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Published By: FICO     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) isn’t just about aligning supply and demand. Ultimately, businesses across all industries need to synchronize plans across all functions to strike the right balance between demand, resources and other constraints. Companies are realizing that their use of analytics to help improve decision making needs to evolve beyond just reporting to include machine learning and optimization. Download our latest Q&A now with published author and supply chain expert Mike Watson, and learn how virtually any S&OP decision can benefit from advanced analytics and automation. You’ll get practical advice to help build a strawman, so you can move forward quickly – before your competitors! Read this Executive Brief to know the Top 7 Questions to ask before deploying your Sales and Operations planning.
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operations, sales, supplier, inventory, resources
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Disruptive innovation, new business models, and globalization have accelerated the rate of change for every business. To stay competitive, organizations are revising their business models, product sets, and other critical aspects of their operations on a much more frequent and continuous basis. These organizations realize that real-time strategic planning and performance management are not just “nice to have” but “must have” capabilities. Yet many organizations still struggle to implement these capabilities. As a result, they’re unable to quickly revise their strategies, implement plans, and monitor results.
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strategic, planning, innovation, business, globalization, organizations
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Incentive compensation represents the potential of delivering optimal sales results. But with up to 60% of sales reps’ income coming from incentive comp, it is crucial to get this right. Our study data has shown that ineffective compensation structures can lead to disengaged reps, high turnover, money left on the table, and low margins. The way we have designed and managed incentive compensation plans in the past may inhibit the sales force and prevent the business from scaling at the needed rate. Modeling and planning quickly become too complex for a spreadsheet-driven exercise.
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optimization, compensation, structures, anaplan, data
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
The concept of integrated business planning — closing gaps in an organization’s various planning functions and aligning operations and strategy with its financial performance — has existed in various forms for decades. What has changed is creation of planning platforms that can handle the fluidity of data to erase silos and enterprise borders where once there were multiple geographies, departments, time zones, languages and currencies. All elements of business are managing the avalanche of information coming to them. Just like connecting disparate people, we also must connect data that resides in various systems, applications and tools.
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afp, ibp, business, organizations, enterprise, data, systems
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
IDC believes that digitization and the 3rd Platform are driving enterprise leaders to consider significant upgrades to their business systems. Included in this list of systems are enterprise planning and performance management solutions. New tools must be fast and flexible to connect data from throughout an organization and continuously synchronize plans with changing market conditions. Organizations with planning and performance management needs should proactively evaluate connected EPM solutions as a central component of their digital enterprise strategies.
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enterprise, management, solutions, data, organization, solutions
    
