The term outsourcing can have a negative connotation,
conjuring images of layoffs and relocating jobs to third parties
in remote locations. However, outsourcing can take many
forms, and finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) does
not always mean the displacing of the finance back office.
Specifically, FAO leverages digital technology to complement
and support the back office, streamlining processes while
providing enhanced transaction processing, reporting and
analytics capabilities. It also allows key resources to focus on
strategy, analysis and decision-making.
How does a transport authority to provide the safest and most efficient road network possible? How does it ensure the supply of data on road closures, accidents and disruptive events used in its decision-making is of the highest quality? This ebook examines the process used by HERE Technologies to produce industry-leading traffic content.
As the foremost global provider of traffic incident information, HERE is well placed to help transport authorities exceed expectations as it produces evermore precise and granular data around the incidents that impact traffic flow.
By making use of the right technology, transportation and logistics (T&L) companies can reinvent their industry with superior customer service, increased revenues, and reduced costs.
This whitepaper looks at the obstacles facing the T&L industry and examines how fleet planning and trip analysis software businesses can help by enabling faster and smarter data-driven decision-making.
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes) HERE can help T&L companies improve fleet management.
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The diversity and bureaucratic nature of government agencies have complicated communication for decades. But today digital technologies offer a path to connectivity and information sharing that could help break the gridlock. Innovative mobile and field force automation (FFA) technologies are helping state and federal government agencies break down the walls that hindered cooperation and decision making between offices and field personnel.
This document is designed to help ensure that your mobile device platform selection and processes provide the power, reliability, and flexibility you need to achieve your mission — in the office, in the field, or ten flights up in the air.
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What does it take to thrive in a digital world? A strong, strategic relationship with customers; data that supports confident decision-making; and an end-to-end SCM and ERP platform that brings it all together. See how industry leaders do it.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
"Unlike other business disciplines (CRM, ERP, HR), cybersecurity lacks clear business metrics that help frame decision-making in language the C-suite and board easily understand. To evaluate which metrics matter most, Tenable commissioned Ponemon Institute to study the effects of cyber risk on business operations. The study, which surveyed 2,410 IT and infosec decision-makers in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Mexico and Japan.
Download the report now to:
-See why organizations are vulnerable to multiple cyber attacks. Compare your own practices for measuring the business costs of cyber risk against those of peers in six countries.
-Explore the seven key reasons why organizations struggle to evaluate the business impact of cyber events.
-Get five tips, based on the research, that you can use today to start improving your ability to mitigate cyber risks in your own organization."
Influencing the five-plus decision-makers responsible for a major business-to-business purchase decision can feel like an impossibility. B2B Marketing, in conjunction with leading full-service global B2B agency gyro, set out to find the truths about today’s group dynamics.
While it is easy for marketers to be distracted by the power of data and technology, a new report reminds us what really drives business decisions: feelings. A new study conducted by the Financial Times Commercial Insight Group and gyro asked more than 300 FT readers across the globe to express what feelings are crucial for creating successful business relationships.
The role of FP&A professionals during the first two weeks of the month entails rushing for month closure, gathering data sets, reports, and scrutinizing, processing and analyzing data in Excel workbooks in discussion with the top management. Increasing revenues, optimizing costs, and aligning with the overall business strategy are a few familiar goals laid down for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. These goals trickle down from finance leaders who are under constant pressure to provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis to support effective decision making. Read on to know how can digitizing FP&A help the finance team to make more robust decisions and be a key part of the finance transformation.
An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
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.
Published By: BitGravity
Published Date: Dec 17, 2009
This paper outlines the seven essential buying criteria that every decision-maker needs to consider when making a decision on a video delivery provider. These buying criteria are shared across the gamut of small, video-centric startups and established, familiar media giants.
Published By: Zynapse
Published Date: Jun 16, 2010
Data Governance has emerged as the point of convergence for people, technology and process in order to manage the crucial data (information) of an enterprise. This is a vital link in the overall ongoing data management process for it maintains the quality of data and makes it available to a wide range of decision making hierarchy across an organization
To improve safety and mobility across its 5,600km road network, the City of Toronto forged a partnered with HERE Technologies for the provision of traffic, incident, and historical traffic data.
