In this guide, written by and designed for CFOs and finance executives, you'll learn about specific actions that leading companies are taking to improve their performance by:
• Gaining control over deferred revenue and revenue recognition.
• Streamlining order management and the quote-to-cash process.
• Maximizing recurring revenue and automating billing and renewals.
• Improving cash and collections while decreasing churn.
• Speeding consolidation, reporting, and analysis across multiple business entities and currencies.
• Streamlining processes across your organization and reduce IT costs.
Please download the whitepaper to learn more.
Self-insured employers want to cut costs without affecting the quality of coverage available to employees. HR leaders need to provide great benefits that attract talent, but they also need to slow the rising tide of healthcare costs at the same time. In this whitepaper, you’ll see three examples of how benefit teams have cut benefits spending without cutting benefit programs.
• The potential savings available with telemedicine programs
• The surprising ROI of fertility coverage and care
• Best practices for evaluating and implementing onsite clinics
Want to enable employees to communicate and collaborate socially on a secure internal network? Gain control of BYOD? Eliminate your aging PBX and replace it with a modern, software-only cloud solution?
This exclusive research study from internationally renowned Wainhouse has identified the top barriers for UC projects: high costs and slow implementation, leading to high Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). But there are ways to easily overcome both these barriers and ensure UC success. Download the paper today and learn more about how to use UC to drive business business results for your organization.
In this report by Forrester Research, find out what 120 executives in the US with influence and decision-making responsibility regarding healthcare management do to manage costs and increase employee engagement.
If you're like most businesses, you've already cut costs and avoided unnecessary expenses. At this point, you might feel like you've exhausted all the possibilities for managing costs and driving significant savings. This eBook looks at how you can cut costs even further without stifling business growth or reducing your workforce.
Despite the fact that Software Executives are pressured to do more with less and cut costs to the bone, many see offshoring as a "threat." They know they need to go offshore - but where? And with who? What they want is an easier, better, more effective and safer way to use offshore programming resources.
"As the rapid rise in the number of mobile devices and users creates an explosion in data and virtual machine instances, datacenter transformation becomes imperative for many enterprises. It is essential enterprises move to consolidate resources and cut both capital and operating costs while still providing support for distributed applications.
This brief white paper delves into a Q&A with Eric Sheppard, research director of IDC’s Storage Software program, on integrated systems and whether you should buy compute, network, and storage resources together. Read on as you will discover:
What integrated systems are, and its benefits
The differences between an integrated platform and integrated infrastructure
How datacenters are leveraging these new systems today
Has the economic meltdown taken its toll on your business? Is the endless onslaught of bad news making it difficult to maintain a positive perspective? The good news is that despite the economic downturn, there’s never been a better time to raise the bar for your IT capabilities. Mature virtualization solutions, new affordable uptime solutions, powerful integrated capabilities and an increased focus on operational simplicity all enable businesses like yours to enhance IT operations — without biting off too much of your budget. Here are five things you can do immediately and affordably to add value to your business.
In this first chapter of "The Shortcut Guide to IT Service Management and Automation," you will be led through a step by step analysis of your company's IT and business relationships, providing you with a basis for a strategic plan to turn service lifecycle management into a valuable business asset. Author and compliance expert Rebecca Herold demonstrates how technology acts as a strategic differentiator by enabling business growth, driving operational efficiencies to lower maintenance costs, optimizing outcomes, and reducing IT risks.
In July and August 2014, the ADP Research Institute®, a specialized group within ADP®, conducted an online survey of more than 750 owners and executives at companies with 50-999 employees. The Midsized Business Owners Study is now in its third year. Midsize businesses often struggle between operating like a smaller business but having to abide by the same regulations as larger corporations. Download this case study to learn how midsize business are dealing with their three greatest concerns right now: healthcare benefit costs, the Affordable Care Act, and the level of government regulations.
