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5 Steps to Perfecting your Bank Reconciliation Processes

White Paper: AutoRek

As we know, bank reconciliation is the process of matching the balances in an entity's accounting records for a cash account to the corresponding information on a bank statement. The goal of this process is to determine the differences between the two, and to book changes to the accounting records as appropriate.        The challenge in automating a lot of complicated reconciliations comes not within the matching, but in gathering the information from the myriad systems and services and making ready them to create “golden sources” on either side of the reconciliation. It is the “golden sources” that make matching effective, aid the analysis and resolution of the unmatched items and allow effective reporting. This white paper breaks the reconciliation method down into variety of basic tasks. Each of the five steps—Source, Explore, Enrich, Match, and Escalate—is applied to every reconciliation scenario to some greater or lesser extent. This white paper educates how building and automating simple reconciliations, as quickly as in Excel, allows automatic execution of the most complicated reconciliation and data management challenges running in ultra-high volume scenarios. Read the following whitepaper that will address the following questions : What are the best practices for Bank Reconciliation Processes? What are the challenges in automating more complex reconciliations? How to overcome the drawbacks of Excel-based solutions? How this 5-step approach can build and automate simple reconciliations?  

THE CHIEF ROBOTICS OFFICER 2017 UPDATE

White Paper: RoboBusiness

To advance industry, the Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) must combine management functions, standardize corporate systems, and integrate robotics innovations. The fast evolving availability of specific business/financial models for Robotics & Intelligent Operational Systems (RIOS) and lower financial barriers to adoption, in addition to increasing standardization levels, artificial intelligence, and automation are driving operational effectiveness (e.g. cobots (collaborative robots) in manufacturing processes, semi-homogeneous use of cloud computing capabilities, application specific solutions. This white paper takes a deep dive into this emerging role responsible for evaluating and implementing robotics, automation, or intelligent technologies into their organizations. Read the following white paper that will address all your questions, such as: What is the use of a CRO in any business? What is the impact of CRO in an organization’s growth and adoption of robotics? What is the future of CRO and Robotics-as-a-service? What are the operational trends for CRO adoption? How to define an action plan for existing or aspiring Chief Robotics Officers?  What are the roles and responsibilities of a CRO? What are the current approaches related to Robotics-as-a-Solution?

A Kubernetes Primer

White Paper: CoreOS

Kubernetes is Google’s third container management system that helps manage distributed, containerized applications at massive scale. Kubernetes automates container configuration, simplifying scaling, and managing resource allocation. It comprises a rich set of complex features, and understanding this new platform is critical to the future of your organization. Kubernetes also manages their lifecycles, and maintains and tracks resource allocation in a cluster of servers. This whitepaper provides insights on how to address these challenges, as many organizations are now turning to Kubernetes to help orchestrate and manage their containers in production, development and test environments. Inside this Kubernetes White Paper: Kubernetes as container orchestration Basic Kubernetes architecture The benefits of Kubernetes What to consider when deploying Kubernetes

Continuous Improvement: Integrating SPC and TPM

White Paper: DataLyzer

An important continuous improvement tool for manufacturing organizations is Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). Although both TPM and SPC (Statistical process control) are continuous improvement techniques, it is normally not perceived that they have the same goals An accurate and practical implementation of a continuous improvement program which integrates both TPM and SPC methods can be very rewarding for any organization. This white paper will show how you can combine SPC and SQC in an organization to get the best of both worlds. Key takeaways from this white paper on integrating continuous improvement methods: Advantages of integrating SPC and OEE Getting results from continuous improvement – no matter if it is SPC or TPM Preventing performance losses with statistical analysis Getting the estimate of OEE factors and information to drive the improvement process How data input for OEE analysis and reporting can be automated How OEE analysis and reports are integrated in DataLyzer

