Value Chain Agility Priorities for the Future of Connectedness

Value Chain Agility Priorities for the Future of Connectedness

This IDC Perspective examines how enterprise initiatives, investments, and priorities for connectedness are aligned to the success of external partner and value chain programs and activities. This document is part of a series of four documents that examine the four connectedness cornerstones of agility that the future enterprise can achieve as part of its larger transformation strategy."The partner ecosystem sits outside the core network and IT layer of an organization, and enterprises must ensure that partners and related value chain participants can securely connect to relevant business and customer data," commented Paul Hughes, research director, Future of Connectedness, IDC. "Recent survey data shows that enterprises are embracing a cloud-enabled approach to accelerate business outcomes across the partner value chain. IDC sees increasing investments in cloud-enabled onboarding, contract management, and data analytics solutions to help eliminate data bottlenecks, keep data in motion securely and ensure partner success."

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Executive Snapshot
Situation Overview
Value Chain Agility Definition
Value Chain Agility and Connectedness
Top Connectedness Initiatives for Value Chain Agility
Cloud-Based Partner Onboarding and Training
Data Analytics for Cross-Sell and Upsell
Digital Contract Management Solutions
Advice for the Technology Buyer
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