Business Spend Management Improves Visibility and Control Over Spend for Financial Leaders
Closing the books can be a tedious, manual process when accrual balances don’t match AP balances and a backlog of invoices cause an increase in resource hours.
Get insight on how Salesforce and Ionis Pharmaceuticals leverage business spend management to streamline the financial close.
Read this eBook to learn how to:
• Automate spend processes to cut heavy manual workloads
• Gain full visibility and control over spend
• Move from transactional “spreadsheet jockey” to strategic management
• Minimize risk associated with missed accruals
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
Why is faster closing important? A faster close is a good indication of how well a company’s financial systems and procedures are performing. In today’s competitive market, the accounting function needs to improve existing processes and, at times, infrastructure to achieve greater efficiency and accuracy. When properly implemented, sound financial processes will improve information and deliver accurate data to decision makers throughout the entire year, and early enough to take corrective action.
In property and casualty insurance, closing new business quickly is key. The longer you leave documents on the kitchen table for signature, the higher the risk of drop-off. Today, people are online. That’s where they want to do business, and they are rewarding carriers and agents who can provide a fast and convenient digital experience.
This eBook shows you how P&C companies of all sizes are using electronic signature technology get documents securely signed online – on any mobile device or computer, from anywhere, in minutes.
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study
focuses a lens on the network team’s role in security
investigations. Results indicate that 88 percent of
network teams are now spending time on security
issues. In fact, out of 1,035 respondents, nearly
3 out of 4 spend up to 10 hours per week working
exclusively on these types of problems - in addition
to managing network upgrades, SDN, cloud, and big
When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and
100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively.
VoIP adoption is closing in on 60 percent and
software-defined networking (SDN) is projected to
cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding
network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to
ID security threats.
With growth comes change and some trends
identified in this year’s survey include a rise in email
and browser-based malware attacks (63 percent)
and an increase in sophistication (52 percent). Nearly
1 in 3 also report a surge in DDoS attacks, signaling
Get the white paper "Mastering the Complexity of Revenue Management" to learn:
• 5 specific steps you can take to ensure better compliance, improved visibility, and lower costs.
• 9 key revenue management technology requirements that decision makers can't afford to miss.
• Why Vendor Specific Objective Evidence (VSOE) is worrying more and more revenue managers and what you need to do about it.
• 7 benefits that optimized revenue management brings to your organization, including accelerated closing, reduced revenue leakage, and forecasting visibility.
CSO Insights analysts gathered 100+ metrics from 1,500+ sales executives to develop insights on three key areas:
• the challenges facing their sales teams
• why those problems exist
• how they are successfully reengineering their teams to overcome those challenges
Based on this data, the whitepaper How to Build a World-Class Sales Organization clearly outlines how to increase productivity and collaboration so reps can spend more time selling.
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Apr 26, 2017
Digital business accounts for nearly a quarter of the world’s economy today, but many organizations still lack a complete view of the digital customer experience they’re delivering. That lack of clarity impedes business success. In this executive brief, MIT Technology Review describes how DPM can help bridge that gap.
Published By: Teradata
Published Date: Jan 30, 2015
Hadoop is the rising star of the business technology agenda for a simple reason — it disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and someday soon, all enterprise applications; it is secretly becoming an application platform too. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should be aware of and take action on these eight predictions, including the disruptive power of “Hadooponomics,” Hadoop’s current killer app, the closing data management gap, and the emergence of brand new distros.
The Tenth Annual State of the Network Global Study focuses on a lens on the network team's role in security investigations. When it comes to technology adoption, both cloud and 100 GbE deployment continue to grow aggressively. VoIP adoption is closing in on 60% and software-defined networking is projected to cross the halfway mark, indicating compounding network complexity amidst the ongoing struggle to ID security threats.
Study questions were designed based on interviews with network professionals and IT analysts. Results were compiled from the insights of 1,035 respondents, including network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world.
This new report from TechTarget identifies three specific challenges to overcome:
Deploying an integrated suite of security services
Closing the gap between intelligence and enforcement
Centralizing visibility and management
The right identity and access management solution can integrate with a healthcare provider’s EMR system to help keep sensitive medical data safe—and keep the organization compliant. It can provide valuable insights and visibility into accounts, access privileges and entitlements, across the wide range of users. By closing the gaps in identity protection, organizations can fight the threats of inadvertent misuse and intentional theft that may lead to security breaches.
This July 2015 Forrester Report explores:
- Why consistent, automated DevOps processes are essential to closing vulnerabilities and limiting exposure.
- Practices, such as infrastructure as code and automated provisioning, for closing holes as soon as patches are available.
- How DevOps and security professionals can work together to adopt DevSecOps.
Published By: Brainshark
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017
Onboarding – every company does it, but a shockingly few do it really well. In fact, The Sales Management Association found that after sales onboarding is complete, 1/3 of reps still lack proficiency in up to a dozen key selling skills.
That’s a LOT of training that goes in one ear and out the other. At best, this leads to slow ramp times for new reps that take far too long to start closing deals. At worst? Your turnover rates skyrocket, forcing you to start all over with a new batch of hires.
So the question is – how do you break the cycle and onboard salespeople in a way that actually works? This exclusive eBook provides 6 steps to better sales onboarding
"In today’s ever-evolving lending landscape where loan quality and risk management challenge profitability and the customer experience, technology may be the key to thriving – both now and in the future. Winning financial services institutions will be the ones that transform their business models to place loan quality and risk management at the center of their operations.
To facilitate continuous life-of-loan management, inclusive of the requisite data transparency and audit trails that support loan quality and loss mitigation, these institutions will implement and automate a loan completion process. Such a process will manage data quality and access to loan data and documents throughout origination, servicing and sale on the secondary market."
Learn how loan onboarding can become more efficient and accurate by eliminating manual data validation with automation technology that is poised to transform mortgage servicing. From end-to-end, tools can simplify workflow processes, driving time and cost efficiencies. Trained staff can be deployed to greater effect and can be crucial to eliminating servicing errors. In the process, servicers improve data quality, save time and money, and deliver a better borrower experience.
"Recently, a number of factors have come together to decimate the profitability of the mortgage banking industry. To regain its footing, the industry must return to mortgage banking fundamentals.
This paper carefully examines each function within the mortgage business to determine if there is a better approach that will save money and improve long-term profitability."
"Improve Loan Data Quality and Compliance from Origination to Delivery. This complimentary CEB Gartner paper helps identify process and technology issues that lead to loan defects. Learn strategies for fixing issues and recommends technologies to help lenders improve loan data quality and compliance to reduce costs and improve the borrower experience.
Digital loan origination processes can still require significant manual support, which is often inaccurate and time-consuming. This National Mortgage News paper, sponsored by Fiserv, explains how you can improve your current loan production while reducing costs and risk of non-compliance.
Published By: Lucidchart
Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
Does it take forever for your sales team to close deals? There’s a potential roadblock you may have missed: your internal sales communication.
Take a look around—new sales reps are overwhelmed with processes and messaging during onboarding, your sales reps don’t pass discovery information off to sales engineers or customer support, and you aren’t always sure where deals stand, which makes it rather difficult to predict pipeline. If the members of your org aren’t completely aligned, you can’t take a prospect across the finish line or keep the org running smoothly.
Download this eBook to see how visuals can solve these communication breakdowns and align your sales organization to close bigger and faster.
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: Nov 07, 2017
Concur’s Audit services provide a thorough, objective, third-party review without office politics or a strain on internal resources. Businesses have saved time and money by redirecting those resources into other valuable activities, while turning audits around efficiently and accurately.
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