Companies running legacy job scheduling products suffer from higher costs, inefficient use of resources, and greater IT complexity, according to independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates. Read their findings, and see why consolidating on a single, comprehensive workload automation solution is an easy win for IT and the business.
Published By: CollabNet
Published Date: Mar 31, 2012
By gaining timely visibility into build and test results, development teams can be more proactive in dealing with defects, and project teams gain vital information into each build, including which requirements have been addressed.
With this book, you find out how a unified CCR process gives leaders timely and accurate insights to make smarter decisions. You also discover features of the ideal CCR solution and learn what to look for in the selection process. And, you come to understand the close/consolidate/report process and how integrated CCR solutions enhance internal controls and provide better insight into business performance. Find out how a unified CCR process gives leaders timely and accurate insights to make smarter decisions. Download this book to discover features of ideal CCR solution and learn what to consider in the selection process.
A survey commissioned by Intel Security and conducted by Evalueserve, in conjunction with the report, suggests that a majority of companies lack confidence in their ability to detect targeted attacks in a timely manner. Even companies best prepared to handle targeted attacks are taking the time to investigate high volumes of events. Key findings include 78% of those able to detect attacks in minutes had a proactive, real-time SIEM solution.
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. A data lake is an architectural approach that allows you to store massive amounts of data into a central location, so it’s readily available to be categorized, processed, analyzed, and consumed by diverse groups within an organization. Since data - structured and unstructured - can be stored as-is, there’s no need to convert it to a predefined schema and you no longer need to know what questions you want to ask of your data beforehand.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
For many years, large corporations have employed financial planning and analysis professionals to oversee budgeting, planning, forecasting and analysis. But the sea-change in technology, data and the competitive landscape is having a sustained impact on the FP&A function as it transforms from a predominately budgeting function to a forward-focussed strategic contributor.
Now, as new cloud technology makes implementing modern FP&A quicker and cheaper, the function has become more accessible to medium-sized, or even smaller, organisations. There is a nascent but growing realisation that this corner of the finance function should be demanding more of an organisation’s attention, large or small, because having accurate and timely visibility, further into the future, could mean the difference between success and failure in today’s highly uncertain and volatile business environment.
Commercial trucking plays an important role in the economy. When hauling perishable goods and materials, it’s critical for buyers and suppliers to seek cost efficiencies and deliver in a timely manner. To help, Jeremy Singley collaborated with Bob Sliwa to create an ultra-aerodynamic tractor-trailer that could reduce draft and lower fuel consumption by up to 25 percent. This article discusses how these innovators used SOLIDWORKS design software to create a SuperTruck prototype.
The role of FP&A professionals during the first two weeks of the month entails rushing for month closure, gathering data sets, reports, and scrutinizing, processing and analyzing data in Excel workbooks in discussion with the top management. Increasing revenues, optimizing costs, and aligning with the overall business strategy are a few familiar goals laid down for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. These goals trickle down from finance leaders who are under constant pressure to provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis to support effective decision making. Read on to know how can digitizing FP&A help the finance team to make more robust decisions and be a key part of the finance transformation.
Published By: Smartling
Published Date: Jul 17, 2014
Today's marketing technology stack offers a simplified, streamlined view of prospects and allows marketers to automate the customer conversion process. You may have a content management system ready to generate compelling content and email and social media marketing systems poised to send that content to prospects in a timely manner. The problem is that many of them don’t speak your language.
A true 360 degree view of the customer is a win-win situation for all parties involved: buyers benefit from better service and efficiency, and sellers derive improved loyalty and, inevitably, more repeat business from established customers. This report will explore how Best-in-Class companies take a holistic approach to providing a complete, accurate and integrated view of customers to improve satisfaction and retention without losing sight of customer profitability. As a result of these strategies, companies with more accurate and timely information about their prospect or customer can more efficiently respond to communications, ensure customer satisfaction with better service, and drive toward a larger lifetime value of each account, customer or client.
Accurate communication is the key to the success of the bug tracking process. This communication takes the form of timely information flow between customers, QA and Development. Reducing the time spent on tasks that communicate bug information saves money.
Published By: SRC,LLC
Published Date: Jun 01, 2009
We work in an ever-changing landscape of competitors, market forces, customer relationships, partner alliances, political and regulatory pressures, and global climate effects. The common mechanism for coping effectively with change is to refer to canned reports and dashboards, dump reporting data into a spreadsheet and look for answers to today's questions. All too often, we have to rely on estimates rather than models, and gut feel rather than data, because we can't get answers in a timely fashion. Yet we know that the answers lie hidden in the morass of corporate data.
