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    Report 02.24.2020

    Electronic invoicing: a chance for change

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    Electronic invoicing presents a great opportunity for Italy: digitalize the industrial heart, starting with the relationships between business partners. However, this will only be possible if companies can start to recognize the benefits of this “forced digitalization” and if they understand how to extend it to other processes.
    Observatory Digital B2b
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    Infographics 12.13.2019

    Welcome to the Supply Chain Finance collaborative arena

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    The Italian Supply Chain Finance market is one of the biggest in Europe: how can financiers serve an interesting sector such as that of SMBs? What role does technology play in this environment?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 11.26.2019

    Welcome to the Supply Chain Finance collaborative arena

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    Collaborations between banks, technology providers, trade associations, logistics providers and fintech companies are multiplying, new technologies are spreading, such as Blockchain, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence and the use of innovative solutions is gaining in strength. In Italy, Supply Chain Finance - the set of working capital financing solutions that can leverage the role of companies within the supply chain - is now a well-established ecosystem that involves many players, offers concrete opportunities for financing companies and is also becoming accessible to SMBs.
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 09.12.2018

    People 4.0: staying ahead to avoid falling behind

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    HR Management is increasingly aware of the ongoing digital transformation and yet there is a frequent lack of structured strategies to sustain this change, strategies formulated by building on the business plan, in order to develop skills, roles and leadership styles (People Strategy). The road still seems long, and challenging times await HR Management over the next few years: to help people adapt to a professional world which is changing as fast as digital technology itself.
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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    Report 07.16.2018

    Supply Chain Finance: towards new perspectives

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    Despite the economic upturn, Italy still has the dubious honour of having the largest potential market for Supply Chain Finance in Europe. How is the market (potential and served) for SCF solutions evolving in Italy and in Europe? What business models do the new startups in the sector use? How can new players, such as logistics service providers, find business opportunities in SCF? What is the evolutionary outlook for SCF, considering the impact of digital innovation?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 05.16.2018

    People 4.0: staying ahead to avoid falling behind

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    The world is changing. New technology trends such as Artificial Intelligence and Analytics have an increasing impact on the business world and on people’s daily life. Is the HR department ready to face these challenges? What is it doing to support the organization in facing the digital transformation? Is it rethinking its competences and people development and management processes to make them adequate to the changes introduced by digital technology?
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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    Infographics 03.15.2018

    Supply Chain Finance: towards new perspectives

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    There are new, innovative solutions appearing on the market, how do I choose the best one for my business? What role do new participants, such as logistics service providers, play? Technology for SCF: is it an enabler, or a strategic component? What are the current trends, in what directions are things evolving?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 01.22.2018

    Building an organisation for the future starting from people: the role of the HR Department in digital transformation

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    Digital transformation is entering into every area of people’s lives, changing how we live, learn, work and interact. It is a proper revolution, where digital innovation is calling the shots, changing the rules of the workplace and provoking an increasingly burning debate about their medium-long term implications for employment. The events taking place can be seen as a perfect storm, a driving force that is compelling organisations to innovate by putting practices and processes into discussion. The function of the HR Director is evolving within this landscape, taking on the increasingly important role of enabling the development and sourcing of key skills for organisations (digital or not) and of guiding the process of change.
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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    Infographics 01.15.2018

    Building an organisation for the future starting from people: the role of the HR Department in digital transformation

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    The HR Department has a leading part to play in supporting organisations in the changes needed for the process of digital transformation, and to do so, the skills and the processes typical of the department must be adapted.
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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    Infographics 11.28.2017

    Digital b2b: the basis for a digital Italy

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    The time has come to go beyond single project “silos”-type digitalisation, or single company, “monad”-type, digitalisation, to concentrate on a truly integrated digital ecosystem, “Digital B2B”, laying sound foundations for digital transformation within Italy.
    Observatory Digital B2b
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    Report 11.28.2017

    Digital B2b: the basis for a digital italy

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    Compared to 2015, 20% of companies are using digital instruments for B2B business in Italy, with numbers more than doubling in the five years between 2011 and 2016, from 50 thousand up to 120 thousand. Over half of the large companies (with at least 250 employees) and over one quarter of SMEs (with between 10 and 249 employees) use B2B e-commerce tools, for a value of about 310 billion euros in 2016 on a total of business transactions worth 2.2 trillion euros.
    Observatory Digital B2b
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    Report 11.03.2017

    Healthcare - trying to keep up with digital citizens

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    Digital healthcare has finally become a priority for Government, the Ministry of Health and the Regions. However, the implementation time of national and regional initiatives appears much too long and the risk is that they are not in line with the high speed and dynamicity at which patients and citizens’ needs are evolving. To avoid squandering the limited resources available it is necessary to act urgently, promoting the spread of digital solutions and services that take into consideration the actual requirements of doctors and patients and fully leverage the opportunities offered by available technologies.
    Observatory Digital Innovation in Health Care
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    Report 09.22.2017

    Supply Chain Finance: tomorrow is already here!

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    The Italian context appears to be extremely attractive for the Supply Chain Finance market, especially due to the outstanding amount of working capital of Italian companies. However, some elements of investigation are necessary. Who are different actors that are entering this world? Which are their business models? Which are the costs and benefits of SCF solutions? How does a company choose the best solution for their suppliers? Which are the different sources of information that need to be taken into account when implementing a SCF solution?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 08.31.2017

    Healthcare – trying to keep up with digital citizens

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    The progress of digital innovation in Italian Healthcare is still slow, but citizens and doctors are not sitting back watching.
    Observatory Digital Innovation in Health Care
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    Infographics 07.20.2017

    Supply Chain Finance: Tomorrow is already here!

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    What is the value of the Net Operating Working Capital of Italian companies? How is it broken down? What is the cash to cash value of Italian companies? What is it composed of? What does it look like when compared to the European situation? What is the Value of the SCF potential and served markets? What approach do startups have to SCF?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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