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Harvard Business Review Study Reveals Rising Corporate Need For Utilizing Artificial Intelligence

SAN MATEO, Calif: Apttus, the global leader in Quote-to-Cash and Contract Lifecycle Management solutions utilizing artificial intelligence, today unveiled results from a study commissioned with Harvard Business Review Analytics Services.

The findings reveal increasing urgency – and action – among business leaders to incorporate AI into their most critical revenue-generating and commercial operations.

The study, “Artificial Intelligence for Boosting Revenue Generation in the B2B Enterprise,” includes nearly 500 business executives and thought leaders, including representatives from Goldman Sachs, IBM, Lenovo, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, and Nasdaq. The study captures the latest state of developments in applying AI initiatives within leading businesses. Key highlights include:
•Three of five (60%) believe their future success depends on AI implementation.
•Almost all respondents (97%) expressed a need for machine learning.
•More than half (52%) understand the benefits AI will bring their organizations.
•Almost two of five respondents (38%) say their leaders can articulate an AI strategy.
•More than four of five (82%) executives surveyed who leverage machine learning have noticed an impact due to improvements in predictive analytics.
•About half (48%) are already exploring use cases for AI technology.
•More than one-third (36%) are piloting or in production with AI technology.
•One in four (26%) are testing AI technology.
•Almost one-third (32%) of respondents have a time table for launching AI projects.

Over the past 10 years, Apttus has defined and created the Quote-to-Cash industry, the vital business process driving revenue generation and management of all of a business’ commercial relationships. This process impacts the return and value of costly investments in customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Today, with AI products like Max, Apttus has pioneered the use of AI to B2B contract and revenue operations, recognizing early on that as a force multiplier, AI will have a tremendous impact on the business world.

According to Predrag PJ Jakovljevic, principal analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), “Apttus has been a leader in Quote-to-Cash software for over a decade and is uniquely qualified to help enterprises dramatically improve these processes by providing advanced artificial intelligence technologies like Max, its conversational Quote-to-Cash intelligent agent utilizing, machine learning, and augmented reality. Nowadays, intelligent software solutions like Max can level the playing field for more sales employees and raise the performance of sales organizations.”

“These findings reinforce our belief that leading executives across every industry are tuned in to this movement, are adopting AI, and developing strategic capability and building on their early results,” said Kirk Krappe, Apttus CEO. “These early movers are gaining ground in their industries and will consolidate their wins versus their competition, to create differentiating competitive advantages. They are to be applauded and looked to as an example by others who seek to lead.”

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My name is Patrick Ireland, living in the Philippines with my wife and two daughters. I have been studying the web for over a decade. Now that I am 60 years old, I am starting to apply some of the knowledge that I have gained. "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning." -Einstein.

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