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What is RPA and what does it mean for the OTC process?

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Having more information at our disposal means that we’re able to make better business decisions. But there’s another outcome we’re discovering as well: As data grows, business processes multiply and expand. That’s because more data enables organizations to track, measure, report and audit more business facets than ever. And often, that added work includes mind-numbingly […]

Modernize your order-to-cash processes with digitisation and automation

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Finance managers are at a crossroads. They want to lower costs, boost efficiency, and improve the cycle times of their order to cash (OTC) processes, but there’s no single path to achieve those goals. Should they stick with what they’ve got and wait for incremental updates, adding third-party bolt-ons wherever they can? Or should they […]

5 things you need to do to scale robotic process automation

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Raise your hand if you have deployed one or more robots in your operations. Good. Now raise your hand if you have deployed one hundred or more robots. Not there yet? No worry, as that is currently the situation in most businesses. With robotic process automation (RPA) pilots almost everywhere, creating industrial scale has emerged […]

Is human-centered design at the heart of your customer experience? It should be.

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Digital technologies are impacting every aspect of our lives, and companies have no choice but to transform and adapt. To earn customer loyalty and respect, we are expected to meet customers’ needs at every interaction. At the same time, it has become increasingly difficult to innovate effectively to meet those needs in today’s complex and […]

Why is robotic process automation disappointing healthcare organizations?

by Michael Brouthers All healthcare organizations — on both the provider and payer side — struggle with three operational imperatives: maximizing revenues and operating margins, improving clinical outcomes, and optimizing administrative efficiency. The success or failure of these efforts directly determines the success or failure of the business. As a result, leadership is always on […]

The customer experience trends most likely to shape the industry in 2020

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We know business today is changing faster than ever. A few years ago customers made purchase choices based on the flyers they found in their mailboxes. They also felt more loyalty towards brands, partly because it was both difficult and time consuming to switch from one to another. Those days are over. Today’s ‘intelligent’ customers […]

3 conseils pour automatiser votre expérience client

Décembre dernier, je me suis rendu au Customer Contact Week à Las Vegas, la grande messe mondiale des professionnels du service client. “L’automatisation est bien là”, c’est la conclusion de mes échanges avec les différents intervenants et conférenciers de cet évènement. Côté participants, la majorité d’entre eux ont exprimé l’urgence d’aller de l’avant, mais aussi […]

Transforming pharma’s customer value chain with digital technologies

by Satish Nair and Manjunath Shanabag Pharmaceutical companies struggle with a complex and, often, poorly managed partner, customer and distribution network. It’s not surprising, given the makeup of most large pharma companies. Large, often disconnected product portfolios are built through discovery — both internally and externally with academia and biotech partners — and global clinical […]

Improve customer engagement and loyalty with digital twins

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Although our business process services view of the world tends to be focused on point-in-time transactions like the card swipe, there is an opportunity to learn from manufacturing organizations that are benefiting from the use of “digital twins” of real-world equipment as a way to sustain customer engagement. Manufacturers of equipment such as turbines have […]

How AI is revolutionizing business process transformation

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The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) to drive business value has been truly incredible in recent years. Enterprises that recognize the power of AI and know how to effectively apply it to their business can reap significant rewards in a quickly evolving and hyper-competitive marketplace. Just a few years ago, analytics was all about gaining […]