What you need to know now about moving your enterprise to a cloud computing strategy
In the second edition of the Enterprise Cloud Strategy e-book, we've taken the essential information for how to establish a strategy and execute your enterprise cloud migration and put it all in one place, so you can quickly understand topics like:
What to consider when choosing between hybrid, public, or private cloud environments
How cloud reduces costs, and even benefits on-premises computing
New analytics and IoT capabilities
Security and compliance considerations
This valuable asset for IT and business leaders provides a comprehensive look at moving to the cloud, as well as specific guidance on topics like prioritizing app migration, working with stakeholders and cloud architectural blueprints.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: May 29, 2014
Electronic signatures can accelerate the contract execution process while improving consistency and quality. DocuSign enables companies to adopt electronic signatures to streamline contracting while reducing costs. Deployed properly, DocuSign can deliver payback in fewer than six months.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Jun 25, 2014
Regulatory actions have forced financial institutions to re-strategize their business models, an approach that could increase or decrease profitability depending on the strategy chosen. Banking executives who want to stay competitive must focus on differentiating their services based on the customer experience and streamline related costs.
As the oil and gas pipeline industry grapples with change at every level — including increasing pipeline operations and expanding regulatory oversight infrastructure —cost savings and operating efficiencies have become more important than ever. Both pipeline operators and contractors can benefit from utilizing EPPM solutions to help them pinpoint the best strategies to develop and implement projects from conception through execution to end game — thereby helping to reduce risk and manage cost. In the end, it’s all about smartly using an approach, such as EPPM solutions, like those from Oracle, to help pipeline operators and contractors reduce costs at the project, portfolio, and enterprise levels through the project lifecycle. The midstream companies that are able to implement the best approach to managing risk to their operations in the most cost - effective way will be the ones to best weather another tumultuous decade to come for the oil and gas industry.
Drivers for cloud solutions include the need to innovate, simplify and cut costs. Users say a key benefit cloud-based security is no need to deploy equipment or software. The cloud provider furnishes and hosts everything in secure data centers. This arrangement lets your business avoid capital expenses and to control ongoing costs.
This paper describes how your small or medium-sized company can manage IT risks and maintain regulatory compliance with minimal staff and budget.
Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centers from cost centers into producers of business value. Data centers can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.
Discover the unparalleled flexibility of Numara FootPrints 9 for the service desk, as well as the unique process automation capabilities for the service desk and beyond IT. You'll also learn about the fast-to-implement ITIL® service lifecycle workflow automation capabilities in Numara FootPrints 9. Ensuring a quick return on your investment, Numara FootPrints offers a very short time to production and easy customization - all without any programming. Learn more today!
In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM® PowerLinux™ 7R2 servers and IBM PowerVM® running IBM WebSphere® Commerce on SUSE Linux operating systems. This case study highlights of some of the key aspects of this significant migration and its results, including how Bon-Ton IT executives support the business and what they prioritize, why they decided to make this move, what performance and capability resulted, and how it affected full data center costs and business resilience.
How do you successfully transition business continuity to the cloud? Read the white paper to learn how an end-to-end, scalable solution can help you plan and execute an enterprise-wide continuity and resiliency strategy. As a result, you will be able to help improve risk management, reduce costs, facilitate resilient service delivery and respond to changes more quickly..
It’s hard to grow your business if you can’t see what’s coming next. What will the demand be for a specific product or service and how should you adjust production? What revenue can be expected and from which channels? Where are the best areas to expand your business? Predictive analytics can provide the answers executives, analysts and business managers need to reduce costs, operate more efficiently and increase the bottom line.
Join IBM SPSS and guest Mark Lack, Manager of Strategy Analytics and Business Intelligence with industrial products company Mueller Inc. for a look at how to decrease costs and improve your business’ profitability with predictive analytics. You’ll learn how Mueller extends the value of its Big Data environment by applying predictive techniques to accurately forecast sales, prevent fraud and reduce losses from damaged inventory, saving the company significant time and money.
Listen as Oracle Executive Vice President of Converged Infrastructure Dave Donatelli announces the expansion of the Oracle Database Appliance portfolio, and explains how Oracle can provide organizations with a pathway to the cloud. Discover how your organization can reduce database complexity, simplify database administration, and better control costs.
Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers’ best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains findings from a recent IBM survey covering user mobility, user support, collaboration and security.
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