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Definitions

Value Chain Analysis (VCA) – a method to analyse value chain of an organization or industry

Value Chain/Value Creation – the process or activities by which a company adds value to a product or service

Value Chain Optimization –  defines the extent and limits of the processes to be optimized

Value Chain Analysis in Finance – analysis of financial products, services and functions in a value chain that enable investments that increase returns, growth and competitiveness of the chain

Value Chain Analysis in HR – analysis of human functions in a value chain, including insights into value creation of employees possibly in relation to activities performed by HR department

Value Chain Analysis in IT – analysis of information technology in value chain, providing insights into value creation via IT solutions e.g. ERP, automation, etc.

Value Chain Analysis in Tax & TP – analysis of MNEs value chain, including its international operations and various tax relevant data points (e.g. margins, costs, FTEs, income and profit allocation, risks etc.)

Supply Chain – flow and logistics of goods and services, including raw materials, work-in-process inventory and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption

Return on Investment -the benefit to an investor resulting from an investment of a particular resource.

Data Factories – the technological infrastruture that allows businesses to improve already existing services and recognize new opportunities by using data.

Return on Data – how efficiently a business is able to generate profits from their inventory of data.