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Electronic health record (EHR) system implementation is one of the largest IT investments most healthcare systems have ever made but it’s success is largely dependent upon the data which feeds it. One the main data sources for the EHR is the item master, which drives not only supply chain processes but also a broad range of clinical and financial functions. Only with a clean, accurate and complete item master can a healthcare organization trust the outputs generated from its EHRs – from evaluating the clinical effectiveness of products to securing reimbursements. Learn how to execute a master data management strategy to derive the greatest value from your EHR investment.
We harness Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to create high-purity process oils that open exciting opportunities for your products and operations.
Conventional process oils are derived from crude oil, whereas Shell Risella X and Shell Ondina X are made from pure synthesis gas. That frees them from the impurities and large molecular variations found in mineral oils. Using GTL process oils could enhance your processes and final products to give you a competitive advantage. 
Have you ever experienced product quality issues caused by variations in process oil batches? Do you need a low-viscosity process oil, but have concerns about the effect of volatiles on working conditions? Could you offer enhanced products if you had process oils with distinct characteristics, for example, an extremely narrow hydrocarbon distribution range?
Our GTL process oils contain a high proportion of paraffinic hydrocarbons and are very pure, which provides key qualities for many applications. For in
Digital commerce is enabling businesses to rethink what they sell, how they sell, and where they sell. Fickle consumer and business buyers have come to expect an intuitive and instantaneous checkout process with multiple payment options. However, aging financial infrastructure and complex interdependencies between numerous parties make it difficult and expensive to accept payments online seamlessly and across markets and currencies.
Stripe meets these challenges with an API-based payments platform that abstracts away the complexities around payment gateways, acquiring banks, and credit card networks. To understand the impact of Stripe’s products on processing online payments, IDC interviewed Stripe customers and surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world about how they currently process and manage online payments.
• Many organizations are using Stripe as a foundational platform for their online businesses, with many of those also using Stripe Connect to run thei
With culture impacting your talent, products and services, clients and even revenue, it’s important to measure, review and nurture something that is so critical to your company’s success. Learn the 7 ways to help build a strong company culture now.
Tips and best practices for data analytics executives
Organizations today understand the value to be derived from arguably their greatest asset—data. When successfully aggregated and analyzed, data can unlock valuable insights, solve problems, improve products and services, and help companies gain a competitive edge. However, analytics executives face significant challenges in collecting, validating and analyzing data to deliver the right analytic insight to the right person at the right time.
This e-book is designed to help. First, we'll explore the growing expectations for data analytics and the rise of the analytics executive. Then we'll explore a range of specific challenges those executives face, including those around data blending, analytics, and the organization itself, and offer best practices and strategies for meeting them.
The current trend in manufacturing is towards tailor-made products in smaller lots with shorter delivery times. This change may lead to frequent production modifications resulting in increased machine downtime, higher production cost, product waste—and the need to rework faulty products.
To satisfy the customer demand behind this trend, manufacturers must move quickly to new production models. Quality assurance is the key area that IT must support.
At the same time, the traceability of products becomes central to compliance as well as quality. Traceability can be achieved by interconnecting data sources across the factory, analyzing historical and streaming data for insights, and taking immediate action to control the entire end-to-end process. Doing so can lead to noticeable cost reductions, and gains in efficiency, process reliability, and speed of new product delivery. Additionally, analytics helps manufacturers find the best setups for machinery.
The Insurance industry continues to undergo significant transformation, with
new technologies, business models, and competitors entering the market at an
increasing rate. To be successful in attracting and retaining the most valuable
customers, insurance companies must innovate and increase the speed at which
they respond to customer demands. Traditionally, the insurance software market
was dominated by a handful of specialist vendors with products that were initially
expensive, difficult to deploy, costly to maintain, and did not provide the speed
needed for today’s market.
Now there has been a shift away from these “black box” applications to platforms
that allow insurers to make their algorithmic IP available to business users, allowing
much faster response to business demands. The algorithmic platform approach also
comes at a fraction of the cost of black box solutions, while delivering advanced
analytical techniques like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers scalable, cost-efficient cloud services that public sector customers can use to meet mandates, reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and accelerate innovation.
The procurement of an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud is unlike traditional technology purchasing. Traditional public sector procurement and contracting approaches that are designed to purchase products, such as hardware and related software, can be inconsistent with cloud services (like IaaS). A failure to modernize contracting and procurement approaches can reduce the pool of competitors and inhibit customer ability to adopt and leverage cloud technology
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.
