How to Build Differentiating Business Capabilities

Business capabilities form the foundation to create, deliver, and support the products and services a business offers. These capabilities include core competencies that enable the business to differentiate itself from competition. To build true differentiating capabilities, businesses need to keep these four areas in mind. Reimagine the future with no… [More]

The People Side of Digital Transformation

Technology plays a big role in a digital transformation initiative. The people side of digital transformation has, on the other hand, more influence on how successful the initiative would be. Three groups of people have vested interest in digital transformation. They are customers, employees, and investors. Customers The best starting… [More]

Driving Operational Excellence with Low-code Applications

Operational excellence improves the bottom-line and delivers consistent service to the customers. Internal operational issues not only impact employees, they do affect the customers. The benefits of investing in operational excellence include streamlining product development, service delivery, customer acquisition and support. Undertaking an operational excellence initiative usually involves multiple departments… [More]

The Skill Gaps that Need Attention Now

Digital transformation has picked up speed as businesses adopt technology to overcome challenges presented by the health guidelines as a result of the coronavirus. Process automation software, robotics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and video meeting platform are examples of technologies implemented. These technologies expedite work streams and support work activities… [More]

5 Reasons Why You Need to Make a Leap from Excel

When we need to record expenses, prepare budgets, chart data and crunch numbers, Excel naturally comes to mind. Since its launch in 1985 by Microsoft, it has morphed into a de facto tool for a variety of tasks. This versatile spreadsheet is used for forms, checklists, record keeping, data analysis,… [More]

Critical Success Factors to Harness Value from Analytics

Analytics is more than deciphering data. Using sound information guides decision making. It also reveals underlying problems that cause business havoc. Businesses have increased their investments in analytics in recent years, enabling them garner insight from the massive volume of data captured in various applications. To extract insightful information from… [More]

The Effects of an ‘Inadequate’ Tool

The main purpose of a tool is to facilitate the completion of a task with ease. A tool can be a software application or a widget. It doesn’t matter what format or shape the tool comes in, it is costly to a business when a tool can’t deliver the needed… [More]

Bridging the Frontend with the Backend

Businesses face a constant challenge in bridging the gaps between systems. When there is an overhaul of the customer-facing technology, it usually requires modifications to the existing approaches to facilitate the completion of a customer inquiry or a transaction. Any disconnects between the new technology and the legacy backend systems… [More]

4 Ways to Enhance Productivity through Design

Businesses deploy software to automate and improve efficiency. Unfortunately, the return of investment might fall short of expectations. Instead of facilitating effective work completion, the software is clunky to use. Users do what they need just to move the work along. They create workarounds to bridge gaps. Assuming that the… [More]

What to Avoid to Optimize Your Automation Investment

Automation is on most businesses’ radar to improve productivity and maintain competitiveness. It is an investment that has significant effects on the employees, customers and business partners. In order to optimize your investment in automation, there are three things you want to avoid. Mirror existing workflow Existing workflow might be… [More]

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