Five Steps to Designing a Fully Optimized Enterprise Architecture

The enterprise architect must, despite all the technical complexities and challenges, remain outcome focused; rarely are stakeholders interested in the science behind the processes, but rather they are happy to trust their experts. It is simply the results that matter. This requires measurable deliverables and milestones that tangibly demonstrate our progress in an easily digestible format. Working in iterations architects can develop and target a set of goals, tied to key business outcomes.

Throughout the evolution of your EA practice, keep in mind it is a journey and not a destination. By making use of a maturity model, you drill deeper into each iterative step, understanding what it looks like and how to move towards fully optimized enterprise architecture. The Orbus Software Enterprise Architecture Maturity Assessment demonstrates where your organization currently sits, and provides a platform for you to benchmark against competitors, and industry standards. You are able to use the assessment as a way to develop your EA practice to meet the demands of the digital age.

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Financial Services: Rapid Adaptation to the Unforeseen Requires Enterprise Architecture

At this point, it almost goes without saying that the global pandemic completely upended the idea that companies could be prepared for anything. No amount of 5 year plans or cautious growth can help when your whole business is forced to close or all your workers stay at home. Organizations that survived and even thrived were those that were able to adapt their business models along with the supporting technology. The only preparation that proved valuable was being prepared to move quickly.

Adaptability is an easy gospel to preach for nimble startups and agile tech firms, but for banks and financial services companies you might as well start speaking Hungarian. Even if institutions can get a grip on the blockchain or can define DeFi, there are still huge regulatory barriers to everything a company tries to do.

This eBook will look at 4 major challenges facing financial services firms in the near future, and the potential solutions that can be delivered.

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Accelerating Patient Payments

Patient A/R is an ever-increasing focus for many practices. Deductibles alone have changed the game as they've ballooned over 200% in the last decade. You can't guarantee payment, but you can improve your patient financial experience and (in turn) collect more, faster. We'll discuss the following strategies to accelerate your cash:

  • Introducing the financial component earlier in the revenue cycle.
  • Communicating with patients through modern platforms.
  • And digitizing payment channels.

By increasing patient financial transparency you'll not only accelerate payments and collect more, you'll also improve the patient experience. This will lead to a happier patient base, a broader referral network, lower A/R, fewer balances going to collections, and a highly efficient team focused on outstanding balances.

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The ROI of Proper Denials Management and Prevention

Sixty-nine percent of industry leaders reported an increase in denials in 2021—a 13% increase, on average, from last year. It’s no surprise denials have increased with the problems you have to tackle such as a lack of RCM team resources, high rates of attrition, an increasing backlog, and use of substandard technology. In our upcoming webinar, we’ll discuss how to properly manage your denials through the following strategies:

  • Capture the low hanging fruit of revenue leakage.
  • Identify the root cause and eliminate costly back-end work.
  • Improve your revenue cycle process to reduce the error rates.

By improving how your team handles denials, you can not only fix your current denials and get your practice the revenue it deserves, but also prevent them from happening in the first place. You can make 2022 one of your best revenue years, yet!

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Breaking Down the No Surprises Act

The "No Surprises Act" went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. This new legislation addresses medical billing issues at the federal level and establishes transparency and patient protections against surprise medical bills.

In our webinar, we'll discuss everything you need to know about the new law such as:

  • Understanding what it entails and why
  • Advice on compliance*
  • Easy-to-use solutions

By the end of this session, you will have a better understanding of what the No Surprises Act entails, advice on how to stay compliant, and easy-to-use solutions to save you time.

* Not legally binding

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Building Your Data Fabric with DataOps for Dummies

What is a data fabric and why should you be interested in it? If you have IT folks who are responsible for making all of your IT operate smoothly while meeting your business needs, you need a data fabric.

Download this whitepaper to learn how to design and build a data fabric architecture that works for you.

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451 Research: DataOps and the Evolution of Data Governance

Organizations are under pressure to maximize value from data, while also facing new regulatory and privacy restrictions. There is a need to align business objectives in order to accelerate data-driven outcomes, and attitudes toward data governance are evolving – ultimately viewing it as an enabler of business value.

Read this excerpt from 451 Research’s report “DataOps and the Evolution of Data Governance” to learn more about the latest trends.

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O’Reilly – Data Governance: The Definitive Guide

Through good data governance, you can inspire customer trust, enable your organization to identify business efficiencies, generate, more competitive offerings, and improve customer experience.

In this book, you will learn:

  • Data governance strategies addressing people, processes, and tools
  • Benefits and challenges of a cloud-based data governance approach
  • How data governance is conducted from ingest to preparation and use
  • And much more!
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How to Modernize Hadoop in Three Steps

Modernizing your Hadoop technology will help reduce the cost and size of existing data lakes, improve the customer experience by understanding existing data and identify which data should move to object storage versus the cloud.

