Prompted by volatile markets and a troubled economy, the need to contain or reduce costs is key for small to medium size enterprises (SMEs). In the pursuit of cost reductions and in the struggle to sustain and grow revenue and profits it becomes more and more important to preserve the level of visibility that becomes elusive as SMEs grow in both size and complexity. Download this research now to learn more.
As marketing and sales organizations endeavor to escape the constricted economy of 2009, one of the most significant barriers to sustainable business growth lies squarely in their source of revenue: creating and maintaining profitable, long-term relationships with key customers.
Learn what companies can do in economic downturns to position themselves for later success. Find out what changes to make to customer strategy; how to align your organization to best support a winning approach; and how to drive excellence in execution to achieve results in today's economy.
When the economy slows, many businesses react by retrenching and cutting costs in order to weather the downturn. While such cost reduction is important, companies often overlook equally critical strategic decisions - opportunities to use valuable business information to strengthen product and service offerings and emerge ahead of the competition.
Learn more about today's challenges of monetizing connected services across diverse industries such as high tech, financial services, telecommunications and how SAP can help you maximize these opportunities.
Today, businesses must work smarter, not just harder-and to do it, they must use information to compete. With growing demands on data resources, companies need to derive greater value from their existing information. But this information is often scattered throughout the organization. To survive in the current tough economic environment means building successful enterprise information management strategies. Find out how.
When the economy slows, many businesses react by retrenching and cutting costs. While cost reduction is important, companies often overlook equally critical strategic decisions-opportunities to use business information to strengthen product and service offerings and emerge ahead of the competition. Find out how you can use business intelligence (BI) to avoid the most common mistakes companies make in a down economy.
Today's economy is especially hard on small businesses. How does your small business keep revenue coming in when your customers are spending less? How do you attract new customers in a cost efficient manner? How do you protect your businesses' valuable information assets without making a huge technology investment?
Email has become THE mission critical application for businesses large and small. As a growing business continually striving to increase productivity, collaboration and corporate success, you understand the important role that Microsoft Exchange Server plays in any profitable business. Small and mid-size businesses alike see the productivity benefits of utilizing an enterprise-class solution but since many do not have the financial or human resources to bring it in house, more and more of them are turning to a hosted solution.
You understand the value Microsoft Exchange Server can bring to your company but the internal deployment delays, administrative complexity and cost of Exchange just isn't practical. Business and technical executives strive to find time to focus on running their business and avoid the distractions of managing a 24X7 application such as Exchange. The time and expense of running a Microsoft Exchange Server in-house may simply be too much for a company your size.
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Jun 17, 2014
Many digital offerings are sold on a subscription and recurring basis. Bring Digital Goods and Subscribers Together - this eBook gives you nine essentials for acquiring subscription and recurring revenue customers.
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Jun 17, 2014
The eBook ‘Digital Age / Digital Goods’ provides information on the various components you’ll want to address while you test an acquisition mix best suited for your organization, and your target audience.
There are the obvious things that can affect your organization’s bottom line: sales performance, the economy, overhead. But here’s something you probably didn’t expect: the experience candidates have when they apply to work for your firm—that has an effect too.
On Thursday, April 6th at 10AM CT, experts from Aon’s Candidate Selection and Assessment group will discuss how the creation of an incredible candidate experience can be used to foster an energizing candidate experience and how that affects desired business outcomes.
Topics of discussion will include:
? The current state of the candidate experience
? How the candidate experience affects an organization’s brand and bottom line
? What candidates are looking for in the assessment process
? What a great candidate experience looks like
“If we had done anything differently in Washington state, we would have done it faster,” said Hammersburg. “The key message is that fraud prevention – dealing with risk and program integrity – is not a cost issue, it’s a saving. When you can truly quantify the
positive impact to the bottom line of a company or government agency, you shift the recognition that this is not an expense but that it’s a saving.”
Some government organizations may be concerned that a rigorous program to shine a light on the underground economy will shine a brighter light on how much they didn’t know until now. Don’t let that stop you, said Hammersburg. “You have the opportunity
to really get ahead of it now. Turn a risk into an opportunity going forward.”