The Strategic Advantages Of Accounts Payable (AP) Automation

White Paper: Mineraltree

There is a rapidly growing demand for Accounts Payable Automation as the traditional process is very manual and labor intensive. An automated process reduces errors, eliminates fees incurred from late payment, and eliminates fraudulent charges by increasing visibility and improving controls. Be sure to choose a solution that integrates with your financial system of record and your bank account, otherwise you will end up with two parallel systems. It is also important to understand whether the payment execution features are consistent with your organization’s expectations for cash flow and management, and payment control. This whitepaper covers the strategic advantages of Accounts Payable (AP) Automation and why leading finance executives are making AP Automation a priority. It highlights: Why Companies Automate Why Automate Accounts Payable? The Hidden Costs The Time To Automate Is Now Deciding To Automate

Automating Point of Sale Testing

White Paper: Zeenyx Software

Vendors of Point of Sale (POS) software, system integrators and retailers who develop or customize packaged solutions should make implementing test automation a priority in their testing organizations. Effective test automation for POS software can be developed quickly and efficiently using predefined templates and reusable steps. This whitepaper provides a detailed understanding of the concepts, components and techniques necessary for automating the testing of a POS system using AscentialTest. It also highlights: Different components of the test framework that address the parts of POS How to get the most benefit from automated testing How to promote reuse of test cases across localized POS systems Descriptions of a small sample of steps for the cash register GUI

Testing Legacy Application Modernization

White Paper: Zeenyx Software

When a legacy application is modernized, transaction flow may be changed to adjust to the standards and capabilities of the new platform. If tests are automated using a traditional testing tool, those user interface changes would require a significant amount of test maintenance to get tests running on the new platform. AscentialTest provides a short-cut by allowing users to develop tests against the legacy application as a baseline and then converting them to the new user interface. This whitepaper on “Testing Legacy Application Modernization,” highlights: High level overview of how tests are created in AscentialTest Ways to convert the legacy objects to the new platform Components of Object definition How to ensure that the modernized version of the application produces the same results

Automating Terminal-Based Applications

White Paper: Zeenyx Software

Effective test automation for terminal-based software can be developed quickly and efficiently. A high degree of coverage and a good return on investment can be achieved while improving software quality. The process and level of effort for building automated tests for terminal-based applications are similar to that of automating tests for applications running on other platforms, including MS Windows and the web. This whitepaper explains the setup, development and execution of automated tests for terminal-based applications, highlighting the differences and similarities as compared to other platforms. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Creating an effective Test Plan Approach for building automated tests for terminal-based applications through a terminal emulator Challenges related to building test automation for terminal-based applications Ways to manage the test execution process

PERCEPTIONS VS. REALITIES: 5 common myths about today’s automated workflow applications

White Paper: XTRAC Solutions

Today, workflow automation solutions tailored to financial services are available that allow organizations to easily adopt best practices and improve productivity while continuing to hold on to their unique culture and identity. This whitepaper exposes the five common misperceptions about automated workflow applications and accentuates the reasons why financial services executives should take action sooner rather than later. It addresses key questions like: How can automated workflow applications help your firm? What are the ways to ensure a successful and smooth automated workflow implementation? What are the several ongoing direct and indirect costs of continuing to operate in a manual or semi-manual operating environment? How can financial services firms realize their return on investment (ROI) relatively quickly?

Road Signs and Detours in Today’s Automotive Aftermarket

White Paper: Iptor Supply Chain Systems

The automotive aftermarket is embracing technology like never before, be it out of forward thinking, necessity or both. Moreover, automotive aftermarket distributors must find new ways to keep up the pace in an ever-more connected world, where shifting supplies must meet changing demands. With the right solution, smart automotive aftermarket companies are seizing the opportunities emerging in these challenging times. This whitepaper highlights five key trends shaping the way automotive aftermarket distributors will operate over the following years. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Make It Last-Reducing the “wear-and tear” factor that creates demand in the automotive aftermarket Don’t DIY- Complex automotive systems causing a shrinking pool of automotive do-it-yourselfers Around the World-New alliances and a need for tighter controls due to Lengthened supply lines The New Face Of Supply-Changing the way automotive aftermarket distribution is done IT in the Fast Lane-Advanced IT solutions supporting more efficient supply chain processes Expand your margins, optimize your processes, streamline logistics, improve service and enhance profitability as you integrate your supply chain end-to-end in the automotive industry.

