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Evolution to Revolution: The Test Automation Maturity Curve


The evolution of test automation towards data-driven and key/action word frameworks reflects the realization that the process becomes more efficient if there is less code to develop and maintain. Instead of taking twenty years to evolve towards efficiency, you can take a revolutionary leap with a code-free approach that makes it easier to implement, manage, and maintain automated tests.

increasing automation maturity  Automation Maturity Strategy , Increasing Automation Maturity , Automation Maturity Example-based , Customer Requires Automation Testing , Automation of Thought Information Technology , Warehouse Automation Maturity , Warehouse Automation Project . Introduction Test automation has been evolving over the past two decades from primitive record/playback to data-driven scripts and then to frameworks. This trend reflects a preference for less and less code in favor of more and more data, because less code mean Read More

A Tectonic Shift in Communications Customer Life Cycle Management


Amdocs recently announced a complete revamp of its marketing philosophy and its offering to its customers, which it believes to be the most important shift since the company's initial public offering in 1998.

increasing automation maturity  objectives: reducing TCO and increasing business agility. For instance, the self-service system that Amdocs will provide as part of the platform will purportedly enable telecommunications subscribers to self-manage their budgets via the Internet. They will be able to order and change services, change their account information, check the status of a service they have ordered, and so forth. This system provides subscribers with what amounts to an independent and automated customer service center, thereby re Read More

Professional Services Automation: Affordable Hosted Solutions for the Small to Medium Business Market


Although technology is pivotal in maintaining a competitive edge, many smaller professional services organizations (PSOs) have limited time and resources to dedicate to their IT infrastructure. For this reason, the application service provider model can be a very attractive offering.

increasing automation maturity  PSA market. But the increasing trend of ERP giants capturing the larger PSA deals has forced many of the leading niche PSA players to shift their focus to project portfolio management (PPM) for internal IT, and also forced smaller PSA vendors to develop an ASP model to cater to SMBs (for additional details, refer to Enterprise Resource Planning for Services, and Professional Services Automation: Where Do You Draw the Line? ). For organizations considering a PSA offering based on an ASP business model, the Read More

Getting Back to Selling


Faced with longer sales cycles, declining sales productivity, and increasingly discerning customers, companies are being forced to streamline and automate how sales information is processed, and change the mechanics of deal-making. Learn more about the strategies that best-in-class (BIC) companies are employing to improve sales effectiveness, boost productivity, and ultimately remain competitive.

increasing automation maturity  that information, such as increasing the quality of leads (33%) and sales win rates (30%). Aligning behavior with expectations is central to improving sales effectiveness. These actions will help shorten the sales cycle, an important benchmark in optimizing sales effectiveness. Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing Table 2: Best-in-Class PACE Framework   Pressures Actions Capabilities Enablers Longer sales cycles Declining sales productivity Increase the quality of leads Increase sales win ra Read More

Enterprise Software Product Outsourcing: A Fresh Perspective for Mid-market Vendors


Creating outsourcing centers is a viable option for companies under pressure to develop quality products with tight time and budget restraints. Mid-market companies, however, often do not have this option, but can still benefit from partnering with an outsourcing provider.

increasing automation maturity  70 percent. Ease of increasing or decreasing team size, depending on your requirement. It is not just these factors which can influence your decision. Arguably, in a country like India, where there is a huge population, there is competition for resources, jobs, recognition, and a better life. These and other competition creating factors, coupled with high levels of education and other supporting institutions, result in a large number of professionals, which means a company has a large resource pool to cho Read More

Expense Management Automation: Making the Right Choice


Expense management automation (EMA) solutions are critical components in an organization’s business strategy, and the right solution can provide both immediate and long-term cost savings. EMA dramatically cuts the cost of processing expense reports while increasing employee satisfaction by improving operational efficiency, shortening reimbursement cycles, and ensuring compliance. This report provides details on the many benefits and choices for deploying an EMA solution at your organization.

increasing automation maturity  processing expense reports while increasing employee satisfaction by improving operational efficiency, shortening reimbursement cycles, and ensuring compliance. This report provides details on the many benefits and choices for deploying an EMA solution at your organization. Read More

PROMYS: PPM for Professional Services Automation Competitor Analysis Report


A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project portfolios as business investments and automates the project-specific functionality of time, billing, expense reporting, opportunity management, and resource management, linking back office functionality with the PSO’s portfolio of projects.

increasing automation maturity  PPM for Professional Services Automation Competitor Analysis Report A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline and track resources, projects, portfolios, revenues, and the costs of professional services organizations (PSOs), which provide billable services to their clients. Consequently, PPM for PSA provides both the high-level monitoring of project Read More

How Can You Top 95 Percent Automation Levels in Processing Loan Applications?


