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Overcoming Complex COLI/BOLI Sales Cycles

Overcoming Complex COLI/BOLI Sales Cycles

A fully integrated, cloud-based system that offers carriers, brokers/consultants and end customers a suite of best-in-class tools and services is essential in this highly complex and specialized space. Though these tools and services are designed to provide the best possible user experience for all involved, they also serve as invaluable selling points, simplifying the complex COLI/BOLI sales cycle.

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Benchmarking tools for Training Effectiveness and suggesting the best practices in a leading Conglomerate in India

Benchmarking tools for Training Effectiveness and suggesting the best practices in a leading Conglomerate in India

research arises because there is partial understanding of tools available for training effectiveness externally. The company needed to have data-based research of tools from the best in class companies to be inculcated in rnal and external practices The research explored the Kirkpatrick model which is the most applied model for measuring training effectiveness. During the 1950s, University of Wisconsin Professor Donald Kirkpatrick developed the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model for evaluating training. With a simple, 4- level approach, this is one of the most successful models that helps you measure the effectiveness of customized corporate training program. Here are the four levels of measurement and
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Achieving World Class Source to Settlement Through Best Practices

Achieving World Class Source to Settlement Through Best Practices

eliminated or outsourced. By contrast, the ratio of managers to staff at average companies remained consistent through 2002. At leading-edge companies, the elimination of low-value activities is permitting the development of a new breed of purchasing professional, the procurement information architect, who applies empirical data-gathering skills and analytical tools to improve planning and policy making, negotiation, supplier evaluation, inventory control and related areas. As their influence expands beyond ensuring the routine flow of materials, supplies and services required to operate the organization, they are increasingly recognized as part of the executive management team, particularly in the manufacturing sector.
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Online Learning in Engineering Graphics Courses: Research, Tools, and Best Practices

Online Learning in Engineering Graphics Courses: Research, Tools, and Best Practices

Howell describes an experience modifying an introductory engineering graphics course at Lawrence Technological University to accommodate a student studying overseas. One of his students had the opportunity to study at a university in Stuttgart, Germany during the fall 2003 semester. This created a problem because she had to take his engineering graphics course during the same semester. His solution involved using Blackboard for asynchronous activities for the entire class (posting assignments and giving exams) and using Gradepoint for synchronous instruction for the student in Germany (CAD demonstrations and real-time discussions). He concluded that engineering graphics courses do not lend themselves easily to an online format since they require CAD software demonstrations with graphics intensive programs. They also require some interaction with a knowledgeable instructor to answer questions and provide accurate feedback. The distance education format requires that the student and the instructor be motivated to learn new technologies. The course can be as successful as a face-to-face format, however, instructors may become overwhelmed with a large class because of the time required to respond to students online [11].
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Best-in-Class, Hosted Payroll Outsourcing for Large Employers

Best-in-Class, Hosted Payroll Outsourcing for Large Employers

Comprehensive security measures are built into ADP PayForce’s solution, keeping your data safe from unauthorized access. At the application level users input their single sign-on and password, and data is secured through all levels of the system, including the reporting tools. Application-level security also includes a “three-strikes-you’re-out” log-on safety feature. User access is controlled by management, so only those with authorization can view employee data.

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Additional Tools for a World-Class ERP Infrastructure

Additional Tools for a World-Class ERP Infrastructure

Infrastructure management tools that represent Gartner best practices have a very high impact on the operational efficiency of the operations team, enable the team to be highly proactive and/or enable the team to deliver an exemplary level of customer service. These Gartner best-practice attributes are required to build and operate ERP infrastructures that are considered world-class. Use Table 1 as a guide to planning your investments in ERP infrastructure management tools. These investments will lower the cost of ownership of the ERP infrastructure, and will improve its overall performance and availability. This is significant for enterprises that intend to deploy multiple business applications or instances from the vendor's suite, because this will multiply the number of technology components (e.g., servers) required in the ERP infrastructure. All these servers, storage media and other infrastructure components must integrate and be managed as one entity.
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SEPTEMBER Becoming a World-Class Supplier in Aerospace : Prerequisites and Best Practices

SEPTEMBER Becoming a World-Class Supplier in Aerospace : Prerequisites and Best Practices

The Working Group has created two tools to help manufacturers and suppliers of specialized services for Québec’s aerospace sector to better respond to the needs and expectations of local and international OEMs and to develop the necessary competencies to become a world-class supplier.

