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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Predictive Modeling To Allocate Marketing Spending

    A student education and tutoring company wanted to understand how well different media channels attracted students. What was the cost to acquire a new student through the Web? Which types of media were most efficient? Did spending on traditional media drive Web traffic? The company believed that better allocating marketing...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Medicaid Long-term Care: The Ticking Time Bomb

    Current health care reform efforts have been focused on controlling costs and increasing health care access for the uninsured, poor, elderly and disabled. The convergence of an aging population and health care reform's mandate for increased access to care will have far-reaching consequences for Medicaid. Not only will it force...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Security

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the ways states can address both cyber security threats and the increased role states must play in our overall national security efforts.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Deloitte Consumer Pulse Survey: Post Health Care Reform Perceptions

    The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS), part of Deloitte LLP, conducted a survey of consumers in May 2010, to gauge their opinion about the U.S. health care system after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law. According to the survey, while the majority of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    M&A Deals: Do You Have The Horses?

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are cranking back up-even as the pressure to preserve capital and minimize costs in the wake of the downturn remains steady. As a result, the old discussion of whether it's worth bringing in outside help is picking up steam. Managing M&A is tough, but it's not...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Express Lane For Follow-On Biologics? Big Deal Or Big Yawn?

    The health care reform bill that was recently signed into law includes a mechanism to obtain FDA approval for FOBs - "Biosimilar" drugs that come to market after the patent expires on an original biopharmaceutical product and 12 years of data exclusivity have elapsed. In 1984, the Hatch-Waxman Act paved...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Energy

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the important role states play in addressing energy and ways energy can actually help state governments resolve other issues facing the country today.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Health Care Reform

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about health care reform and the important role state governments will play in effectively implementing health care reform and the changes in health insurance.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Financial Transformation

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the importance of a strong financial system for the economy, what the financial reform bill might include and ways financial reform could potentially impact state governments.

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Zero To Hero

    A bio tech company was looking to expand its operations internationally. It also had managed to acquire U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a promising antiviral. However, before it could foray into the international market, it needed a setup that would allow it to guarantee quick delivery of large...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Finance In Focus

    When two large banks merged, the challenge for the resulting Finance function was to make sense of two very different ways of doing business in quick time so as to get its functioning in sync. This case study discusses about how this challenge was met and a solution was found...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Pricing And Profitability Management In Retail

    With the intention of quickly boosting its sales and profits, the management of a large, publicly owned specialty retailer decided to focus primarily on pricing. Three key areas were identified for implementing this change in company's focus: optimizing pricing for regular and promotional goods, decreasing price overrides at the point...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

    A large financial services company, facing a financial crisis, was looking to sell off multiple businesses in order to raise money and repay a bail-out loan from the U.S. government. It too suffered from the global credit crunch and was being pushed to the point it had no choice but...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Finance In Focus When Two Large Banks Merged, Getting Finance In Sync Was A Top Priority. Here's How They Did It

    The merger of two large banks with different methods of business practice results in countless challenges. This case history discusses how Deloitte helped the integration of two banks and the resultant finance function of the merged bank. Despite the similarity in industry, the challenges are many in such mergers with...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Zero To Hero Helping A Pharma Company Start Up Global Operations To Deliver A Potentially Life-saving Antiviral

    A pharmaceutical company was looking to expand its operations internationally. It also had managed to acquire U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a promising antiviral. However, before it could foray into the international market, it needed a setup that would allow it to guarantee quick delivery of large quantities...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Making The Leap After Making A Huge Acquisition To Expand Into Services, This Computer Company Needed To Completely Revise Its Playbook

    Following the footsteps of its competitors, a leading hardware company decided to diversify by venturing into the field of technology service industry. Earlier, due to their complete focus on the hardware aspect of business they faced various challenges. This case history discusses how Deloitte helped this company in this diversification...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Breaking Up Without Breaking Down Planning And executing A Series Of Divestitures In The Midst Of A Global Economic Crisis

    In the middle of the global economic crisis a large financial services firm had to sell off a large number of its assets and businesses to repay the bail-out loan from the government of U.S. This case study, discusses how Deloitte came to the rescue of this company and helped...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Creating A Risk Intelligent Infrastructure Getting Risk Intelligence Done

    This paper, based on a Deloitte Dbriefs presentation titled "Creating a Risk Intelligent Infrastructure," gives our most current thinking on building effective risk management practices into the fabric of your organization. This paper presents information and polling data from Deloitte's Dbriefs for Financial Executives webcast series, creating a Risk Intelligent...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    From The Ground Up - How A Fortune 500 Consumer Durable Goods Manufacturer Rebuilt Its Entire Product Strategy

    This case study discusses as to how Deloitte, a leading outsourced business management and consulting services provider, assisted a Fortune 500 company in re-shaping its product strategy. A large consumer durable goods manufacturer was faced with various problems in areas including pricing, brand, and sales force design. To get things...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Making Innovation Work In Telecom

    The decline in print directories due to the growth of online options led a company to lose many of its local advertisers. To counter this, it decided to launch an innovative performance-based product to retain and win back local advertisers against traditional and online search competitors. However, this task faced...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Think Global. Serve Local.

