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Published By: PwC     Published Date: Oct 03, 2019
We’re in one of the longest-running positive M&A cycles in recent history. Even as global economic headwinds develop, corporate and private equity investors continue to experience unparalleled access to capital for potential deals. This suggests that the current wave of US industry consolidations and aggressive private equity investing will continue into the foreseeable future, even as deal volume has slowed from recent peaks. At the same time, with increasing valuations for companies, expectations on sellers are more rigorous, even punishing on surprises. Proactive preparation has become mandatory; processes are more accelerated and data-driven, quality of earnings analysis and sell-side due diligence have become table stakes. Sellers have to respond appropriately and with confidence as experienced buyers move toward a close. Selling your company takes robust planning and discipline. Whether you are divesting the business completely or bringing in a private equity investor to fuel additional growth, the process you develop and follow will play a critical role in creating value for your shareholders and family. Everyone has a lot more data than even five years ago to value your business, including benchmarks and operational data sources. The one piece of information the market doesn’t have is your story: what you’ve done and what the business can do next, setting up a clear and credible case for terms you can justify. The glue that holds it together is that you are clear about buyers’ expectations, understand your company’s value and can evaluate and explain the prospects for your business. Above all, you need to have worked through what you want to accomplish for yourself and your stakeholders with a prospective transaction. To a large extent, this will determine the right exit strategy for you. Many entrepreneurs today are motivated by more outcomes than retirement or a simple wealth event. You may want to consider taking a “second bite at the apple.” This typically involves structuring an exit that divests a controlling stake but creates a continued role to grow the return on the remaining stake. Whatever path you may be considering, we hope this guide serves as a useful starting point for the conversations you will have with your stakeholders, trusted employees and family, as well as your advisers as you realize the value you’ve worked hard to create.
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Published By: Workday APAC     Published Date: Oct 07, 2019
"Considering switching to a single system for finance, planning, and analytics? These leading insurance companies did just that—and they achieved amazing results. This infographic shows how Workday helped them stay competitive, deliver a customer experience like no other, and ensure compliance as well as: Save $400,000 annually with better transactional control Reduce time spent on manual processes, such as quarterly reports Spend more time analyzing data than gathering it "
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
When you unify data across your organisation, supply chain management and planning becomes more holistic and accurate. You get a real time view of supply and demand, with intelligent insights into new opportunities for business growth. This video explains the opportunities waiting for any supply chain manager who is ready to embrace connected data. Prepare for data leadership. Watch our video now.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner. In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about: The evolution of the FP&A function How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner. In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about: The evolution of the FP&A function How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner. In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about: The evolution of the FP&A function How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Prior to implementing the Anaplan platform, RSA Group had a tedious spreadsheet-based, nine-month planning cycle riddled with data quality issues, which was compounded by siloed, functional fragmentation across the company. As a result, the finance team was spending a significant amount of time cleaning data rather than analyzing it to provide insight to key stakeholders throughout the business. Using the Anaplan platform, RSA Group reduced their financial planning process from nine months to five months. The workforce planning team experienced a 50% improvement in productivity. The business can now own their connected plans, resulting in improved decision support to business users, as well as improved customer service and financial results.
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Published By: Genesys     Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Successfully managing a contact center requires a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to handle a broad range of operational and tactical tasks. Planning, day-to-day operations and quality management must be seamlessly orchestrated, along with human resources functions like recruitment, learning and development, and employee scheduling. Read this executive brief to learn how to transition to an AI strategy that can take your team – and business results – to the next level. See how you can: Create an AI strategy with a single data model that includes routing, interaction analytics, forecasting/scheduling and predictive engagement Harness the power of your data to align customers with the best resource Drive employee effectiveness by ensuring you hire the right people and manage their performance to drive their success over the long term
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Jan 31, 2019
The bar for success is rising in higher education.  University leaders and IT administrators are aware of the compelling benefits of digital transformation overall—and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular. AI can amplify human capabilities by using machine learning, or deep learning, to convert the fast-growing and plentiful sources of data about all aspects of a university into actionable insights that drive better decisions. But when planning a transformational strategy, these leaders must prioritize operational continuity. It’s critical to protect the everyday activities of learning, research, and administration that rely on the IT infrastructure to consistently deliver data to its applications.
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Published By: HERE Technologies     Published Date: Apr 04, 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already begun to improve targeting, segmentation, media buying and planning in the advertising industry. AI algorithms can extract complex patterns from vast numbers of data points, and in so doing, are able to self-correct and learn patterns. The revenue potential that improved personalization, segmentation and targeting that AI provides to marketers is huge. At HERE Technologies, we are placing AI and machine learning at the center of our products and services. We see the opportunity in automated machine learning to enrich the targeting and effectiveness of mobile advertising campaigns in real time. But the outcome of implementing such technology depends on the quality of data being fed into it from the outset. AI wouldn’t be as helpful if it’s being used alongside questionable location data or audience data. HERE’s location data provides a strong thread that can be woven throughout every stage of the media buying process, offering more context and
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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: May 11, 2018
The tipping point has arrived. Large enterprises are planning their next-generation datacenters around flash-based storage, and for good reason. Flash arrays provide read and write performance that is orders of magnitude faster than spinning media at a total cost of ownership that is on par with disk and will soon be lower. The benefits not only include improved application performance, but more consistent performance, lower latency, reduced storage footprint, streamlined storage administration, and lower operating costs. These advantages are too beneficial to your business to ignore. That’s why flash is becoming the standard for new storage investments.
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Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Sep 20, 2017
More than ever, businesses are considering a cloud solution for their enterprise resource planning (ERP) deployment over an on-premises system. Cloud technology appeals to these companies because updates and fixes occur automatically with little or no effort from internal IT staff, and because cloud-based solutions provide access to real-time data from anywhere. Employees want tools that make it easier for them to complete everyday tasks and make informed decisions that help the business grow. Aberdeen’s research report, “Top Performers Know It’s Time to Migrate to Cloud ERP: Here’s Why and How,” uncovers the reasons successful companies are choosing cloud over on-premises ERP models. Download this SmartBite for a quick look at the report’s highlights.
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Published By: Carbonite     Published Date: Jul 18, 2018
© 2018 Carbonite, Inc. All rights reserved. Case study Diamond Foods’ Diamond of California® nuts are household staples for shoppers across the U.S. But constantly filling grocery store shelves with snacks requires intricate supply chain management that relies on critical business data, including complex spreadsheets and enterprise resource planning files, to keep production and deliveries on schedule. “If our critical servers go down or we lose important data on employee laptops, it has a direct impact on our bottom line,” says Kentrell Davis, Senior Client Support Services Analyst at Diamond Foods.
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