Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) recently interviewed more than 20 experts to explore the best practices they are adopting to support business models and C-suite collaboration. What they found were serious changes in five key functions of the modern finance organization.
Our latest study, Agile Finance Revealed, looks to identify the traits of agile finance leaders and benchmark their success in creating a dynamic new operating model that is resilient, responsive, and predictive – enabling finance to lead digital transformation – not just react to it. At Oracle, we believe that digital transformation brings companies into the future, and it enables them to be more competitive.
Migrating finance and HR systems to the cloud improves collaboration and saves more than expected. A recent global survey conducted by MIT Technology Review Custom—in partnership with Oracle—explores the motivations, benefits, and rewards that result from deploying finance and HR systems in the cloud.
Most FP&A professionals want five things from a planning and forecast process:
But according to an AQPC report, 30% of Senior Finance professionals are unhappy with their current planning solution.
To ensure that you influence the strategy of your organization, download this white paper for five tips on how to improve your planning and forecasting process.
Over the past few years, terms such as: ‘Modern Finance,’ ‘Continuous Accounting’ and ‘Robotic Process Automation’ have all created buzz across the finance industry. These have been launched as a response to the challenges facing finance around attracting and retaining high quality employees, the rising risks due to the difficulty in certifying accurate data, today, and the expectation that finance has a role in driving the business forward.
In this on-demand webinar from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Sherri Liao of The Hackett Group and Jim Collins of IBM discuss the steps your organization can take to link financial planning to operational decision making more effectively. You’ll hear about:
Simplifying and amplifying reporting
Optimizing decision-making: Predictive vs. historical analytics
Aligning finance and operations
Reporting beyond finance to include cross-functional measures of performance
The path to building a World-Class finance organization
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
The back-office can drive bottom-line growth. When you leverage financial and planning cloud solutions to improve finance function effectiveness, you increase net income by driving down costs out of your business.
Stop viewing your back-office as a cost center, and leverage it as a foundation for business growth. It is a smart move for today’s competitive marketplace. Learn the five ways to do just that.
Did you know that organizations with advanced finance teams are more likely to have a compelling digital customer experience? The driver behind this trend? A digital, customer-first way of working with greater investment in talent, innovation, and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
While finance has long taken advantage of technology to help drive productivity and collaboration, the goalposts have recently moved. Today’s organizations must adopt an agile finance operating model— powered by emerging digital technologies and skillsets—to better support the demands of an economy driven by continuous innovation.
Data inundation and information overload have burdened practically every largescale enterprise today, providing great amounts of detail but often very little context on which executives can act. According to the Harvard Business Review, less than half of an organization’s structured data is actively used in making decisions.
The burden is felt profoundly among finance executives, who increasingly require fast and easy access to real-time data in order to make smart, timely, strategic decisions. In fact, 80% of analysts’ time is spent simply discovering and preparing data, and the average CFO receives information too late to make decisions 24% of the time.
This survey report shows that while finance departments take responsibility for ensuring there are data-management strategies in place that include securing their organisation’s data, they struggle to manage the huge volumes of data and gain valuable insights from it. This affects both their confidence in the security of the data and their ability to manage it ethically. The number one priority of finance leaders is to enforce technologies that enable insights instantly, any place, anytime, to enable better forecasting.
Learn from the experiences of other distributors who have been through the ERP selection process and not only lived to tell about it, but brought great benefit to their companies. Read this white paper now and learn what NOT to do when evaluating ERP
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 07, 2018
Meet the complex needs of your healthcare organization with a single cloud-based
system that combines analytics, planning, finance, and HR for more comprehensive supply chain
management. Read the datasheet to learn how you can: Reduce supply chain costs while improving
inventory control, gain deep insight into the cost, quantity, and utilization of your supplies, and identify
purchasing trends and standardize opportunities.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Sep 19, 2018
The data deluge problem isn’t just about the amount
of internal, operational data being stored, but also the
level of granularity available. The finance and HR teams
of many institutions still operate on outdated systems
that are only able to store aggregate data with complex
details summarized. While these systems may be
sufficient for the purpose of financial reporting, they’re
unable to keep up with the level of complexity needed
to drive business decisions.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
With locations in the U.S., Germany, and Japan, the University of Maryland University College needed a more efficient ERP solution to better manage its workforce and support strategic initiatives. This case study explores how a single system for finance and HR helps the global UMUC community succeed.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
Watch this CFO webinar replay to learn the best practices your finance leaders can use to:
See a complete and clear picture of the business
Standardize processes across locations
Better manage resources and balance profits
Este livro apresenta uma visão geral da segurança de rede e explica como os criminosos virtuais podem usar métodos ocultos e atualmente indetectáveis para invadir sistemas de rede protegidos. As técnicas de evasão avançadas (AETs, Advanced Evasion Techniques) conseguem passar pelas soluções de segurança de rede comuns atuais. Elas podem transportar ataques ou explorações, passando pelos dispositivos de segurança de rede e firewalls, firewalls de próxima geração, sistemas de detecção e prevenção de intrusões e até mesmo roteadores que executam inspeção aprofundada de pacotes. Neste livro, você aprenderá tudo sobre as AETs, além de obter informações e dicas para ajudar a proteger sua empresa. Se você trabalha no governo, na área militar, no setor financeiro, industrial, comércio eletrônico ou outros setores com infraestrutura crítica, leia este livro para conhecer o inimigo e saber como se proteger melhor contra as evasões avançadas.
