According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming.
However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business.
A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
Data is the lifeblood of business. And in the era of digital business,
the organizations that utilize data most effectively are also the most
successful. Whether structured, unstructured or semi-structured,
rapidly increasing data quantities must be brought into organizations,
stored and put to work to enable business strategies. Data integration
tools play a critical role in extracting data from a variety of sources and
making it available for enterprise applications, business intelligence
(BI), machine learning (ML) and other purposes. Many organization
seek to enhance the value of data for line-of-business managers by
enabling self-service access. This is increasingly important as large
volumes of unstructured data from Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices
are presenting organizations with opportunities for game-changing
insights from big data analytics. A new survey of 369 IT professionals,
from managers to directors and VPs of IT, by BizTechInsights on
behalf of IBM reveals the challe
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Finance has grown beyond recording and reporting. Leaders in fast-growing companies need not only the raw financial data, but the sophisticated analysis to make sense of it all.
In today’s digital world, Finance must move out of the back-office and help drive the direction of the business, as well as improve the bottom line through more efficient processes and increased responsiveness. With the right tools, your finance team can simplify processes and fulfill its goal of adding value.
As fraudsters grow in sophistication and
experience, they often aren’t acting
alone. Syndicated crime rings are big
business around the world. In the fraud
economy, different fraudsters specialize
in different aspects of the attack, from
gathering data and creating profiles of
targeted victims, to socially engineering
call center agents, to creating tools like
robotic dialers. These fraudsters might
work alone, selling their skills on the
black market. In other cases, fraudsters
are running entire call centers overseas
dedicated to executing attacks.
Published By: SpyCloud
Published Date: Mar 30, 2018
Because of widespread password reuse, Account Takeover (ATO) attacks have become an extremely lucrative business for cybercriminals. Organized crime rings are performing ATO attacks at a massive scale by leveraging botnet-infected armies to attempt credential-stuffing attacks against various web and mobile applications. Cyber criminals exploit compromised accounts for financial gain by pilfering financial or personally identifiable information (PII) directly or by selling access to these accounts on underground markets.
Download our report to understand:
The Underground economy driving these attacks
The tools criminals are using to automate ATO
Remediation Strategies to prevent ATO in your organization
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Jun 15, 2018
Personalisation for retail customers has advanced well beyond segmentation to include real one-to-one connections made in real-time. not only are consumers expecting hyper-personalized experiences across all touches, but companies who are able to implement them are seeing unprecedented growth and a new level of customer loyalty.
This essential guide walks you through personalisation from the nuts and bolts of what it can do, through 5 levels of implementation that businesses can use to benchmark their path to increased revenue.
In the guide you’ll learn:
• The latest advancements in personalisation technology and what companies can expect to gain with implementation.
• Four myths about personalisation that may be holding your company back.
• Tips for getting started and 5 benchmarking levels to help you create a personalisation roadmap for your company.
• Eight questions to ask when shopping for a personalisation partner that will help you ensure you are getting the right tools a
Simple things. Smart connections. Big payoff. The IoT is transforming everyday objects into a vast ecosystem of information that will improve business operations. The tools you use to run your business are probably not communicating with each other. But what if they could? What if you could harness the power of connectivity and data to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and create better experiences for your customers, partners, and employees? In a recent survey, 81 percent of executives said the IoT is one of the most important technologies for their organization. Shouldn’t it be your company’s? Learn more in this report.
The energy landscape has become increasingly complex. Globally, we’re relying less on centralized, steady power sources – such as gas-fired and coal-fired power stations – and more on mixed, locally-distributed renewable energy supplies including solar, wind, tidal and battery. While this is positive for the environment and carbon emissions, it makes balancing power grids a much more complex task. Power quality and reliability becomes more variable in output, while demand for power continues to increase steadily. But when it comes to energy resilience, many organizations simply don’t know where to start. What solutions are available? Which are the best ones for their specific situation and physical premises? What will be their return on investment? Is it simply the cost of doing business, or is there actually a business case? The guide will give you the tools and data to build your understanding and quantify the benefit for your organization.
