Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
In this paper learn how RSA Group shortened their FP&A process by 4 months.
With a 300-year heritage, RSA Group is one of the world’s leading insurance groups. The company, which has over 20,000 employees in its core markets of the U.K., Scandinavia, and Canada, focuses on general insurance and has the capability to write business across the globe.
Late one night, after the team had already been planning nonstop for weeks, one of Andrew Dinwiddie’s colleagues slammed his
fists down on his desk and said, “Surely, this can be easier; surely, we can ind a solution to make this a less intense process.” It was that outburst of frustration that triggered Andrew and his team to look for different solutions to their inancial planning needs and ultimately led them to the Anaplan platform.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 19, 2019
Angesichts eines immer stärker umkämpften Marktes entwickeln vorausschauende Führungskräfte im Vertrieb immer wieder neue Absatzmöglichkeiten und Strategien, um den Wettbewerb hinter sich zu lassen.
Anaplan for Sales wurde entwickelt, um die Go-to-Market-Strategie Ihres Unternehmens zu stärken und Sie als Führungskraft im Vertrieb dabei zu unterstützen, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen.
Was können Sie in unserem Whitepaper erfahren?
• Wie können Sie die notwendige Agilität und Flexibilität im Rahmen Ihrer Vertriebsplanung erreichen?
• Warum sollte die Planung für Ihre Go-to-Market-Strategie auf einer einzigen Plattform erfolgen?
• Wie kann Ihnen eine moderne, Cloud-basierte Planungslösung dabei helfen, schneller die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen?
The most problematic scenario engineers encounter when analyzing large deformation
solutions using the finite element method is convergence issues due to mesh distortion. This
is typical, for example, during simulation of elastomeric sealing or metal forming applications.
Complex nonlinearities due to mechanical and/or thermal behavior arise in such cases from
inherent material properties, geometric changes and establishment or separation of contact
interfaces. The manual rezoning feature which was released in ANSYS 10.0 gave analysts a
highly customizable, albeit labor-intensive, workflow to change and repair the mesh whenever
needed after an unconverged solution. However, since the release of ANSYS 15.0, the latest
“NonLinear ADaptivity” (NLAD) feature and accompanying enhancements are as automatic as
one can imagine for repairing mesh distortion, overcoming convergence difficulties, refining
the mesh to capture local phenomenon and achieving the “true” design solution.
Cooling for IT wiring closets is rarely planned and typically only implemented after failures or overheating occur. Historically, no clear standard exists for specifying sufficient cooling to achieve predictable behavior within wiring closets. An appropriate specification for cooling IT wiring closets should assure compatibility with anticipated loads, provide unambiguous instruction for design and installation of cooling equipment, prevent oversizing, maximize electrical efficiency, and be flexible enough to work in various shapes and types of closets. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of cooling for wiring closets.
In this section, we’ll look back at the history of
Microsoft Azure, including the ways in which Microsoft’s strategy for the
platform and for the company as a whole have shifted in recent years.
Recently, Microsoft has focused on opening up the Azure environment
to widen its appeal to all kinds of developers, including those working in
non-Microsoft frameworks and languages.
There’s no denying the effect digital has on the retail industry.
$.56 of every $1 spent in physical stores is influenced by digital.
What’s more, three of the world’s top five retailers are internetfirst:
Amazon, Alibaba, and JD.com.
According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Total Retail 2017 report,
56% of global shoppers use Amazon. Of these, 28% say they shop
less often at retail stores because of Amazon. 18% say they shop
less on other retailers’ e-commerce sites because of Amazon. And
10% say they shop exclusively on Amazon.
Retailers need to find a way to compete in this changing retail
landscape. These five global trends can provide some guidance
on where retail is headed and how brands can thrive in this new
era of retail.
In the midst of an overwhelming amount of disruption taking place in the retail banking industry, a clear path to success has emerged. Banks that want to continue to gain and retain loyal customers must make it easier to bank with them.
According to a survey that included 760 different banks and credit unions, the most important priority for 2017 and beyond is the removal of friction from the customer journey.1
To clarify, today’s customer journey includes both the customer experience at local branch locations as well as their experience while interacting with websites, mobile apps, smart watches, and anything else that is connected to the Internet.
The battleground for customers has shifted to the digital world, and retail banks must adapt quickly as crafty Fintech startups and tech giants like Amazon, Apple, and Google continue to push the limits of what is possible with technology.
If digital channels aren’t approached correctly, they can add complexity to the customer experience in
Consumers expect a seamless, high-quality experience in today’s mature app economy. They want brands to keep up with new technologies like geo-fencing and personalization, as well as the latest ecosystems like voice assistants and connected cars.
With this high bar for quality, QA organizations often struggle to keep up with:
1. Rapid Release Schedules
3. New Technologies (Voice, AI)
4. Geo-Awareness and Localization 5. Device Fragmentation
6. Unexpected Customer Use Cases
The cost of failure is high in QA. Time, money, and customer loyalty are all at risk when digital experiences don’t meet users’ high expectations.
