In too many organizations today, innovation isn’t happening fast enough. Within these businesses, skills are siloed and resources are misaligned. As businesses seek to speed innovation and meet their growth and revenue targets, they have to get maximum utility out of all their investments—including in the areas of IT infrastructure, product development and human resources.
This buyer’s guide is intended to help those decision makers tasked with making this critical buying decision—focusing on the characteristics that help enterprises address both their immediate and long term needs. This guide shows how leveraging a PPM platform that delivers both top-down, strategic portfolio management, as well as bottom-up project management capabilities, helps organizations maximize their ROI over the long term.
Reconstructing resource management tools to simplify tasks, drive collaboration and facilitate action.
People who use technologies at home expect the same ease of use and intuitiveness for the tools they use in the workplace. But enterprise tools aren’t keeping up with the pace of change. Many product and portfolio management (PPM) solutions force resource managers to create entire workflows or navigate through multiple screens just to see the fundamental component of resource management—what their people are working on.
Resource managers also cite shortcomings such as no simple way to perform everyday tasks, communicate in context with others, drill down into key information, narrow the field of resources and forecast financials and model outcomes.
The key to order management success is to recognize that the product alone is no longer what is being sold, but the entire purchase experience from the point of view of the customer. Each retail task is a challenge that brings the customer and their needs to the center of the conversation. With the help of IBM Order Management and Watson Order Optimizer, your company can address the key challenges of optimizing inventory and minimizing cost-to-serve while delivering omni-channel services that satisfy your customers.
Published By: Oracle ODA
Published Date: Dec 06, 2016
IT leaders must consider new approaches to database administration, implementation, and security, including proactive management, to reduce time-consuming administrative tasks. This, in turn, will free them to develop strategies for capitalizing on the new data-driven initiatives that can help transform the enterprise. Learn more about these opportunities as well as how products, such as an integrated Database Appliance, can streamline the management of these tasks, while reducing costs and time.
There’s no denying that today’s workforce is “mobile.” Inspired by the ease and simplicity of their own personal devices, today’s workforce relies on a variety of tools to accomplish their business tasks — desktops, smart phones, tablets, laptops or other connected devices — each with varying operating systems.
The specific tasks they need to accomplish? That depends on the person. But it’s safe to say remotely logging in and out of legacy, desktop, mobile, software as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud applications is a given.
And the devices on which they work? They could be owned by the enterprise or the end user, with varying levels of company oversight, security and management. The result? An overabundance of “flexibility” that leads to fundamental IT challenges of security and manageability.
Corporations today are focused on employee engagement – but the task of keeping employees engaged is not that easy. Recent research shows that 38 percent of the respondents to PwC’s Annual CEO Survey see effective performance management as a critical factor when they were asked “what aspects of their talent strategy would make the greatest impact on attracting, retaining and engaging the people you need to remain relevant and competitive.”1 Achieving simultaneous growth in top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability has come, and likely will continue to come, through greater levels of workforce efficiency.
If your business relies on an owner or other employee to manage HR tasks, rather than employing a certified, dedicated HR expert, you might be experiencing some unforeseen risks, including wasted time and decreased morale. Check out the infographic to learn more about the risks of ad hoc HR management, as well as what you can do to free your company from this burden so you can focus on what you do best.
Do projects seem to appear out of nowhere? Do you find yourself scrambling to pull together reports for executives? Download this free guide and learn about several project portfolio management pitfalls and how AtTask can help you avoid them.
Choosing the best PPM software for your team doesn't have to be overwhelming. This Buyer's Guide will help you find project management software that's evolved for today's project teams. Get the guide today.
Work chaos comes in many forms: random input processes, disconnected activities, poor visibility into work and more. Read this eBook: "How to Slay the Dragon of Enterprise Work" and learn how slaying the work chaos dragon will help you simplify your processes, connect team members, save time and money, and more. Get the eBook today.
Today’s organizations are tasked with managing multiple data types, coming from a wide variety of sources. Faced with massive volumes and heterogeneous types of data, organizations are finding that in order to deliver insights in a timely manner, they need a data storage and analytics solution that offers more agility and flexibility than traditional data management systems.
Data Lakes are a new and increasingly popular way to store and analyse data that addresses many of these challenges. Data Lakes allow an organization to store all of their data, structured and unstructured, in one, centralized repository.
There is a significant gap between how manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. Better education in project management methodologies and standalone software tools alone will limit a company’s ability to perform at its highest level. A study by Engineering.com found that a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution is the best way for a company to fully achieve its best practices.
This white paper shares how a PLM solution with embedded project management can uniquely provide:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio
• Coordination of a project’s schedule, resources and scope
• Automatic real-time status updates of project tasks
• Mitigation of project risks based upon real-time assessment of product development
Benefit from the unique value provided by PLM systems with embedded project management.
