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Your Business Blueprint Should Dictate Your SAP S/4HANA Implementation – Not the Other Way Around
"If you talk to a sales rep from SAP or a system integrator such as Deloitte, Accenture, or Capgemini, they will tell you the opposite. They will say that SAP “best practices” should define your business and that your people should just change to adopt to software functionality. They will also push you to implement SAP as quickly as possible – not because it’s best for your business, but because it’s best for SAP and the system integrator."
sap  s  4hana  implementations  best  system  integrator  how  to  plan  for  an  s4  hana  implementation  project  lessons  from  the  national  grid  v.  wipro  lawsuit  quality  assurance  your 
27 days ago by jonerp
Enterprise hits and misses – Sears goes on layaway and chatbots file lawsuits
In this streamlined, “Jon feels the road burn” version of hits and misses, he picks the event coverage that matters, the best of the enterprise web, and, as always – your weekly whiffs."
best  of  crm  and  customer  experience  retail  e-commerce  the  omni-channel 
october 2018 by jonerp
Conference Attendee Tips — Illustrated Journaling, Golden Age mysteries, Boat Shows and More
" Download the conference’s app and learn how to use it. Increasingly, this is the only way to know what’s going on, and the best of these apps support your networking goals, plug you into the best parties, offer suggestions on what sessions may be of greatest interest, etc."
trends  &  concepts  best  practices  hr  tech  conference  ksaocs  life  after  hrtech  naomi's  speaking  engagements  travel  vendor  briefings  demos  workday 
june 2018 by jonerp
Monday’s Musings: Seven Common Failures Plague Board Room Strategy In Digital Transformation
"Laggard market perception cascades failure and customer disillusionment. Declining brands and organizations in laggard industries stripped of brand equity enter an era of negative market perception. Instead of redefining the mission and purpose with new business models, orgs often take a short cut of branding without substance. Seen as devoid of innovation with a commoditized non-differentiated offering, every stakeholder from employee, customer, partner, supplier, and investor lowers expectations of success. The result – leaders who focus on short term gain, declining employee morale, lack of interest by investors, and lower quality from suppliers. Partners lose interest in creating co-innovation and co-creation ecosystems with laggards. Customers no longer find an affinity for a brand that has sold its soul and will not pay for premium pricing when they no longer see value."
"Laggard  market  perception  cascades  failure  and  customer  disillusionment.  Declining  brands  organizations  in  laggard  industries  stripped  of  brand  equity  enter  an  era  negative  perception.  Instead  redefining  the  mission  purpose  with  new  business  models  orgs  often  take  a  short  cut  branding  without  substance.  Seen  as  devoid  innovation  commoditized  non-differentiated  offering  every  stakeholder  from  employee  partner  supplier  investor  lowers  expectations  success.  result    leaders  who  focus  on  term  gain  morale  lack  interest  by  investors  lower  quality  suppliers.  Partners  lose  creating  co-innovation  co-creation  ecosystems  laggards.  Customers  no  longer  find  affinity  for  that  has  sold  its  soul  will  not  pay  premium  pricing  when  they  see  value.2018  apps  strategy  best  practices  board  room  boardroom  priorities  promises  transformation  c-suite  cdo  ceo 
may 2018 by jonerp
Data Scientist Is The Best Job In America According Glassdoor - by @louiscolumbus
"
Data Scientist has been named the best job in America for three years running, with a median base salary of $110,000 and 4,524 job openings.
DevOps Engineer is the second-best job in 2018, paying a median base salary of $105,000 and 3,369 job openings.
There are 29,187 Software Engineering jobs available today."
business  featured  posts  ai  artificial  intelligence  byline=louis  columbus  data  science  jobs  devops  engineer  glassdoor  50  best  in  america  machine  learning 
february 2018 by jonerp
Monday’s Musings: What’s Top Of Mind From SAP Customers - by @rwang0
"Consequently, customers remain cautious and reserved in working with SAP sales reps to resolve this issue for fear of nullifying previous agreements and resulting in accidentally raising their overall total account value. Customers should work with their user groups such as the UK and Ireland SAP User Group have created a SAP Licensing Transparency Centre and other influencers familiar with the process."
