Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 07, 2018
Technology is quickly moving to the forefront of business priorities as organizations undertake digital and IT transformation projects that enable strategic differentiation in a world where users leverage applications and data in new ways. Organizations in all industries must better align with changing customer preferences to avoid being disrupted by a new crop of nimble competitors. Technology will increasingly determine how businesses define and distinguish themselves in the market. IDC has noted that most organizations were not born digital but instead have legacy business processes, applications, and infrastructure that require modernization and automation. As a result, businesses must embark on an IT transformation initiative to modernize and automate their legacy infrastructure to prime themselves to achieve their digital business goals and initiatives.
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Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is staggering in its speed of handling simple requests and automating conversations. But AI solutions are not enough for the best customer experiences. Human emotions sometimes demand the human touch that only live agents can provide.
Kate, Customer Experience AI by Genesys, combined with the power of human touch can improve customer experience, empower employees and dramatically reduce costs. This seamless combination of AI technology and humans, or “Blended AI by Genesys,” addresses the entire customer journey for the best possible outcomes.
Download the eBook and learn how Kate and Blended AI lets you:
• Personalize self-service
• Connect customer conversations
• Create smart agent experiences
• Start small and deploy fast with MicroApps
According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming.
However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business.
A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
The right kind of insurtech can modernize the financial close, freeing up time, money and resources so businesses can focus on strategic efforts and specific customer needs. Reconciliation of transactions and accounts across large organizations is one area where automation and digitization can have a major impact on the balance sheet.
In the article, Not Ready for Insurtech? Here’s Proven Automation You Can Use Now!, learn how one of the top ten major insurance carriers has used digitization for the past decade to streamline their reconciliation efforts - saving time and money - while increasing their bottom line.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
Customer service organizations are struggling to react to the pace of innovation and the explosion of channels and devices. To get ahead of these challenges, AD&D pros must deeply invest in automation — automated answers, automated conversations, automated agent guidance, and automated end-to-end processes. They must also invest in intelligence to ensure automated technologies evolve and learn from prior interactions over time.
Automation and intelligence quell the headcount increases. They will free agents from working on low-value or repetitive tasks, as they will only have to address highly complex customer scenarios or exceptions to standard operations. This also enables them to focus on building connections with customers to garner their satisfaction and loyalty.
Data center requirements are shifting as the business environment evolves to leverage new technologies. Organizations are turning to multicloud environments comprising a mix of private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise infrastructure to best address their unique needs. Understandably, this shift is putting a renewed emphasis on security, automation, orchestration, and agility. IT leaders are responding by building and deploying multicloud data center networks that leverage automation and software-defined networks (SDN) as a cost effective means of providing dynamic network control.
Of course, while many organizations are recognizing the need for a data center upgrade, not all have the same drivers. All, however, need to make a business case for the investment. Here are four common inflection points that can help you to justify the need for data center upgrades that support business goals.
Innovative data-driven strategies are enabling organizations to connect with customers and increase operational efficiency as never before. These new initiatives are built on a multitude of applications, such as big-data analytics, supply chain, and factory automation. On average, organizations are now 53% digital as they create new ways of operating and growing their businesses, according to the Computerworld 2017 Forecast Study.
As part of this transformation, enterprises rely increasingly on multivendor, multicloud environments that mix on-premise, private, and public cloud services and workloads. This shift is causing enterprises to increase network capacity; 55% of enterprises in the Computerworld study expect to add network bandwidth in the next 12 months.
The role of IT is changing from a traditional focus on cost-efficient enablement to a more strategic contribution. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while important, is being surpassed by a growing focus on automation and orchestration that is needed to fulfill enterprise demands for security, agility, and innovation. The cloud-grade enterprise network – spanning the campus, data center, and branch – must be able to respond to rapid changes in business, growing reliance on hybrid cloud architectures, and the needs of users and customers. This IP Networking Comparison Guide examines the four key areas driving enterprise network priorities and looks at key factors within each. This document will give you a clear perspective on how the various options stack up on the most important features and capabilities necessary to meet your transformation needs.
The role of IT is fundamentally changing from a cost-efficient enablement technology to a more strategic element of the enterprise. For companies born before the digital era, IT is a key player on their path to digital transformation; for more recent businesses designed with technology at their core, IT represents a foundational pillar on top of which everything else is built.
With this shifting role, IT’s decades-long emphasis on TCO is being eclipsed by a new-found focus on security and automation. Whether it’s the continuous risks posed by a dynamic threat landscape, the threat of digital disruption, or an inability to keep pace with the latest trends, virtually every enterprise needs to be more agile. And, with the continued evolution of compute, storage, and applications, networks have been exposed as a bottleneck to change.
Published By: SessionM
Published Date: Jan 24, 2018
Download Gartner’s latest Market Guide for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions to learn market definition, analysis and recommendations, the criteria necessary for evaluating marketing data management solutions and how master data sits in the middle of the 360° customer view.