    By employing unique, innovative methods, Deloitte was able to provide the required solution to a global bank, which wanted to improve the customer experience of its clients in its highly profitable "transaction services" business. This need arose out of realization by the bank that as the business evolved and clients...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    When David Acquires Goliath

    In one of the most surprising mergers of the highly competitive biotech industry, a small firm with the confidence of exceptional growth that it had seen in the recent past was able to buy out a company with a much larger operational fit than it had. Usually, combining a company...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Merger Integration For Global Technology Manufacturer

    Merger and acquisition (M&A) A global technological manufacturer was looking to have a successful merger integration after making its largest acquisition of another competing manufacturer. However, the buyer found out that the target company had a different pricing strategy, which added to the complexity in integrating the merger. The buyer...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Improving Automobile Product Offerings And Inventory Management

    One of the leading automobile companies was looking to improve the management of its inventory of high-end, complex product offerings along with making significant cost savings. Recognizing the need for identifying profitable opportunities and bettering high inventory levels and slow-moving products, this automobile company sought assistance from Deloitte to get...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Think Global. Serve Local. Helping A Global Bank In Its Efforts To Increase Competitive Advantage Through Improved Customer Service

    With registering a significant growth in its transaction services, a global bank found that its business had outgrown its customer service model and information systems. There was a need to improve the customer experience of clients in its highly profitable "transaction services" business. As the business evolved and clients expanded...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Fast, Furious - And Focused Unilever Sells Two Major Shared Services Centers In The Blink Of An Eye And Refocuses On Its Core Business

    Unilever is among the largest consumer products companies across the world. With an intention of focusing on its core business activities in Latin America that were exhibiting exceptional growth and profitability, Unilever decided to sell off two of its shared service centers in Brazil and Chile. However, Unilever recognized that...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Hot Property

    One of the world's largest insurance businesses was looking to make a significant improvement in its Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE & FM) function. The largest division of this Fortune 50 company functions in more than 160 countries and spends over $1 billion annually on real estate and facilities...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Bringing Total Rewards In Line With Organizational Business Strategy

    A 400-bed not-for-profit hospital, during the implementation of its strategic plan, found that its total rewards programs were not doing well and in need of critical care. This hospital was among the oldest and largest hospitals in the region and also one of the largest local private employers with more...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Redrawing The Map How A Fortune 100 Technology Company Simplified Its Channel Strategy To Improve Profitability, Speed And Service

    A leading high technology company used a variety of routes including a huge network of distributors, wholesalers, retailers and other business partners to sell the same products around the world to move its products to market. While there was a suspicion within the company about their approach being inefficient, but...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Paper Profits

    A major global packaging systems and paper manufacturing company had merged to form a single large company, but were unable to fully utilize the benefits of the merger. The merged company wanted to solidify its competitive position and reduce costs, but were hampered by decades-old procurement and supply chain practices...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Finance In A Fix

    Due to exceptionally high growth rate, a company managed to grow into one of the largest technology company across the world. However, this growth resulted in a irregularly grown finance function. This situation led the company to suffer from a variety of problems with basic accounting and reporting and been...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Testing The Limits

    Having experienced rapid growth through a series of acquisitions, a global biotech firm found itself with a set of independent businesses each operating with a different set of systems and processes. This approach was proving to be ineffective and was adding to the company's costs. In addition, this approach prevented...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Pricing And Profitability Management In The Chemicals Industry

    A large diversified chemical company was faced with increasing commoditization of its products and competitive pressure, which was affecting its profit margins. It was looking to improve margins by pricing products based on customer-specific costs to serve. To do this, the company needed to understand its customers' buying behavior better...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Aligning People, Processes And Technology To Drive Profitability In The Retail Sector

    A leading discount retailer realized that they had a problem with turnover, but was unsure about how much turnover was really costing it beyond the typical "HR Costs." Also, the company was significantly underinvested in shrink (any unplanned loss of margin) resources, tools and prevention capabilities to combat internal and...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Battle Ready

