Manufacturing companies have always invested heavily in industrial engineering to achieve production process improvements and minimize waste. With Robotic Process Automation (RPA), manufacturers can squeeze inefficiencies and waste from business processes—from finance to supply chain to customer service operations.
Welcome to the complex world of modern manufacturing, where dynamic environments place high demands on the finance function to provide timely, accurate reporting. Unfortunately, many organizations are not properly equipped to meet these challenges.
What’s keeping you up at night? Maybe you’re wondering if the revised standard cost and asset utilization assumptions at the assembly plant will be sufficient to hit the profitability targets you set. Or perhaps you’re worried about getting accurate demand forecasts early enough from sales to ship parts by sea and reduce freight costs.
Data, undeniably, is everywhere – and day after day, as the digital world transforms more human actions into data-generating experiences, its volume continues to grow. In fact, by 2025, data-driven interactions will reach 4,785 per person per day, as the global “datasphere” grows to 163 zettabytes.
It’s never been easier to define the main driver of business success. It comes down to how fast your business can identify and proactively respond to change. But if your business is mired in static planning —characterized by long planning cycles, immediately obsolete plans, siloed efforts, and hard-to-find errors— it won’t be operating with maximum speed or agility.
The digital revolution brings a host of new opportunities, enabled by data and the power and intelligence of cloud computing. However, it is the talent, skill, and creativity of your people that determine success. Industry leaders needs to recognise that the face of manufacturing is changing.
This e-book report presents the future state of the manufacturing industry through five forward-looking scenarios that highlight the advantage of digital transformation through the adoption of networked data, connected operations, intelligent automation, and a digitally enabled workforce.
Manufacturers globally are being disrupted and moving from making products to delivering products-as-a-service. To compete and grow, manufacturing companies need to shift their focus from engineering and production to customer outcomes.
Solve your pressing manufacturing issues with tools that transform the connected manufacturing ecosystem. With Industry 4.0, the rise of automation and data exchange in manufacturing, technology has transcended the factory floor and now includes the entire manufacturing process. Explore how to optimize your digital operations with business solutions for intelligent factories.
Explore how AI and advanced analytics offer new strategies for healthcare through the convergence of your available physical, digital and biological data. Find out how these capabilities help enable predictive care, such as identifying early warning signs of disease in high-risk patients and recommending more precise treatment based on similar patient data.
Thrive in the era of value-based care. There are tremendous pressures to balance better patient outcomes with a healthier bottom line. By combining all your data and making it easy to explore, Qlik delivers the valuable insights you need to navigate that complex balance and make smarter decisions more quickly.
The pace of change and level of competition in today’s retail landscape is staggering. Unlike any other industry across the globe, retail is undergoing transformation so significant that the way consumers buy products and interact with brands is forever changed.
Improve your organization’s service resilience and profitability by planning and implementing a more resilient supply chain. Discover how to mitigate the challenges facing supply chains by using cloud technology.
To thrive in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace, insurance companies have to be rigorous in their planning. But it’s just as important to be agile, so you can allocate resources strategically. Yet many insurers today are struggling to keep up. After months of preparation and vetting, annual plans immediately become obsolete.
As the digital revolution in financial services accelerates, leading firms are gaining a competitive advantage by leveraging their most strategic resource: data. With Qlik®, financial services firms are linking disparate data sources and empowering departments with self-service to uncover actionable insights.
The challenges are real, but the opportunities are endless for those who can harness the power of data and better connect with their consumers, shoppers, and customers. Learn how to gain an edge and make your company more profitable and sustainable than ever before.
Whether your goal is to ensure inventory availability, increase equipment efficiency, or perform market analysis, data is mission-critical. This E-book will give you the operational insights that will give you the power to understand the cost and efficiency of every component in your product lifecycle.
In today’s content and product-saturated marketplace, personalisation is the key to standing apart from the competition. Customer centricity is expected to overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. It is necessary that organisations structure themselves around the customer across all lines of business.
For sales organisations, customer engagement is about more than touch points, it’s about everything that happens in between personal and digital encounters. Customer engagement requires an organisation-wide commitment to creating meaningful connections, building relationships, and nurturing those relationships to establish trust and keep your brand top-of-mind.
Organisations across industries are upgrading their financial planning solutions—and with good reason. Spreadsheets and legacy on-premise systems no longer cut it. To succeed in today’s rapidly changing world, companies need full visibility into the business, strategic insights driven from real-time data, and the ability to take action fast. So they’re moving planning to the cloud.