#techoptimization  2017  amazon  web  services  apps  strategy  best  practices  blockchain  technology  boardroom  priorities  c-suite  c3  iot  cdo 
december 2017 by jonerp
73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business - by @louiscolumbus
"73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business. The data and insights gained from IoT are most often used for improving product quality or performance (47%), improving decision-making (46%) and lowering operational costs (45%). Improving or creating new customer relationships (44%) and reducing maintenance or downtime (42%) are also strategic areas where IoT is making a contribution today according to the Cisco study."
featured  posts  technology  software  and  best  practices  breakthroughs  cisco  internet  of  things  (iot)  study  cloud  computing  forecast  iot  louis  columbus'  blog  the  journey  to  value:  challenges 
july 2017 by jonerp
The H-1B Visa Pivot: A major opportunity for Indian outsourcing - by @dealarchitect
"Dr. Michio Kaku is correct. The US (and the West) will continue to need all kinds of unique talent. Wikipedia lists some of the specialty occupations the H-1B was originally designed for – biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health. There is no law that says Indian firms should continue to only focus on IT or administrative BPO skills. They could diversify and provide highly qualified talent and IP in many other STEM fields."
trends  &  concepts  globalization  and  technology  offshoring  negotiations  best  practices 
february 2017 by jonerp
Musings – 5 lessons enterprises CxOs can learn from the US Elections - by @holgermu
"Never hurts to know your customer. Elites and closed clubs lose touch of the rest of an economy and socienty easily, has happened before and will happen again. Understand the market holistically and maybe drive across the US next time (and plan a few stops) to get re-connected with the whole market."
best  practices  cxo  digital  disruption  futurist  strategic  advisor  usa 
december 2016 by jonerp
Event report – IFS and first steps on industrial IoT path - by @brianssommer
"IFS recent customer conference showcased a company that its long on technology but thankfully short on hubris. In this first report, I look at the broad sweep of change IFS is seeing."
best  of  analytics  planning  and  data  analysis  cloud  erp  financials  supply  chain  internet  things 
november 2016 by jonerp
Global HR Matters - How to get there - Part 1 - Why global is challenging, but critically important - by @holgermu
"On the software side, Global HR software on the contrary though, does exist, but as one can imagine it is a challenge to create and even more to maintain this kind of software. For an HR software vendor to be in the ‘Global HR’ system business, the vendor needs to understand the local content, the legislation and best practices that govern each of the countries the vendors wants to support."
analyst  firms  best  practices  constellation  research  futurists  global  hr  globalization  hcm  holger  mueller  nextgen  strategic  advisor 
july 2016 by jonerp
Oracle hit with whistleblower suit – does it matter? - by @dahowlett
"Oracle got slapped with a whistleblower suit. It is early days but the suit holds particular dangers that Oracle has to address."
best  of  cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain 
june 2016 by jonerp
Robotic Process Automation has now penetrated a third of enterprises - by @pfersht
"The overwhelming conclusion is that a large chunk of enterprises are actively implementing it, and 10% even claim to have full scale RPA platforms up and running (let’s not dwell too much on the finer points of defining RPA here – the bigger picture here is the obsessive widespread focus, testing and deployment of automation tools)."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cognitive  computing  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  services  robotic  automation  saas  paas 
may 2016 by jonerp
Rescuing BPO from its trough of directionless boredom: Make jobs challenging and creative - by @pfersht
"What’s alarming is the failure of enterprises to create and communicate a viable BPO career path for seven-out-of-eight professionals with under two years’ experience. And – while 63% of newbies strongly agree their job is vital to business performance, a depressing one-in-eight are actually excited by their career choice. "
2015  talent  in  bpo  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  captives  shared  services  strategies  contact  center  omni-channel  crm  marketing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  finance  &  accounting  global  healthcare 
april 2016 by jonerp
Interview with Malcolm Frank of Cognizant: Davos and Digital - by @dealarchitect
"Around the Code Halos book, I think the key nugget people picked up was that any person, place, or thing is going to have a virtual life as well as a physical life. It has its digital twin. We have seen a number of our clients pick up on that. It resonates with them. That clearly has been a very helpful construct."
