Your customers are asking for it. Your developers are ready for it. Your operations team is demanding it. What’s behind this momentum?
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a fundamental shift away from traditional software licensing to a market-driven subscription model. Keystone engaged 20 ISVs who successfully transitioned to a SaaS model, and found:
New customer segments open thanks to lower adoption and operating costs.
With less complex infrastructure under SaaS, customer TCO drops.
ISV products improve with value-added cloud services and SaaS data capabilities.
Financial predictability improves with recurring revenue model.
New pricing models aligns ISV value to customers’ business needs, driving increased revenue.
Additional, significant operational benefits from switching to a SaaS model.
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The collection of product usage data increases the speed of product development by 33%. –
Like many financial institutions today, the full-service Swedish bank featured in this case study has responded to changing customer needs, evolving from its original founding more than 100 years ago. As a result, the bank has realized remarkable success. Of course, along with that success have come significant challenges. New business growth, plus the rise in Internet and mobile banking, intensified the bank’s need for continuous availability of its IT infrastructure. IBM Resiliency Consulting Services helped the bank strengthen and streamline its environment. In the case study, you can read how teaming with IBM helped the bank meet recovery point and recovery time objectives; mitigate risk; and provide the flexibility to meet business demands without added IT expense.
Every enterprise has a wide variety of IT requirements where integration is needed. The rapid proliferation and adoption of cloud and mobile technologies has accentuated the financial impact of these needs. In response, the integration space has matured to include feature-rich stacks from enterprise integration vendors that provide full, multi-layer platforms in the form of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) or SOA suite. But with these very broad capabilities comes complexity—multi-layer stacks can be difficult and costly to install, debug, administer and secure.
Creating predictive analytics from alternative data has become the current focus of the biggest quant trading firms in the industry
The democratization of financial services data and technology, together with more intense competition, makes the needs of today’s market participants vastly different from those of previous generations. Firms must locate untapped sources of data for both public and non-public companies. This alternative data, such as payment data and other non-public information, from sources beyond the common channels, can be a predictive indicator of market performance; a difference maker in assisting firms as they develop models to evaluate their investments.
By combining our unique data sets with advanced analytics, traders, analysts and managers can seek predictive signals and actionable information utilizing their own models.
View our research report to learn how alternative data, our 'Information Alpha,' can help you earn differentiated investment returns.
When designing a power protection scheme for their data center, IT and facilities managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question.
Companies must weigh each architecture’s advantages and disadvantages against their financial constraints, availability needs and management capabilities before deciding which one to employ.
This white paper will simplify the decision-making process and lessen the potential weaknesses of whichever strategy you ultimately select.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Aug 23, 2019
As organizations in a rapidly changing, highly regulated industry, manufacturers must be able to deliver accurate, compliant, and real-time analysis of their financial performance at all times. Yet many manufacturers, while relying on modern technology for production, still wrestle with outdated systems and processes that don’t meet the needs of today’s business. At BlackLine, we help manufacturing companies transform their accounting and finance operations to increase visibility, gain efficiencies, and improve accuracy.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: May 15, 2009
Most organisations have had to supplement their IT capability with some form of external help at one time or another. However, as financial pressures mount and technology continues to evolve and its relationship with the business becomes increasingly complex, how does this change the expectations and needs of those external relationships? Learn more today!
Leading contact centers are moving towards flexible plans to improve contact center performance. In times of significant business change, the financial plan and, for contact centers, the operational plan needs to also change and be flexible.
The digital financial services world has created an amplified set of challenges for the data center and network. Its role in enabling the success of the wider institution has become even more critical, but to deliver this it needs to provide a higher level of performance with increased agility, while maintaining high levels of efficiency and security.
This is forcing institutions to transform their underlying IT capabilities, with the need to simplify the network, obtain more flexible connectivity, automate IT operations, and enable centralized control and administration being core strategies in this respect. As shown in Figure 8, this is driving a number of requirements for the future network. Key considerations for financial institutions in architecture design and vendor selection should be around moving toward a software-defined, intelligent, cloud-ready, and open network that enables the institution to meet its ICT imperatives and achieve these key ICT strategies.
