Software asset management (SAM) solutions promise to fix all that. They present a set of tools, practices and processes that take the uncertainty out of software licensing and enable organizations to fully optimize software inventories.
This whitepaper details how predictive analysis can help your business. Predictive analytics help you make better, faster decisions, giving your organization a significant competitive advantage in the technology sector.
Published By: SPSS, Inc.
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
This whitepaper details how predictive analysis can help your business. Predictive analytics help you make better, faster decisions, giving your organization a significant competitive advantage in the marketing sector.
The growing need for data governance, risk and compliance, data analysis and data value still drives strategic requirements in metadata management and the growth of its solutions. Data and analytics leaders can use this vendor evaluation to find the most appropriate solution for their organization.
Service Performance Insight (SPI Research) is a global research, consulting and training organization dedicated to helping professional services organizations (PSOs) make quantum improvements in productivity and profit. In 2007, SPI developed the PS Maturity Model™ as a strategic planning and management framework. It is now the industry-leading performance improvement tool used by over 20,000 service and project-oriented organizations to chart their course to service excellence.
As the approach to strategic business decision making becomes more and more data driven, a method for consolidating our various data sets, which are often spread across multiple systems becomes exceedingly important.
Two of the biggest players in data driven decision making are website analytics platforms and customer relationship management systems. The former includes accumulating data on top of the funnel behavior such as site traffic origins, lead generation, content consumption tracking, device usage, and overall site behavior. While the latter has a focus more on bottom of the funnel activity such as lead nurturing, customer status, lifetime value, etc.
Lastly, without communication between these two essential platforms, a complete understanding of your customers, from lead to longtime client, may never be possible. A web analytics (Google Analytics) and CRM integration provides you with a 360 degree view of your customer base, so that you can understand not just what PPC efforts
There is a noticeable shift occurring in the world of order management. Traditionally, projects related to order-taking were spearheaded by the customer service department. Not anymore. The pressures of today’s global economy have forced supply chain functions to play a more direct and strategic role in reducing costs, improving the customer experience, and driving added value throughout the organization. Naturally, supply chain leaders now have a significantly higher rate of interest and involvement in order management initiatives.
Supply chain leaders work in a competitive environment, and in order to get ahead of the competition, they are increasingly turning to order processing automation solutions.
Find out the four key reasons automation is emerging in the supply chain. Download now!
Sign up for the webcast and you will learn: The strategic benefits of a robust information infrastructure for performance management, How to take immediate action if your operating reporting has data latency challenges, How to drive broader adoption in the business by addressing critical data challenges, Why the combination of IBM and Cognos, an IBM company, accelerates the delivery and quality of the information needed to drive business performance.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
Download this white paper to explore five initiatives that can help guide your company towa
By having a strong grip on strategic projects across a global organization, business leaders can ensure the right projects are getting the right resources, and measure their success according to criteria that reflect strategic priorities. In this executive brief, Harvard Professor Robert Kaplan walks through his six-stage system for integrating strategy and execution using the balanced scorecard. The combination of measuring performance and leveraging software tools designed to track a global portfolio of projects and initiatives can help businesses achieve breakthrough performance.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
Organizations are at a strategic crossroads. According to IDC analysts,1
two-thirds of CEOs will
center their corporate strategies around digital transformation initiatives. The goal of digital
transformation is only partly to make existing functions more effective. The greater goal is to be
able to do new things and use existing data in new, better ways.
Yet, 72% of current IT spending2—and the focus of IT resources—is on maintaining existing
systems. This creates tension between what needs to be done today and what should be done
for the future.
Middle-tier applications, according to IDC,3
are the core of a digital transformation strategy
because they provide data integration, messaging, and application programming interface (API)
management. Middle-tier applications also provide a platform for application development and
management that can handle traditional enterprise applications and cloud-native, distributed
Specifically, a Java™ EE-based application platform can
If the go-go 1990s, with its fast money and flush credit seeking rapid and steep returns, created the demand for "renaissance" Chief Financial Officers ("CFO"), who could manage (and market) both the strategic and financial operations of the enterprise, the more sobering decade that followed led directly to the creation and subsequent rise of the Chief Procurement Officer ("CPO"), who could reduce costs, build internal relationships, and develop strategic suppliers efficiently and effectively.
The global recession is taking no prisoners. Neither industry, nor region, nor company-size has provided shelter from its impact. Within the enterprise, few business functions have been unaffected. Yet, as this business downturn continues, the Chief Procurement Officer's ("CPO") agenda and the CEO's agenda have started to converge.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Nov 04, 2009
This report highlights the strategic value of a next generation web content management system integrated with lead scoring, email marketing, customer relationship management, and web analytics. The report links the technology and practices of Best-in-Class organizations to engage customers, provide personalized experiences and manage the lead lifecycle.
Published By: AchieveIt
Published Date: Sep 11, 2012
Every year, organizations spend countless hours developing detailed strategic and operational plans. However, according to a variety of studies, the vast majority of these plans are never executed. Yet, this is easily preventable. Here is how.
As the world emerges from global recession, it’s clear that today’s talent management challenges are dramatically different from the ones businesses faced even a few years ago. PwC’s annual global survey of CEO found that a full 63 percent of those surveyed are concerned about the future availability of key skills.
Enterprise risk management (ERM) is moving to the top of corporate agendas, and evidence shows strategic risk is a key factor in a robust ERM framework.
Check out this white paper from risk management pioneer James Lam. In it, Lam explains why every organization should be focusing on strategic risk. You'll learn how to integrate risks into the planning process, use economic capital and risk-adjusted return on capital to measure risk, and how to apply these results.
View this webinar to hear case studies describing how leading healthcare firms have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance collaboration, and improve business decisions -- ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits.
EXPERT GUIDE TO CREATING A ROLLING FORECAST FRAMEWORK
Ten Best Practices For Streamlining Your Planning Processes
Gaining a crystal ball look into your company’s future starts by creating a rolling forecast framework built on driver and project-based planning.
Download this guide to discover the actionable steps to:
-Identifying the dynamics of revenue and the related drivers.
-Generating your financial objectives for rolling forecasts.
-Replacing Excel with the functionality to accommodate your budget and strategic management.
Learn how to transform your planning processes with the full benefits of rolling forecasts in this white paper.
If you're a big fish in a small pond, you're probably one of the leaders in the market space you've defined as your pond. Conversely, if you're a small fish in a big pond, you're probably trying to be too many things to too many people, which dilutes your strengths and takes away any competitive advantage you might have. Which category do you fall into?