industry  commentary  outsourcing  negotiations  best  practices 
april 2016 by jonerp
Digital leaders hit out as North Carolina ‘out-bigots’ Georgia - by @whostu
"North Carolina just ruthlessly shoved through a bigots charter in 12 hours, but digital economy leaders are rising to the challenge of supporting diversity for staff and customers alike."
best  of  cloud  erp  financials  and  supply  chain  diversity  hcm  the  digital  future  work  new  professional  it  as  a  service 
march 2016 by jonerp
It’s time we started Being As-a-Service - by @pfersht
"Our industry is beset by fear, like never before. People are scared – they know their skills and capabilities could quickly become obsolete in a world where the job openings increasingly demand creativity, analytical prowess and an ability to pivot across domains. Suddenly, if you’re not a Digital native who talks about endless disruption and the coming robo-geddon, you’re a dinosaur… The gap between hype and reality has reached ridiculous proportions, and it’s time we stopped thinking about the fantastical future and focus on what we can achieve today."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cognitive  computing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  robotic  automation 
march 2016 by jonerp
Confusion-as-a-Service: The massive disconnect between vision and reality - by @pfersht
"I have never known a time in the world of business when there is no much hype, confusion and unsettlement. Sadly, we are now living in a world where snippets of soundbites are so intensely shared across the variety media we use (I nearly said “omnichannel”) that our industry is completely dominated by hype, as opposed to reality."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  confusing  information  contact  center  omni-channel  crm  marketing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  finance  &  accounting  bpo  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage 
march 2016 by jonerp
The jobs aren’t “going away” – they’ve already pretty much gone - by @pfersht
"Rote B2B sales and customer service jobs have already gone away.Forrester’s jaw-dropping prediction is a simple case of analysts predicting things that have already happened to create some headline noise. Most B2B transactional customer service tasks have already been automated, or at least offshored."
business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cognitive  computing  digital  transformation  it  services  robotic  automation  change  management  locations  enterprise  irregulars 
february 2016 by jonerp
Why 77% of the C-Suite really want provider-replacement therapy - by @pfersht
"Outsourcing is very much the direction the C-Suite wants to take to do the redesigning. 62% see a genuine need to bring in external specialists to redesign their operations, compared to only 24% of their middle layer. Clearly, leadership realizes their existing team just doesn’t have what it takes to do much more than keep the same old widgets turning."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cognitive  computing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  hr  strategy  it  services  knowledge  &  robotic  automation 
january 2016 by jonerp
IBM, Infosys, Accenture and Cognizant lead in the industry’s first Design Thinking Blueprint - by @pfersht
"Being successful in the As-a-Service Economy requires ambitious service providers to make fundamental changes to their whole approach to service design and delivery. At the heart of this evolution, is a shift to service solutions being designed with real business context, as opposed to simply “looking at a process”. This involves a genuine focus on approaching and interpreting a client’s challenges, identifying and experimenting with opportunities, and ultimately evolving these approaches into the service delivery."
