Return On Investment (ROI) analysis is not just a single component. Instead, it is a collection of methods, skills, tools, activities, and ideas. They can be combined and used in many different ways to assess the relative value of an investment over time. Applying this collection in a particular situation requires making many choices among the ideas and methods available and conducting an analysis appropriate to the decision at hand.
This whitepaper examines the scale and complexity of the IT skills issue, focusing on specific areas within the IT departments where the skills issue will impact most, particularly around application development.
In order for enterprise companies to be successful in today’s economy, sales and marketing teams must be aligned. Both departments must come together to develop strategies, processes and best practices to pave the foundation for collaboration. Understanding what marketing will provide and what to expect from sales is the first step. Use this playbook to begin your aligned lead generation efforts today.
Discover the benefits of alternative financing and how it can help grow your business. Find out how you can work directly with these innovative companies to gain access to working capital for your small business. Led by a panel of Xero Add-on Partners, BodeTree and Kabbage, and advised by Xero Partner David Tunstall, CPA, of The Tunstall Organization, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of your access to funding and tips for streamlining the application process.
Learn how to market payroll services to your clients to ensure a profitable revenue stream. We’ll share tips and tricks from accounting professionals who have been successful in attracting new clients by marketing payroll as part of their value add services.
Use this book to understand why integrating and unifying your closing, consolidating, and reporting process is critical. Learn about re-engineering your point solution approach to these activities by investing in integrated solutions. Achieve automation and enhance your ability to manage internal controls, reduce risks, and efficiently create consolidated financial statements and regulatory reports (including XBRL).
Independent research by Wintergreen Research, Inc. shows "Dramatic savings brought by IBM Rational automated test solutions". Read this paper to see how you can see a positive ROI through the ability to minimize cost and time to identify errors and diminish subsequent impacts of defects using test automation and service virtualization.
A company's products needed constant updates due to changing business rules and regulations, as well as new functionality. However, tasks such as regression testing took too long and consumed too many resources. Collaborative helped to dramatically speed up the process through automation and process analysis, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
Learn about the 3 major challenges of virtualization management and how overcoming these issues will improve the efficiency of your IT infrastructure and application performance while simultaneously reducing IT costs.
The role of customer service is one that is valued and well understood by many organizations. However, making the leap from correlating customer service activities with overall performance results to investing in strategies that deliver top-notch results is increasingly becoming a key differentiator. Top performing businesses have long understood the financial ramifications of a satisfied and engaged customer and continue to act on developing a profitable model to engage, interact, and win with their key customers. This document will highlight the financial link between better customer service and increased company profitability. It will also highlight several best practices that help organizations convert their service businesses from a cost center into a profit center.
How do I determine the potential return on investment for improving my application development capabilities? If you have ever asked that question, this study, "The Total Economic Impact of The IBM Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM)", can help. IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to interview IBM CLM clients and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) an organization may realize by deploying the solution for CLM in order to increase communication process efficiencies and time savings.
IBM MobileFirst is designed to enable organizations turn their interactions into an opportunity to drive return on engagement and investment. IBM combines deep industry expertise with mobile, analytics, cloud, social and security technologies. This can help enterprises capture new markets, efficiently extend their businesses to mobile employees, customers and business partners and maintain the integrity of their assets.