Mastering automotive software-launch excellence

McKinsey

Automotive players can crack the code on superior launch performance by reducing complexity and increasing robustness in embedded software development.

Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance

McKinsey

The businesses that are achieving the greatest returns from their software investments are those willing to tackle entrenched cultural and structural barriers.

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Securing software as a service

McKinsey

Here is how SaaS providers can meet the security needs of their enterprise customers. Risk Insights

Software ‘should costing’: A new procurement tool for automotive companies

McKinsey

Analytics-based cost algorithms and agile-inspired methods can help OEMs reduce automotive software costs by up to 30 percent and improve delivery timelines. Advanced Electronics Insights

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Selling Consulting To Fund New Software With David Jenyns: Podcast #121

Consulting Success

Selling Consulting To Fund New Software With David Jenyns: Podcast #121 is a post from: Consulting Success. If you into being a consultant and advisor, you need to know how to provide services to your clients. Our guest for today is business owner and consultant David Jenyns. David started his SEO business fourteen years ago providing done-for-you services to clients in the areas of video production, SEO services, and systems and processes.

Generating Inbound Consulting Leads With Sam Schutte: Podcast #119

Consulting Success

With the help of a software and the right people, you can actually do away with your worries about generating quality inbound consulting leads. Consulting Success Podcast CRM delivering trust discovery offer hiring process Outsourcing Unstoppable Software Inc

The next software disruption: How vendors must adapt to a new era

McKinsey

Over the turbulent past decade, many legacy software players proved to be remarkably resilient. Now they must adopt a new strategic playbook to weather the different challenges ahead. Our Insights

Use this Strategy Software to Track Your Strategic Plan

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

The Problem.

Big software/lousy software

Seth Godin Blog

Software works as a business. Any time someone builds software that works better when others are using it too, the network effect has a chance to kick in. Online, the network effect allows some companies to clear the table, signing up hundreds of millions of users, creating software dynasties. And then, almost always, the software gets lousy. Apple’s software rarely gets significantly improved… Because we don’t have a choice (for now).

Rethinking car software and electronics architecture

McKinsey

As the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven electronics device, the auto industry’s competitive rules are being rewritten. Our Insights

Software-as-a-Catalyst

Strategy+Business

According to this year's Global Innovation 1000 study -- an examination of the 1,000 public companies that spend the most on researching and developing products for their markets -- the world's major innovators are shifting more of their R&D to software and services. The shift is being driven by the supercharged pace of improvement in what software can do, the increasing use of embedded software and sensors in products as varied as power turbines and cars, and rising customer expectations.

Mapping the automotive software-and-electronics landscape through 2030

McKinsey

The market for automotive software and for electrical and electronic components is expected to grow strongly in the next decade. What must companies know to succeed? Automotive & Assembly Insights

Reimagining software services for the cloud and the digital world

McKinsey

Customers expect software firms to do more to help deliver outcomes. Software vendors must therefore evolve their professional-services capabilities to meet the new needs. High Tech Insights

Automotive software and electrical/electronic architecture: Implications for OEMs

McKinsey

Companies must navigate issues around strategy and technology, processes, and organization to keep up as software and electrical/electronic architecture grow more important to mobility. Automotive & Assembly Insights

On paying for software

Seth Godin Blog

The business of software is a bit of a miracle. Properly designed, software isn’t more expensive to create when more people use it. That’s one of the reasons that people hesitate to pay for software. There isn’t a feeling of scarcity, that the store will run out if it’s free… But of course, this overlooks the two-and-a-half essential missing factors: Businesses need money to make the software in the first place.

Taking Agile Way Beyond Software

BCG

Article Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Too often, agile remains confined to software development. But companies that successfully implement agile across their entire enterprise can create an exceptional customer experience and gain an edge over the competition. Article

Bulger Partners – Strategy Consulting for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skillset he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. The software economy relies on the open exchange of ideas, and Bulger Partners has incorporated this mantra into the way its main office is structured. BULGER PARTNERS.