    A large aerospace and defense company bagged a major military contract for delivering a key weapon system, which meant that the company needed to increase its throughput by a factor of 20 in less than four years so as to successfully fulfill the contract. Scale was not the only challenge...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Engine Manufacturer Flies High With On-Time Delivery, Supplier Network Transformation And Aftermarket Plan

    Deloitte assisted a major aerospace manufacturer to achieve its goal of improving On Time Delivery (OTD), bringing in efficiency in the functioning of its supplier network, and lastly, of putting in place a well-thought aftermarket plan so as to keep growing. The senior management team at this aerospace manufacturer sought...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: State Budget Gaps

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the ways states can address state budget gaps.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Infrastructure

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the importance of states addressing infrastructure deficits and ways state leaders can create a legislative and business climate that is conducive to public-private partnerships.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Leadership

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about what it means to be a leader in today's world.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Technology

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the ways technology helps drive the economic prosperity of states and the impact public policy has on attracting creative talent to grow cities and urban areas within a state.

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  • White Papers // Feb 2005

    TMT Trends: Predictions, 2005 - A Focus on the Mobile and Wireless Sector

    Cellular mobile will remain the dominant mobile and wireless technology in 2005. By the end of the year, there will be nearly 2 billion subscriptions worldwide. The report depicts that as the mobile market approaches saturation, segmentation strategies will become far more important and sophisticated. Services and pricing will increasingly...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2005

    10 Tips for Educating Your Board

    Board education is moving to the top of corporate agendas. Some companies seek to satisfy NYSE listing requirements, while others desire to demonstrate good governance to stakeholders. As organizations look for ways to address their educational needs, many are asking questions about how best to provide their directors with the...

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  • White Papers // May 2006

    Achieving SOX Cost Reductions Through Controls Rationalization

    As financial services organizations move past the initial years of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) corporate governance compliance, they face pressures to reduce compliance costs without compromising the safeguards that their internal control structure provides. This paper will uncover recent SOX trends, including a movement towards controls rationalization and aligning SOX with other...

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  • Presentations // Oct 2003

    CRM And Value Creation

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the strategy that involves active interactions with the customers with a view to analyze their changing tastes and preferences. CRM entails identifying new prospects and retaining them. The sales personnel play a pivotal role in the CRM strategy. They cultivate and nurture strong relationships with...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2008

    The Evolution of Information Technology: Don't Forget the People

    The Evolution of Information Technology (IT) is the latest installment in a multipart series on critical issues facing today's IT function. It explains how a stronger emphasis by Chief Information Officers (CIOs) on the people dimension of IT transformation can help boost IT's overall value to the company and make...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    IFRS Considerations For The Oil And Gas Industry

    As acceptance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the United States becomes imminent, more oil and gas companies are now asking questions about what IFRS mean for them. How do IFRS affect my company? What events would influence my company's pace of IFRS adoption? What obstacles might we need...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Deloitte's State Of The Media Democracy Survey, Fourth Edition: Rethink What You Know

    Digitization is radically transforming the way we consume content. But how much do we know about consumers' behaviors across the generations and what their future media preferences are likely to be? To continue to shed light on these questions and many more, Deloitte's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice has...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Move The Mountain: Address R&D Efficiencies

    Reduce engineering churn and add more value early in the R&D process, or stick with the status quo? In their ongoing quest to become more efficient, many R&D organizations largely focus on reducing administrative inefficiencies such as burdensome approval processes, lack of information, and meetings that are unproductive or unnecessary....

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Workplace Of Tomorrow: Productivity Engine Or Safe Haven For Slackers?

    The shrinking pool of skilled labor and an increase in employee demands for flexibility have led many organizations to embrace innovative workplace solutions. Some organizations, however, aren't convinced that a more flexible and mobile workforce is necessarily a good idea. They worry that employees with too much freedom won't get...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    2010 Gubernatorial Elections: Your Guide To The Issues

    The 2010 election cycle is shaping up to be one of the most consequential state elections in decades. Many of the nation's largest states, from California to Pennsylvania to Florida, will see new governors in 2011. All in all, there will be at least 21 races for governor, the most...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    If We Can Put A Man On The Moon: An Excerpt From A New Book On Getting Big Things Done In Government

    Democracy moves slowly. Thus, any sort of action has something of the nature of the dramatic about it. The passage of a law is a special moment, a moment at which democratic possibility becomes reality. In an instant the world is changed. In the journey from idea to results, there...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    ARRA: Going Beyond Compliance

