Target Operating Model Design: How and Why to Prepare Your Bank for Your Next Acquisition

Target Operating Model Design: How and Why to Prepare Your Bank for Your Next Acquisition

Integrating two banks can a time-consuming, expensive, and demanding process, which is why it’s important to plan early and comprehensively. It’s common for banks to experience missteps leading up to and following an integration, which can result in poor experiences for customers and employees – at worst, resulting in unwanted attrition of customers and employees.…

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2018 AFP Conference: Will Banks Have Evolved Their Treasury Management Messaging to Reflect ‘Easy?’

2018 AFP Conference: Will Banks Have Evolved Their Treasury Management Messaging to Reflect ‘Easy?’

Treasury management customers have been expressing their need for an easier customer experience with their banks. Our 2018 research with corporate practitioners supports this conclusion, defining 10 criteria for being an easy bank to work with: While easy doesn’t drive bank selection, easier banking absolutely drives subsequent relationship growth. Business grows when the bank is easy and...

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On My Mind: Core Systems, Security, and Innovation

On My Mind: Core Systems, Security, and Innovation

As we begin to wrap up this year, I’ve been reflecting on how we drive value to our clients. We believe strong, efficiently run and maintained core systems are the foundation on which businesses endures, grows, and innovates. We believe we provide value to our managed services clients by running these platforms well, so our clients can be better positioned to achieve and exceed their business...

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Change is at the Heart of Digital, And the First Mile of Your Journey

Change is at the Heart of Digital, And the First Mile of Your Journey

This week West Monroe Partners released our signature research on an important topic, Digital Leadership. Surveying and curating insights from 407 business leaders on sixteen different elements of digital maturity, this report highlights key characteristics of digitally mature organizations seeking to increase revenue, growth, and profits in today’s dynamic markets.…

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A Step Outside of Comfort and Into the Growth Zone: Compass Community Event

A Step Outside of Comfort and Into the Growth Zone: Compass Community Event

October is LGBT History Month, a time to honor the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered leaders. This month, I’m taking time to reflect on a campus event I was asked to attend at my alma mater by our recruiting team. Easy enough, right? Go back to my old stomping grounds, meet some students, talk about my post-grad life at West Monroe, enjoy some free food, and call it a...

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How Microsoft is Modernizing the Digital Workplace – Insights from the Ignite 2018 Conference

How Microsoft is Modernizing the Digital Workplace – Insights from the Ignite 2018 Conference

I recently attended the Microsoft Ignite conference where I spent my time attending sessions around Office 365, SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive for Business. There was no shortage of announcements around the advancements Microsoft is making in the modern digital workplace with Office 365. We are seeing significant improvements across collaboration, process automation, intranet and all-employee...

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4 Ways to Invest in your Talent Acquisition Function to Succeed in a Candidate-Driven Market

4 Ways to Invest in your Talent Acquisition Function to Succeed in a Candidate-Driven Market

In today’s business climate, attracting and winning top talent has never been more difficult. Unemployment is at an all-time low, and the most recent ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Survey found that 38 percent of employers are having difficulty filling jobs with a reduced number of applicants per requisition. Here are four ways your organization can invest in your Talent Acquisition function...

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Distribution and Transmission Operators Address DER Interconnection Opportunities

Distribution and Transmission Operators Address DER Interconnection Opportunities

Key Learnings from the EUCI Conference: Optimizing the Interconnection Process for Renewables & Storage Over the summer, West Monroe co-sponsored EUCI’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Interconnection conference in Philadelphia. Multiple leaders of the DER interconnection process at major utilities, including PECO, Ameren, and BGE, presented their experiences managing a process with...

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How Utilities Can Attract Workers from Silicon Valley

How Utilities Can Attract Workers from Silicon Valley

Utility executives looking to recruit the smartest engineering graduates have lots to offer: Tens of billions of dollars of fresh investment pouring into grid modernization and sustainability projects, cutting-edge communications technology, and creating state of the art big data platforms and using machine learning to create insights to improve reliability and increase efficiencies.…

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