One of the biggest challenges for IT today, is that it is being asked to enable digital transformation and innovation within enterprises but is held back with aging, legacy infrastructure that does not scale and lacks the capabilities the business requires. Watch this video to hear IDC analyst Chandana Gopal’s viewpoint on why organizations need to create a modern B2B integration technology environment.
IDC analyst Chandana Gopal shares the reasons as to why the line of business is critical in helping create a modernized B2B architecture that is scalable, reliable, and can quickly adapt to changing business requirements.
The healthcare payer ecosystem in the United States has changed dramatically over the last decade and is expected to evolve at an even faster pace over the next few years. Many world-class companies involved in healthcare payment processing are finding themselves constrained by their existing information technology infrastructure. The silos that they built around business-to-business (B2B) processing are constraining them, making it difficult to achieve governmental mandates and (more importantly) increase processing efficiency and competitive advantage. Gone are the days of a small set of data following static and simple standards traded between a limited set of organizations.
Gone are the days where the rules for when data is valid versus invalid can expressed in a paragraph or two. Gone are the days when information about a healthcare payment was almost entirely about the "who," "when," and "how much."
Digital transformation initiatives and the need for innovation are causing enterprises to rethink their IT landscapes including business-to-business (B2B) integration. Modern B2B integration is critical for enabling enterprises to achieve goals like increasing revenue, speeding up time to market, and improving efficiencies because these outcomes are dependent on having a successful business network. B2B practitioners have two goals — enable critical business initiatives and control costs — and cloud-based B2B services have been successful in helping enterprises achieve both goals.
IDC interviewed eight IBM clients to understand how their use of IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, part of the IBM B2B Cloud Services portfolio, has impacted their operations and businesses. These organizations reported achieving strong value with IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services, and IDC projects that their investment will yield an average three-year return on investment (ROI) of 308%, or more th
As the volume of data coming into organizations – from both internal and external sources – continues to grow and makes its way across departmental systems in many different formats, there is a critical need to create a single, holistic view of the key data entities in common use across the enterprise. Master Data Management (MDM) aims to accomplish this goal. Not surprisingly, MDM has become a significant priority for global enterprises, with the market expected to triple from $9.4B to $26.8B by 2020 according to analysts.
The reality, though, is that while seemingly everyone is investing heavily in the tools to manage data, few are putting a great enough emphasis on the data itself. And that’s a problem. Poor data quality is said to be costing businesses $3.1 trillion annually – and that’s just in the US alone. The information being put into MDM tools must be mastered first and foremost.
This Executive Summary is the second part of a two-content piece series to help B2B marketing and sales executives understand and optimize the telemarketing landscape as it exists today. We've heard that cold calling is dead, but is it really? Read Part Two and learn how the experts overcome appointment-setting challenges; read your peers' take on what's working in B2B engagement strategies, and get our handy checklist that can help you evaluate B2B lead generation experts for appointment setting, yours included.
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
The move to subscription and recurring
revenue business models is sweeping
both business-to-business (B2B) and
business-to-consumer (B2C) sectors.
There are striking similarities in why—
and how—subscription models lead
to success for companies targeting
businesses or consumers as customers.
But there are also differences, and those
differences show themselves clearly the
impact of billing on customer acquisition
and retention success.
As more and more industries clamor to adopt an Account-Based Marketing program, B2B marketers must re-think how they drive revenue. According to SiriusDecisions, 92% of companies call ABM a B2B must-have—while 84% of B2B marketers say that ABM delivers higher ROI than any other approach. This is good news, but it gets even better. Now you can deliver Account-Based Marketing directly form your Marketing Automation System (MAS) using Demandbase and Oracle Eloqua.
Download this infographic to see how you can optimize your ABM and MAS systems, align with sales, and drive revenue for B2B success.
You can power your online store with more enterprise-level features out of the box than Shopify Plus at a fraction of the cost of Magento.
Find out how BigCommerce can save you from the instability, downtime and never-ending costs in our Ecommerce Comparison Chart.
“Magento was so difficult to work with and nothing operated smoothly. There was bug on top of bug, and glitch on top of glitch. And then, we were told that just to do a version update was going to run up to $10,000, give or take. That was the point we could no longer keep doing that.”
- Jessica McQueen, Founder of Henna Caravan
For many years, the Magento ecommerce platform has been the retail industry go-to running an enterprise online store. However, when most businesses first made Magento their solution of choice, it was the only viable option out there.
Today, Magento is no longer the only option in the mid-market and enterprise retail sectors. SaaS platforms like BigCommerce have disrupted this market, allowing for deep customization, unlimited products, industry-leading average uptime of 99.99% and 100% during Cyber Week, 24/7 support, one-click application integration, and seamless product updates. All for a fraction of the cost.
Learn the five more critical differences between the two leading platforms in this white paper.
Are you getting the most out of your ecommerce platform, for the best price?
In this Ecommerce Comparison Chart, find out how Magento, Shopify Plus, and BigCommerce compare. See who checks the box for important keys features, security, and support, and learn what each pricing plan includes.
How does your ecommerce platform stack up?
To find the right ecommerce platform, Freund Containers spent years of research and hours evaluating a wide variety of qualifiers on different platforms. To solve their problems, they created an on-premise-like customizations for their B2B business saving money and time.
“The open API and the use of custom fields makes BigCommerce extremely flexible and the platform can do virtually anything you want it to do.”
Chris Hiller, General Manager, Freund Container
Read their story.
Published By: Magento
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
Discover 3 tips for transforming your digital experience. Customer expectations are changing the face of B2B commerce. How are you meeting your customers' demands? Discover three tips for transforming your B2B commerce experience.
Highlights from this whitepaper, include:
An omnichannel strategy for B2B commerce
Modifying sales models to meet demands
Integrating content for growth
Download this whitepaper to learn more!
Published By: TradeGecko
Published Date: Aug 15, 2018
2018 is going to a big year for wholesale distribution. Thanks to constant advancements in B2B technologies and capabilities, wholesale is fast catching up with retail, through omnichannel selling, digitalization and global online marketplaces, amongst others.
So, what do these predictions mean for the APAC wholesale market? As buyers come to expect instant, sophisticated and customised service as standard, wholesale businesses will need to embrace technologies that allow them to provide a customer experience on par with B2C.
Download this eBook to understand the most important trends in wholesale distribution in APAC.