An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Jan 17, 2014
Today’s workforce is fundamentally changing. Organizations are flatter, more agile, and require even better retention strategies. HR professionals and business leaders agree on the importance of attracting, retaining, and cultivating top talent. An employee rewards and recognition program that has the buy-in and support of business leaders can transform your corporate culture, making your organization a great place to work, building your brand as a top employer, delighting your customers with your service, and reaping the financial benefits that come from Employee Success. Download this white paper, Obtaining executive buy-in for recognition programs, and obtain best practices to sell the vision of a rewards and recognition program to your CFO.
Published By: CFO.com
Published Date: Sep 21, 2011
CFO magazine explored trends in the procurement of technology, financial services and other services by U.S. corporations. The study, "The Senior Finance Team and Corporate Purchasing Decisions: Product and Service Investment Plans, Vendor Selection Process, and the Impact of Media on the Decision Making Process" identifies the extent and types of purchases that companies will make, the role of the finance team in corporate purchasing decisions, the criteria used for vendor selection, and the trends and influence of various types of media on vendor choices.
Doug Gold, chief financial officer of CoreObjects, a Los Angeles-based product development company with multiple locations across India, talks about how his company is overcoming the challenges of visibility and control within distributed software development projects.
Learn what CFO Research found when they surveyed finance executives from U.S. companies about their reporting processes and the tools they use to prepare financial statements.
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Companies that offer employee wellness programs are clearly committed to the idea that a healthier workforce means a healthier bottom line. Yet, how this connection gets made is the subject of much debate. What's really known about what work? What will it mean to your company, in terms of business outcomes and healthcare costs? And, how do you show real bottom-line benefit to a skeptical CFO or CEO?
To identify the strategic priorities of CFOs and senior finance professionals over the next two years, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey, commissioned by Coupa, of 507 finance executives across industries and located in the US, UK, France and Germany.
This white paper sponsored by HP and Intel® discusses how CIOs that establish a combined approach with CFOs on cloud IT investments are seeing more real business value for their organization. Discover how IT and finance can get a return for cloud.
Published By: EchoSign
Published Date: Jul 23, 2010
The merger of contract management processes with sales processes will become a top priority for CEOs and CFOs as the ability to get contracts signed, tracked and filed becomes a critical component in driving revenues. According to a recent study by Aberdeen Group: "Within the next two years, the percentage of a company?s revenue that is dictated by contracts will increase from 56% to 68%." From renewals to projections and compliance, the ability to close the contract in the shortest timeframe possible and readily access the executed contracts across the enterprise will become the leading performance indicator of a company?s long term success.
Fact: In the next three years, 53% of CFOs estimate that over half of their enterprise transactions will be delivered through the cloud, up from the 12 percent who use that delivery mechanism today. In addition to non-core business processes like project management and email, strategic CFOs are also starting to embrace the cloud to deliver core ERP processes, including financial management, human capital management, and procurement. Rather than view the cloud just as a cost-saving platform, they recognize the strategic benefits that the cloud delivers to get critical growth initiatives up and running quickly, whether that’s using the cloud to quickly upgrade to a new application, or delivering new mobile or analytical capabilities to employees.
Many CFOs and the finance organizations they lead have started to take on new strategic roles within the enterprise. Their goal is to enforce stricter control processes to ensure legal and regulatory compliance, offer strategic insights into the internal and external business environment, and connect the business strategy with daily operations through performance tracking.
Read this white paper from CFO Research Services, which examines why and how chief financial offers are looking to create "highly integrated" organizations by moving from standalone spreadsheets to integrated planning, budgeting, and forecasting systems. (CFO Research Services, 2008)
Learn how solutions for large hospitals that provide intelligently aggregate and summarize clinical, operational, and financial data can offer CFOs faster, hospital-wide insight. When CFOs can immediately access information across existing systems, better decision making and financial outcomes result.
In companies of all sizes, the chief financial officer (CFO) is the crucial link between strategy and execution. The CFO acts as a trusted advisor to the chief executive officer (CEO) in mapping out your company's strategic vision, and plays a key role in making sure that vision is realized in all business activities in a profitable way.
'The Superstar CFO; After the Crisis' follows up on a piece of research SAP commissioned from CFO Research back in 2007 when the business world was confident after nearly a decade of steady growth. Today things are different with western economies bumping along the bottom and companies uncertain about what the future might bring.
So with that in mind the CFO Research team set off to interview companies in all four regions of the world to get a feel on what they were thinking.
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