February 16, 2017

Why IT Must Move Beyond ETL to Surpass

The initial IT needs that led to the development and use of Extract, Transformation and Load (ETL) tools and technologies are at an inflection point. On the one hand, the future of IT departments and CIOs’ careers depends on providing a greater range of integration options that support diverse source and target data structures comprised of more complex data elements. Bulk, batch-based workflows are giving way to real-time integration needed […]
February 13, 2017

Five Reasons Why Every CIO Needs An Integration Roadmap In 2017

The difference between CIOs who lead and those caught in never-ending reactionary cycles is often a strategic IT plan and integration roadmap. It’s the CIOs who take the time to create and pursue an integration roadmap that has the greatest chance of breaking out of always reacting to IT projects and leading them instead. That’s because the majority of inbound requests center on data, reports or analysis only deliverable by […]
February 3, 2017

5 Ways Integration Is Enabling The Factory Of The Future

93% of global product leaders say that predictive maintenance combined wth real-time equipment monitoring enabled by integration is a must-have for factory planning today.   75% of global product leaders plan to implement factory of the future initiatives and programs in the next five years or less, starting with Industry 4.0   67% of automotive executives expect that new technologies enabled by real-time integration will enable their teams to reach […]
January 25, 2017

2017 Is The Year Integration Enables Industry 4.0 Growth

• 35% of companies adopting Industry 4.0 predict revenue gains over 20% in the next five years. • Data analytics and digital trust are the foundations of Industry 4.0. • Cost-sensitive industries including semiconductors, electronics, and oil and gas are the most focused on adopting Industry 4.0, with 80% of companies in these industries saying it is one of their top priorities. The recent article by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), […]
January 11, 2017

3 Ways To Improve Selling Results With SAP Integration

The more integrated the systems are supporting any selling strategy, the greater the chances sales will increase. That’s because accuracy, speed, and quality of every quote matters more than ever. Being able to strengthen every customer interaction with insight and intelligence often means the difference between successful upsells, cross-sells and the chance to bid and win new projects. Defining a roadmap to enrich selling strategies using SAP integration is delivering […]
January 3, 2017
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5 Ways Real-Time Mobile Apps Delight Customers And Streamline Manufacturing

Providing real-time responses 24/7 on any mobile device anywhere is the new normal in 2017. 54% of B2B companies selling online report that their customers are using smartphones to research purchases, and 52% say that their customers are using smartphones to buy online The majority of CEOs (86%) see mobility as essential to creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. Industrial manufacturing CEOs prioritize mobility (73%), cybersecurity (72%) and data mining […]
December 27, 2016

Top 10 Ways Integration Will Transform Manufacturing In 2017

Integrating ERP, CRM, and legacy systems lead to greater manufacturing innovation, setting the foundation to move beyond business models that don’t stay in step with customers’ fast-changing needs. Bringing contextual intelligence into manufacturing that centers on customers’ unique, fast-changing requirements is a must-have to keep growing sales profitably. Integration strategies need to focus on enabling real-time connectivity between ERP, CRM, SCM, pricing and legacy systems.  By making integration a priority […]
December 19, 2016

5 Ways To Improve Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) Selling With Integration

The difference between achieving sales quotas and closing more deals often begins at the start of sales cycles. Creating a quick sales cycle cadence supported by quotes and proposals that meet and exceed customers’ expectations brings a sense of urgency to prospect relationships. Deals close faster and customers are on to accomplishing the goals they had in mind when first initiating a sales engagement and Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) strategies succeed. Looking […]
December 11, 2016

Ten Strategies For Improving Quality Management With SAP And Salesforce Integration

Accelerating customer referrals, earning repeat business, and successfully launching new products are just of the few of the benefits gained from being passionate about quality. The information needed to increase quality and earn customers’ trust is often in systems that are only available in manufacturing or operations, however. Seeing how product quality is impacting sales by enabling SAP and Salesforce integration opens up the opportunities to track repurchase rates, the […]
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