Dynamic Business: From Aspiration to Reality

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Moving forward to the next chapter in the evolution of Microsoft Dynamics, we look at the challenges facing businesses in the future, and define a new vision for how software can evolve to empower people for greater success, predict potential issues and opportunities, and enable organizations to expand the possibilities for competitive advantage.

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The Case for Business Analytics in Midsize Firms

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The reality of business analytics in terms of affordability and accessibility is much different from the perception of many midsize organizations. Read this white paper and accompanying case study for the Cincinnati Zoo to learn more about solutions specifically designed to provide affordable analytics capabilities for midsize businesses. Read More

Mastering Complex CPQ for Dynamic Businesses

Complex configure, price, quote (CPQ) practices are becoming more important to enterprises seeking decisive business advantages. This white paper defines the concept of complex CPQ and summarizes the major trends driving interest in such business practices and enabling technologies. It provides a framework on three main aspects of complex CPQ and reviews the key capabilities of world-class CPQ software to drive sales efficiency with complex sales.  Read More

How Do Your BPM Metrics Measure Up?

While many business process metrics are “inside-out,” focused on efficiency, it can also be useful to look at them from the “outside-in,” focused on successful business outcomes. Accurate, relevant metrics are becoming increasing important to companies seeking to make smarter business decisions. As John Dixon, a Gartner Inc. research director, says: “BPM without metrics is just a shot in the dark.”

With the scope of process widening beyond traditional organizational boundaries to large-scale business networks, the dynamic nature of these networks will accelerate, contributing to the complexity that organizations will need to address. Plus technologies such as social, mobile, big data, analytics, and the cloud that are having to be applied to BPM further complicates matters. Approaches have to change from being reactive to proactive. To handle all of this should be intelligent software that uses business metrics and analytics.

This white paper takes a look at BPM metrics best practices, as well as how to establish a baseline and ensure BPM metrics support the organization’s key business outcomes. Read on to discover more about how using BPM metrics can help you achieve fact-based business innovation and transformation that can help your BPM metrics “measure up” so you can more easily achieve true business agility.  Read More

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