The Empowered Workforce: Crucial to Success in the New Economy

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An Earned Value Management (EVM) Success Story

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Earned value management (EVM) is not a new concept, having its origins in United States government agencies during the 1960s as a way to ensure accountability among contractors working on long-term, complex projects. But in this century, EVM has become standard required practice. Learn how to get certified in earned value management (EVM) and compete for government aerospace and defense contracts. Read More

Top 5 Ways High Growth Companies Can Get High Employee Engagement

As old perceptions change and new expectations arise for the human resources (HR) function, the way forward is clear: Spend less time on day-to-day administrative tasks and more time on driving employee engagement. Here are five ways that high-growth companies can use an all-in-one human capital management (HCM) platform with an enterprise social network to boost employee engagement for a more committed, happy workforce. Read More

Services Resource Planning: How Integrated PSA, CRM, and Financials Can Transform Your Services Business

Enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and professional services automation (PSA) are all part of a standard software system for many companies today. But for project- and service-driven companies, an emerging type of software is making things easier to combine the most important elements of these solutions to support the whole bidding-to-billing lifecycle. Services resource planning (SRP) provides the basis of a system covering everything from initiation and planning to resource management, execution, and closing of projects and services.

Services- and project-based organizations make up a larger part of the business landscape today, as the economy has become more service- and project-driven in recent years. This project-driven service economy depends upon knowledge-worker productivity, and accurately predicting this productivity, including the time, skills, materials, and intellectual property that are required to produce favorable client outcomes, can help companies to succeed in a competitive landscape.

Whereas many companies still use standalone accounting, CRM, and PSA solutions that are not integrated, the new SRP applications in the cloud have emerged to remove those silos and manage the entire project lifecycle. Read this white paper to find out more about services resource planning and why professional services businesses need to consider this new type of software to help manage their project lifecycles. Read More

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As has been proven time and again by successful companies, the correct technology, deployed in a well-managed organization with clearly defined estimating, procurement, fabrication, and shipping processes, is more likely to consistently meet customer requirements on schedule and on budget. Learn more about the importance of identifying the correct technology to produce the benefits you need. Read More

The Modern Approach to Workforce Planning: Best Practices in Today’s Economy

Unfortunately, leaders often lack the visibility to predict workforce needs in difficult times, and human resources (HR) professionals often lack the business acumen to answer detailed data-driven workforce questions. As a result, many companies are currently operating in crisis mode, reacting to economic turmoil by downsizing their workforce. Find out how you can use workforce analytics for strategic workforce planning. Read More

Enhancing Interaction Center ROI in Turbulent Economic Times: Beyond Traditional Data Sources for Workforce Automation

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Interaction center managers must deliver greater value on smaller budgets. But you can’t simply cut costs and services, or your customers won’t remain satisfied. To better weather the economic storm, release the untapped potential of your interaction center with software that maximizes your workforce management capabilities. Learn how to go beyond traditional channel data for bigger contact center return on investment. Read More
 
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