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Published By: Workday UK     Published Date: Mar 07, 2018
As the finance function moves further into the digital era, one of the biggest questions CFOs are asking is, “Are we ready?” Technology advancements and the proliferation of data are dramatically reshaping the role of the finance function. As companies face increasing competition and ongoing change, they expect finance to leverage technology and turn data into insights they can use to guide strategy and support decision-making.
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jan 08, 2018
Data is a driver of growth and change that is quickly becoming the world's most valuable resource. As such, finance leaders face increased pressure to value data as an asset on their balance sheets and use it to drive business strategy. To capitalize on the power of data, learn how to pinpoint where you are today. what steps you can take to reach your goals and how to measure success.
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jan 12, 2017
Businesses today expect finance to play an extended role across departments, including IT, human resources, compliance, operations, sales, marketing, and most importantly, corporate strategy.To successfully deliver on this role, the finance function needs to play a bigger and visible role in real-time decision making and continuous planning. This report explores how, using cloud and analytics, finance leaders can leapfrog a few generations of technology and offer mature analytical feature/functionality and skills to the entire organization.
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Published By: Key Private Bank     Published Date: May 22, 2018
There are obviously a variety of choices open to you: a spreadsheet plug-in may be appropriate if you are only focused on general ledger reporting and do not have concerns over security or compliance. You might also suppose that this is a low-cost option, though we would argue that the remediation required, the additional audit fees and the lack of repeatability means that this is a false economy and that this approach will end up costing you more in the long term. A second use case would be where you already have a financial reporting solution installed, when the add-on facilities for purposes such as business intelligence are likely to be your major focus. In this case an Oracle based solution is likely to be as good as anything else.
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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: Dun & Bradstreet     Published Date: Mar 03, 2017
Complexity, globalization and digitalization are just some of the elements at play in the risk landscape—and data is becoming a core part of understanding and navigating risk. How do modern finance leaders view, navigate and manage enterprise risk with data? Dun & Bradstreet surveyed global finance leaders across industries and business types. Here are the top trends that emerged from the study: 1. The Enterprise Risk & Strategy Disconnect—Finance leaders are using data and managing risk programs, but over 65% of finance leaders say there’s missing link between risk and strategy. 2. The Risks of the Use and Misuse of Data—Up to 50% of the data used to manage modern risk is disconnected. Only 15% of leaders are confident about the quality of their data. 3. Risky Relationships—Only 20% of finance leaders say the data they use to manage risk is fully integrated and shared. Download the study to learn how finance leaders are approaching data and enterprise risk management
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Published By: IBM APAC     Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
Today, SAP’s solution portfolio looks very different and addresses different business needs than the SAP of a few years ago. Instead of primarily managing back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) processes such as finance and the supply chain, SAP is evolving into a new type of software company that’s poised to enable digital business. Numerous acquisitions — including leading eCommerce solution hybris and cloud solutions Ariba, Concur, and SuccessFactors — and a new platform strategy based on SAP Hana, an in-memory computing solution, mean that the SAP core is positioned to support real-time digital business in the era of connected everything.
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digital transformation, architecture, business processes, best practices, customer engagement, employee engagement
    
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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, finance, processes
    
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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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Published By: SAP EMEA Global     Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
Finance teams today are working harder than ever before. The demands of the global and digital economy have multiplied the finance function’s core responsibilities. At the same time, CFOs are expected to partner with their C-suite colleagues to shape long-term business strategy. When finance chiefs do their jobs well, they make a powerful impact, not only within their own department but also on their company’s overall performance amplifying their importance to the enterprise.
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global, digital, economy, cfo, c-suite, business, strategy, finance
    
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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.
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analytics, planning, cfo, operations, business practices, revenue, growth, enterprise business, finance trends, business analytics, business process, harvard business review, hbr, financial planning, corporate finance, fp&a, budgeting, integrated business planning, ibp, finance
    
