Published By: Progress
Published Date: Mar 06, 2017
Formerly, buyers were limited in the ways they could gather product information. But because of the web and social media, buyer behaviors have changed. Because buyer interactions can number in the thousands or millions, businesses must use automated tools to personalize the buyer’s online experience and drive them toward a purchase decision.
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Mar 26, 2018
Digital transformation has changed the face of business across the globe. New digital technologies—
specifically, mobile devices—are opening new avenues for companies to engage their prospects and
manage their operations with greater effectiveness and efficiency.
However, in the healthcare space, the response to these technological innovations has been reserved.
While it’s undeniable that digital transformation could bring great change to the healthcare space just as
it has in other industries, obstacles like regulatory compliance and rigid systems of record discourage the
adoption of new tools and technology.
This has led to frustration from all sides of the healthcare ecosystem. Many people are accustomed to
using intuitive digital applications in their everyday lives, so when healthcare applications deliver archaic
user experiences, everyone is left wanting more. Patients and members want applications that enable
them to manage their health more easily. Providers want to provide new
Published By: Progress
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
Tailoring experiences for customers is critical to make your business standout. Customization works well for organizations that want to enhance their standard customer experience but don’t have the necessary tools or strategy for in-depth personalization. Learn about the 5 best practices for customizing websites and the 5 biggest challenges marketers face while customizing their websites.
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.
The cost of labor can be managed effectively when restaurateurs are equipped with the right training, tools and processes. Traditional methods for capturing critical forecasting data and formulating labor plans & budgets are incomplete and often inaccurate, rarely accounting for menu pricing changes or current economic conditions.
Even when the best practices of forecasting are employed, the information isn’t always available to the store managers who are attempting to manage the cost of labor. This ebook will walk you through the ins and outs of labor forecasting and best practices to build efficiency, grow revenue, and positively impact your restaurant’s bottom line.
It’s no secret the restaurant industry is highly populated by teenagers. So what are the best tactics to engage your generation z employees while keeping your restaurant compliant with today’s labor laws? Research has found generation z to be very different than their older millennial brothers and sisters, meaning operators need to find a whole new approach to engage them.
In this guide we’ll highlight the engagement and compliance challenges restaurants face with this group of workers. And then we’ll walk you through best practices we’ve seen work using mobile scheduling apps and digital communication tools.
To make informed decisions and serve customers, your employees need the right tools and access to key information, in the right context. But, when business-critical information is scattered across multiple off-the-shelf and custom-coded applications, your workers are less efficient and your customers’ experiences suffer.
When it comes to your enterprise application strategy, are you thinking beyond build-versus-buy? Download this Forrester Consulting thought leadership paper to learn how Low-code rapid application development platforms offer a faster, easier alternative that empowers your IT organization, your employees and your customers.
Consumers equipped with smartphones expect fast, convenient and uniquely relevant shopping experiences in store and online. As a result, one-third of shoppers are not satisfied with the in-store experience, turned off by everything from chronic out-of-stocks to cookie-cutter products and marketing messages that speak to the masses, as opposed to them as individuals.
In turn, retailers are empowering front-line associates with tools designed to add newfound conveniences, such as locating inventory without having to leave a shopper’s side, to texting them curated product offers based on in-store and online buying patterns and preferences
These are just a few of the insights found in Zebra’s 10th annual shopper study, which surveyed nearly 7,500 consumers from North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East to gain a deeper understanding of shopper satisfaction and retail technology trends that are reshaping brick-and-mortar and online stores.
APQC reports that 30% of CFOs that are unhappy with their current planning solution.1 Most FP&A professionals want a planning and forecast process that is fast and repeatable. They want the financial data to be accurate and transparent to the deepest levels. They need planning tools that provide structure to streamline the process and flexibility to accommodate changes in the business. And they require analysis and reporting that bring visibility to the state of the business and lead to actionable insights. This paper details five best practices that Finance teams can follow to improve their planning and forecasting and influence the strategy of an organization.
Juniper’s security solutions seamlessly extend across private and public cloud architectures without compromising security, flexibility, and manageability. With midrange, high-performance, space-efficient, next-generation firewalls, smarter and faster centralized management, and highly evolved security intelligence and automation tools, Juniper Networks allows you to secure your network, keep operational costs down, and easily migrate to a hybrid cloud architecture.
For more information about Juniper’s security solutions, please visit us at www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/security and
contact your Juniper Networks representative.
A customer may store heavy file boxes in one of its warehouses, but Fireproof Records Center spends a lot of time strategizing about the paperless office. Based in Grove City, Ohio, the company helps businesses in central Ohio manage information more efficiently, offering a suite of cloud document management and scanning tools, including the easy-to-use Epson WorkForce® color document scanner.