Unlocking the Value of SAP Change Intelligence: What Developers and Security Managers Ask About Implementing Salt in Their SAP Systems

White Paper: Revelation Software Concepts

Salt reduces risk in SAP systems by providing current, accurate SAP change intelligence on systems and code. Salt provides specific data to the appropriate stakeholders, who can then act quickly to make improvements or to avoid disaster. This whitepaper describes the eight Salt applications that comprise the suite, stating technical and business benefits of the intelligence they deliver and describing Salt’s safe, secure and problem-free implementation process. Salt provides real-time change intelligence in three focus areas: Developers are code-centric, and Salt’s Developer Utilities helps to work faster and more productively. Salt’s Landscape Management applications helps you to understand the state of play in each system, for example, un-promoted code left in QAS leads to incorrect test results. Salt’s Object Repositories guards against potentially expensive disasters with auto-save and archiving and keep custom ABAP code and data dictionary objects safe and secure. Salt is an excellent complement to your SAP change control processes already in place. And if you have not yet automated your processes, Salt provides a great starting point to understanding your actual SAP change control needs. 

SAP Change Control ROI: How to Project Economic Benefits Your CIO, CEO and CFO Can Believe

White Paper: Revelation Software Concepts

SAP change control automation technology decisions, although often below the CIO's radar, are among the one's a CIO ought to at the very least, understand.  Automation, enforceability, ease of configuration and use, and cost/time to implement can make or break an SAP change control automation project. SAP change control automation software can ease the burden of managing releases in an SAP change control environment – in particular through its process configuration flexibility, process enforcement and governance management aided by its high change control visibility This whitepaper on “SAP Change Control ROI: How to Project Economic Benefits Your CIO, CEO and CFO Can Believe,” explores the tangible gains (ROI) of SAP change control automation software. It highlights: Benefits of SAP change control automation and enforcement Areas where you can measure control automation ROI Common SAP change control automation challenges experienced by SAP automation teams Different types of SAP change control automation solutions

SAP Change and Release Management: A Multi-track Approach to Continuous Delivery

White Paper: Revelation Software Concepts

Proper SAP change automation and release management can sustain the degree of governance and enforcement that multi-lane change delivery requires while accommodating existing processes. When SAP change release strategies fail to meet business-side expectations, organizations can lose confidence in the “large project” approach. This whitepaper on “SAP Change and Release Management: A Multi-track Approach to Continuous Delivery” highlights the considerations required when facilitating a move towards a more agile, flexible ‘continuous delivery’ strategy by using a multi-lane approach to managing SAP changes. Keys to a successful multi-lane SAP change control transitions Managing a multi-track SAP change release strategy The Value of Automated Multi-track Approaches Barriers to Multi-lane Delivery Read this whitepaper If your company has not automated its SAP change control approach, or if you’ve already had difficulty transitioning to a continuous delivery approach. It will guide you to gain the advanced SAP change control using SAP automation tool.

Guide to automate procure-to-pay process

White Paper: BirchStreet Systems

What is Procure-to-Pay Automation? How do organizations manage business operations through procure-to-pay process? Procure-to-pay automation streamlines all purchasing, accounts payable and related activities electronically. Adopting procure-to-pay technology allows purchasing departments to efficiently spend, have accurate real time pricing with connections to every supplier, online catalogs and tracking. This cloud based procure-to-pay automation system creates efficiency, control, visibility and compliance all in one centralized location. Benefits of Procure-to-Pay: Procurement-to-pay enables businesses to connect with all suppliers online by accessing their catalogs, purchase orders, and viewing real time pricing and receiving. Manage and purchase for capital projects and expenditures. View and report on forecasting and budget impact. Instant budget forecast updates in the system. This whitepaper will guide in implementing procure-to-pay process in: Purchasing Departments in optimized purchasing and cutting costs. Finance Departments in assessing financial performance, operations and risk management. Information Technology Departments in ensuring customers data security. Download this whitepaper and learn more about how BirchStreet Systems has come up with the cloud-based procure-to-pay automation technology through SaaS-based operating and reporting tools to improve business processes by automating eProcurement, AP 3-Way Auto-Match, Inventory Control, Recipe Management System and Capital Budget Management.

