Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: Dec 01, 2014
You’ve seen it in the news. The fines levied against financial institutions for non-compliance with governmental regulations can be staggering. We’re no longer talking about millions of
dollars—but billions of dollars. Needless to say, the stakes are high. And at no point in the life of your IT department has it ever been more important to ensure compliance with international, federal and state mandates. File transfers are a perfect case in point.
Accounts Payable is a fundamental activity for nearly all businesses. Pick any enterprise and you can bet there is an AP function at the heart of financial operations. The obligation to pay
off short-term debt is one that every company must satisfy. But more than that, the process to do it must be efficient and productive. If you get behind on your obligations you risk missing
important financial discounts, defaulting with creditors, and damaging your reputation with suppliers and stakeholders.
CFOs face the challenges associated with Accounts Payable…and it’s easy to lose sleep. As other areas of business and commerce have become more and more paperless, the accounts
payable process in most organizations remains mired in paper copies and manual workflow. The result is an often costly and people-intensive process that leaves companies vulnerable to
competitors and financial executives with a growing unease over the inherent inefficiencies.
World-class AP departments know something you don’t know, but we’re going to let you in on their secrets. Ardent Partners conducted an independent research study in order to gain a comprehensive, industry-wide view of accounts payable (AP). The study draws on the experience of over 200 AP professionals and its findings reveal what Best-in-Class AP department are doing that make them stand out from their peers.
The old model of IT involved deploying more of everything just to keep up with demands. However, IT departments that are able to deliver solutions for business needs and support business goals have moved beyond managing siloed systems. Adopting a more efficient model of IT service and systems is the key to freeing IT to improve business operations.
Reaching that level of efficiency through “do-it-yourself” efforts requires an immense amount of time and expense up front. What if someone has already pre-engineered, pre-tested, and optimized a perfect solution for your IT needs?
See the difference a converged system can make.
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One thing is clear: the old way of running IT just won’t work in the new business environment.Truth is, preparing your IT department (and your company) to be agile, cost-efficient, metrics-driven, and flexible will require a change in how you operate. To support new business processes, you would do well to turn to a converged system, like HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization.
In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today’s workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure
and processes to better meet business needs.
People are the most important
part of your organization.
Understanding what they do,
how they do it, and even why
they do it, provides invaluable
insights for optimizing your
processes, department, or
And as a business leader, in many ways
you’ve never had it so good. There’s more
people data available than ever before,
and you’ve got the opportunity to put it
to work through data-driven initiatives
like changes to workforce demographics,
employee retention, or benefits allocations.
And most important, you have a chance to
fuel business decision-making with smart
Once you’ve learned how to turn your
people data into real business value, you’ll
create more visibility within your business,
and everyone will see that the rewards of
HR analytics are worth the effort. It’s time
to take the opportunity to prove the value
of data-driven HR. No more darkness.
Otherwise, the only journey ahead is into
some challenging pitfalls. We’ve identified
five of t
In the not-too-distant past, a retailer simply had store-level sales data, from which virtually all planning decisions were made. Today, retailers—from grocery to fashion—are bombarded with data that, with the right tools, can help them gain actionable insight into shoppers’ behavior across channels. In this white paper Oracle Retail explains how retailers can accurately measure consumer interest in specific merchandise and apply that knowledge from one channel to the next, thoroughly understand the implications of promotions on specific customers and customer segments, price on product performance, plan channel-specific assortments accordingly, and coordinate the supply chain processes to ensure execution of the cross channel plan.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Feb 04, 2015
How can the 21st century CMO create a cohesive, creative and streamlined marketing department that delivers a better product and message to the customer, leading to an ideal customer experience? This report aims to be a blueprint—a roadmap even—for CMOs who want to build better-integrated marketing teams, increase customer engagement and turn bigger profits, but who find that silos are a persistent, nagging barrier.
