HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
Eli Lilly Japan has numerous large and valuable brands, including
Humalog and Trulicity. When launching new products, Eli Lilly wants
customer—health care providers (HCP) and patients—to have the best
possible experiences. This means delivering products that go “beyond
the pill.” By embedding its drugs into holistic offerings while leveraging
digital channels, real-world evidence, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and
automation, Eli Lilly Japan aims to transform customer engagement,
leading to competitive advantage and improved patients’ health
Published By: Aberdeen
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
To remain competitive, manufacturers must focus on achieving new growth while driving down costs. Key to achieving this is greater flexibility and a dramatic upturn in operational efficiency across the manufacturing process. One area ripe for improvement is intralogistics transportation.
Many manufacturers still rely on autonomous guide vehicles (AGVs) to undertake repetitive transport tasks; but, rigid in nature, they do not support today’s demand-driven, dynamic manufacturing environments. Intelligent autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), like SEIT* from Milvus Robotics, offer a viable and cost-effective alternative.
This solution brief describes how to solve business challenges through investment in innovative technologies.
There’s never been a more urgent need for comprehensive security and surveillance solutions. GeoVision Inc. has built its business on helping meet this need, providing digital and networked video surveillance solutions to customers in 110 countries. To succeed in its highly competitive and fast-changing industry, GeoVision must always be on the lookout for ways to give its customers leading-edge performance. Find out how GeoVision is working closely with Intel to maximize the performance of the hardware using the tools in Intel® System Studio, a comprehensive development tool suite to optimize the computer vision and deep learning workloads.
After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
Rich, real-time location intelligence enables third-party logistics (3PL) companies to deliver pinpoint accuracy and offer superior service, which ultimately means higher volumes, better timelines and more competitive budgets.
This ebook looks at seven specific ways in which location data is being used by 3PL companies to enable more accurate fleet routing, precise tracking of vehicles and the ability to meet increasingly demanding customer expectations.
As the world’s leading location platform in 2018 (Source: Ovum and Counterpoint Research annual indexes), HERE can help 3PL companies develop key competitive advantages.
Comdata Group is one of the world's largest business process outsourcing (BPO) providers. It operates hundreds of call-centers around the globe, with tens of thousands of employees offering, a variety of services, including sales and customer service.
In a competitive BPO market, Comdata was looking for ways to increase the productivity and efficiency of its agents. It looked for a unified solution that would successfully engage employees, drive higher accountability and better focus them on their performance.
Using Gameffective's platform, Comdata deployed gamified, real-time performance management. This process provides employees with the ability and motivation to self-track their performance against goals and benchmarks, and offers just-in-time coaching based on their needs. The results were impressive: 12% increase in sales per hour, and significant reductions in both new-hire learning curves and in ongoing training time.
Read the case study to learn how Comdata:
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
eCommerce offers consumers new ways to interact with traditional retailers, resulting in changed consumer preferences – 63% of customers today would switch brands for a better connected experience, and 75% want personalized offers based on purchase history. Traditional retailers need to consider how to build a new digital retail platform strategy within their business models to engage with consumers and help maintain their competitive edge.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
A 4-step strategy for retailers to build a retail digital platform strategy with APIs.
The role APIs can play in optimizing consumer journey personalization and creating new revenue channels.
How a leading fast food company created a unified consumer experience by adopting a platform-based business model.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 23, 2019
In today’s competitive landscape, businesses need to make decisions quickly in order to respond to rapidly changing customer preferences and nimble competitors; whether it’s a new business strategy, a new business process, or a new market offering, businesses are competing on speed and agility.
The overwhelming majority of today’s business and IT leaders understand digital transformation is necessary to maintain leverage amid constantly changing customer preferences. They also have a clear picture of their desired end state—exemplified by leaders like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. However, only a small minority of have a clear understanding of the path they need to lead the market.
In this paper you’ll learn:
How to build digital transformation into the root of your company with a practical, natural, and tested blueprint.
Best practices from over 1,600 enterprises to transform your strategy, organization, and technology from the ground up.
Actionable next steps to start your journ
Finding the right IT service provider is not as simple as it may seem. Choosing a service provider based exclusively on low price may be good for your bottom line, but may fall short on delivering the right level of IT expertise and resource scalability for long-term advantage.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
For financial business leaders and other c-level executives, moving away from unclear or ambiguous “improvements” to quantifiable measurements is crucial to the overall organization. Hard, meaningful data substantiates the execution of strategic, long-term business decisions. As technology is rapidly changing, executives can be challenged to find the right systems that drive business performance, provide competitive advantages, and increase the bottom line.
This Executive White Paper, sponsored by Pitney Bowes Marketing Solutions, a provider of web-based marketing automation solutions, examines the competitive advantages offered by marketing automation portals and the potential impact of these types of portals on marketing campaigns deployed in complex, rapidly evolving markets.
Published By: BambooHR
Published Date: Apr 04, 2018
7 Powerful Retention Strategies for SMBs
If businesses are to thrive in today’s economy, then ?nding and re-taining quali?ed employees must be a top priority. Frequent turnover can damage a company’s productivity, negatively affect employee morale, increase costs, and damage overall organizational perfor-mance. Conversely, retaining skilled workers who are committed to the company’s success, who feel a sense of ownership and satisfac-tion with their jobs, and who contribute the exceptional effort that delights customers, creates true competitive advantages. Those powerful payoffs make employee retention a compelling imperative for the leaders of small and medium?sized businesses.
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
In the digital economy, data is becoming more interconnected every day. The volume of highly-connected data is growing rapidly, while also becoming a highly-valued corporate asset. By exploring relationships among people, processes and things, new business opportunities emerge, helping grow your business's competitive advantage.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
In the financial services industry (FSI), high-performance compute infrastructure is not optional; it’s a prerequisite for survival. No other industry generates more data, and few face the combination of challenges that financial services does: a rapidly changing competitive landscape, a complex regulatory environment, tightening margin pressure, exponential data growth, and demanding performance service-level agreements (SLAs).
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
Rather than just their traditional role of running systems and processes that support business operations, IT is being leveraged to drive business opportunities and differentiate competitive offerings. Read on to find out more.
Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now
key strategists who guide their organizations and give them
the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes
Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical
skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs
provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so
they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1
In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around
digital transformation. Organizations must transform how
they operate and take advantage of new technologies to
better engage customers and employees.
Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT
leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation –
overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to
change, employees who want to upload files anywhere,
and increased concerns about data security.
CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The
longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh