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A Checklist for Developing a Future-Proof AP Organization

Published By: Coupa     Published Date: Dec 14, 2018
Data from The Hackett Group’s most recent Purchase-to-Pay Performance Study shows that organizations with high levels of AP automation save 43% on invoice processing costs. However, top-performing organizations don’t focus solely on process automation.
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Coupa

Three Characteristics of Top-Performing P2P Organizations

Published By: Coupa     Published Date: Dec 14, 2018
What P2P Leaders Do That You Can, Too Purchase-to-pay (P2P) organizations are under high-stakes stress. With constant changes in market volatility, fierce competition, and disruptive technology, P2P teams need to re-think their approach to balancing traditional cost concerns and emphasize agility. The question is: how? To help companies discover the answer, The Hackett Group looked at P2P organizations across a variety of industries and areas over a 12-month period to identify what top performers had in common—and what set them apart. Read this report to gain insight into three key areas: Ensuring stakeholder needs guide day-to-day decisions Digitizing information to increase availability and agility Automating processes to accelerate response to change
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Coupa

Sign anywhere. Making your work life better, faster, easier (and cooler) with mobile technology

Published By: DocuSign UK     Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
"Mobile. It’s where things are going in life and in business. Your coworkers and customers are 2-5 times more likely to access information on their phone than their PC.* This ebook explores the mobile trends that are transforming how business gets done. Plus, it offers real-world examples of how companies like yours are using the new accessibility to their advantage. Get those forms and approvals on those phones and tablets! Imagine NDAs, invoices, project proposals, purchase orders, time sheets, RFPs, permissions, reviews, signoffs – you know, those tiresome paper pushing processes – all accessible, transferable, reviewable, approvable, and actionable via any digital device."
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DocuSign UK

Understanding Integrated Suites: The Example of E-Sourcing

Published By: SAP Ariba     Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
Procurement organizations are moving in substantial numbers to implement integrated technology suites in areas like source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay. A new generation of technology has made it possible for these technologies to move to the cloud, simplifying maintenance and administration. A recent Hackett Group study analyzed the use of e-sourcing suites to uncover trends, benefits and drawbacks to unifying these processes in one solution. For organizations already invested in optimizing sourcing execution efforts, the arguments for moving to an integrated suite are compelling.
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SAP Ariba

Evolve Or Die: Smart Ways To Address Changing Needs Of Customers

Published By: Pega     Published Date: Apr 04, 2016
Customers are evolving. They are evolving in the way they get information about products, what goes into making their purchase decision and ultimately how they buy. Businesses need to evolve and adapt how they manage their customer relationships. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software was supposed to improve front-end customer engagement across marketing, sales and service. Unfortunately, most systems have the opposite result. Companies spend too much time integrating and maintaining disconnected systems and too little time nurturing relationships. Organizations need to transform their organizations from the inside out—embracing new processes and technologies that gathers, stores and gives them access to customer data so they gain more insight into their customers and therefore create more effective marketing and service programs. Download this Ebook and gain a better understanding of how a more robust CRM system can improve customer management.
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Pega

A Guide to an Integrated Approach to Today’s IT Issues

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
In the past, companies have been able to adopt and utilize a business-as-usual IT infrastructure and get away with it. They purchased hardware to keep pace with data growth, managed multiple servers, and hired an ever-increasing workforce to ensure their organization succeeded. But with diminishing budgets and fewer resources, these institutions can no longer afford to carry out each and every one of these processes to maintain their IT infrastructure.
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integration, hardware, software, workforce, organisation, infrastructure
    
Oracle

A Guide to an Integrated Approach to Today’s IT Issues

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
In the past, companies have been able to adopt and utilize a business-as-usual IT infrastructure and get away with it. They purchased hardware to keep pace with data growth, managed multiple servers, and hired an ever-increasing workforce to ensure their organization succeeded. But with diminishing budgets and fewer resources, these institutions can no longer afford to carry out each and every one of these processes to maintain their IT infrastructure.
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integration, hardware, software, workforce, organisation, infrastructure
    
Oracle

Evolve Or Die: Smart Ways To Address Changing Needs Of Customers

Published By: Pega     Published Date: May 24, 2016
Customers are evolving. They are evolving in the way they get information about products, what goes into making their purchase decision and ultimately how they buy. Businesses need to evolve and adapt how they manage their customer relationships. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software was supposed to improve front-end customer engagement across marketing, sales and service. Unfortunately, most systems have the opposite result. Companies spend too much time integrating and maintaining disconnected systems and too little time nurturing relationships. Organizations need to transform their organizations from the inside out—embracing new processes and technologies that gathers, stores and gives them access to customer data so they gain more insight into their customers and therefore create more effective marketing and service programs. Download this Ebook and gain a better understanding of how a more robust CRM system can improve customer management.
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Pega

