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Jan 27, 2020

Front-end digitization: The first step in your digital transformation journey

In my last blog, I talked about digital transformation versus intelligent automation, and why it’s an “and” not an “or.” I also discussed the steps required for a successful digital transformation.

Jan 13, 2020

Digital Transformation vs. Intelligent Automation: Why it’s an “and,” not an “or”

By definition, digital transformation takes place when business processes are brought together and aligned with contemporary automation technology across an organization. Workflows become more streamlined, faster, optimized and less risky. That means tasks aren’t siloed, department-specific or done manually any longer. 

Dec 20, 2019

Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020—A summary and view from SS&C Retirement Solutions

President Trump signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 (FCAA).  While the FCAA contains a number of important spending provisions necessary to keep the federal government from shutting down, it also contains the most comprehensive retirement reform since the Pension Protection Act of 2006. 

Dec 12, 2019

Putting the super back into super funds

Australia’s superannuation system is one of the most successful in the world. Not only is it the fourth largest in the world, but it has the highest rate of return in the OECD. Despite this success, many of the country’s super funds face significant threats to their viability, including poor returns, inefficient operations, inability to scale, excessive fees and an overreliance on revenue from inactive accounts.

 

Dec 2, 2019

How to meet higher customer expectations through digital transformation

There’s a lot of talk about digital transformation and how firms across a number of industries, including insurance, can use it to optimize their operations and cut costs.

Nov 18, 2019

The impact of low automation, value drivers & risk factors on digital transformation investment

The root causes of low automation explain the lag in many financial organizations’ decisions to implement end-to-end automation. One of the primary drivers of low automation—fragmented data—is a direct result of a splintering within the financial services industry.

Nov 5, 2019

How to optimize participant outcomes and why it matters in the retirement industry

Retirement plans are under increasing regulatory pressure to achieve positive outcomes for their participants. At the same time, competitive pressures continue to escalate, making it increasingly difficult for providers to evolve their business, achieve greater profitability, and deliver optimal customer experiences.        

Nov 4, 2019

The four building blocks of digital transformation

Digital transformation is more than a few one-off enhancements for a business—it’s an evolution through constant change and business realignment. Businesses that introduce technologies like artificial intelligence and process automation will enjoy a competitive edge in keeping up with trends.

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