"Almost every business leader says that people are their most important asset, but few do anything about it.
If you are going to take this principle seriously, then human capital planning is crucial. The Human Capital Plan is an important tool that organizations use to drive focused actions that can ensure goal achievement and business success. It allows companies to assess, plan for, and respond proactively to their human capital challenges and needs.
Adaptive Planning is the worldwide leader in on-demand business performance management (BPM) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. Adaptive Planning's solutions allow finance and management teams to obtain real-time visibility into performance metrics, streamline financial planning and reporting, and drive better business decisions. By offering affordable annual subscriptions and rapid implementations, and by eliminating the need for new hardware and IT support, Adaptive Planning makes it easy to move beyond spreadsheet-based processes without the cost and complexity associated with traditional on-premise BPM applications.
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance. CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular business reviews that enable managers to see trends, patterns, and "breaks in the curve" long before the competition.
Join us for our latest Clear Insights webinar, Deconstructing DASH: How Your Workforce Would Benefit from America's #1 Rated Diet, presented by Robert F. Kushner, MD, Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity and one of the 22 expert panelists who rated the Best Diets for 2012. Dr. Kushner will provide an overview of DASH, compare it to other top ranked diets, and offer insights into the evidence behind their design. Dr. Kushner will also discuss the keys to sustainable weight loss and best practices for employers to choose an effective worksite weight loss plan.
Learn how IBM Cognos TM1 v10.1 can drive innovation into your enterprise planning, analysis and profitability modeling process. See how you can establish a more dynamic, reliable planning, analysis and more.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, and the amendments made by the Healthcare and Reconciliation Act of 2010 (together, known as the Affordable Care Act), have significant employment tax and information reporting implications. This survival guide will address the changes facing employers. You’ll find explanations of compliance issues, checklists of what your company should be doing, and a calendar of important effective dates.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
"In the cloud era, businesses need levels of agility that traditional networks can’t provide. The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is emerging at branch offices and other remote locations to drive increased efficiencies and to optimize user experiences across cloud applications and services.
What you’ll learn from this powerful resource:
Why the SD-WAN market is expected to hit $6B by 2020.
The products and services that form the SD-WAN landscape.
Some essential guidance for SD-WAN planning and implementation."
PCs have been the core productivity tool for organizations for years, but the workforce and technology trends are changing dramatically. With Windows 10, hypermobile employees, and increasing security threats, it’s more critical than ever for IT to understand how the latest PCs have evolved to tackle these challenges.
Download this eGuide from Dell and Intel® to learn how…
· Dell’s latest commercial notebooks, 2-in-1s, tablets and desktops are thinner, lighter, faster, and more beautiful than ever before
· New PCs can increase productivity by up to 50% and reduce security concerns with built-in data protection software
· Windows 10 will affect commercial organizations and how IT can plan for the next wave of PCs and devices
Published By: Unitrends
Published Date: Jan 05, 2017
Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business are the applications your business relies on every day. But without a smart backup plan, finding and restoring lost Office 365 data can take hours, days, or even longer. The facts are that data loss can occur in cloud-based applications, including Microsoft Office 365 and deleted items will be permanently removed after 14 days. Read our eBook to learn how to broaden your backup and recovery plan to include purpose built protection for Microsoft Office 365.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Feb 16, 2017
"For decade, the predominant model for deploying voice technology was on premises. However, over the past five years, the opinion of cloud-based voice services, such as Office 365, has changed dramatically. Just five years ago, the majority of businesses either felt that cloud unified communication was not viable or were taking a wait and see approach.
Today the majority of respondents are planning a minor or major cloud UC purchase. For Microsoft customers, Skype for Business in Office 365 provides an excellent alternative to a traditional premises-based deployment.
Download the paper for Five Do’s and Don’ts When Moving from a Premises-Based PBX to Office 365.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 14, 2016
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
Strategic corporate performance management solutions support the office of finance's efforts to manage organizational performance and strategy. Application leaders should use this Magic Quadrant to identify vendors that are a good match for their business needs.
Strategic Planning Assumptions
By 2020, at least 75% of organizations will seek to improve the accuracy and actionability of financial planning and analysis by using operational data from multiple business domains.
By 2020, at least 25% of organizations will achieve more collaborative, continuous and consistent financial planning and performance management by closely linking key operational and financial planning processes.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Finance has a mandate to become a strategic business partner. Integrated business planning offers organizations the ability to align operations and sales strategy with the company’s continuous financial performance. An increasing number of organizations have shown that even small steps toward integrated business planning have helped them deliver immediate benefits to the business, including light-touch forecasts, rapid “what-if” analyses, and more accurate budgets. Improved collaboration between departments, driving more awareness and shared understanding of potential issues, allows the business to take the prompt and incisive actions needed to keep performance on track. The question to consider is not “When are we going to do this?” but “Why don’t we start now?” because time is ticking away.
The focus on employee engagement as a driver of better business results has gotten so much traction it’s spawned an entire category of solutions within the HCM universe. But if you’re a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible — but often-overlooked — potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained.
It’s all about having content that strategically positions your company, is easy to find, and truly engages your employees to seek opportunities to make a difference and to grow professionally.
To really shape your SumTotal LMS into the effective piece of technology you know it can be — to see it achieve the results you and your leadership team expect it to deliver — you need to be a content architect and have a great content strategy.
Now you can learn the process Bluewater has developed through years of experience helping clients worldwide maximize their SumTotal LMS to drive higher engagement and better business results:
• Mapping out a plan for engagement success
• Understanding the negative effects when you don’t have a content strategy that makes strategic sense for your organization — on employees, leaders, LMS owners, and learning practitioners
• Architecting content for engagement today — and for the road ahead
• Building the framework for a rich content ecosystem where learners feel at home
• Focusing on people, processes, and technology: an approach to content strategy that supports a culture of engagement
It’s all about being ridiculously happy with your SumTotal LMS.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: May 28, 2019
Moving enterprise applications to the cloud is a task that can daunt even the most seasoned IT professional. Beyond the technical considerations, many other variables also influence the migration effort, and the sheer number of options available to application architects and developers can be overwhelming.
Most migration scenarios however, can be addressed by following a simple four-phase approach, namely Assess, Plan, Prepare and Migrate, where each phase is intended to move the migration effort forward with maximum learning and minimum risk.
This white paper examines the most common application migration issues and provides guidance on these four phases, so that you can have an easier time in determining the best migration strategy, and take maximum advantage of the cloud.
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