Today’s financial professionals have access to robust tools that offer a detailed picture of a company’s success in real time. With dashboards reporting in-depth data, a CFO can merely glance at a computer to analyze how well the business is doing in key areas.
Despite the impressive technology available today, many businesses have yet to make a change. In a survey of 1,500 finance professionals, nearly half reported relying on gut instinct rather than hard data to make important business decisions. The survey—commissioned by Epicor and conducted by Redshift Research Ltd.—also revealed that a majority of CFOs and financial decision-makers are still relying on spreadsheets to interpret business data.
In our “Instinct Meets Insight” eBook, you can explore the survey results and learn how a modern financial IT infrastructure lets decision-makers back up instinct with relevant data they can use to help their businesses grow.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Compare leading contact center infrastructure vendors.
In Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Infrastructure, Worldwide, Genesys has once again maintained a leadership position. Placed furthest among all vendors in completeness of vision for 10 years and counting, our position continues to validate our mission to power the world’s best customer engagement solutions for organizations of all sizes—both in the cloud and on-premises.
And according to Gartner peer insights, customers agree.
“Great implementation that was on-time and on-budget!” 1
— CTO in the finance industry
“Solid platform with a lot of features at a reasonable cost.” 1
— IT Manager of Software Engineering in the Services Industry
Get the report now to learn:
• How contact center vendors compare and which quadrant they are aligned to
• Analyst views on the strengths and cautions of all participating vendors
• How to evaluate key criteria to guide your decision-making process
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is a series of software applications or modules that collects data from your sales, purchasing, finance, inventory, supply chain, manufacturing and quality functions into a common database so that your company can share the information, coordinate activities and collaborate.
If you’re looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization.
While Oracle Hyperion remains a market leader in EPM software, that role comes with a hefty price tag and poses some hidden risks that have companies that use it re-evaluating their planning, budgeting, and consolidation needs. Whether used individually or together as an EPM suite, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Hyperion Planning burden finance departments with a high cost of ownership, from server costs and consultants to dealing with the complex integration between products and the different interfaces.
As Oracle Hyperion users start to evaluate the cloud, they need to be aware of how benefits of the cloud-based EPM solution compare to on-premises software. We’ve compiled this information to a) help you better understand the full costs and potential risks associated with Oracle Hyperion and b) offer guidance as you evaluate cloud-based options.
It’s critical that Finance teams have accurate, relevant, and timely data to understand current run rates and to steer your company toward growth. “The Finance Boss Guide to Oracle E-Business Suite to Drive Exponential Financial Gains” will help you translate numbers into fiscal performance through better reporting, analytics and planning, such as:
How to create your own usable, sharable reports and web-based dashboards tracking financial performance and progress against company-wide KPIs
Avoiding over-investing in dated ERP tools
Industry analyst’s take on how to get better reporting and planning best practices and tools
How Finance leaders at Bibby Distribution used the ability to drill down into reports to get exactly the detail they needed to address immediate business issues
Get “The Consummate IT Pro’s Guide to Driving IT Innovation & Efficiency with Oracle EBS” and we’ll help you capitalize on the value of IT through better reporting, analytics, and planning directly through your ERP. Use these resources to get up to speed on:
Enabling end users to create their own usable, sharable reports and web-based dashboards tracking financial performance and progress against company-wide KPIs
Avoiding costly mistakes when upgrading your ERP system
Industry analyst’s take on how to get better reporting and planning from ERP systems
How Finance and IT leaders at Ladbrokes replaced Oracle reports and quit having to manipulate data in static spreadsheets
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