Spend Management White Papers

Spend management is the way in which companies control and optimize the money they spend. It involves cutting operating and other costs associated with doing business. These costs typically show up as "operating costs" or SG&A (Selling, General and Administrative) costs, but can also be found in other areas and in other members of the supply chain.
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By: Intacct Corporation     Published Date: Jan 02, 2014

In this guide, written by and designed for CFOs and finance executives, you'll learn about specific actions that leading companies are taking to improve their performance by: • Gaining control over deferred revenue and revenue recognition. • Streamlining order management and the quote-to-cash process. • Maximizing recurring revenue and automating billing and renewals. • Improving cash and collections while decreasing churn. • Speeding consolidation, reporting, and analysis across multiple business entities and currencies. • Streamlining processes across your organization and reduce IT costs. Please download the whitepaper to learn more.

Tags : cfo, improved performance, streamlining, streamlining processes, cost reduction, decreasing churn, it cost reduction, it management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 07, 2014

Today data is the new currency of business. But many organizations have yet to make the most of data insights that drive better outcomes. This e-book describes how businesses can manage information with greater efficiency, speed and continuity for improved ROI through.

Tags : ibm, big data, information management, data insights, roi, it management, spend management
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 06, 2014

Financial organizations are under intense pressure to grow their business while keeping costs in check and meeting regulatory requirements. This can be a huge challenge for banking leadership and especially those managing payments infrastructures. How can banks improve business agility and ensure faster compliance? Integrated transaction management hubs deliver differentiated products to customers now, provide a platform for future and enable ongoing market share growth.

Tags : payments infrastructures, transaction management, payment transformation, single payments platform, knowledge management, business analytics, business intelligence, business management
    
By: Lexmark     Published Date: Jun 02, 2014

The Success Story of Cummins Inc. in using Lexmark global managed print services.

Tags : lexmark, case study, success story, managed print solutions, mps, business management, business process management, change management
    
By: Lexmark     Published Date: May 28, 2014

The Success Story of Cummins Inc. in using Lexmark global managed print services.

Tags : lexmark, case study, success story, managed print solutions, mps, business management, business process management, it spending
    
By: Lexmark     Published Date: May 28, 2014

The Success Story of Cummins Inc. in using Lexmark global managed print services.

Tags : lexmark, case study, success story, managed print solutions, mps, business management, business process management, it spending
    
By: IBM     Published Date: May 09, 2014

Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.

Tags : ibm, agile development, product development, agile methods, safety critical systems development, project management, productivity, software development
    
By: IBM     Published Date: May 09, 2014

Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different domains - including safety-critical systems development. But how can agile methods be adapted to meet the needs of such a challenging domain? In the fourth episode of the series, IBM Rational Chief Evangelist, Bruce Powel Douglass discusses how agile practices can be adapted to meet the evidence needs of safety-critical projects.

Tags : ibm, agile development, agile methods, safety critical systems development, project management, product development, productivity, qa quality assurance
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

CIOs and IT professionals know that as their businesses grow, the need for computing also grows.

Tags : cisco, ucs blades, server, unified computing systems, blade servers, enterprise software, productivity, project management
    
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: Jive Software     Published Date: Feb 24, 2014

With its in-depth guidance and independent third-party vendor evaluations, Gartner's Magic Quadrant market assessment can assist your organization in implementing an effective social business software solution.

Tags : jive, human resources, social software, social media, workforce, workforce magagement, social business, social business software
    
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: Xero     Published Date: Feb 17, 2014

Join us for a practical, easy-to-understand discussion of the basics of accounting. Learn about the basics of accounting to help you save time and make money.

Tags : xero, accounting, accountants, cpa, cpas, business finances, payroll, total cost of ownership
    
By: SunGard Availability Services     Published Date: Nov 13, 2013

In this infograph learn the benefits regarding cloud services and whether it is more cost effective to build an IT Infrastructure for cloud on-site or to partner with a cloud provider that offers a fully managed solution.

Tags : sungard, sungard availability services, cloud, cloud services, cloud services provider, cloud computing, application performance management, productivity
    
By: Adobe     Published Date: Nov 07, 2013

In Forrester’s 53-criteria evaluation of online testing platform vendors, we identified the seven most significant providers — Adobe, Autonomy, Maxymiser, Monetate, Optimizely, SiteSpect, and Webtrends — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria, and where these vendors stand in relation to each other, to help customer intelligence professionals select the right partner for their online testing needs.

Tags : adobe, forrester wave, online testing platforms, vendor selection, optimize core competency, digital marketers, maturing vendor solutions, future of online testing
    
By: SunGard Availability Services     Published Date: Oct 30, 2013

In this infograph learn the benefits regarding cloud services and whether it is more cost effective to build an IT Infrastructure for cloud on-site or to partner with a cloud provider that offers a fully managed solution.

Tags : sungard, sungard availability services, cloud, cloud services, cloud services provider, cloud computing, application performance management, productivity
    
By: SunGard Availability Services     Published Date: Oct 30, 2013

Learn the six key cost considerations when evaluating cloud services and the best practices on selecting a suitable provider.

Tags : sungard, sungard availability services, cloud, cloud computing, cloud service, it operations, cost efficiency, flexibility
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013

With IBM Network Connectivity Managed Services, you can control costs, improve performance and streamline operations with feature-rich services that are designed to help build and proactively manage your enterprise WAN.

Tags : ibm, network connectivity, managed services, manage connectivity, improve performaces, reduce business costs, streamline operations, proactively manage
    
By: Polycom     Published Date: Apr 30, 2013

Video conferencing is an increasingly important technology to improve employee and partner collaboration, especially for increasingly virtual organizations supporting rising numbers of mobile and home workers. But many companies still struggle to justify their investments in video conferencing, and not to understand potential cost differences among competing solutions - not just hardware and software expenses, but also investments required for bandwidth and operational support. Comparing various video conferencing solutions requires examining deployment models, licensing arrangements, network, hardware, and operational costs for leading video conferencing solution vendors in a variety of scenarios, using real-world data gathered from actual buyers of video conferencing products and services. The result: Significant differences in costs across all areas, especially for varying deployment models.

Tags : total cost, video, video conferencing, collaboration, wireless communications, wireless hardware, application integration, application performance management
    
By: Concur     Published Date: Dec 27, 2012

Reaching a pinnacle of strategic importance, expense management has found high prominence within today’s organizations. Discover Aberdeen’s latest best practices for effectively managing T&E expenses.

Tags : business expense, cloud expense management, cloud expense reporting, expense best practices, expense management, expense management best practices, expense management report, expense management research
    
By: Borland Software     Published Date: Apr 09, 2012

SilkPerformer is a cost-effective, enterprise-class performance testing solution for optimizing the performance of business apps. SilkPerformer enables performance tests that accurately simulate peak demand loads and isolate performance bottlenecks.

Tags : performance testing, software testing, application performance, performance testing tool, application integration, application performance management, best practices, business activity monitoring
    
By: Oracle     Published Date: Apr 03, 2012

Download this interactive eBook to learn about the world's #1 application server and why it is the best possible foundation for applications running in the modern data center.

Tags : cloud computing, oracle, oracle exalogic, oracle weblogic, oracle coherence, oracle tuxedo, application integration, application performance management
    
By: HP and Intel® Xeon® processors     Published Date: Mar 21, 2012

Read this white paper to learn how bursting can bring your business users and IT back into strategic alignment, as you jointly exploit new business opportunities enabled by private, public, and hybrid clouds.

Tags : cloud, utility storage, foundation, cloud, enviornment, 3par, virtual, virtualization
    
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