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The Mastery of Marketing Performance Management

June 20, 2016 by Mark Smith

Managing marketing performance is anything but simple. It requires establishing a unified approach to assess the outcomes of initiatives and projects and compare results with investments in marketing people and campaigns. In general, while performance management has been conducted effectively at the corporate levels, it has been a...[read more]

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Three Best Tools To Enhance Your Online Banking

June 16, 2016 by Konstantin Rabin
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Banks used to be boring. Put your money in or take it out—this was basically it. Over time, when banking went universal with investments, insurances, mortgages and so on, it became more flexible, but also more complex. Fortunately, online banking simplified many processes and enabled more services available to customers. The question is, do banks really need more functionality around their usual business? Do their clients want bells and whistles in transactional systems? Is simple really better?[read more]

6 hidden costs of Business Intelligence

June 14, 2016 by Joe Stangarone

While implementing Business Intelligence can drive revenue and save money, many businesses underestimate the deployment and ownership costs of BI. Besides the cost of software, they don’t anticipate the fees that crop up during some BI implementations. In this article, we explore a few common “hidden” fees of BI that you cannot ignore.[read more]

What SAP Users Think About Digital Transformation

June 13, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Last month, the US and German SAP user communities released a white paper on Digital Transformation: The SAP User Community Perspective.It’s a must-read, and speaks for itself, but here are a few highlights to give you a flavor [with my emphasis added!]What is Digital Transformation?The relentless pursuit of the conversion of...[read more]

Want To Get The Most Out of Your Salesforce CRM? Read This!

June 8, 2016 by Girish Jashnani

Salesforce CRM Software is well aligned with the business processes in your company. You can then proceed to give these objects the names of your business processes. After doing this, you can populate the CRM software with data about these processes. The role played by the Salesforce CRM adjusts over time to accommodate the changing attitudes of the customers.[read more]

Integrating the Commerce Experience: Salesforce to Acquire Demandware

June 7, 2016 by Michael Fauscette

There’s a lot of good analysis coming out on Salesforce’s announcement last week  on the intent to acquire Demandware and move into the commerce platform business. If you’re looking for some good reads, try this post by Paul Greenberg or this post from Ray Wang. I don’t intend to rehash what my colleagues have already said quite...[read more]

Quiet Revolution in Enterprise: Embracing Agile Strategy

June 1, 2016 by Alexander Medovoy

Originating from incremental development techniques, first used back in 1957 by a group of engineers at IBM and Motorola, Agile philosophy has long become a generally accepted standard in software development. Initially considered to be the domain of startups and small companies, agile methodologies, however, are gaining wider use with...[read more]

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From GPS to Genomes: “Big Data” Expanding Its Reach

May 25, 2016 by Particia Dimick

The future of computing is at an exciting, if ambiguous crossroads, with some of the biggest players in the industry, players like Intel, AMD, and NVidia starting to stray off the beaten path of relentlessly pursuing the time-honored tradition of Moore’s law: doubling chip density (and consequently halving prices) roughly every 18 months...[read more]

6 ways to maximize the value of Business Intelligence

May 24, 2016 by Joe Stangarone

The Business Intelligence playing field has leveled over the past few years. With the advancement of BI software, small businesses now have the same BI options as their larger counterparts. But, while everyone now has the same options, not everyone uses BI to its fullest potential. In this article, we explore a few reasons why this happens, and how to maximize BI’s value in your business.[read more]

Next Generation of Product Information Management Empowers Digital Business

May 24, 2016 by Mark Smith

Organizations in all industries face various difficulties in managing product information. The most serious is providing complete, engaging information to consumers and customers on the internet. Newly developed products, mergers and acquisitions, changes to pricing and promotions in online commerce spur business growth, but these...[read more]

How IoT is Revolutionizing Asset Monitoring for Utility Companies

May 24, 2016 by Annie Bustos

In a previous post we briefly discussed 3 ways that utilitiy and green energy companies are getting smarter with IoT but now I want to delve a little deeper into one important area which is asset management. Assets that are linked to IoT devices allow utility operators to see real-time conditions, predict usage spikes, and...[read more]

The Global Billboard Advertising Statistics and Dynamics

May 19, 2016 by Sarah Smith

Should marketing really abandon the billboard and other forms of outdoor advertising? Do these methods still have any benefit to businesses?[read more]

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5 Ways Big Data is Improving Gaming Experience

May 13, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh
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With $20 billion in annual revenue in the United States alone, the gaming industry is a behemoth in the way people spend their free time. Technology continues to evolve that makes gaming even more inviting and social – and the way developers implement big data has plenty to do with the success the industry is seeing.Big data has improved...[read more]

5 Causes Of Cumbersome Corporate Reporting

May 13, 2016 by Tagetik Software

Corporate reporting is a topic that virtually any organization deals with as chief executives (both CEO and CFO) expect to receive regular updates on corporate performance. Delivering on this necessity in some cases is a cumbersome exercise – but it doesn’t have to be. We identified some key causes of cumbersome corporate reporting...[read more]

6 Tips for Integrating Business Intelligence Solutions with Your CRM

May 12, 2016 by Annie Bustos

In the age of Big Data, companies are pushing to collect and analyze as many data sources as possible so they can enrich the customer experience and drive sales. One way to gather rich data is by integrating Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools with business intelligence (BI) platforms. CRM provides companies with customer-...[read more]