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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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    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 02.04.2019

    Smart Working: keep this revolution going

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    One year after approval of the law on Smart Working, the Report takes stock of the situation as regards the spread of Smart Working initiatives in private and public organisations in Italy. Research results and debates with the players involved are leveraged to conduct an in-depth examination on how Smart Working is changing the face of company facilities, its links with digital innovation, and the effects on productivity, people motivation, and satisfaction.
    Observatory Smart Working
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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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    Report 04.13.2018

    New Ways of Working: Taking Stock of Smart Working in Europe

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    Smart Working is a topic of interest not just in Italy, but internationally. Looking beyond Italian borders, we see that the concept is present, albeit with different names, characteristics and levels of maturity in many European countries. Indeed, the European Parliament “supports smart working” (Resolution of 13 September 2016, General Principle no. 48). The most pioneering countries in Europe in the field of Smart Working include Great Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium, with examples of Smart Working initiatives in both the private and public sectors.
    Observatory Smart Working
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    Report 02.27.2018

    Smart Working: below the tip of the iceberg

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    During 2017 the law on Smart Working was approved and more and more companies are experimenting with Smart Working, among the public sector and SME sas well, although in a different shape and form than in large businesses.
    Observatory Smart Working
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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 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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    Report 03.30.2017

    Smart Working in Italy

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    2016 has been a pivotal year for Smart Working in Italy: in addition to the growing spread and maturity of initiatives, there has been an increasingly expanding awareness also at institutional level and today we estimate approximately 250,000 Smart Workers.
    Observatory Smart Working
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    Report 12.20.2016

    Digital Transformation: B2b… or not to be

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    The Digitalization of companies can bring multiple benefits, not only to single organizations, but to the entire Country System. B2b, namely the combination of intercompany processes supported by digital technologies that characterize the typical “client-supplier” relationship, represents the select scope to implement this process. Innovation possibilities are, in fact, plenty for businesses that, however, are still a long way from being real “digital organizations”.
    Observatory Digital B2b
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    Report 09.22.2016

    Supply chain finance: opportunities in the Italian market?

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    A big gap exists between the real world of business and financial word and this is an issue especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEBs), looking for new liquidity and credit access opportunities. But which are the main existing Supply Chain Finance solutions? What is the real value of the Supply Chain Finance market in Italy? Who are the main providers and how is the Italian situation compared to other countries?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 03.02.2016

    New ways of working: a snapshot of Smart Working

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    Smart working is permeating through Italy, especially in large companies, 48% of which state that they have already introduced this practice, or expect to do soon in the short term. The policy is much rarer among SMEs, exercised in only 5% of these smaller companies. Local public authorities and central government are driving its introduction. The danger, however, is that smart working is brought in only because it is a hot topic, with the result that the implementation is superficial and nothing like the true concept.
    Observatory Smart Working
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    Report 07.15.2015

    Digital Innovation in business after Electronic Invoicing to the P.A.

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    Using electronic invoicing for public authorities has helped in clarifying the situation on the digital front. The offer in this field is wide, diverse and layered. The potential benefits (in both monetary and non-monetary terms) of using digital solutions are both tangible and significant. Alongside the opportunities for simplifying the procedures that are materialising are the incentives put in place by the legislator to open the way to B2B electronic invoicing. It is now up the companies to make their move. 
    Observatory Digital B2b
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