The challenges facing industrial companies grow more daunting by the day. Globalization, energy markets that change in real time, variations in materials and prices, aging of the industrial workforce, inability to attract the next generation of Talent, and difficult regulatory pressures have all contributed to an extremely stressful industrial business environment. Fortunately, the right automation system can now offer cutting-edge packaging solutions for meeting at least three of these challenges.
Published By: Concur ENT
Published Date: May 11, 2018
VAT rules can be complex, HMRC – a gauntlet. In this eBook, we demystify some of the facts around
compliance, tax and expense management.
The British economy has gone from boom to bust. The recession followed by a long period of austerity
and caution has altered spending behaviours while the government has increasingly cracked down
on tax evasion and fraud. HMRC has become more focused on assisting businesses of all sizes to
comply with their policies and implement good governance when it comes to finances.
Nevertheless, the reality can sometimes be confusing and the penalties for getting it wrong – severe.
Many businesses outsource their tax management to experts or muddle through, running the risk of
non-compliance. There’s a real need for unambiguous, helpful advice about expenses, VAT and
We’ve created this guide to help shine some light on the processes, practices and behaviours around
tax and expenses based on some of the frequently asked questions we receive. Wh
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Struggling to adopt new technologies and deliver real-time information?
Replacing your aging, on-premise solutions with cloud-based ERP systems can turn these
challenges into opportunities for your government organization.
Read the SmartFocus whitepaper to learn more about the benefits of cloud-based
systems, such as:
• Real-time analytics for better decision-making
• Faster deployment and ROI than on-premise solutions
• More time to focus on strategic initiatives
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
This report is a must-have for all service-oriented organizations considering a PSA solution.
Examining the survey responses of 68 billable organizations, this detailed report gives you a holistic
understanding of the benefits PSA can offer companies like yours.
Read the report to see how PSA provides the real-time visibility to improve your productivity and profit.
You can succeed in your digital transfomation and deliver applications and services faster, better, and safely.
How? With Enterprise Agile Delivery. Enterprise Agile Delivery brings a wealth of benefits to organizations and can be adopted by any Agile hybrid framework: SAFe, LESS, Nexus as well as Agile/lean frameworks like Scrum and Kanban.
Yet to achieve Eneterprise Agile Delivery, enterprises need an easy to use modern ALM tool for quick and successful onboarding. Download this white paper to understand how the right solution will help you:
› Strategiaclly align feature releases and backlogs with your overall business strategy
› Identify and prioritize dev and test activities with visibility into project waves and portfolios
› Make data-based decisons for safe releases with real-time insights and multidimensional views into delivery risks
› Sync business, dev, QA and release teams around shared objectives with automated coordination and communication
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
What if the cloud could radically improve your customer’s experience, your operations, and your bottom line? There’s a reason why many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud for contact centers.
This eBook, focuses on two profiles for small contact centers, small business and small of large - a small contact center that is part of a much larger enterprise. Get key insights from independent market research that will help you make a case to take your customer communications platform to the cloud. With the right solution, your business can benefit from enterprise-quality capabilities at a price you can afford. And you can realize a return on investment in as little as three months!
Download this eBook and learn:
• How to calculate ROI and time-to-value in different types of small contact center profiles
• What factors to consider when selecting a cloud vendor
• Three common myths about the cloud
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: May 14, 2018
" For any business that wants to successfully compete in today’s digital economy, it is not a question of if but rather how much of their business will be done with cloud applications.
A cloud application is one with many endpoints including browsers, mobile devices,
and/or machines that are geographically distributed. The application is intensely transactional (high velocity reads and/or writes), always available, and instantaneously responsive no matter the number of users or machines using the application.
Download this free white paper and explore how DataStax customers are delivering real-time value at epic scale with their cloud applications. Explore the core database requirements that make businesses successful with cloud applications, which include continuous availability, linear scale, and geographic distribution."
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: May 14, 2018
The data management practices of old will no longer work. If you’re still trying to use a centralized approach, you are probably finding it difficult to keep up with the real-time demands of the Right-Now Economy. This special Gartner report describes the main drivers for modernizing data management — operational efficiency and analytics — and explains why balancing connecting data with collecting data will be a fundamental requirement for modern data management moving forward.
Marketing and technology partners must collaborate as never before in order to delight and engage customers “in the moment.” Previously stove-piped functions are starting to work together to take a holistic approach to create great digital experiences at enterprise scale, but organizations see the need for more work to create relevant, integrated digital customer experiences in real time.IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to discover how developers and marketers are working together to provide customers exceptional digital experiences reliably, quickly, and seamlessly.The study found that while the mandate to collaborate has been heard, there is still work to be done to move to the next level and put in place technology, processes, and culture to create digital customer experience in real time.
