Infosys Blogs ATOMInformation Technology(IT)/ Business Consulting and Outsourcing ServicesSAP: External payroll integration solution - key challenges2016-05-08T06:45:00.00ZAcme Corp was facing many challenges due to non-availability of a single HR system as employee administration was carried out in varied legacy systems. Acme asked Infosys to do a deep dive assessment of their current landscape, identify opportunities for improvement, future proofing the HRIS solution, and propose the best middleware platform. Read the blog to understand how Infosys identified the challenges as well as future transformational goals around HRIS solution and subsequent integration.SAP: Compensation challenges and how SAP SuccessFactors' compensation and variable pay solution can help2016-05-04T13:55:00.00ZThis blog talks about a fictional organization named Acme Corporation operating in multiple business verticals (Trading / manufacturing / hi-tech). Acme asked Infosys to do a deep dive assessment of their current landscape, identify opportunities for improvement, future proofing the solution, and propose the best compensation platform. Read the blog to know how Infosys quickly assembled a team of certified talent and compensation experts to understand their business challenges and future transformational aspirations.SAP: Infosys invites you to SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference 20162016-05-04T10:30:00.00ZListen to the highlights of the Infosys participation at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference 2016 - shared by Dinesh Rao, Senior Vice President and Head, Enterprise Application Services.Infy Talk: At the confluence of possibilities, leading technologies, beautiful minds2016-05-04T07:30:00.00ZZero distance was the theme of the Infosys Confluence 2016. With more than 1,500 Infosys clients, partners, and employees in attendance, it was an exuberant take on our inevitable digital future. The digital world, as expressed by Confluence 2016, was filled with energy, ideas, and great possibilities. Read the blog for all the details.Life Sciences: Project management methodologies2016-05-03T07:45:00.00ZThis blog will cover basic concepts to help people understand the project and methodologies better. This blog will be covering only few basic definitions. Read on for more details.Finacle Blog: Mobility first and fullest2016-04-28T09:25:00.00ZMobile technology is evolving at a rapid pace. However, banks are yet to exploit this existing technology. It is time to get ready for the frictionless banking experience. At Confluence 2016, we presented our innovative solution that provides an uber type, simple to use, frictionless, end user experience.Finacle Blog: When networks rule2016-04-28T09:20:00.00ZLarge global providers have a winning business model that leverages the collective power of a network or ecosystem to deliver incredible experiences at competitive prices to customers. How can banks not be a part of that? Confluence 2016, explored how banks can capitalize by combining the latest technologies with their expertise in credit assessment, to generate a new stream of revenue.Testing Services: Manage tests, the automation way2016-04-28T07:40:00.00ZA software test automation is critical in major software companies. We propose an integration framework, which reduces the overall cost of automation by using open source tools that brings the best capabilities for automation testing of a Web application. Read the blog for more information.Finacle Blog: Getting truly digital at Confluence 20162016-04-26T12:05:00.00ZAt the Infosys Confluence 2016, the focus is on zero distance, the approach to operating at the convergence of desirability, feasibility, and viability. At Finacle, we are bringing this spirit to life by enabling our customers to deliver truly digital experiences to their customers. Therefore, #TrulyDigital Banking is our chosen theme for the Finacle track at Confluence 2016.Finacle Blog: Blockchain - a strong link in the banking chain2016-04-26T12:05:00.00ZThe World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified blockchain technology as one of its six mega-trends in a new report broadly aimed at outlining the expected transition to a more digital and connected world. Infosys Finacle is already working with a few banks on blockchain pilot projects. More details were revealed at the Confluence 2016.Finacle Blog: Zero the distance to customers with advanced analytics2016-04-26T08:50:00.00ZInfosys Finacle applies the zero distance principle to get closer to our clients. In addition, it also enables our clients zero the distance to their clients. Confluence 2016 explored how advanced analytics technologies played a crucial enabling role in all these scenarios and more. In addition, our experts spoke on how insights from analytics can build competitive advantage across the banking value chain.Testing Services: Validate to bring out the real value of visual analytics2016-04-26T06:20:00.00ZEnterprises gather tons of data streaming in from all directions. The challenge lies in taking this huge volume of data, sometimes unstructured in nature, synthesizing it, quantifying it, and increasing its business value. A valuable form of analytics is visual analytics that helps enterprises visualize their strategic and operational goals, and drive future financial success.Cards and Payments: Human senses and emotions - design considerations for payments business2016-04-23T11:25:00.00ZGlobally, payments are a universal value exchange process between a customer and business. A customized design of this process using the principle of senses and emotions can significantly improve customer satisfaction, loyalty, and advocacy. Companies are recognizing these trends and the 'senses and emotions' based product design is getting significant traction. This is with the advent of new technologies such as mobility, predictive analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT), etc.Infy Talk: A confluence of all that's Infosys2016-04-18T07:20:00.00ZConfluence is an incredibly powerful expression of all that Infosys is and can be. Our stakeholders can experience who we are, what we do, and what we stand for. Brand Infosys is about our innovations, our technologies, our learning, our strengths, and successes.BPO InLead: Marketing through automation2016-04-14T11:40:00.00ZMarketing automation when implemented concisely will act as the conduit that brings disparate processes, systems, and channels together. This is where