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Staying Afl oat in a Sea of Social Media

Staying Afl oat in a Sea of Social Media

The goal should be establishment of a strong relationship management platform, combining best-in-class media research, monitoring and evaluation of issues being aired by bloggers and in other social-media venues. CisionPoint, with its integrated media database, monitoring and evaluation modules, is one such platform. It contains critical information, updated continuously, on thousands of blogs and social media outlets, and includes tools to identify the most important blogs and monitor ongoing conversations. This information includes who runs the blog or site and their interests, background and credibility with your target audiences.
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Towards realizing best-in-class civil aviation strategy scenarios

Towards realizing best-in-class civil aviation strategy scenarios

To ensure effectiveness, best-fit civil aviation strategies should serve as resource optimization tools to align resources to serve air transport priority objectives; such as ensuring connectivity and promoting social and economic welfare of nations. Best-in-class civil aviation strategy scenarios demonstrate the link between resource requirements and industry performance. Such scenarios develop the roadmap to best-use the available resources and upgrade the scarce ones that are needed to bridge performance gaps and improve industry outputs. Hence it becomes relevant to use an efficiency estimation technique to identify the countries which are able to produce the maximum level of air transport industry output with given available macro- environment input resources. This section discusses the theoretical assumptions of the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method used for estimating air transport sector efficiency on national level through measuring the maximum potential output for a given set of inputs through application on country-level data of 52 countries here referred to as Decision Making Units (DMUs).
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Fraud data interrogation tools: COMPARING BEST SOFTWARE FOR FRAUD EXAMINATIONS

Fraud data interrogation tools: COMPARING BEST SOFTWARE FOR FRAUD EXAMINATIONS

On the remote access front, IDEA has one of the best solutions in its IDEA Server product that provides a Web interface to a data processing server on which the software is loaded. The fraud examiner can perform data analysis with any computer that has a browser so you don’t have to carry the software and don’t have to have the most recent version loaded. It’s all handled on the server back at the office. All other products can be accessed via the Web but require remote access software. Regardless which approach is taken, a Virtual Private Network connection generally would be required to ensure the secure process- ing of data over the Internet.
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Switching Between Tools in Complex Applications

Switching Between Tools in Complex Applications

Activity theory maintains that experienced users move unconsciously from step to step in a learned process until a problem (contradiction) intrudes, at which point the user is open to change and improvement of the process. Suchman and others suggest that step choices are “situated”, that is, based on factors in the current problem state. Tension between these views remains because neither has been tested to determine the extent and actual conditions of its validity. Klein (1999), in a series of detailed interview studies of situated decisions and actions, gives evidence that the situation driven thinking described by Suchman is typically evoked by emergency or crisis situations (contradictions that cause process breakdowns). Klein’s detailed study, drawing from many subjects engaged in widely different complex tasks, suggests that these two stances may be the same underlying behavior observed under different conditions. The question of whether the “layered task execution choices” (Wild, Johnson, & Johnson, 2004) of this planning, monitoring, and decision making work can be supported, at least in part, by a user interface has also not been systematically tested. If transitions are marked and measured, their effects can be separated from the effects of the tools, and both can be studied in the context of complex tasks. The framework and vocabulary used by activity theory to describe how workflows change over time with experience provides a workable starting place. The issue of tool switching needs this depth of information to drive the design of better tools and toolkits. Theoretical formulations of complex tasks
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WSN BASED SENSING MODEL FOR SMART CROWD MOVEMENT WITH IDENTIFICATION: AN 
EXTENDED STUDY

WSN BASED SENSING MODEL FOR SMART CROWD MOVEMENT WITH IDENTIFICATION: AN EXTENDED STUDY

1137 These results demonstrate that the PSNR and CC for rule 33 of Class 1, rule 31 of Class 2, rule 225 of Class 3 and rule 135 of Class 4 are the best rules from each class, which confirms that 2D Group Rules is the best method for encryption in terms of encryption effectiveness and quality. These rules show that there the correlation between the two adjacent cell values, in the encrypted images, is negligible. Hence, the results show that the proposed rules have good permutation and substitution properties.
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An Evaluation of Information Extraction Tools for Identifying Health Claims in News Headlines

An Evaluation of Information Extraction Tools for Identifying Health Claims in News Headlines

