A new NPR/Marist poll reveals that one in five jobs in the U.S. is held by a worker under contract. In fact, independent contractors could make up half of the entire workforce in the U.S. within the next decade.
More and more organizations have begun to see contractors and suppliers as valuable business partners intrinsic to driving service and product innovation. For many companies, especially those operating in highly regulated industries, managing compliance in-house for all of these suppliers can be burdensome.
But the cost of non-compliance — in the form of penalties, fines, productivity losses, settlement costs, and inefficiencies — is ruinous.
This white paper will discuss:
• The hidden costs of ignoring contractor management
• Best practices towards holistic compliance and governance
• The cost of different contractor management systems
• How to get the highest ROI in your supply chain
There is a significant gap between how manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. Better education in project management methodologies and standalone software tools alone will limit a company’s ability to perform at its highest level. A study by Engineering.com found that a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution is the best way for a company to fully achieve its best practices.
This white paper shares how a PLM solution with embedded project management can uniquely provide:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio
• Coordination of a project’s schedule, resources and scope
• Automatic real-time status updates of project tasks
• Mitigation of project risks based upon real-time assessment of product development
Benefit from the unique value provided by PLM systems with embedded project management.
Consolidation in the healthcare industry has reached a record pace. The volume of organizational change has generated solid templates and best practices for change management. In addition, technological advances provide opportunities for sophisticated data analytics and systems integrations. By identifying and taking advantage of these technologies, healthcare organizations can increase the odds of successful integrations that result in greater agility decrease their cost base, and improve the quality of care they provide.
The implementation of a distributed order management (DOM) system no longer has to be a daunting endeavor. Gartner surveyed 17 DOM software vendors and interviewed 25 retail clients with recent DOM implementation experience to develop a best practices guide.
Read the report to understand the keys to a successful DOMS implementation.
Many retailers are investing in distributed order management systems to optimize their consumer order fulfilment performance. Chief supply chain officers can use this research to successfully implement these systems into their business application landscape.
When a government organization deploys lean workforce management practices, it affects their largest operational expense: the workforce. As the public sector moves to reinvent itself, workforce management systems and adopting lean labor practices are perhaps two of the most immediate and high-impact mechanisms. Lean practices help government organizations control labor costs and allow them to reallocate those savings into preserving critical programs, services, and jobs ... which is the very essence of the public sector mission.
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Oct 25, 2013
In this white paper, you'll learn:
• What technologies have the greatest impact on profitability
• What technologies most improve productivity
• Why many practices are replacing outdated systems with modern solutions
• The most important tool for patient engagement, and more.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
Hospitals and healthcare providers are united under one central mission: to provide exceptional care to patients while keeping costs down. Increasingly, that’s being accomplished through technology, and healthcare providers are becoming incredibly dependent on IT for their day-to-day operations.
The risks of irregular maintenance and non-compliance of IT and security policies are not only measured in dollars lost but in lives saved. With such a complex and critical proposition, efficiency is paramount to fulfilling the organization’s mission of providing quality, timely patient care.
Published By: Percussion
Published Date: Jun 11, 2013
This paper will explore how WCMS buyers can assess the costs associated to buy, customize and maintain prospective solutions. We will examine the five key areas of cost: User Adoption, Initial Implementation, Upgrades and Ongoing Re-implementation, Maintenance and Support Cost and Application Integration
Agile methods have become increasingly popular because they empower organizations to more quickly address emerging opportunities, to better ensure accurate fulfillment of functional requirements and to significantly enhance team productivity. Many organizations, however, are hesitant to employ agile methods for their safety-critical systems—since they have serious concerns about compromising those systems and thereby exposing themselves to completely unacceptable consequences.IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
IBM Rational Chief Evangelist Bruce Powel Douglass explains how best practices for project management can assist organizations in experiencing all the benefits of agile development while continuing to maintain rigorous standards essential for successful delivery of safety-critical systems.
The phrase "Best Practices" has become so overused, it has become practically meaningless for IT managers. Improvement is necessary, but where do you start, what tools are appropriate, where do I find actionable information, and how do I do this with minimal cost? If these questions apply to you, this paper provides a plan of attack.
Learn how to adhere to the PCI security standard by automating regulatory compliance and best practices reporting typically used to identify and validate IT configuration changes throughout operating systems, database management systems, applications and network devices.
Achieve and Maintain Compliance with PCI Data Security Standard – Part 4. Deep dive into PCI DSS requirements 10-12. Learn how to adhere to the PCI security standard by automating regulatory compliance and best practices reporting typically used to identify and validate IT configuration changes throughout operating systems, database management systems, applications and network devices.
Deep dive into PCI DSS requirements 5-9. Learn how to adhere to the PCI security standard by automating regulatory compliance and best practices reporting typically used to identify and validate IT configuration changes throughout operating systems, database management systems, applications and network devices.
Deep dive into the first 4 PCI DSS requirements. Learn how to adhere to the PCI security standard by automating regulatory compliance and best practices reporting typically used to identify and validate IT configuration changes throughout operating systems, database management systems, applications and network devices.
Banks have been using credit scoring models for over five decades, so managing the life cycle of models is nothing new. Most have had some kind of process in place to ensure the models they develop are robust, validated and monitored from a performance perspective and that decision makers have confidence in them. In recent times, however - partly in response to the credit crisis in 2008 - the discipline of model risk management (MRM) has become more formalized and rigorous, driving the need for enterprise-level model information management systems. The regulatory scrutiny being applied to them is intensifying and spreading globally, with US and European regulators leading the charge. For example, whereas regulators were previously more interested in the numbers they were provided, now more regulators want to have a core understanding of the models banks used to generate these numbers.
"How to be a Sustainable IT Hero: Building a Business Case for PC Power Management" explains the benefits of implementing a PC Power Management solution, and shows how to avoid the common pitfalls along the way.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Apr 23, 2015
In this paper, you will learn the challenges facing organizations using yesterday’s Practice Management systems, and discover why capitalizing on the latest technology is easier—and much more rewarding—than you might think.
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