There’s no turning back from the fact that disruptive business automation is here. As artificially intelligent functionality delivers more capabilities that we increasingly take for granted, it’s difficult to grasp all the implications of this transformation. In this eBook, the aim is to illustrate what it means for business, for the people who work in those businesses, and for people served by those businesses every day.
To better understand how automation is changing business, and with the generous support of CA Technologies, we reached out to 39 experts to get their opinion.
By providing practical insights into what is happening today and what may be just over the horizon, I believe this eBook will be a valuable resource for anyone planning an automation strategy.
Applications and services are made up of more components and integrations today than they were just a few years ago. Coupled with a much more competitive business world, this complexity has changed everything for both development and operations.
Devops is pressed to deliver more functionality at a faster pace, focusing on small, incremental changes and using agile methodologies and practices such as continuous integration.
Download this white paper to find out more about how CA Technologies can help with many of the DevOps challenges your company currently face.
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in deploying and promoting applicationrelated artifacts, properties, configurations and even data across an application lifecycle in a safe, predictable and repeatable manner. Gartner reports that using an ARA tool is key to enabling DevOps and achieving continuous delivery.
Wikipedia also defines five dimensions of scalability that can apply to ARA tools:
• Administrative scalability
• Functional scalability
• Geographic scalability
• Load scalability
• Generational scalability
This white paper will explain how each of these criteria is relevant when choosing an ARA product that is capable of scaling along with the growth of your enterprise.
One of the agency biggest challenges is juggling multiple projects across departments while retaining complete visibility into finances, pipelines and resources management. Most agencies use multiple systems to handle each of these processes. According to The Drum Lab rats, to have “one integrated and user-friendly connected system would be the ideal solution.”
Five leading agencies tested the WorkBook Agency Management system in a recent Drums Labs workshop. Testers quickly discovered the wealth of functionality, the high level of usability and the full integration that WorkBook provides to agency businesses.
Stakeholders increasingly expect more from the finance function than transactional processing and historical reporting. Will you meet the challenge or are you at risk of getting left behind?
Read this report to understand:
• what CEOs are looking for from their finance functions
• six priority areas CFOs should focus on to meet new demands from the business
• how leading companies are transforming their finance functions
• five steps for turning disruption into opportunity.
Modern regulation demands connected thinking, leading-practice processes, optimal data management and insightful reporting – all of which makes the finance function the ideal catalyst for change.
Read this report to find out:
• how to structure a transformation plan and strategy
• how to create the optimal team for transformation
• what leading companies are doing to drive transformation through regulatory change.
The business is increasingly side-stepping the IT function to procure new technologies. Do you have the right governance in place to encourage innovation and ensure investment is directed for maximum impact?
Read this report to find out:
• how to balance the opportunities and risks from emerging technology
• how to ensure funding for innovation is available and prioritised
• where to direct funds for innovation
• why ‘guardrails’ work better than rules in the current environment.
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The traditional IT organisation is struggling to meet the insatiable demand for new digital capabilities from business stakeholders. It’s time for a new IT operating model – ¬but what will it look like?
Read this insight to find out:
• what three new roles the future IT operating model must encompass
• what new skills and positions will be required in the IT function
• which integration needs the future IT function must address
• what the priorities should be in terms of orchestrating the IT ecosystem.
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IBM Planning Analytics Local is the on-premises version of the planning solution built on the powerful, in-memory OLAP engine of IBM TM1. It automates your planning, budgeting and forecasting, and helps you link operational tactics with financial plans.
Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about the latest innovations in IBM Planning Analytics Local, including:
Workspace: The interactive interface that enables you to quickly drill through to supporting detail to understand the underlying assumptions in your plans. It lets you create custom dashboards and colorful, compelling visualizations with ease.
IBM Planning Analytics for Microsoft Excel: The next-generation Microsoft Excel add-in that lets you retain Excel functionality and formatting when moving data between IBM TM1 and Excel.
Hierarchies: The new capability that enables you to model and drill into attributes as if they were a dimension -- without having to create a new dimension or add elements (members) to the hierarchy, for unprecedented insight into your IBM TM1 data.
Published By: DocStar
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Accounts Payable is a fundamental activity for nearly all businesses. Pick any enterprise and you can bet there is an AP function at the heart of financial operations. The obligation to pay off short-term debt is one that every company must satisfy. But more than that, the process to do it must be efficient and productive. If you get behind on your obligations you risk missing important financial discounts, defaulting with creditors, and damaging your reputation with suppliers and stakeholders.