The digital, connected world is fundamentally changing the dynamics of the financial services industry. Consumers expect anytime and anywhere access with a customer experience commensurate with the Internet world, while fintech start-ups disrupt established value chains, driving a need to deliver faster innovation. This is creating tremendous pressure on the network, with escalating demands for performance and agility, while cost control and compliance imperatives remain as dominant as ever. This paper looks at optimal strategies for CIOs and CTOs, exploring how the future network needs to evolve to both drive operational effectiveness and enable business change, while assessing key investment and strategic considerations for equipping the network for the digital financial institution.
raditional backup systems fail to meet the needs of
modern organizations by focusing on backup, not
recovery. They treat databases as generic files to be
copied, rather than as transactional workloads with
specific data integrity, consistency, performance, and
Additionally, highly regulated industries, such as financial
services, are subject to ever?increasing regulatory
mandates that require stringent protection against data
breaches, data loss, malware, ransomware, and other
risks. These risks require fiduciary?class data recovery
to eliminate data loss exposure and ensure data integrity
This book explains modern database protection and
recovery challenges (Chapter 1), the important aspects
of a database protection and recovery solution
(Chapter 2), Oracle’s database protection and recovery
solutions (Chapter 3), and key reasons to choose
Oracle for your database protection and recovery
needs (Chapter 4).
An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 05, 2019
In today’s evolving financial environment, your jurisdiction needs a flexible system built to
adapt. The County of Placer chose to ensure that its constitutions receive timely, transparent services at
all times with a cloud-based ERP system. Watch this webinar replay to learn about the benefits of the
cloud for government agencies. Discover how you can get your jurisdiction into the cloud and prepared
for the future.
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
Why is faster closing important? A faster close is a good indication of how well a company’s financial systems and procedures are performing. In today’s competitive market, the accounting function needs to improve existing processes and, at times, infrastructure to achieve greater efficiency and accuracy. When properly implemented, sound financial processes will improve information and deliver accurate data to decision makers throughout the entire year, and early enough to take corrective action.
Never has so much pressure fallen on the shoulders of finance to be timely and credible with the reporting of financial results. Ninety percent of financial executives report feeling pressured to close the books faster, according to a recent Adra Match study. This burden is driven by the needs of managers who have less time than ever before to make important tactical decisions.
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For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
IBM and Red Hat provide a range of technology and services that can support their customers’ IT and development needs. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an emerging Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) technology assessment study to examine the ways in which customers utilize solutions by both companies in tandem and the impacts achieved as a result. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of solutions using both IBM and Red Hat offerings on their organizations.
Forrester interviewed five organizations that use IBM and Red Hat offerings together. These interviewees are focused on modernizing infrastructure and applications to resolve legacy architecture challenges and meet quickly changing market needs. These companies adopted a wide range of solutions from IBM (including IBM Power, IBM Z, IBM Cloud Paks, middleware, and professional services) and Red Hat (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenShift, JBoss, a
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Dec 27, 2018
As a financial service institution (FSI), you can’t fight fraud anymore with slow or unintelligent solutions. Today’s cyber criminals are way too sophisticated. To effectively battle fraud in the Right-Now Economy, FSIs need nimble solutions that act at the data layer. Read this white paper to learn the specific attributes your database needs to provide powerful anti-fraud prevention and protection.
"This Frost & Sullivan report sparks IT infrastructure economics conversation and fosters expert decisions with the following insights:
6 myths about IT financials debunked
3 basic tenets of IT the CFO needs to understand
2 tables assessing IT options from a TCO and business goals perspective"
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
Consumers and businesses can subscribe to a virtually infinite array of products and services. From meal delivery and financial advice to legal services and weight-loss coaching, people try to keep using services that fit their needs. The subscription business model is having an equally dramatic impact on businesses like yours. Instead of investing in customer acquisition in hopes that customers will simply make a one-time purchase, you entice people into making a recurring commitment to your offering.
In the Garage, you work side by side with IBM experts to create first-of-a-kind MVPs, experiment with emerging technologies and quickly learn from failures. In this webinar hear from Ed Forman, Partner of Cognitive Process Transformation at IBM. Ed has partnered with organizations across industries including automotive, life sciences, financial services and telecommunications. In his work with the IBM Garage he has helped shape an award-winning method for innovation that has transformed business models for Fortune 500 clients. Listen to this 30-minute presentation to find out more.
"The mandate for procurement organizations is clear – cost reduction alone no longer ensures success; creating value is equally important. How was Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield able to achieve their desired future state? In this webinar, we will discuss:
• Why procurement needs a strategic makeover, the current adoption of emerging technologies by procurement, and the challenges faced by procurement exec
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step a financial institution can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options.
Customers’ expectations have never been so high. Yet, leaders at many banks and financial institutions still fail at providing a smooth, personalized, timely and relevant experience throughout channels.
By leveraging the increasing amount of data about customers, bankers can create information to constantly improve their understanding of product usage, profitability, risk, buying behavior and financial needs.
Access this white paper today to learn about expert solutions that can help you reinvent your business operations and create a customer-focused company. Read on now to explore more.