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The Value of Change Management
The Value of Change Management

Only 64% of projects are on-time and on-budget. Change is hard. People must change their thinking, behaviors and tools, which doesn't come easy. Our white paper gives you an inside look into a few clients who embody change management excellence.

Establishing a Data Analytics Program
Establishing a Data Analytics Program

Explore the challenges you can anticipate encountering when establishing a foundation for a successful data analytics program, and learn recommendations based on best practices outlined in this article.

How to Build Campus-Wide Training
How to Build Campus-Wide Training

How to prepare faculty and administration staff in the core competencies of a software system and contribute to the achievement of an institutions' management objectives.

SAP Clients: Navigating Your Journey to the Cloud
SAP Clients: Navigating Your Journey to the Cloud

Learn about the cloud and supporting infrastructure options today and in the future in a constantly changing environment. Discover how to identify challenges to help develop your cloud approach.

Cloud Implementation Readiness
Cloud Implementation Readiness

Slowing down your implementation schedule means lost time and money. Learn how to work more efficeintely with your software vendor and implementation partner to stay on schedule.

Organizational Change Approach
Organizational Change Approach

Learn more about addressing the people side of change to make sure your people are able ready and able to use changes in technology and processes, powered by the Prosci® methodology.

Getting Your Organization Ready for a New eRA System
Getting Your Organization Ready for a New eRA System

As the field of research administration grows increasingly complex and funding dollars are harder to get, more institutions are turning to electronic research administration to support their grants infrastructure. Learn what to consider when contemplating a new grant management system.

Aligning Business and Learning Outcomes for Measurable Impact
Aligning Business and Learning Outcomes for Measurable Impact

How can an organization optimize business outcomes using learning as its critical enabler? To meet this challenge, think business first. Align your learning outcomes with business outcomes for measurable, enterprise-wide impact.

Thinking About Moving to SaaS? 5 People-Related Lessons for Leaders
Thinking About Moving to SaaS? 5 People-Related Lessons for Leaders

One of the key value propositions of moving applications and workloads to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions is that it is quicker and more straightforward to implement when compared to on-premise implementations.

Top 10 Ways Tableau Can Help You Better Understand Your Institution
Top 10 Ways Tableau Can Help You Better Understand Your Institution
One of the most common issues education professionals face is how to better understand their students. While measuring and understanding students from a department-wide level can be a difficult task to accomplish, with the use of Tableau and the right data, this task becomes easier. 
Top 10 Ways Tableau Can Help You Understand Your Government Data
Top 10 Ways Tableau Can Help You Understand Your Government Data
One of the most common issues government professionals face is how to use their data to drive impactful decisions, manage programs, and address policy changes. Governments have the difficult job of distributing funds to various agencies and departments in order to further their public missions. This leads to questions about whether these funds are being spent efficiently and if programs are effective. While answering these questions can be difficult, with the use of Tableau and the right data, this task becomes easier.
Top 10 Ways Tableau Can Help You Understand Your Non-Profit
Top 10 Ways Tableau Can Help You Understand Your Non-Profit
A common collective issue facing non-profit professionals is how to better understand their communities. Measuring and understanding impact from community-wide efforts can be difficult, but, by leveraging Tableau and the right data, this mission becomes easier.
Are You Missing a Step in Your SAP Journey to the Cloud
Are You Missing a Step in Your SAP Journey to the Cloud
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, S/4 HANA Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform, HANA Enterprise Cloud...it's easy to get confused.  Clear the uncertainty and discover a missing step in your SAP journey to the cloud.
Top 10 Ways Tableau Helps You Better Understand Your Retail Data
Top 10 Ways Tableau Helps You Better Understand Your Retail Data
A common and collective issue facing retail business professionals is how to better anticipate and understand current and prospective customers. Knowing who, how, and where to connect is an ongoing battle, and Tableau is here to help.
eBook: Building Influence...For a Change
eBook: Building Influence...For a Change
4 Approaches that Win Over Hearts, Not Just Minds
Leadership influence makes or breaks a change initiative. Research shows that senior leaders play a substantial role in successful change within organizations. We have identified four key leadership practices that form the foundation of influence: 1) Read the room; 2) Listen more and talk less; 3) Demonstrate credibility; and 4) Establish a shared goal 
Change Management, Leadership, & You: The HR Business Partner
Change Management, Leadership, & You: The HR Business Partner
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “There is nothing permanent except change.” Today’s organizations demonstrate that this sentiment is as true today as it was during the height of the Greek empire. Focusing on ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option if organizations want to stay competitive and profitable.
Top 10 Ways Tableau Can Help You Better Understand Your Manufacturing Data
Top 10 Ways Tableau Can Help You Better Understand Your Manufacturing Data
One of the most common issues manufacturing organizations face is how to better utilize and understand their order to delivery processes. Better, faster, and cheaper methods are vitally important across this competitve landsape. 
Enterprise Change Management: Building Your OCM Capability & Change Agility
Enterprise Change Management: Building Your OCM Capability & Change Agility
Building and evolving an enterprise approach to managing organizational changes can be challenging in today’s fast- paced, change-saturated environment. Enterprise Change Management is a way to approach organizational change from a holistic perspective.
Change Management: More Than Communications and Training
Change Management: More Than Communications and Training
Investing in proven project management strategies and structure that monitor project timelines, scope and cost is critical to success.  However, delivering a project on-time, within scope and budget doesn’t guarantee success, your employees have to embrace and adopt the new systems or processes.  Change management is a structured methodology whose purpose is to engage employees in the change.
The Key to Reducing the Average Cost of Purchase Orders
The Key to Reducing the Average Cost of Purchase Orders
Procurement teams are responding to the call to increase their value and do more with less. In addition to performing the traditional procurement activities of managing spend and supporting operations, mitigating organizational risk is essential. With constant striving for the ‘five rights of procurement,' the average cost of a purchase order (PO) remains top of mind.