Published By: Certify
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
Two dominant trends are potentially reshaping the role of the HR function in the corporate world. The first relates to the rapid growth of the knowledge economy. In this environment, a committed, appropriately skilled and prudently deployed workforce is critical in order to develop new products and outstrip the competition. Second, many administrative functions that were formerly handled by HR departments, such as payroll and pensions, have now been farmed out to third parties. Indeed, research reveals that more than two-thirds of companies outsource a portion of their HR functions. This report by the Economist Intelligence Unit investigates whether the HR function is forging a close and robust relationship with the CEO. It also explores the nature of these working relationships, how they have been affected by the economic downturn and how they vary across industries and regions.
This Oracle FSN white paper provides CFOs with a strategic playbook on how to leverage the Cloud to drive greater agility in response to economic and competitive change, and more flexibility and choice in how you deploy and manage enterprise applications.
Published By: Seamless
Published Date: Jun 18, 2013
HP’s $8 billion write-down. A disappointing IPO from Facebook, Groupon’s famous flameout. These watershed moments have crystallized what we’ve known for a while: Fluff can no longer trump sound operations in terms of a company’s valuation.
Organizations must be built on an empirically firm foundation to flourish. And everyone – from investors on Wall Street to customers on Main Street to the SEC– is looking at companies with more scrupulous eyes.
Today's Corporate Executives are faced with an array of Data Security legislation which mandates that they be personally accountable for the protection of customer account information. Crippling penalties present a modern day 'sword of Damocles' hanging above the desks of CTOs, CIOs, CFOs and CEOs.
This paper is designed to help CEOs, CFOs, and senior Engineering executives understand how and where to leverage the growing phenomenon known as Global Product Development as a means to gain a dramatic increase in productivity within their product development operation.
What Distinguishes Strategic CFOs? What are their secrets? Why do CEOs consider their guidance so critical? How do they provide critical insight that enhances strategic planning and decision-making? Find out how strategic CFOs set themselves apart from the rest... and apply their secrets to your financial organization.
Surveys show that most CFOs want to upgrade their role from accounting specialists to strategic or business partners. But few CFOs have actually made the change, primarily because they have neither the time nor the necessary capabilities within the current finance team. But for those who do make the change, the rewards are tangible. This chapter lays out a number of important steps that the CFO and the finance team need to take to position themselves as trusted and valued business partners within the organization.
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance. CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular business reviews that enable managers to see trends, patterns, and "breaks in the curve" long before the competition.
Grounded in extensive research, Reinventing the CFO outlines seven critical roles--from streamlining redundant processes to regulating risk to identifying a few key measures--that CFOs must take on to transform the finance operation successfully. Challenging many of the finance field's accepted practices and systems, this bold book revolutionizes the role of financial managers and frees them to make smart, ethical, strategic decisions that add real value to the firm.
CFOs should consider “The Last Mile of Finance” as a target for cost control, process optimization, and risk reduction that can enable finance to better support the strategic goals of the organization.
En el otoño de 2014, el CFO Research llevó a cabo una encuesta entre los ejecutivos financieros senior de grandes empresas del mundo para examinar el rendimiento operacional de la función financiera. En particular, estábamos interesados en entender la disposición de grandes empresas para transformar las operaciones financieras —eso es integrar y optimizar los diferentes sistemas y procesos que una empresa típicamente emplea para ejecutar actividades financieras de transacción, generación de informes y las relacionadas con el cumplimiento—.
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Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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