Business Process Management (BPM) refers to activities performed by businesses to optimize and adapt their processes. These tools can also monitor the execution of the business processes, providing managers of an organization with the means to analyze their performance and make changes to the original processes in real-time. Using a BPMS the modified process can then be merged into the current business process atmosphere.
Today, business process automation isn’t just about efficiency, it’s about operating a business for your customers. To ensure a positive customer experience, a process must trigger an automated action, and automation must then manage the experience across multiple channels, personalize the customer’s interaction, and predict the best next actions. Read more, from Chris Thalassinos, Mahnaz Meshkati, and Frank Chiu of Communications Intelligence Group, and Brad Herrington of Interactive Intelligence.
Collaboration — working together for a common goal — is an integral part of the insurance business. But today, the need to rapidly assemble teams and capitalize on human expertise to provide faster, better decisions makes collaborating all the more important. Author Mark Breading of Strategy Meets Action explains how applying collaboration technologies to specific insurance business problems is enabling insurers to realize the true promise of collaborating for a competitive advantage.
Fan loyalty is everything in the sports business. So when Major League Soccer (MLS), the top flight pro soccer league in the US and Canada, wanted to deepen customer engagement, it turned to SAS® Marketing Automation to get a better understanding of its fans.
Savvy B2B marketing leaders are going beyond revenue performance management to transform marketing into the architect of engagement across the customer life cycle. Lead-to-Revenue Management (L2RM) platform vendors are stepping up with tooling that enables customer-centric, multichannel, personalized marketing — at scale. Companies that have implemented an L2RM automation platform have seen results in both organizational maturity and business impact. According to a Forrester survey, L2RM platform users contribute more to the sales pipeline, have higher levels of process maturity, measure results more holistically and collaborate better with their sales colleagues.
Learn about how your contact centers are a world of innovative and intricate technology and how with the right analytical tools you can maximize your organization’s potential by optimizing your customer’s experience.
Learn how to ensure a positive customer experience outcome by establishing a reliable business process automation (BPA), which will support your customer’s personalized interactions and adapt to changing conditions in the marketplace.
Social-enabled contact centers leverage social interactions to build stronger relationships with customers, deliver consistent and relevant brand experiences across touch points, and better engage customers with employees and partners. There are 3 capabilities your company will need to be successful.
Two dominant trends are potentially reshaping the role of the HR function in the corporate world. The first relates to the rapid growth of the knowledge economy. In this environment, a committed, appropriately skilled and prudently deployed workforce is critical in order to develop new products and outstrip the competition. Second, many administrative functions that were formerly handled by HR departments, such as payroll and pensions, have now been farmed out to third parties. Indeed, research reveals that more than two-thirds of companies outsource a portion of their HR functions. This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the HR function is forging a close and robust relationship with the CEO. It also explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.
Marketing Automation is technology that allows you to nurture leads through automated campaigns. Because marketing automation uses email as one of its methods for engaging customers, we are often asked, “What is the difference between Marketing Automation and Email Marketing?” For small businesses, marketing automation is a tool to take your marketing to the next level while saving your organization’s resources in the long run. Marketing automation builds upon your email marketing strategies to produce superior results. In this paper, we’d like to show you what marketing automation can do for you and help you decide if your organization is ready to graduate to a marketing automation solution.
Here’s a riddle: What have you used for a very long time, occasionally pulled your hair out over, contains lots of cells with mathematical formulas, and is very stressful to update whenever a tax law or GAAP principle changes?
Customers’ expectations have never been so high. Yet, leaders at many banks and financial institutions still fail at providing a smooth, personalized, timely and relevant experience throughout channels. By leveraging the increasing amount of data about customers, bankers can create information to constantly improve their understanding of product usage, profitability, risk, buying behavior and financial needs. Access this white paper today to learn about expert solutions that can help you reinvent your business operations and create a customer-focused company. Read on now to explore more.
The age of the customer. Possibly no term better illustrates the current era of business. Customers expect their experience to be flawless at every touchpoint, and with competitors only a click (or tap) away, company leaders have a strong incentive to deliver. Online retailers have set a high standard in the way that they engage customers on an ongoing basis—not just during the commercial transaction, but before, during and after each interaction with the customer. Can service providers in industries such as banking, insurance, healthcare and government meet the challenge?
A strong customer orientation is an essential element to remain competitive in this environment, and Smarter Commerce, an approach developed by IBM to put the customer at the heart of business models, can help banks be more competitive.
With applications lifting to the cloud and Internet edge shifting to the branch, the WAN connecting the branch to HQ needs more capacity than ever before. Join experts from Cisco and Akamai to learn how you can accelerate your transition to Internet as WAN—and make your branch smarter today.
It's not your fault that you're stuck in Spreadsheet prison. We know you're innocent. There’s a reason those little boxes on your spreadsheets are called “cells.” This ebook outlines why spreadsheets deserve the death sentence and articulates the benefits of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management.
Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age.
Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes—limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity—you might as well be stuck in the Stone Age.
But there's great news! It's 2014, and there's never been a better time to make the move to a modern accounting system.
What features should you look for? Download our new checklist, "Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System," to learn how the right accounting system can help you:
• Automate financial processes and optimize workflows to fit your organization's business processes.
• Access real-time data to drive business insight and improve decision making.
• Lower IT costs and reduce technology risks with a best-in-class cloud architecture.
Is your accounting software holding you back?
Maybe it's time to trade in your aging infrastructure and embrace a new generation of cloud-based financial systems that streamline your processes, improve productivity, and generate greater insights and visibility.
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