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Fostering Sustainability in the Supply Chain by Leveraging Digital Platforms
This article sheds light on how enterprises are increasing their reliance on digital platforms and IT for their supply chain management processes to drive green and sustainable practices across the three levels: supplier, organizational, and distribution. By harnessing the power of IT, businesses are gaining the ability to track, analyze, and optimize their supply chains, resulting in reduced environmental impact, improved social responsibility, and enhanced overall sustainability.
Best Practices in Adopting a Shared Services Model
In their endeavors to become high performing organizations, businesses are pushing all innovation frontiers to do more with less and achieve excellence even in these times of curtailed budgets. Shared services is one such definitive innovative model that many organizations have adopted to beat the ever growing challenges of seamless service delivery, consolidation of distributed accountabilities, progressive efficiency improvements, and fiscal pressures.
China Diversification Strategies and Options for Relocation
China’s economic and geopolitical ambitions have created political and business instability with its global trading partners. As a result, many western companies with manufacturing operations in China or significant sourcing from China are pursuing a diversification strategy. This report summarizes the factors that are driving western nations to diversify their operations out of China as well as options for new locations.
What’s Keeping Chief Procurement Officers Awake at Night?
The risk of supply chain disruptions is in addition to the objective of the chief procurement officer (CPO) to deliver value, improve cash flow, develop functional capabilities, manage the risk in an ever-evolving supply base, and reduce the carbon footprint of the supply chain.
F&A Business Process Transformation 2022–2023 RadarView™
The F&A Business Process Transformation 2022–2023 RadarView™ aims to help enterprises identify the correct finance digital transformation partner by detailing service capability and offering a portfolio of leading providers in the F&A space. It provides an all-encompassing view of major F&A service providers under three broad parameters: practice maturity, domain ecosystem, and investments and innovation. The 79-page report also highlights top industry trends in the F&A outsourcing space and Avasant’s viewpoint on them.
Service Provider ESG Maturity Index 2022–2023: Drive Sustainable Sourcing by Engaging with Progressive Partners
Avasant’s Service Provider ESG Maturity Index 2022–2023 benchmarks service providers based on their ESG disclosures. Enterprises are looking more closely at the goals and impact of their providers and partners. The report aims to help enterprises make better procurement decisions in order to meet their own ESG goals. The inaugural edition features 17 service providers and classifies them based on our ESG performance benchmarking index that factors more than 50 data points across four parameters: environmental, social, governance, and ESG disclosure compliance and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) coverage.
Procurement Business Process Transformation 2022 RadarView™
The Procurement Business Process Transformation 2022 RadarView™ assists enterprises in identifying strategic partners for their procurement business process transformation by featuring detailed capability and experience analyses of leading service providers. It provides a 360-degree view of key procurement service providers across practice maturity, domain ecosystem, and investments and innovations, thus helping enterprises in evaluating leading players in the procurement business process transformation space. The 58-page report also highlights top market trends in the procurement business process transformation space and Avasant’s viewpoint on them.
Integrating ESG with IT Strategy
Increasing concerns about the effects of climate change and socio-economic disparities have made environmental, social, and governance (ESG) compliance a front-burner issue for organizations around the globe. This white paper explains why a multifaceted approach to integrating ESG initiatives within an IT strategy will facilitate balanced growth, mitigate risk, and help achieve sustainability goals.
IT Vendor Governance Best Practices
IT vendor management is a function and set of practices that guide the selection, management, and assessment of IT suppliers to ensure that all parties comply with the terms of their contracts. IT supplier management has been a best practice for many years, but the disciplines have evolved. Traditional IT vendor governance practices are now inadequate to navigate the changing business ecosystem. The upshot is that most organizations need to transform their vendor governance programs. This Research Byte summarizes our full report on IT Vendor Governance Best Practices.
Growth of Internet of Things Ties to Sustainability
Global instability brought on by supply chain disruptions, global pandemics, and international conflict have been a catalyst for enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, with a 24% year-over-year (YOY) increase in number of IoT projects. Integration of IoT and 5G accelerated use cases including smart cities, smart buildings, intelligent workplaces, and other sustainability projects. However, despite the growth in adoption, security gaps in IoT environments have left many organizations vulnerable to new cybersecurity threats. These trends, and others, are covered in our Internet of Things Services 2022 RadarView™.
SD-WAN a Pillar for Business and Digital Transformation
The network serves as the backbone for the success of any digital transformation strategy. Incorporating SD-WAN as part of an organization’s digital strategy will improve the agility and flexibility of the network. But despite these benefits, adoption and investment levels for SD-WAN are low. On the other hand, early adopters are experiencing high ROI and TCO success rates. This Research Byte summarizes our full report, SD-WAN Adoption Trends and Customer Experience.
HR Outsourcing Service Providers Rising to Meet New Demands for Digital Transformation
The HR function is evolving to meet the challenges of the labor market, which is increasingly being disrupted by labor shortages, pressure on wages, and the changing expectation of employees working from home. To address these challenges, enterprises are increasingly relying on service providers for flexible HR operations and digital transformation. This has led to a seven percent growth in HR outsourcing adoption between June 2020 and June 2021. Additionally, platform adoption continues to be at the core of HR transformation as enterprises extend their HCM systems or implement new ones. These trends, and others, are covered in our new Global Hire-to-Retire Business Process Transformation 2021-22 RadarView™.
Blockchain Services 2021–2022 RadarView™
The Blockchain Services 2021– 2022 RadarView™ provides information to assist enterprises in identifying key application areas and use cases and developing a strategy around blockchain adoption. It helps organizations in charting out an action plan to drive blockchain initiatives. The report identifies key blockchain service providers who can help companies expedite business transformation leveraging blockchain. It brings out detailed capability and experience analyses of leading providers to assist enterprises in identifying the right strategic partners. The 73-page report also highlights key industry trends in the blockchain space and Avasant’s viewpoint on them.