ERP Project Success: How to Implement an ERP System

White Paper: Business Automation

How to prepare for an ERP and how to successfully implement an ERP system? Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system has been one of the most popular business management solutions, providing benefits of real-time capabilities and seamless communication for business in large organizations. However, not all ERP implementations have been successful. One of the top reasons ERP implementations fail is because the software doesn’t meet basic industry specific business requirements. However, purchasing an ERP application is only half the battle. A well designed ERP implementation plan is the key to success. The kinds of helpful information outlined in this informative Enterprise resource planning (ERP) whitepaper you will find within include: How to choose an ERP system that aligns with your company’s specific business requirements? A step by step guide to implementing ERP software, beginning with project organization, and taking you all the way through discovery, implementation, testing, configuration and training. As an added bonus, you will also get to know about some common risks that arise during the ERP implementation process and recommendations for managing them. Implementing an ERP system is not straightforward, but remembering some of these simple suggestions will help your project have a greater chance of success than ignoring them.

The Need for Automation Testing- Adding Value to a Project

White Paper: Xoomworks BI

Automation testing mainly supplements manual testing and makes the whole testing process more efficient. This whitepaper discusses about the advantages of including automation testing on a project, and how it provides a clear idea to testers, developers and clients about the functionality of product in order to overcome failures. Introducing automated testing involves higher costs, but it also depends on key factors such as: Is the team already experienced with using test automation? Do they have an automation framework in place that can easily be fitted to a new project? How much time does it take to build such a framework? Are the tools used for automation free or do they require bought licenses? What is Automation framework? An automation framework is nothing but an integrated, rigorously structured system, capable of establishing a set of rules for the test automation of a software product. Why is it necessary to include Test Automation Framework? Test automation framework contains libraries, methods, test modules, resource and configuration files, and documentation needed to run on specific product and can easily enhance the functionality by selecting or removing the components to fit the current project realities. This whitepaper guides you on: How to automate and what are the automation testing tools? What are the three types of Automation framework models and how do they differ? Data-Driven Models Key-Driver Models The Page Object Models

ERP Project Success: How to Choose an ERP System

White Paper: Business Automation

How to Choose an ERP System? Selecting, installing and implementing a new ERP System may be the toughest business challenge you face because the results of the process are so critical to your business.  There are many common methods people use when trying to select the ERP software. Some of them work well, others don’t. This whitepaper discusses some of these techniques based on what your priorities are in selecting an ERP software to solve challenges and exploit opportunities. How to evaluate an ERP system? Selection Criteria for Choosing an ERP Software In order to select the very best ERP system to meet the unique requirements of your company, you need to evaluate the ERP service providers with respect to certain criteria like: Level of Support from the Solution Provider. Vendor’s Track Record of Performance. Software’s Ability to Fit the Business. Growth Potential of the Software. Price of the Software. Quality of Documentation. Download this whitepaper for a closer look at the steps involved in evaluating and selecting the right ERP system for implementing automated business management system that can meet the unique requirements in your organization.