Patient falls were the largest category of adverse events reported at Barnes- Jewish Hospital. Progress in meeting targets for reducing falls and fall injury rates had been static despite multiple efforts. One component of the hospital’s Fall Reduction Program was a portable bed exit alarm system—a Bed-Check Classic-Check® control unit (CU) with Sensormat® pressure sensitive mat— widely used throughout the hospital. Due to high demand by staff, the CU was often not available, resulting in delayed care delivery and staff dissatisfaction. Loss or damage due to handoff between staff and the central service department resulted in additional resources and costs.
Read this case study to learn how Barnes-Jewish Hospital implemented Bed-Check® Fall Management Solution as a part of their Fall Reduction Program, resulting in decreased fall injury rates and improved staff satisfaction.
Electronic infant protection systems have, to date, been department-level solutions. A new generation of Wi-Fi technology, however, expands infant protection hospital-wide, presenting new opportunities. This white paper reviews the steps required for healthcare IT professionals to select, design and deploy a Wi-Fi Infant Protection solution, in cooperation with clinical and security peers.
This white paper discusses three key principles for creating a new approach to change management—one that allows the IT department to manage change more effectively.
-Automate with purpose: eliminate risk and do it sooner rather than later
-Move from data to insight: make better decisions with contextual data
-Empower the occasional user: make the experience simple and intuitive
Whether you’re onboarding new customers, cross- or up-selling, getting your supply chain or logistics right, or even collecting unpaid debt, making the best choice of decisions means weighing not just what’s right for your department – but what is best for the business overall. Not to mention what is optimal for your customers and partners.
And let’s face it, even with the availability of business intelligence and other analytic tools, it’s hard to know what constitutes the right actions to take in an era where Big Data consistently throws you curveballs. Prescriptive Analytics can help – but for most organizations, there are more questions and concerns than answers about how to implement it successfully.
Read our white paper on how Prescriptive Analytics can transform your business decisions and actions – leveraging your existing analytics investment and organizational DNA while helping you drive transparency, customer experience, and profits
This Event Proceedings document captures key takeaways from discussions at a recent executive dinner in London hosted by VMware. Focused on Digital Workspace emergence in the Financial Services sector, the invitation only event attracted a largely IT executive audience. The event was by invitation only and attracted an audience consisting largely of IT executives from the Financial Services in the United Kingdom. The session saw an open, spirited exchange of views on the state of end user computing initiatives amongst the present banks and insurance organizations. Attendees also discussed the impact of digital transformation initiatives on end user computing, and what this means for CIOs and IT departments in this sector.
Most tax departments spend 80 percent of their time collecting and manually inputting data and 20 percent reviewing it. Using tax technology, you can flip those proportions and transform how you gather, use, store and reuse data across your global tax processes.
This step-by-step guide discusses how technology can convert each challenge in your tax lifecycle to an opportunity for your success. Download today!
Emerging tax legislation and regulatory changes have proven a challenge to tax departments over the past couple years. How can your tax department come out on top?
Explore what’s driving the game-changing shifts within direct tax and how a tax technology strategy enables exceptional tax management, propelling both your department and organization forward. Download the free white paper today.
The next era of BYOD has arrived and IT departments are now thinking about BYOD as a strategic value-add rather than a threat that needs to be controlled.
Today’s savviest enterprises are leveraging BYOD as a tool to drive mobile accessibility, increase IT oversight and enable employees to complete a business task at a moment’s notice, on any device.
Download this eBook to reveal the five best practices business leaders and IT professionals are taking to turn their BYOD programs into major productivity gains.
The constant growth of cloud, IoT, virtualization, mobility, and digital transformation has brought tectonic changes to the world of networking. Long viewed as a bastion of single-purpose, inflexible, and closed solutions, networks have started to transform in line with the demands for flexibility, scalability, ease of management, interoperability, and application support. Networking departments need to achieve all of the tasks above while keeping costs under control. Additionally, security requirements for the new network are not letting up — quite the opposite, as the virtualized network (and general IT) environment requires rethinking, virtualization, and evolution of security architectures.
