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        Ventana Research today released its 2020 Value Index on Learning Management Systems (LMS), a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses 12 vendors’ products using our LMS blueprint, evaluating software in seven key categories that are weighted based on our expertise and research to reflect buyers’ needs.

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        Topics: HCM, LMS, Learning Management, Artificial intelligence, employee experience

        Ventana Research today announced new Dynamic Insights research on natural language processing. This initiative will evaluate how organizations are using natural language processing to make information more accessible and understandable as well as the differences between organizations use of natural language generation and natural language query. We also seek to understand how they are addressing difficulties in deploying natural language for analytics and applications.

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        Topics: Big Data, Speech Analytics, Analytics, Digital Technology, natural language processing, Natural Language Generation, Natural Language Query

        Ventana Research today launched its latest benchmark research initiative on Trends in Data Governance. The research will evaluate ways that organizations are making information more accessible while also retaining appropriate controls over use of data. We also seek to understand difficulties in establishing data governance policies that align information systems with business priorities and comply with regulations, and how data governance processes impact the management of IT assets, processes...

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        Topics: Big Data, Business Analytics, Data Governance, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Cybersecurity

        Ventana Research, the leader in business-centric market research and advisory services continues to advance the innovation in the technology analyst firm sector. Legacy firms have remained stagnant with antiquated methods, lackluster digital experiences and outdated product and service offerings. For almost two decades, Ventana Research has been advancing the digital experiences of its products and services to meet the growing demand for in-depth experience and expertise in technology across...

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        Topics: client experience, product experience

        Ventana Research today launched its newest benchmark research initiative, A Generational Change in ERP. Software for enterprise resource planning handles a diverse set of tasks including statutory and management accounting, human resources management, inventory management, sales order management, fixed asset management and logistics management. These systems have been around for so long and are so much a part of people’s jobs that they can fade into the background — until something goes wrong....

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        Topics: Office of Finance, Continuous Accounting, CFO, Operations & Supply Chain, Enterprise Resource Planning, ERP and Continuous Accounting

        Ventana Research today released its 2020 Value Index on Total Compensation Management, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses seven vendors’ products using our TCM blueprint, evaluating software in seven key categories that are weighted based on our expertise and research to reflect buyers’ needs. The structure of the Value Index reflects our understanding that proper evaluation involves far more than just examining product...

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        Topics: HCM, Value Index, Payroll Management, Payroll Optimization, Total Compensation Management, total rewards management

        Ventana Research today launched its latest benchmark research initiative, focusing on Analytics and Data. The research will evaluate how analytics is evolving to address issues posed by big data, the cloud, the intensification of business collaboration, streaming data, mobile computing and location intelligence. We’ll examine the importance of various data sources in analytic processes and explore preferences for on-premises, cloud or hybrid deployments. We’ll also assess the importance of...

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        Topics: Big Data, Analytics, Business Analytics, Mobile BI, Analytics, Business Intelligence

        Ventana Research is excited to announce that nominations are now open for its 13th Annual Digital Innovation Awards. The awards honor technology providers and the technologies they offer in their products that are making or have the potential to make a positive impact on their users and business at large. Ventana Research created these awards to recognize pioneering vendors, those that develop and provide advances in technology that drive change and increased value for organizations worldwide.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Data, Innovation Awards, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today unveiled a distinctively focused and digitally innovative research agenda for 2020. This agenda details the areas of expertise the firm will focus on this year. The research described in this annual agenda and continuously updated research calendar provides support to enable business and IT to maximize and refine their people, processes, information and technology using enterprise software.

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        Topics: Big Data, Customer Experience, HCM, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain, Sales and Operations Planning

        Ventana Research today released its 2020 Value Index on Payroll Software, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses product adequacy based on the functional requirements and capabilities of our payroll software blueprint, which reflects what every RFI/RFP should include in an evaluation. The Payroll Software blueprint includes all aspects of the gross-to-net calculation process, compliance support, as well as tax withholding,...

