Managing Your Business Processes to Create Competitive Advantage

Any company efficiency improvements are going to involve business process management (BPM). BPM ensures process consistency, optimizes business processes, and ensures compliance. The result is not only cuts in cost and time, but it adds a price value and creates a price advantage which helps companies enhance their competitive edge.

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The Business Trouble with Spreadsheet Sprawl

  • Source: IBM
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  • Published: June 3 2013
Watch this video white paper to learn how to transform your spreadsheet-only processes so you can create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. Read More

Why Your Business Is Not Too Small for VoIP

This guide explores five reasons why small businesses should think differently about VoIP. There may still be situations where VoIP isn’t for you, but in today’s environment VoIP can do more than just provide lower cost telephony. You’ll see that you’re never too small for VoIP, and there are great choices available to start you on this path and turn your phone system into a new driver for competitive advantage. Read More

How to Exceed Customer Expectations While Reducing Costs: Exploring the Use of Proactive Notifications

Information and data are ever present. So how can you harvest this data to your advantage to provide exceptional customer service and beat the high expectations that are set as a result of our own consumer lives? Proactive notifications allow companies not only to have a competitive edge through better customer service, but also create greater efficiencies within their organization.  Read More

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Creating Competitive Advantage with Business Intelligence Pervasiveness

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Pervasive business intelligence (BI) results when organizational culture, business processes, and technologies are designed and implemented with the goal of improving the strategic, operational, and tactical decision-making capabilities of a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Read about creating a BI strategy and improving your BI competency. Read More

Embracing IT Innovation to Gain the Competitive Edge

To stay competitive, companies need to change—and they need to embrace change. Companies in the supply chain need to look for new and better ways of retaining their competitive edge. A key factor in successfully overcoming this challenge is your IT infrastructure. Managing out the complexity in IT systems means your IT spend will be directed towards increased productivity, not system upkeep and maintenance. Find out how. Read More

Perfecting the Recipe for Competitive Advantage: The Chemical Industry and Adaptive Business Networks

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Chemical companies are living in a new, more complex world—one that calls for meeting demand through cooperating internally, opening processes to partners, suppliers, and customers, and developing newfound abilities to collaborate and change. In other words, the adaptive business network (ABN). But how do you create a successful ABN? And how does that translate into a competitive advantage? Read More
 
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