Do your plans and forecasts need a reality check?
The quality of your strategic decisions is only as good as the quality of your forecasts. And forecasts are only good if they reflect current reality—not the reality of two, three or more quarters ago. Enter “continuous planning.” With a methodology for forecasting at frequent intervals throughout the year, continuous planning “enables managers to see trends, patterns, and ‘breaks in the curve’ long before their competitors, and thus make better informed decisions regarding products and markets.”
In this free online webinar, speakers Jim Collins & Guy Jones will explain how continuous planning keeps you in touch with current reality - and one step ahead of competitors.
Jim Collins, Performance Management Strategy Executive, IBM
Guy Jones, Worldwide Technical Sales Executive, IBM Performance Management,
Improving the customer experience is a strategic imperative for most
organizations today, but delivering an engaging experience across the growing
number of digital customer touch points can be a daunting challenge.
Organizations must deliver responsive experiences that “play well” on
smartphones, PCs, and tablets. They must publish content to installed app
experiences on mobile and other connected devices, to social channels, and
to email campaigns. They must manage global sites in different languages,
localize the experience for different markets, and — increasingly — personalize
the experience for different customer personas or segments.
A modern digital experience management platform is essential for any
organization hoping to make digital experience delivery a core competency.
IDC interviewed organizations using Adobe Experience Manager Sites (AEM
Sites) to understand the impact of the platform on their ability to create,
manage, and deliver digital experiences. Study participants
Digital transformation (DX) is fundamentally changing enterprise resource planning (ERP) — allowing businesses to transform their decision making, which is enhancing their business outcomes significantly as we enter the digital economy. Digital transformation is an enterprisewide, board-level strategic reality for companies wishing to remain relevant or maintain or enhance their leadership positon in the digital economy. Digitally transformed businesses have a repeatable set of practices and disciplines that are used to leverage new business, 3rd Platform technology, and operating models to disrupt businesses, customers, and markets in pursuit of business performance and growth. DX is driving businesses to rethink their technology strategy, and that includes moving beyond their legacy ERP and back-office systems.
Big pharma is approaching a perfect storm. G+ convened a panel of senior executives from a variety of industries for a meeting to share their best practices and strategic insights for doing business in emerging markets. Register to view this white paper.
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
More and more IT leaders are seeing themselves as strategic business value generators for the company. According to a 2013 Ponemon Institute report on the IBM Global Study on the Economic Impact of IT Risk, top concerns among IT leaders now include maximizing employee productivity, enhancing the company’s brand value and reputation,expanding into new global markets, minimizing customer defection, maximizing customer acquisition, and increasing revenues and positive cash flow. So how do you get there? Start by developing a notification plan.