturers and distributors is facing challenges around increased analytics, multichannel fulfillment, talent shortages, and the use of new technologies such as wireless, augmented reality, robotics and machine-to-machine (M2M). At the same time, there is continued focus on cost reduction and sustainability.
The Industrial Internet of Things is driving a huge transformation as it increases the interconnection between connected devices and analytics. The smart manufacturing enterprise can seize opportunities to maximize efficiency and safety through networking and intuitive collaboration with its users.
This eBook shares practical steps to follow for a smart material handling and logistics approach.
The fourth industrial revolution is well underway. It focuses on digital transformation and creation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A key part of this revolution is technology that enables new realities—including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
These new realities are already being applied in industrial settings and are poised to grow exponentially in the next few years. This storyscape dives into use cases for each type of reality and presents the benefits of each in relation to industrial automation.
In the future, people won’t necessarily want to own cars, but they’ll need personal mobility. The mobility ecosystem can support a range of different services, but in the near-term, many of these nascent businesses face a range of operational challenges as they bid to grow and become profitable.
This ebook explores the fundamental needs of new mobility providers as they target business improvements, looks at their considerations as they forge key technology partnerships, and shows how HERE's Auto Mobility Operations solution can help mobility services meet those requirements.
This ebook will help you understand how Auto Mobility Operations helps:
• Enable the creation and integration of key location features as applications for mobile operating systems through use of the HERE Mobile SDK
• Manage and efficiently operate fleet assets with HERE Location Services, providing fresh, high-quality and global location-based data
• Create a frictionless and compelling UX - with APIs, mapping
As your organization’s finance leader, the opportunity to better understand the landscape and your business has never been greater. Advances in analytics—powered by digital technologies, such as automation and machine learning—give finance teams deeper business insights. Read the story.
On-demand companies rely on fast, accurate and robust mapping and location technologies to provide their users with a superior experience. Find out how real-time, predictive and historical traffic data can be applied to traffic-enabled routing algorithms to influence route calculations and automatically plot multiple routes with waypoints sequencing.
Discover how HERE can help you communicate updated ETAs and provide an optimized experience to your drivers and customers.
Empowering the Automotive Industry through Intelligent Orchestration
With the increasing complexity and volume of cyberattacks, organizations must have the capacity to adapt quickly and confidently under changing conditions. Accelerating incident response times to safeguard the organization's infrastructure and data is paramount. Achieving this requires a thoughtful plan- one that addresses the security ecosystem, incorporates security orchestration and automation, and provides adaptive workflows to empower the security analysts.
In the white paper "Six Steps for Building a Robust Incident Response Function" IBM Resilient provides a framework for security teams to build a strong incident response program and deliver organization-wide coordination and optimizations to accomplish these goals.
IBM provides a security incident response (IR) solution called Resilient
that helps its customers address security incidents quickly in an automated
and orchestrated manner. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to
conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential
return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Resilient.
The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to
evaluate the potential financial impact of the Resilient platform on their
"Improving Cyber Resilience in the Insurance Industry
Security automation plays a significant role when maintaining an organization's Cyber Resilience, according to IBM Resilient’s latest report, “The Ponemon Institute Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization.”
Download this latest report to understand the key factors that hinder the ability for efficient and effective Cyber Resilience and gain insights and guidance for improving your security posture."
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Things are not as they used to be in the enterprise. Today’s employees are mobile, they’re storing and accessing data in cloud apps, and are in disparate networks. While the present-day digital world has changed, the objective of data protection has not: you must still ensure the security of your critical data and intellectual property. However, the threat-centric security approach, with its static policies forces decisions about cyber activity with no insight into the broader context. The result is a disproportionate number of flagged activities, overwhelming security teams who have no way to understand the ones most worthy of investigation. Read Rethinking Data Security with a Risk-Adaptive Approach to learn how a human-centric, risk-adaptive approach can help your organization be more proactive in order to:
• Automate policy enforcement to deter data loss events
• Reduce the number of security alerts
• Cut down on incident investigation time
We all know that employee engagement is important. Employees that are aligned with their goals, aware of their performance gaps, and motivated to improve, perform better. It’s stating the obvious. The big question is how to get there, and whether technology can help us do this at scale. This is where most digital motivation initiatives hit a wall. A new breed of next generation performance and feedback systems are attempting to do just that: creating and maintaining a continuous personalized conversation between employees and managers with regards to performance, development and goals.
In online marketing, personalizing messages and promotional activities has been possible for some time. It is called “Marketing Automation”. Hubspot, one of the pioneers in this field, defines it thus: “software that exists with the goal of automating marketing actions. Many marketing departments have to automate repetitive tasks such as emails, social media, and other website actions. The technology of
Published By: Blue Prism
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
If you're going to implement an automation tool, ensure that the tools and solutions you implement can carry your business through the rapidly changing marketplace. Desktop recording and attended automation program offer a quick return on investment but overtime, because the scripts they use so frequently become obsolete - the total cost of ownership (TCO) over the long run simply isn't sustainable.
Published By: Blue Prism
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Blue Prism, the inventor of the term Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and
the market leader in enterprise RPA, recently engaged Knowledge Capital
Partners (KCP) to survey their client deployments. We used proprietary
KCP research tools, and this report summarizes our findings. Based on
finalized quantitative survey results as well as our ever-growing library
of qualitative case investigations, the report analyzes the management
practices and behaviors that underpin the exceptional value achieved by
Blue Prism customers as outlined in our January 2018 report “Robotic
Process Automation: Benchmarking the Client Experience.”
Published By: Blue Prism
Published Date: Mar 28, 2019
Robotic process automation describes the use of technology to automate tasks that are traditionally
done by a human being. The technology itself mimics an end user by simulating user actions such as
navigating within an application or entering data into forms according to a set of rules. RPA is often
used to automate routine administrative tasks that typically require a human being to interact with
multiple systems, but RPA technology is evolving to support the automation of increasingly
sophisticated processes at scale within enterprise architectures rather than on the desktop. Over the
past two years, RPA has been adopted by a number of business process outsourcing (BPO) providers
and a growing number of end-user organizations are now deploying the technology themselves to
create “virtual workforces” of robotic workers.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Coupling recommendations from the Rackspace DevOps Accelerator engagement with expert advice from Rackspace applications specialists, TotalTrax deployed Fanatical Support for AWS and integrated cloud-based containers to manage customer deployments faster and automate processes.
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.