Return On Investment White Papers

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.
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By: OutSystems     Published Date: Apr 01, 2014

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.

Tags : it skills, application development talent, school curriculum, office productivity, change management, project management, return on investment
    
By: OutSystems     Published Date: Apr 01, 2014

This paper takes a look at reasons behind why IT is struggling to innovate and how you can fix this problem.

Tags : it innovation, inefficiency, new service, change requests, budget, resources, skills, software development
    
By: OutSystems     Published Date: Apr 01, 2014

This paper takes a look at reasons behind why IT is struggling to innovate and how you can fix this problem.

Tags : innovation, applications, cost, outsystems, transformation, software development, application performance management, best practices
    
By: OutSystems     Published Date: Apr 01, 2014

This paper takes a look at reasons behind why IT is struggling to innovate and how you can fix this problem.

Tags : innovation, applications, cost, outsystems, transformation, application integration, business management, return on investment
    
By: Turn     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

Forrester Calculates the ROI of Turn.

Tags : turn, forrester, economic impact, roi, turn audience suite, turn campaign suite, digital media services, revenue growth
    
By: Marketo     Published Date: Mar 13, 2014

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.

Tags : marketo, sales, marketing, collaboration, sales tactics, lead generation, revenue success, team integration
    
By: Riverbed     Published Date: Sep 17, 2013

Learn how Riverbed® OPNET Unified Communications Xpert™ (UC Xpert) software provides end-to-end service management for Unified Communications and remote troubleshooting.

Tags : riverbed, service management, ip communications, ip networks, ip telephony, web conferencing, ip faxing, wireless office
    
By: Xero     Published Date: Feb 18, 2014

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.

Tags : xero, accounting, business financing, small business financing, small business networks, return on investment, total cost of ownership, spend management
    
By: Xero     Published Date: Feb 18, 2014

Learn how you can use Use Xero Touch to manage your business while you’re on the move. Reconcile, send invoices and create expense claims – from anywhere.

Tags : xero, xero touch, invoices, billing, finances, small business billing, finance, iphone
    
By: Xero     Published Date: Feb 18, 2014

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.

Tags : payroll, accountants, xero, accounting, small business accounting, small business networks, return on investment, spend management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 12, 2014

Read about a four-step program for incorporating risk into your business forecasting and learn to spot traps that can snare the unwary.

Tags : ibm, business analytics, finance, forecasting, risk management, business forecasting, predictive analysis, forecasting lexicon
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 12, 2014

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).

Tags : ibm, closing, consolidation, reporting, ccr, close management, financial results, disclosure management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Feb 12, 2014

Develop or restore forecasting health by adhering to the six principles presented in this paper.

Tags : ibm, business analytics, forecasting, budgeting, financial management, risk management, return on investment
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Jan 10, 2014

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.

Tags : ibm, wintergreen research, software testing, service virtualization, software development, testing, automation, quality assurance
    
By: Collaborative Consulting     Published Date: Dec 20, 2013

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.

Tags : collaborative consulting, testing performance, testing process, case study, financial services, performance boost, technological advantage, trade details
    
By: Microsoft     Published Date: Nov 08, 2013

Learn how Forrester researched Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management and found that it increases productivity, lowers costs, and creates more agile IT organizations.

Tags : microsoft, application lifecycle management, increase roi, cutting development cycles, microsoft alm, increase productivity, create agile it organization, forrester consulting
    
By: SunGard Availability Services     Published Date: Oct 30, 2013

Learn 5 strategies to efficiently communicate Disaster Recovery to your C-Level Executives in order to protect your organization from data center interruptions.

Tags : sungard, sungard availability services, disaster recovery, it recovery, data loss protection, disaster recovery program, managed recovery program, risk mitigation
    
By: VersaSuite     Published Date: Oct 29, 2013

Outpatient Office Implements Electronic Records System Improves Efficiency by 50% and Expands Patient Visits

Tags : ehr, electronic health records, ehr replacement, emr software, emr, electronic medical records, emar, ophthalmology
    
By: LogMeIn Rescue     Published Date: Oct 21, 2013

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.

Tags : logmein, aberdeen group, customer service, customer support, roi, customer satisfaction, crm, customer retention
    
By: Sage HRMS     Published Date: Oct 17, 2013

Learn about the best practices to maximize the potential of your talent management solution and see why it is necessary to do more than just assessing performance.

Tags : talent management, learning, employee training, learning management, employee, productivity, performance, best practices
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 17, 2013

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.

Tags : forrester report, ibm, ibm rational solution, collaborative lifecycle, collaboration, clm, collaborative lifecycle mangement, economic impact
    
By: Marketo     Published Date: Oct 14, 2013

This Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation is designed to answer any and all questions you have about the topic. It will show you what marketing automation is and how it can help your company.

Tags : marketo, marketing automation, marketing solutions, social media marketing, marketing roi, sales automation, lead generation, website profit
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013

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.

Tags : ibm, mobilefirst, business in motion, mobile enterprise, user interactions, return on engagement, return on investment, roi
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013

Today, your company's digital presence is your reputation and your brand. But websites and other IT assets are vulnerable to security breaches, downtime and data loss—all of which can negatively affect your reputation and competitive position. Read this paper, commissioned by IBM with leading analyst Forrester to learn how IT security decision makers across the globe are doing more with less by outsourcing key security tasks.

Tags : reputational risk, it outsourcing, it security, security, risk, security breach, digital presence, it assets
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013

As your employees bring their own smartphones and tablets to the workplace, you need to create a flexible mobile environment that allows personally owned and corporate-issued devices to co-exist. IBM Mobile Enterprise Services for managed mobility is designed to help reduce the complexity that comes with multiple mobile platforms. IBM recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact and potential return on investment that companies realized by engaging IBM to implement a “bring your own device” program. In this report, you’ll learn how these companies: Increased employee productivity and satisfaction; expanded revenues from improved sales mobility, and decreased replacement, mobility infrastructure and support costs.

Tags : managed mobility, byod, michelle evangelista, bring your own device, mobile, flexible, mobile environment, ibm mobile enterprise services
    
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