We’re at a tipping point for customer service operations. Customers contact enterprises at a greater rate over a greater number of channels — shifting between them seamlessly and even using channels simultaneously. Enterprises react by adding headcount — an unsustainable strategy. You must transform operations by developing strength in automation, AI, and knowledge. This report reveals the top 10 customer service trends in 2018 for application development and delivery (AD&D) pros supporting customer service.
The General Data Protection Regulation – or GDPR – is a European
Union (EU) law that protects the rights of individuals with respect to
their data. Adopted as an EU law in April 2016, organizations that hold
data about any resident of the EU must be compliant by May 2018.
With attention-grabbing fines of €20 million or 4% of global annual
turnover, GDPR commands attention at the highest levels. And despite
the “legalese” that compliance suggests brands utilize, the brands that
balance legal compliance with a human approach will turn GDPR to
This white paper provides a series of actions you can take to make
the most of GDPR to both enhance your customer relationships and
Among all the trends and buzzwords currently shaking up the marketing industry, one concept is emerging as the one
to watch: customer experience (CX). Providing individual customers with the best possible experience is becoming the
top priority at the moment, even to the point where experience outshines product quality(!) as the main differentiator.
This is confirmed by a recent Gartner1
survey, in which 86 percent of participating companies listed customer experience
as the main factor for gaining a competitive advantage, compared with merely 36 percent in 2012.
20% of customers will be responsible for 80% of profit – or
so says The Pareto Principle, also known as the “rule of the
vital few.” So, while marketers are trying hard to increase market
share, they should be equally (or even more) concerned about
nurturing the customer relationships they already have. That
means finding ways to strengthen bonds with your best
customers and figuring out how to turn good customers into
Personalization, truly helpful support, data-driven contextual
marketing, re-engagement strategies, gamification… There’s
an almost overwhelming number of options out there, each
touted as your golden key to an enduring bond with your users.
In the pages that follow, you’ll learn about five strategies to drive
engagement and retention with actionable tips from Selligent
clients – top brands that are at the forefront of creating and
sustaining customer loyalty.
Digital Elektronik bought four Epson robots for the job, and these robots completed the task in just a few months. Since then Digital Elektronik has used the robots for new applications, some similar but others quite different, demonstrating a key advantage of Epson robots in being flexible and reusable. Volker Spanier, head of factory automation at Epson Germany, says, “I think this is an excellent example of how Epson robots can improve production line efficiency and complete tasks that may not even be possible by hand. It’s also great to see our robots involved in the construction of such a memorable landmark that will stand the test of time.”
Per realizzare il lavoro, Digital Elektronik ha acquistato quattro robot Epson, che hanno completato l'attività in pochi mesi. Da allora Digital Elektronik ha impiegato i robot in nuove applicazioni, alcune simili e altre molto diverse, dimostrando così alcuni dei maggiori vantaggi offerti dai robot Epson: la versatilità e la possibilità di essere riutilizzati.
Volker Spanier, responsabile Factory Automation di Epson Germany, spiega: "Credo sia un ottimo esempio di come i robot Epson possono migliorare l'efficienza della linea di produzione e completare attività impossibili a mano. È bellissimo vedere i nostri robot che partecipano alla costruzione di un edificio così straordinario, che resisterà alla prova del tempo".
Digital Elektronik kaufte für diesen Job vier Epson Roboter und diese Roboter beendeten die Aufgabe in nur wenigen Monaten. Seitdem hat Digital Elektronik die Roboter für neue Anwendungen eingesetzt, von denen einige ähnlich, andere jedoch recht verschieden waren. Darin zeigt sich, dass ihre flexiblen Einsatzmöglichkeiten ein wesentlicher Vorteil von Epson Robotern ist.
Volker Spanier, Leiter von Factory Automation Epson Deutschland GmbH, sagt:„ Ich denke, dass dies ist ein hervorragendes Beispiel dafür ist, wie die Roboter von Epson die Effizienz von Produktionslinien verbessern und Aufgaben vollenden können, die von Hand vielleicht sogar unmöglich wären. Es ist auch großartig zu sehen, dass unsere Roboter für den Bau einer solch denkwürdigen Sehenswürdigkeit eingesetzt werden, die für lange Zeit fortbestehen wird“.
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) isn’t just about aligning supply and demand. Ultimately, businesses across all industries need to synchronize plans across all functions to strike the right balance between demand, resources and other constraints. Companies are realizing that their use of analytics to help improve decision making needs to evolve beyond just reporting to include machine learning and optimization.
Download our latest Q&A now with published author and supply chain expert Mike Watson, and learn how virtually any S&OP decision can benefit from advanced analytics and automation. You’ll get practical advice to help build a strawman, so you can move forward quickly – before your competitors!
Read this Executive Brief to know the Top 7 Questions to ask before deploying your Sales and Operations planning.
Written by: IDC Abner Germanow, Jonathan Edwards, Lee Doyle IDC believes the convergence of communications and mainstream IT architectures will drive significant innovation in business processes over the next decade.
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
Organizations are drowning in content. They don't know what they have, and they can't find what they need when they need it. While they spend significant time and money to manage content stored among a host of disconnected systems, their efforts are less than fully effective.
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.