• Boomerang for Outlook: The Ultimate Email Productivity Add-in

    The average office worker spends over a third of their workweek managing email and scheduling meetings. But with Boomerang for Outlook, users can take back much of this time lost to email by reducing interruptions with Inbox Pause, writing more effective emails that need fewer follow-ups with Respondable, and having email arrive at better times with send later, recurring messages, and snooze. And with one-click booking, planning a meeting no longer requires a chain of correspondence to confirm a time.

  • Plan better with o9 Solutions

    Do you remember when manufacturers relied on large PowerPoint decks to run the planning and business performance review meetings? Unfortunately, those decks were largely ineffective in answering questions regarding the root causes of gaps, actions being taken to close the gaps, and financial trade-offs. Which led to delayed decisions. What executives really needed was real-time information to make critical business decisions. 

  • Microsoft a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms for 11 consecutive years

    Last month, we announced that for the 11th consecutive year, Microsoft has been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.* And for the third consecutive year, Microsoft is positioned furthest to the right for completeness of vision within the Leaders quadrant.

  • Limit waste in manufacturing by optimizing your inventory

    Manufacturers have a mandate to limit waste whether it’s on the shop floor, in the supply chain, or just in general with resources throughout the organization. It’s a big struggle for manufacturers of all sizes and focus. The ones that figure out how to do this effectively stand to achieve a big payoff.

  • What’s new in January—Apps to improve industry-specific processes and productivity

    In January 2018, AppSource welcomed more than 70 apps, including apps to help analyze and visualize data, to improve decision making. Many of these help finetune processes for financial services organizations, retailers, manufacturers, and professional services organizations; others help improve customer experience, detect opportunities, and improve productivity and data quality.

  • Prevedere Demand Planning for Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies

    Forecasting demand has often proven difficult for business leaders in the retail and consumer goods industries—so much so that it is almost considered business as usual to not analyze, predict, and anticipate every single phenomenon that affects the business because it would be an exercise in futility. The digitization of these industries has only increased the complexities, as faster requirement needs, the multiplication of players, increasing sourcing channels, more transportation modes, and larger geographical areas involved create a complex web of variables to consider when forecasting demand.
    Additionally, unforeseen global factors can throw a wrench in even the best-laid plans. This calls for a solution that can cut through the uncertainty and give retailers and consumer goods companies more accurate insights into which external factors will affect their business.