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Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Oct 09, 2019
"Download this guide for six best practices to help you overcome your greatest IT finance challenges. Discover how to: -Better align IT plans to changing business priorities -Improve cross-functional planning, agility, and transparency -Engage stakeholders to drive accountability "
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Apptio
Published By: Coupa     Published Date: Dec 14, 2018
Financial services firms are turning to Business Spend Management (BSM) as a Strategic Solution Beset by competitors and burdened by ever-shifting regulatory requirements, financial services firms are turning to cloud-based technology to gain better control over—and visibility into—spending. In the process, they are becoming fiercer competitors. Download this ebook for insights into how you can improve your organization's financial health and how: A cloud complete-BSM solution can track and measure all purchasing activities, identifying patterns that provide opportunities for negotiating discounts, and better managing risk To increase savings across source-to-contract, procure-to-pay, travel & expense management, as well as risk and supplier management Modern technology enables the finance function to take cost-management to a deeper level—without investing in IT infrastructure
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Published By: Dun & Bradstreet     Published Date: Mar 03, 2017
A tool for finance leaders to unify disparate customer data with financial and strategic ROI If you’ve found yourself sweating in a smoky billiard room, wondering what role customer data should play in finance—as well as in your company’s long-term strategy—this eBook will help you hone your pool shark skills. Inside, you’ll find insights about…. • How to identify patterns in your customer portfolio, and why it matters. • Avoiding four critical data billiard blunders. • Key questions to ask while you’re segmenting your data. • How to tell if your portfolio segmentation strategy is working with the right reporting. This eBook will help you navigate the crowded billiard room of customer data and how you can use it to drive cross-functional value for your team.
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Published By: Stripe     Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities. Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT. KEY FINDINGS • 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment. • Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability. • Respondents using public-cloud-
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payment security, platform as a service (paas), foreign currency transactions, fraud protection, payment solutions
    
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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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Published By: Prophix     Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Discover how best-in-class organizations are using financial consolidation as the catalyst to better strategic financial analysis and business decision making. Learn about how the best finance operations deliver faster, more accurate and more automated close and consolidations. Hear about Space Saver a Prophix customer and how his company uses Prophix for financial consolidation and to help them plan their product inventories, their product discounting strategies, and their product mix.
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financial consolidation, best practices, prophix, productivity, competitive advantage
    
Prophix
Published By: Prophix     Published Date: May 31, 2016
CFOs today are finding themselves in a leadership position at the strategy table. Whether your company’s objectives are to deliver growth in 2016 or stay the course, it is crucial that the office of finance contribute to the strategic decision-making process and become one of the company’s trusted business partners. With rich data from all parts of the organization, the finance leadership team can offer unprecedented value to the decision-making process and help make the right business decisions executable. Listen to how Finance Professionals are helping guide their organizations toward making well-reasoned, data-driven strategic decisions.
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best practices, finance professionals, productivity, strategic decisions
    
Prophix
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: Dec 06, 2017
Finance teams are working harder than ever before. CFOs today shape strategy across their organization, driving long-term growth and performance. But some do it better than others, and new research explains why.
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finance, function, strategic, growth, initiatives, automation, efficiency, core
    
SAP EMEA Global
Published By: SAP EMEA Global     Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
As more and more data pours into the office of the CFO, experts say, minimizing its complexity and maximizing its usefulness becomes critical. “The amount of data is phenomenal,” says Mr. Whitehead of Airbus Defence and Space, “but what’s worse is the lack of harmonization. Unstructured data is what kills you. The key for me is how to have clear data in a usable and consistent form, which can be turned into succinct information the business can look at, understand where the value chain is, and make decisions.”
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finance, function, strategic, growth, initiatives, automation, efficiency, core
    
SAP EMEA Global
Published By: Adaptive Planning     Published Date: Jun 09, 2011
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to move beyond spreadsheets and deliver FP&A best practices that create exceptional value. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to dramatically improve your FP&A processes, elevate the strategic contribution of finance, and drive greater success in 2011.
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adaptive planning, fp&a best practices, nonprofits, planning and reporting solution, finance, fp&a processes, annual budgeting cycle
    
Adaptive Planning
Published By: Workday     Published Date: Mar 01, 2018
A cloud-based system for finance frees your finance team to do more than manage controls and transactions. But choosing one that supports your goals today and into the future, while helping your finance team act strategically, can be difficult. Read this whitepaper for guidance in selecting a system.
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cloud-based system, strategically, finance
    