This study aims for using NLP techniques to identify inaccuracy in health news reporting. The re- sulting tools may be used for monitoring the quality of health news and providing training examples for journalists and readers. To achieve this ultimate goal, we propose a two-step solution: first extract the health claims in news stories and then verify these claims against reliable sources, such as original re- search publications. In this study we focus on the first step to extract health claims from news headlines, because headlines serve the role of attracting readers to click and read the whole story (NPR, 2018), and thus the inaccuracies in headlines may be more consequential than those in the main stories.
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Tools and best practices for retrotransposon analysis using high-throughput sequencing data

Tools and best practices for retrotransposon analysis using high-throughput sequencing data

Some tools were developed to quantify TEs within se- quencing data. TEtools uses TE annotation to create Bow- tie2 index and performs mapping by reporting randomly one position [13, 14]. RepEnrich recommends performing the mapping with Bowtie to retrieve unique alignments [15, 16]. It enables quantifying unique reads emanating from specific families (referred to repEnrich Unique in this study) and the total number of reads, unique and multiple, mapped to each TE family (repEnrich Total). The repEn- rich Fractional method counts reads that map to a single TE family and assigns multi-mapped reads to correspond- ing families using a fractional value 1/n, where n is the number of TE families the read maps to. SQuIRE [17] al- lows quantifying TE single copies and families performing the alignment with STAR [18] and using an iterative method to assign multi-mapped reads (SQuIRE). Finally, TEtranscripts [19] advises to generate BAM files with the STAR mapper, and performs TE quantification using only uniquely-mapped reads (TEtranscripts Unique), or using multi-mapped reads with an iterative method (TEtran- scripts Multiple).
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AE 1.4 Learn It! Share It! Using a Variety of Tools for Sharing Best Practices

AE 1.4 Learn It! Share It! Using a Variety of Tools for Sharing Best Practices

Learning to Share, Sharing to learn: Fostering Organizational Learning. Through Teachers’ dissemination of Knowledge[r]

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Sustainability Strategy, Leadership & Management

Sustainability Strategy, Leadership & Management

To explore the role of business in society and how this relates to company’s accountability and performance. It will offer tools and techniques to create and implement responsible business best practices across cultures and borders.

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Selection of environment friendly materials through value management: An integrated process model

Selection of environment friendly materials through value management: An integrated process model

One of the tools to measure environment sustainability of materials is green labeling. It is embedded with most significant environment sustainable criteria. By considering these criteria the green points are allocated. Element is taken as the simple arithmetic sum of the each individual materials which builds up the element. But there are several environmental impacts to be considered, when the constituting materials are compiled together to form an element and these impacts are difficult to quantify. Therefore green star is focused on the direct impacts encountered through the individual materials.
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Customer centricity across the digital landscape: Models and best in class examples

Customer centricity across the digital landscape: Models and best in class examples

Inside----out & Outside out & Outside out & Outside----in approach out & Outside in approach in approach in approach 4 LEVELS TO ACHIEVE CUSTOMER CENTRICITY.. • A shift f[r]

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Analytical sensitivity of current best in class malaria rapid diagnostic tests

Analytical sensitivity of current best in class malaria rapid diagnostic tests

In this study, the analytical sensitivity of 13 malaria RDTs classified amongst the best performing products accord- ing to the results of the WHO–FIND product testing programme is reported [8]. A number of factors directly influence the performance of RDTs, including the anti- body characteristics and stability, the antibody immobi- lization technique, the nitrocellulose type and treatment. The values reported here are expressed in target analyte concentration and not parasite density to provide a direct measurement of the limit of detection of current best RDTs. While blood stage malaria infections are normally characterized by a parasitaemia expressed typically in percentage of parasitized red blood cells or in parasites detected per µL of blood, this value is less appropriate for RDTs since these are not detecting parasites them- selves but amounts of target analyte produced by these parasites.
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ONLINE COURSES: A Threat to the Class Room Oriented Engineering Education?

ONLINE COURSES: A Threat to the Class Room Oriented Engineering Education?

Class lectures can be recorded and uploaded on course pages. Also instead of homeworks, classroom work can be given to students so that they can work under the direct supervision of an instructor. This enables the students to ask questions and get into discussions. Also, communication can happen through internet via email, social media and internet video chatrooms.

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