Whether you know it or not, many organisations today stand at a cliff-edge. You didn’t get here overnight, the business environment has been growing faster, more dynamic, and more complex for years, picking up pace as it goes.
E-BOOK Breakthrough Teamwork ToolsThe very nature of teams are evolving rapidly. There has never been a workforce with a more varied spectrum of workstyles, with more working millennials than ever, remote working commonplace and productivity tools that reach far...
It is time for a new culture of work. One that is marked by a shift to more open, collaborative environments and the ability for employees to work anywhere and anytime they choose. One that inspires creative thinking and agility instead of routine process. One that rewards dynamic teamwork and data driven problem solving over command and control.
E-BOOK The Nine Circles of Spreadsheet Hell Spreadsheets can be heaven...for some tasks. It’s not that they aren’t great—they are. But, let’s face it, spreadsheets break down if you’re trying to rely on them systematically to gather data from across the...
E-BOOK A Business Leader's Guide to RPAToday, employees spend around 10–20% of their time on mundane, repetitive tasks that can be easily automated. With Robotic Process Automation (RPA), businesses can offload these cumbersome tasks to their Digital Workforce, giving...
E-BOOK RPA + AI = Competitive EdgeRobotic Process Automation (RPA) is already transforming entire industries. But when combined with the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations, it gives businesses a true competitive edge. First came the bots—software robots...
E-BOOK RPA: An Executive PrimerAiming to convert your organization into a truly digital business? Automation is the foundation of all digital transformation initiatives. This executive primer explains why Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is globally gaining ground,...
E-BOOK 5 Ways to Become a Financial Reporting Hero As a financial reporting professional, you are tasked with keeping a lot of people happy - your CEO, your board, your shareholders, and your staff. Making the most of your time, your numbers, and your team is what...
E-BOOK SAP BPC Health CheckIf you’re questioning your business’s application of SAP BPC at all - you may want to consider looking at the Decision Inc. Finance Budget and Planning Health Check service. It’s been specifically designed to address the unique challenges...
E-BOOK ERP for SMEs. Don’t Buy ItIt can be tricky for SME's to improve returns through clever processes and intelligent systems, without being held ransom to buying an ERP system. The eBook covers why SME's should turn their attention away from ERPs to instead focus...
E-BOOK 5 Steps to Getting Your Business on Board with Rolling ForecastsLearn how to set your course right with rolling forecasts. Dramatically reduce the time your business spends laboring over the annual plan or budget, so that your assumptions are current and in...
MANUAL WORK IS HOLDING YOUR TEAM BACK
Disclosure Management Cycles (DMC) consist of big, hulking processes but the slightest straw can hinder a company’s ability to report compliantly. With so many hands involved and so many eyes needed to approve every public filing, it’s no wonder details get lost in the mix. Human errors happen: an extra zero here, a missed approval there. So the best way to mitigate risks is to take the human out of the equation.
ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION
A recent Forbes article called robotic process automation (RPA) “a gateway drug to artificial intelligence (AI).” In other words, RPA provides organizations a low barrier to entry into the AI world along with many of its benefits. Call it dipping a toe in the AI waters.
THE FUTURE OF PLANNING IS INTELLIGENT
The Modernised Office of the CFO is seen as a vital strategic business partner and the awareness of missed opportunities caused by static planning processes has escalated. Finance Teams who fail to guide their companies with intelligent planning processes are seeing negative impacts on their organizations’ ability to capture profit and grow.
E-BOOK How to Get Real Value From AI in AnalyticsIncreasingly, Artificial Intelligence is showing up in the products we use and the activities we engage in, from our workplace apps to our customer experiences. Hopes are high. Promises are extravagant. And the...
TRANSFORMING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH DATA
Businesses everywhere are using analytics to transform: reinventing customer experiences; reimagining processes; discovering surprising revenue streams; and finding new ways to gain an edge. They understand a basic truth in today’s economy: no enterprise can lead – or even survive – without analytics.
E-BOOK 5 Data Visualization PitfallsWe've been using charts to help us understand business data for decades. But even when the data was different, the charts were basically the same. Now, everything is changing.Get Your E-Book Topics discussed in this e-book:...
E-BOOK 2020 Data & BI TrendsAnalytics AloneIs No Longer EnoughToday, there is more data than ever ― and plenty of ways to analyze it, too. But without a synthesized approach to using data integration with data analytics, you ― and your business ― might get caught...