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        Topics: HCM, Value Index, Payroll Management, Payroll Optimization, Continuous Payroll, total rewards management

        Ventana Research today announced the 10 winners of the 12th Annual Digital Leadership Awards. These awards spotlight organizations and those individuals with supporting technology vendors that utilize technology to advance business and IT. The prestigious Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards recognize individuals and companies that have utilized and championed improvements across their people, processes, information, and technology to grow their business and industry potential.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research announced today its latest Dynamic Insights market research program on the Financial Close. Completing the accounting close quickly has long been an objective for finance departments. A faster close enables them to respond more rapidly to changing business and economic conditions, providing more time to analyze results, address costs and free up personnel for other duties. However, in more than a decade of tracking this metric our research has found slow progress in...

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        Topics: Office of Finance, Fast close, finance transformation, Financial Close, finance, Financial Performance Management (FPM), accounting close

        Ventana Research today released its 2019 Value Index on Sales Performance Management, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses product adequacy based on the functional requirements and capabilities of our sales performance management blueprint, which reflects what every RFI/RFP should include in an evaluation. This Value Index assesses how well the vendor supports the overall needs of sales performance management, examining the...

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        Topics: Sales, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Operations, Sales Performance Management, Sales Planning, Value Index, SPM

        To better understand the ways organizations are engaging candidates in today’s competitive recruiting environment, Ventana Research announced today its newest market research into Candidate Engagement in the form of a new Ventana Research Dynamic Insights. Ventana Research’s Dynamic Insights methodology delivers market research that can provide actionable insights and identify trends while also providing personalized, real-time feedback to survey participants. Candidate Engagement is a key...

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        Topics: Human Capital Management, Recruiting, Talent Generation, Talent Management, candidate engagement

        Ventana Research today released its latest market research on the Office of Finance. We have conducted quantitative research on the performance of the finance organization for 15 years against the backdrop of the idea that finance organizations must play a more strategic role in the management of the modern corporation. This idea of transforming the finance department has been around for decades but this latest Office of Finance research offers some evidence that we are on the cusp of such a...

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        Topics: Office of Finance, finance transformation, CFO, Financial Performance Management (FPM), financial reporting, FPM

        Ventana Research today released its latest market research on Customer Analytics. Today’s intense competition requires that companies know as much as they can about their customers in order to anticipate their needs and deliver the best possible customer experience. But to do so requires the visibility into all customer interactions and the associated data — called the customer journey — to be able to assess and guide improvement. In addition, the processes and techniques to use customer...

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        Topics: Customer Analytics, Customer Engagement, Customer Excellence, Customer Experience, Voice of the Customer, Customer Intelligence, Analytics, Customer Service, Intelligent CX

        Ventana Research announced today its latest Dynamic Insights market research program for Finance Analytics. Analytics are at the core of everything that finance departments do — planning and budgeting, performance assessments, financial management and compliance — and so are key to the department’s performance. Our benchmark research has consistently found that departments fall short in how they perform finance analytics because of issues related to training, process, data and software.

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        Topics: Office of Finance, Finance Analytics, finance, Financial Management, Financial Performance Management (FPM), financial reporting, FPM

        Ventana Research announced today its latest Dynamic Insights research endeavor on sales analytics. Sales analytics, one of the key topics of sales expertise for Ventana Research, is an area where organizations find the best success when teams can build plans, measure actions and review performance using objective results instead of intuition.

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        Topics: Sales, Sales Planning and Analytics, Dynamic Insights

        Ventana Research announced today that nominations are open for its 12th Annual Digital Leadership Awards. These Awards honor technology and business leaders who are championing and implementing advanced business practices and technology to drive better results. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that exemplify the understanding that superior performance requires a clear vision, determination and the concerted efforts of a team.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Digital Technology, Digital Leadership Awards, Awards

        Ventana Research announced today its newest market research endeavor on Streaming Data in the form of a new Ventana Research Dynamic Insights survey. Today’s businesses not only have more access to data, but an increasing need to access the latest data at the point that the data is created. With the increasing number of data sources, both structured and unstructured, businesses are faced with new opportunities and challenges around all of this data.

