In today’s fast-moving, competitive environment, companies are migrating
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Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
The healthcare industry has been affected by disruption and the need for healthcare innovation. Legislative, market, and technology pressures make it imperative for healthcare organizations — including hospitals and health systems, payers, and life sciences companies — to become more agile.
IT teams in the industry are considering a microservices-based architecture as a means of accelerating healthcare innovation and increasing project delivery speed. MuleSoft research suggests that application development productivity increases of up to 10x are possible. Healthcare specifically stands to benefit from this architectural paradigm.
This whitepaper will address:
Why microservices matter for healthcare IT teams and for healthcare innovation
Design principles for a microservices architecture
How Anypoint Platform can help you implement microservices best practices
The Digital Edge Playbook for Payments and Commerce outlines how industry leaders are transforming their digital edge to leverage an ecosystem-based value chain for real-time insights and a frictionless experience.
Our simple, three-step strategy offers proven best practices on how to re-architect your presence, integrate cloud and SaaS capabilities and enable new offerings based on interconnected collaboration.
Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
A renewed focus on pay equity at the state and federal levels, coupled with the power of movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, have companies and their HR/compliance representatives dusting taking a deep dive into pay practices to ensure equity for all. Recent lawsuits settled in favor of plaintiffs, and activist call-outs for companies to be more equitable and transparent about pay practices, add fuel to the fire:
? Seven female law professors at the University of Denver won a $2.6 million settlement in May
? Activist investor Arjuna Capital is pushing major tech firms to publish data to support equitable pay practices
? Google is facing a class action battle over equitable pay practices
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re not on top of this critical issue, you could be next on the list of companies facing legal and public scrutiny. XpertHR can help you wade through the regulatory requirements and practical considerations to audit and revise, as necessary, your pay practices.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: May 22, 2018
In a tight talent market where employees have choices about where they commit their time and talent, variable pay is frequently used as a retention, recruitment, and motivation tool. PayScale’s 2018 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR) reveals that nearly three-quarters of organizations give some type of variable pay.
Compliance is one of the top challenges facing any payroll and HR department. It’s up to you to ensure that all personnel business practices follow current laws and that you are keeping proper records to document your company’s compliance. While an efficient payroll system can help to enhance employee moral and boost your reputation, mistakes in record-keeping and compliance can result in punitive penalties– even lawsuits. Of course, no business wants to expose itself to such financial and reputational risk. However, keeping up to date with payroll legislation can be a complex task. It’s reported that as many as one in three small businesses are penalised for incorrect payroll. To protect your company from costly fines and even litigation, you need to stay informed about employment laws, reporting rules, and changing workforce compliance issues. In this guide, we look at the challenges and the payroll solutions that will help your payroll department meet its compliance requirements wit
Published By: Medidata
Published Date: Nov 10, 2017
The following brief reviews current grant payment practices and explains how new software tools can transform the process,
efficiently solving the problem that first gave rise to sponsor-funded escrow accounts.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Feb 14, 2017
See what 7,700 respondents said about comp in 2017.
In talent, like marketing, perception is everything. If your employees don’t know that you source data carefully, ethically; if they don’t know that you have built a market-based pay structure; if they don’t know that you target the 65th percentile for most jobs, how can you get credit for those choices? You can’t.
Whether you’re hoping to see what’s happening in incentive compensation — are bonuses being given more frequently? Or whether you just want to know who’s deviating from the tired old 3 percent formula — PayScale's eighth annual Compensation Best Practices Report will help you make compensation a more powerful tool at your organization to help connect rewarding your teams with building success into your culture.
A trending topic amongst Sales Leadership is whether to SPIF, or not to SPIF. Do Sales Performance Incentive Funds (SPIFs) motivate or distract? With Salesforce and Xactly, it all comes down to how you use them!
Sales Compensation planning season is right around the corner, and there’s no better time than now to start preparing! Join compensation expert Robert Blohm, Xactly’s VP of Strategic Services, for an on-demand webinar which will share industry best practices regarding preparation efforts to help ensure you are ready. We’ll cover everything you need to do BEFORE you start designing. With the right preparation, your new plans will be grounded in reality and guided by the best thinking in your organization. Prepare to succeed.
Over 100 companies participated in Xactly’s inaugural Sales Compensation Administration Best Practices Survey and provided us with information around the processes, approaches, and technologies they use to design and administer their sales compensation programs. The primary focus of this study was to better understand how sales compensation programs are typically managed and to provide companies with information so that they can self-assess where they stand in relation to their peers.
At the corporate level, buying software of any sort can be an overwhelming and time consuming process. There are various vendors to consider, different features to prioritize, and the need to align decision-makers across multiple departments in order to come to a conclusion. It can be especially tricky to navigate if you are selecting a vendor for a job previously accomplished without software.
