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When it comes to replacing your billing system or choosing a new billing solution to support revenue management, one of the difficult questions you will face is whether to build a custom software set or purchase a solution from a vendor.
There are a variety of factors to consider when making the build vs. buy decision. This whitepaper helps you determine the right path for your organization.
Download the full whitepaper to discover a practical approach to weighing your options for billing solutions. The whitepaper covers the following topics:
• Question to answer before implementing a billing system
• Considerations for building a billing system
• Costs of building your own system
• Considerations for buying a billing system
• Common billing system requirements to consider
By reading our systematic exploration of billing options and considerations, you will find the approach that will lend the greatest success to y
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to National Cyber Security Alliance estimates. That’s not surprising when you consider how many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) still rely on legacy AV tools despite their repeated failures to stop modern malware, ransomware, and zero-day attacks. Legacy AV is a lose-lose-lose proposition for SMBs. Attacks get through and cause damage. IT staff struggle to keep up with endless signature file updates from their AV vendors. End-users complain about sluggish system performance during scans and signature file updates. Fortunately, next-generation solutions are now available that protect endpoints with artificial intelligence (AI) rather than signatures. Ready to learn more? Then read the new eSecurity Planet executive brief sponsored by BlackBerry Cylance.
HCM suite vendors are building out their offerings to address administrative, strategic and operational needs of users in multiple geographies, but solutions still vary. HR IT leaders should use this research to identify best-fit vendors based on their own critical product and service/support needs.
This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's chances for present and future success worldwide. This study assesses the capability and business strategy of 12 global enterprise videoconferencing vendors. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing enterprise videoconferencing solutions, for both the short term and the long term.
IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor handle the velocity demands of a new generation of workloads where IT is a focal point for competitive differentiation. As one approach to address these changing demands of IT, vendors are bringing to market new solutions under a new category called “composable infrastructure”.
To keep your organization and your data safe, it is crucial to consider forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. In this e-book, we discuss how you can augment your existing website infrastructure or within a data center with security measures in the cloud for a more robust security posture. We share Akamai’s approach to cloud security as well as those of other vendors. We then take a closer look at some commonly used, but sometimes misleading, metrics — so you can make more educated decisions about the best solutions for your needs.
Hyperconverged infrastructure is radically shaking up the IT landscape, creating huge operational and economic benefits. Tier 1 applications such as Exchange, SQL Server, Oracle and others are among the many beneficiaries of this new generation of infrastructure. However, there are many vendors jumping on the market bandwagon, and not all systems that are marketed as hyperconverged really fit the criteria. IT organizations need to do their homework to ensure they are selecting true hyperconverged solutions.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Email is the backbone of today’s corporate business processes. It lives as the primary communication vehicle internally between employees and externally with customers, vendors, partners and investors. It is arguably today’s most pervasive and critical business application within which is stored the most valuable business content. To protect this vital information while working to eliminate risk, lower management costs and improve business insight, companies require a comprehensive email archiving solution. This solution should not only work to effectively retain email information in a searchable repository, the best email archiving solutions also provide a smarter approach to collecting, retaining and accessing data so that it can deliver true business value.
This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. The study assesses the capability and business strategy of 12 of the top enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) vendors. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing enterprise WLAN solutions, during both the short term and the long term. As the enterprise WLAN market is highly competitive and relatively mature, all vendors performed relatively well in the study.
This IDC Vendor Profile describes FinancialForce.com, a cloud applications company with financial management, ordering and billing, human capital management (HCM), professional services
automation (PSA), and supply chain management (SCM)
solutions built on the Salesforce1 platform and a 36-year heritage of building financial management solutions at UNIT4 (the former Agresso and CODA products). FinancialForce.com's accounting solution, launched in 2008 as CODA 2go, was the
first on - demand financial system built entirely on the
Salesforce1 Platform. Backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, Advent International, Salesforce Ventures, and UNIT4, FinancialForce.com's applications continue to be the leading finance and professional services solutions available as native Salesforce1 applications on the AppExchange.
Adapting to changing market dynamics is not easy for any enterprise-class organization. To stay competitive, companies not only must adapt different go to market and customer service strategies but also embrace internal business process and workflow changes, which in many cases can be more difficult. Enter Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS). According to Gartner, iBPMS compress the observation-to-action-to-outcome cycle, and help business transformation leaders, business process directors and solution architects establish a fluid capability to handle big change. Gartner evaluated 15 iBPMS vendors including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding evolving iBPMS market and the solutions offered by each iBPMS vendor.
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.
Case management frameworks built on business process management platforms help IT solutions architects deploy case-handling applications and offer an alternative to specialized case management applications and custom coding. According to Gartner, the complex architecture required to support case management has relegated it to the status of a niche application, typically addressed by specialist, commercial off-the-shelf application providers and system integrators. Case management as a process style is being applied in many sectors beyond government, legal and insurance, including healthcare, banking, higher education and retail. Industry and cross-industry case management frameworks are now available. "Adaptive case management" hype exceeds the reality of what buyers need. Gartner evaluated 12 vendors including Pegasystems against nine critical capabilities in four use cases.
Download this Gartner analysis and gain a better understanding of the case management frameworks solutions offe
Customer service is the cornerstone of a great customer experience. However, in today’s digital consumer age, organizations no longer decide how customer-centric their companies are, the customers do. According to the “The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions For Enterprise, Q4 2015” report, customer service technology investments are one of the top five most focused on investments that companies made in 2015. Why? Because good customer service boosts long-term loyalty. This report identifies the 11 most significant customer service solutions with Pegasystems ranking as a leader.
Download this Forrester Wave report and get detailed findings on how well each vendor fulfills Forrester’s criteria and where they stand in relation to other vendor solutions in order to help customer service professionals select the right partner for their customer service initiatives.
The endpoint security market continues to expand with vendors old and new marketing their solutions as “next generation” game-changers. However, closer inspection reveals that many new solutions have been built on old platforms, many of which still rely heavily on signature-based detection and obsolete architecture. Navigating this crowded vendor landscape can be challenging — how does the buyer find the true next-generation protection today’s targeted, advanced threats demand?
A new white paper, “The Five Essential Elements of Next -Generation Endpoint Protection,” offers guidance on how to see through the hype and understand the critical must-have elements that meet true next-generation criteria and set a new standard in EPP.
Download the white paper to learn:
Details on the five essential capabilities that define true next-generation EPP and why they are so important
A matrix that evaluates and compares the potential impact of different solutions
A list of top questions to ask ve
Chilmark Research, a global research and advisory firm, recently released a report rating vendors and solutions in the healthcare analytics industry. IBM Watson Health, a leader in healthcare analytics, has put together this infographic comparing how its solutions stack up against some of the closest competitors in the industry in areas such as population discovery and definition, predictive analytics, cost and utilization, and claims data contribution.
Both public and private organizations acknowledge that managing the PC lifecycle becomes more complicated and expensive as the variety of PC devices and employee workstyles increase. In order to be fully productive, different groups of employees have different needs in terms of end-user device hardware, software, and configuration. While IT departments are trying to provide and support a wider range of technology to an increasingly dispersed and mobile workforce, while maintaining low end- user disruption, they are also under a lot of cost pressure. However, consolidating processes and enlisting the help of a vendor partner, such as Dell, might reduce costs and provide expert-level knowledge for better PC lifecycle management operations.
Download this white paper to learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®.
Published By: MindTouch
Published Date: Oct 02, 2019
In the world of knowledge management (KM) vendor selection, it’s easy to promise the world. Often, it comes down two types of KM solutions: knowledge base software bundled into an existing CRM suite; and the standalone KM platform. Which is best? We’ve put together an exhaustive list to help you choose a solution capable of delivering service excellence across all customer-facing channels.
To keep your organization and your data safe, it is crucial to consider forward-thinking approaches to cybersecurity. In this e-book, we discuss how you can augment your existing infrastructure within the data center with security measures in the cloud for a more robust web security posture. We also share Akamai’s approach to cloud security as well as those of other vendors. We then take a closer look at some commonly used, but sometimes misleading, metrics — so you can make more educated decisions about the best solutions for your needs.
Bots are responsible for 30% to 70% of website traffic. They have many purposes, range
from good to middling to bad, and from simple to sophisticated. Bot management solutions
vary a lot too. Vendors say they can solve your bot problems. Can they? The bot management market is evolving, with many vendors of different sizes, experiences and capabilities. It’s important to solve your bot problems without getting in the way of business. In this ebook, you’ll get insight into how to evaluate bot management solutions and understand what the differences mean for you.
In Forrester’s 53-criteria evaluation of online testing platform vendors, we identified the seven most significant providers — Adobe, Autonomy, Maxymiser, Monetate, Optimizely, SiteSpect, and Webtrends — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria, and where these vendors stand in relation to each other, to help customer intelligence professionals select the right partner for their online testing needs.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Sep 02, 2015
See why Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant recognizes ServiceNow as a leader for the second year in a row.
Each year Gartner assesses the viability and competitive strength of vendors in the IT service support management (ITSSM) space. This valuable report helps users determine which solutions best fit their needs, based on the tool capabilities, the integration with IT Operations Management solutions and more than a dozen other factors.
For the 2nd year in a row, ServiceNow is recognized as a Leader in this Gartner Magic Quadrant. Check out what makes us different.
Get the full, complimentary report to:
• Receive an assessment of key vendors
• Get a snapshot of the overall market overview
• Learn why ServiceNow remains a leader
In today’s markets, customer identities and the personal data associated with them are among the most critical and valuable assets of any enterprise. Managing these digital identities — from first registration and login to the later stages of the customer relationship — and extracting business value from the associated data are complex tasks, commonly referred to as customer identity and access management (CIAM).
When implementing a system to collect, manage, and utilize digital identity and customer data, companies have two basic choices: in-house development or buying a dedicated solution from a vendor specialized in CIAM (i.e., build vs. buy).
Read this white paper for an in-depth analysis of CIAM implementation options, including:
? Must-haves for a successful, enterprise-grade CIAM system
? Pros and cons of implementation options, ranging from in-house software development to commercial off-the-shelf solutions
? A real-world case study that illustrates the ROI of an effective CI
Today, business is conducted in a fast-paced, on-demand, globally dispersed environment. Maintaining a competitive edge requires cohesive real-time collaboration. Mobile workers, partners, vendors, suppliers, and even customers expect to be able to work together seamlessly, both inside and outside the firewall. But delivering tools for high-quality collaboration is often challenging, due to the need for businesses of all sizes to support a wide range of personal and business devices. Mixing disparate devices with complex conferencing solutions often lead to frustrated employees, while businesses face a labor-intensive, costly endeavor without a high ROI. In addition, collaboration is evolving with businesses creating small "huddle" spaces and open workspaces that increase the demand for ubiquitous, effective conferencing.
The Intel Unite ' solution is a fast, simple, cost-efficient way to deliver a more secure, manageable, high-quality collaboration experience. Whether you select the
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Feb 25, 2019
Red Hat is a trusted partner to enterprise customers; cloud, software, and hardware suppliers; and the global open source community. A Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® subscription provides customers with direct access to innovation and advocacy—within the open source community and within a certified and trusted network of partners.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides you with an innovative platform that serves as the foundation for your business. It is hardened, certified, and supported by the Red Hat Product Security team, support teams, and certified engineers.
Red Hat supports your timelines and advocates for your requirements so you can focus on the work of your business rather than being your own operating system vendor. We use our leadership in the open source community to do the work that brings you the best of open source.
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