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Published By: Zilliant     Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
Professional buyers increasingly expect a hassle-free, fully digital experience with visibility into pricing. Electrical products in particular are a major growth area for Amazon Business and other digital entrants, some of whom undercut the market with bottom-barrel prices. It can be scary out there, but only if you don’t have a plan. This whitepaper provides a playbook for: • Reimagining how you tackle pricing challenges • Dynamically responding to cost changes • Embracing the right technology • Going the extra mile with services that Amazon can’t match If you’re making the leap to eCommerce or bolstering an existing online presence to meet customer expectations, pricing cannot be an afterthought. In digital channels, pricing rigor - including effectively maintaining market-aligned customer-specific and system prices and setting up relevant price profiles - becomes even more important as it is more transparent to customers. Give your buyers what they want without sacrificing the marg
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Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Oct 09, 2019
"Download this guide for six best practices to help you overcome your greatest IT finance challenges. Discover how to: -Better align IT plans to changing business priorities -Improve cross-functional planning, agility, and transparency -Engage stakeholders to drive accountability "
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
Research shows that legacy ERP 1.0 systems were not designed for usability and insight. More than three quarters of business leaders say their current ERP system doesn’t meet their requirements, let alone future plans 1. These systems lack modern best-practice capabilities needed to compete and grow. To enable today’s data-driven organization, the very foundation from which you are operating needs to be re-established; it needs to be “modernized”. Oracle’s goal is to help you navigate your own journey to modernization by sharing the knowledge we’ve gained working with many thousands of customers using both legacy and modern ERP systems. To that end, we’ve crafted this handbook outlining the fundamental characteristics that define modern ERP.
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Published By: Adobe     Published Date: Sep 23, 2019
Customer experience is the new management battleground. You know it better than anyone. Most customer experience best practices center on the value businesses need to bring to customers. But what role do customer needs play in creating an enterprise plan of attack? Get the full scoop. Plus, learn how experience managers at companies like Guitar Center, Nestle, and PETCO keep their brands thriving and competitive. Read CMO Club Solution Guide: Customer Experience Essentials.
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Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Sep 18, 2019
“More than 70 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses," according to National Cyber Security Alliance estimates. That’s not surprising when you consider how many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) still rely on legacy AV tools despite their repeated failures to stop modern malware, ransomware, and zero-day attacks. Legacy AV is a lose-lose-lose proposition for SMBs. Attacks get through and cause damage. IT staff struggle to keep up with endless signature file updates from their AV vendors. End-users complain about sluggish system performance during scans and signature file updates. Fortunately, next-generation solutions are now available that protect endpoints with artificial intelligence (AI) rather than signatures. Ready to learn more? Then read the new eSecurity Planet executive brief sponsored by BlackBerry Cylance.
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Published By: NICE inContact     Published Date: Sep 18, 2019
Ready to step up your revenue in eight easy steps? Get this guide and start transforming your customer experience immediately. It’s helped other businesses reach up to 30% of their revenue goal – and it’ll work for your contact center too. This white paper includes strategies for: • Empowering and rewarding customer advocates • Encouraging and responding to customer feedback • Developing a plan for continuous improvement • Future-proofing processes and tools
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Published By: VeriShip     Published Date: Sep 16, 2019
It happens every year – the General Rate Increase. As carriers increase their shipping rates to keep pace with the economy, shippers try to adjust and factor the annual increase into their business model. But there’s more to GRI than meets the eye. The GRI is just one of many variables in your shipping costs, and misjudging the GRI and other cost increases that might come along with it can be catastrophic to your bottom line if they are not managed properly. With smart planning, however, you can control these costs and protect your profits.