    To prevent concerns over fraud, waste and abuse of stimulus funds from taking a backburner to the imperative for speed, the Recovery Act funds are tied to stringent new transparency and accountability requirements. To meet American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) requirements, state governments need to put a strong governance...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Closing The Infrastructure Gap: Ending The Boom And Bust Spending Cycle

    Evidence of the large and growing gap between infrastructure needs and the resources that state governments have historically invested in meeting those needs is everywhere: congested roads; bridges in need of repair; poorly maintained transit systems; and deteriorated hospitals, schools and waste treatment facilities. These infrastructure deficits, in turn, impose...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Stimulus Spending And Transparency: A False Sense Of Security?

    Stimulus spending will surge to nearly $250 billion dollars in 2010 as the federal government ramps up economic recovery efforts. The stimulus program should provide considerable opportunities for businesses across an array of industries. However, those opportunities will be accompanied by unprecedented scrutiny of how funds are being disbursed, spent...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Long Unwinding Road: Global Consumers And The Economic Imbalance

    The global economic crisis of 2008-09 exposed the fault lines of the imbalanced global economy. When the inflated values of property-based assets peaked and then collapsed, global financial institutions suffered huge losses. The resulting loss of confidence caused a near shutdown in global credit markets as investors fled to the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Money And Borders: Cross-Border Investments In A Changing Global Marketplace

    As conditions improve after the recession, it's widely expected that government's role in economies around the world will diminish. Firms that received government aid will buy back shares and pay off loans, stimulus spending will wind down, and protectionist impulses will recede. But is that the future? There are indications...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Talking About Whose Generation?: Why Western Generational Models Can't Account For A Global Workforce

    Each generation that enters the workforce introduces a unique set of motivations and strengths to the workplace. A successful talent strategy can hinge on an organization's understanding of what makes its employees tick in the same way that broader business strategy relies on an understanding of differences between its myriad...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Post Merger Integration: Hard Data, Hard Truths

    The numbers don't lie. Many top corporate managers are faced with the challenge of a Post Merger Integration (PMI) at least once in their career. And empirical studies indicate that one of every two PMI efforts fares poorly. These statistics are particularly telling given that mergers and acquisitions have been...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Lock It Up Or Set It Free?: A Risk Intelligent Approach To Data And Intellectual Property

    As companies gain visibility into the actual risks and value associated with their information assets, a schism can develop between security-minded professionals who want restriction and profit-minded executives who want liberation. These opposing viewpoints can create dynamic tension that must be resolved. At stake is finding the proper balance between...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Survival Of The Fattest

    Both the recent cyclical declines in corporate performance and the prospect of a longer-term and secular restructuring promise to create a new pecking order in much of economic life. At one level, this is nothing new: finding ourselves with a changing roster of winners and losers defines a dynamic economy....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Leading Through Transition: Perspectives On The People Side Of M&A

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) present both opportunities and challenges for the executive team charged with leading the organization through these transactions. M&A activities drive significant change within your organization and can create complex situations, especially when it comes to managing employee transition. After all, getting it right with your organizations'...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Comparative Effectiveness: Health Care Policy Perspectives For Consideration

    U.S. health care is costly, fragmented and complex. Each year, new technologies, medical devices, medications and procedures are added to the continuum of research to practice - a journey that sometimes takes up to 17 years. Meanwhile, health care practitioners and consumers are challenged in making diagnostic and treatment decisions...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Medical Tourism: Update And implications - 2009 Report

    Medical tourism is an opportunity for patients to travel for medical care and take advantage of reduced costs and wait times. The industry may be categorized into three groups: Outbound - U.S. patients traveling to other countries for medical care; Inbound - Foreign patients traveling to the U.S. for medical...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Pharma's New U.S. Commercial Model: Promoting The Science Not The Swag

    In the pharma industry, the stage for dramatic change has already been set by shifts in influence and power over prescription decisions. A few decades ago, the idea that sales reps should focus exclusively on doctors made sense as prescriptions were decided by physicians alone. Today, while physicians remain highly...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Secure Supply Chain 2015: Building Now For Tomorrow's Risks

    Recent supply chain history can be summarized as follows: rising costs + domestic market saturation = pressure to globalize operations. But the implications of this seemingly tidy equation are anything but simple. After a frenetic burst of global expansion, Life Sciences companies are pausing to ask questions like: "Is this...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Lead Or Follow - Should Life Sciences Companies Invest In Electronic Health Records Or Wait?

