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 >
Want to capture early payment discounts from vendors and have better control over cash flow? Dolphin Advanced Approvals is a modern and responsive solution that enables users to quickly approve Accounts Payable invoices and manage exceptions anytime, anywhere using any device.
Our experts will show you how to save significant time and cut cost out of the Accounts Payable process.
In this Webcast:
- Learn how enabling users to approve invoices quickly ensures the organization can capture more vendor discounts and lower invoice processing costs
- Discover how extending SAP applications with invoice approval solutions can improve transparency and control over organizational spending and cash flow
- Leverage the power of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform to quickly transform outdated, manual processes with minimal administration and support effort
- Increase user adoption with modern, responsive solutions that provide a consistent user experience on a desktop or mobile device reduces
Sr. Director America's ISVs, SAP Global Partner Operations, SAP SE
Chief Strategy Officer, Dolphin
Chief Technology Officer, Dolphin
E-commerce companies often have to think of their online stores in very different ways from their brick and mortar counterparts. Within Groupon’s Relevance function, the focus is not only on ensuring that the company’s best-selling inventory is highly discoverable and featured on the right real estate, but also on delivering a highly personalized experience, tailoring the online store to an individual customer. The feature development process naturally involves numerous tradeoffs, and to identify the optimal user experience, every new product is rigorously A/B tested.
Watch to learn:
-The key metrics that drive merchandising decisions at Groupon
-The best practices and pitfalls of designing A/B testing frameworks to build the best online store experience – separate the signal from the noise
-How to build trust and credibility in your organization by democratizing data
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
Retailers face intense competition for a decreasing share of the customer's wallet and the challenges are even more acute in markets that are deflationary. Promotions now play an increasingly important role in growing sales but an excessive dependence on deep and broader discounts and promotions can damage not only the bottom line but also the brand.
What Will You Learn?
In this webinar, we highlight some of the trends that are driving the increased use of promotions and discounts in retailing. We explain how information technology can help retailers develop "smarter" promotional and discount strategies. These seek to influence customer behavior and boost loyalty instead of simply generating a short-lived sales boost or clearing inventories.
Who Should Attend?
Roles with business responsibility in business processes in the Retail industry, for instance, Marketers, Store Managers, CIOs, CMOs, Merchandise Managers, etc.
Join IR Magazine and Bloomberg for a complimentary webinar in which we take an in-depth look at how investors use relative valuation to identify and evaluate investment opportunities in your stock and that of your peers, and learn how to take advantage of this to transform your IR program and become a trusted adviser to the C-suite.
In this webinar we will discuss:
- How to identify whether your stock or those of peers are trading at an unusually large premium or discount to the group relative to their respective historical norms
- How to compare the spread of your stock’s trading multiple with its peers over time and evaluate it against the historical average premium or discount
- How to easily identify periods when your stock traded at an unusually large premium or discount
- How positive and negative earnings surprises and key news stories have been influencing relative valuation over time
- How to access current news and research for your stock and its peers
- How to leverage modern relative valuation tools to identify which peers you need to fully dig into to understand changing competitive industry or market dynamics
- How to tell your valuation story to institutional investors
Brad Allen, freelance business writer and journalist, IR Magazine
Jonathan Greenberg, CFA, business manager for equity valuation, quantamentals and idea generation, Bloomberg
Nicholas Melhuish, head of global equities, Amundi
Short, sharp and packed with expert insight, this webinar will get you up to speed on these critical issues in just 30 minutes.
There are three game-changers re-shaping banking - and regulation is one of them. Regulations like the Open Banking Standard and PSD2 are opening up banking. But don't discount bank customers and the Tech Titans - their impact will be huge.