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Published By: VMware     Published Date: Sep 12, 2019
Whether a CIO is on a four-year trajectory or has plans to stay much longer, there’s a way to thrive in this role as business priorities continuously evolve. I advocate producing early wins, setting sights on specific goals at specific points in time, and delivering on those goals whether you plan to be at a company for the long term or expect to move on soon after passing the four-year mark.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Driver-based budgeting (DBB) is a business planning process that links demand with the operational activities needed to fulfill that demand. Its approach can be successfully implemented in nearly every industry due to its flexible methodology. In this paper, you will learn: What business drivers are and on which ones an organization should focus The benefits of implementing a DBB process How Connected Planning technology supports a sustainable DBB approach
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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: 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: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Driver-based budgeting (DBB) is a business planning process that links demand with the operational activities needed to fulfill that demand. Its approach can be successfully implemented in nearly every industry due to its flexible methodology. In this paper, you will learn: What business drivers are and on which ones an organization should focus The benefits of implementing a DBB process How Connected Planning technology supports a sustainable DBB approach
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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
As part of a company-wide initiative called Ambition 2020, AXA Germany reimagined and connected its planning processes across the business as it moved them to Anaplan. Done in three phases, the reinvention eliminated spreadsheet nightmares and improved both process transparency and planning efficiency. As a result, months-long planning routines are now complete in days and the foundation is set for further improvements.
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
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 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 10, 2019
In recent years and amid increased uncertainty, businesses have been looking for additional ways to improve growth and cut costs. This search has led many organizations to re-examine zero-based budgeting (ZBB), an approach to budgeting that has been around since the late 1970s. In this paper, you will learn: What the ZBB methodology looks like and its benefits How businesses can implement a ZBB approach How ZBB is supported by Connected Planning technology
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
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 Sales-focused brief contains: Key findings from Sales professionals Planning challenges faced by Sales professionals Ideas from Sales leaders about overcoming obstacles and planning more successfully
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Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 10, 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: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 10, 2019
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 supply chain-focused brief contains: Key findings from supply chain professionals Challenges faced by supply chain professionals How they believe they can improve their planning processes
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Published By: Cisco Umbrella EMEA     Published Date: Sep 02, 2019
"We live and surf in a cyber world where attacks like APT, DDOS, Trojans and Ransomware are common and easy to execute. Domain names are an integral part of any business today and apparently an integral part of an attacker's plan too. Domain names are carriers of malwares, they act as Command and Control servers and malware's ex-filtrate data too. In today's threat landscape - predicting threats, spotting threats and mitigating them is super crucial.. This is called Visibility and Analytics. Watch this on demand session with our Cisco cloud security experts Shyam Ramaswamy and Fernando Ferrari as they talk about how Cisco Umbrella and The Umbrella Research team detect anomalies, block threats and identify compromised hosts. The experts also discuss how effectively Cisco spot, react, filter out IOC, block the network communications of a malware; identify and stop a phishing campaign (unknown ones too). "
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Published By: MicroStrategy     Published Date: Aug 29, 2019
Dresner Advisory Services’ eighth annual Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study in 2019 shows user confidence at an all-time high, with cloud offerings outnumbering traditional on-premises offerings. Sentiment toward cloud and cloud BI turned sharply positive in 2018, with current and future user plans both trending up. Results from our 2019 Dresner Advisory Services New Year User Survey reinforced those findings with ongoing momentum. Sentiment is at an all-time high, and the majority of organizations—51 percent—use cloud BI in 2019. Cloud-based BI vendor products and services are now more plentiful than traditional onpremises products. Still, vendors support any deployment option the customer chooses: public, private, or hybrid, at multiple levels of scale and price. Customers benefit from these choices, which reduce the chance for vendor lock-in. Users have not settled on deployment models but are migrating toward subscription and the adoption of managed services. Ou
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Published By: ConnectWise     Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
With the right plan in place, everything from growth and stability to a whole new business model is within reach. Setting out a clear plan, with achievable goals and a basic timeline, can put you on the fast track to meeting and exceeding your business goals. In this eBook, we’re curating the best industry expertise to help you design and implement a business plan agile enough to grow or pivot with your business needs.
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Published By: ConnectWise     Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
ConnectWise Inc. has helped countless technology professionals reconfigure their businesses for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue. The Ultimate Guide to As-A-Service will help you navigate these important business expansions with confidence. This guide covers everything from business planning to client retention.
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