Project management relies primarily on past performance to predict future results, however many companies still lack forward-looking capabilities to predict project outcomes and ensure success. Enhancing project management with PLM analytics offers the opportunity to switch from task-based activities to performance-driven ones to improve success rates.
Use PLM Analytics to:
• Gain actionable insight and valuable intelligence
• Dramatically boost business value and improve project management performance
• Reduce error-prone behavior like manual data collection
• Leverage big-data capabilities and project intelligence
Learn how to extend the value of your PLM investment and improve business performance for your company.
Managing technology refreshes is not a popular task among enterprise storage administrators, although it is a necessary task for successful businesses. As a business evolves, managing more data and adding new applications in the process, enterprise storage infrastructure inevitably needs to grow in performance and capacity. Enterprise storage solutions have traditionally imposed limitations in terms of their ability to easily accommodate technology refreshes that keep infrastructure current and operating reliably and most cost effectively. In 2015, Pure Storage introduced a new technology refresh model that has driven strong change in the enterprise storage industry by addressing the major pain points of legacy models and provided overall a much more cost-effective life-cycle management approach. In conjunction with other aspects of Pure Storage's enterprise storage product and services offerings, the company's "Evergreen Storage" technology refresh model has contributed to this all-f
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Jul 28, 2014
Deliver more efficient patient care with an MU-certified EHR that features patient engagement, decision support and task management tools built in. Plus, charting features like templates and order sets let you focus on your patients, not your EHR.
The restaurant industry is buzzing about automation. With labor costs expected to double and consumer demand for a seamless checkout experience, many restaurants are looking at technologies that can automate tasks in the front-of-house. But there are back-of-house processes that have yet to be fully automated. While auto-counting your inventory may be a thing someday, it’s not here yet.
So if you can’t automate the inventory management process, you can at least use tools that automate its more cumbersome aspects. Maximum labor output, higher levels of accuracy, and better accountability are possible with a system that automates certain tasks and enable manager productivity for on-the-job success.
After reading this eBook, you’ll know:
• The many inefficiencies generated by manual, spreadsheet-based counting methods.
• The innovations being made to inventory management technology.
• How modern, mobile inventory management tools will help your managers reduce costs and increase product
Published By: Claravine
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Marketers have long struggled with the simple task of knowing
which marketing spend is truly effective, and how to optimize that
spend. At the heart of the issue lies the challenge of ensuring the
data quality and consistency exists to make decisions based on
Why is this a problem? First, effective tracking is reliant on the
consistent, complete application of campaign tracking codes and
associated metadata, which has traditionally been a manual, ungoverned
process. Adding to this complexity has been the dramatic
expansion of digital marketing point solutions, and the disparate
teams expected to execute across each of these channels and geographies.
The result is what you would expect—highly inaccurate,
incomplete, and inconsistent data that must be manually cleaned
before reporting is possible.
Fortunately a solution exists. Progressive marketing leaders are
implementing Digital Experience Data Management (DXDM), ensuring
the rich, consistent insights critical to ma
Published By: MindTouch
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
Chatbots are hungry and knowledge management is the secret sauce.
Chatbots are all the rage. They help customers find information and answers. They help contact centers automate tasks and create considerable efficiency gains. How, then, do organizations ensure their chatbots consistently deliver A+ experiences?
The answer is knowledge management.
Without the availability of rich, relevant content, chatbots have very little to work with during customer interactions. They won’t be able to accurately match user intent with the right information. And that’s no good for the customer. How knowledge management changes all that is the topic of our latest whitepaper.
Many organizations have looked at their performance management processes but still have not found a way to make them more effective. Read now to discover what today's HR leaders are doing to make a difference and how they're keeping employees engaged and motivated by transforming an unpopular task into an integral part of their talent management strategy.
Is your IT Automation strategy saving you money or just becoming more complex and costly? With the right unified strategy, IT Automation can pay for itself and deliver far more business value.
Watch this on-demand webinar, “New Strategies to Manage IT Automation Complexity” and learn how to:
• Reduce costs by integrating automatio
n for servers, middleware, networks and databases
• Eliminate manual and tedious IT Operations tasks with both new and existing technology
• Save time and money by consolidating configuration management processes across your IT infrastructure
• Transform compliance, audit that and remediation from a stressful event to a standard practice
Become part of the Automation revival is serving as a catalyst for IT Operations. Watch this on-demand webinar and learn how to integrate your IT automation strategy.
Taking physical inventory can seem like a tedious task, especially if you expect to rely completely on your inventory management solution. While it is very important to have retail management software that keeps track of your inventory, there are some things the software just can’t account for. This is where you come in. We have tips and advice that will help you count inventory in the most efficient way.
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.
“How much do we owe?” seems like a question that should have a straightforward answer, but for corporate tax professionals, an extensive amount of work can go into that one figure.
Download this white paper to learn how best-in-class companies are striving to automate data-entry wherever they can to reduce both cost and risk while improving the speed at which information can be accessed.
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