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Published By: KPMG     Published Date: Jul 10, 2018
Modern regulation demands connected thinking, leading-practice processes, optimal data management and insightful reporting – all of which makes the finance function the ideal catalyst for change. Read this report to find out: • how to structure a transformation plan and strategy • how to create the optimal team for transformation • what leading companies are doing to drive transformation through regulatory change.
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Published By: Host Analytics     Published Date: Jun 05, 2017
Most FP&A professionals want five things from a planning and forecast process: -speed -accuracy -repeatability -flexibility -actionable insight 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.
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
While being the backbone of many organization’s Offices of Finance and Accounting, it is now commonly acknowledged that this overreliance on Excel spreadsheets coupled with the lack of visibility associated with its use represents a very real risk. With automation available to improve both process efficiency and effectiveness, the challenge many companies face isn’t why they should transform their process but how. The key to overcoming this challenge is creating a strong business case for investment. One that not only sets out the objectives of the project but is also underpinned by a robust financial analysis, in the form of qualitative and quantitative ROI, and a thorough understanding of risk.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
One of the most common things we hear when we speak to companies about improving their financial close process through automation is “But I already have an ERP system.” It’s true that an ERP goes a long way towards helping manage some of the financial close process. However, there is still a great deal of work that is taken outside of the ERP each period end and managed manually.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot
Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
Trintech is a global software provider with over 1,700 customers in over 100 countries. Across the globe, we focus on delivering value to our customers through local representation to build a community where we are known as a trusted partner to deliver best practice and enable process improvement.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
In our previous eBook, “Part 1: Enabling Financial Transformation through Technology,” we examined the “why” of Record to Report transformation and briefly described ‘how” you can achieve this through the implementation of Record to Report technology. Now that you understand the “why” and the “how” it’s time to put it into action to ensure a successful Record to Report transformation delivery. But first we need to lay the framework, as the majority of you have probably never embarked on a financial transformation journey before or have experience with a technology purchase or implementation of this calibre.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
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.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
Typically, Shared Services Center (SSCs) automation initiatives have been undertaken to reduce costs and improve efficiency. These goals are achieved relatively easily within the first few years, most immediately through reduced labor costs and centralized activities. In fact, standardization and centralization deliver up to 50% savings. During subsequent phases, technology automation and outsourcing cut costs further. But, if cost reduction is the only clearly defined goal, organizations will reach a point of diminishing returns.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
By leveraging Record to Report technology, you can effectively manage the entire R2R cycle in one place with one single view of all your relevant controls. Software not only provides you with the means of collating all this data in a single view, but also can eliminate those white spaces between key control components and enable you to standardize across your business.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
In terms of reconciliations, we tend to spend most of our time simply gathering data before we can even begin to think about reconciling it. Once the data is finally in the right format, the majority of our time is then spent manually going through the matching process, rather than spending that time focused on the areas that are most critical to us, as can be seen in the diagram on the right.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot
Published By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
The primary objective of any financial transformation project is to achieve process improvements by improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of financial information, ultimately enhancing shareholder value. Take the example of the close process. It would be incredibly simple to shorten the process by adding more people, however, is this an efficient way to reduce the number of days to close? On the right, the Hackett Group displays that best in class companies actually can be seen closing in fewer days, with greater automation and significant lower audit fees, emphasizing the idea that you really can do more with less.
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account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
    
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Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: Jun 15, 2017
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations must contend with a daunting set of challenges when deploying mobile technology. That’s why it’s important to develop a carefully planned mobility strategy. To be successful, your strategy will need strong senior level leadership, commitment, funding and resources. An interdisciplinary team should be gathered— including nursing, physicians, pharmacy, IT, ancillary care, biomedical engineering and finance—to develop a vision for a common technology infrastructure that supports all staff across the organization. This white paper highlights a five-step roadmap for building an effective mobility strategy.
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five-step, roadmap, mobility, strategy, hospital
    
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Published By: Paycor     Published Date: Jun 05, 2014
Many finance professionals struggle with the transition from tactical execution to strategic thinking. This whitepaper will help you clarify what strategy is and what it isn’t, learn best practices for strategic planning and take action to ensure the future success of your organization. With these actionable tips, you can start sharpening your strategic skills today.
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strategy, career development, business strategy, enterprise applications
    
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Published By: BlackLine     Published Date: Feb 17, 2016
Many senior finance executives want their department to play a more strategic role in the management and operations of their company. They believe there is value in shifting their focus from processing transactions to higher-value functions in order to be able to make more substantial contributions to the success of the organization. Continuous accounting can serve as the foundation for transforming the role of the department.
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finance, accounting, finance transformation, finance strategy
    
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