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The New World of As a Service

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The market is moving toward an As-a-Service delivery model that provides plug-in, scalable, consumption-based business services that deliver the business outcomes that every organization demands—increased revenue or decreased costs. Early movers are at a tremendous advantage, while large incumbents may be at risk if they do not aggressively pursue As-a-Service capabilities.

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The New World of As a Service

  1. 1. The New World of As-a-Service
  2. 2. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 2 The market is moving toward an As-a-Service delivery model that provides plug-in, scalable, consumption- based business services that deliver the business outcomes that every organization demands—increased revenue or decreased costs.
  3. 3. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 3 In a study with HfS Research, 53 percent of senior vice presidents and above see the As-a-Service economy as critical or absolutely critical for their organization. Absolutely critical Critical Significant Insignificant SVP & Up 16% 37% 47%
  4. 4. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 4 The As-a-Service economy is here but it’s catching some businesses off guard. enterprises do not expect their core operations to be delivered As-a-Service for at least 5 years... Most large enterprises are not yet transitioning to As-a-Service. Our research with HfS Research finds: 7 out of 10
  5. 5. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 5 small and medium-size enterprises are more likely to see As-a-Service as critical or absolutely critical for these transformations. Asia Pacific buyers are at least twice as likely to see As-a-Service as critical or absolutely critical. But... And...
  6. 6. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 6 Early movers are at a tremendous advantage. Large incumbents may be at risk if they do not aggressively pursue As-a-Service capabilities.
  7. 7. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 7 As-a-Service key benefits 1. Transforms business services 2. Supports new business models 3. Delivers business outcomes
  8. 8. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 8 As-a-Service comprises a stack of 5 components.
  9. 9. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 9 Business processes Applications and platforms Cloud Security Business processes are optimized by applying industry and functional expertise alongside automation and analytics technologies to drive greater efficiencies and productivity, capture new value and unlock actionable insights that drive faster innovation and deliver business outcomes such as increased revenue and reduced costs. Infrastructure Infrastructure Expertise Analytics
  10. 10. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 10 Business processes Applications and platforms Underpinning every business process is a supporting application or platform. Using new and emerging digital technologies—from robotic process automation to artificial intelligence to SaaS platforms—to standardize, analyze, automate, drive and support business processes, and deliver high-quality data. Cloud Security Infrastructure Infrastructure Expertise Analytics
  11. 11. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 11 Business processes Applications and platforms Cloud Security The connective tissue of the digital business, providing enterprises with the agility to accelerate innovation by enabling them to plug into core business services and scale those services up and down quickly, on demand and at scale. Infrastructure Infrastructure Expertise Analytics
  12. 12. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 12 Business processes Applications and platforms Cloud Security Infrastructure Infrastructure Comprehensive, proactive and adaptive threat protection embedded into the fabric of the digital business at speed and at scale. Expertise Analytics
  13. 13. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 13 Business processes Applications and platforms Cloud Security Infrastructure Infrastructure An intelligent infrastructure that is dynamic, real time, always on and always available, enabling businesses to take advantage of the latest technologies and allowing rapid deployment and provisioning of resources. Expertise Analytics
  14. 14. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 14 Analytics Underpinning the entire stack of capabilities is analytics—descriptive, predictive and prescriptive—embedded in business processes to help companies identify trends and opportunities to streamline processes, innovate and improve competitiveness. Expertise On-demand access to industry, operational and technology acumen across each layer of the “stack.” The combination of forward-thinking leadership with transformational consulting through to operational expertise enables continuous innovation.
  15. 15. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 15 As-a-Service key value levers Unlock greater cost control, faster processing, streamlined processes and a better user experience. If your current mode of service delivery is not hitting these value levers, you’re not yet benefiting from the full power of As-a-Service. Consider this a checklist: Outcome oriented Vendor agnostic Innovation enabled Future protected Plug in Scalable Standardized Consumption based
  16. 16. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 16 As-a-Service success How to achieve As-a-Service transformation Research shows 63 percent of the C-suite versus 21 percent of operations executives expect their services to be cloud based within two years. Change management is critical; be sure the whole business is aware of the overall strategy and buys into it. Be prepared to encounter resistance and manage change Executive leadership will need to be educated about how to buy As-a-Service in a piece-by-piece manner. Learn to buy in new ways 21% 63% C-suite Operations CFO Comfort zone
  17. 17. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 17 As-a-Service success How to achieve As-a-Service transformation Only 1 in 4 buyers are actively addressing their talent shortfall. Success with As-a-Service requires broad and deep expertise across your business. Focus on leadership and talent Currently 70 percent of companies have definitive plans for, or are considering, investments in effective analytics tools and skills. By contrast, only 40 percent are that advanced with their plans for robotic process automation. Blend your analytics and automation strategies to deliver intelligent automation70% 40%
  18. 18. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 18 As-a-Service success How to achieve As-a-Service transformation The best providers are not just transaction engines, but consultants—always looking for ways to advise, identify and drive additional value, re-engineer and even unravel processes, not just incrementally improve them. Build a relationship that drives innovation An As-a-Service model allows you to start small and scale fast in a way that other models don't. Choose a function that is less business critical or a single geography: use that success to build commitment with leadership and middle management. Start small, pilot, pivot, then scale
  19. 19. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 19 • Providing indirect procurement operations and accounts payable processing services • Maintaining its procurement IT system • Automating the source-to-pay process • Migrating the on premise procurement IT platform to an on-demand, cloud-based solution… Deutsche Bank has plunged boldly into the As-a-Service economy Accenture is helping Deutsche Bank transform its procurement operations:
  20. 20. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 20 • 15 percent operational savings in procurement operations • 15 percent operational IT savings post migration • Process automation and the migration to a simpler, standardized, on–demand cloud solution • Greater cost control, faster procurement processing, streamlined transaction processes and an improved user experience Which enables benefits that include:
  21. 21. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 21 • Pay-for-use pricing: costs are fully flexible and services are scalable based on business demand • Modernization of enterprise resource planning and information management platforms • Consolidating and hosting applications in the cloud, managed via the Accenture Cloud Platform Rio Tinto migrates to cloud-based, As-a-Service solution The new information systems and technology delivery model incorporates:
  22. 22. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 22 • Rio Tinto expects to directly benefit from significant cost savings through increased business agility and cost flexibility inherent in cloud services, and from continued lower infrastructure prices in line with cloud economic trends. • The solution is based on a platform for innovation, including a co-located innovation hub in Singapore, and a long-term commitment to partnering. Cloud-based, As-a-Service solution delivers
  23. 23. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 23 As one executive with a global manufacturer recently said: “The pressure is on us to find new ways to create value and demonstrate it to our leadership. Finding cheaper locations is no longer enough. Now we are exploring better automation, more creative process design and better outcome-based initiatives with our provider.” There is some urgency here
  24. 24. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 24 With the right technology partners and platforms, a cloud infrastructure with strong security, end-to-end capabilities for business processes, and the ability to bring ongoing insights into particular business functions, you can boost agility, adapt in real time and drive entirely new business models. We’re living in an on-demand world. Your business should function the same way. That’s the promise and the power of As-A-Service. The promise of As-a-Service
  25. 25. Copyright © 2015 Accenture. All rights reserved. 25 Accenture–accelerating the As-a-Service economy. Visit www.accenture.com/AsAService to learn more.

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