Join this webinar to find out how these three forces will impact the banks, and the kind of questions that need smart answers
Business executives are unlikely to ever really understand risk statements like “High risk”, “Medium risk” and “Low risk”. As a result, they sometimes discount higher risk situations as “infosec conservatism.” Risk quantification can be a powerful tool to help them better understand and appropriately prioritize infosec risk scenarios. In this session, Jack will walk participants through an analysis of a specific cloud service leveraging the Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) framework. The analysis results will be described in business terms that any executive would understand. This session will demonstrate a pragmatic approach to quantifying cloud-related risk.Read more >
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
Participants will gain an understanding of current and trending schemes in pharmacy fraud such as compounding, inappropriate provision of non-approved FDA products, and prescription discount programs.Read more >
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 >
The Korean market appears cheap with leading franchises such as Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motor and KB Financial trading at significant discounts to global peers.
The narrative is highly reminiscent of Japan during the period of persistent Yen strength from 2010-12 where “macro” generalisations such as government policy stasis and poor corporate governance, etc., drowned out the stock specific discussion.
With corporate governance improving and evidence of government engaging with reforms, we believe the market is highly prospective for absolute returns.
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.
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.)
Reward programs are a highly effective way to attract new customers, build better relationships with your existing ones and increase customer lifetime value. In this hands-on demo, Elena Martínez, Retail Specialist at Openbravo, will show you how to engage and motivate your customers with a loyalty program integrated into your retail solution, and we will demonstrate different techniques to increase loyalty among your customers.
What Will You Learn?
- How to create a Loyalty Program and reward your customers based on their purchases.
- Effective ways to create different rewards like gift cards, gift vouchers, customer management and special discount and promotions.
Who Should Attend?
- Roles with business responsibility in processes regarding loyalty programs in the Retail industry, for instance, Marketers, Store Managers, CIOs, CMOs, Merchandise Managers, etc.
Miss this webinar at your peril! On the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Bribery Act entering into force we have now seen significant enforcement activity in the UK and the UK corporate crime regime is on the cusp of the biggest change in its history that will impact on every business with far reaching consequences for business.
In this webinar we shall look back over the last 12 months and forecast where we see developments in the year to come. We shall discuss:
1. Our take on the developments over the last twelve months, including the first DPA, corporate prosecution under the Bribery Act and use of the new sentencing guidelines.
2. What's next:
· What do the biggest alleged bribery scandal of all time and the Panama Papers have in common?
· DPA's v. Prosecution. With no discount for a DPA, what is the point?
· Changing the UK's AML regime: the other side of the Bribery Act coin & big changes are planned
· The London May Anti-corruption summit and the proposed biggest change to UK corporate criminal law, ever…which will eclipse the impact of the Bribery Act.
And you have our personal guarantees, that we won’t discuss Brexit and what that might mean for bribery and corporate crime. At all.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, former general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and now a partner in McGuireWoods London; Barry Vitou, partner in Pinsent Masons LLP’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and Julian Glass, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, as they answer your questions and address these key topics.
Our predictions for last year were eerily accurate. Can you really afford to miss it?
Learn how to engage your subscribers and customers with these easy and proven guidelines! Advice from the pros!
In a recent Adestra survey of over 1,200 consumers, 48% of respondents said that discounts/coupons are the reason they subscribe to a companies email. Email continues to grow and evolve into both an effect and personal way to communicate with consumers. The amount of messages the consumer received continues to grow dramatically. What is it going to take to drive success in 2016 and what can you do to stop just selling "stuff" and work on providing the subscriber what they want.
Join this energetic and fun webinar with Ryan Phelan, VP of Marketing with Adestra and Sundeep Kapur, Author & Educator from emailyogi.com as we discuss
* Delivering on personalization & relevance
* Focused segmentation
* Improved deliverability
* Connecting channels
* Responsive, adaptive, & interactive
* Continuous improvement through testing & surveys
* Anticipating the next transaction
This will be an energetic discussion and with it being on St. Patrick's day, we expect to have a lot of fun!
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
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, 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
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.
Millennials now represent the largest generation in the in the workforce - and this generational change is having a significant impact on employers. Join us to discuss key insights based on generational behaviour and the way in which the LifeWorks solution targets the Millennial audience on Nov 8th at 1:00pm EST.Read more >