The New Social Purchase Journey

Published By: Reevoo     Published Date: Apr 17, 2012
Social shopping has changed the purchase journey beyond all recognition. You need to get to grip with the new purchase journey: a complex, cross-channel and thoroughly social process.The New Social Purchase Journey
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reevoo, marketing, social media, digital, online, social purchase
    
Reevoo

Putting AI into ERP: The Where, What and How of Success

Published By: Larsen & Toubro Infotech(LTI)     Published Date: Aug 13, 2019
Real-time ERP systems are converting purchase order into jobs and schedules through the integration of standard ERPs with Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This powerful combination of touchless digitization engine, Robotic Process Automation (“software robots” that perform tasks automatically), and APIs in a nonintrusive manner to highly automate process is convincing Business Leaders, CIOs and IT managers that AI has moved past hype. Download full White Paper.
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Larsen & Toubro Infotech(LTI)

Winning Consensus Based Sales

Published By: CEB     Published Date: Dec 03, 2015
The key challenge of B2B selling today: customer purchase processes are overwhelmed by an increasingly large and diverse number of customer stakeholders who can’t reach consensus on a common course of action. Learn how to overcome buyer dysfunction and guide customer to consensus.
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marketing, sales, b2b, challenger, consensus, mobilizer, implementation, product marketing
    
CEB

A Total-Cost-of-Ownership Comparison for Unified Communications and Collaboration

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 20, 2014
Midsize organizations strive for success, and being successful means consistently making smart decisions—including smart technology purchases. Technology should enable a midsize organization to meet the needs of its employees and customers today and also allow it to make simple but value-rich changes in the future. Technology must support changes that occur in a business without increasing the risks associated with providing excellent customer service, engaging with suppliers, and conducting many common business processes.
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cisco, unified communications, collaboration, unified communications, it management
    
Cisco

Create the future of transportation and mobility experience

Published By: Dassault Systèmes     Published Date: May 09, 2018
Technology is transforming mobility and vehicle ownership. To be a game-changer in the transportation and mobility market, organizations must anticipate customer expectations and deliver compelling experiences. • Help my customers experience the future: Digitization, VR and interactive experiences show consumers benefits before they are on the road. • Give my customers enhanced levels of customization: Vehicle personalization transforms a product purchase to a multi-dimensional experience. • Streamline my product development processes: Innovation increases product diversity while reducing development time and costs. • Keep me up to speed with new mobility solutions: Organizations must be open to change in imagining how to go from point A to B. • Prepare me for the shift to Mobility as a Service: MaaS is already affecting transportation and pressuring margins for conventional car manufacturers. I invite you to download your targeted industry analysis and uncover the expectations to tak
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Dassault Systèmes

14 Reasons Why Placing Purchase Orders is so Important

Published By: Brightpearl     Published Date: Nov 19, 2012
If you're frequently purchasing new stock from vendors and fulfilling multiple orders yourself every day then it is essential that you have a good purchasing process in place. Read on to learn 14 reasons why placing purchase orders are so important.
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brightpearl, placing purchase, orders, order purchase, process management, business technology
    
Brightpearl

The Gaping Hole in your B2B Marketing Automation

Published By: Invoca     Published Date: Jan 21, 2014
In the rush to digital, B2B marketers have ignored a crucial element that salespeople and buyers need: direct human interaction. Sales teams know that calls close customers, and 97% of B2B technology buyers want direct interactions with the provider during the research and purchase process. So why have we left voice conversations behind? In order to get more sales qualified leads and master marketing automation in a multichannel world, we need to bring back human engagement. Join Invoca and guest Forrester Analyst Lori Wizdo as they examine:
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b2b marketing automation, marketing automation, customer lifecycle, b2b buyers, b2b technology buyers, inbound calls
    
Invoca

A Total-Cost-of-Ownership Comparison for Unified Communications and Collaboration

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: May 15, 2015
Midsize organizations strive for success. Being successful means consistently making smart decisions— including smart technology purchases. Technology should enable a midsize organization to meet the needs of its employees and customers today and also allow the organization to make simple but rewarding changes in the future. Technology must support changes that occur in a business without increasing the risks associated with providing excellent customer service, engaging with suppliers, and conducting many common business processes.
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communications, collaborations, cost of ownership, videoconference, cisco, ebusiness, enterprise resource planning, enterprise software
    