Thrill customers and empower employees with omni-channel, socially-infused digital experiences to drive better business outcomes
IBM Customer Experience Suite features rich, integrated capabilities for managing web content, rich-media assets, real-time social communications, robust customer self-service capabilities, business analytics and mobile device delivery
IBM Employee Experience Suite enables employees to easily find and share relevant information across multiple platforms, diverse geographies with multiple languages, and within the context of business applications
Experience IBM Watson Order Optimizer
How can retailers efficiently leverage inventory from one channel to serve another without breaking the bank?
See how IBM Watson Order Optimizer helps Fulfillment, Operations, and Inventory:
Gain a holistic view of omni-channel operations across different functional areas
Optimize in real-time against multiple, competing business objectives
Utilize inventory at its most profitable price point
Make better fulfillment decisions with cognitive insights
Digital transformation is a reality for marketers that is wrapped in both opportunities and headaches. Marketers understand the choices and expectations that their customers now have, and they are up for the challenge. But marketers also have many obstacles to overcome to deliver the consistently good, timely and engaging customer experience, across devices, that customers demand.
The good news is that the marketing technology industry is rapidly evolving to address these challenges. And in the same way that consumers have an abundance of choices, marketers also have many options when it comes to choosing partners to help. But where to start, and how to choose the right partners?
We all know the wisdom of monitoring familiar key performance indicators (KPIs). Turns, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), sales, inventory measures, and other metrics will tell you how your business is faring—and that’s pretty important if you want to keep your hardware store in business.
However, just staying in business isn’t enough in a rapidly evolving retail world, so achieving improved KPI results is essential.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll learn about eight easy-to-use tools that go beyond traditional KPIs to quickly improve business results, including:
• Reviewing store-to-store sales
• Identifying your top 100 items
• Monitoring excess inventory
• Viewing items with cost change and no retail change
Learn more about these tools, and discover what else you can do to improve your KPI results by downloading this Epicor eBook. Download now and go beyond retail KPIs.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Once you've designed and secured your Global Transit Network, are you done? Are you ready to hand day-to-day responsibility over to an operations team? Or, are there other elements you need to ensure that the day-to-day operation of your transit hub is efficient and effective?
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, demonstrate the best practices they've gleaned from working with operations teams, all who require:
• Visibility: Do you have a way to centrally view your network, see performance bottlenecks, control security policies, and set other configuration details?
• Deep Analytics: Can you easily gather performance and audit data and export it to Splunk, DataDog, or other advanced reporting tools?
• Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Do you have a real-time view of network health, and how easily can you access the data needed to locate and fix issues?
• Alert Management: When issues do occur, what r
Whether you are running fleet maintenance using standalone software, pen and paper, or logging detailed spreadsheets, you may be missing a critical piece – the ability to receive real-time data from vehicles. That’s where telematics comes to play.
There are hundreds of factors, both expected and unexpected, that could upend your day-to-day maintenance operations resulting in costly vehicle downtime and missed routes. While you can manage fleet preventive maintenance manually, investing in a software solution can automate much of the oversight and management process for fleet maintenance.
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.
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.
Distributed systems enable different areas of a business to build specific applications to support their needs and drive insight and innovation. While great for the business, this new normal can result in development inefficiencies when the same systems are reimplemented multiple times. This free e-book provides repeatable, generic patterns, and reusable components to make developing reliable systems easier and more efficient—so you can free your time to focus on core development of your app.
In this 160–page e-book, you’ll find:
An introduction to distributed system concepts.
Reusable patterns and practices for building distributed systems.
Exploration of a platform for integrating applications, data sources, business partners, clients, mobile apps, social networks, and Internet of Things devices.
Event-driven architectures for processing and reacting to events in real time.
Additional resources for learning more about containers and container orchestration systems.
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Make sure you’re getting the most out of your data and the artificial intelligence (AI) technologies available. Read the e-book, Six cloud data challenges solved for app developers and get actionable answers. Learn the best approach when faced with six familiar data scenarios:
Keeping track of essentials such as scalability and availability.
Making sure your app delivers consistent service to multiple customers.
Delivering data in real time, across the globe, without the complexities of multiple datacenters.
Creating actionable insights from big data.
Incorporating artificial intelligence into your apps.
Locking down security while building in the cloud.
Data integration (DI) may be an old technology, but it is far from extinct. Today, rather than being done on a batch basis with internal data, DI has evolved to a point where it needs to be implicit in everyday business operations. Big data – of many types, and from vast sources like the Internet of Things – joins with the rapid growth of emerging technologies to extend beyond the reach of traditional data management software. To stay relevant, data integration needs to work with both indigenous and exogenous sources while operating at different latencies, from real time to streaming. This paper examines how data integration has gotten to this point, how it’s continuing to evolve and how SAS can help organizations keep their approach to DI current.
This white paper examines the true costs associated with the Tagging of websites to implement and track the performance of online marketing technologies such as web analytics, display ad serving and search marketing. This research was conducted by TagMan, a smart container tag with real-time attribution and web-page acceleration.