While spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis, they are useful only to a certain point. When used for a task they’re not designed to perform, or for a task beyond the limit of their capabilities, using spreadsheets can be risky. Read this paper to learn about more powerful yet easy-to-use analytics alternatives that may be more suitable.
The ubiquity of mobile devices is transforming the ways that business gets done in today’s world. IBM has the services that can help go beyond supporting devices to achieve a flexible, powerful mobile enterprise.
Today customers look to engage with organizations through an increasing number of channels – and expect more from every customer service and support experience. A strategically implemented knowledge management initiative for both the contact center and Web self-service channels offers a powerful answer to this growing need to do more with less. However, a poorly implemented initiative can have a negative impact – increasing call and Web session time and frustrating both customers and agents alike. This eBook sets out 5 simple steps for optimizing customer service and support with an effective, best-practice-led knowledge management initiative.
Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. Unfortunately, many users have become frustrated at their inability to quickly access and analyze the information they require. This data typically includes a combination of personal and corporate data locked in various enterprise systems. It exists in different formats and can be hard to analyze, change or share — making it difficult for people to get fast answers to business questions.
Self-service analytics implies that users design and develop their own reports and do their own data analysis with minimal support by IT. Most recently, due to the availability of tools, such as those from Qlik, Spotfire, and Tableau, self-service analytics has become immensely popular. Besides powerful analytical and visualization capabilities, they all support functionality for accessing and integrating data sources. With respect to this aspect of data integration four phases can be identified in the relatively short history of self-service analytics. This whitepaper describes these four phases in detail and shows how the tools Cisco Data Preparation (CDP) and Cisco Information Server (CIS) for data virtualization can strengthen and enrich the self-service data integration capabilities of tools for reporting and analytics.
SAP HANA is a powerful, in-memory computing platform that streamlines business suite applications, analytics, planning, predictive analysis, and sentiment analysis on a single platform, so businesses can operate in real time. The design approach for enterprise-level solutions involving SAP HANA, and the best practices surrounding them, isn’t intrinsically different from the approach to any other enterprise-level solution for technology implementations. This paper is written to address those elements of good solution design and apply them to the SAP landscape, with particular focus on the SAP HANA element.
By utilizing an ERP solution that is available as on-premise or cloud-based, your organization can leverage choice for agile response in today’s rapidly changing business environment. What this means for today’s businesses:
• The ability to deploy ERP on-premise, in the cloud, or in any combination
• Greater adaptability in fluid, dynamic, and always evolving value networks
• Faster deployment of solutions, faster upgrades of implemented solutions, staying current with technological advances
• Enhanced support of business growth; improved ability to scale up or out to meet emerging opportunities and minimize risk
• Powerful yet intuitive tools for easy configuration to specific business needs
Flexible deployment, much of it cloud-based, will be the hallmark of ERP systems in the immediate and near future.
Published By: SmartFocus
Published Date: Mar 09, 2015
Successful marketers are waking up to the power of context. Contextualization enables marketers to better understand their customer and their journey – in any moment – and instantly engage them with personal, relevant messages that drive sales and responses.
This guide will provide tips on how you can maximize your ROI during those peak seasons using Perfect Audience, an enterprise-class, demand side platform that offers easy-to-use, but powerful tools to create, manage, and optimize retargeting campaigns across Facebook, Twitter, and the Web.
Published By: Insightly
Published Date: May 29, 2015
Today’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications for small and medium sized businesses are easy to use, powerful and affordable and can give your business the same advantages as large organizations.
Published By: Optimizely
Published Date: Sep 28, 2015
Figuring out the right experiences to deliver customers is one of the most valuable questions online businesses need to answer and this guide will help you do just that. We’ll explore real challenges you are facing and arm you with the single most powerful strategy to overcome them: Experience Optimization.
Watch this webcast to learn how Pacesetters are using SaaS to provide their entire enterprise with a wide range of powerful benefits. SaaS can reduce costs, yes. But more than that, SaaS can engender rich and far reaching collaboration, lead to better decision making, and help your organization be more customer-focused and agile in the marketplace.
That's not to say that the route to the winner's circle won't take some planning and preparation. You can start by asking yourself the right questions.
Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service (SaaS). But those at the front of the pack, like cloud leaders in general, are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal—unlocking competitive advantage. These cloud leaders, called Pacesetters, are finding the reduced TCO is only the beginning of advantages offered by SaaS. Read this paper to learn how and why reducing TCO is just the beginning of the benefits offered by SaaS.
"A learning management system (LMS) is designed to do more than “check the box” on training. It’s also a powerful platform ready to deliver meaningful, targeted education and engage workers with career development opportunities.
Importantly, an LMS can help your company increase the ROI of employee training and learning. Download our quick-read guide on how an LMS can:
1. reduce costs and inefficiencies by streamlining the delivery of learning
2. reduce hiring and turnover costs by retaining high performers
3. increase new hire engagement and productivity by integrating ongoing learning with onboarding
4. drive unified success by aligning employee and organizational goals
5. reduce cost of administering compliance training"
"A continuous performance management culture boosts revenue by 70% - so how can you build a culture of it to maximize growth? Download this brief to discover the benefits to creating a culture of continuous performance management.
90% of employees think annual reviews aren’t accurate, so how can managers flip the script and deliver more meaningful, growth-focused performance evaluations?
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 "
Published By: AdReady
Published Date: Aug 27, 2009
This white paper summarizes recent studies that demonstrate the value of online display advertising, and how search and display advertising used together can drive sales more effectively than either channel by itself.
Employees at all levels expect dynamic, self-directed, continuous learning opportunities from their employers. So how can L&D experts make the shift from training an employee on job-based skills to holistically developing that employee into a productive, agile, committed worker? By evolving from managing learning to curating a continuous learning experience. Of course this is easier said than done. L&D experts face significant challenges in transitioning from the owners of learning to the more powerful and strategic curators of learning.
We live in a digital world, surrounded by the most
powerful innovations in human communication since
the invention of the printing press. We document our daily lives on a global scale. With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites, we are always plugged in, consuming and producing content every minute of every day.
Understanding the power of social integration is
half the battle; finding the right tools and strategies
to help you do this easily and effectively is equally
important. Knowing what to look for and what to get out of a social experience platform is extremely important in creating a successful campaign, product launch, or dynamic brand experience.
This case study describes the common challenges faced by the Hutchinson Center and how Canon U.S.A., Inc. combined powerful imageRUNNER MFPs with uniFLOW Output Manager suite to help improve overall operations so the Center could dedicate its primary focus to the business of saving lives.
What is Financial Management Software? Financial management software solutions allow organizations to more effectively and accurately control and manage financial operations throughout the entire business – including across multiple companies, subsidiaries, divisions, countries, and sites. With powerful features and functionality, financial management systems dramatically streamline and enhance the way vital financial data is collected, processed, stored, accessed, and presented to users within, and beyond, the enterprise.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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