Download this eBook to learn how to modernize Hadoop in three steps.

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Microsoft Office 365 License Optimization Report

To thrive in today’s highly competitive business climate, organizations must continue to leverage their cloud-based apps and services to their full potential.

With 40% of enterprise organizations mismanaging their O365 licenses - most IT teams need to devote more time and resources to better understand the dynamic licensing needs of their organizations.

Download the full report and see how enterprises are taking back control of their cloud budgets and reaping the full value of their M365 licenses.

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LogMeIn Case Study

LogMeIn was looking for a new partner to help them seamlessly handle a consistently growing invoice count and integrate with NetSuite. Their current partner had a static solution with no new releases or updates, and the team at LogMeIn wasn’t even sure whom to contact when they had questions or needed support.

The added challenge that Covid-19 brought was the shift many businesses had to make to handling all invoicing electronically. From 2019 to 2020, LogMeIn experienced a 26% increase in the number of invoices they are handling monthly.

The LogMeIn team decided to partner with YayPay by Quadient to manage their credit-to-cash process based on several factors:

YayPay has a commitment to continuous improvement, so there have been frequent updates and releases to add value to the product on a regular basis.

YayPay has a seamless integration with NetSuite, creating a more powerful solution for managing AR.

The YayPay product team was open about sharing the product roadmap and receiving ideas and feedback from LogMeIn about how their needs could be better met.

The user interface and customer portal were far friendlier and easier to use than the interface they had been working with prior.

Learn more about how YayPay helped LogMeIn streamline their AR workflow, download the case study!

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Become A Revenue Hero: Credit 2 Cash

Accounts receivable (AR) is central to your business health, yet still suffers through manual processes, siloed data repositories, and general inefficiency. But you can change that. You can be a Revenue Hero.

In this Credit to Cash primer, see how you can apply data management, automation, and transparency to your process in order to increase cash flow, customer satisfaction, and employee satisfaction. Be the Revenue Hero and make an impact today.


  • Tips for optimizing your AR processes for greater productivity - and reducing headaches
  • How automation drives higher cash flow and maximizes efficiency
  • Why a self-service portal is critical to your customer happiness metric
  • How to manage collections in a way that improves customer loyalty
  • Why predictive analytics is a must-have for better forecasting
  • And much more that covers the full credit-to-cash process!

Download the full eBook today!

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Preparing Your Business for Global Growth: Streamlining Cross-Border Tax Compliance

As consumers have shifted toward digital engagement with brands and retailers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunity to expand and reach customers globally has never been bigger. But as you build your strategy for international growth, one of the biggest challenges you will face is ensuring compliance with the many tax and regulatory requirements of the countries and regions where you will be doing business.

Depending upon your business model and plans for expansion, there are a variety of tax and compliance requirements that you will have to comply with – from Value Added Tax to trademark tax, import and export taxes, etc. And while Oracle applications offer some capabilities to help address these requirements, without the right strategy and tools, cross-border tax compliance can become very difficult and costly to manage.

In this webcast, learn about best practices and insights that organizations can use to streamline global tax determination and compliance, including:

  • The current global tax and regulatory landscape and what you need to know to ensure cross-border tax compliance.
  • How to extend the capabilities of your Oracle applications with Vertex tax solutions to reduce manual processes, streamline tax determination and reduce risk.
  • Case studies, metrics, and shared learning from peers.

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State of Accounts Payable Today

A study of 600 finance workers found that 76% of accounting teams, with automated AP, report increased productivity and less overtime.

Invoice approval delays, document management and late vendor payments surfaced as the main AP challenges. This directly impacted the work-life balance of accountants, forcing many to work an extra 10 hours per week.

Download this research to find out:

  • How 76 % of finance professionals have increased productivity and reduced overtime
  • How to eliminate late payments for good
  • How Beanworks improves approvals, payments and AP data access
  • How to prevent vendor fraud and expense abuse that 60 % of businesses experienced this year

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The Future of Tax is in the Cloud

The cloud computing market is booming, with Gartner projecting the industry to exceed $331 billion by 2022. That’s no surprise considering the benefits include cutting costs, improving data quality, increasing security, and ensuring reliability.

Check out these stats, based on a survey of IT professionals, to learn why your organization should upgrade its tax applications or migrate them to the cloud.

Companies that migrate their tax applications to the cloud accelerate digital transformation and experience many benefits:

  • Improved data management
  • Increased process automation
  • Faster access to new functionality
  • Enhanced security
  • Decreased costs
  • Easier implementation

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