Test Automation Framework: A Vanilla Implementation

White Paper: AFOUR TECHNOLOGIES

Vanilla test automation framework for agile development and testing has taken an importance in automation industry as it provides a clean, time-tested, well-defined and convention-over-configuration enabled test automation framework to reduce the learning time needed for its understanding.  The new vanilla web app development has helped firms to overcome the challenges in writing and maintaining good test automation frameworks. This whitepaper is recommended for web application test automation engineers and automation teams that depend on the output and efficiency of their test automation to make important decisions. The whitepaper details the Vanilla implementation approach for test automation framework, which caters to testing a majority of requirements. Download this free whitepaper to learn more about what the common problems with traditional test automation framework are. What are the benefits of vanilla automation framework? This whitepaper enlists the following points: Basic components that test engineers need to create automated test scripts New aspects for development about the little things inside a test automation framework Right web service automation testing framework Automation testing framework design and implementation Vanilla test automation framework to support software testing Reduce cost and save time through automation testing framework design and implementation

Obtaining Maximum Operational Success with Professional Service Automation (PSA) Tools

White Paper: TOP Step Consulting

The decision to implement a Professional Service Automation (PSA) is both a cost investment and a strategic investment. There are many PSA Tools out there, but to obtain maximum operational success with them you need to know: What your purpose behind implementing PSA Tools is. If implemented PSA Tools best fit your Organization. If you want to track projects more accurately or if you need to get better information on resource availability or utilization. This whitepaper talks about how professional services automation (PSA) software can help your service organization to obtain maximum operational success and: •Benefits of a PSA Tool: Measurable Efficiencies, Tracking, Visibility & More •Key to PSA Tool Selection •Implementation of a PSA Tool for tremendous benefit to your company •Measure Success with Key Performance Indicators

NFV Applications - Key Considerations for Profitability

White Paper: Dialogic

Implementation of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) applications with maximum profitability requires you to address questions like: How to minimize the cost of the NFV implementation and the associated risk? What primary factors drive the company’s interest in NFV? How to manage virtual network appliances while ensuring security from attack and misconfiguration? What key factors should be considered for lowering risk to the business, high service availability and faster time-to market? Communications Service Providers should consider some guiding principles that can help maximize the profitability in the deployment of Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs). This insightful whitepaper on Network Function Virtualization has all the answers that cover: • The Current State and Industry Expectations of Network Function Virtualization • Architecting and implementation of NFV applications for maximum profitability • Key Architectural Principals to Guide NFV Deployment • Virtualized Network Functions (VNF) Implementation Examples

Making the Compliance Grade: A Quantitative Market View on Compliance Management

White Paper: VERSE Solutions

Compliance is strong in some areas and weak in others so companies looking to build on their compliance “grades” with automated tools should take these concepts in this report and consider the notion of timeliness, tracking, risk management and reporting as key elements for success.   More and more organizations are looking to automated solutions to help them gain greater visibility and control over their processes.Companies are demonstrating some level of automation in their operations; the level and scope will vary depending on the maturity of their automated compliance ecosystem. With that in mind, VERSE gauged the common challenges in compliance management around Quality and Safety and compiled the results in this compliance grader white paper. This paper will cover the structure of the compliance grader and the results of compliance management in: • Document Control and Employee Training • Risk Management and Corrective Action • Audit Management, Reporting and more

Network Intelligence:Why the Cloud is the Network?

White Paper: Doyle Research

Network intelligence based in the cloud enables IT organizations to quickly, easily, and securely adapt their network to the new cloud-oriented traffic flows. SD-WAN technology delivers the network intelligence required to increase remote work force with cloud-based applications and data. Read this whitepaper, “Why the Cloud is the Network”, to learn how to leverage the cloud as a network and why the organizations accessing cloud-based applications should consider the adoption of SD-WAN solutions. It discusses: • How are enterprises leveraging network intelligence in the cloud based applications to produce flexible networks which adapt, improve, and secure access and performance of traditional cloud services? • How can intelligent cloud network impact user adoption, satisfaction, and productivity? • How can network intelligence based in the cloud remediate network challenges to reduce jitters, packet loss, and improve redundancy? • How can network intelligence in the cloud based applications minimize disadvantages like unpredictable reliability, poor latency, and limited security?

