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Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Jul 16, 2019
We know that digital transformation is changing the economics of IT, but is this influencing CXO dynamics and strategic decision-making? To determine this, the Financial Times (FT) Focus partnered with Apptio to survey more than 550 C-suite leaders in technology and finance globally. Download this FT Focus report to discover how to: - Bridge the trust gap and ease tensions between the Office of the CIO and the CFO with accountability and real-time data - Leverage digital transformation to foster greater collaboration and avoid creating blurred responsibilities across the C-suite - Help leaders at global brands embrace AI, reskilling, cloud, Agile, and decentralized decision-making to move at hyperspeed and deliver value.
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Published By: Workday     Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
From reducing costs to driving strategic initiatives, great things happen when finance and HR collaborate. That’s one of the main takeaways of this eBook from CFO.com, which outlines five actionable ways to help your finance and HR teams work better together. Read now to learn how you can help transform HR from a cost center into a profit center.
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Workday
Published By: SAP Concur     Published Date: Aug 07, 2019
"Spend Management is the planning, process, and system of managing business dollars to positively affect the production of products and services. Spend management usualy includes processes relating to procurement, supply chain management, and outsourcing. Optimal spend management relies on the ability to understand and control company spend through automation tools and analytics. Steps to Strategic Spend Management All CFOs are concerned with how their company is spending its money. However, this is of particular concern for CFOs of small to mid-size businesses who need to manage their cash flow effectively to survive. To survive and maintain a competitive advantage, companies need to be strategic in their spend management and identify ways to invest wisely to meet current demands and fuel growth for the future. Expense and invoice management can no longer be viewed as simply a cost center. Download this white paper to explore five initiatives that can help guide your company towa
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SAP Concur
Published By: Coupa     Published Date: Dec 14, 2018
Visibility remains a huge challenge for CFOs in today’s dynamic and ever-evolving business environment. A study of more than 500 CFOs and senior finance executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by Coupa, reveals that more than 60 percent of CFOs lack complete visibility into the transactions within their organization. Sound familiar? Read the report to learn how CFOs are responding in a rapidly evolving world where new technologies, uncertainty, and emerging threats abound. The report also includes five qualitative interviews with the CFOs from Ally Financial, Driftwood Acquisitions and Development, Hays, Micron Technologies, and Zendesk.
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Published By: Sage EMEA     Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
Transform your finance operations into a strategic, data-driven engine 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,1 less than half of an organisation’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.2
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Sage EMEA
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jan 11, 2017
Cloud, mobile, social media, and big data were once considered intimidating new technologies by CFOs; today they are the cornerstone of any successful financial department. That’s the evolution of digitization. The role of the CFO is evolving to become more strategic and CFOs of established firms are taking notice that going digital creates value.
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Oracle
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.
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consolidation, planning, survey, performance, sales, audience, finance, strategic exercise
    
Anaplan
Published By: Oracle APAC ZO OD Prime Volume ERP ABM Leads June 2017     Published Date: Jul 12, 2017
Relentless digital developments have created the chance for the finance team to become true strategic leaders across the business—but they have also raised expectations and generated new challenges. In this digibook, we explore the growth of cloud, social, mobile and big data, and how smart CFOs are taking advantage. We show how to use your big data analytics and smooth procurement systems as a launchpad to holding your own in the Digital Age. Each chapter is illustrated by examples from successful businesses that have embraced the new ways of working as well as guidance on how to plan for and implement the changes that are right for you.
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data analytics, digital age, digital transformation, cloud, big data, growth
    
Oracle APAC ZO OD Prime Volume ERP ABM Leads June 2017
Published By: Workday     Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
It is an exciting and challenging time for CFOs as their role continues to evolve in a dynamic, everchanging business environment. To keep up with the pace of change and steer their companies toward growth, CFOs need to focus on strategic value and how they can support the broader organization. Driving growth, contending with an ever-evolving regulatory environment, delivering deeper and more-strategic business insights, and staying agile as demands change requires a new kind of finance organization. All of this change will continue to lead CFOs to look inward at their finance systems and evaluate if they can help support business demands today and in the future.
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cloud, cfo, financial systems, data insights, strategic value, organization optimization, file systems
    
