The benefits of invoice-to-pay automation go beyond the obvious cost savings and efficiency improvements. It is critical that when you build your business case you tie in the cost savings as well as the efficiency improvements. If management can see the clear cost-savings, they are more likely to greenlight your proposal to automate your invoice-to-pay process.
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.
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
Cisco has recently unveiled its new intent-based networking strategy, called "The Network. Intuitive." The goal of intent-based networking is to allow greater levels of automation, security integration, and centralized manageability within a software subscription orientation. Intent-based networking is underpinned by Software-Defined Access (SDA), Cisco's automation engine built upon the company's Digital Network Architecture (DNA), which automates network segmentation, policy enforcement, and troubleshooting. Other core components of the announcement include a refresh of Cisco Catalyst switches, a new licensing model for infrastructure, and an all-in-one management console called DNA Center.
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.
Agencies have long provided telecommunications companies with scalability for collections in a high-growth industry. Today, with markets and business models changing, your collections agencies have a growing impact for good or ill on your success.
With new technologies, new opportunities often emerge, especially in business. The advent of innovations, such as social media and mobile devices, is changing the ways businesses interact with customers and the ways in which customers desire to be engaged. Opportunities arising from the benefits of salesforce automation, business intelligence (BI), and customer relationship management (CRM) applications are providing new levels of insight, helping businesses acquire customers more efficiently and retain those customers longer. As a direct result, organizations that invest in better understanding potential customers are likely to see higher returns than those organizations that possess a more limited understanding of their customer base. Seeking the competitive advantage resulting from improved customer focus, IT organizations have increased investment in business intelligence and analytics and the underlying infrastructure to support those applications.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Since 2007, ServiceNow has continued to experience impressive growth, in terms of both its traction in the market and the functionality offered by its IT service automation solution. Firmly established as one of the leaders in the IT service management (ITSM) space, ServiceNow has introduced Express a new ITSM offering aimed specifically at the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) and mid-market.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
Three IT transformations can help IT get its own house in order to
become the proactive partner of the business. By applying these
concepts, IT departments at major enterprises are changing the
way they engage with their business peers.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 18, 2013
To reach the customers of IT services, you have to abandon long-entrenched models of IT thinking & replace them with a customer-focused model that focuses on value, experience & context. Join the webinar to understand the issues internal customers face with IT, & see how IT can evolve from being the department of no to the department of now.
See how IT professionals in your industry are leveraging automation in the next generation data center. Download The Storage Automation Report to find out:
- 300 IT professionals' drivers behind storage automation and the benefits they've realized
- How the rise of the DevOps approach has fueled the need for automation at the storage layer
- Preferences around storage management plug-ins and software development kits
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
Your business is complex. Big data promises to manage this to make better decisions. But the technology services that run your business are also complex. Many are too complex to manage easily, causing delays and downtime. Forrester predicts this will worsen. To combat this onslaught, you need machines to analyze conditions to invoke automated actions. To perform adaptive automation, you need IT analytics, a disruption to your monitoring and management strategy. This report helps leaders prepare for IT analytics that turn big data efforts inward to manage the technology services that run your business. Register to get the full report.
Have you started moving to the cloud? Nearly 70 percent of organizations have at least one application living in the cloud already, and cloud adoption is growing fast. That's because organizations recognize the cloud is a great way to make IT more agile and helpful to the business.
Download Cloud-Scale Automation with Puppet, and learn how you can ease the transition to cloud, gaining the agility your organization needs without adding hours of management time or unnecessary risk. You really can use cloud infrastructure as easily as you use on-prem, and keep it as secure as on-prem, too.
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Sales managers have faced the same challenges since long before CRM applications were invented. However, new tools and technologies are making their jobs easier. The future of sales performance management is integrated with CRM and social collaboration. It helps managers provide real-time coaching and motivation in context to drive better sales behaviors and, ultimately, better sales results.
Get our Practical Guide to enhancing business agility with network automation and orchestration. Find out how simplifying orchestration and operations will help you unlock the value in your applications, and maximize business efficiency.