This white paper presents IDC’s analysis of the business value organizations are achieving by using Cisco UCS as a platform for SAP HANA and other SAP Business Suite applications. This analysis is based on IDC’s interviews with 12 Cisco UCS customers. These organizations are all relatively large organizations (1,500–85,000 employees), with an average of 25,383 employees. Interviewees represent a variety of industries: natural resources, agriculture, energy, government, automotive, retail, food and beverage, distribution, technology, healthcare, and IT. These organizations are based in the United States, EMEA, Mexico, and Brazil.
Before creating new technologies, we must think about how to create the right values to be also able to sell it. All the technology that is required for “Industry 4.0” is available today already, so in fact Industry 4.0 can be seen more than an innovation driver for new businesses that are not exploited today, than an innovation driver for technology. If these existing technologies are assembled properly together and combined with the right business models, there is really good chance to profit from Industry 4.0.
This white paper looks into the ways one can profit from Industry 4.0 by differentiating through new business models.
While many OEMs are aware of new technologies to make machines more energy-efficient, they are reluctant to make changes due to the perception that it will make their machines more expensive to sell. The constraints of cost reduction, usage of resources and energy reduction are becoming key drivers in the industry as consumers require manufacturers to be more “green”. This paper demonstrates how incorporating sustainable design can add value to their machines and differentiate OEMs from the competition.
Wireless technology is increasingly used in machine safety applications. New solutions introduce mobility and offer higher levels of flexibility and safety for plant floor operators. This eBook explores how modern wireless implementations can increase user safety and mobility, reduce installation costs, and boost productivity.
The industry of tomorrow will be different. More volatile markets, new technology capabilities, and increased pressure on performance will precipitate the change. But with change comes opportunity…the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has unleashed huge potential for industrial customers. There is a reported $14 trillion of new business growth up for grabs – and your goal of better business performance can help you earn your fair share of that growth. How can you make the most of this potential?
Read the rest of this eBook to learn more.
Growing concern for the environment is driving increased regulatory and consumer focus on energy and water efficiency – and pump manufacturers are on the front line. To succeed in this demanding new market, pump manufacturers must build smarter pumping systems.
Learn how new PLC and VSD technologies are helping to support smart pumping systems.
The challenges facing industrial companies grow more daunting by the day. Globalization, energy markets that change in real time, variations in materials and prices, aging of the industrial workforce, inability to attract the next generation of Talent, and difficult regulatory pressures have all contributed to an extremely stressful industrial business environment. Fortunately, the right automation system can now offer cutting-edge packaging solutions for meeting at least three of these challenges.
Great food and great service, delivered consistently, are at the heart of any
successful restaurant business.
But success — and survival — also depend on being profitable. Every restaurant
owner, whether independent or part of a large chain, understands that labor and
inventory costs represent a significant variable expense to the business. Keeping
control of those costs is as critical as the culinary magic that occurs in the kitchen.
After all, how can a restaurant expect to make a profit when they are regularly
overstaffing or running out of ingredients?
A loyalty program can deliver a number of important benefits to restaurants, coffee shops
or other food and beverage operations. It provides restaurant operators with a way to
reward customers and encourage repeat business. It is also an effective, measurable
marketing tool – by gathering details about your guests, such as their e-mail address and
location or date or birth, you can target them with promotions to help grow your revenue.
Restaurant operators often speak of innovation in terms of putting new signature dishes and food creations on the menu. But where the biggest innovation is happening today, arguably, is less on the menu and more in the technology that is driving increased efficiency and effectiveness across all parts of the food and beverage services industry. Next-generation restaurant management and POS systems are having a profound impact on business operations, guest satisfaction, revenue growth and overall profitability.
Cloud is the perfect solution for food and beverage processors looking for an extremely safe and secure ERP system. Plex ERP is quickly becoming the preferred choice for food and beverage processors with security and availability concerns.
For Food & Beverage processors an ERP system a must; and a flexible Internet-based solution like Plex ERP brings F & B manufacturers all 8 of the features they must have to meet their health and safety requirements, produce high-quality products, operate efficiently & maximize profitability.”
In our new report, Cost Control in Food & Beverage: How Technology Can Help Maximize Profits, we surveyed more than 200 independent operators and chains to understand how they are managing labor, inventory, and loss prevention costs.
To be successful, a loyalty program must deliver value to the guest and it must deliver value to a restaurant operator’s business. To help food and beverage operators understand what guests are seeking in a loyalty program, Oracle Hospitality conducted a global consumer survey. On the following pages, you will find the answers to these questions and more: • What rewards do guests most value in a restaurant loyalty program? • Do they prefer paper stamp cards? Mobile apps? Plastic swipe cards? • What prevents them from joining a loyalty program? • Why do they leave a loyalty program or stop using it? • What’s their favorite restaurant loyalty program?
More than 40% of sports fans worldwide abandoned concession lines in the past 12 months – without making a purchase – because of excessive waiting, according to Oracle Hospitality Sports and Entertainment’s research report The Fan Experience: Changing the Game with Food and Beverage. The global study surveyed more than 3,500 sports fans in eight countries – Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and United States – and focused on uncovering their top priorities. Most importantly, the survey aids venue operators by identifying “pain points” and solutions designed to trigger greater attendance and spark sales.
Large venue operations are faced with many challenges today. The good news for stadium operators is that there is a way to make these goals more achievable: cloud technology. If you’re looking for a cloud solution to take your venue forward, then look no further than Oracle Hospitality Simphony’s Cloud Service which allows you to optimize the fan experience with a modern food and beverage operation. Learn more about how cloud technology can enhance your venue operations.
Zebra offers forward-thinking manufacturers unparalleled visibility into goods, assets, people and transactions that help maximize output, ensure quality assurance and traceability and increase operational flexibility with a smarter, more connected plant floor.
Zebra Technologies commissioned a global study to analyze trends and challenges that impact manufacturing companies. The survey asked 1,100 executives from automotive, high tech, food, beverage, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies for their insights on adopting technology on the plant floor to increase their competitive position.
The Power of the Cloud for Food and Beverage Operators discusses cloud technology and how it can help F&B operators achieve their goals. The document discusses how cloud technology can help reduce IT costs, improve data security, open locations faster, and more.