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        Topics: Big Data, Data Integration, Data Management, Data, Data Storage, Dynamic Insights, Streaming Data

        Ventana Research today announced the 10 winners of the 12th Annual Digital Innovation Awards. These awards identify the technologies that have the most striking innovation and impact in their respective categories. The prestigious Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards recognize trailblazing vendors that contribute advancements in technology, drive change, and increase value for organizations worldwide. The awards are backed by market research and analyst subject matter and technology...

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Innovation Awards, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain, Awards

        Ventana Research announced today its newest market research endeavor on sales planning in the form of a new Ventana Research Dynamic Insights. The Ventana Research Dynamic Insights methodology delivers market research that can provide continuous insights and identify market changes in real-time, while also providing direct feedback to survey participants. Sales planning, one of the key topics of sales expertise for Ventana Research, is an area in which organizations find the best success when...

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        Topics: Sales, Sales Forecasting, Business Planning, Sales Performance Management, Sales Planning

        Ventana Research today announced the 27 finalists of the 12th Annual Digital Innovation Awards. These awards identify the top technologies that have the most striking impact in their respective markets, recognizing pioneering vendors that contribute advancements in technology, drive change and increase value for organizations worldwide. Out of all the nominations, these 27 finalists are exemplar providers who push technology to go further.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Data, Innovation Awards, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain, Sales and Operations Planning

        Ventana Research announced today its newest market research into the Employee Experience in the form of a new Ventana Research Dynamic Insights. Ventana Research’s Dynamic Insights methodology delivers market research that can provide actionable insights and identify trends as they happen while also providing personalized, real-time feedback to survey participants. The employee experience is one of the key topics of expertise for Ventana Research, as employee satisfaction with the workplace...

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        Topics: HCM, Human Capital Management, employee experience, Dynamic Insights

        Ventana Research today released its 2019 Value Index for Workforce Management, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses product adequacy based on the functional requirements and capabilities of our workforce management blueprint, which reflects what every RFI/RFP should include in an evaluation. The Workforce Management blueprint includes forecasting and scheduling, absence management, activity and task management, time and...

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        Topics: HCM, Human Capital Management, Human Resources Management, Collaboration, Workforce Performance, HR, Time & Attendance, Workforce Analytics, Workforce Management, Workforce Planning, Workforce Solutions, Payroll Management, collaboration for business

        Ventana Research today launched its latest benchmark research initiative into the Internet of Things (IoT). This research will provide a detailed picture of the current state and future direction of IoT. It will also identify technologies and processes that organizations are deploying and exploiting related to IoT, examine the IoT market impact on businesses and competition and explore driving forces behind IoT initiatives.

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        Topics: Big Data, Analytics, Internet of Things, IOT, Data, Digital Technology

        Ventana Research today launched its latest benchmark research initiative studying business planning. This research will examine and analyze existing methods for budgeting and planning across business, compare them to potentially better, more continuous approaches and assess the types of tools that organizations use and related best practices. It will also investigate the need for business modeling and analytics – especially forward-looking approaches such as predictive analytics – and will...

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        Topics: Office of Finance, Continuous Planning, Business Planning, Integrated Business Planning, Operations & Supply Chain, Sales Planning and Analytics, Predictive Planning

        Ventana Research today launched its latest benchmark research initiative into the Big Data for Business. This research will provide a detailed picture of the current state and future direction of the internet of things. It will also identify tools, applications, and processes that companies are deploying to leverage big data, reveal how companies are determining investment allocations, examine the market impact big data is having on businesses and competition, explore driving forces behind big...

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        Topics: Big Data, Analytics, Data Management, Data, Digital Technology

        Ventana Research today released its 2019 Value Index for Collaborative Analytics and Business Intelligence, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. The latest variant of this Value Index assesses analytic product adequacy across a broad range of requirements with a particular focus on the enablement of collaboration and action.