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Sep 28, 2017
After the largest tech merger in history, Dell and EMC needed to align their marketing and social departments. Karen Quintos took the challenge and along with Alison Herzog formed the Chief Customer Office.
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
At the end of each calendar year employers are responsible for closing out the year’s payroll in compliance with
all federal, state and local income and employment tax laws and regulations. But like a football team attempting a
fourth-quarter comeback, stress levels are high at this time because of the challenges involved — a great deal of interdepartmental
coordination and the completion of many detailed tasks within extremely tight deadlines.
According to Forrester, the level of analytic satisfaction within organizations is on the decline.* The traditional multiple-step, multi-tool legacy approach is a slow, time-consuming, and in most cases, a costly process that prevents organizations from making faster decisions with confidence. Data analysts today need an agile solution that empowers them to take charge of the entire analytics process.
Download The Definitive Guide to Self-Service Data Analytics to:
Understand why traditional analytic tools designed for data scientists are not ideal for data analysts like you
Learn how self-service data analytics delivers the ease of use, speed, flexibility, and scalability you require
See how Alteryx stacks up against traditional data prep and analytics tools
Find out how self-service data analytics bridges the gap across skills, speed, and depth of analysis to empower you to achieve ever-greater insights without coding or depending on other departments.
While Oracle Hyperion remains a market leader in EPM software, that role comes with a hefty price tag and poses some hidden risks that have companies that use it re-evaluating their planning, budgeting, and consolidation needs. Whether used individually or together as an EPM suite, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Hyperion Planning burden finance departments with a high cost of ownership, from server costs and consultants to dealing with the complex integration between products and the different interfaces.
As Oracle Hyperion users start to evaluate the cloud, they need to be aware of how benefits of the cloud-based EPM solution compare to on-premises software. We’ve compiled this information to a) help you better understand the full costs and potential risks associated with Oracle Hyperion and b) offer guidance as you evaluate cloud-based options.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
Today’s IT departments face a unique set of challenges. On one hand, they have evolved from helpdesk support teams to key business enablers and must maintain increasingly complex IT landscapes while combatting significantly larger cyber security threats. On the other hand, they have to manage constant change with fewer resources and static, or minimally-increasing, budgets. As a result, many are looking to reduce costs while increasing efficiency and productivity. Some, in fact, are looking to Device as a Service, or DaaS.
If you're looking for more reasons to convince your CFOs that DaaS is a smart move, download the whitepaper to explore five big benefits of deploying a best-in-class DaaS solution.
Different finance departments want different financial solutions. Some may simply require financial reporting while, at the other end of the spectrum, some will want a comprehensive performance management solution. This paper compares different approaches to these choices that are available for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environments. The offerings in this space range from simple reporting tools to complete, integrated solutions. While noting the value that targeted toolsets provide, a survey of the available offerings suggests that most organisations are better served by implementing a holistic, integrated approach rather than a hybrid, multivendor approach.
Ninety-five percent of companies polled in a recent Gartner survey considered increasing
efficiency and productivity top priorities for IT departments when determining future
budgets. Of those companies, 43 percent viewed increasing efficiency as a high priority,
while 42 percent considered increased productivity a high priority.
Many departments—such as sales or service—focus on the company’s profits. And
while a smooth-functioning IT department may contribute to the overall efficiency of an
organization, it traditionally provides little to no contribution to the bottom line.
Procurement’s Pesky Paper Problem
We know time is precious, so we’ll get right to the point: Paper-based processes are tarnishing your procurement department’s reputation for driving cost savings, improving service, and expediting execution. First, there’s the printing, scanning, faxing, and mailing of documents. Then comes the constant tracking down of physical signatures for everything from statements of work to supplier contracts. Add in the manual filing, searching, and retrieving of hard copies, and it’s no wonder that inefficiency abounds.
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