"Extracting value from data is central to the digital
transformation required for businesses to succeed
in the decades to come. Buried in data are insights
that reveals what your customers need and how
they want to receive it, how sales, manufacturing,
distribution, and other aspects of business operations
are functioning, what risks are arising to threaten
the business, and more. That insight empowers your
businesses to reach new customers, develop and
deliver new products, to operate more efficiently
and more effectively, and even to develop new
business models. "
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and no need to rework faulty products. To satisfy the customer demand behind this trend, manufacturers must move quickly to new production models. Quality assurance is the key area that IT must support. At the same time, the traceability of products becomes central to compliance as well as quality. Traceability can be achieved by interconnecting data sources across the factory, analyzing historical and streaming data for insights, and taking immediate action to control the entire end-to-end process. Doing so can lead to noticeable cost reductions, and gains in efficiency, process reliability, and speed of new product delivery. Additionally, analytics helps manufacturers find the best setups for machinery.
Many on-demand companies are starting to rely on fast, accurate and robust mapping and location technologies in order to stay competitive and to provide superior end-user experience. Leveraging location data can assist you in accurately locating each delivery address, matching demand with available supply and exceeding your customer’s expectations.
Discover a variety of ways in which on-demand transportation can be optimized by maps and location services such as those created by HERE.
As one of the world’s leading location platforms in 2018, HERE shares insights and solutions to improve transportation efficiency and safety.
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
Communications service providers (CSPs) have long recognized the potential of data analytics. Yet their early efforts to pull actionable intelligence from the oceans of data they have access to were largely unsuccessful. Many tried a 'big bang' approach to building a central repository without knowing what they wanted to do with the data in it. The arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) – its machine learning subset in particular – has changed their thinking and approach.
For this Quick Insights report, we surveyed 64 professionals from CSPs around the world who are applying, leveraging and/ or planning to deploy advanced analytics in some capacity at various points across the customer lifecycle.
It always surprises me that as eCommerce marketers we give lip service to the importance of testing, buy many of us don't take the time to fine-tune our email programs. If you are able to identify a few elements through testing that resonate with your customers and then employ those insights in your ongoing program, the improvements may be sustainable over time.
Learn how ERP software addresses the real-world challenges companies face as they look to grow in today’s global economy.
Take the virtual tour and see how your business can:
• Reach new markets, expand product lines and grow your business with deep Industry and country specific functionality
• Drive improved customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of your business
• Expand collaboration within your company and throughout your supply chain with social and commerce solutions
• Respond quickly to changing demands with configurable real-time mobile capabilities
Please view the virtual tour below for more information about Epicor ERP version 10. The tour will acquaint you with Epicor ERP and offer insight on how Epicor inspires growth for leading business around the globe.
Today, ERP is a cornerstone of many organisations’ tech infrastructure. Yet many of the solutions in play are legacy products, decades old and designed for an entirely different business landscape.
With industry leaders expressing concern that out-of-date ERP solutions have now become an impediment to competitive business, IDC set out to uncover what exactly modern companies need from their ERP systems, and why SAP S/4Hana seems so well placed to deliver.
The Future of Customer Experience: Five Essential Trends is part of a series examining life and
business in the 21st Century. SAP Center for Business Insight worked with more than a dozen
industry experts to answer these and other questions, uncovering five trends that will determine
the customer experience over the next decade. This report examines each of these trends and
offers recommendations for how brands should respond now to prepare.
The Games industry is growing at break-neck speed, surpassing growth rates of the
Entertainment industry as a whole. Many Games industry players are joining the race to win-over
the coveted online games audience. Developing new games that not only draw in audiences,
but also keep them engaged is an on-going challenge. Recently we solicited feedback from
more than 150 Akamai global games customers to gain industry insights into the challenges and
opportunities their faced with each day. We would like to share their responses with you.
Leading companies and technology providers are rethinking the fundamental model of analytics, and the contours of a new paradigm are emerging. The new generation of analytics goes beyond Big Data (information that is too large and complex to manipulate without robust software), and the traditional narrow approach of analytics which was restricted to analysing customer and financial data collected from their interactions on social media. Today companies are embracing the social revolution, using real-time technologies to unlock deep insights about customers and others and enable better-informed decisions and richer collaboration in real-time.
Do you know your people as well as you know your customers? Your people’s expectations and the way they work are changing. Employees are more diverse, mobile and technologically savvy than ever before. HR processes are changing from focusing on transactions to knowing and engaging people. Just as sales and marketing teams use data to develop actionable and informed insights about their customers, you need to do the same in HR to know your people. Everything from attracting and keeping the best talent to creating better workplace experiences and increasing employee engagement and productivity, depends on smarter decisions. These in turn rely on more actionable insights. These are only possible through accurate HR data and analytics. They are vital to address the people challenges you face, so you can make smarter decisions. Discover in this guide how to improve visibility of your workforce with data-driven and actionable insights. Ultimately, it will help you know your people better and
In the age of the customer, businesses realize the need to take their big data insights further than they have before, in order to win, serve, and retain their customers. Today’s modern company has more data than ever before and is now looking to derive insights from the data that will help propel it forward. As firms move data analytics to the cloud, there is a new set of challenges and barriers to overcome, but with the help of insights-platforms-as-a-service, companies will be able to innovate with data and drive business forward.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
Every helpdesk agent at every customer support team, anywhere in the world, dreams about Inbox Zero. However as most businesses grows from just a handful of support queries to hundreds of customers chocking the support hotline, they make the mistake of going on a hiring binge to reach that elusive promised land.
