When it comes to the middle market, Key has a dedication like no other bank. Our commitment and focus allow us to deliver relevant, actionable, and tailored solutions for middle market companies. As part of this commitment, KeyBank conducts quarterly surveys with middle market executives. These surveys help us discover overall industry sentiment on topics of importance to you. We believe that the more we know, the better we can serve you. Check out what leaders are saying about their outlook on the U.S. economy, expansion plans, and their thoughts on changing healthcare policy when you read our latest quarterly report.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
Cisco is a leading provider of networking solutions that transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. A US $47 billion global company, Cisco develops intelligent networks and technology architectures for customers in industries ranging from government and military to healthcare and transportation. To help keep pace with rapidly changing customer demand, Cisco built its internal Lightweight Application Environment on OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat. With this solution, Cisco IT delivers application middleware quickly and easily to internal developers through a self-service portal. Cisco has decreased time to market for new applications, streamlined the infrastructure using containers, increased operational efficiencies, and improved the developer experience.
If you’re a sales manager, you’re probably feeling stuck in the middle. On one hand, you have a huge employee engagement movement going on with HR departments focusing on developing leaders and recognizing achievements with substantial budgets. On the other side, marketing departments are using technology and creativity (and also large budgets) to connect with and educate customers about their products, solutions and brands.
The trend is to challenge every dollar spent on sales compensation to maximize ROI. HR departments are treating salespeople like all other employees. And customers are going online to avoid anyone with sales in their title.
Based on our research and applications we see in our customers’ leading sales initiatives, if you’re a sales manager, you are trying to maximize results out of your sales team by increasing your teams engagement to meet company goals. Download this white paper to see which eight trends you should consider as you strategize for the year.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Sep 12, 2014
The survey’s findings highlight how the role of finance professionals at middlemarket firms is being viewed as every bit as transformational as that of finance professionals employed by large-enterprise firms.
Although there are many studies on change management and finance, the role of middle-market finance professionals has not always received the attention that it has in larger firms.
Finance and accounting outsourcing is a growing trend among middle market and high-growth companies, providing a cost-effective way for organizations to improve the finance and accounting function. The key benefits of outsourcing include fractional use of finance and accounting professionals, enhanced processes and technologies, and stronger compliance measures. Outsourcing enables organizations to scale resources up and down as needed with no obligation to pay salaries or benefit costs. Additionally, it alleviates the burden of hiring, training and maintaining accounting staff.
Several economic factors are significantly impacting the hiring and retention practices for key finance and accounting personnel in every industry. However, many successful middle market companies are counteracting these challenges by leveraging outsourcing strategies to gain efficiency, overcome staffing difficulties and better manage costs.
A significant shift is currently occurring with some economic indicators, as demonstrated in the recent RSM US Middle Market Business Index. Salaries are expected to rise in the next year, with hiring increasing and unemployment subsequently falling. With these challenges in mind, competition for talent is rising, and middle market organizations will face numerous risks when looking to attract and retain skilled finance and accounting personnel.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: May 09, 2018
The 8th Annual CFO Alliance Sentiment Study surveyed more than 500 senior financial executives from public and private organizations across industries nationwide on anticipated challenges, focuses, and evolving landscapes of the C-suite and broader organizational hierarchy in the middle market. Read report.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 02, 2018
When Aviva plc, a multinational insurance provider group, acquired Friends Provident
International (FPI), it needed to replace FPI’s costly proprietary imaging and bond management
workflow system. With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched
a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With
this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hat’s
flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally
on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Nov 08, 2017
With help from Red Hat Consulting, Aviva Asia Pte. Ltd. created and launched a new application based on Red Hat JBoss Middleware within a tight six-month time frame. With this new solution, Aviva has reduced costs by replacing proprietary licensing fees with Red Hat’s flexible, cost-effective subscription pricing model. In addition, hosting the new application locally on-premise has improved response times for end users, helping Aviva bring new services to market faster..
Published By: Workterra
Published Date: Oct 25, 2017
Any number of characteristics put the mid-market employer in a league of its own, placing it somewhere between the niche-focused small businesses of Main Street, USA, and the complex enterprise-level organizations that conduct business on a global scale. HR technology is a shining example of this place in the middle. HR for mid-market employers must fulfill needs that can’t be met by benefits administration and core HR solutions designed to narrowly target either small businesses or enterprise organizations.
Midmarket enterprises are quite literally caught in the middle. They do not have the economies of scale of large enterprises, and their communications challenges are too complex to solve with an appstore. Although midmarket businesses have similar goals and requirements as larger enterprises, they don’t have the same degree of resources to accomplish them.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 08, 2017
TransUnion, a leading global risk and information solutions provider, used mainframe computers to support its global business. To improve IT performance and costs, the company launched an initiative, Project Spark, to migrate all of its applications and systems to a Red Hat® operating environment. With the new infrastructure—based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Red Hat JBoss® Middleware, and other Red Hat products—TransUnion achieved faster time to market, greater competitive advantage, improved employee satisfaction, and significant operating cost savings.
Middle market companies are becoming more comfortable with outsourcing solutions, driving increased utilization of finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO). The evolution of FAO enables companies to focus on their core business, while leveraging external resources to increase finance and accounting productivity.
What makes RSM’s FAO platform different is specific industry knowledge, and unique business processes, workflows and structures that have been developed through years of successful engagements. We implement proven strategies from a people, process and technology perspective that are customized for each client and can’t be found in an out-of-the-box technology solution.
There is an increasing demand for finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) among middle market companies, as organizations become more comfortable with the solution. FAO helps companies enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance and accounting function through process and technology improvements, enabling internal employees to focus on the core business.
RSM US LLP’s FAO platform goes beyond out-of-the-box functionality within technology solutions, integrating additional intellectual property, including workflows, business processes and organizational frameworks. By leveraging this comprehensive platform, our FAO team can help middle market companies overcome a myriad of finance and accounting challenges. These include hiring, training and developing staff, and most importantly producing actionable finance and accounting information in a timely manner to make critical business decisions.
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