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Whether they want tickets for the next Lady Gaga concert, the World Series, the Indianapolis 500, or Hamilton, people are quickly discovering that SeatGeekis the place to find the best selection and great bargains.
This relative newcomer to the online ticket business has quickly grown to offer the largest inventory of live event tickets on the web, in addition offering differentiating services like best-bargain ratings and notifications when a fan’s favorite team or entertainer will be performing nearby.
Email and push have been the primary channels for interacting with customers. However, according to Ben Clark, Vice President of Customer Retention, the marketing team previously struggled to deliver consistent, relevant messaging across channels because their email and push tools ran on separate platforms.
The old tools were also cumbersome to use and offered limited functionality. Worse yet, they didn’t support the team’s AI driven, omni-channel marketing strategy, which includes rea
To meet the work challenges of the future, business leaders need to create resiliency by connecting their employees.
But they also need to make sure those employees are bought in to the strategy. That’s why the IC department has a huge role to play. Workplace connects everyone in an organization using familiar tools like instant messaging, posts and video calling.
We’ve identified six attributes that are critical to building connected organizations, and which act as the cornerstones for digital transform initiatives.
Download this whitepaper to find out more.
Smart pricing based on a sound strategy is fundamental to the success of your technology business. While you may think you can’t afford to spend time and resources defining and enforcing a pricing strategy, the truth is, you can’t afford not to. Sticking to a plan for pricing will help grow your profits, while veering off course can cause devastating effects. Even one or two margin points have the potential to substantially impact your bottom line. ConnectWise Sell is designed to help guide you and your sales team to greater profitability with easy-to-use price management tools.
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jul 16, 2019
Running a retail company has never been so challenging – perhaps more so for mid-sized businesses. With high customer expectations, shrinking margins, and intense competition from start-ups and global retail giants alike, it’s difficult to know which areas of your business to prioritise for improvement. In this guide, we’ll discuss some of the key challenges for growing retailers. We’ll also look at the digital tools that could help you overcome them, and keep your competitive edge.
The world is now digital. From the explosive expansion in data-driven service delivery to digitally disruptive business models such as Uber and Netflix that have fundamentally changed the way we consume products, the digital evolution is unavoidable.
As digital continues to advance, it’s crucial that UK businesses can be confident in their ability to keep up to date with the latest trends and technologies. But enhancing existing tools and models is just the beginning. Digital transformation is about taking advantage of new innovations that completely change the way businesses work, the experiences they offer their customers and the value they deliver within their market.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
This white paper reveals how K2 blackpearl can help make the challenge of rebuilding your business applications more manageable. Its visual, easy-to-use tools help ensure that you are not dependent on consultants or even your IT department to build apps.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: May 30, 2018
Email fraud is rife – business email compromise (BEC) is costing companies billions, and consumer phishing is at an all-time high. The majority of these email attacks are also preventable.
Utilising the power of email authentication, Email Fraud Defence protects your organisation from all phishing attacks that spoof trusted domains.
Visibility of who is sending email across your email ecosystem allows you to authorise all legitimate senders and block fraudulent emails before they reach your employees, customers and business partners.
Protect your email ecosystem from today’s advanced email threats including business email compromise (BEC) and consumer phishing. Proofpoint Email Fraud Defence gives you the visibility, toolset and services needed to authorise legitimate email senders and block fraudulent messages before they reach the inbox.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Jul 17, 2012
The way in which consumers communicate is evolving; they are rapidly adopting communities, web self-service and social media for both personal and business interactions. Customer support organizations must adapt their strategies in order to provide effective online tools to engage with the customer on the customer's terms.
Why modern enterprise management is
the new business reality. It’s easy—and often justifiable—to blame rapid, unceasing technological advancements as the cause of many of today’s major challenges in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and services. Globalisation, a mobile workforce, and new apps and tools are among the many factors that have created a new reality in which:
Published By: Dynatrace
Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
Internet-of-things (IoT) is increasing in excitement across all industries as they look to provide innovation in their product and services, and monitor risks and costs in their business operations. But IoT is not a single technology. It is an ecosystem of human and non-human touchpoints that span across multiple technologies. This creates a dynamic and complex environment that is difficult to see and manage in scope.
