Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement

Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 8.20.54 AMContact Dolphin to discuss the findings in the Gartner report "Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement". Copies of the report are no longer available for distribution. Source: Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement, Garth Landers, Alan Dayley, JP Corriveau, 13 June 2016. Untitled-7

Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement

Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 8.20.54 AMContact Dolphin to discuss the findings in the Gartner report “Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement”.

Copies of the report are no longer available for distribution.

Source: Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement, Garth Landers, Alan Dayley, JP Corriveau, 13 June 2016.

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IMS Health Streamlines Throughput and Trims Waste from AP

Presenters are Jim Ferguson, Director of Accounts Payable and Tax, IMS Health, and Dolphin’s Brian Shannon talk about how IMS Health improves global accounts payable processing:

  • Best practices of an accounts payable process, including capture, processing and analytical elements
  • Straight-through processing success
  • Effective project and change management techniques
  • Evaporation of language issues
  • Remote processing
  • Viewing the status of invoices throughout the entire transaction lifecycle
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Johns Hopkins’ Data Archiving Project from Start to Finish

Zack Rose, from Johns Hopkins University, takes a soup-to-nuts approach defining how the university planned and managed their data archiving project in their complex environment: identifying staffing requirements; how they evaluated and selected third-party solutions prior to the implementation; the overall effort by the organization; and the most significant areas of improvement, including database size reduction and associated cost savings.

The webcast covers:

  • Understanding what data archiving includes
  • Selecting the appropriate scope
  • Coordinating the necessary resources
  • Executing a cohesive set of tests
  • Communicating an accurate message to those affected
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IMS Health Streamlines Throughput and Trims Waste from AP

IMS Health, a leading provider of market research services for pharmaceutical and healthcare industries relies on robust processes and innovative technology to support its Healthcare Measurement, Consulting, and Analytics & Services business divisions. With an active acquisitions team, the company was growing quickly and sometimes struggled to merge disparate organizations and fractured processes. The company is continuously striving to deliver exceptional service as it tracks more than 80% of global pharmaceutical activity annually for the pharmaceutical and related industries.

The company, which runs SAP ERP, needed an Accounts Payable improvement solution that:

  • Supports the strategic imperative of exceptional customer service
  • Improves processing of time-sensitive invoices from the global supplier base.
  • Enables centralization/outsourcing of processing capable of handling the company’s many foreign language transactions
  • Automates the capture of invoice data with accuracy and reliability
  • Fits into the company’s new SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) module

Solution
Optimizing the business process was critical to the success of the solution. The team chose to leverage Dolphin’s Process Tracking System for Accounts Payable and its capabilities including:

  • Intelligent document capture of digitized images
  • Data validation and line-item matching to enable hands-free posting of transactions
  • Intelligent workflows to route transactions for exception handling, coding and approvals based on the organization’s business rules
  • Real-time information on invoice status for improved transparency across the company’s shared service centers and the centralized corporate management team
  • Reporting and metrics, such as invoice cycle time, to identify areas for improvement across the business process

Results
Language issues and remote processing concerns evaporated once Dolphin’s solution was implemented. With an invoice recognition rate of over 90%, the solution delivers significant auto-posting success rates that previously required manual touch points. The organization has experienced tangible cost savings and greater control over their cash flow as well as mitigating the risk inherent in the AP process.

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Big Data’s Big Benefits: How Managing Data Can Mitigate Risk

Clinical Leader, Outsourced Pharma and Pharmaceutical Online, October 8, 2013
Dr. Werner Hopf

Few would argue that the age of Big Data has arrived. Businesses across virtually every industry especially the Life Sciences sector–are witnessing an explosion in the amount of data being created and therefore managed. Whether it is analytical, operational, transactional, structured or unstructured, more data is being created and stored today than at any other point in human history. While much debate is taking place about the potential value of analyzing these vast stores of information to identify research trends, business inefficiencies and even predict future behavior, the simple truth remains that there are very practical problems related to having large amounts of data, and accessing the data, which should concern Life Sciences executives.

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