2015  hfs  buyers  summit  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  design  thinking  digital  transformation  global  services  blueprint  results  enterprise  irregulars 
january 2016 by jonerp
10 issues defining the services industry in 2016 - by @pfersht
"We’ve pooled all the big discussion topics from our recent service buyers summit in Harvard and let our analysts loose to demand 10 big things the industry needs to address if we are going to drag ourselves away from legacy land and avoid becoming massage therapists… and venture into the promised land of the As-a-Service Economy"
2015  hfs  buyers  summit  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  cognitive  contact  center  omni-channel  crm  marketing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  global  services  hr  strategy 
january 2016 by jonerp
Why we mustn’t make the same mistakes with RPA that we made with BPO - by @pfersht
"Glaring into a future, where there is no written rule book, no set curriculum to follow, can be a little daunting. So it can’t hurt to take a look at some of the mistakes of our past to create a more long-term, focused strategy to set us in better stead as we embark on this new wave of change and disruption to our cosy little world"
featured  posts  technology  software  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cognitive  computing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  enterprise  irregulars  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it 
december 2015 by jonerp
80% of outsourcing relationships fail to deliver collaborative value… so what can we do? - by @pfersht
"Design Thinking in services is based, primarily, on both service buyer and provider coming together to create business outcomes that are mutually beneficial – and motivational – for both parties. However, this must be established as ongoing collaboration across all key relationship stakeholders, and not simply two days of senior management putting sticky notes on each others’ foreheads."
business  featured  posts  2015  hfs  buyers  summit  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cognitive  computing  design  thinking  enterprise  irregulars  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services 
december 2015 by jonerp
3 Tips for Resolving Internal Design Disputes
"Sometimes, the most convincing argument for (or against) a design will come straight from your target market. If you need to convince your team that the current design isn’t cutting it, then run a few user tests and find some evidence of users struggling to figure out the product."
best  practices 
december 2015 by jonerp
Life beyond automation? Consider the H Factor - by @pfersht
"I woke up to an interesting piece by Everest’s Peter Bendor Samuel yesterday, where he describes how IT service providers have developed their delivery staff into, essentially, “human robots”. He goes onto say that, while providers have delivered real value serving up these “human robots” to their clients, their staff no longer wish to work in such a robotic fashion."
business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  design  thinking  digital  transformation  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  robotic  automation  security  and  risk  social  networking  change  management 
november 2015 by jonerp
Outsourcing on life support Part I: Service providers must win back the trust of clients - by @pfersht
"Close to half the leadership we spoke to in our recent As-a-Service study view their service provider’s unwillingness to cannibalize their existing revenue model as a significant obstacle to make the As-a-Service shift, and a similar number (44%) view their provider’s lack of support to share any risk as a key issue"
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  services  robotic  automation  saas  paas 
october 2015 by jonerp
Cannibalize or face extinction (if you want to survive in the As-a-Service Economy) - by @pfersht
"The legacy service providers (and those service providers who may not realize they are – actually – legacy) simply don’t know how to price, solution, assess the risk and pull it all together – they can’t, because they simply aren’t set up that way."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  knowledge  &  robotic  automation  saas 
october 2015 by jonerp
Dark Patterns: The Sinister Side of UX - 10/1/2015
"I didn’t realize it then, but I had fallen victim to a dark pattern UX—what DarkPatterns.org calls a “roach motel” and is also an example of “forced continuity” (we’ll get into more details on these below). In fact, most of us encounter dark patterns in UX on a regular basis and may not realize it."
best  practices  dark  patterns  ui  ux 
october 2015 by jonerp
How Robotic Process Automation has become a right dog’s breakfast - by @pfersht
"In a recent survey of 178 enterprise buyers, only 11% of respondents said that they have extensive or even some real-life hands-on experience with RPA to-date. That means that 89% of respondents have not really experienced RPA hands-on but were instead getting their insights on its capabilities via indirect messaging."
absolutely  meaningless  comedy  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  services  advisors  robotic  automation  enterprise  irregulars 
september 2015 by jonerp
Social intelligence and reputation are the keys to survival in this automating world - by @pfersht
"However, I have good news for the paranoid – computers are still really bad at simulating social interaction. What’s more, team work is becoming more critical than ever, as we need to keep adapting to a changing work environment. Your personality and ability to excite, befriend, intellectually stimulate, or just have a laugh with the people around you, is now more critical than ever."
