Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of SAP S/4HANA on their organizations. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed several customers with experience using SAP S/4HANA.
Read the study to learn how Forrester concluded that SAP S/4HANA provides an ROI of 349%.
Virtualization is rapidly changing the way business IT operates, from small local businesses to multinational corporations. If you are reading this, chances are good that your company is already taking advantage of virtualization’s benefits.
Virtualization means that a single underlying piece of hardware, such as a server, runs multiple guest operating systems to create virtual machines, or VMs, with each of them being oblivious to the others. An administrative application, such as VMware, manages the sharing process, allocating hardware resources, memory, and CPU time to each VM as needed. And all applications look at this software construct exactly as if it were a real, physical server — even the VM thinks it’s a real server!
Virtualization makes good financial sense. It enables a single server to offer multiple capabilities that otherwise would require separate servers. It includes native high availability features, so you don’t have to use any more complex clustering tools. This ab
Today’s smart computers can beat board game champions, master video games, and learn to recognize cats. No wonder artificial intelligence has captured the imaginations of business and IT leaders. And indeed, AI is starting to transform processes in established industries, from retail to financial services to manufacturing. Read this guide from Google Cloud and learn how you can unlock the transformational power of information and get useful insights from a vast and complex landscape of data.
Modern solutions like CA PPM continue to raise the bar above last-generation IT demand management tools, continuously providing new features to ease the burden of the PMO, the financial manager, the resource manager and the product manager.
In the last few years, new vendors looking to exploit the large and increasingly influential project and portfolio management (PPM) market have developed modules that “snap” into their SaaS platforms. These vendors claim their tools are easy to install, easy to manage and save customers money. It sounds too good to be true. And for most organizations, it is.
Carefully consider whether you need a PPM solution that is only capable of providing low-level functionality for the project manager, or if your organization could benefit from PPM technology that provides 360-degree optics across your organization, delivers actionable business intelligence and enables extensive modeling and forecasting capabilities to make data-driven business decisions.
At a Glance
Today’s workforce has grown accustomed to using personal technologies that make communication easy and simplify their lives. But many enterprise tools haven’t kept pace. Most current project and portfolio management solutions fail to provide simple ways of performing everyday tasks. They don’t facilitate contextual communication that would help to solve problems, and they lack key functionality: the ability to narrow the focus to relevant data, to drill down for additional information and to efficiently forecast financials and model outcomes.
Download this whitepaper now to see how CA PPM brings more value to your business by providing 15 key features that remain unaddressed by other products on the market today.
Reconstructing resource management tools to simplify tasks, drive collaboration and facilitate action.
People who use technologies at home expect the same ease of use and intuitiveness for the tools they use in the workplace. But enterprise tools aren’t keeping up with the pace of change. Many product and portfolio management (PPM) solutions force resource managers to create entire workflows or navigate through multiple screens just to see the fundamental component of resource management—what their people are working on.
Resource managers also cite shortcomings such as no simple way to perform everyday tasks, communicate in context with others, drill down into key information, narrow the field of resources and forecast financials and model outcomes.
The latest version of CA Project & Portfolio Management facilitates core financial activities with the ease and familiarity of a spreadsheet.
Two years ago, CA began to reevaluate how organizations were leveraging their project and portfolio management solutions. Our goal was to identify ways CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) could better serve every user, from project, resource and financial managers to executive decision makers and team members.
CA PPM 15.3 simplifies the job of the financial manager with Microsoft Excel®-like functionality, embedded communication and collaboration features, and direct links to the industry’s most popular reporting and business intelligence tools.
Financial management is the heart of project delivery, so why do so many people get it wrong?
Sure, there are some projects that have to be done for regulatory reasons, and there will be a small percentage of initiatives that fall into the speculative category, but sooner or later the projects an organization delivers have to generate a return on investment (ROI).
The old adage is that we manage what we measure. If we aren’t measuring financial information properly, how can we hope to manage our investments effectively?
To learn more about how CA Project & Portfolio Management supports financial management, download today.
Published By: Elementum
Published Date: Sep 03, 2018
While everyone is scrambling to make sure their income statements reflect a profitable year by squeezing procurement costs, it’s actually the balance sheet that tells the full story of long term financial health.
This report outlines the reasons that organizations choose not to upgrade ERP solutions, and
cautions against this approach, by supplying research that illustrates the benefits of keeping
your ERP current and up-to-date.
