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Anatomy of a decision: What to consider when investing in analytics
By Tibco | 21/5/2015
This report examines the challenges and evaluation criteria of three organisations looking to address gaps in their existing analytics. The research subjects included a multi-national biotechnology firm, a global petrochemical firm, and a mid-sized financial services firm. And although unique in industry, they shared common challenges including: Challenges with legacy solutions, the limitations presented by their default reporting tools, and difficulty in seeing the “full picture” when conducting analysis.
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IDC MaturityScape: software license optimisation
By Flexera | 18/5/2015
Managing the software licensing landscape within most companies is a complex task, which is made more complicated by the sheer number of contracts to be managed (hundreds, if not thousands) as well as the different types of licenses that must be administered. This IDC MaturityScape will enable organisations to refine or develop strategies for effective software license optimisation. Software license complexity will cost organizations an average of 25% of their software license budgets in 2015, industry trends such as virtualisation, cloud, and increased flexibility in software licensing have added to this challenge, IT buyers should understand the key triggers and be especially vigilant with license management.
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SWOT assessment: Flexera Software, FlexNet Manager Suite for enterprises
By Flexera | 18/5/2015
In today's economic climate, there is significant pressure on CIOs to control costs and reduce risks while finding ways to fund new business initiatives. Software is a strategic asset that is typically under-managed in most organisations. It should therefore be a priority for CIOs to find ways to automate and optimise software asset management in order to uncover cost savings and minimise license liability risk. This report extract gives insight on how FelxNet Manager can help reach these goals.
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Solving your big data problems with fast data
By Tibco | 13/5/2015
This ebook looks at how you can make better decisions and take instant action with fast data as well as how fast data future proofs your business. Learn: how you can use fast data to truly make a difference in customer loyalty and revenue, the four step process to decision-making and action-taking, how being event driven can both improve system performance and business outcomes.
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Guide to predictive analytics
By Tibco | 13/5/2015
In business, predictive analytics are used to make proactive decisions and determine actions, by using statistical models to discover patterns in historical and transactional data to uncover likely risks and opportunities. Find out: how predictive analytics moved from government conceptual models to the corporate mainstream, the six business uses of PA that provide the best benefits across a wide array of industries and the best practices for enterprises to support their decision-making and future outcomes.
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Achieving cloud superiority: the benefits of advisory services
By Tangoe | 4/5/2015
Enterprises face numerous choices and challenges regarding cloud computing implementation and adoption. Across a wide array of industries, enterprises increasingly look to cloud-based solutions to meet their unique and diverse needs. This whitepaper looks at why organisations of all types and sizes need to look to third party experts to guide them through the transition of adopting a cloud infrastructure or to conduct a thorough analysis of their current cloud application usage
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The high cost of chasing invoices: the tipping point for AP automation
By Bottomline Technologies | 4/5/2015
Companies have decided it’s time to get proactive with payables management as a way to sustain productivity gains. This white paper looks at why you should consider the real costs involved with inefficient manual AP (Accounts Payable) processes, the real world issues that you’re up against and how to choose the right course of action going forward with the top 5 questions to ask during AP automation evaluation.
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Measuring the impact of AP automation – A 5 step guide
By Bottomline Technologies | 4/5/2015
Research suggests that more executives would embrace AP automation if they could quantify the return on investment. This white paper helps make that case in 5 steps, documenting the risks and waste of paper-based processes and providing quantifiable solutions that will allow senior executives to make an informed decision. This paper will also discuss the advantages of AP automation solutions that utilise and extend a company’s existing IT infrastructure investments, including their ERP and ECM platforms, to support a lower total cost of ownership and maximise user adoption.
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The business case for AP automation
By Bottomline Technologies | 4/5/2015
Technology is constantly evolving, with change accelerating seemingly overnight. At the same time, more than 70 percent of companies process more than half of their invoices – and organizations in general pay most of their bills – the old-fashioned way, on paper. See the research that suggests that more executives would embrace AP automation if they could quantify the return on investment, why paper-based processes pose risks and waste which can be eliminated with AP automation and how AP automation solutions utilise and extend a company’s existing IT infrastructure investments.
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AP automation delivers tangible ROI
By Bottomline Technologies | 4/5/2015
Accounts payable automation can deliver a rapid return on investment (ROI) by eliminating the risks and waste of paper-based processes and utilising and extending a company’s existing IT infrastructure investments. This paper will showcase how AP automation delivered solid ROI for one customer - Service Systems Associates (SSA), a national provider of service amenities in U.S. zoos, museums, and aquariums serving over 27 million visitors annually, how they determined the right AP automation for their organisation and how they saved $14k annually after implementation.
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