article by Frederic Veron
Software is becoming more and more complex, and as a result, it’s become increasingly difficult to have a true, real-time grasp of what’s actually in software portfolios. From undocumented features, to unknown security vulnerabilities to code libraries used, CIOs and their teams are making big decisions in the dark every day. And, unintentionally of course, this lack of informed decision making puts the organization at great risk.
article by Australian Mining
For thousands of years, mining has provided us with the raw materials we need to develop economies and build communities. But mines are entering a new era that’s requiring them to transform their operations, create new business models and foster a digital culture
article by Peter Bendor-Samuel
Organizational exhaustion is the deadliest enemy of companies undertaking digital transformation. It may be hard to believe, but one reason this happens is that companies do a lot of work to prepare for an unknown objective. Therefore, they effectively dissipate their commitment, resources, money and energy in areas that don’t bring value. This exhaustion prevents companies from completing their digital transformation journey. Let’s look at why and how this happens, and I’ll share how to avoid it. The remedy likely will seem counter-intuitive, and it goes against all that technicians believe. But it works.
article by Ron Cogburn
In business, we usually innovate to solve problems on a lesser scale, but it’s need-driven nonetheless. Evolving markets and fierce competition make it necessary to find new ways to improve existing processes, and automation can be a powerful force behind these changes. In business, necessity is the mother of innovation.
article by Elizabeth Quirk
Processes are the foundation in which organizations run; they define how certain tasks are done, and because businesses are constantly changing, how those tasks respond to internal and external pressures.
Because processes drive activity, it is important to understand how much operational value they can provide, and how organizations can manage and improve them. Today, there are two types of software that dominate the process management market: workflow management and Business Process Management (BPM).
Both enable organizations of every size, industry and vertical to become more efficient and effective.
article by Virender Jeet
One look at studies on the Internet would make it amply clear that the cost of acquiring a new customer is exponentially higher than the cost of retaining an existent one. So, when it comes to prioritizing, attracting prospects, converting and nurturing qualified sales leads, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) deserve the same spot on the priority list for customer satisfaction.
article by Cristina Maria
Automation is this year's buzzword. Wherever you look, there’s news of more activities getting the software treatment from proofreading to CRM software. Recent advances in computing have made it possible to bring automation into every corner of our work lives, and while there are disadvantages, the benefits are greater. Let’s zero in on office automation and run down a few of the key gains that come with implementing it.
Article by ERP News
ERP systems, though not known by that description at the time, were first developed in the 1960s as a means of controlling inventory and other basic manufacturing processes.
Article by Katie Morris
If someone asked if your accounting processes were automated, how would you respond? What about your month-end close process? Or your account reconciliation process?
Article by Susanna Metzler, Manager, Finance Transformation
Account reconciliations are a critical control to help ensure an organization’s financial integrity. Unfortunately, the accountant who’s often grueling through the process feels underappreciated and undervalued.