When you’re rushing to get your subcontractors on the job to stay on schedule, the last thing you’re thinking about is paperwork. However, the contractor/subcontractor relationship is critical to secure and produce profitable jobs. In this Job Ready Guide, Sage discusses practical ways to reduce your subcontractor compliance risk and helps you be more confident that you have the processes in place to protect your business.
A few years ago, the fourth largest credit union in Illinois embarked on a marketing makeover. In just one year, Baxter Credit Union (BCU) upgraded its outdated campaign management system and harnessed its scattered member data, creating more meaningful customer experiences and increasing profitability.
Great food and great service, delivered consistently, are at the heart of any
successful restaurant business.
But success — and survival — also depend on being profitable. Every restaurant
owner, whether independent or part of a large chain, understands that labor and
inventory costs represent a significant variable expense to the business. Keeping
control of those costs is as critical as the culinary magic that occurs in the kitchen.
After all, how can a restaurant expect to make a profit when they are regularly
overstaffing or running out of ingredients?
Restaurant operators often speak of innovation in terms of putting new signature dishes and food creations on the menu. But where the biggest innovation is happening today, arguably, is less on the menu and more in the technology that is driving increased efficiency and effectiveness across all parts of the food and beverage services industry. Next-generation restaurant management and POS systems are having a profound impact on business operations, guest satisfaction, revenue growth and overall profitability.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jun 05, 2017
Today’s professional services firms operate in a highly competitive environment where gaining new business, delivering profitable customer engagements, and hiring the best talent are continual challenges.
Because professional services firms are uniquely people-driven organizations, it’s critical you have a solid strategy to find, develop, resource, and retain workers, since they directly impact company revenue and contribute the most to cost.
B2B sales processes are being transformed by buyers who are demanding a more personalized buying experience similar to what they have experienced in their personal shopping. This paper lays out why this transformation should be on the minds of many if not most B2B organizations. This document helps guide relevant stakeholders within Exceed your B2B clients' expectations - emulate the B2C model B2B organizations to develop and execute plans to increase their e-commerce proficiency with the goal of increasing sales, profits, customer retention and customer satisfaction.
Business executives and managers at
business-to-business (B2B) enterprises care
about time, money, competitive advantage,
customer loyalty and growth. Few pay much
attention to the vital IT infrastructure that
supports transactions and collaboration with
trading partners—though that B2B backbone
directly affects performance and profitability. In
fact, just 26 percent of business managers view
B2B integration as a competitive differentiator,
according to a study for IBM by Vanson Bourne,
a research consultancy.
As a result, many enterprises continue to utilize
manual and error-prone emails, faxes and file
transfers for B2B transactions. Reliance on
complex, brittle and antiquated systems to
exchange critical data impacts time to market,
cost-efficiency and satisfaction across
suppliers and end-customers. Modernization of
B2B integration in recent years has moved
forward in fits and starts, often undermined by
competing priorities and misalignment between
business and IT managers.
This white paper is a business briefing for C-Level Executives on how integrating a range of technologies - including unified communications, service oriented architecture, virtualization and cloud computing - can transform the productivity and profitability of large enterprises.
With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Learn how a deep understanding of touchpoints - and the ways they drive customers closer to you (or farther away) - can improve acquisition, retention and loyalty, create better customer experiences, strengthen relationships and boost your bottom line. (Plus 5 steps for leveraging touchpoints to profit from better customer relationships.)
See how the landscape of customer experience is being altered forever, as touchpoints continue to drive shifts in distribution, feedback and marketing channel control. In this whitepaper, you'll learn how making your touchpoints stronger, faster and smarter today will mean increased profits and stronger market positions tomorrow. (Plus 7 specific steps any company can take to improve customer experience today.)
Business Intelligence helps retailers, warehouse staff, customer services agents, and your value chain realize new innovations, improve margins, and propel profits to new heights. Learn how Ace Hardware, Food Lion, and others leverage our software.
The buyer’s journey is constantly evolving, and it can be difficult to keep up with the ever-changing expectations of the consumer. With so many potential touch points between new website user and returning customer, it’s essential that your business be prepared every step of the way. The tools are there to help you –
set them up now to start recovering that lost revenue with relevant personalized marketing.
From browsing to carting to checkout to post-purchase, optimizing your business at every stage of the journey is critical to increasing your conversion rates, and ultimately, your profitability. If the path is too difficult to navigate or not relevant to consumers, you’ll quickly lose shoppers and find it nearly impossible to develop loyal fans of your brand. Get to know your customers, help them feel comfortable and confident about buying from you and do your best to earn a coveted spot as one of their favorite go-to shopping destinations.
As digital business evolves, however, we’re finding that the best form of security and enablement will likely remove any real responsibility from users. They will not be required to carry tokens, recall passwords or execute on any security routines. Leveraging machine learning, artificial intelligence, device identity and other technologies will make security stronger, yet far more transparent. From a security standpoint, this will lead to better outcomes for enterprises in terms of breach prevention and data protection. Just as important, however, it will enable authorized users in new ways. They will be able to access the networks, data and collaboration tools they need without friction, saving time and frustration. More time drives increased employee productivity and frictionless access to critical data leads to business agility. Leveraging cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, enterprises will be able to transform key metrics such as productivity, profitabilit
We polled our top MSP partners and asked what they have done to become successful, and we have put their top tips for success into an E-book. "The 7 Keys for MSP Success" provides you with the key steps that some of our top performing partners have taken to consistently grow profitable, scalable businesses with recurring revenue and better business valuations.
Digital Winners are more likely than their peers to report strong revenue and profit growth and to employ happier, more engaged workers. View this infographic to learn why it pays to be a Digital Winner.
The Cisco® Hyperlocation Solution is the industry’s first Wi-Fi network-based location system that can help businesses and users pinpoint a user’s location to within one to three meters, depending on the deployment. Combining innovative RF antenna and module design, faster and more frequent data processing, and a powerful platform for customer engagement, it can help businesses create more personalized and profitable customer experiences.
In this whitepaper, learn three reasons why companies do not actively manage profitability, understand the benefits of active profitability management, and learn how companies can overcome data and software barriers.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 19, 2015
Over the next 50 years, more than $41 trillion in assets will be transferred from one generation to another. The non-profit Center on Wealth and Philanthropy sets the bar even higher--$58.1 trillion by 2061. Whatever the final figure, the generational shift of wealth represents an extraordinary opportunity for financial advisers.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: May 04, 2017
Business Processes within the enterprise are becoming more and more driven by software systems. Booking flights for a trip or transferring money in a bank account, it’s usually software that makes it happen. Successful software development projects lead to valuable software that improves business processes within an enterprise. These software-based business processes can increase profitability and drive competitive advantage.