Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
Published By: VeriShip
Published Date: Sep 16, 2019
It happens every year – the General Rate Increase. As carriers increase their shipping rates to keep pace with the economy, shippers try to adjust and factor the annual increase into their business model. But there’s more to GRI than meets the eye. The GRI is just one of many variables in your shipping costs, and misjudging the GRI and other cost increases that might come along with it can be catastrophic to your bottom line if they are not managed properly. With smart planning, however, you can control these costs and protect your profits.
Market shifts and evolutions over time have brought us to a very unique point in B2B commerce. We’ve rapidly accelerated through several transitions: from a product economy, to the service economy, to the subscription economy, and today, the experience economy.
Download the whitepaper to learn how ServiceSource can provide the most comprehensive and streamlined customer journey experience that spans the entire B2B customer lifecycle.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Sep 02, 2019
The complete guide to understanding the technology available for better efficiency and customer experience.
As customer demands and expectations are revolutionising the service industry, service providers are embracing the outcome economy to remain relevant and gain market share. This means a shift in focus from competing through selling products and services, to competing on delivering measurable results and outcomes that are important to the customer.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
IT Transformation is a concept that is not synonymous with digital transformation, but the two concepts are fundamentally linked. A business that transforms its IT infrastructure no longer has to rely on rigid, manual, siloed legacy technologies. Updating IT often yields a boost in IT operational speed, efficiency, scale, and cost effectiveness ? tasks become automated, processes streamlined, and resources freed up. These IT-level improvements fuel a larger-scale digital transformation enabling businesses to out-innovate, out-think, and out-pace its competitors in today’s digital economy. To learn more, download this report from Dell and Intel®.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Digital-born companies have challenged large long-established businesses across industries with newer data, AI-powered experiences, products/services. Sustained competitive advantage through customer ownership and seller power has since been significantly challenged and overturned. Customers are taking to newer AI and data-powered products/services in their pursuit of better experiences and exponentially higher value. This has triggered every company to challenge status-quo, unleash themselves from very structure of industry and embrace transformation in the new world.
Data and AI have shaped themselves into a major economic force that is at the epicenter of transformation of every industry; through 3 horizons. Data, in the first horizon, was the key ingredient in driving more data-driven decisions. Data, in the second horizon, is playing a transformational role in the enterprises' pursuit of being Data Native Digital Native enterprise.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and security technologies are set to disrupt every industry in the next decade. To get there, leading organizations like McDonald’s, Uber Eats, and HSBC have built adaptable digital platforms via APIs. In the ebook, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason shares his point of view on how to build a thoughtful API strategy that will help your organization take full advantage of emerging technologies like AI, chatbots, and IoT without compromising on security.
Download this ebook to learn:
How to unlock AI customer insights with an API strategy.
How to make APIs the bedrock of IoT development.
Why zero trust is key to API security in the new API economy.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jun 26, 2014
Employees don’t leave companies. They leave bad managers. Bad managers are the number one reason employees quit. We’ve all experienced them at some point. They are the leading cause of employee disengagement. Today, 70 percent of North American employees feel indifferent or disengaged at work, costing the U.S. economy nearly $500 billion every year in lost productivity, substandard performance, and employee turnover.
The best way to prepare for the changing landscape of your workforce is with state-of-the-art talent management and succession planning tools. Chances are, you have the talent within your company you’ll need going forward—you just have to discover it, nurture it and find the best way to use this talent. Don’t be caught unawares when the economy improves and your employees start to leave. Instead, prepare now for the economic recovery so employees know they will have a bright future should they choose to stay.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Microsoft Exchange Server has been a crucial technological breakthrough in advanced corporate communication systems. Companies who utilize an enterprise-class email server like Exchange believe that email is mission critical, and value the productivity it enables. But an in-house migration to Exchange 2007 from an earlier version of Exchange or another email program will not be an easy task. Complexity, time and cost issues loom large over the IT department and are causing IT directors to search for an alternative solution.
Managing in this uncertain economy can be incredibly challenging. If your business is experiencing decreasing revenues, shrinking budgets and increasing uncertainty. you
cannot afford to focus on talent. Right? Actually, wrong.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Sep 12, 2012
The U.S. economy has forced some difficult decisions on employers within the past few years. How has this affected employee pay within your industry and location?
With millions of employee incumbents from industries across the U.S., the PayScale Index is one of the most comprehensive and current trend analysis reports available.
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.
Published By: Tiny Pulse
Published Date: Mar 09, 2016
The recovering economy is great for employees who want to expand their roles and look for jobs that will engage and excite them. But it's a huge challenge for leaders trying to fight turnover in their workforce.
In our landmark Employee Retention Report, we uncover the major factors encouraging your employees to stick around — or run for greener pastures.
This report will show you:
• The power of managerial transparency and respect on attrition rates
• The true impact that colleagues have on workplace satisfaction
• Just how much encouraging PTO usage impacts retention
Along with our free report, you'll get a complimentary 14-day trial of TINYpulse, the employee engagement platform that makes it easy to anonymously take the pulse of your top talent and increase retention rates by up to 49%.
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.
Learn how ERP software addresses the real-world challenges companies face as they look to grow in today’s global economy.
Take the virtual tour and see how your business can:
• Reach new markets, expand product lines and grow your business with deep Industry and country specific functionality
• Drive improved customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of your business
• Expand collaboration within your company and throughout your supply chain with social and commerce solutions
• Respond quickly to changing demands with configurable real-time mobile capabilities
Please view the virtual tour below for more information about Epicor ERP version 10. The tour will acquaint you with Epicor ERP and offer insight on how Epicor inspires growth for leading business around the globe.
To thrive in today’s global business economy, you need voice systems that keep your clients connected and your employees productive. Spectrum Enterprise provides next generation communications solutions that deliver superior quality and cost advantages with modern collaboration features to keep your workforce and clients connected.
Healthcare accounts for 21% of all cybersecurity breaches, making it the most affected business sector in the U.S. economy. Ongoing attacks are predicted to cost providers $305 billion in lifetime revenue over the next few years. Download this white paper to learn how to make healthcare cybersecurity stronger.
"In today’s Idea Economy, businesses need to turn ideas into services faster. Every new business and established enterprise is
at risk of missing a
market opportunity and being disrupted by a new idea or business model. It has never been easier, or more cru
cial, to turn ideas into new
products, services, or applications
—and quickly drive them to market. But IT needs an infrastructure that enables them to partner with the
business to speed the delivery of services."
Provision IT the way you want it, when you want it, through a platform that automates operations. That's Composable Infrastructure. Learn how it represents a key competitive advantage for organizations that want to succeed in the Idea Economy.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
Hyperconvergence is a hot topic right now. And for good reason. Organisations have longed for a way to reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to deploy new business-facing IT services. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) delivers the speed, simplicity and agility needed in today’s digital economy. But not all HCI solutions are created equal. And HCI is not the answer for every application or workload. In the following, we explore what makes HCI different from traditional IT infrastructure and how your business can benefit from the new capabilities it brings.