With the maturing of the all-flash array (AFA) market, the established market leaders in this space are turning their attention to other ways to differentiate themselves from their competition besides just product functionality. Consciously designing and driving a better customer experience (CX) is a strategy being pursued by many of these vendors.This white paper defines cloud-based predictive analytics and discusses evolving storage requirements that are driving their use and takes a look at how these platforms are being used to drive incremental value for public sector organizations in the areas of performance, availability, management, recovery, and information technology (IT) infrastructure planning.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
In this paper learn how RSA Group shortened their FP&A process by 4 months.
With a 300-year heritage, RSA Group is one of the world’s leading insurance groups. The company, which has over 20,000 employees in its core markets of the U.K., Scandinavia, and Canada, focuses on general insurance and has the capability to write business across the globe.
Late one night, after the team had already been planning nonstop for weeks, one of Andrew Dinwiddie’s colleagues slammed his
fists down on his desk and said, “Surely, this can be easier; surely, we can ind a solution to make this a less intense process.” It was that outburst of frustration that triggered Andrew and his team to look for different solutions to their inancial planning needs and ultimately led them to the Anaplan platform.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Mar 18, 2019
The role of marketing is constantly evolving. More than ever, marketing has to prove its impact on the success of the business. Outside executives often believe that marketing exists solely to support sales, or as an arts function that hosts company events and puts logos on t-shirts. With the pressure increasing, the growing imperative for marketers to prove their worth has arrived. It’s time for marketers to take control over the revenue process, earn the respect of their organizational peers, and earn a seat at the table. What must marketers do to be seen as an integral part of the machine that drives revenue and growth?
Download The Definitive Guide to Marketing Metrics and Analytics to learn about:
Establishing a culture of accountability
Planning programs with ROI in mind
Creating a framework for measurement
Embracing revenue performance management
Mastering the art of forecasting
Building dashboards to inform complex decisions
Implementation across teams, tactics, and technolog
Businesses today expect finance to play an extended role across departments, including IT, human resources, compliance, operations, sales, marketing, and most importantly, corporate strategy.To successfully deliver on this role, the finance function needs to play a bigger and visible role in real-time decision making and continuous planning. This report explores how, using cloud and analytics, finance leaders can leapfrog a few generations of technology and offer mature analytical feature/functionality and skills to the entire organization.
The art and science of effective marketing and demand generation is like a great recipe- Marketing master chefs turn traditional pairings on their sides by re-engineering campaign planning and turning siloed fixings into successful mixings.
Read seven master chefs’ recipes for their most customer-approved dishes.
While Windows 7 and Windows XP continue to dominate the market, Windows 8 adoption has been fairly slow, especially in the enterprise. The end of support for Windows XP now creates a season of needed change. Prepare now to address both the challenges and opportunities of this wave of OS migrations by downloading this IT handbook. Read it for insights into planning and preparation, hardware and software compatibility considerations, as well as end user training and implementation.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Oct 13, 2017
This new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report sponsored by Workday explores companies’ strongest catalysts for change, as well as desired business outcomes. The study looks at how the C-suite is driving successful change within the midmarket and integrating systems to improve planning and collaboration.
The Travis Perkins Group is a leading supplier of building materials to the UK’s building and construction industry. For more than 200 years, the company has grown to deliver more than 100,000 products through 2,000 branch and store locations nationwide. Changing market demands, shareholder expectations and competition demand that the company continually enhance its performance. Yet, changing more than 200 years of tradition can be complicated. Traditional planning practices had led the company down the road to a bureaucratic project management office (PMO), and with the introduction of agile and CA Technologies, the once controlling environment has shifted into a service-oriented centre.
With nearly 20% of midmarket firms using Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and another 46% actively investigating and planning to adopt HCI solutions over the next 12-18 months, there has never been a more critical time to get ahead of your competition.
Midsize businesses face the same need to modernize IT and embrace digital transformation as much as their larger competitors, but are typically restricted by resource and money. HCI enables midsize organizations to address these challenges with a solution that can grow as the business grows, without the financial burden or requiring to choose between on premise or public cloud solutions.
The investments you make in IT technology and selecting the right HCI platform will impact your ability to evolve, grow and compete effectively in the future.
Submit the form to read our latest whitepaper and discover how you can modernize IT and improve your midsize business operational efficiencies with vSAN.
Paul Hamerman is vice president,
principal analyst at Forrester,
where he focuses on human
resources management and
financial applications, as well as
trends and directions in the
overall market for enterprise applications. Hamerman
answers five key questions that we believe organisations
should consider when exploring workforce and financial
planning approaches in today’s business world.
THE B2B MARKETERS GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING
While some in the B2B world are quickly jumping on the programmatic advertising bandwagon, many more don’t know the first thing about it or what the benefits are. That’s probably why you’re checking out this nifty little guide right now. Whether you’re a beginner with a basic curiosity about programmatic, or you have already executed a programmatic ad buy but want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place. After skimming through the pages of this book, you’ll learn exactly what programmatic is, why you need it, how it works, and why there’s no looking back when planning you’re next great ad campaign. You’ll discover exactly why Programmatic Matters.
Growth in new markets introduces new costs to
control, regulations to manage, and supply chain
complexities to solve.
Longer, more complicated cold chains mean that
collaboration with third party logistics providers
(3PLs) can help make the difference between
profitable simplicity and unmanageable complexity.
Companies are increasingly relying on their 3PLs
for services such as monitoring and intervention,
contingency planning, and cost control.