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        Topics: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Digital Technology, collaboration for business

        Ventana Research today released its 2019 Value Index for Embedded Analytics and Business Intelligence, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses analytic product adequacy across a broad range of requirements, all with a focus on embedding analytics where businesses need it.

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        Topics: Microsoft, MicroStrategy, Salesforce.com, SAP, SAS, embedded analytics, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, IBM, Information Builders, Oracle, Yellowfin, Domo, Infor, Tableau Software, Qlik, natural language processing, BOARD International, looker

        Ventana Research announced today that nominations are open for its 12th Annual Digital Innovation Awards. These Awards honor technology providers, and the technologies they offer in their products, that are making or have the potential to have a positive impact on their users and business at large. Ventana Research created these awards to recognize pioneering vendors; those that develop and provide advances in technology that drive change and increased value for organizations worldwide.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today released its 2019 Value Index for Mobile Analytics and Business Intelligence, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology providers and products. This Value Index assesses product adequacy across a broad range of analytics requirements needed for enterprises to succeed in a mobile environment.

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        Topics: Mobile Business Intelligence, business intelligence, Mobile Intelligence, Analytics

        Ventana Research today unveiled a sharply focused and digitally innovative research agenda for 2019. This agenda details the areas of expertise the firm will focus on in 2019. The research detailed in this agenda provides support to enable businesses to maximize and refine their people, processes, information and technology using enterprise software.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Data, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today released its 2019 Value Index for Analytics and Business Intelligence, a quantified, research-based index evaluating both technology vendors and their products. The Analytics and Business Intelligence Value Index assesses product adequacy for a broad range of analytics needs beyond query, reporting, analysis and publishing, but also visualizations, forecasting, natural-language implementations, collaboration, and more.

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        Topics: business intelligence, embedded analytics, Analytics, Business Collaboration, Collaboration, natural language processing, NLP, Natural Language Generation, collaboration for business

        Ventana Research today announced the 10 winners of the 2018 Digital Innovation Awards. These awards, presented annually, identify the technologies that have the most striking impact in their respective markets. The prestigious Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards recognize pioneering vendors that contribute advancements in technology, drive change, and increase value for organizations worldwide, backed by market research and analyst expertise across business and IT.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Innovation Awards, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today announced the finalists of the 2018 Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards. The Digital Innovation Awards recognize technology providers that have introduced noteworthy innovations in technology that advance business and IT. They showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications as well as technology that contributes significantly to improved efficiency, productivity and the performance of an organization.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today announced the recipients of the 2018 Digital Leadership Awards. These awards, presented annually, spotlight organizations and those individuals with supporting technology vendors that utilize technology to advance business and IT. The Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards is a prestigious leadership awards program, backed by a proven industry analyst firm with market research and expertise across business and IT. The awards recognize individuals and companies that...

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain, Leadership Awards, Digital Leadership Awards, Awards

        Ventana Research today announced the launch of a new webcast series, Friday Back-to-Business Thought Leadership: Six Sessions for Digital Innovation. The six-webcast series will focus on digital transformation in front office processes and technologies that help organizations analyze and operate marketing, sales and service to provide the best possible customer experience. Starting on September 28th with “Innovating Voice of the Customer Technologies,” the series will run through December 7th,...

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        Topics: Sales, Customer Experience, Marketing, Sales Operations, Voice of the Customer, Contact Center, Digital Marketing, agent engagement, Work and Resource Management, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today launched its newest market research study, designed to examine and benchmark the current state and future of learning management and the variety of technologies that support it.

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        Topics: HCM, Human Capital Management, LMS, Learning Management

        Ventana Research today released its 2018 Value Index for Contact Center in the Cloud, a quantified, research-based index evaluating technology, both vendors and products. The Contact Center in the Cloud Value Index assesses product adequacy for a broad range of contact center needs ranging from handling, capturing, analyzing and optimizing customer interactions to engagement, operations and agent management.

