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.
In this white paper, you'll read why traditional planning and forecasting processes are not enough in today's environment. And, you'll learn about the three capabilities that form the foundation of modern, dynamic planning and forecasting processes. If you want to move beyond the traditional finance role and play a more visible, pro-active role in supporting business decision making, read this white paper today.
In recent years, IT has seen a fundamental shift toward always-on capabilities for anywhere, anytime productivity. The Cloud has taken center stage as one of the largest influencers of IT decision making, modifying company operations, impacting enterprise finances, and incorporating into profit engines.
Disclosure management tools ave transformed the so called ‘Last Mile’ of finance, turning a haphazard, time consuming and error-prone process into a much more streamlined, timely and controlled endeavor.
Com o crescimento explosivo no uso de smartphones e tablets nos últimos cinco anos, a maioria dos profissionais de marketing desenvolveu estratégias para atrair clientes através de canais mobile. Nessa pesquisa, descobrimos que esses profissionais aprenderam a atingir os clientes por meio de dispositivos e plataformas, além de adaptar seus investimentos mobile à medida que eles se desenvolvem. Também analisamos e avaliamos as melhores práticas desses profissionais, de setores como: mídia e entretenimento, varejo e comércio, serviços financeiros, B2B e alta tecnologia. A pesquisa oferece uma visão geral dos investimentos em mobilidade pelos principais pro ssionais de marketing e o que é preciso para manter a liderança.
Published By: Flexera
Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
As the technology landscape grows and evolves with new devices, new software, and new platforms, keeping tabs on an organization's IT assets is a moving target. How can you gain accurate visibility of software assets to drive strategic and financial decisions that impact finance and reduce security risk?
A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Flexera shows the potential return on investment for a Data Platform customer. Through their research, Forrester found that customers achieved a 302% ROI with their investment, with payback within months by benefiting from multiple use cases throughout the organization in the following areas:
-Cost savings from reduction in licenses
-Avoided increases in licenses from audit activities
-Hardware maintenance savings
-Reduced effort for divestiture activities
Get the full study to learn how your business can benefit from Flexera solutions.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Jun 15, 2016
Finance is shifting from traditional rigid and manual accounting processes to more automated, more flexible, and more agile cloud based systems. This shift is essential, because it provides the productivity benefits so that finance can focus more on reporting and analyzing financial performance. Download this eBook, “The Modern Approach to Closing the Books” to learn a new approach to the Record-to-Report processes - an approach in which automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within daily activities allowing for; more balanced workloads, time freed for analysis, current – not out of date – results, and Finance to better align with business operations.
How adopting a framework can optimize cybersecurity
Today’s threat landscape has created new challenges for security analysts and incident responders, as the number of alerts and their complexity have increased significantly. Organizations with small IT teams are overwhelmed, often lacking the time or resources to investigate every alert. Failing to do so means a high-risk threat might go unnoticed. This can result in a devastating breach, damaging an organization's finances and reputation.
This white paper discusses how CrowdStrike is solving these challenges, by implementing the MITRE ATT&CK™ Framework across multiple CrowdStrike processes and product features to help improve analyst’s productivity and prevent breaches. This provides many benefits, including time savings; adding advanced context to security alerts and information; and enabling a common, shared language. However, it also provides some hidden advantages, especially concerning cybersecurity.
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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.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
CIOs today face a delicate, difficult balancing act between meeting business objectives and securing information. Markets are becoming more global, product life cycles are shrinking, and profit margins are declining. Organisations need their finance, human resource, and planning systems to be agile and able to change as quickly as the business.
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)
Find out how operations is a key driver to operational excellence. Operations executives are closest to the processes along the value chain, and as a result are best positioned to drive operational excellence initiatives. However, collaboration with other functions is essential. Data from IT, metrics and measurements from Finance and changing customer and market demand from Sales and Marketing are all drivers for operational excellence. But ultimately, it is the operations function that needs to be responsible for implementation.
Become acquainted with the script logic functionality available in SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.x, version for SAP NetWeaver. Review use cases for script logic, its architecture, various ways to execute it, and a few basic key words. Designed for individuals who will be end users of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation or who require a product overview. The goal is to work with the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Web interfaces.
When an unpredictable economy brings sudden shifts in revenues, costs, and profits, Software solutions can give Finance the ability to anticipate and adapt. But Finance needs the help of IT. Specifically, Finance needs the help of inspiring IT Managers who can lay out the roadmap that will take Finance from the automation of discrete processes to the broader task of transforming the business to compete successfully in a challenging global economy.
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.
Published By: Intacct
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business?
Download the 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software and discover:
• Why most financial software systems hinder your ability to get good financial information
• The six key questions you need to ask before considering a move to a cloud-based financial solution
• Why the process for evaluating software is different for cloud solutions – and the seven SLA must-haves you should get in writing
Get all the facts for a successful buying journey!
Published By: Avalara
Published Date: Jan 28, 2014
Sales tax compliance and the CFO: What automation means for risk management conveys why it’s time C-level executives should take a closer look at how sales tax is managed within their organizations. This report highlights what finance and accounting professionals know (and don’t know) about managing sales tax, and more importantly, why risk of non-compliance is more important in this legislative climate.
This report draws upon a recent study by Wakefield Research, which investigates what leading and emerging companies in the U.S. know about sales tax compliance — and, more importantly — what the accounting and finance professionals in the trenches are doing to safeguard their organizations from potential audits and accounting pitfalls.
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