Reduce risk by improving packaging, visibility, and
establishing QA best practices.
Improved visibility, new tools, new monitoring
capabilities and appropriate packaging can also help
drive down costs for shippers.
Technology plays a key role in online shopping, where online retailers gain a greater understanding of their customers through data from their browsing and purchasing habits. Today, when consumers shop in brick-and-mortar stores, they expect the same personalized and responsive service.
To help retailers achieve this level of service, a combination of hardware and software—Intel® Vision Accelerator Design products, cameras, AI deep learning video analysis technology— do the work for you.
Uncover how Advantech system uses the Intel Vision Accelerator Design with Intel Movidius VPU to drive
• Overall store performance such as the number of visitors and transactions, point-of-sale data, sales per shopper and the store’s ranking, and can distinguish traffic patterns by weather and time of day
• Traffic and sales analysis for better staff allocation and marketing-event planning
• Store heatmap analysis for more precise merchandise placement and product promotion
According to eMarketer, digital marketers have a “love affair with data,” and are planning to increase spending and usage in data-driven marketing strategies. Data helps marketers make more informed decisions about their most receptive audiences, so it should come as no surprise that 75% of B2B marketers currently leverage data to inform their digital advertising strategy, according to a new study.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Today’s banks, credit unions, asset management firms, lending companies, and other financial
services businesses operate in a highly competitive and regulated environment. Servicing
clients, introducing new products and channels, and opening new markets as well as having
insight into your loans, investments, and deposits is critical to your bottom line. At the same
time, employing the right people is what drives your future. Workday provides financial
management, human capital management, and planning/ budgeting in a single cloud-based
system to support your needs.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper
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.
Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
Obtaining a first-mover competitive advantage or faster time-to-market requires a new wave in analytics. Dassault Systèmes remains a leading innovator in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and has invested heavily in analytical technologies to further drive business benefits for its customers in the related areas of planning, simulation, insight and optimization.
This white paper examines the challenges peculiar to PLM and why Dassault Systèmes’ EXALEAD offers the most appropriate solution. It also clearly positions EXALEAD PLM Analytics alongside related technologies like BI, data-warehousing and Big Data solutions.
Understand and implement PLM Analytics to access actionable information, support accurate decision-making, and drive performance.
A must-read for IT professionals that provides a comprehensive analysis of the API management marketplace and evaluates 22 vendors across 15 essential criteria.
APIs are the de-facto standard for building and connecting modern applications. But securely delivering, managing and analyzing APIs, data and services, both inside and outside an organization, is complex. And it’s getting even more challenging as enterprise IT environments grow dependent on combinations of public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures.
Choosing the right APIs can be critical to a platform’s success. Likewise, full lifecycle API management can be a key ingredient in running a successful API-based program. Tools like Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management help enterprises evaluate these platforms so they can find the right one to fit their strategy and planning.
Apigee is pleased to offer you a complimentary copy of the Gartner report. Access in-depth evaluations of API managemen
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jun 12, 2013
To help key marketers respond to the shift in how customers interact with brands and products, we've outlined some of the ways attribution - the practice of allocating partial value to different touch points within their customer journey - can be transformed to better manage marketing spend, improve planning, and enhance the customer journey.
Read this report to understand how the age of the customer requires tech management to transform into a customer-facing function in speci?c ways. Business technology (BT) brings together technology and traditionally customer-facing roles like marketing, sales, service, brand/product management, and
ful?llment for the purpose of deploying systems of engagement that provide di?erential customer experience. Firms must build these systems of engagement from the outside in, according to how customers move in market spaces. The rules for planning, building, and running systems of engagement are not the same as for previous generations of tech management because customers are not employees. The increasingly crucial role that digital technologies play in customer engagement elevates the CIO role in business — if CIOs can move beyond the traditional IT focus on technology assets and adopt an expanded view that centers on customer experience and choice
IBM Planning Analytics is the fast, flexible, planning solution that helps you align financial plans with corporate objectives linked to operational tactics and market events. In this quick, 10- minute guided demo, you’ll get hands-on experience with IBM Planning Analytics by building a book for revenue planning.
You’ll play the role of a financial planner and learn how to:
• Create a book for revenue planning in Planning Analytics Workspace
• Adjust the plan by increasing sales through an online channel by 20%
• Review the impact of your changes on net profit
IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1, is the fast, flexible, planning solution that helps you align financial plans with corporate objectives linked to operational tactics and market events. In this quick, 10- minute guided demo, you’ll get hands-on experience with IBM Planning Analytics by building a revenue plan.
You’ll play the role of a financial planner and learn how to:
• Create a revenue plan in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace
• Adjust the plan by increasing sales by 20% through an online channel
• Review the impact of your changes on net profit
Do your plans and forecasts need a reality check?
The quality of your strategic decisions is only as good as the quality of your forecasts. And forecasts are only good if they reflect current reality—not the reality of two, three or more quarters ago. Enter “continuous planning.” With a methodology for forecasting at frequent intervals throughout the year, continuous planning “enables managers to see trends, patterns, and ‘breaks in the curve’ long before their competitors, and thus make better informed decisions regarding products and markets.”
In this free online webinar, speakers Jim Collins & Guy Jones will explain how continuous planning keeps you in touch with current reality - and one step ahead of competitors.
Jim Collins, Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Guy Jones, Worldwide Technical Sales Executive, IBM Performance Management,
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