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CIO as the Chief Innovation Officer: How Cloud is Changing the CIO Role

CIO as the Chief Innovation Officer: How Cloud is Changing the CIO Role

It’s a simple fact: the emergence of cloud computing has fundamentally changed the role of the CIO. Learn how CIOs can effectively make the transition from “keepers of the technology” to chief innovators, as well as how a managed cloud solution can help them regain control of this new, multi-sourced environment and all the business […]

The “Vault of Gold” within Indirect Procurement

The “Vault of Gold” within Indirect Procurement

As the economy continues to struggle to find its footing, business managers are continuously being asked to do more with fewer resources. CPOs are not immune to this trend either, but there is a maturing phenomenon taking place in the market that is uncovering hidden treasures in the form of greatly reduced indirect goods and […]

By April 1, 2014 Read More →
Sourcing Strategy Measure Twice Cut Once

Sourcing Strategy Measure Twice Cut Once

Most successful senior level executives have built their careers on their ability to “get things done.” This is a natural and admirable trait that allows them to focus on what is important and to achieve measurable and sustainable results quickly. However, when it comes to defining an organization’s sourcing strategy, this trait can actually be […]

By March 14, 2014 Read More →
Navigating the Digital Mailroom

Navigating the Digital Mailroom

How can enterprises react swiftly to all of the critical information coming from many locations, quickly route it to the right business department for processing, all while ensuring protection and managing any risks associated with the transactions? Through full automation of transactional content with  a digital mailroom, you can dramatically improve the control and monitoring […]

By March 3, 2014 Read More →
3 Steps to Energize Your Benchmark

3 Steps to Energize Your Benchmark

It is important for IT leaders to have access to current market information in order to make informed business decisions on how to run their department and buy the products and services they need. Benchmarking is one of the best means to deliver such information, but has traditionally been an expensive, time consuming and painful […]

By February 17, 2014 Read More →
Finding Nirvana in AP Automation and Outsourcing

Finding Nirvana in AP Automation and Outsourcing

Nirvana: Joy, freedom from pain and worry – an end to suffering. Suffering is something with which many Accounts Payable professionals, groaning under the burden of error-prone, manual processes, are all too familiar. Nirvana, in the form of AP automation and outsourced processing, awaits. This white paper will show how automation and outsourcing can relieve […]

By February 3, 2014 Read More →
We Need to Talk About the ITO Contract

We Need to Talk About the ITO Contract

In a turbulent economy, organizations are continuing to increase pressure on budgets across their business, and IT spend is no exception. Meanwhile, rapid technological change and the explosion of cloud and utility computing are fueling interest in more flexible ways of buying, managing and delivering IT services. IT outsourcing itself isn’t broken, but in many […]

By January 21, 2014 Read More →
Is Your Data Dirty?

Is Your Data Dirty?

Pre-adjudication—anything that happens before the payment of a claim—is especially valuable for today’s health plans, benefit administrators and networks. By focusing on the front end, the pre-adjudication process ultimately helps to reduce operational costs, increase adjudication and first-pass rates, and improve overall customer service. This paper explores: • The challenges of healthcare claims processing • […]

By January 20, 2014 Read More →
Keys to Driving a Successful Outsourcing Contract

Keys to Driving a Successful Outsourcing Contract

There are a handful of key aspects of any contract that can drive the initial projections of savings and return on investment. If some or all of these aspects are not carefully thought out and  strategized, you can expect mixed degrees of impacts on the financial benefits of your outsourcing contract. This whitepaper discusses the […]

By November 26, 2013 Read More →
The Great Underwriting Transformation: From Ugly Duckling to Golden Goose

The Great Underwriting Transformation: From Ugly Duckling to Golden Goose

The P&C insurance industry is undergoing a radical change, one that’s turning its traditional business model upside-down. For as long as most of us can remember, insurance providers made the bulk of their money from investment income. The industry managed to generate decent Return on Equity (ROE) despite combined ratios above 100. But, along came […]

Go to the Front of the Class with Sourcing 101

Go to the Front of the Class with Sourcing 101

Before taking the first steps in your sourcing journey, it is important to assess your organizational readiness by examining your internal capabilities and capacity to plan and execute a sourcing strategy. Not taking the time to consider these basic elements can cost millions of dollars in lost savings. Alsbridge has compiled The Sourcing 101: Initial […]

By October 28, 2013 Read More →
Customer Intelligence is the New Black

Customer Intelligence is the New Black

A superior customer experience enabled by actionable insights is often the holy grail of business for the modern-day enterprise, irrespective of a B-to-B or a B-to-C model. This whitepaper by Frost and Sullivan unravels why Customer Intelligence is the new black, by addressing some key questions on the power of customer insights. The whitepaper contains […]

Three Ways to Get Extreme Performance in the Cloud

Three Ways to Get Extreme Performance in the Cloud

The core value proposition of cloud computing is razor-focused on business agility, high efficiency, scalability and availability, along with the advantage of significant cost reductions. Yet, how does an organization choose the right cloud technology to support cloud-based applications? Click here to download this white paper.

Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud: A SMAC in the Face for Industrial-Age Business Models

Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud: A SMAC in the Face for Industrial-Age Business Models

It’s no secret that our mobile devices and social networks are rapidly transforming our relationships with people and data. Analytics have driven customer intimacy to previously impossible levels; the cloud has irrevocably changed the way we store and share information. A report from Forrester Research declares that by 2016, we will have 10 billion mobile […]

Current Challenges of eProcurement

Current Challenges of eProcurement

As manufacturing and businesses turn global, many organizations find themselves locked into two types of procurement practices: one set is struggling with Ariba, BasWAre, ePlus, PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP type e-Procurement implementations while the other has direct material sourcing and procurement processes they have developed—and which are now inadequate—over the last decade or so. They […]

Decreasing Delivery Headaches with Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Decreasing Delivery Headaches with Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Six major changes are shaping supply chains of tomorrow: globalization, demand sensing and planning, collaboration with providers to enable innovation, shrinking product life cycles, and increased pressure from competition and product retirement compulsions and innovations that are cropping up as remanufacturing. Efficiently addressing these factors ensures higher value to the customer. Unfortunately for many organizations, […]