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3 Factors that Complicate Factsheet Automation

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3 Factors that Complicate Factsheet Automation - data complexity

When discussing content automation goals, buzzwords like ‘streamlining’, ‘consistency’, and ‘efficiency’ are often tossed around. These are good goals to strive for but are difficult to achieve due to business reasons beyond marketing’s control. After all, the products represent different strategies, ages, data, and audiences; therefore, the literature has to reflect this. In the end, the main goal of content automation should be to make the process as simple as your firm’s business rules and product nuances will allow.

In a recent content automation report, 23% of asset managers cited producing factsheets monthly.  So, the accuracy and timeliness of factsheets are becoming more and more crucial.  Yet, this does not necessarily mean less complex. The complexity of your factsheets is one of the main driving factors behind the cost of implementing and maintaining an automated solution. In this blog post, we’ll identify and discuss the top 3 factsheet automation complications:

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Noel Rodolfo Will Leverage a 15-year Tenure with Synthesis to Support Clients in a New Role

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Noel Rodolfo Synthesis Technology New Role Client Solutions Director

Synthesis Technology recently announced that Noel Rodolfo has stepped into a new role of director of client solutions created to support client success and growth.

“In my 15-year tenure at Synthesis, I’ve led both product and project teams. I’m truly excited to be bringing all that experience and knowledge to the client services team, and to take on this valuable new role to help our clients grow.”

Noel has always been able to see a problem from multiple angles and envision effective solutions. When he joined Synthesis as a project manager in 2005, he drew on a combination of technical and business expertise — and an interest in investing — to aptly manage a team responsible for new software implementations and ongoing support for our client base of financial services firms. In this role, Noel helped to ensure clients benefitted from highly tailored software implementations that met their unique requirements.

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Avoiding Failure: 3 Reasons Content Automation Implementations Fail at Investment Companies

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How Investment Companies Can Avoid Failed Content Automation Implementations

When making an investment in marketing or sales technology,  getting the implementation right is critical.

A recent article in Fund Technology states that third-parties are increasingly prevalent, but onboarding and vetting can be taxing. The decision to implement new technology adds short-term complexity and creates both financial and reputational risk.

No matter where you sit in your marketing or sales organization, chances are you’ve been exposed to the enormous undertaking of a marketing tech implementation. CRMs, marketing automation, and content management systems are critical and commonplace.  Problematic Martech implementations often stem from a lack of time, budget, or resources. When an organization decides to minimize time, costs, and efforts at the outset, they limit their ability to actually achieve their goals.Read More

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[Podcast] Solving the Content Automation Problem and Achieving ROI

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Terry McDougall

Listen to our guest, Terry McDougall, provide expert advice on how to carefully evaluate content automation vendors, total enterprise costs, and ROI potential.

Terry McDougall, Founder and President of Bright Beam Consulting, sat down with Synthesis CEO, John Toepfer, to discuss best practices with regard to evaluating automation vendors and calculating TCO and ROI.

Bright Beam Consulting is a marketing strategy and coaching consultancy focusing on small and medium-sized businesses and specializing in the B2B space. Terry has had a long career in financial services marketing, including working with two major financial services organizations. Most recently, she was the US head of marketing for a major global asset manager selling investment products in North America, EMEA and APAC. With her 20+ years working in financial services, she brings valuable expertise to the conversation around evaluating vendors and making sound technology buying decisions. We hope you’ll take away some useful insights from this episode.

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