Cisco

Retail in a Digital World: How to Survive and Thrive

Published By: SAP     Published Date: Mar 22, 2016
Nearly all store sales will be influenced by digital in 2020, and the retailer of the future will excel at orchestrating core processes in the maze of near-infinite purchase paths available to ever-more discerning consumers. Digital transformation will impact all areas of retail business processes as retailers seek new ways to reach consumers while maximizing efficiencies within their own operations. Automation, speed, and contextually driven decisions will create opportunities for retailers and help transform relationships with their suppliers, consumers, and employees. Learn more about how digital transformation is impacting the retail industry. Download a complimentary copy of the Retail in a Digital World white paper.
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sap, digital retail, digital businesses, business technology
    
SAP

Commerce Anywhere: A Business and Technology Strategy to Maximize Cross-Channel Commerce Growth

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Feb 03, 2012
This white paper details a commerce-anywhere approach that encourages businesses to extend their concept of the research and purchase process beyond individual transactions.
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on demand, oracle on demand, instant gratification, crm, customer relationship management, deployment, saas, software-as-service
    
Oracle

Implement Video Banking To Drive Digital Sales

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 08, 2016
Financial services customers are increasingly going digital, but human assistance continues to play a pivotal role — especially in the purchase journey — and many banks still only allow customers to get this assistance over the phone or in a branch. To improve the customer experience, increase the productivity of frontline experts, and increase sales, eBusiness and channel strategy executives should consider weaving human advisors and digital technologies together with video banking. Success will require more than just a simple video call. eBusiness and channel strategy executives need to ensure that video banking capabilities let prospects collaborate effectively with an expert when and where they choose and that experts are supported by the right processes, tools, and training.
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cisco, video banking, driving digital sales, improving customer experience, best practices
    
Cisco

IBM Case Study: Customer Engagement through Websphere

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 04, 2009
The traditional view of online transactions is anchored on the idea that online stores are first and foremost a venue for transactions, which, by and large, tend to be tightly structured interactions involving the buyer and the retailer. Within this interaction, the retailer’s key job is to provide customers with the information they need to purchase–such as pricing, product descriptions and orderly merchandising–and to deliver all within the context of a superior customer experience. However, the way customers are seeking and processing this information is beginning to change, and that’s expected to have a big impact on tomorrow’s online experience.
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ibm, online transactions, customer experience, online experience, moosejaw, customer satisfaction, purchasing, ecommerce
    
IBM

IBM Pt of View on Desktop of the Future and How to Get Started Today

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Aug 10, 2009
For the last 15 years, most office desktop software has been purchased in a "suite," a set of office productivity applications for word processing, spreadsheets and presentation designed to offer extra value, beyond their purchase price. Other products may include an email client, a browser, a low-end data base product, a forms designer, a forms fill-in product, various publishing aids (templates for both the printed page and the web), collaboration and communication and business contact management.
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desktop, office productivity, word, spreadsheets, presentation, publishing, templates, collaboration
    
IBM

Buyer's Guide to Business Phone Systems

Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Mar 10, 2011
Expert business phone system purchasers recommend focusing on four major areas of the decision-making process.
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cisco, business phone system, voip, ip networks, ip telephony, video conferencing, voice recognition, voice over ip
    
Cisco

Why Sales VP’s are Turning to Digital Listening to Accelerate Sales

Published By: LiveHive     Published Date: Jan 20, 2015
In today’s online and social driven world the power has shifted from the seller to the buyer. Only 47% of information used during the purchase decision comes from the supplier. This decline in face to face selling has led to a rise in screen to screen interaction. For sales reps there’s now a need to not only communicate through digital content, but also to understand the impact of the materials they share. It’s a new era and sales reps require new tools to keep up with it. This whitepaper will show you how your sales reps can employ new methods to find out how much a prospect knows, how interested and engaged they are, and where they are in the buying process. All in real time!
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digital listening, accelerate sales, purchase decision, digital content, buying proces
    
LiveHive

Energize B2B Marketing with Customer Behavior Analytics

Published By: Quantivo Corporation     Published Date: Sep 01, 2009
Watch this webinar to learn how top companies are re-energizing their B2B marketing with customer behavior analytics. Take advantage of your Web, CRM, Support and other touch points to identify customer actions that signal a future purchase and which marketing programs will help speed the process.
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quantivo, customer behavior, crm, behavior, analytics, lead response, sales leads, cycle times
    
Quantivo Corporation

Transforming Retail with Mobile Apps

Published By: Appcelerator     Published Date: Jun 25, 2012
In order to capitalize on the mobile boom, retailers need to find compelling ways to integrate mobile app technology into the shopping and purchase processes.
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appcelerator, mobile devices, build relationships, brand, mobile space, social sharing, technology
    
Appcelerator
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