The financial services industry has unique challenges that often prevent it from achieving its strategic goals. The keys to solving these issues are hidden in machine data—the largest category of big data—which is both untapped and full of potential.
Download this white paper to learn:
*How organizations can answer critical questions that have been impeding business success
*How the financial services industry can make great strides in security, compliance and IT
*Common machine data sources in financial services firms
IBM Planning Analytics Local is the on-premises version of the planning solution built on the powerful, in-memory OLAP engine of IBM TM1. It automates your planning, budgeting and forecasting, and helps you link operational tactics with financial plans.
IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1, is the fast, flexible, planning solution that helps you align financial plans with corporate objectives linked to operational tactics and market events. In this quick, 10- minute guided demo, you’ll get hands-on experience with IBM Planning Analytics by building a revenue plan.
You’ll play the role of a financial planner and learn how to:
• Create a revenue plan in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace
• Adjust the plan by increasing sales by 20% through an online channel
• Review the impact of your changes on net profit
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.
Every financial services firm understands the importance of data. More is better. Sooner is better. Accessing it, understanding it, and taking advantage of it before the competition is better.
In the mid-2000s, Financial Services was the first industry to strongly adopt data virtualization as a disruptive, new technology for accessing and integrating more data, faster and more easily than ever before.
Buy and sell side groups at the largest institutions led the charge, followed soon after by risk management and compliance units. The leading mutual fund providers, along with hedge funds, led the next wave of adoption. In recent years, commercial banks and insurers have accelerated their use of data virtualization. And today, analyst firms such as Gartner, Inc. and Forrester project continued data virtualization adoption for both first-time use at new firms and expanded deployments at existing sites.
This whitepaper provides 10 examples of TIBCO Data Virtualization enabled application
"Many financial services firms have automated the vast majority of key processes and customer experiences. However, the “last mile” of most transactions – completing the agreement– far too often relies on the same inefficient pen-and-paper processes of yesteryear.
Digitising agreements using DocuSign lets you keep processes digital from end to end. Completing transactions no longer requires documents to be printed and shipped, and re-keyed on the back end.
Read the whitepaper to learn how leading financial services organisations use straight-through processing by automating the last mile of business transactions to:
- Speed processes by 80% or more, often going from days or weeks to just minutes
- Reduce NIGO by anywhere from 55% to 93%
- Achieve a 300% average ROI "
Learn more Salesforce and Amazon Web Services at http://amzn.to/2zhcn1v.
Building and releasing cutting-edge applications quickly can be difficult when you lack proper tooling and integrated customer data. Salesforce Heroku delivers a cloud-native, developer-friendly platform that streamlines application development by integrating formerly siloed customer data and removing the burden of infrastructure management, allowing developers to focus their attention solely on creating customer-centric applications. Join the upcoming webinar to hear how the Financial Times builds customer-driven applications with faster cycle times with Heroku and AWS.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
For many years, large corporations have employed financial planning and analysis professionals to oversee budgeting, planning, forecasting and analysis. But the sea-change in technology, data and the competitive landscape is having a sustained impact on the FP&A function as it transforms from a predominately budgeting function to a forward-focussed strategic contributor.
Now, as new cloud technology makes implementing modern FP&A quicker and cheaper, the function has become more accessible to medium-sized, or even smaller, organisations. There is a nascent but growing realisation that this corner of the finance function should be demanding more of an organisation’s attention, large or small, because having accurate and timely visibility, further into the future, could mean the difference between success and failure in today’s highly uncertain and volatile business environment.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
The response to possible bank card fraud is one of the most important factors affecting the relationship that customers have with their bank. For customer-centric financial institutions who issue millions of bank cards, any instance of possible fraud is both a business risk to be managed and an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.
Published By: Cylance
Published Date: Jul 02, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are rapidly moving beyond the realms of academia and speculative fiction to enter the commercial mainstream, with innovative products that utilize AI transforming how we access and leverage information. AI is also becoming strategically important to national defense and in securing our critical financial, energy, intelligence, and communications infrastructures against state-sponsored cyberattacks. According to an October 2016 report issued by the federal government’s National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology (NSTCC), “AI has important applications in cybersecurity, and is expected to play an increasing role for both defensive and offensive cyber measures.” Based on this projection, the NSTCC has issued a National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan to guide federally-funded research and development. The era of AI has most definitely arrived, but many still don’t understand the basics of this im
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