The only problem? Hiring more support staff may not be the best way to scale up your customer support. This whitepaper talks about how you can scale your customer support without blindly scaling the team, with tips, ideas and insights like:
- How to puncture the customer support hot-air balloon
- Proactively identifying red flags and overloads
- Top 4 things to know before you hire
- Monitoring, understanding and reporting support trends
- Tips to streamline your support process
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.
How can brands make the most of the growing opportunities offered by location data? Understanding location and its connection to customer behavior is key to gaining full and reliable insights and making efficient change.
HERE is building and sharing real-time location intelligence which reveals why customers make transactions in specific places. HERE’s Open Location Platform contextualizes consumer motivations in the world around them. As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE also shares its own insights into the future of reaching customers on their mobile devices as they travel, including in-car advertising.
Businesses in virtually every industry are using location data to better understand their customers and users. By knowing how people move through and interact with a venue, businesses can gain valuable insights to optimize their locations and engage customers at the point of decision. However, contextual customer information is only as valuable as its accuracy. And when it comes to capitalizing on location data, a meter is worth more than a kilometer.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.
This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.
Delivering exceptional customer experiences has become a key differentiator for top organizations today. Now you can see where your peers and competitors stand in the new Forbes Insights report Data Elevates the Customer Experience. This report is a comprehensive follow-up to an October 2015 preliminary pulse survey conducted among 105 executives of large global organizations. It identifies three categories of organizations – leaders, explorers and laggards – and measures the progress they have made with the data-driven customer experience based on three key pillars: organization (people), openness (data) and orchestration (processes). Read the results, find out where you stand and glean some new ideas from your peers about how to elevate the customer experience.
Does your current software give your business the visibility and flexibility you need to be responsive and competitive, or is outdated software negatively impacting business growth and excellent service?
The retail world is becoming more complex. eCommerce has grown in the U.S.—from $42 billion to $236 billion in the last decade*—and lifestyle shopping is raising customer expectations. Having the right retail management software solution—one that can keep up with your business needs and the increasing pace of technology—is critical.
Given the recent advancements in technology—and higher customer expectations—perhaps it’s time to ask if your retail management software is up to the task of nurturing and managing your growth over the coming decade.
Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. Here are some risks you may face from using outdated software:
1. Excessive labor costs and hiring gaps
2. Operational inefficiencies
3. Insufficient data and insights
To select the best payroll provider possible, who better to ask than your peers? With more than 400,000 reviews from real software users, the G2 Crowd business software review platform will help you confidently make the right choice.
The G2 Crowd payroll report compares how providers rank in terms of customer satisfaction, specific features, industries, and more. To help you evaluate your payroll options, get this FREE copy of the G2 Crowd payroll report (a $599 value).
This exclusive research includes:
· Detailed profiles of 27 payroll providers
· Ranking based on customer feedback
· Assessment of implementation, integration, support, and ease of use
· Actionable insights to help you decide
What do these market-defining trends have in common?
· Analytics for all
· Analytics as competitive differentiator
· Internet of Things
· Artificial intelligence/Machine learning/Cognitive computing
· Real-time analytics/event management
They all rely on data – timely, accurate data delivered within an insightful context – to deliver value. The question is: who in the enterprise is most qualified and prepared to help deliver on the vision and values of the data-driven enterprise?
It’s going to take a special type of professional to deliver that value to enterprises. Organizations are seeking professionals to step forward and take the lead, provide guidance and lend expertise to move into the brave new world of digital. The move to digital and all that it entails – sophisticated data analytics, online customer engagement and digital process efficiency – requires, above all, the skills and knowledge associated with handling data and turning it into insights. The move to digital i
Published By: Dialpad
Published Date: Apr 19, 2016
Today, everything about the way we work has changed. Your employees, customers, and extended ecosystem have greater expectations than ever before, and the voice and unified communication solution you select is one of the most important decisions you can make toward a collaborative, connected, and productive workforce.
This list gives you some of the most important questions to include in an RFP this year, as well as key insights about how these will play out for your business.
The customer experience is critical in today’s fast-paced, demanding world. With so many options at the buyer’s fingertips and the rise of social sharing media, one bad customer experience can haunt an organization. According to” The Forrester Wave™: Dynamic Case Management, Q1 2016” report, in order to improve customer experience, firms must tackle the incident process through smart handling of exceptions, applying analytics for context, and offering real-time and mobile interaction. Here is where dynamic case management (DCM) can be a competitive advantage and Forrester identified 14 of the most significant vendors across 21 criteria in this space with Pegasystems among vendors who lead the pack.
Download this Forrester Wave report to see the full 21-criteria evaluation of the dynamic case
management (DCM) market and gain insight into the 14 most significant software vendors in order to help enterprise architecture (EA) professi