Tech Update

Tech Update

Tech Update

Defend yourself against security threats

From cyber criminals penetrating Equifax and stealing the personal data of 145 million people to WannaCry ransomware locking down machines in more than 150 countries, the threat environment is rapidly evolving.

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Why manufacturers need virtual desktops
The manufacturing line might be the perfect scenario for thinner hardware and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The challenge is deciding on hardware that will stand up to the factory floor.
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Mobile government needs mobile hardware
Finding the technology employees need to meet citizens out of the office means getting the best bang for the ever-diminishing departmental buck. Here are the four critical components.
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Why platform businesses are worth it
Uber, Airbnb and Alibaba are prime examples of platform businesses – but it’s not just for the big guys. Change the way you think and embrace a new style of business.
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December 17th, 2018|

April Tech Update

This month – Top 10 cybercrime facts you need to know in 2018

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April 25th, 2018|

Quote on Cash Solution

Impact Group Strategic Success Story

Impact Group helped a large regulated business communications firm develop a quote to cash solution to monetize and implement a new go-to-market strategy for a strategic business solution.

BUSINESS DRIVER

A large regulated business communications firm was planning to improve the sales quoting and provisioning processes for the next release of its platform. The current processes occurred across multiple, disparate systems, using highly manual processes that had suboptimal cycle times. The company also wanted to enhance the business rules for quoting and to implement a new go-to-market strategy that focused on subscription-oriented sales. Finally, they wanted to create a 360-degree view of customer information. Automating and optimizing the Quote-to-Cash process and supporting systems process was defined as the complete set of operations required to turn a potential sale into financial gain.

APPROACH

Impact Group served as Program Manager for the Quote to Cash Program, which implemented a new subscription billing and invoicing platform, workflow and systems. Prior to initiating the Program, key business resources defined requirements, vetted software vendors and performed Proof of Concepts.
The ultimate objective was to transform processes by automating manual operations based on business rules utilizing best of breed cloud based technology solutions.
The technology solution included: Oracle Financials for AR and revenue recognition; a cloud-based CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) module, CRM and Service Cloud module for incident management; a new cloud-based invoicing system; and a leading cloud-based integration tool; the client’s custom Master Data Repository (MDR); and a best-of-breed cloud-based Sales Tax Module.

RESULTS

The Quote to Cash Program aligned cross-functional initiatives and teams to implement a monetization platform to support the new go to market strategy. The newly integrated platform improved and standardized processes, reduced costs, improved cycle time and cash flow, and raised revenue while building a solid platform solution for future growth.

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Impact Group’s Strategic Services Practice is an IT and management consulting firm dedicated to delivering customer-focused, high-value, world class solutions. We help clients improve their business results through Strategy and Assessments engagements provided by highly experienced program / project management and subject matter expert consultants.

March 20th, 2018|