Special Reports

Special Reports are collections of research notes that address a particular business or IT topic or issue our clients are facing.

Hot VendorsEach year, Aragon Research selects Hot Vendors from across multiple markets who are noteworthy, visionary, and innovative. They may have new technology that expands capabilities, a new strategy that opens up markets, or just a new way of doing business that makes them worth evaluating.

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Crafting Your Content Automation StrategyDigital Transaction Management (DTM) is the first step toward digital transformation, and Workflow and Content Automation (WCA) is the next logical step toward automating business content and winning the race to the digital enterprise.

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Developing Your AI Strategy: From Chats to ConversationsAI technologies are rapidly becoming more sophisticated and ripe for enterprise adoption. Enterprises who wait to deploy these technologies are incurring costs and risks the longer they wait—but adopting them without a clear strategy in place can also have its own costs and risks.

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Aragon Research Technology Arcs 2018, Part IChoosing to adopt a disruptive new technology at the right time can mean a powerful competitive advantage—but adopting at the wrong time or waiting too long to act can lead to an equally powerful misstep in strategy. This Special Report highlights technologies in the Digital Workplace; Learning and HCM; Sales and Marketing; and DTM and ECM markets.

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Transform Your Content Management Strategy with Content AnalyticsIntelligent Content Analytics is an emerging technology that represents the ability to expose the information held in documents and assist the enterprise in making faster and more informed decisions. This Special Report overviews what Intelligent Content Analytics is, the current state of the market, and how this technology can be applied to specific situations involving content and compliance.

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The Future of Digital Transaction Management Includes Content Automation and BlockchainIn 2018, there are new technologies coming online such as Blockchain and Workflow and Content Automation that are paving the way for the future of the Digital Transaction Management market. Use this Special Report to help you get started with Digital Transaction Management so that you can begin transforming the way you do business in a manageable, practical way.

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Planning for 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Your EnterpriseAs business complexity only continues to grow beyond standard process and applications in the digital era, CIOs, CDOs (Chief Digital Officers), and other business leaders will need to evaluate which AI technologies fit where in their enterprise. The compilation of AI research in this Special Report will help enterprises address the dilemma of when and how to evaluate AI technologies that make up software, hardware, and services.

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Global Mobility Management (GMM)This Special Report introduces Global Mobility Management (GMM) as a new type of business application that manages the complete set of processes and data required to identify, justify, and manage the movement of an existing employee or the hiring of an employee who requires relocation. GMM is designed to automate domestic and international employee mobility decisions, operations, benefits, and functions as an example of a Digital Business Platform.

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The New Frontier of Collaboration: Chatbots, Messaging, and VideoIn 2017, collaboration technologies have moved beyond the bounds of text-based and desktop-based knowledge sharing and are evolving into faster, lifelike tools that take advantage of technologies such as machine learning and video. This special report highlights three research notes that overview the current state of the collaboration market, where the technologies are headed, and what you should look for as you evaluate providers to ensure they have a roadmap for the new frontier of collaboration.

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Optimize the Digital Workplace by Shifting to Work PlatformsWork platforms help individuals manage work as well as teams and groups. They are capable of significantly more than just tracking tasks, which today is the primary capability that will evolve over time. This Special Report contains carefully selected research that will help you become more familiar with work platforms, the providers offering them, and how you can get started.

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Digital Transformation in Sales Starts with Sales Engagement PlatformsTrends that have recently proliferated the sales technology market include the rise of omni-channel selling, remote live pitches, mobile first applications, increased use of video, and predictive technology. However, the trend that will have the greatest impact on the sales professional’s productivity and success is the rise of the Sales Engagement Platform, a platform that streamlines and condenses all of the aforementioned trends and popular sales enablement applications.

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Digital Transformation Starts with a Business StrategyDesigning for a digital business promises transformative opportunities. Going digital can improve efficiency of business processes, lead to better insights, exceed customer expectations, enhance security, and better enable a business to operate in the digital landscape where the tools we use to get work done are constantly evolving and changing. While Chief Information Officers, Chief Digital Officers, and IT leaders may have been the original proponents for taking the business digital, business leaders are now on board and they want to make this transformation a reality as soon as possible.

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cameraEnterprises have finally begun to make video a priority. While Video Content Management served as the entry point for getting started with video, today’s enterprises require more. They need to be able to manage the full life cycle of video—from capture to live broadcast to archival footage. This Special Report highlights the direction that video-enabled collaboration is headed in, and calls out the applications, technologies, and vendors who are making this level of collaboration possible.

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2016 Technology Arcs™Updated each year, an Aragon Research Technology Arc™ will help you determine which new and mature applications you should be paying attention to, and our parameters will help you to decide which technologies to adopt, and when and how you should adopt them. Each of the reports specialize in a different area of technology across the digital workplace.

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How to Win at Sales in 2016When sales is not delivering on its objectives, it can dramatically impact the rest of the firm. Thankfully, there are a few new areas of sales applications that have arisen over the past year. These applications frequently target the most common problems sales professionals face—such as spending hours drafting a proposal or searching for the right document—helping them get to results, and thus increase their revenue, much faster.

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Where Enterprise Video Is Headed in 2016Video has infiltrated almost every aspect of the enterprise—the reason being that the use cases for this pervasive technology are almost boundless. Business buyers, whether in sales, marketing, or HR, are not waiting to make investment decisions when it comes to video. Our Special Report highlights three major research notes that evaluate where video is headed in 2016 and the foreseeable future.

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2016 Predictions: The Cloud Is Not EnoughIn each of our six 2016 prediction notes, we will advise you on how to plan for 2016 and the foreseeable future by focusing on what’s driving change across the enterprise: Collaboration, Workplace, Mobile and IoT, Talent and HCM, Content Management, and Enterprise Video. In the end, it’s about what can impact your business—smart enterprises are now using technology as a weapon in the battle to win and grow their business.

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Collaboration in the Enterprise: From Social to MobileMore than anything, people need to collaborate to get work done. Collaboration in the enterprise is evolving to take advantage of the changing computing and technology landscape. This Special Report overviews three different research notes from Aragon Research on all things collaboration.

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The Rise of Video LearningVideo is appearing everywhere and that is one reason Aragon Research has had more Special Reports on video than any other topic in the last year. While video collaboration is increasing, video learning is the new way forward in knowledge transfer—a.k.a. learning. This Special Report covers the shift to video learning and the impact video tutorials are having across the enterprise.

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video content is exploding

Video content is exploding. It is all about how to put video to work in the enterprise, and the possibilities are limitless; the creativity endless. From video recruiting to video tutorials, every avenue of the enterprise presents itself as an opportunity for video implementation.

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Technology Arc 2014: Three You Can’t MissTechnology is changing like never before, and keeping up with the volatile changes and how they impact your firm can be daunting. We make it easy for you by highlighting exactly what you need to know in our three Technology Arcs: Workplace, Collaboration, and Innovation and Digital Business.

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