Tax evasion is the largest economic crime in the world (in terms of monetary loss), costing trillions of dollars to governments around the globe. A 2011 study by The Tax Justice Network estimates that on a global scale, total tax evasion is in excess of US$3.1 trillion, or about 5.1% of world GDP.1 And that’s just the known tax evasion and noncompliance; it doesn’t include the underground economy and cash businesses.
The per-capita figure is similar in Canada, representing about $45 billion a year. The European Union loses an estimated €200 billion in value-added tax alone, not including corporate or excise taxes. Tax evasion represents 4 to 5 percent of gross domestic product in Sweden and Japan.
In the new global economy, a company’s competitive edge is intrinsically tied to the ability to quickly collaborate with co-workers, partners and customers. This is certainly evidenced in a recent survey in which the majority of respondents confirm that on-demand collaborative tools can accelerate business processes and help knowledge workers work better, faster and cheaper.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Apr 13, 2010
In recent years, law firms have enjoyed remarkable financial returns due to a strong global economy, free flowing capital and a high level of demand for legal services. Law firm revenues and profits continued to be strong, even during the dotcom bust, the post 9/11 slowdown and the increasing cost of associate recruitment and retention. This success could be partly explained by the growth imperative in law firms: they must continue to grow, either by acquisition, or by recruiting laterals or associates, because law firm economics correlates size with profits. And many firms grew rapidly in the past several years.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Sep 29, 2009
The year 2009 will forever be remembered as a time when the global economy began a painful restructuring amid a cascade of systemic failures -- credit panic, stock market crash, and mortgage meltdown and business contraction. But some smart and able accounting firm decision-makers stand to benefit... if they can catch the right trends. In this research report, we examine five of the critical issues that are creating new opportunities for the accounting profession and nine key strategies for obtaining competitive advantage.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Aug 10, 2009
In recent years, law firms have enjoyed remarkable financial returns due to a strong global
economy, free flowing capital and a high level of demand for legal services. Law firm revenues and profits continued to be strong, even during the dotcom bust, the post 9/11 slowdown and the increasing cost of associate recruitment and retention. This success could be partly explained by the growth imperative in law firms: they must continue to grow, either by acquisition, or by recruiting laterals or associates, because law firm economics correlates size with profits. And many firms grew rapidly in the past several years.
The current gold standard as far as business technology goes is wireless/mobile computing. It’s what business and engineering courses are training the future workplace in using. It’s what provides an income stream and stock value to a whole mushrooming sector of the economy. It’s what makes large-scale projects in virtually any field not only easier to coordinate and complete, but also cheaper and faster all around. Finally, it’s what you and your company need to learn how to use, in order to maintain your lead over the rest of the competitive world.
Accor is one of the world's largest travel, tourism and corporate services companies. With over 4,000 hotels worldwide, Accor Hotels covers all segments from economy to upscale. Sofitel, Novotel and Motel 6 are just a few of Accor's hotel brands. Accor's online relationship marketing strategy aims to convert prospects into customers and build customer value through increasing the depth of relationships and growing revenues from repeat bookings, cross-sales, up-sales and referrals.
Let’s face it: In this economy, justifying new investments can be tough. Most companies are in belt-tightening mode, not shopping mode. And budgets are getting leaner. But sometimes it makes sense to invest. The recession won’t last forever. Forward thinking companies are already thinking about how to prepare for the upturn — in fact, many are marketing their way through the recession, taking advantage of low media prices and a relatively stark competitive landscape in order to better stand out and gain market share. Learn more today!
Is your brand heading to extinction or distinction? Learn how changing consumer values and economic business drivers impact your brand's DNA in 2010. Get valuable insights on how to build powerful brands that will thrive and survive in the new consumer economy based on data from the Global Values Study and the PRWeek Social Media Survey.
Forget spreadsheets. Organizations that are winning in this down economy are using automated analytical tools to take a more scientific approach to decision making through observation, experimentation and measurement to improve their business processes.