Workday
Published By: Workday     Published Date: Jan 10, 2019
Wellesley College has a lot of success stories to share following its strategic deployment of Workday. Increased internal adoption and collaboration between finance and HR are just the start of a long list of benefits the college now enjoys. Watch the webinar replay with Wellesley’s Ravi Ravishanker, CIO and associate provost; Nephellie Dobie, director of Project Management and Business Analysis; and Veronica Brandstrader, associate CIO, to learn about its: • Evaluation and deployment • Technology transformation • Benefits realized • Lessons learned
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Workday
Published By: Workday     Published Date: May 09, 2018
Operating finance and HR in silos leaves your organization with incomplete data, inconsistent metrics, and strategic uncertainty. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for silos. Read this whitepaper to learn eight key benefits of bringing finance and HR together in one system.
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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: Oracle     Published Date: Apr 27, 2015
The faster you can close the books and deliver right-time insights to key decision makers, the more strategic your finance organization can be to the business.
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cloud computing, erp, productivity, applications, efficiency, finance, software solutions, management
    
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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.
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Workday
Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Aug 28, 2018
For many years, large corporations have employed financial planning and analysis professionals to oversee budgeting, planning, forecasting and analysis. But the sea-change in technology, data and the competitive landscape is having a sustained impact on the FP&A function as it transforms from a predominately budgeting function to a forward-focussed strategic contributor. Now, as new cloud technology makes implementing modern FP&A quicker and cheaper, the function has become more accessible to medium-sized, or even smaller, organisations. There is a nascent but growing realisation that this corner of the finance function should be demanding more of an organisation’s attention, large or small, because having accurate and timely visibility, further into the future, could mean the difference between success and failure in today’s highly uncertain and volatile business environment.
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rise, fp&a, corporation, professional, landscape, technology
    
Anaplan
Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
For many years, large corporations have employed financial planning and analysis professionals to oversee budgeting, planning, forecasting and analysis. But the sea-change in technology, data and the competitive landscape is having a sustained impact on the FP&A function as it transforms from a predominately budgeting function to a forward-focussed strategic contributor. Now, as new cloud technology makes implementing modern FP&A quicker and cheaper, the function has become more accessible to medium-sized, or even smaller, organisations. There is a nascent but growing realisation that this corner of the finance function should be demanding more of an organisation’s attention, large or small, because having accurate and timely visibility, further into the future, could mean the difference between success and failure in today’s highly uncertain and volatile business environment.
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Published By: BlackLine     Published Date: Jun 12, 2017
The last ten years have seen two seismic shifts for accounting and finance teams. First, the expectations of finance have changed: be more efficient and agile in an increasingly regulatory environment while also being more strategic. Secondly, a new wave of modern finance apps have arrived for core accounting, financial close, and planning and reporting, that are designed to automate more and analyze more.
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BlackLine
Published By: MineralTree     Published Date: Jan 23, 2018
In today’s world of constant technological advances, automation has become the norm in most areas of business. To stay ahead of the competition and drive growth more quickly, savvy businesses are using automation as a way to stand out. Herein lies the concept that automation is not only a priority but also a strategic advantage to your business. Find out why leading finance executives are making accounts payable automation a priority.
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business payments, accounts payable, payment automation, invoice automation, accounting applications
    
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Published By: IBM Business Analytics     Published Date: Mar 04, 2011
Download this paper written by BPM partners to see how the 'last mile' has become a very complex and challenging process for companies and their CFO's and the strategic need to automate the controls around these processes.
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bpm partners, last mile, finance, finance automation, risk, business process
    
IBM Business Analytics
Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
For many years, large corporations have employed financial planning and analysis professionals to oversee budgeting, planning, forecasting and analysis. But the sea-change in technology, data and the competitive landscape is having a sustained impact on the FP&A function as it transforms from a predominately budgeting function to a forward-focussed strategic contributor. Now, as new cloud technology makes implementing modern FP&A quicker and cheaper, the function has become more accessible to medium-sized, or even smaller, organisations. There is a nascent but growing realisation that this corner of the finance function should be demanding more of an organisation’s attention, large or small, because having accurate and timely visibility, further into the future, could mean the difference between success and failure in today’s highly uncertain and volatile business environment.
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Anaplan
Published By: Certent UK     Published Date: Apr 25, 2018
In organizations where internal reporting is done manually, it can feel much more like a chore than a critical, strategic activity. Read this report to find out how much of a difference an insight-led approach can make when the finance team has time to analyze the figures and provide meaningful insight for senior management.
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Certent UK
Published By: Aon Hewitt     Published Date: Aug 02, 2016
As the trend of moving to the Cloud continues to flow from business function to business function, other trends are emerging. As organizations transform to eliminate complex functions, standardize and integrate systems to reduce costs, and minimize nonvalue add activities, they are challenging themselves to get the most from their investment. The shift from transactional to strategic, and from reporting to actionable and predictive analytics, positions companies for growth like never before. Many organizations look to break down silos, not only within their company but also within their industries, to share lessons and leverage efficiencies from others’ learnings. Our recommendation is to start by breaking down any silos that exist between finance, HR, and IT within your organization today—and discover what moving to cloud and truly adopting the SaaS lifestyle can do for your organization.
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aon, finance, cloud, human resources
    
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