Manual work in accounts payable is a large source of costs that can be cut relatively quickly through automation. With AP automation it's possible to reduce the cost of processing a single invoice by as much as $10. Learn how you unlock the strategic value of accounts payable with the Coupa AP Automation Success Kit. Discover how to transform your AP invoicing processes to realize significant savings that directly impact the bottom line while improving governance and compliance.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 23, 2016
There are a growing number of examples of how software and the cloud have the power to be disruptive technologies. Amazon and Alibaba in retail, Square and Apple Pay in finance, Uber and Lyft in transportation, and Netflix and Spotify in media are all examples of recent software-based services that have revolutionized how we do business. This potential for disruption across all vertical industries is driving a requirement for enterprises and their IT organizations to be more agile and responsive to changing business environments.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Employee compensation is the biggest line item for most businesses and spending it well is a priority for leaders in every organization. In PayScale’s “2016 Compensation Best Practices Report,” we heard from more than 7,000 business leaders about their pay practices and what they are adopting to improve business results.
Read our latest eBook, “What top Performing Companies Do Differently” to discover the tactics being utilized by high performing companies and what strategies you can implement in your organization.
Trends we’ll cover:
- Pay transparency
- Variable pay
- The rise of data
Get the eBook
You know how to run an effective AP operation - we're not here to lecture you. This field guide is simply a handy resource for pinpointing the pains in your AP process and exploring potential solutions to fix them.
Expect to take home some best practices on how to:
- Secure AP invoicing cost savings of up to 80%
- Drastically reduce your rate of invoice exceptions
- Gain significantly more early payment discounts
- Simplify workflow for every AP stakeholder
Download the Accounts Payable field guide to learn more!
To succeed in 2016, marketers must pay heed to a number of critical SEO trends, including how they go about utilizing structured data and when it’s best to apply geographic modifiers. In this eBook, we have identified six top trends to watch for in 2016, along with best practices for executing on each of them.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Mar 01, 2016
Pay transparency, variable pay, and retention are some of the key priorities for companies in 2016. We know, because we asked nearly 7,600 business leaders in the U.S., Canada, and beyond to tell us their plans and top concerns for the coming year.
We’re calling our in-depth report “Escape to Comptopia,” because we believe making compensation decisions with data and best practices is the passport to more idyllic pay practices. Download it now and learn what you need to know about compensation in 2016.
Today’s increasingly competitive global economy requires businesses to make decisions faster than ever. Businesses need instant insight into the status of their people and processes. But manual, paper-based processes undermine decision-making. Paper makes it difficult for businesses to make smart decisions about their operations and their working capital. Manual processes also are costly and inefficient, create headaches for front-line staff, introduce compliance and security risks, and stymie collaboration with trading partners.
During the past 10 years, organizations have adopted accounts payable (AP) automation technologies at an accelerating pace. Document imaging, data capture, and other solutions are radically transforming the way AP departments work with their traditionally most common medium, paper. At the same time, the promise of electronic transactions is quickly becoming more of a reality, with growth year after year in the number of transactions sent and received electronically.
Accounts payable has been talking about end-to-end integrated automation for at least 40 years. Today, the technology exists, but resources are limited and end-to-end AP automation is still not standard. Some AP departments have automated pieces of the AP process, but an end-to-end solution should include the ability to capture, integrate, measure, process, store, and access information.
When learning content is strategic to your business, as it is at Paychex, how do you evolve your content strategy and management practices for maximum impact, efficiency, and alignment? In this session, viewers will learn the critical elements of a content strategy, the pros and cons of single-source authoring and publishing, and some best practices for leading your organization to efficient and effective learning content.
Published By: PayScale
Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
This marks the sixth year PayScale has conducted the Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR), a comprehensive survey that reflects employers’ attitudes and perceptions about key business issues including compensation practices, hiring trends, HR methodology, and other topics related to effective talent management.
The 2015 CBPR represents PayScale’s largest research endeavor yet, as they compiled responses from 5,530 business leaders from companies of every size across a wide section of industries.
Modern eProcurement solutions promise greater efficiency through improved AP integration, tighter controls, standardized processes, and supplier connectivity. This Paystream Advisors survey report focuses on current attitudes toward eProcurement solutions, how they're being used, and why (and how) that usage is changing. The report also includes an overview of eProcurement capabilities, best practices, and selection criteria.
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Jun 17, 2014
Many digital offerings are sold on a subscription and recurring basis. Bring Digital Goods and Subscribers Together - this eBook gives you nine essentials for acquiring subscription and recurring revenue customers.