We all know the wisdom of monitoring familiar key performance indicators (KPIs). Turns, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), sales, inventory measures, and other metrics will tell you how your business is faring—and that’s pretty important if you want to keep your hardware store in business.
However, just staying in business isn’t enough in a rapidly evolving retail world, so achieving improved KPI results is essential.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll learn about eight easy-to-use tools that go beyond traditional KPIs to quickly improve business results, including:
• Reviewing store-to-store sales
• Identifying your top 100 items
• Monitoring excess inventory
• Viewing items with cost change and no retail change
Learn more about these tools, and discover what else you can do to improve your KPI results by downloading this Epicor eBook. Download now and go beyond retail KPIs.
"Maximizing Operational Efficiency and Application Performance in VMware-Based Data Center
Some of the most common challenges in VMware-based virtual data center environments include:
- Lack of visibility into applications and end-user experience
- Complex and error-prone operations
- High capital and operational costs
Review our solution brief to learn how the Avi Controller, the industry’s first solution that integrates application delivery with real-time analytics, is able to solve these challenges."
Teamwork: In today’s workplace, it’s the new normal.
Organizations of nearly all sizes and industries find that activating high-performance teams can deliver dramatic results. These teams, unlike those of the recent past, prominently include people from outside the organization, such as contractors, suppliers, and consultants as well as colleagues in disparate locations.
Read this Harvard Business Review study to learn how your organization can respond to todays collaboration challenges:
Integrating workers who might be telecommuting or working flexible hours.
Reacting to new business drivers such as speed to market, mobility, and globalization.
Present collaboration tools that fall short on supporting the depth, pace, and style of teamwork now required to remain competitive.
Performance Management: The Practice Everyone Loves to Hate
Let’s start with some real talk: Performance management is a topic that strikes fear into the hearts of most people in the HR field (not to mention managers and employees!). Most companies care about it, but few have figured out how to do it well. Research from CEB found that managers spend up to 200 hours per year on performance documentation, and a company of 10,000 spends an estimated $35 million a year to conduct reviews. Despite this huge investment of time and money, there is minimal return. Reviews don’t drive engagement or performance—and 95% of managers are dissatisfied with the way their companies conduct performance reviews.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Innovate the supply chain, improve the business
For many companies, supply chain performance affects 100 percent of company revenue but only part of the income statement. Supply chain problems have significant impact across the rest of the business, as do supply chain successes. If you could improve the health and visibility of your supply chain and your business, wouldn’t you?
Together with Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR), Anaplan surveyed dozens of supply chain leaders about the effectiveness of their supply chain management strategies.
Survey data capturing trends in supply chain challenges and opportunities
Practical tips on improving supply chain performance
Insight on the important connection between supply chain and business performance
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Dans de nombreuses sociétés, les performances de la chaîne d’approvisionnement affectent la totalité du chiffre d’affaires, mais seulement une partie du compte de résultat. Les problèmes liés à la supply chain ont un impact significatif sur le reste de l’entreprise, de même que les succès dont elle est à l’origine. D’où la question : ne souhaiteriez-vous pas améliorer la santé et la visibilité de votre chaîne d’approvisionnement et de votre activité ?
En collaboration avec Supply Chain Management Review (SCMR), Anaplan a interrogé des dizaines de responsables de la chaîne d’approvisionnement sur l’efficacité de leurs stratégies de gestion de la chaîne d’approvisionnement.
Au menu de cette étude :
des données définissant les tendances concernant les défis et les opportunités associés à la chaîne d’approvisionnement ;
des conseils pratiques concernant l’amélioration des performances de la chaîne d’approvisionnement ;
des éclairages sur le lien capital entre chaîne d’approvisionnement
Published By: Optymyze
Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
Optymyze jumps to a new high in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management.
Named a Leader for the third consecutive year, Optymyze distinguished itself through agile operations, a strong business model, and excellent market execution. Gartner Research, the world’s leading research and advisory firm, also recognized our efforts to deliver innovative solutions and respond to client and market needs.
This objective vendor comparison from Gartner is a must-read for any company considering an SPM solution.
Access the full 2018 report!
• Practical guidance on evaluating SPM solutions
• An in-depth review of Optymyze and 10 other vendors
• Analysis of SPM vendor capabilities and industry trends.
Get instant access to the full 2018 Gartner research report!
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jan 31, 2019
The annual performance review is in need of a technology-based update. In this global research study, learn how to transform the performance management process from an annual chore to a continuous value driver that better engages and retains employees.
62% of employees say they don’t see changes occur from feedback they give during performance reviews.
Performance reviews help companies and managers evaluate an individual’s performance, but what they don’t do is help employees improve and grow. Why? Performance reviews must go beyond talk of achievements and shortcomings and take steps to offer opportunities and solutions for employees.
In this quick, two-page guide, you’ll learn about:
• Why performance reviews need a follow-up development plan
• Give employees greater career satisfaction by understanding their career path
• The power of specific and actionable goals in performance reviews
• How data can help you set employees up for success
• Why learning and development is necessary to transform your workforce
Get your copy and learn how to leave your employees empowered.
90% of employees think annual reviews aren’t accurate, so how can managers flip the script and deliver more meaningful, growth-focused performance evaluations?
Download “Reap What You Sow: How Fostering a Culture of Ongoing Performance Reviews Drives Growth” to learn why making performance management a continuous process, not a yearly or semi-yearly one, leads to more revenue and a more powerful workforce.
