As the largest independent tire dealer in the US, Discount Tire goal is to become a top retailer and fend off competitive pressures, empowering customers and employees. Discount Tire’s business vision needs to be supported by agile and modern IT systems to support business agility and growth. A key aspect of this goal is to rapidly deliver high data quality to support improved decision making.
The Discount Tire Data Architect will discuss how Discount Tire has been modernizing its IT architecture to support its business goals. Particular emphasis will be put on how the Discount Tire team has been evolving their data management systems to facilitate this business transformation and to support different types of projects. The Discount Tire modernization journey includes: Data Warehousing and Analytics, legacy application migration to SAP, implementing new applications on SAP HANA as well as Data Warehouse modernization. As part of their Data Warehouse modernization efforts, Discount Tire is moving from a traditional data warehouse to a hybrid architecture supporting deep analytic capabilities based on a standardized set of business semantics.
The Discount Tire expert will describe initiatives undertaken to improve Data Integration development agility and increase operational confidence. He will also share best practices at Discount Tire to improve SLAs and data quality, in support of better decision making by the business.
An online training seminar providing an in-depth explanation of two important features of investment companies that differentiate them from other collectives: discount/premium pricing and gearing.Read more >
Morningstar invites you to join our closed-end fund analysts to discuss closed-end funds discounts. Topics include:
- A guide to understanding discounts using case studies
- What discounts are, how companies try to control them
- Some of the reasons discounts exist
- The opportunities they can present to an investor
Advisers have traditionally been put off investment trusts by perceived complexity. In reality, closed-ended funds are no more complex than open-ended, but it is worth examining the ‘tricks of the trade’ and how expert investors in investment trusts manage the quirks of investment trusts, notably discounts, liquidity and governance. Investors will also talk through where they use investment trusts and where open-ended funds might be more appropriate.
Jackie Beard, Morningstar (Moderator)
Julian Cane, F&C Investments
James Moseley, Winterflood Securities
Peter Walls, Unicorn
William Hemmings, Aberdeen Asset Management
How did Altisource, a residential real estate investment company, get named as one of Fortune 100’s fastest growing companies? By putting customers first and distributing discounts, providing case support, and training customers on market trends - all in Community Cloud's Community Templates. Learn how Altisource used Salesforce Accelerators to roadmap their community strategy to evolve into a customer centric company.Read more >
It’s time to plan for 2016’s E-rate applications! With the significant changes to the program as a result of the E-rate Modernization Orders, funding for 2016 is at an all-time high.
However, what are the best ways to maximize your share of available funding? This webinar will help you appreciate how E-rate discounts and funding can benefit your school or library with eligible telecommunications (WAN) equipment; Category 2 eligible services, products and services; E-Rate 2.0 changes; and the steps to apply.
Attendees Will Learn:
-- About the new rules as a result of the E-rate Modernization Order
-- How to determine your school's Category 2 Budget availability and E-rate discount
-- About the application process
-- What is different from last year (forms, WANs, etc.)
Looking through recent market volatility, REIT earnings growth remains well above inflation and REITS are trading at a material discount to direct property. REIT management teams are using this backdrop to sell mature assets, manage leverage to sensible levels and re-invest into value-add development. The prospect of further M&A activity remains high.
This webinar will talk through the risks and opportunities for REIT earnings growth.
Introducing Informatica PowerCenter 10 and Data Quality 10
Are you struggling to deliver trusted data as the speed your business demands? Join us to see how the newest innovations in data integration and data quality from Informatica can transform your fragmented, inconsistent, raw data into actionable intelligence. From small-scale data integration projects to massive integration across on-premise, cloud and hybrid systems, Informatica PowerCenter 10, Data Quality 10, and Data Integration Hub 10 can help you leverage the power and potential of data. Join us as we introduce the latest updates to our flagship products and demonstrate how you and your team can get to great data when you need it, where you need it.
The live launch event features:
•Anil Chakravarthy, Acting CEO, Informatica
•Philip Russom, Research Director for Data Management, TDWI
•Customer and Partner Panel including Sumit Pande, BB&T; John Racer, Discount Tire, and Jared Hillam, Intricity
•Ash Parikh, VP, Informatica
During this webinar, Elena Martínez, Retail Specialist at Openbravo, will explain how the renewed Openbravo Commerce Suite addresses the demands of retailers and customers as well as the latest industry trends through its powerful and modern store solution. In addition, she will showcase some of the new features included in the latest product release from Q2, which includes loyalty management, price breakdown in cost and margin, discount coupons and several fraud control features.
What Will You Learn?
- How to address the retail industry trends as well as retailers' and customers' demands with a modern store solution.
- Examples of specific features included in the latest product release from Q2.
Who Should Attend?
- Business Areas Directors
- IT Administrators
Stewart Rogers: Director, Marketing Technology; VB Insight
Tia Newcomer: Vice President, Marketing; Cord Blood Registry
Ryan Steingard: Director, Retention Marketing; Zulily
A complete report on the current state of cost, payback and return within marketing technology.
