The latest Pulse surveys reflect business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology outsourcing (ITO) market activity during the first quarter of 2008 and projections for the future. If you?re considering BPO or ITO, the surveys? results can inform you on demand and buying patterns, deal scope, sales cycles and ramp-up time, as well as outsourcing?s role in making human resources more strategic. Learn more.
Related to Survey Results: Business Process Outsourcing, Consulting and Services, Economic Analysis, Executive Views, Outsourcing, Profit Optimization, Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management, Strategy, Workforce, EquaTerra
Unmanaged employee use of e-mail and the Web can subject your organization to costly risks including litigation, regulatory investigations, and public embarrassment. Responsible organizations should deploy clearly written acceptable usage policies (AUPs) for e-mail and Web usage, supported by employee training and enforced by technology solutions. Find out how to develop and enforce e-mail and Web AUPs in your workplace.
Related to Survey Results: Consulting and Services, E-mail Management, Employee Manual and Policy, Internet Monitoring, IT Monitoring and Management, Managed Intranet and Internet Services, Symantec
Almost four in ten employers say the recession has increased their organization?s focus on reducing absence levels and costs. For these companies, human resources (HR) can provide effective absence management and promote accountability by providing accurate records and reports that illustrate trends and patterns that can help managers recognize early indicators of an ineffective department. Find out how.
Related to Survey Results: Contingent Workforce Management, Human Capital Management (HCM), Staffing, Time and Attendance Tracking, Vizual Management Solutions Ltd
Transitioning to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) is more than just a mandate?it?s an opportunity for companies to improve their financial consolidation and reporting systems, and enable rapid legal compliance. But making the switch requires careful planning, thoughtful execution, and support from personnel throughout the enterprise. Find out how your company can manage the change.
Related to Survey Results: Accounting and Financial Management, Consolidation Statements and Performance Reporting (CS-PR, Aggregation), Enterprise Accounting, Regulatory and Compliance, Tax Preparation and Reporting, SAP
For many retailers, the transition to global sourcing and demand-driven inventory models creates both opportunities and challenges. Supply chains are becoming longer, with a smaller buffer for mistakes or delays. To continually improve, you need to gain visibility across your partner community. Find out how a partner performance management solution can help buyers and sellers work together to improve business processes.
Related to Survey Results: Global Logistics Solution (GLS), Partnership Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Trading Partner Management, Inovis, Retail Trade
" Regional differences and similarities A review of the survey results by region reveals differences and similarities in how geographically dispersed companies approach the establishment of business partnerships.
Related to Survey Results: Business Process Collaboration, Collaborative Planning and Scheduling (CPS), Collaborative Work, Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Partnership Management, Practices and Business Issues, Production and Supply Planning, Project and Process Management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP
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Related to Survey Results: Business Activity Monitoring (BAM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)/Marketing Resource Management (MRM), Management Practices, Strategy, SAP
Appendix: survey results Improving customer relationships: An integrated approach Appendix:
Related to Survey Results: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Marketing Automation, ROI and Success Measurement, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Strategy, SAP
Following is a compilation of survey results on where change is supported architecturally by each
Related to Survey Results: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Technology Evaluation Centers
Summary Following a review of the survey results, Datamonitor makes the following conclusions: Although business managers are
Related to Survey Results: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Decision Making Considerations, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Management Practices, Practices and Business Issues, Software Selection, Strategy, IBM
A holistic approach One way of reading the survey results is that a growing number of executives are going beyond the narrow goal of simply automating processes.
Related to Survey Results: Accounting and Financial Management, Business Process Management, Compliance Management, Risk Management, SAP
In order to assess current concerns and approaches to regulatory risk management, the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey of senior professionals with responsibility for risk on behalf of Ace, KPMG, SAP and Towers Perrin, and held an advisory board meeting of senior risk executives to discuss the survey results and provide further input.
Related to Survey Results: Regulatory and Compliance, Risk Management, SAP
Based on these survey results, a Blueprint was recommended to guide healthcare companies through the efforts to achieve the objectives of enhanced patient safety and increased business value.
Related to Survey Results: Business Process Collaboration, Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Product Data Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), SAP, Health Care and Social Assistance, Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
As you look for ways to get the most out of your existing operating assets, enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) solutions are key. However, when it comes to researching, selecting, and implementing the right EAM/CMMS software, you need to avoid several mistakes. Discover 10 common errors you should avoid if you?re looking for a new or replacement EAM or CMMS solution.
Related to Survey Results: Asset Management, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Decision Making, Enterprise Asset Management, Plant Equipment Maintenance, Software Selection, Vehicle/Fleet Maintenance, Infor
During difficult times it may be tempting to postpone upgrades, treating them as discretionary or optional projects, when in fact they could very well provide a path to doing more with less. Return on investment (ROI) becomes even more important in a down economy. Find out why upgrading may be the most effective and direct way for your organization to increase productivity, improve customer service, and reduce costs.
Related to Survey Results: Return on Investment (ROI), ROI and Success Measurement, Oracle