Workday
Published By: SAP EMEA Global     Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
Rapid innovation, disruptive competition, and intensive investments in new technologies tend to characterize the North American marketplace. Thus, it stands to reason that chief financial officers in North America are more involved in strategic decision-making than CFOs in other regions, and that they leverage technology to automate routine operations so they can focus on strategic concerns.
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growth, regulatory, efficiency, automation, influence, finance function, core
    
SAP EMEA Global
Published By: Workday     Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
The role of the CFO continues to evolve in today’s dynamic, ever-changing business environment. This article highlights four business priorities that are greatly impacting the focus of CFOs.
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cfo, business priorities
    
Workday
Published By: Workday     Published Date: May 09, 2018
The role of the CFO continues to evolve in today’s dynamic, ever-changing business environment. This article highlights four business priorities that are greatly impacting the focus of CFOs.
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Workday
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Apr 10, 2014
The very best CFOs are becoming “technology evangelists”, investing in the latest mobile, social, analytical and cloud technologies to modernize their finance organizations and become more strategic partners to the business. Find out more – download the report, “Empowering Modern Finance: The CFO as Technology Evangelist.”
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cloud, finance, saas, big data, social, mobile, analytics, modernization
    
Oracle
Published By: Infor     Published Date: Mar 03, 2017
It is the best of times and the worst of times for elite finance professionals in mid- to largesized organizations. With demands for more information, faster, going nowhere but up, and finance departments playing an increasingly strategic role in determining business direction, CFOs, Controllers and their staffs are finding themselves intellectually stimulated and exhausted in equal measure.
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finance, cfo, finance process, data analysis, risk management
    
Infor
Published By: Fiserv     Published Date: Mar 02, 2018
According to the report, Benchmarking the Accounting Function 2015, only 56% of companies currently use automation to reconcile accounts. While many finance leaders want to change the process of reconciliation, the task can seem overwhelming. However, developing a plan does not have to be complicated or time-consuming – and the benefits far outweigh the risks. A smooth, stress-free financial close adds qualitative value to the company by freeing employees to focus on strategic initiatives and ways to grow business. A CFO’s Guide to Transforming the Financial Close shares how to build a center of excellence to streamline reconciliation so you can align objectives to overall business goals. Leading-edge automation tools can stop the madness of shuffling papers, sorting emails and searching spreadsheets, turning the reconciliation process from a cost center to a value-add for the company.
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automating financial close, streamlining reconciliation, data integrity, single version of truth, reconciliation process
    
Fiserv
Published By: Sage Software     Published Date: Jun 20, 2018
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.
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sage enterprise management, bms, erp, bom, enterprise accounting, enterprise intelligence, drp, enterprise
    
Sage Software
Published By: Coupa Software Inc.     Published Date: May 11, 2018
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.
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finance, finance strategy, financial management, finance technology, corporate finance
    
Coupa Software Inc.
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 27, 2013
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.
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cloud crm, technology, business needs, best practices, crm solution, solution at scale, sales, marketing
    
Oracle
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jan 16, 2014
Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud
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oracle, cloud crm, technology, business needs, best practices, crm solution, solution at scale, sales
    
Oracle
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jan 16, 2014
Strategic CFOs Embrace the Cloud
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oracle, cloud crm, technology, business needs, best practices, crm solution, solution at scale, sales
    
Oracle
Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 13, 2013
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.
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zenithoptimedia, oracle, ceo perspectives, hr department drives growth, economist intelligence unit, ibm, hr and organizational strategy, strategic influence of hr
    
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 01, 2013
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.
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zenithoptimedia, oracle, ceo perspectives, hr department drives growth, economist intelligence unit, ibm, hr and organizational strategy, strategic influence of hr
    
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 05, 2013
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.
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zenithoptimedia, oracle, fsn, strategic cfo, embrace the cloud, catalyst for change, obstacles to change, change management
    
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Published By: Infor     Published Date: May 04, 2007
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.
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sox, sarbox, sarbanes-oxley, sarbanes oxley, financial, cfm, corporate financial management, finance
    
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Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Oct 19, 2011
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.
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harvard, adaptive, marketry, cfo, analyst, financial managers, financial planning, budget
    
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