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        Topics: Customer Experience, Marketing, Voice of the Customer, Contact Center, agent engagement

        Ventana Research announced today that nominations are open for its 2018 Digital Innovation Awards. These Awards, presented annually, honor technology providers, and the technologies they offer in their products, that are making or have the potential to have a positive impact on their clients. Ventana Research created these awards to recognize pioneering vendors; those that develop and provide advances in technology that drive change and increased value for organizations worldwide.

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Data, Innovation Awards, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today launched its newest market research study, designed to examine the current state and future of payroll management. This research will remedy the lack of adequate empirical information on the deployment and use of payroll management processes and systems and will produce insights on how to meaningfully advance payroll operations.

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        Topics: HCM, Human Capital Management, Human Resources Management, WFM, HR, HRMS, Workforce Management, HRIS, Payroll Management, Payroll Optimization

        Ventana Research announced today that nominations are open for its 2018 Digital Leadership Awards. These Awards, presented annually, honor technology and business leaders that are championing and implementing advanced business practices and technology to drive better results. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that exemplify the understanding that superior performance requires a clear vision, determination and the concerted efforts of a team.

        Read More

        Topics: Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Data, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today launched its newest market research study, designed to re-examine how organizations are advancing workforce management and embracing talent management practices when planning, deploying, tracking and managing segments of their workforce.

        Forward-thinking organizations strive to consistently deliver positive business outcomes, and today that requires systems to support this goal. Modern workforce management software platforms are no longer solely tactical and...

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        Topics: HCM, Human Capital Management, Human Resources Management, HR, HRMS, Workforce Management, HRIS

        Ventana Research has launched its newest benchmark research into business and technological transformations in the Office of Finance. This research will continue previous research initiatives into the extent to which CFOs and finance departments are moving to a more strategic role in management of the company through use of technology. It will identify, explore and quantify key aspects of the future of the Office of Finance, including the finance department’s mandate within the...

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        Topics: ERP, Office of Finance, Continuous Accounting, Financial Performance Management (FPM), Financial Performance Management, FPM, Price and Revenue Management, Operations & Supply Chain, ERP and Continuous Accounting, robotic finance

        Ventana Research, the leading business technology research and advisory services firm, today unveiled a sharply focused and digitally innovative research agenda for 2018. This agenda, which continues the firm's 15-year history of research and its extensive reach with both buyers and users of business technology, details the areas expertise the firm will focus on for 2018. The research detailed in this agenda will provide continued support to enable businesses to utilize their technology and...

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Data, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today released its latest research on Data Preparation. Data preparation is critical to the effectiveness of both operational and analytic processes. Operational processes today are fed by streams of constantly generated data. Our research and that of others have consistently shown that organizations spend more time in preparing data for analysis than in analyzing the data – a situation that negatively impacts their productivity. Data now comes from a wider variety of sources...

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        Topics: Big Data, Analytics, Data Preparation, Digital Technology

        Ventana Research today announced the 10 recipients of the 2017 Digital Leadership Awards. These awards, presented annually, spotlight organizations and those individuals with supporting technology vendors that utilize technology to advance business and IT. The Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards is a prestigious leadership awards program, backed by a proven industry analyst firm with market research and expertise across business and IT. The awards recognize individuals and companies that...

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        Topics: Big Data, Sales, Customer Experience, HCM, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Analytics, Digital Technology, Operations & Supply Chain

        Ventana Research today announces that veteran analyst Steve Goldberg is joining the firm as Vice President and Research Director. Goldberg will be responsible for the overall direction of the Human Capital Management practice at Ventana Research, covering major research areas including Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS), Talent Management and Workforce Management, with an emphasis on advances and innovations in recruiting, learning management, performance management, compensation...

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        Topics: HCM, Human Capital Management

        Ventana Research is excited to announce that it celebrated its 15th business anniversary on Nov. 8th, 2017. Over the past decade and a half, Ventana Research has gained an impressive track record of helping improve the performance of businesses worldwide by focusing on their people, processes, information, and technology. The firm has assisted organizations in marketing, sales, customer experience, human capital management, operations, finance, the supply chain (and more) areas. Ventana...

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