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
The concept of integrated business planning — closing gaps in an organization’s various planning functions and aligning operations and strategy with its inancial performance — has existed in various forms for decades. What has changed is creation of planning platforms that can handle the luidity of data to erase silos and enterprise borders where once there were multiple geographies, departments, time zones, languages and currencies. All elements of business are managing the avalanche of information coming to them. Just like connecting disparate people, we also must connect data that resides in various systems, applications and tools.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Old-school planning and budgeting can’t keep up In disruptive times, innovating and responding to change requires visibility into business conditions—and reliable planning and forecasting. However, it’s not always easy figuring out which cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) system will best fit your budgeting, planning, analysis, and reporting needs. In this report, you will gain insight into: -The drawbacks of old-school, manual budgeting and planning -Benefits of cloud-based performance management systems -Four evaluation criteria for selecting cloud-based CPM technology
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
In this paper, learn how Tata Steel Europe achieved 2-3x faster and more efficient planning Tata Steel Europe (TSE) knew they wanted to connect supply chain processes to the rest of the business—and that required a true platform. “The deciding factor was the robust nature of Anaplan’s platform. It is not just a planning solution for supply chain planning experts,” said Ardy Duwel, Head of Commercial Projects Office at TSE. “We wanted something that would scale to meet the needs of our planning professionals while bringing the rest of our business into the planning process."
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
In this paper learn how RSA Group shortened their FP&A process by 4 months. With a 300-year heritage, RSA Group is one of the world’s leading insurance groups. The company, which has over 20,000 employees in its core markets of the U.K., Scandinavia, and Canada, focuses on general insurance and has the capability to write business across the globe. Late one night, after the team had already been planning nonstop for weeks, one of Andrew Dinwiddie’s colleagues slammed his fists down on his desk and said, “Surely, this can be easier; surely, we can ind a solution to make this a less intense process.” It was that outburst of frustration that triggered Andrew and his team to look for different solutions to their inancial planning needs and ultimately led them to the Anaplan platform.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
What’s the state of planning in finance? Our annual benchmarking report, The State of Connected Planning, investigates how leading organizations accelerate business value through Connected Planning. We surveyed over 1,000 planning professionals across all business functions in 45 countries and 18 industries to uncover leading planning trends. This finance-focused brief contains: • Key findings from finance professionals • Challenges faced by finance professionals • How they believe they can improve their planning processes
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
A poor sales planning process can severely reduce the effectiveness of your sales team and keep high-level business goals from being implemented in the field. In this paper, SiriusDecisions describes how to take a structured approach to the yearly sales planning process and ensure that your sales goals inform your territories, quotas, account segments, and other sales planning deliverables. In this SiriusDecisions paper, you’ll learn: The three crucial stages of the annual sales planning process How to ensure that all relevant stakeholders participate in the sales planning process How sales ops can help sales leaders set realistic goals for the year
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Published By: Veeam '18     Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
Disaster recovery (DR) planning has a reputation for being difficult and time consuming. Setting up alternate processing sites, procuring hardware, establishing data replication, and failover testing have been incredibly expensive undertakings. To top it all off, the need for 24x7x365 business application availability threatens to make disaster recovery planning an exercise in futility.
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draas, business, applications, planning, business, optimization
    
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Published By: Infosys BPM Ltd     Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
The role of FP&A professionals during the first two weeks of the month entails rushing for month closure, gathering data sets, reports, and scrutinizing, processing and analyzing data in Excel workbooks in discussion with the top management. Increasing revenues, optimizing costs, and aligning with the overall business strategy are a few familiar goals laid down for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. These goals trickle down from finance leaders who are under constant pressure to provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis to support effective decision making. Read on to know how can digitizing FP&A help the finance team to make more robust decisions and be a key part of the finance transformation.
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Published By: Marketo     Published Date: Mar 18, 2019
The role of marketing is constantly evolving. More than ever, marketing has to prove its impact on the success of the business. Outside executives often believe that marketing exists solely to support sales, or as an arts function that hosts company events and puts logos on t-shirts. With the pressure increasing, the growing imperative for marketers to prove their worth has arrived. It’s time for marketers to take control over the revenue process, earn the respect of their organizational peers, and earn a seat at the table. What must marketers do to be seen as an integral part of the machine that drives revenue and growth? Download The Definitive Guide to Marketing Metrics and Analytics to learn about: Establishing a culture of accountability Planning programs with ROI in mind Creating a framework for measurement Embracing revenue performance management Mastering the art of forecasting Building dashboards to inform complex decisions Implementation across teams, tactics, and technolog
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Published By: Egencia     Published Date: Apr 03, 2012
In an effort to learn the challenges and concerns of travel managers across a broad spectrum, we interviewed Travel Managers from across North America. The findings have been complied into this study: Voice of the Customer.
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customer, egencia, business travel, egencia, expedia, expedia corporate travel, corporate travel, travel services, travel management, travel agency, booking, airfare, saving, trip, trip planning, business trip, traveling, travelers, travel savings
    
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Published By: Egencia     Published Date: Apr 27, 2012
Egencia launched a revolution in corporate travel nearly a decade ago by empowering customers with powerful technology. Find out more now!
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customer, egencia, business travel, egencia, expedia, expedia corporate travel, corporate travel, travel services, travel management, travel agency, booking, airfare, saving, trip, trip planning, business trip, traveling, travelers, travel savings
    
