The current business environment is still characterized by skittishness, tenuous demand and sporadic growth. It’s no surprise then, that 60% of CFOs plan to make major changes to critical finance practices and processes, according to the 2010 IBM Global CFO Study. In fact, 70% of CFOs claim to be taking a more prominent role in enterprise decision making beyond the traditional role of finance.
Yet many CFOs admit to significant gaps in their ability to deliver on this expanded agenda, particularly in their ability to measure and monitor business performance. The IBM study found that those companies that invest in capabilities to expand their business insight are better able to anticipate and react to the unpredictable external forces affecting the economy.
A well-thought-out, easy-to-create and easy-to-enforce business travel policy will contribute to transparency, a cultural mecca in any organization. By fostering fairness, a mutually beneficial corporate travel policy provides company travelers with the freedom they desire, without sacrificing company governance and control.
As an HR or Finance leader, you've answered countless repetitive questions about per diems, business class vs. economy class, and hotel restrictions. A formalized travel policy is not as hard to create as it may seem, and it will eliminate the stress for both you and your travelers.
In this ebook, you will learn the 10 easy steps to take in order to create a win-win corporate travel policy that works for you and your team.
Use this book to understand why integrating and unifying your closing, consolidating, and reporting process is critical. Learn about re-engineering your point solution approach to these activities by investing in integrated solutions. Achieve automation and enhance your ability to manage internal controls, reduce risks, and efficiently create consolidated financial statements and regulatory reports (including XBRL).
As digital workplace initiatives grow, it is vital to examine their impact through a financial business case to obtain funding, structure stakeholder dialogue and secure commitment. Here, we describe how IT leaders can create a convincing business case with a strong link to business benefits.
¦ It is difficult for IT leaders to quantify the financial returns associated with digital workplace initiatives, as they often fail to recognize the broad and indirect benefits.
¦ Treating digital workplace initiatives as infrastructure rollouts obscures their business relevance and distances business stakeholders, whose commitment is vital for success.
¦ Business and finance executives are more likely to take seriously a digital workplace initiative with a credible financial impact assessment.
In today’s highly competitive business environment, many organizations are expanding through mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Unfortunately, success comes at a cost. Growth via M&A activity often involves absorbing disparate ERP applications, which, over time, can create significant inefficiencies — particularly in the accounts payable (AP) department. The good news is, AP automation is emerging as an end-to-end solution that forward-thinking organizations can use to eliminate AP-related silos and maximize their market potential.
Businesses with a complex ERP environment have several choices when it comes to AP automation solutions.
This white paper is intended to assist AP and finance leaders, along with ERP system administrators, in evaluating their options, simplifying the decision-making process, and getting the absolute most out of their AP automation investment.
Getting paid is a top priority for every business. However‚ with the wide variety of invoice formats used along with disputes about pricing or items delivered‚ the process of billing and collections can be a complicated affair.
Learn how you can leverage Accounts Receivable (AR) Automation tools to achieve more on-time payments by reading the Institute of Finance & Management’s (IOFM) white paper‚ 8 Steps to a Customer-Centric Approach in Collections.
A happy customer today is a customer that will pay! Download the IOFM white paper and discover how to move your business to the top of your customers’ payment lists.
For 20+ years, many businesses have enjoyed the cost savings, operational efficiencies and process quality improvements that shared services centers (SSCs) were designed to deliver — but often not to the fullest extent.
In this eBook we will cover:
Standardized AP Processing without Disruption
Measuring and Evaluating KPIs with Automation
7 Tips for Mastering Modern-Day Finance SSCs
Achieving the Ultimate Control, Oversight & Orientation
You're mobile and streamlined -- or trying to be both those things -- while you provide salient financial advice to your clients, who are mostly small businesses like you. As your job is moving from traditional accounting work to involve a lot of business growth and marketing.
Learn how HP Recovery Center played a vital role in the business continuity of this Irish finance house, providing the flexibility and expertise needed to transfer trading and business operations within four hours. The HP continuity solution protected Goodbody’s corporate reputation while meeting regulatory requirements, and more importantly, resulted in no disruption or loss of business for their external customers.
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Published Date: Sep 13, 2013
Learn the best practice for solution selection as this whitepaper from the Aberdeen Group outlines the Best-In-Class organizations and how they are actively leveraging specific components of technology in order to improve their T&E expense management programs
Innovation is backed by 84% of boards – and finance’s role as an innovation partner is growing. This global study of over 5,000 business leaders shows that innovation and growth are as closely linked as ever. As a Finance Leader, learn:
• How innovation is driving business growth
• What are the key drivers and barriers of innovation
• How to establish business case viability
• New KPI’s for measuring innovation
• What makes the difference for CFOs
• What are the biggest innovation challenge for CFOs
Never has the need for a modern corporate performance management (CPM) solution -- one that unifies the "big three" processes of planning, budgeting, and forecasting -- been more critical to regaining and sustaining the accuracy, consistency, and transparency you expect from your numbers. Read this white paper to learn more.
Your company's success is predicated on making the right moves and staying competitive. A vital component of your success is the creation and execution of an actionable plan that supports your strategic goals and drives business decisions. Read this white paper to learn more.
The way the business now views the IT group at BJ's Restaurants is working to everyone's advantage. In most restaurants, IT is generally viewed as a function of finance, where the prevailing ethos is keeping costs down.
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