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BUSINESS REIMAGINED

In a world growing more virtual and global by the day, reimagining business means not only reducing costs but unleashing new forms of innovation, operational flexibility and business capabilities that fuel top- and bottom-line growth. We get you there through a proven and structured process that defines your needs and goals, gains the backing of key stakeholders and brings discipline as well as pragmatic business thinking to the execution process. As management guru Gary Hamel once said: “If a company wants to see the future, 80% of what it will have to learn will be from outside its own industry.” For most organizations, separating strengths and weaknesses requires a scorecard. Therefore, we benchmark your business capabilities and technology infrastructure against the best in the business. We challenge your business leaders to agree on the organization’s current state and vision for the future. We prioritize initiatives based on feasibility and potential return on investment and then create a roadmap for implementation, engaging and making your stakeholders accountable for delivering expected improvements.

Cognizant helps answer questions that drive the reimagining of your business, including:

  • How are we positioned in comparison with our competitors?
  • How do we compare against leading industry practices?
  • How can we create new revenue sources or opportunities for cost avoidance?

RESULTS TO EXPECT

We have a demonstrated track record of delivering results to our 1,000-plus strategic clients, worldwide. For example:

  • We helped a pharmaceutical company reduce costs by 50 percent and deliver more actionable insights to its sales force by reducing 14 dashboards and reports down to one easy-to-use tool.
  • For a life sciences client, we created new revenue generation opportunities supported by more effective processes and new tools such as tablet computers and smartphones.
  • For a large hotels and resorts operator in Latin America, we helped move its central reservations system into an Oracle-based cloud, driving a new operational model.

In a world growing more virtual and global by the day, with 2.4 billion Internet users at the end of 2012 and growing at 8 percent annually, reimagining business means not only reducing costs but unleashing new forms of innovation, operational flexibility and business capabilities that fuel top- and bottom-line growth. We get you there through a proven and structured process that defines your needs and goals, gains the backing of key stakeholders and brings discipline as well as well as pragmatic business thinking to the execution process.

  • Our Latest Thinking

Advanced Manuscript Endorsement Processing
Insurance carriers can accelerate manuscript endorsement processing and other policy document dissemination through some easy reengineering and technology process improvements.
Digitizing Automotive Financing: The Road Ahead
The evolution of digital technologies is enabling automotive financing companies to connect and interact with their customers, allowing auto lenders to take advantage of a new "e-mechanism" for engaging consumers amid digital mind and market shifts.
Educators Pave the Way for Next Generation of Learners
As educational assessments shift to outcome-based learning, providers must adopt new forms of test delivery to increase their global reach and provide ubiquitous services to a new student population.
Optimizing Voluntary Strategy via Realigned TPA Engagement and Targeted Investments
For group insurers with voluntary offerings, working with third-party administrators (TPAs) is a double edged sword, one fraught with problems of costs, up- and cross-selling, inadequate data, decoupling challenges and more; IT modernization programs are problematic as well. We offer a framework that enables companies to align their voluntary and TPA strategies.
Transforming Test Automation: An Unconventional Approach to Shift-Left by Removing Scripting from the Equation
Conventional test automation approaches are often suboptimal because of their dependency on user interface readiness and the high cost of script development and maintenance. A scriptless approach can help overcome these challenges by providing greater agility to test automation teams.
Private Banking: Redefining the Game Through Mobility
Today's sophisticated mobile devices have made it possible for bank customers to perform most banking transactions remotely - without having to visit their bank's branch offices. However, the nature of the private banking business and the profile of the clientele make this challenging. An all-inclusive, cross-platform app for private banking can provide more visibility into customers' and banks' needs and potentially become the primary channel for private banking, rather than merely an add-on.
Travel Planning 2020: The Journey Toward Market Prosperity
By harnessing Code Halo thinking, travel and hospitality companies can transform their business models by offering an automated and customized trip planning experience, ushering in a new era for the travel industry.
Supply Chain Management of Locally-Grown Organic Food: A Leap Toward Sustainable Development
With the organic food market growing rapidly worldwide, supply chain issues loom large in farmers' ability to provide organic produce and meats. Some key issues include accountability and traceability, reducing time to market, controlling food mileage, better integration of supply chains with small farms as well as industrial organics and enhancing value delivery networks and value chains.
Reverse Logistics: The Way Forward (Part 1 of 2)
Although reverse logistics is often overlooked, retailers that master this discipline can gain competitive differentiation and turn the tables on pure-play e-commerce goliaths.
Reverse Logistics: The Way Forward (Part 2 of 2)
Although reverse logistics is often overlooked, retailers that master this discipline can gain competitive differentiation and turn the tables on pure-play e-commerce goliaths.
 

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