2015  as-a-service  study  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  design  thinking  hfsresearch.com  homepage  social  networking  change  management  talent  in  the  economy  automation  enterprise  irregulars  hfs  research  phil  fersht 
august 2015 by jonerp
Hello As-a-Service Economy, goodbye Outsourcing, Part 2 - by @pfersht
"What is truly worrysome here, is the speed of change in today’s global environment and what could happen to many of the organization simply paying lip-service, when it comes to hauling their antiquated back offices out of the dark ages. And, heaven-forbid, we are struck by a renewed global downturn, with so many of our enterprises failing to adapt to the modern business environment."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  robotic  automation 
august 2015 by jonerp
Hello As-a-Service Economy, goodbye Outsourcing, Part I - by @pfersht
"But outsourcing hasn’t failed. Only 13% of service buyers in our new Ideals of As-a-Service study believe there is no more value to be found in the current outsourcing model. Outsourcing is the starting point towards driving out bloated labor costs, centralizing the delivery staff within a service provider, and creating some basic common standards across processes. However, it’s not the end-solution for ambitious firms, it’s merely the start of the journey towards this future vision of “As-a-Service”.
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  design  thinking  digital  transformation  global  services  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it 
august 2015 by jonerp
The lack of ethics in enterprise AI and intelligent automation - by @pfersht
"Meanwhile, among the developer community, the discussion on the ethics and ramifications of AI has been as intense as it has been far reaching. Yet in the discussions around the notions of RPA and process automation, the issue of ethics and the impact on the future of work are (still) largely absent."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  robotic  automation  change  management  talent  in  the  as-a-service  economy  artificial  intelligence 
july 2015 by jonerp
Forget the sharing economy, we’re in the uncaring economy - by @pfersht
"However, iet’s be honest here – who really cares about these taxi drivers being forced to improve their services, clean their cabs, clean themselves, start using credit card machines and even (on occasion) help you with your bags? The fact is, unless you are a legacy taxi driver, or related to one, you’re most likely delighted they are being forced to get competitive and improve their services."
buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  design  thinking  digital  transformation  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  robotic  process  automation  saas  paas  iaas  and  bpaas  social  networking  change  management  talent  in 
july 2015 by jonerp
Why Design Thinking can save the outsourcing industry - by @pfersht
"We’re trying to forge a new identity for ourselves and re-imagine what our careers, our services and our platforms could be like if we only figured out how we can define, prioritize and realize business outcomes that are valuable, as opposed to merely keeping the same old factory ticking over at the lowest possible cost."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  design  thinking  digital  transformation  global  services  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it 
july 2015 by jonerp
Building your personal brand in the As-a-Service Economy - by @pfersht
"5. Be genuinely collaborative and don’t just pretend to be. Yes, we all know the types, but the more you collaborate, the more people will enjoy working with you and the more you will learn from others. Take the attitude that if you give, you will mostly get back. However, nothing beats having a genuine reputation for being collaborative – it’s such a big plus in the emerging work environment. Noone likes the non-team players and it’s easy to uncover who they are in today’s environment."
analytics  and  big  data  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  social  networking  change  management  talent  in  the  as-a-service  economy  enterprise  irregulars  phil  fersht 
june 2015 by jonerp
5 User-Centered Design Principles From Top Tech Companies
"Facebook’s team has defined and written down the qualities that they strive for in their work. They use these principles to evaluate whether something “is Facebook” or “isn’t Facebook,” and whether the design they’re working on could be improved.

And they’re not the only ones who have committed their philosophies to writing. Companies like IBM and Google have followed suit. Smart companies are beginning to realize that:

Their brand is only as good as the user experience of their product
User centered design leads to higher ROI."
best  practices  ux  news  design  principles  user  centered 
june 2015 by jonerp
The Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy (Part 2): Avoiding getting burned without a burning platform
"However, while it’s one thing to talk about the delights that await ambitious enterprises when they make definitive plans go down this path, it’s another to assess whether they truly recognize the burning platform to take themselves through this period of pain and complexity to get there."
