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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

value chains guidebook  Value Chain Struggles , Value Chains Guidebook , Value Stream Mapping , Value Chain Report , Value Chain Explanation , Value Chain Development , Global Value Chain Approach , Value Chain Management , Knowledge Value Chain . Table of Contents Executive Summary Methodology Introduction Streamlining Finance Consistency in the Process Standalone No More Managing Assets, Not Transactions Conclusion and Recommendations Sponsor s Statement: The Value of Robust Financial Management Solutions Executive Summary Read More...
Delivering Superior Customer Value in Insurance
Effective management of customer data is a critical success factor for insurers. To provide products and service that stand out from the crowd, insurers need a

value chains guidebook  Superior Customer Value in Insurance Effective management of customer data is a critical success factor for insurers. To provide products and service that stand out from the crowd, insurers need a 360-degree view of each customer that covers his or her entire experience with the company. Read this white paper on how information technology that supports tightly integrated, end-to-end business processes can increase insurer responsiveness and customer loyalty. Read More...
Banking Industry''s Fair Value Accounting (FVA) Conundrum
Every company and almost every individual holds fixed assets. Over time, these assets change in value. For example, real estate tends to increase in value

value chains guidebook  Industry''s Fair Value Accounting (FVA) Conundrum Every company and almost every individual holds fixed assets. Over time, these assets change in value. For example, real estate tends to increase in value, while vehicle values decrease. In the US, as in most countries, the global crisis has resulted in declines in the real-estate market and employment sectors. These declines result in housing and business property holdings dropping in market value. Some unemployed households are obliged to walk away Read More...
Boutique Vendors Can Bring Big Value
What is a boutique vendor? It tends to be small and highly focused. It is typically very strong in its chosen area. It will often prove to be the solution

value chains guidebook  Vendors Can Bring Big Value What Is A Boutique Vendor? What is a boutique vendor? It tends to be small and highly focused. It is typically very strong in its chosen area. It will often prove to be the solution with the greatest source of value. These qualities make it worthwhile to expend the effort of looking at boutique vendors that focus on your situation. Defining Focus Focus is an overused term. Software and services vendors use it so much that it is often meaningless. Focus is not a PowerPoint Read More...
Precision Marketing: Strengthening the Value of CRM
All organizations, across all industries, have one thing in common—a deluge of customer data idling somewhere waiting to be monetized. Most likely, the

value chains guidebook  Marketing: Strengthening the Value of CRM Precision Marketing: Strengthening the Value of CRM If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Vtrenz, the leading provider of on-demand marketing automation solutions, empowers organizations of all sizes to generate demand for their products and services, close more sales, and measure the impact of their marketing activities. Vtrenz'' integrated marketing automation platform, Read More...
Mobile IT--Commodity or Value-add?
Remote working is not new, but increasing dependence on instant IT access has led to increasing demands for mobile data services. Certainly, these services can

value chains guidebook  IT--Commodity or Value-add? Remote working is not new, but increasing dependence on instant IT access has led to increasing demands for mobile data services. Certainly, these services can be complex, and it is valuable to be insulated from the effects of rapid change. But ultimately, mobile access should be considered as just one aspect of IT usage, rather than as a separate entity. Read More...
Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value
Application erosion starts the day you turn on any new system, and it continues constantly. To prevent it, you need a plan. If you suffer from it today, you

value chains guidebook  at Your Hard Earned Value Do You Have Application Erosion? At a recent meeting of CIOs, all talked about the same phenomena. Eventually, they came up with the term application erosion to describe their common problem. These CIOs each had the same ERP system installed from four to nine years. Each observed that through time, the system value had become less and less. The system had not changed; but the users were using less and less of the system for no apparent reason. In another conversation, a friend Read More...
The Reinvention of Software Vendors and End-User Value
Application vendors are focusing on their install base as their primary source of revenue while cutting costs to provide profitability.Most vendors will tell

value chains guidebook  Software Vendors and End-User Value Situation For public application software companies, the phrase, not meeting expectations is the most frequent comment heard by the investment community. In the last quarter, 14 publicly traded software companies have used this phrase in their reports to the market. In most cases, we hear them talking about reinventing themselves into a customer focused business model, a Love The Customer model. The stock market of the 90''s saw new accounts as a key metric when Read More...
Measuring the Value of Metadata
Ignoring the warning signs of missing metadata? Gramm-Bliley-Leach, Sarbanes Oxley (also known as “SOX” and “Sarbox”) and the Patriot Act are forerunners of the

value chains guidebook  the Value of Metadata Ignoring the warning signs of missing metadata? Gramm-Bliley-Leach, Sarbanes Oxley (also known as “SOX” and “Sarbox”) and the Patriot Act are forerunners of the regulatory trend that has elevated the need for metadata. Increasing consumer demand for privacy and fallout from corporate accounting scandals are spurring regulatory agencies to putting better teeth into regulations; compliance increasingly depends on an ability to “prove it”—not just by certifying Read More...
The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains - Part 3
Part 1 of this series established that service supply chains have many planning levels and time horizons, which can be roughly divided into the following

value chains guidebook  ahead is of greater value than any plan itself, because service is quite unpredictable (as described in Part 2 ). Service chain decision-making is not restricted to mobile workforces. Organizations with stationed workforce such as  call centers , retail stores, and hospitals can also benefit from entire service chain optimization. They all need to solve the following business problem: what is the best allocation of people to shifts in such a way that customer demand is adequately covered, work Read More...
Discovering and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation
Improvement is not simply an idea: it is a process. And processes without frameworks are recipes for underachievement, or worse, chaos. For this reason, value

value chains guidebook  and Creating Value in Procurement through Continuous Assessment and Innovation Introduction About a decade ago, the procurement function was viewed primarily as a cost centre and a routine operation. More recently, it has been considered as a revenue-generating centre because of value-adds in the function. The procurement function now plays a key role in terms of improving the organization''s performance, and any improvement in procurement operations can bring tremendous results in a firm''s Read More...
Measuring the Business Value of IT Service
Written for the IT outsourcing community, this document describes an approach for measuring the business value of IT in order to focus service provision

value chains guidebook  the Business Value of IT Service Written for the IT outsourcing community, this document describes an approach for measuring the business value of IT in order to focus service provision activities on areas that are of priority to the client. It introduces a quality improvement process that can decrease the cost of service provisioning without impairing service quality. The intended audience includes those responsible for designing a solution, managers of an existing service, and people bidding Read More...
Product Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz
In the mid-1990s Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product

value chains guidebook  Lifecycle Management Proving Value at Heinz In the mid-1990s Heinz was managing their product specifications, formulas, and quality information in the same manner as most companies. Their product information was stored in a variety of disparate systems, spreadsheets, text documents, and paper forms. Learn how it was able to continually leverage product information across the entire life cycle. Read More...
The Business Value of BI with ERP
In the Aberdeen report. ERP and BI: Value through Actionable Intelligence, learn how best-in-class BI implementations can not only improve the fort...

value chains guidebook  Business Value of BI with ERP If you''re like most companies, you''re sitting on mountains of data. But achieving useful visibility from the data generated from your enterprise resource planning system (ERP) and connected applications is another matter entirely. Without proper integration of ERP with business intelligence (BI), you''re missing the critical value your data provides to your business—value that may core necessity for your business. In the Aberdeen report ERP and BI: Value through Actionable Read More...
Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

value chains guidebook  the Business Value of IT Measuring the Business Value of IT If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Source : SAP Resources Related to Read More...

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