Enabling business value through the Mobile Web requires new thinking as well as a shift in technology. Putting “mobile first” and implementing services-based architectures are among the critical steps. The options are limited only to the imaginations of the designers but must be driven by the user’s context.
There are many attributes to consider when choosing sourcing options, some more obvious than others, such as hourly rate. However, when evaluating the true costs of sourcing, leading organizations also look at other critical factors associated with business-critical projects--such as agility, integration with other operations, security risks, scalability, public image, and business understanding-- that can make all the difference to ensuring successful project outcomes.
According to a McKinsey study, half of all outsourced projects failed to meet their expected goals – while an Information Week Survey showed that 40% of outsourced projects did not save money! Factors that contribute to these problems include issues with quality, time zone challenges, and added travel expenses, among others.
An integrated launch plan was just the start for helping to transform a research organization into a commercial entity. A successful commercial launch of an FDA-approved specialty drug included project management support to a cross-functional client team and development of a dashboard tool to track each function’s progress.
A company's products needed constant updates due to changing business rules and regulations, as well as new functionality. However, tasks such as regression testing took too long and consumed too many resources. Collaborative helped to dramatically speed up the process through automation and process analysis, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
In this case study, a company needed to find a way to update and improve a legacy trade portal application. With the help of Collaborative, using domestic resources, the company completely replaced several legacy trade portal applications, allowing for the retirement of several application platforms and legacy databases.
The explosion of Big Data represents an opportunity to leverage trending attitudes in the marketplace to better segment and target customers, and enhance products and promotions. Success requires establishing a common business rationale for harnessing social media and determining a maturity model for sentiment analysis to assess existing social media capabilities.
Collaborative helped a research company transitioning to commercialization identify critical timelines, tasks, milestones and resources required to bring a new drug to market. As part of the project, leaders were given the information and tools they needed and the business began building the strong foundation necessary for a successful launch.
Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC), have broad potential to provide huge business value, while simultaneously presenting potentially overwhelming challenges. The rapid technology changes supporting SMAC and the overall complexity involved demand a systematic approach to building out your SMAC capability.
Collaborative looks at how and why the onshore model has re-emerged as a solution-of-choice for many IT organizations. Today the advantages include lower costs, less travel, and the security and continuity provided by a more stable workforce. Even more important, moving “home” generates higher consumer satisfaction and new business opportunities.
There are some surprisingly straightforward reasons behind the glitches, delays, and cost-overruns that can bedevil data warehouse initiatives. ...The first is simply confusing expectations with requirements. But four other troublemakers can also lead to big problems for developers, IT departments, and organizations seeking to maximize the business value of information.
Commercial launch is a critical and complex period in the Life Sciences product life cycle. The transition from clinical development to commercial operations can seem overwhelming as companies face considerable challenges in transforming from an R&D-driven organization to one focused on achieving in-market business and commercial excellence. Core to successful launches is preparing the company for a whole new raft of capabilities, processes, and relationships, and in doing so there are a number of factors included in this checklist that companies should consider and questions they should answer.
Since the late 1990s, offshoring has become a deeply entrenched practice at many North American organizations. However, changing economic factors and the emergence of formerly hidden problems with offshoring have led Gartner to look at compelling alternatives, notably domestic rural sourcing.
When a pharmaceutical company discovered its risks under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it turned to Collaborative to comb and consolidate its data. The result: compliance and insight into new business opportunities, too, through a company-wide business data warehouse and enhanced business intelligence.
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