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Published By: XO Communications     Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
One of the leading ways that today’s organizations are providing secure, reliable and scalable answers for their networking needs is through MPLS IP-VPN network usage. However, businesses are also looking to create Intelligent WAN that integrates security, application performance management, and cloud services in order to create more intelligent wide area networks. This paper examines how to use the attributes of MPLS-based VPNs to enable enterprises to create a truly intelligent WAN, discussing key planning, implementation and management considerations to pave the way for a more intelligent and cloud-enabled WAN.
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Published By: XO Communications     Published Date: Jul 22, 2015
Download this white paper to learn 7 reasons why you should centralize your communications. - Lower fixed costs - Less "stranded" bandwith - Free site-to-site calling - Simplified business continuity planning - Reduced staffing requirements - Consistent feature set across sites - Centralized management
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business communications, phone system, centralization, scalability
    
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Published By: U.S. Cellular     Published Date: Aug 12, 2019
Are you ready to implement field service solutions, but don’t know where to begin? Getting started is actually very easy. All you need to do is choose the solutions that work best for your business. In this easy-to-read white paper, you’ll learn about three simple ways you can build the best possible field service solution for your business. Whether you’re planning to dive in headfirst, or dip your toes in the water, you can find optimal solutions for your current and future needs. Check out the white paper and discover how you can use field service management solutions to your advantage!
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Published By: Staples     Published Date: Jun 01, 2017
Where IT departments were once considered a cost of doing business, today's data center is part of the strategic planning that drives the company forward and increases return for stakeholders. Creating a roadmap for your IT strategy and infrastructure requires careful planning, along with a thorough evaluation of your current state and a detailed view of what you wish to accomplish. Read this white paper to get the big picture of what is necessary to create the best cooperative experience for your data center, office operations, and end users.
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staples business advantage, it strategy, it infrastructure
    
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Published By: Citrix ShareFile     Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
With Citrix for chartered accountants you can securely connect to clients, files and QuickBooks from any device. We make it easy to streamline your file sharing and secure your firm’s data as well as your clients’. You get seamless access to all of the files you need—and even QuickBooks—from any device, any time. Read this fact sheet to see how Citrix can help you: • Exchange confidential client files and emails with superior encryption and security. • Offer a more professional solution compared to password-protected PDFs. • Improve your customer service with cutting-edge technology at an affordable price.
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data management, data system, business development, software integration, resource planning, enterprise management, data collection, accounting protection
    
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Published By: Mainline Information Systems     Published Date: Oct 20, 2009
This course will cover the latest best practices for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning. We will hear from BCDR technology and solutions experts as well as a Senior Business Continuity Manager from a leading financial Institution, who will be sharing their lessons learned.
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business resilience, mainline information systems, business continuity, disaster recovery
    
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Published By: Qwest Business.     Published Date: Jan 27, 2010
Managing Complexity in the Extended Enterprise. Regardless of company size, businesses must balance the increasing cost and effort involved in managing the network with other business functions that also require time, resources, personnel, and management attention.
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qwest business, network managed services, enterprise applications, enterprise resource planning, total cost of ownership, productivity, performance management
    
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 25, 2008
Virtualization provides opportunities to reduce complexity, improve service levels to the business and lower capital and operating costs to provide and maintain IT infrastructure. This paper for senior IT managers is intended as a starter guide for virtual infrastructure technical design, project planning, scoping, and implementation.
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servers, virtual server, server virtualization, vmware, virtual, virtual machine, virtual server, ibm, opt it, ibm opt it
    
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Published By: Business-Software     Published Date: Jul 14, 2010
The 2010 Top 20 ERP Vendor Report reveals: The Top 20 ERP software providers you should consider; Highlights of each vendor's strengths in accounting, manufacturing, supply chain management, and more; Vendor background and contact information to get you started; How the right ERP software can simplify processes and reduce production costs.
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business software, supply chain management, lean manufacturing
    
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