This guide will show you:
• Why you should make performance reviews ongoing
• How to align employee goals with the organization’s vision
• The positive impact training has on the bottom line
Check out the guide today and learn additional best practices for creating a performance management culture!
Let me know if you have any questions.
As much as we try to avoid it, performance reviews seemingly boil down to last minute gathering of notes and memories, prodded by HR chasing you down to meet deadlines.
Sound familiar? The cycle can be broken. In our latest ebook, learn about 5 strategies that help you have a more effective performance review season. Learn how to:
• align employee goals to company goals
• provide continuous feedback and coaching
• tie performance reviews to learning opportunities
• use all of the data collected to make informed and actionable decisions
Avoid the performance review spiral, download “5 Strategies for More Effective Performance Reviews” today!
31 percent of millennials reported that they would leave their current position due to lack of learning opportunities.
Younger generations are expecting more out of their work experience, which is making it harder to attract and retain top talent. We’re in the middle of a new era in terms of the way employees work and learn.
Bottom line? Learning content is one of the most significant investments when it comes to employee experience and it’s time for your company to step up to the plate.
Download our quick-guide on “4 reasons you should invest in a learning content strategy.” You’ll learn how it can change the way your company:
• attracts top talent
• onboards and attracts top talent
• retain hard-won talent
• achieve your business goals
Get your copy today.
58% of executives believe their current performance management approach neither drives engagement nor leads to high performance. It’s high time to make some changes and adapt performance management strategies to better reflect the changing dynamics of the modern workforce and ensure employees reach their potential.
Check out “10 Counterproductive Performance Management Assumptions You're Still Making” and see how you can improve your talent development initiatives to increase the productivity and impact of your employees. In this ebook, we'll touch on:
• how goals are set and achieved
• flaws and biases in manager's assessments
• what truly motivates employees
• and more
Download your copy and get started!
The majority of training and performance management processes don’t lead to more skilled and productive employees. So what’s different about the ones that do?
Download our brief, "The Absolute Must-Do’s to Build an Agile Organisation”, and learn:
• How to increase employee productivity by 37%
• What separates world-class learning and performance from ho-hum
• Real business examples of this in action
Is your paper-based performance management process holding your company back? See for yourself how automating your outdated talent and performance management processes can transform your small business. Download your white paper now, compliments of SuccessFactors.
Improve the efficiency of your organization’s talent and performance management program using SuccessFactors. When you download this guide, you’ll find out:
• How an aligned performance and goals function can bring efficiency to your organization
• Ways to improve your employee compensation program that focus on the effective and aligned use of your resources
• How to find a sourcing and selection process that’s optimized for your organization’s needs
• Why using a system like SuccessFactors Employee Central can help bring all of these functions together and effortlessly embed into your business
Download SuccessFactors efficiency guide: 20 ways to increase efficiencies using Performance & Goals, Compensation, Recruiting, and Employee Central and learn the 20 ways you can boost the efficiency of your talent and performance management system.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
This ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA™) whitepaper examines the scope of challenges for assuring web-based and SaaS application performance, and reviews a solution offered by Riverbed that is designed to meet these new requirements.
To survive in today's marketplace, small to mid-sized businesses are increasingly using the power of company-wide goal alignment to generate strong financial performance, increase productivity and create a more cohesive culture than their larger competitors.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Nov 27, 2017
"The pressure on sales to meet and exceed ever-increasing revenue targets is higher than ever before. At the heart of this challenge lies a complex analytical and modeling problem that involves data spread across many rigid–and usually disconnected–systems, teams, and geographies. Leading companies handle this problem by focusing first on creating a sales performance plan that is data-driven and tied to business objectives.
The research report conducted by Harvard Business Review provides you with how today's sales executives:
• Overcome technology weaknesses to uncover sophisticated analytics
• Change ingrained, cultural tendances of sales organizations
• Adopt dynamic practices to respond to change quicker"
Effective onboarding is the key to getting new employees up and running both quickly and smoothly. Organizations able to ramp up new employee role clarity and confidence during onboarding by specifically identifying answers to the who, what, when, and where for getting things done enjoy higher new employee performance, higher job attitudes such as satisfaction and commitment, and decreased turnover. The use of technology to accomplish these twin goals of clarity and confidence is critical in today’s competitive landscape.
The dreaded annual performance review: whether you’re on the giving or receiving end, it can be an uncomfortable experience for both managers and employees. But it doesn’t have to be.
See how great organizations use reviews to:
• Motivate employees
• Increase employee productivity
• Create an on-going dialog between employees and managers
• Support overall organizational goals
Are performance reviews more time consuming than useful? Do your employees and your organization actually benefit from them? Well they should, and if done right, they will.
You will learn how reviews can:
• Motivate managers and employees
• Create better managers (not better reviewers)
• Improve team performance
• Contribute to organizational knowledge
Application performance management (APM) tools allow enterprises to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day. An application performance management solution is recognized as an essential component of WAN optimization-techniques that help businesses get the best possible performance from existing networks.
However, building a business case for an application performance management solution requires more than a belief in its benefits. It requires some data to quantify the value of a bottom-line result.
This white paper reviews ten business scenarios in which application performance management solutions are used to monitor applications across the WAN deliver a quantifiable Return on Investment (ROI). Example cases and calculations are provided for each scenario, describing how companies have quantified the value of an APM solution in that area.
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