    Should life sciences companies start investing in electronic health records, or wait for things to shake out? Everyone agrees Electronic Health Records (EHR) is the wave of the future. EHR will promote information sharing, which should lead to better diagnoses and patient care. It should improve operating efficiency for providers...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Survival Of The Fittest: How Independent Health Plans Can Survive In Today's Economy

    Any health plan's strategic planning process begins with a bit of "Crystal ball" gazing to think about what the future might hold for the health care industry, and more importantly, what that would mean for the independent health plan. These discussions have taken on a new level of uncertainty given...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    M&A Integration: Fast Or Slow?

    Integrating formerly separate entities is the heart of any M&A undertaking. Since an integration plan usually identifies the desired end state early on - why delay the process of getting there? In practice, determining the best pace for an integration isn't that simple, particularly when it comes to managing customers...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Services: Technology Evolution Or Business Revolution?

    Some business leaders think cloud computing is the next big disruptive technology. Others argue it's simply the natural evolution of distributed computing, requiring the same basic capabilities that have always been necessary for highperforming businesses. So which is it - technology evolution or business revolution? And why should you care?

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Information Management: Shift To An Enterprise Model Or Stay Focused On Business Units?

    Some analysts are reporting huge growth in expenditures for information management and analytics. Is an enterprise approach really the smart way to go, or should individual business units drive their own information management agendas? Some analysts today are reporting huge growth in expenditures for information management and analytics. Moreover, our...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ready Or Not: Transform HR Now, Or Wait For Business Conditions To Improve?

    Over the years, HR organizations have made significant progress to reduce costs and increase operating effectiveness through system and process improvements, shared services, outsourcing and employee self-service. Yet many HR functions remain focused on transactions and administration, and have yet to develop the strategic capabilities to support business growth. Is...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    PMO Vs. RMO: Which Is The Best Way To Get More Business Value From Your IT Investments?

    Program Management Offices (PMOs) have long been the central front in the battle to improve how IT programs are managed. But as IT organizations are charged with delivering more top-line business value, some say the PMO is beginning to show its limits. Is the traditional PMO sturdy enough to shoulder...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    IFRS Survey Results 2009: Update On Views And Activities

    Anticipation of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) action regarding IFRS runs high among many U.S. companies. As executives await news from the SEC on its proposed IFRS roadmap, many are preparing their organizations for change and mobilizing around IFRS planning and transition activities. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 89%...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Administrative Costs on Health Plans: A Systematic Review of Current Studies

    There appears to be no consistent definition of administrative costs among health plans as activities/functions vary widely from plan to plan, especially when comparing commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans, and distinctions between individual and group markets. Medicare plans have unique administrative costs and serve an individual market characterized by heavy...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    A Closer Look At Share-Based Payment Plans And IFRS: Accounting Differences That Matter

    A shift from U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) will pose challenges that span across accounting, tax, systems, and operations for U.S. companies. Differences between the two sets of standards - even in areas where there has been substantial convergence - could result...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Facing The Sanctions Challenge In Financial Services: A Global Sanctions Compliance Study

    Sanctions are as much a fact of life for modern business as global markets. Financial services firms in particular are devoting increasing attention to sanctions compliance, as they navigate a shifting regulatory landscape in which guidelines are often unclear. This paper looks at the sanctions challenge facing the financial services...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Financial Services Executives Recognize Weaknesses In Sanctions Compliance Efforts

    Multinational organizations are beginning to feel the business need and regulatory imperative to coordinate economic and trade sanctions compliance activities across borders. Increasing global regulatory rigor has made the task more pressing. Yet, at nearly one in four companies, compliance staff receives training, at best, only once every two years.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Retail Medical Clinics: Update And Implications - 2009 Report

    Retail clinics represent a new channel to deliver primary care services more conveniently and at lower cost to consumers. Clinic services are safe and effective, due in large measure to medical management programs that are evidence-based and supported by electronic medical records. As a new entrant, retail clinics represent a...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Where's HR?: Positioning Human Resources As A Strategic Due Diligence Partner

    You and your HR team can provide a valuable perspective on the people-related risks that may otherwise be overlooked. By partnering with the deal team early in the due diligence process and developing an effective HR M&A team, you can help identify and mitigate financial, as well as structural, talent,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Thriving In A Pressure Cooker: Leading Your Merger Integration Team Through The Toughest Project

    Following Day One, the integration team's job is to actualize the original vision set forth when the transaction was conceived, meeting the synergy targets, and capturing the value promised to the organization's stakeholders. When leadership has done its job well, the organization has an added bonus: a highly functioning integration...

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