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.
Artificial intelligence is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Led by advances being made in academia and Silicon Valley, computing power is growing at an unprecedented and accelerating rate. As AI becomes more prevalent in finance software, the question facing you, the finance leader, isn’t whether it will change your job, but how to prepare for its arrival.
This paper is a primer designed to help you develop an AI strategy for your finance team. You’ll understand key concepts about this revolutionary technology, including how it works, why finance specifically stands to benefit, and how to apply AI in a way that returns the most value to your team.
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.
With the 2011 budgeting cycle behind us, it's the perfect time to re-evaluate whether you're getting as much as you can out of your budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, and what-if analysis. Are your processes integrated, aligned, and collaborative? Do they help your company drive revenue and outperform your competition?
Adaptive Planning's award-winning solution makes it incredibly easy to move beyond spreadsheets and transform budgeting, forecasting, monthly variance reporting, and what-if analysis. With Adaptive Planning, your FP&A processes can be far more efficient, accurate, and collaborative -- resulting in better decisions that increase revenues, decrease expenses, and create greater strategic value.
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.
The following insights should be used as a resource for Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) as they lead or support their organisation through a cloud adoption journey.
It is designed to provide an overview of cloud adoption drivers, costs, risks, and benefits, as well as raise important questions about staffing and technology decisions that are critical to success. It is also intended to help inform business cases, while surfacing measurements and indicators specific to cloud environments that impact the bottom line.
The foundational guidance provided is a collection of insights captured and distilled from direct conversations and engagements between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and customer CFOs representing an extensive range of industries.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
FP&A is a crucial component of the CFO’s job, but it is often frustratingly ineffective. As a result, many organisations use the data produced by finance only for compliance; their strategic decision making remains uninfluenced by it. However, the emergence of
sophisticated software solutions has created new opportunities
for CFOs to turn FP&A into the strategic exercise it ought to be.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
A Harvard Business Review Analytics Services White Paper
Finance is constantly tested to keep pace in today’s business environment. To keep up, planning needs to become a continuous process that spans departmental boundaries and enables managers to collectively realign resources to respond to market changes.
Organizations must streamline disparate sales and operational planning with traditional financial planning and analysis by using technology to connect people, data, and processes across the organization.
Download this white paper to discover the three steps to moving towards finance-led integrated business planning recommended by the Harvard Business Review.
The purpose of this research is to better understand the key investment drivers and evolving business objectives of C-Level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, CMOs) - and how these intersect and shape business/IT investment spending going forward.
In Q4, 2009, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) analysts worked with ASG to research how executives in IT and within the lines of business use dashboards to gain holistic insights into IT services as they impact business outcomes.
In this white paper we demonstrate why CFOs must focus their attention on advancing along three distinct strategic tiers:
1) Optimizing the health system’s fiscal health. Even if it’s already good it needs to be even better to weather inevitable industry changes.
2) Thinking outside the walls of the health system by optimizing the ecosystem of providers, the system of care, and physician loyalty.
3) Optimizing the patient experience: harness the health system to deliver what patients value most.
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.
Download this White Paper for more information.
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
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.
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