In this edition of the State of Marketing Technology, we look at the total cost of ownership across the most popular martech categories and show the ROI attributable to each of them.
Which categories and tools provide the biggest return, and which are a waste of money?
Which are the most expensive to own?
Which tools might be best suited to your size of organization, and which should you discount from your selection criteria?
And how do ROI levels change during different stages of marketing and sales?
We also look at different approaches to marketing technology management, including insights on the shift from on-premise to cloud-based solutions, and uncover the reality of how many marketing technology projects fail to return on their investment.
Your AP function pays the bills, but how else does it impact your business? For example, is AP saving your business money each month? Is it positively impacting your profit margins? Is it optimizing cash flow? Is your AP function as efficient as it can be?
Join us to learn the top reasons why AP impacts your company’s success and how to maximize it:
•Realize all available discounts and reduce late fees
•Maintain profit margins via accurate cost measurement and controls
•Achieve full visibility into all liabilities
•Improve internal controls
•Reduce errors and fraud
•Maximize productivity across your business
This presentation covers: gearing, discounts, liquidity, where to find information and how investment trusts add value to clients’ portfolios.Read more >
Ninety-six percent of the world’s consumers do not live in the United States. This important fact is not lost upon American business executives, especially those looking for new ways to increase corporate revenues. That’s why many US firms have their sights set on emerging international markets. They’re developing partnerships and setting up shop in nations around the globe. It’s an exciting time. The opportunities are many.
But, in a global economy, getting the right content to the right people at the right time in the right format and language can be challenging. It takes hard work — and a global view — to do it right.
Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:30am PT for a free, one-hour web presentation for content marketers seeking to understand the role of translation and localization in a global marketplace. Three knowledgable international content experts — Kit Brown-Hoekstra, Diana Ballard, and Peter Argondizzo — will work together to demystify the role of content in a mobile, global world of business. You’ll learn what you can do to ensure your content works for the largest number of people possible, regardless of where they live or what languages they speak. And, you’ll learn why the way of the rules we were taught about content may actually prevent us from communicating effectively across cultural and language barriers.
Bring your questions. This is going to be a great opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best and brightest on the subject.
Attendees will receive a discount code for Content Marketing World 2014, September 8-11 in Cleveland, Ohio, The event is the largest of its kind and this year features an entire track dedicated to global content strategy issues for content marketers.
This program is sponsored by Logos Group, where excellence in translation is more than a slogan. Learn more at www.logos.net
(The webinar will be hosted in Danish)
Many companies run loyalty programs for their customers. Customers in the programs receive discounts and special offers in return for doing business with you. In Denmark the amount of loyalty programs has seen a significant increase – resulting in a highly competitive market. Customers are churning from the programs. The cross sell and up sell revenue from these programs are declining – while the cost for aintaining the programs is increasing. Often customers develop a fatique an immunity to marketing initiatives in the program because they are treated with a one-size fit all message.
We can improve all of the above by intelligently looking at the cross sell and churn
patterns of your customer base. This allow us to focus retention efforts on customers
with a high Customer Life Time Value and a high propensity to churn.
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The regulator requires you to demonstrate an ability to analyse the characteristics, inherent risks, behaviours and relevant tax considerations of investment products.
This session focuses on the characteristics and relevant tax considerations relevant to investment companies. We will explain: basic structure and rules, pricing, Net Asset Values discounts and premiums, gearing, different types of share classes, investment styles, charges and tax.
The investment trust industry is changing: Routes to market are becoming more effective, and platforms more receptive; charging structures are improving; discount mechanisms are modernising; and the structures of trusts themselves are changing. We talk about some of the innovations in the sector, analyse new launches and show how it is meeting the needs of investors.
- Cherry Reynard (moderator)
- Hugo Thorman, Ascentric
- James Saunders Watson, J.P. Morgan
- Annabel Brodie-Smith, The AIC
Learn how an upgrade to Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 9.1 can maximize the power of your collaboration. You can learn about the many benefits including discounts and incentives on Cisco Collaboration products and services.
Benefits of upgrading include:
• Simplified and improved upgrade process
• New features and functionality, such as:
o Video conferencing and new video endpoint support
o Support for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), enabling employees to use their own mobile devices
o Instant messaging and TelePresence integration
o Business-to-business (B2B) video conferencing
Let us show you the significant business benefits of building on your current investment.
For advisers to remain independent, they must now having a working knowledge of investment trusts. A panel of financial advisers discuss how they approach investment trust due diligence, manage liquidity and handle discounts. This offers an opportunity for advisers to understand how their peer group approach investment selection and regulatory obligations in regard to investment trusts.
- Cherry Reynard (moderator)
- Gill Cardy, IFA Centre
- Andrew Merricks, Skerritt Wealth Management
- Ben Yearsley, Charles Stanley