Published By: Workday
Published Date: Oct 13, 2017
This new Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report sponsored by Workday explores companies’ strongest catalysts for change, as well as desired business outcomes. The study looks at how the C-suite is driving successful change within the midmarket and integrating systems to improve planning and collaboration.
This paper reveals a direct link between cloud computing and business agility-how business outcomes are associated with agility, the role of IT for agile companies and the importance of cloud computing to business leaders.
When driving any major change within an organization, strategy and execution are intrinsic to a project’s success. Nevertheless, closing the gap between strategy and execution remains a challenge for many organizations, as explored in a recent Process Excellence Network report: “Shift Business Excellence Into High Gear: Drive Strategic Performance Through Process
Excellence.” Companies tend to focus more on execution than strategy for quick results, instead of taking the time needed to understand the parts that make up the whole, so the right execution plan can be put in place to deliver the best outcomes.
A large part of closing this gap is understanding that business operations don’t fit neatly within the traditional organizational hierarchy. Business processes are often messy, collaborative
efforts that span people, departments and systems, making them difficult to manage within a hierarchical structure. Business process management (BPM) helps by redefining an
Companies are facing more complex challenges than ever, requiring a variety of disciplines to come together to set a future vision and strategy. Historically, says Alec Binder, director, advisory at KPMG, these challenges have been treated as technology problems that can be solved simply by buying a better platform or solution.
However, as explained in Part 1 of this series on KPMG’s Technology Strategy and Selection (TSS) framework, that outlook often does not drive the outcomes or the value that companies are expecting. For large transformations, a business-driven, technology-support effort is becoming an imperative, not a nice-to-have. The modular approach of the TSS framework allows for the right services and business ideas to be brought in seamlessly and holistically — toward setting a future vision and choosing technology that truly drives change.
Published By: Oco, Inc.
Published Date: Apr 18, 2008
The business intelligence (BI) “boom” of the 1990s was something BIG: big projects designed to give big companies with big budgets a competitive advantage. And while BI delivered big returns for some companies, for others it was nothing but a big headache. An estimated 50% of all data warehousing projects failed to meet their goals. Why? Because many companies underestimated just how big an undertaking BI really was.
This paper begins with an examination of BYOPC and its shortcomings. It closes with a look toward the future – Consumerization – and how cloud and web services are combining to finally deliver on the advantage of the new realities of BYOD.
Automated application quality assurance and testing are fundamental to the delivery of the service levels and managed risks that are essential to delivering business outcomes you can depend on. In this context, CA’s mainframe Application Quality Management and Testing Tools send very strong messages: the tools are being actively developed and, where appropriate, integrated with equivalent tools on the distributed platforms, to help companies deliver holistic, automated, business services.
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.
In this webinar, Dr. Steven A. Schroeder and Dr. John R. Hughes address the unique challenges of nicotine addiction and why a specialized, evidence-based approach is essential for generating positive outcomes.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Sep 16, 2014
Download this case study to learn how a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) partners with Allscripts to improve overall clinical results, meet Meaningful Use and earn an estimated $6.3 million in incentive funding.
"The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of the nation’s most popular attractions, a Top 10 Zagat-rated Zoo, and a Top Zoo for Children according to Parent’s Magazine. Each year, more than 1.3 million people visit its 71-acre site, which is home to more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species. Although the Zoo is a non-profit organization and is partially subsidized by Hamilton County, more than two thirds of its $26 million annual budgetis generated through its own fundraising
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Sep 22, 2014
Download this case study to learn why Comprehensive Cardiology in Langhorne, PA engaged Allscripts to help save time, increase efficiency, reduce costs and make their vision of a community health network a reality.
Workiva commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic ImpactTM study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Wdesk for Controls Management. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Wdesk on their organizations and how it can be leveraged to optimize the processes necessary to deliver Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance.
This in-depth financial summary finds a 238% three-year, risk-adjusted ROI for a large auto parts retailer. Key outcomes include reduced the effort required to formulate and update processes and controls for SOX compliance resulting in a three-year benefit of $190,568, and simplified audit efforts with improved audit trails in financial controls, delivering three-year present value benefits of $128,965.
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Until recently, Manhattan Associates had used a traditional secondary storage solution to manage its large and rapidly expanding data footprint of ~1PB. Designed for traditional workflows, the company’s IT team realized it had become cost prohibitive to add features to their existing environment to support their VM level backups. Like most traditional storage options, the existing solution did not scale-out linearly, and complicated the environment by creating silos. With Cohesity’s scale-out architecture, the team was able to start small and grow their Cohesity environment on the go, yet keep it unified and simple. See how Manhanttan Associates achieved operational efficiency and lowered their TCO by supporting VM data protection, supporting native integration with the public cloud and providing simple converged solution for data protection, target storage and files. Get the case study.
With customer analytics-including predictive analytics, social analytics, business intelligence, and decision management-companies are empowered to improve the customer experience and maximize business outcomes by being proactive, rather than reactive. Comments made in social channels about a perceived problem with a checkout tool on a company's website, for example, can alert company decision-makers about a potential issue before it hits the contact center.
In this webcast we will explore how you can deliver services and improve outcomes for your citizens through cross program care coordination and collaboration. This coordination and collaboration is enabled by the extensive use of data, resources and a single view of the citizen which in turn helps improve decision-making, problem-solving and program implementation.
Reducing costs is still a primary reason companies turn to Software as a Service (SaaS). But those at the front of the pack, like cloud leaders in general, are discovering how SaaS can help them achieve a much broader and more strategic goal—unlocking competitive advantage. These cloud leaders, called Pacesetters, are finding the reduced TCO is only the beginning of advantages offered by SaaS. Read this paper to learn how and why reducing TCO is just the beginning of the benefits offered by SaaS.
Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape, and the conversation around adopting cloud technology has progressed from “if” to “when.” Enterprises are showing strong interest in outsourced (“public”) cloud offerings that can help them reduce costs and increase business agility. These cloud services offer enormous economic benefits but they also pose significant potential risks for enterprises that must safeguard corporate information assets while complying with a myriad of industry and government regulations.
Read this white paper to find out what Symantec is doing help to bridge the gap to cloud computing!