the marketing automation tools can help. It will help enhance campaign management, execution, and overall effectiveness.Testing Services: Is performance testing really non-functional testing?2016-04-14T09:45:00.00ZTraditional definitions and processes of performance testing may not be applicable in the changing scenario. So, how does one go about defining performance-testing process for a big data-driven real-time analytics application? Do we just test for the so-called functional aspects and leave the performance testing to a later stage? Read the blog for more insights.FINspeak: Don't ignore SME lending: Alternative lenders are here2016-04-13T07:30:00.00ZOver the past few years, banks have seen a slump in their share of lending to small businesses. This is because banks find it impracticable, due to a number of factors such as a smaller loan size, stringent guidelines, heavy paperwork, etc. Hence, alternative lenders may turn out to be more favorable to SMEs than traditional banks.Infy Talk: Fueling a transportation revolution2016-04-12T10:05:00.00ZTesla has recently introduced its version 7.0 operating system, also named autopilot. Autopilot can steer on roads, change lanes, keep an appropriate speed, and park itself. Drivers can read the morning newspaper and drink their coffee, while the autopilot maneuvers the vehicle. Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are opening up a world of possibilities for us.Finacle Blog: Defining digital2016-04-12T06:00:00.00ZGlobally, there is an agreement that the future of banking and every business is digital. Clearly, there is some way to go before banks can attain a state in which they become "truly digital.” Therefore, while two banks might appear to have the same strategy on the surface, they will inevitably execute it differently.Aspirations: Solve problems creatively, and repeatedly, consistently, and viably too!2016-04-11T14:55:00.00ZTechnology has brought multiple changes in our lives. In the past, design has been often secondary and was based on commercial interest or manufacturing viability. It is essential that we use the infinite possibilities that Design Thinking opens up to design a more interesting and livable future for ourselves.Big Data: How to make a 'data lake'2016-04-11T14:30:00.00ZData lake has become a buzzword these days and we see enterprises actively investing to have their own data lake. The hype to have all the data at one place and think of its usage later has created more data swamps than a valuable data lake.Infosys Digital: Why the time could be up for enterprise middleware?2016-04-11T04:30:00.00ZEffective technologies, standardized protocols, and proven architectures have significantly improved the middleware operations. The availability of low-cost open source software as an alternative has also challenged the status quo and given enterprise leaders an advantage to deal with proprietary vendors. Read to understand why middleware is not relevant to the needs of a digital enterprise and future of information technology.Infy Talk: Engaging millennials at work: How gamification can be a game-changer2016-04-06T11:30:00.00ZGamification can be an incredibly powerful tool for learning at the workplace. Millennials are also seekers of instant, real-time feedback. Gamification provides just that, along with recognition and visibility - almost like a mini-appraisal. For millennials, who are always looking for new experiences, gamification techniques will not only keep them interested, but also help them continuously learn.Aspirations: Because innovation is for all2016-04-05T12:40:00.00ZAt Infosys, the overarching goal of all innovation, however big or small, is to get to within "zero distance" of the client - a place where there is total alignment between client needs and expectations. Today, Design Thinking is teaching us to see every situation, not from a business or technology perspective - but from the customers' point of view.FINspeak: Robotic process automation (RPA) in financial services (FS) - a game changer?2016-04-05T06:00:00.00ZToday, robotics is a key driver of development and efficacy across industries such as manufacturing and hi-tech. The financial services (FS) sector, which remained a step behind, has recently adopted robotic process automation (RPA). This has helped to overcome the challenges of complex regulations, sluggish macro-economic factors, and the emergence of disruptive technologies. Read the blog to understand the areas where RPA can have a tremendous impact.FINspeak: Credit scoring: Ripe for disruption2016-04-05T05:45:00.00ZAn insufficient credit score can affect a person's ability to get loans. A good number of the population does not have credit scores. Over the years, there have been many attempts to provide credit scores, but the issue continues as most of the solutions are based on historical transaction data of loans, credit cards, and mortgage payments.Finacle Blog: Niche services in banking - It's the icing that matters2016-04-05T04:45:00.00ZBanks have started looking at creating niche value propositions. For example, if a bank wants to offer specified services for the new generation, they will need to engage with specialists dealing with these services, who may or may not be from the banking domain.FINspeak: Banks and fintechs: Conflict, confrontation, and collaboration2016-04-04T11:05:00.00ZBanks are now realizing that fintechs are a threat worth taking seriously, especially, when they can lose billions of dollars. Banks are not only defending their business, but are taking a more aggressive posture to beat fintechs in their own game. They are changing business rules by setting up innovation labs, accelerated programs, and venture capital funds to stimulate the technological experiment and match the customer services offered by fintechs.Application Services: IT transformation is business transformation! Why? How?2016-04-04T02:00:00.00ZFor an IT transformation, clients have replaced their existing legacy technology with newer and better technology. Today, IT transformation has become synonymous with business transformation. This post discusses how it can be achieved.Finacle Blog: Open banking2016-04-01T10:55:00.00ZOpen banking, which is a connected ecosystem of financial and non-financial services, is the future of digital banking. Open banking will be driven by - apps, app stores, and extended developer ecosystems which banks and other providers will build around their APIs. Banks stand to gain immensely from this model.