2015  as-a-service  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  robotic  automation 
may 2015 by jonerp
4 Critical Questions to Ask Before Designing Anything
"Going through this process with your team will force you to get ultra specific about what problem you’re solving, who your users are, what they want, and what your team wants. And when you put your ideas through this framework, it will become clear what you should pursue, and what you shouldn’t waste your time on"
best  practices  marketing  ux  news  design 
may 2015 by jonerp
The biggest threat to outsourcing’s future: Unfocused and unambitious Millennials - by @pfersht
"I recently attended a graduation ceremony and was amazed at the number of students engrossed in their phones, occasionally looking up to applaud a graduate.

What’s happening here? Have we created a whole generation of socially-retarded morons preferring to network on Instagram and Snapchat than engage in physical dialog anymore?"
2015  talent  in  bpo  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  advisors  robotic  automation  social  networking 
may 2015 by jonerp
The Four Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy, Part I: Getting your Outsourcing and Talent mix right - by @pfersht
"I truly believe the oncoming wave of As-a-Service is going to be driven by the inability of enterprises to reorient their existing talent to move beyond the traditional transactional outsourcing model."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  finance  &  accounting  bpo  global  services  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  knowledge 
may 2015 by jonerp
Work smarter, not cheaper: Automation skills have rapidly arrived at the top of the talent agenda - by @pfersht
"We’re shortly going to release the results of our new study delving into BPO talent, which probes into whether there is a genuine career path to follow for BPO and operations professionals, or whether we’re terminally stuck in the “accidental career” we never intended to venture into. In anycase, I wanted to share one set of data points that show which skills have been increasing in significance."
2015  talent  in  bpo  study  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  services  robotic  automation  change  management  the  as-a-service  economy  enterprise  irregulars 
march 2015 by jonerp
The 2015 Progressive F&A BPO Blueprint - by @pfersht
"Almost two years to the day since we launched our first Blueprint Report, we finally circle back to the core horizontal services function at the core of BPO and shared services: finance and accounting. For our 20th Blueprint, authored by analysts Phil Fersht and Hema Santosh, we deliberately focused on the proven “progressive” skills, investments, domain acumen and as-a-service potential of the leading providers in finance and accounting service delivery."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  finance  &  accounting  bpo  global  services  hfs  blueprint  results  hfsresearch.com  homepage  knowledge  advisors  robotic  automation  saas  paas 
march 2015 by jonerp
A Common Analytic Fail - by @timoelliott
"Why did I pick on this post? Because it illustrates in a small way what I often see in organizations: some data is collected, some analysis is done, and conclusions are blithely drawn that simply can’t be inferred from the data. In many ways it’s worse than just guessing, because the participants may set off in the wrong direction with excessive confidence"
thoughts  analysis  analytics  best  practice  business  intelligence  causation  correlation 
february 2015 by jonerp
Skill not Scale, Part II: Europe poses the biggest opportunity as As-a-Service models emerge - by @pfersht
"Next on the horizon is the need to mine and interpret our data better – and we need to automate processes more effectively in order to get better data from them and apply them to our business needs. This is where we need to upskill – in process redesign, in managing and enabling analytics tools, in driving advancements in automation and cognitive platforms more effectively."
services  analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  global  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it  knowledge  & 
january 2015 by jonerp
Cost is the New Black: The Overbearing Paradoxical C-Suite Imperative for 2015 - by @pfersht
"Enterprise leaders can’t keep dipping into their operations functions to find more staff to shift into cheaper locations, or simply remove them – they are having to explore the emergence of As-a-Service solutionsas that next lever to pull. The shift from labor to digital is happening, and this insatiable thirst to operate businesses as cost-effectively and flexibly as possible is the overwhelming driver behind this change."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  global  services  healthcare  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  hr  strategy  it 
january 2015 by jonerp

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