As more companies compete for business, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) increasingly demand higher production rates and greater production flexibility from suppliers. If smaller-sized companies want to compete, they need the right tools and latest technology. NC Machining manufactures should ask three primary questions when considering the tools to improve competitiveness and implement Lean practices:
• Do the tools provide the means for improved collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, and incorporate manufacturing best practices?
• Can all data and program information reside in one database or platform that is accessible concurrently by all enterprise stakeholders—from design engineering to the shop floor?
• Is it possible to perform real-time multi-disciplinary simulations to improve performance and manufacturing targets?
Discover how to optimize your NC Machine Shop Production, minim
Advanced analytics tools can help SMB retailers trim expenses while simultaneously improving shopper/associate engagement. Armed with big data insight into the performance of individual associates and stores small- and mid-size retailers can close the gap on the industry’s biggest players.
Download this Retail IQ report and discover how retailers both big and small can benefit from cutting-edge insight into the performance of their workforce to better schedule, plan and assign tasks.
Successful email marketing, demand generation, and lead management processes hinge on a modern strategy aligned to buyer needs across all phases of the buying process — marketing automation. Using a wide spectrum of digital channels, today’s buyers employ an extensive network of tools and resources to make the most informed purchase decisions. The Modern Marketing era is driven by the self-educated buyer who marketers must engage to achieve a relevant, targeted, and value-based customer experience. Find marketing automation fundamentals here.
Published By: Datavail
Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
“One of the most popular MDM solution is Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management. Oracle DRM is used to resolve the challenges across the people, processes, and tools that go into the tasks of data management. Although Oracle DRM is a powerful software, it nevertheless presents challenges for organizations seeking to integrate it with other Oracle applications such as PeopleSoft Financials – DRM is unable to automatically push updates made within its system to PeopleSoft. As a result, changes in DRM to cost centers, project centers, trees, and hierarchies must be manually updated in PeopleSoft Financials – a tedious process that can take hours every day. The good news is that these challenges can be easily addressed with the support of partners such as Datavail.
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more spiteful than ever. Sophisticated techniques are used to quietly breach organizations and deploy customized malware, which potentially remains undetected for months. Such attacks are caused by cybercriminals who target individual users with highly evasive tools. Legacy security approaches are bypassed to steal sensitive data from credit card details to intellectual property or government secrets. Traditional cybersecurity solutions, such as email spam filters, anti-virus software or firewalls are ineffective against advanced persistent threats. APTs can bypass such solutions and gain hold within a network to make organizations vulnerable to data breaches.
As e-commerce continues to grow at a remarkable rate of 24%, manufacturers are faced with what’s arguably the biggest challenge yet: How to create meaningful connections with consumers while simultaneously maintaining relationships with retailers and minimizing channel conflict. It may be new territory, but armed with the right knowledge and tools, it’s possible to create a successful mix of digital marketing, selling and fulfilling activities. In this white paper, we cover the four critical components that all brands should be watching, including:
- Relationships with retailers
- Connections with consumers
- The importance of quality of product content
- How to maximize sales on marketplaces
System vulnerabilities, ransomware, malware, intrusions, and other malicious activities are on the rise, showing that today’s cybersecurity professionals are hard-pressed to keep enterprises secure. Although threats are growing in sophistication and attack vectors are expanding, many of the intrusions and cyber attacks happening today are simply a result of improper protections being put in place, systems going unpatched, or weak security policies. While much of the blame is being placed on cybersecurity professionals, the real blame should often be placed upon the tools and policies that many of those professionals have come to trust and the complexity that comes with them.
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
Encryption, if properly deployed and managed, is one of the most powerful tools that organizations can
use to avoid costly and embarrassing data breaches. Yet organizations struggle with the complexity
associated with the technology that often stems from a history of siloed investments of point solutions
designed to largely address pools of regulated data associated with a compliance mandate.
Learn about critical success factors for the journey to cloud and how VMware and IBM HCX solution along with IBM Cloud Migration Factory; process, methods and tools deliver predictable results and accelerate your journey to the cloud.
IBM Cloud Migration Services provides migration and modernization of your workloads and applications from anywhere to anywhere. It accelerates your journey to cloud through proven processes, tools and intellectual property. IBM uses automated and optimized patterns in the Cloud Migration Services to deliver cloud ROI faster and increases your opportunity for success.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
Data. It seems to be everywhere today and yet we can never get
enough of it. But as it turns out, a lack of data isn’t our problem
-- our problem is the difficulty piecing together, understanding and
finding the story in all the data that’s in front of us.
In software testing in particular, the need for consolidated,
meaningful test metrics has never been higher. As both the pace of
development and the cost of delivering poor quality software
increase, we need these metrics to help us test smarter, better and
Fortunately, business intelligence now exists to make this goal a
reality. The analytics these tools provide can help drive efficient
and effective testing by providing teams with insight on everything
from testing quality and coverage to velocity and more. And this
knowledge can position the QA team as trusted experts to advise
the entire software development team on steps that can ensure a
better quality end result.