Financial and business managers today are seeking a higher level of analytical ability to manage business performance than ever before. But these kinds of analyses often lie beyond the reach of most of today's ERP systems.
Published By: AppNeta
Published Date: Oct 28, 2013
Let’s face it, users are impatient. They demand a blazingly fast experience and accept no substitutes. While the effects of poor performance are obvious, it makes one wonder about the relationship between client latency and the “perception of speed”. After all, the user can trigger many state change events (page load, submit a form, interact with a visualization, etc.) and all these events have an associated latency to the client. However, are certain types of latency more noticeable to the user then others?
To optimize technology operating costs and free-up funds to drive innovation, it’s critical for IT organizations to identify waste and eliminate it. A good place to start is often in the application portfolio, where it’s commonplace to have redundant apps which overlap in function and deliver minimal to no business value.
How do you zero in on the resource-drainers and excise them without compromising service delivery or ongoing business processes? How do you undertake the complicated route of rationalizing your application portfolio???
Download this eBook to:
o Get started on Application Rationalization (App Rat) with your existing data
o Use facts to cut through ambiguity and make defensible decisions
o Gain buy-in from skeptical app owners and business partners
o Measure results and show return on your efforts
o Sustain gains with ongoing portfolio management
While marketers usually look first to customer facing applications when making technology acquisitions, taking into account the entire marketing value chain--from strategic brief to a personalized communication--is the best way to look at achieving marketing ROI. Too often, investments in customer facing technology fail to account for operational burdens created upstream in the marketing process.
Customers and partners, and recently investors ask the question “How is one Intent-Based
Networking (IBN) offering different than the others?” And more often than not I hear answers that
sound subjective, descriptive, and subject to interpretation. What is needed are tangible, fact-based
nomenclature that can help you reason about the maturity of IBN solutions. Using this nomenclature,
we should be able to map IBN solutions to an IBN maturity level, starting with Level 0 (low
maturity/incomplete) and going up to Level 3 which enables a fully compliant IBN solution
After a discussion of the costs of DDoS attacks and current mitigation solutions, this paper examines Arbor Cloud, a DDoS service from Arbor Networks. This Technology Spotlight also provides advice for organizations evaluating DDoS mitigation solutions.
Published By: Arcserve
Published Date: Jun 11, 2014
Many small and midsized businesses are at a crossroads when it comes to selecting the right backup solution to protect their environments. Many now have a mix of physical and virtual servers to protect and when they try to use their existing backup software to protect it or, alternatively, search for new backup software that better matches their new infrastructure demands they often encounter several issues. Download to learn more!
After featuring the Global Giants in our first edition of Recurring Revenue Innovators, we now turn our attention to the Emerging Leaders—businesses with terrific potential to break out into commercial success with a new revenue model. From subscriptions to usage to tiered and freemium models, these companies are offering products and services on terms that are irresistibleto their customers.
With millions of dollars hanging in the balance, selecting the right billing vendor is critical.
Download Aria’s “7 Reasons to Evaluate Cloud Billing” to help you identify why cloud billing could be your best option. For example, cloud-billing vendors are often found to be more nimble than their on-premise billing counterparts, particularly for enterprises with multiple product lines and business in multiple geographies and currencies.
Discover key advantages:
• Accelerated go-to-market for products and services
• An enhanced customer experience
• The elimination of patches and upgrades
• The ability to monetize your assets and services in new ways
Email marketing should be considered a key component of a company’s overall marketing strategy. In the past many companies treated email marketing as an afterthought, failing to devote the talent and resources needed to affect an appreciable return on investment. To get the most out of an ongoing email marketing campaign, a quality team of knowledgeable professionals must be assembled.
Published By: Ascentis
Published Date: Sep 28, 2010
HRIS solutions designed for very large organizations can be costly to set up and maintain, and often require the services of an army of consultants to keep them operational. Systems designed for very small organizations concentrate on either HR functions such as attendance and compensation, or on benefits management, but usually lack the ability to integrate the two areas. To be a practical investment choice for a mid-tier organization, a satisfactory HRIS solution must have its HR and benefits functions highly integrated. It must be agile so it can easily be kept aligned with the constant change in compliance laws, and it must be robust and secure, built on a tried and true platform foundation.
More than ever before, IT managers need to secure equipment and facilities against a variety of intrusive conditions that could cripple critical operations, resulting in system malfunctions, loss of data or intellectual property, damage to mission critical hardware or even theft of valuable physical assets. Such conditions often include environmental events, failure of air conditioning systems, power outages, and untoward human actions.
Telecom operations typically have sophisticated network and systems management (NSM) software in place to monitor their servers, workstations and routers. Such systems often utilize Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as a means of transmitting and receiving network monitoring information. Great - if you run only modern equipment.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
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.