This paper will discuss the barriers to data-driven decision making for midsized businesses, and how experts and non-experts alike can use SAS Visual Analytics to unlock the value of data – including big data – to increase revenue, cut operational costs and better manage their business.
In today’s increasingly high-tech and efficiency driven business landscape, internal processes such as accounts payable (AP) are being looked to as prime candidates for modernization.
Traditional, paper-based methods of vendor invoice processing are associated with higher costs, lower visibility and longer processing times — all barriers that ultimately impede business progress and the ability to gain a competitive advantage.
The purpose of this white paper is to explore the specific challenges faced by companies using manual processing methods while shedding light on the key features and proven benefits of automation.
Is it time to modernize your AP process? Read this white paper to get started!
The key tenets of protecting data privacy are: knowing where your data resides, understanding who has access to the data and what are they doing with it, and knowing how the data is being used internally that may result in non-compliance. Additionally, most compliance projects are major, company-wide initiatives and must be managed properly to meet deadlines and keep costs in check.
A social business is an organization whose culture and systems encourage networks of people to create business value. Social businesses connect individuals, so they can rapidly share information, knowledge and ideas by having conversations and publishing informal content. They analyze social content from multiple channels and sources, in addition to structured data, to gain insights from both external and internal stakeholders. When those things happen, innovation and business execution rates increase, better decisions are made, and customers and employees are more engaged and satisfied. Social businesses enjoy lower operating costs, faster speed-to-market, improved customer and employee engagement, and increased profitability. Many organizations don’t fully appreciate the magnitude of the value creation potential of social business.
Relive this webinar with leading industry analyst Brian Vellmure. Flanked by seasoned CIOs (and Jive customers) Tony McGivern of FICO and Patrick O’Hare of Spectrum Health, Brian explores how CIOs are taking the lead in guiding their organizations through a rapidly evolving technology landscape.
Topics covered include:
• Navigating internal politics to overcome technological inertia
• Choosing infrastructure and platforms that allow rapid technology adoption at scale
• Shifting focus to exploit a fundamentally different technological landscape
• Balancing and evolving the role of CIOs from cutting costs to driving business strategy
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
The network has become the central foundation of many IT operations. The IT infrastructure investment not only supports internal employee communications but also is the very linkage that drives ongoing revenue and growth. IDC found that customers were able to reduce IT costs, improve IT staff efficiency, increase availability for users, and trim time to market with new revenue-generating opportunities.
Many businesses believe they only have two choices when it comes to marketing -- establish an internal department or contract specific services with a full-service marketing agency. There is a third option worth exploring. Strategic outsource marketing provides the commitment of an internal resource and the capabilities of a full-service agency without the operating costs of either.
In an economic climate that daily seems to underscore nature's law that only the fittest survive, what are some of the actions companies are taking to stay competitive? The majority of survey respondents indicate that the top two moves they are making include reducing operating expenses (51%) and improving cash flow (20%). More effectively controlling and managing document processes, can help meet these objectives. This survey report investigates how respondents and their organizations are leveraging five document management activities - internal and outsourced - to reduce costs and reach financial goals.
Today’s web and application infrastructure continues to expand applications for e-commerce, and communications with customers, partners and internal employees. For those responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing need to get the highest performance out of datacenter equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs.