Published By: Workday
Published Date: Oct 15, 2013
In this new guide, HR industry expert Naomi Bloom presents walks through the step-by-step instructions for navigating your strategic HRM and delivery system planning process, discusses the importance of technology in HR management, and provides advice about the steps to take—and pitfalls to avoid—along "the yellow brick road.
This whitepaper details how predictive analysis can help your business. Predictive analytics help you make better, faster decisions, giving your organization a significant competitive advantage in the technology sector.
Published By: SPSS, Inc.
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
This whitepaper details how predictive analysis can help your business. Predictive analytics help you make better, faster decisions, giving your organization a significant competitive advantage in the marketing sector.
Service Performance Insight (SPI Research) is a global research, consulting and training organization dedicated to helping professional services organizations (PSOs) make quantum improvements in productivity and profit. In 2007, SPI developed the PS Maturity Model™ as a strategic planning and management framework. It is now the industry-leading performance improvement tool used by over 20,000 service and project-oriented organizations to chart their course to service excellence.
The reference guide lays out for data center managers a step-by step approach to data center consolidation. By breaking down the process into clear and identifiable actions – all of which are covered in the sections below – a data center consolidation becomes much more manageable, and the odds of its success much higher.
With aging workforces and a shortage of critical talent being among the biggest challenges facing today's businesses, strategic workforce planning has become one of of HR's most important responsibilities.
Many HR leaders struggle to obtain a seat at the executive table, as their function is not typically seen as “strategic.” How do you transition from tactical execution to strategic thinking, and earn your place at the table? This whitepaper will help you clarify what strategy is and what it isn’t, learn best practices for strategic planning and take action to ensure the future success of your organization. With these actionable tips, you can start sharpening your strategic skills today.
Many finance professionals struggle with the transition from tactical execution to strategic thinking. This whitepaper will help you clarify what strategy is and what it isn’t, learn best practices for strategic planning and take action to ensure the future success of your organization. With these actionable tips, you can start sharpening your strategic skills today.
Many healthcare professionals struggle with the transition from tactical execution to strategic thinking. This whitepaper will help you clarify what strategy is and what it isn’t, learn best practices for strategic planning and take action to ensure the future success of your organization. With these actionable tips, you can start sharpening your strategic skills today.
If the go-go 1990s, with its fast money and flush credit seeking rapid and steep returns, created the demand for "renaissance" Chief Financial Officers ("CFO"), who could manage (and market) both the strategic and financial operations of the enterprise, the more sobering decade that followed led directly to the creation and subsequent rise of the Chief Procurement Officer ("CPO"), who could reduce costs, build internal relationships, and develop strategic suppliers efficiently and effectively.
The global recession is taking no prisoners. Neither industry, nor region, nor company-size has provided shelter from its impact. Within the enterprise, few business functions have been unaffected. Yet, as this business downturn continues, the Chief Procurement Officer's ("CPO") agenda and the CEO's agenda have started to converge.
Published By: AchieveIt
Published Date: Sep 11, 2012
Every year, organizations spend countless hours developing detailed strategic and operational plans. However, according to a variety of studies, the vast majority of these plans are never executed. Yet, this is easily preventable. Here is how.
The 2015 Aragon Research Globe™ for web and video conferencing examines 22 major providers in the market. Emerging use cases make real-time collaboration a strategic imperative that requires proper planning and execution.
Enterprise risk management (ERM) is moving to the top of corporate agendas, and evidence shows strategic risk is a key factor in a robust ERM framework.
Check out this white paper from risk management pioneer James Lam. In it, Lam explains why every organization should be focusing on strategic risk. You'll learn how to integrate risks into the planning process, use economic capital and risk-adjusted return on capital to measure risk, and how to apply these results.
View this webinar to hear case studies describing how leading healthcare firms have been able to move beyond Excel and save time, enhance collaboration, and improve business decisions -- ultimately resulting in higher revenues and profits.
EXPERT GUIDE TO CREATING A ROLLING FORECAST FRAMEWORK
Ten Best Practices For Streamlining Your Planning Processes
Gaining a crystal ball look into your company’s future starts by creating a rolling forecast framework built on driver and project-based planning.
Download this guide to discover the actionable steps to:
-Identifying the dynamics of revenue and the related drivers.
-Generating your financial objectives for rolling forecasts.
-Replacing Excel with the functionality to accommodate your budget and strategic management.
Learn how to transform your planning processes with the full benefits of rolling forecasts in this white paper.
HR leaders hear lots of talk about "getting a seat at the table" among the leadership functions of an organization. But what does "getting a seat" really mean? Simply put, CEOs are demanding a more strategic approach in managing today's workforce needs, as well as in planning for future needs. As an HR leader, how can you take ownership of the talent strategy in your organization? It's time for you to find out.
Talent can move the needle in your organization. By exploring six best practices that all HR leaders should follow, this complimentary guide shows you how to earn the respect of fellow business leaders. Download it today.
If you're a big fish in a small pond, you're probably one of the leaders in the market space you've defined as your pond. Conversely, if you're a small fish in a big pond, you're probably trying to be too many things to too many people, which dilutes your strengths and takes away any competitive advantage you might have. Which category do you fall into?
The rapid acceleration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) presents a range of challenges for electric utility management. The good news is that a strategic approach, one that taps the power of data analytics, can meet the rising need to manage DER.
Download this white paper, to learn about the current state of DER and how to get started with a smart grid analytics solution:
• Cost-benefit analysis
• Challenges of integrated DERs
• Planning considerations
• Advanced analytics tools and predictive grid analytics benefits
• Choosing a platform
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Finance has a mandate to become a strategic business partner. Integrated business planning offers organizations the ability to align operations and sales strategy with the company’s continuous financial performance. An increasing number of organizations have shown that even small steps toward integrated business planning have helped them deliver immediate benefits to the business, including light-touch forecasts, rapid “what-if” analyses, and more accurate budgets. Improved collaboration between departments, driving more awareness and shared understanding of potential issues, allows the business to take the prompt and incisive actions needed to keep performance on track. The question to consider is not “When are we going to do this?” but “Why don’t we start now?” because time is ticking away.
Most long-standing data warehouses are designed to support a relatively small number of users who access information to support strategic decisions, financial planning and the production of standard reports that track performance. Today, many more users need to access information in context and on demand so that critical functions are optimized to run efficiently. Learn how to create a roadmap for a truly dynamic warehousing infrastructure, and move ahead of your competition with your business intelligence system
Do your plans and forecasts need a reality check?
The quality of your strategic decisions is only as good as the quality of your forecasts. And forecasts are only good if they reflect current reality—not the reality of two, three or more quarters ago. Enter “continuous planning.” With a methodology for forecasting at frequent intervals throughout the year, continuous planning “enables managers to see trends, patterns, and ‘breaks in the curve’ long before their competitors, and thus make better informed decisions regarding products and markets.”
In this free online webinar, speakers Jim Collins & Guy Jones will explain how continuous planning keeps you in touch with current reality - and one step ahead of competitors.
Jim Collins, Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Guy Jones, Worldwide Technical Sales Executive, IBM Performance Management,
In this brief, we’ll share peer-tested best practices for building and managing a strategic plan that elevates IT from a cost-center into an innovation-driver.
Download the business brief to learn:
- 10 essential KPIs for your IT strategic plan
- The benefits of using these specific KPIs in your strategic planning process
- How to eliminate the disconnect between IT strategy and execution
- Best practices to drive strategic alignment across IT & finance
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