With traditional manufacturing methods, it’s not practical to manufacture a single item or short run of products — it’s simply too expensive, in terms of both time and money. Securing factory space, setting up a production line, creating a mold and procuring jigs and fixtures all incur substantial costs that can’t be justified for a few items. But what if there were a way to fill those needs for far less expense? And what if those items could be created overnight, in-house and in a hands-off process? That’s exactly what 3D printing offers manufacturers: the freedom to test more
ideas; to make exactly what’s needed, whenever it’s needed; to customize parts and tools for unique applications; and ultimately, to make better products.
Addressing Time-Consuming and Repetitive Processes: Reaping the Rewards of Automated Customer On-boarding
The financial industry has been seeking ways to enhance client service for some time, and most have successful ongoing service programs in place. In many firms, optimization of the client on-boarding process has lagged behind other stages of the client-advisor relationship, even though the costs of inefficient on-boarding can be quite high. For advisors, the on-boarding process can be time-consuming and repetitive, and they are spending time on data management roles rather than developing new opportunities.
Grasping the Power of Social Networking for Financial Services: Seizing the Opportunity, Maintaining Regulatory Compliance
This white paper explores the sea change that social media has brought about in how consumers are using social media in their day-to-day life and in their engagement with brands, and the implications for financial services companies.
Social media is not just for social networking. Do you have employees? Do you have customers? Do you do marketing or advertising of any sort? If you answered yes to any of these questions but have not embraced social media, you could be missing out on fundamental opportunities to improve your business.
Cloud computing can provide your business with secure data and application storage, increased reliability, and decreased data storage costs. An increasing number of complex organizations are switching to the cloud – like the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and The Washington Post – but there are benefits for companies of all sizes. Here is a quick guide to what every CEO needs to know about cloud computing.
Mobile technology can change the face of B2B and B2C businesses. CEOs can monitor manufacturing and distribution processes and customers can use location-based services to take advantage of special offers, but there are also countless other applications of this emerging technology. Here is a quick guide to what every CEO needs to know about mobility.