CFOs face the challenges associated with Accounts Payable…and it’s easy to lose sleep. As other areas of business and commerce have become more and more paperless, the accounts payable process in most organizations remains mired in paper copies and manual workflow. The result is an often costly and people intensive process that leaves companies vulnerable to competitors and financial executives with a growing unease over the inherent inefficiencies.
Published By: Aventri
Published Date: Aug 14, 2018
"When the time comes to migrate to new event management software, a lot rides on the event planners in charge of the logistics. With so much to think about in terms of functionality and growth, as well as making an impression on management, staff and attendees, EMS migration is no easy task.
Whether you’re considering leaving your current EMS, or are looking to transition from Excel spreadsheets and manual processes, take the following steps to have an efficient and seamless migration."
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
The key benefit of creating a case management methodology is to multiply its effectiveness by replicating it across the organization's patient-facing departments, practices and functions. In this way, your organization can reduce costs, increase quality and streamline its operations.
VanillaSoft is used by thousands who need robust lead management software with CRM functionality but also need to power their inside sales reps and drive productivity by deploying best in class productivity tools.
The spatial analytics features of the SAP HANA platform can help you supercharge your business with location-specific data. By analyzing geospatial information, much of which is already present in your enterprise data, SAP HANA helps you pinpoint events, resolve boundaries locate customers and visualize routing. Spatial processing functionality is standard with your full-use SAP HANA licenses.
Learn how ERP software addresses the real-world challenges companies face as they look to grow in today’s global economy.
Take the virtual tour and see how your business can:
• Reach new markets, expand product lines and grow your business with deep Industry and country specific functionality
• Drive improved customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of your business
• Expand collaboration within your company and throughout your supply chain with social and commerce solutions
• Respond quickly to changing demands with configurable real-time mobile capabilities
Please view the virtual tour below for more information about Epicor ERP version 10. The tour will acquaint you with Epicor ERP and offer insight on how Epicor inspires growth for leading business around the globe.
So what lessons can operators learn from the past experience with server virtualization? Beware of merely shifting costs from capital to operating expenditures. Be selective in virtualizing the right resources and functions driven by the business need, and not the technology lure.
IT has the opportunity to completely redefine the role networking plays in the business. But that requires executing on a vision that continuously aligns the network to ever-changing business needs. Fortunately, the right network architectures and supporting technologies required to deliver on that vision are rapidly becoming available. Automation, programmability, self-protecting, and self-healing capabilities move IT away from “keeping the lights on” and provide more time and opportunity to serve as a strategic partner to business initiatives across functional areas.
Stratecast regularly examines the monetization processes and functions within the communications service provider (CSP) sector. This week’s SPIE looks at how other industries are now benefiting from monetization concepts first developed within telecom; and how taking advantage of the details within the monetization process itself enables innovation in surprising new ways. This report also assesses how one company—goTransverse—is enabling a variety of customers across various industries to change how they do business; applying monetization principles in somewhat unconventional ways.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
The world of storage is being transformed by the maturing of flash arrays, an approach to storage that uses multiple, solid state flash memory drives instead of spinning hard disk drives. An all-flash array performs the same functions as traditional spinning disks but in a fraction of the time required and in more compact form factors. Given its superior performance in certain contexts, all-flash arrays are experiencing strong industry adoption. However, best practices and a true understanding of key success factors for all- flash storage are still emerging. This paper is intended to educate you on best practices based on real user experience drawn from ITCentralStation.com. We offer all-flash user advice in selecting and building the business case for a flash array storage solution.
IT executives are in one of the most dynamic, challenging business environments of all time. The business expects speed; the IT function strives to keep up while pursuing innovation and efficiency. Many CIOs recognize that cloud is a possible solution to achieving both but they are uncertain about the best way to
Whether your company seeks to modernize IT, fuel innovation or accelerate growth, you’ll find that by identifying the most appropriate cloud journey for your organization, you can determine the best potential entry points to cloud migration as well as identify, prepare and prevent possible roadblocks.
And, you’ll discover how the right cloud platform and partner can enable your success by leveraging different layers of the cloud to reach your desired business outcomes—and ultimately achieve true business transformation.