The traditional monitoring approach of watching dashboards, responding to alerts, and manually analyzing doesn’t work anymore. Today’s hyper-dynamic, highly distributed IoT application environments have become way too complex and move too quickly. The volume, velocity, and variety of information is simply more than humans can keep up with using traditional tools.
In the underground digital economy, thousands of criminals conduct business in excess of $100 billion. In this whitepaper you’ll learn more about this highly specialized marketplace, and how it generates powerful tools to steal victims’ identities. You’ll also see why MessageLabs unique proprietary technology helps to disrupt this activity.
Financial services firms can achieve a higher level of operational responsiveness with the seamlessly integrated and customizable responsive process management (RPM) solution from Progress Software. Monitor, control and improve your business in real time with this suite of tools designed to help financial services firms deliver a higher level of business performance while sensing and responding in real time to changing conditions and business events. Easily integrated into your exiting IT environment, the Progress RPM solution allows financial services firms to gain real competitive advantage. Download the white paper now!
Constant market shifts and changing customer preferences add to the challenge of
outperforming your competitors and surpassing stakeholder expectations. But what
can be done to steer your organization down the path to greater success?
By now, we all know it’s not just historical reporting about the past that will provide the
answers needed to drive a business forward. Everyone – from executives and analysts
to frontline staff – must have access to insights about the future that will enable them to
make the best decisions and take the actions needed to keep their organizations agile.
This means the ability to peer into data, explore it, understand it, analyze it and produce
insights that provide those aha moments and take actions on it. Such things cannot be
done with multiple tools that are rigid, limiting and difficult to use. A new breed of
business intelligence is required.
Gone are the days when reports looked at singular issues, took possibly days or weeks
to create, and required
Published By: Facebook
Published Date: Mar 07, 2012
Want practical tips on how to get started and drive value using Facebook? Consider your business connections. Using Facebook you can create awareness and build essential connections. Download the official best practice guide for your page and media strategy on Facebook.
How long did it take to get a permanent fix for your last network problem? Too long? Even worse, did you fall short of actually getting one? If so, it’s not surprising. But because of network visibility problems, chances are good that your organization is leaking real money in network and business downtime.
You can’t manage and protect what you can’t see. While many hundreds of network monitoring tools exist, organizations today know surprisingly little about the traffic on their missioncritical high-speed networks. It takes them so long to fix network problems that the business suffers while the seconds, minutes, and hours of downtime accumulate.
This situation has never been ideal, but it is now becoming costlier than ever as we grow more dependent on networks to transact business.
Download this Whitepaper for more information.
If you’ve started to think your lumber and building materials (LBM) business could be getting more from your software, it might be time for a change. Now is a great time to assess your current software, as recent technological innovations have offered up some very compelling reasons to take a look at the market.
Epicor gives LBM businesses the tools they need to make the most informed software choices. This white paper provides 10 signs you’ve outgrown your current software, including:
• You lack the resources and information to build strategic programs based on best practices
• You have insufficient visibility and insight to tap into new opportunities
• You spend a lot of time and money performing what should be routine tasks
If any of these statements apply to your business, it’s probably time to make a switch. Read the white paper to see the other signs, and don’t let your software systems hold you back from taking your LBM business where you want it to go.
With more and more homes and commercial buildings popping up all over North America, it’s clear that the construction industry is picking up. Collectively, this is good news, because expansion means prosperity. However, if everyone else is growing, then your lumber and building materials (LBM) business needs to as well. During this era of recovery and growth, it’s imperative for LBM dealers to keep asking themselves three questions:
1. Is my business’ growth keeping pace with my local market and my competitors?
2. Is my company able to do more with less during this era of growth?
3. Do I understand why my customers buy from me, and am I outperforming my competitors in those areas?
For years, Epicor has helped LBM businesses reach their full potential by providing them with the tools they need to compete and grow. You want to outperform the competition. Read this white paper to learn how Epicor solutions can help.
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