Implementing a Food Safety Management System Successfully

White Paper: EtQ

Implementing an integrated food safety management system into a business system helps food chain stakeholders ensure a system that will function at its highest ability to streamline business processes, ultimately demonstrating compliance to food quality and food safety initiatives. This informative whitepaper describes how implementing a Food Safety Management System streamlines processes and procedures related to HACCP, ISO 22000, and SQF—ensuring compliance to regulations in the food and beverage industry. It highlights: Best practices needed to successfully implement and automate the Food Safety Management System How developing a Food Safety Management System can help automate each process in the HACCP plan How an automated Food Safety Management System can help stakeholders comply with the various food quality and food safety initiatives What factors most influence the successful implementation of an integrated food safety management system Monitoring the implementation of food safety management procedures  

Leveraging BPM for Automating Horizontal Business Operations across Multiple Industry Verticals

White Paper: Incessant Technologies

Automating business operations using BPM greatly enhances the readiness and responsiveness of an organization to their organization on their core business to their customers. Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Process Automation are becoming the status quo of organizations, looking to keep their business operations running smoothly and efficiently. In this white paper on “Leveraging BPM for automating horizontal business operations across multiple industry verticals,” learn: How to improve Business Process Management easily How Business Process Management tools can improve your ERP implementation Benefits of implementing Business Process Management and Business Process Automation BPM implementation methodologies and frameworks It also includes very basic things such as: What is Business Process Management? What is Business Process Automation software? How information technology can support Business Process Management?

Switch into Turbo Mode with Us: Greater Power for Sales and Service!

White Paper: Itelligence

The growing range of models and versions, multiple-brand strategy, internationalization, and price pressure, as well as the ever stronger integration among automobile manufacturers present a challenge to companies’ organization and IT landscapes – for medium-sized car dealers and service businesses in particular. With our solution, we can support you in the future oriented alignment of your company. With it.automotive Car Dealers & Services (CD&S), itelligence AG has developed a fully integrated solution, designed specifically for car dealers and service businesses. On the basis of the SAP automotive solution, we have created a preconfigured industry solution that offers you perfect control over every process in your company – in sales, in the workshop, and in your administration.

Order Management Strategies for Efficiency and Growth

White Paper: NetSuite

The Order Management Strategies for Efficiency and Growth provides benchmarks and associated recommendations to small and medium-sized businesses on how to optimize operations to help grow their business. This informative whitepaper is based on a survey of more than 200 manufacturing companies in the U.S., wholesale distribution and retail sectors, discusses the opportunities and challenges around order management process. Shipping is not well integrated with order management Improved order management is the #1 Customer-Focused Initiative Top growth and channel order management strategies How does your order management performance stack up? Download this whitepaper to find out why improving order management is the top customer-focused initiative and get practical recommendations on proven strategies to drive satisfaction and sales. Benchmark your order and fulfillment efficiency against your peers!!

Speeding Up CNC Machining with ZW3D Tool Path Editor

White Paper: ZWSOFT

The ZW3D tool path editor is not only a simple editor, it involves many more tools to fulfill any designers' wants and needs including -gouge detection, tools check, tools life extension, surface quality. Have you ever gone through a lot of trouble adjusting the parameters, simply to get the appropriate tool path editor? Do you long for a way to edit the tool path in CAM simply like you edit parts in CAD, allowing you to create the right tool path without complex operations? If this is a problem you can recognize, then this white paper may interest you. It focuses on: The Time-Consuming Way of Generating Tool Paths: Cutting the part without the guidance of the tool path editor The Time-Saving Tool Path Editor of ZW3D: Time saving by reordering the tool path Speeding up CNC Machining: Freeing the CNC programmer to focus on more creative things Read this whitepaper “Speeding Up CNC Machining with ZW3D Tool Path Editor,” to know about - how ZW3D Tool Path Editor can help you to greatly reduce programming time makes it simpler and smarter to produce a perfect tool path for machining. 

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