Dresner Advisory Services’ eighth annual Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence
Market Study in 2019 shows user confidence at an all-time high, with cloud offerings
outnumbering traditional on-premises offerings.
Sentiment toward cloud and cloud BI turned sharply positive in 2018, with current and
future user plans both trending up. Results from our 2019 Dresner Advisory Services
New Year User Survey reinforced those findings with ongoing momentum. Sentiment is
at an all-time high, and the majority of organizations—51 percent—use cloud BI in 2019.
Cloud-based BI vendor products and services are now more plentiful than traditional onpremises products. Still, vendors support any deployment option the customer chooses:
public, private, or hybrid, at multiple levels of scale and price. Customers benefit from
these choices, which reduce the chance for vendor lock-in.
Users have not settled on deployment models but are migrating toward subscription and
the adoption of managed services. Ou
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.
In a digital world, customers expect banks to connect all the dots and deliver omnichannel experiences that are seamless, personalized, and yes, delightful. Whether your customers visit branch locations or engage on mobile apps, it’s essential that at the enterprise level, you're able to understand and anticipate their needs.
Understanding your data is key to this kind of responsiveness. When you’re able to harness data and segment customers in new and exciting ways, target the right markets, and offer relevant products at the right time you can drive new opportunities, generate new revenue streams, and increase the value of every customer.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"No organization wants to maintain the status quo, but many lack a plan for managing expansion. Planning for growth is essential to keeping everyone focused on the ultimate goal — be it expanding into new markets, introducing new products or broadening the customer base.
The role of the CFO is to ensure that the company manages cash flow and expenses to position the company for intelligent expansion.
To effectively plan for the future, the finance team needs modern tools and strategies to control costs and efficiently manage AP processes and T&E policies as they add headcount and crosses borders in search of opportunities."
Published By: SAP Concur
Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics.
Steps to Strategic Spend Management
All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive.
To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center.
Download this white paper to explore five initiatives that can help guide your company towa
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.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Aug 05, 2009
Organizations see Web content management as a pivotal solution component in driving new business value. Use this Magic Quadrant to understand the fresh vitality in the WCM market and how Gartner rates the leading vendors and their packaged products.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Need a more significant ROI from your campaigns? Shift your thinking towards acquiring, retaining, and growing high-value accounts: companies or consumers that are high-yield and a better fit for your products or services.
New channels, strategies, & technologies now help organizations of all sizes to implement an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy.
Download Marketo's best-in-class Definitive Guide to Account-based Marketing and you'll learn:
How to identify, prioritize, and profile the right accounts
Creating a winning ABM strategy
Creating the right content
Which channels to leverage and how to coordinate them
How to measure, analyse & optimize ABM campaigns
What an ABM strategy that spans the entire customer lifecycle looks like in action
Published By: LSSiDATA
Published Date: Feb 05, 2010
New movers are ideal targets for Direct Marketers. New homeowners and renters invariably purchase a
wide range of products and services. According to moving.com "People who are moving spend more
during the 3 months surrounding their move than non-movers spend in 5 years."
Tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis are a significant concern for many thousands of workers who have frequent and unavoidable exposure to tick-infested habitats. Treatment of clothing with permethrin, a nontoxic chemical with insecticidal, knockdown, and repellent properties, is highly effective against ticks. However, most permethrin products must be reapplied after several washings to maintain insecticidal activity.
Recently, a factory-based method for long-lasting permethrin impregnation of clothing has been developed by Insect Shield, Inc., that allows clothing to retain insecticidal activity for over 70 washes.
This study provides preliminary evidence that long-lasting permethrin-impregnated clothing may be highly effective against tick bites.
Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in Louisiana was using several separate products to help protect their network, filter content and monitor Internet usage. After installing the Astaro Security Gateway home use version, the solution quickly impressed with its usability and power.
Published By: Clarion
Published Date: Oct 30, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new rule, effective September 2013, which updates OSHA’s 1971 workplace safety sign and tag formats with today’s best practice safety signage designs as defined by the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z535 standards.
The OSHA signage change means that, over time, as employers adopt the newer ANSI Z535 best practice safety tag and sign formats, the United States will increasingly have a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. Safety signs installed in facilities and public
areas, temporary safety tags placed on equipment, and safety labels placed on products will all be designed using the same formatting principles.
The outcome of such consistency is expected to be significantly more effective communication in the workplace. That, in turn, should help achieve the objective of fewer accidents and more lives saved from tragedy.