The risks of irregular maintenance and non-compliance of IT and security policies are not only measured in dollars lost but in lives saved. With such a complex and critical proposition, efficiency is paramount to fulfilling the organization’s mission of providing quality, timely patient care.
The principle “what gets measured gets managed” dictates that by simply examining an activity, you can get a handle on it and find ways to improve it. However, not all metrics are created equal—meaning not all things that can be measured will give you the ability to proactively take action in a timely manner. Case in point: If you measure the effectiveness of your customer success and recurring revenue growth programs based only on retention, churn, renewal or attrition rates, then you have a problem. These are very important metrics, and they are definitely key to your business. The problem is that these metrics can only tell you if you have a problem, which you often discover only after it is too late to affect real change.
As the old adage says, "Information is power." The ability of an organization to best understand the behaviors and needs of its customers and partners, manage effective processes with timely insight, target new opportunities, and ensure that it is operating in a compliant and financially responsible manner on a day-to-day basis provides a foundation for innovation and success, let alone its survival.
With the economy in constant fluctuation, this white paper is especially timely. “Enhancing your infrastructure in an uncertain economy to support your SOA business initiatives” defines the challenges facing IT executives, and outlines actions they can take now to cut costs, increase productivity and get more out of existing IT investments.
Sound, responsible financial management is at the heart of business success. Download this webcast to learn more about the Microsoft solutions for financial management and business intelligence (BI) that can help you transform your business into a high-performance workplace. We describe how Microsoft business solutions are designed to help you work more efficiently by focusing on the tasks that add the most value to your business and enable you to make more informed decisions based on timely, accurate information.
Read this white paper to learn five practical steps your company can take to achieve customer intimacy: 1. Plan your goals, methodology and metrics; 2. Capture the right customer information, including structured and unstructured data; 3. Predict customer behaviors; 4. Act on these insights with relevant, timely offers to optimize the predicted outcome; and 4. Expand successes into other areas.
Learn how enterprise planning and analysis solutions powered by IBM Cognos 10 are uniquely suited to support timely, reliable forecasts and plans with key analysis, modeling and participation capabilities, paving way to better business choices.
Disclosure management tools ave transformed the so called ‘Last Mile’ of finance, turning a haphazard, time consuming and error-prone process into a much more streamlined, timely and controlled endeavor.
With this book, you find out how a unified CCR process gives leaders timely and accurate insights to make smarter decisions. You also discover features of the ideal CCR solution and learn what to look for in the selection process.
As organizations look for more ways to increase productivity and profitability, human resources departments are being asked to provide more strategic input to executives. Doing so requires tools that improve access to timely, accurate information for enhanced business decision making. If you don’t have a human resource management system (HRMS), HR can end up spending too much time on repetitive day-to-day tasks like paperwork while struggling to deliver meaningful workforce insights. The right HR management software can help the HR team increase control over employee data, optimize productivity, and take employee engagement to the next level, so you can deliver the future workforce your organization needs to succeed. This white paper discusses the five areas to keep in mind when evaluating solutions to find an HRMS that’s a good fit for your business.
Speed, simplicity and affordability: 3 capabilities businesses need from their warehousing environment. IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration gives organizations a complete, multipurpose environment to rapidly distill insight from their data, make timely decisions and capitalize on opportunities.
The notion of digitizing your business has become a matter of “when,” rather than “if.” For many, migrating critical workloads to the cloud is a key part of this transformation. When deciding on a
cloud provider, however, IT executives are under pressure to find a solution that enables reduced costs, greater agility, and above all, the ability to innovate core business processes.
At the heart of many businesses embarking on this journey is their SAP environment. But since SAP workloads represent some of the most critical and deeply integrated business applications, IT executives are required to look for ways to execute this migration in the most timely and reliable manner. Organizations migrating to the cloud cannot risk application downtime or productivity loss
Today’s organisations are tasked with analysing multiple data types, coming from a wide variety of sources. Faced with massive volumes and heterogeneous types of data, organisations are finding that in order to deliver analytic insights in a timely manner, they need a data storage and analytics solution that offers more agility and flexibility than traditional data management systems. A data lake is an architectural approach that allows you to store enormous amounts of data in a central location, so it’s readily available to be categorised, processed, analysed, and consumed by diverse groups within an organisation? Since data—structured and unstructured—can be stored as-is, there’s no need to convert it to a predefined schema and you no longer need to know what questions you want to ask of your data beforehand.
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