An executive’s guide to software development

McKinsey

This essential capability is a blind spot for many nontech leaders. Our Insights

Business Software Simplicity is Essential

Management and IT Consulting

Based on research with top consulting firms, find out what’s most important to them as they look to automate and run their businesses more efficiently

Advanced analytics in software pricing: Enabling sales to price with confidence

McKinsey

Building advanced analytics such as dynamic deal scoring into the core commercial process helps software sales organizations price smarter, streamline the approval process, and win more deals. High Tech Insights

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisers to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors to the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Bulger Partners – Strategic Advisors for the Software Economy

Management Consulted

Have we got a treat for you today, as we highlight up-and-coming software consulting firm Bulger Partners. Chris brought with him decades of experience advising software and tech clients in the IB world, and found that the skill set he was optimized to serve and consult for the new software economy. Bulger Partners works exclusively with businesses whose primary strategic assets are software and data. The firm touts sector expertise in: Enterprise Software.

Sleeping giant: Europe as a global software competitor

McKinsey

Software has an obvious home in the world of IT, and US tech firms are the most visible. Yet it’s increasingly critical to production and manufacturing—which gives Europe the opportunity to be a global software contender. Our Insights

Five thoughts on software

Seth Godin Blog

Removing features to make software simpler doesn''t always make it better. The network effect , combined with the low marginal cost of software, means that there''s a race to have ''everyone'' use a given piece of software. The argument goes that making software powerful rarely pays off, because most users refuse to take the time to learn how to use it well. It''s entirely possible to find great software that isn''t from a huge company.

From hardware to software: How semiconductor companies can lead a successful transformation

McKinsey

Many semiconductor companies struggle when attempting to transition from hardware to software. How can they improve the process? Our Insights

Can Airtable Democratize Software Development?

Harvard Business

Airtable is creating a new $100 billion market category. Technology Competition Disruptive innovation Audio

Cracking the Code in Private Equity Software Deals

BCG

PE firms must prepare to capitalize on the wave of software companies hitting the buyout market. Software industry expertise is essential for capturing outsized returns. Article Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Article

How Hardware Makers Can Win in the Software World

BCG

As they witness the proliferation of sensors, software, computing power, and connectivity embedded in everything from motor vehicles to home appliances, equipment manufacturers of all kinds are asking an existential question: is it time to stop thinking of themselves primarily as hardware and systems companies and instead to view themselves as providers of software solutions and services? Article Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Will Your Software Help or Hinder Digital Transformation?

BCG

The Boston Consulting Group and CAST, a leader in software analysis and measurement, have established a partnership to help companies address functional, data, and technical complexity in their IT landscape and operations. Functional, data, and technical complexity can be a big barrier to digital transformation—especially for companies that have expanded internationally or by M&A, or evolved over generations of hardware and software advances. Article Monday, May 02, 2016.

5 Benefits of PSA Software for Consulting Firms

Management and IT Consulting

Professional Services Automation software (PSA software) helps to automate processes and streamline functions in a way that addresses some of the top challenges faced by consulting firms, and other professional services firms

Cloud ERP and PSA Software for Services Firms

Management and IT Consulting

Experts, Bob Anderson, VP and Analyst at Gartner Research, and Warren Linscott, VP of Product Strategy and Cloud Operations at Deltek, discuss Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP software) and Professional Services Automation software (PSA software) for Services Firms.

ERP and PSA Software Purpose-built for Services Firms

Management and IT Consulting

and Warren Linscott, Vice President of Product Strategy and Cloud Operations at Deltek, on hot trends in Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP software) and Professional Services Automation software (PSA software) for services firms. Insights from Bob Anderson, Vice-President and Analyst at Gartner Research Inc.,

Symantec Says "Antivirus Software Is Dead"

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal reports Symantec Declares Antivirus Software Dead , turns to minimizing damage from breaches. Symantec Corp (SYMC) invented commercial antivirus software to protect computers from hackers a quarter-century ago. Rather Curious Propositions Symantec has a rather curious proposition that essentially boils down to this: Hire us to learn how to minimize the damage once hackers break through our software.