Access to this data allows the city authority to see exactly what’s happening on its roads and more easily and affectively run studies on improvement projects.
This case study details how HERE Technologies enabled the City of Toronto’s transportation team to:
Work smarter with comprehensive network coverage and accurate data to aid analysis
Examine the impact of city projects without significant forward planning or expenditure
Ensure travel volume models used to drive decision making are calibrated to represent real-world truths
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: May 15, 2018
Your employees, customers, and partners need the ability to connect and collaborate, at any time, from any location—across time zones or simply across the conference table.
And those workplaces are expanding faster than ever, powered by mobile and cloud usage that makes virtual meetings essential. With scalable and secure voice, video, and content sharing, real-time collaboration can happen anywhere. Staying connected can lead to improved productivity and faster decision-making, as well as better customer service. But only if the technology offers a seamless experience and is intuitive enough to drive user adoption. While the need for better meetings is universal, not all conferencing tools are the same.
Choosing the wrong tool could actually decrease productivity by wasting valuable meeting time troubleshooting the technology, or by providing a negative experience that will deter users from embracing it. This is especially true in situations where poor meeting quality could impact
SAP Jam is a cloud-based social software platform that transforms the way people work by bringing together people, data, and decision-making capabilities when and where workers need them. In this Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study commissioned by SAP, learn about the potential return on investment you can realize by deploying SAP Jam.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
Enterprises are looking to innovations like big data, cloud-based services and mobile apps to improve decision making and accelerate business results. But legacy IT implementations—independent compute, storage and networking platforms, veneered with a hypervisor— often can’t deliver on the increased agility, scalability and price performance demands of this new era of IT.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Digital transformation (DX) — a technology-driven business strategy — enables firms to gain or expand their competitive differentiation by embracing data-driven decision-making processes, whether for increasing operational efficiencies, developing new products and services, increasing customer satisfaction and retention, or getting a better intelligence on the market.
Big Data and analytics (BDA) applications form the foundation for enterprisewide digital transformation initiatives.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Offices aren’t productivity factories anymore—they’re collaboration centers where individuals and groups can develop their best ideas. That means building out an office takes a whole new approach, and it isn’t just about using aesthetics and shiny toys to attract top talent (although that is part of it). Successful offices are functional tools that bring technology and people together so they can do their best work. Cisco® Collaboration tools bring people together to speed the decision-making process and help you execute on your most innovative ideas while cutting operational waste. Bring Cisco Collaboration to your workplace and create a workplace that works.
Businesses today expect finance to play an extended role across departments, including IT, human resources, compliance, operations, sales, marketing, and most importantly, corporate strategy.To successfully deliver on this role, the finance function needs to play a bigger and visible role in real-time decision making and continuous planning. This report explores how, using cloud and analytics, finance leaders can leapfrog a few generations of technology and offer mature analytical feature/functionality and skills to the entire organization.
When determining which investments to make in their technology infrastructure, organizations will often choose to make no changes at all. While this decision avoids short-term costs and business disruption, it often simply delays the inevitable—even making it worse.
The cost of doing nothing is expensive in the long term. This report—from the independent researchers at Aberdeen Group—outlines the reasons distributors choose not to upgrade enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and cautions against this approach, supplying detailed research that illustrates the benefits of keeping your systems current.
Download this report to learn how a new or improved ERP system can help get you the information you need to make informed decisions and act more efficiently, improving overall company performance.
Oracle commissioned Forrester to interview 498 marketing decision-makers from across the US and Europe, finding that most companies are in the process of evolving marketing practices, but on average they are only about halfway to the goal of becoming customer obsessed or modern marketers. Read all the results. Get the report.
Amazon Redshift Spectrum—a single service that can be used in conjunction with other Amazon services and products, as well as external tools—is revolutionizing the way data is stored and queried, allowing for more complex analyses and better decision making.
Spectrum allows users to query very large datasets on S3 without having to load them into Amazon Redshift. This helps address the Scalability Dilemma—with Spectrum, data storage can keep growing on S3 and still be processed. By utilizing its own compute power and memory, Spectrum handles the hard work that would normally be done by Amazon Redshift. With this service, users can now scale to accommodate larger amounts of data than the cluster would have been capable of processing with its own resources.