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Supply chain management transformation

Anticipate, control, and react to supply chain demand and volatility using an integrated platform that provides an end-to end view of inventory and supply chain activity. Using advanced analytics along with real-time monitoring, you can manage your procurement spend and increase your buying power. Risk detection and mitigation capabilities help you minimize disruptions caused by supplier shortages, late deliveries and excess inventory. And a configurable dashboard lets you monitor key performance indicators, track vendor performance, and manage business processes such as purchase orders, shipping acknowledgements and invoices.

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Finance and administration transformation

Gain a consolidated view of financial information across your mix of products and services so you can accurately track spending, recognize revenue, uncover hidden capital, forecast budgets, and improve business insight. Through a combination of data and process standardization along with business intelligence and predictive analytics capabilities, you can streamline key functions including: order to cash, payments processing, record to report, cash management, forecasting and budgeting, and tax accounting. With greater control over the financial life cycle of your organization, you will be able to make better decisions, lower costs and deliver services more efficiently.

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Business support system (BSS) transformation

Connect your business support systems to your two key assets - your customers and your network. Using open, flexible and standards-based offerings underpinned by analytics, you can better integrate your ordering, fulfillment, billing and customer support functions to drive improved business efficiency and customer care. And for CSPs making the shift to becoming Digital Service Providers, you can enable tighter linkage with front-office functions including marketing, channels and the web. Leveraging insights derived enables you to identify new market opportunities faster, improve time-to-market for products and services, and deliver rich, immersive customer experiences.

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Enterprise transformation

Examine how back-office and front-office functions are performed across your enterprise and identify those that will return the greatest benefit by having standard processes and systems and by being centralized into a lower cost center. Using best practices, alternative sourcing models, global placement recommendations and new technologies such as cloud, you can realize greater global productivity and lower operational costs.

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Smarter workforce transformation

Enhance workforce productivity using a range of solutions that are scalable and cost effective. Best-in-class HR outsourcing services - including contact center operation, talent management, payroll, benefits and compensation, learning, and reporting and analytics - can help you drive workforce enablement and capitalize on collective intelligence. While Apple+IBM mobility applications can help field service personnel boost customer satisfaction through improved on-time arrival, reduced time-to-install/fix, more accurate problem diagnosis, and the ability to add-on orders during service. These mobile applications in turn enable better management and deployment of skills and contribute to higher job satisfaction.