At any given time, one in four mortgage providers is looking to upgrade its loan origination system. The reason: its current system provides low rates of automation—including some processing functions that are not automated at all. Using people to process loan applications decreases profitability of a company in several ways, but by automating more processes, profitability can be improved—and the hidden costs eliminated.

increasing automation maturity  Can You Top 95 Percent Automation Levels in Processing Loan Applications? At any given time, one in four mortgage providers is looking to upgrade its loan origination system. The reason: its current system provides low rates of automation—including some processing functions that are not automated at all. Using people to process loan applications decreases profitability of a company in several ways, but by automating more processes, profitability can be improved—and the hidden costs eliminated. Read More

Microsoft's Dynamic New Approach to Professional Services Automation


In the short term, Microsoft Dynamics SL will likely follow the professional services automation (PSA) trend of extending functionality to the Web. In the long term, its eventual absorption into the Microsoft Dynamics product line may affect Microsoft's strategy in the project portfolio management marketplace.

increasing automation maturity  s Dynamic New Approach to Professional Services Automation Introduction With the recent re-branding of the Microsoft Business Solutions product line as Microsoft Dynamics , Solomon , Microsoft''s flagship professional services automation (PSA) solution for the small and medium business (SMB) market, has been repackaged as Microsoft Dynamics SL . Microsoft Dynamics SL version 6.5 extends the solution''s prior functionality through its business portal, as well as by offering new modules for purchase Read More

Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


Product knowledge is now readily available to buyers online, so it’s no surprise that salespeople are seeking new tools and new skills to close sales. A powerful new set of tools has taken its place in the salesperson’s arsenal: 3-D applications.

increasing automation maturity  representatives into the process. Increasingly, buyers today know as much, if not more, about the product and the competition''s products as the seller knows. Product knowledge, once the manufacturer sales representatives'' main advantage in the selling cycle, is now readily available to buyers. This shift in the balance of knowledge leads to more complex questions about the product universe. In response, sales representative need to know more about how the products they are selling can be used in specific Read More

Keeping Score: Evolving Wholesale Credit on a Maturity Model


The inner workings of a global financial institution can contain literally hundreds of systems in which credit risk is recorded. This risk may be managed with dozens of different, disparate systems, which can appear to be an overwhelming and resource-intensive process. This is where a maturity model comes into play. A maturity model scorecard provides banks with a single point of reference to understand what they are, where they wish to go, some practical ideas about where to start, and how to do it most cost-effectively.

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High Availability in Workload Automation


When designing a software system, the possibility of long-term downtime—due to hardware, operating system, or software failure—often gets neglected. For workload automation software, ensuring high availability by having a single point of control for the scheduling and setup of your enterprise workload can be a distinct advantage, ensuring that your software system stays available to its users even when there are hardware or software problems. Beyond system failure and data protection, workload automation solutions can also minimize the risks that result from process chains, manual input, or undocumented dependencies. Read this white paper to learn more about the importance of high availability in automation.

increasing automation maturity  Availability in Workload Automation When designing a software system, the possibility of long-term downtime—due to hardware, operating system, or software failure—often gets neglected. For workload automation software, ensuring high availability by having a single point of control for the scheduling and setup of your enterprise workload can be a distinct advantage, ensuring that your software system stays available to its users even when there are hardware or software problems. Beyond system Read More

Not Small Change: World-class Financial Automation Delivers Dramatic Benefits


Automating finance processes—such as closing the books, reporting, and other labor-intensive processes—reduces finance costs. By streamlining financial processes, you can spend more time on higher-value responsibilities and help ensure your company has a competitive advantage. Find out about the financial solutions many financial managers are implementing to automate their financial processes and financial transactions.

increasing automation maturity  this function for decades, increasing globalization has led to a proliferation of accounts and institutional linkages that decrease efficiency and increase costs. An excellent example of how to resolve this situation is Microsoft Corp. The Redmond, Wash.-based company s ambitious cash management effort began in 2004. Having installed a new cash management application as part of its revamped financial resource planning system, the cash-rich software maker realized that via customized links it could get Read More

Facility Operations Maturity Model for Data Centers


An operations & maintenance (O&M) program determines to a large degree how well a data center lives up to its design intent. The comprehensive data center facility operations maturity model (FOMM) presented in this paper is a useful method for determining how effective that program is, what might be lacking, and for benchmarking performance to drive continuous improvement throughout the life cycle of the facility. This understanding enables ongoing concrete actions that make the data center safer, more reliable, and operationally more efficient.

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