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Published By: Workday     Published Date: Sep 19, 2018
Hoarding data isn’t doing much to help your financial services firm if you can’t easily combine data from multiple sources and quickly run analytics. But there is a way to turn those heaps of data into actionable insights to get clearer answers to your biggest questions and better drive your firm’s strategy. Read the blog to learn how to improve your back end to go from data hoarding to decision-making.
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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: Jun 03, 2016
Prophix financial consolidation is the springboard to strategic financial analysis and better business decision making.
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Prophix
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: Hayes, Inc.     Published Date: Jul 27, 2016
Hospitals and health systems are scrutinizing costs and being forced to make tough decisions affecting patients and their own financial status.Health technology acquisition, standardization, and utilization decisions are becoming ever more important as the costs associated with making wrong decisions continue to escalate. With the array of new technologies clamoring for attention, utilizing evidence is the foundation for meaningful decisions.
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hospitals, health systems, technology acquisition, standardization, healthcare, enterprise applications
    
Hayes, Inc.
Published By: FICO     Published Date: Sep 02, 2016
Leading businesses have aggressively adopted prescriptive analytics to assess the different outcomes of potential decisions and identify the best one(s) for handling a future scenario. As companies progress their use of advanced analytics, they derive exponentially more value from their data and decisions. These five case studies highlight how five banks are using FICO optimization to boost portfolio profits by 26% or more; increase approved transactions by $100+ million; and even generate 6:1 ROI in just six months.
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prescriptive analytics, fico, advanced analytics, fico optimization, portfolio profits, roi
    
FICO
Published By: Comdata     Published Date: Jul 05, 2017
If you are involved in purchasing or financial decision-making for your company, you have likely heard the excitement surrounding virtual credit cards (also known as electronic or epayables) over the last few years. The payment industry is moving increasingly towards paperless vendor payments, and it is important to understand how they can benefit your business and what to look for in a virtual payment provider as you research solutions for your business.
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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
In this on-demand webinar from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Sherri Liao of The Hackett Group and Jim Collins of IBM discuss the steps your organization can take to link financial planning to operational decision making more effectively. You’ll hear about: Simplifying and amplifying reporting Optimizing decision-making: Predictive vs. historical analytics Aligning finance and operations Reporting beyond finance to include cross-functional measures of performance The path to building a World-Class finance organization
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operational planning, financial planning, planning analytics
    
IBM
Published By: IBM     Published Date: May 23, 2018
Learn how to get started creating timelier, more reliable financial and operational plans, analyses and forecasts.
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planning analytics, financial decision making, operational plans, forecasting
    
IBM
Published By: Global Software     Published Date: Aug 13, 2018
Streamlining the close process is the new imperative for many financial executives in order to keep pace with the speed of information coming from various mediums. When financial information is released weeks after the period end, the risk is that this information is perceived and received as old news and less relevant for management decision making. This amplifies the perception of the finance department acting as the “back office” and just another cost center inside the organization.
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financial, executives, management, organization
    
Global Software
Published By: Intacct Corporation     Published Date: Jan 02, 2014
Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age. Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes—limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity—you might as well be stuck in the Stone Age. But there's great news! It's 2014, and there's never been a better time to make the move to a modern accounting system. What features should you look for? Download our new checklist, "Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System," to learn how the right accounting system can help you: • Automate financial processes and optimize workflows to fit your organization's business processes. • Access real-time data to drive business insight and improve decision making. • Lower IT costs and reduce technology risks with a best-in-class cloud architecture.
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accounting, modernizing account system, automate financial processes, business processes, real-time data access, best-in-class cloud architecture, business intelligence, business technology
    
Intacct Corporation
Published By: Intacct Corporation     Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Like it or not, the accounting function is in the news distribution business. The demand for financial performance information is high and the pressure for more timely information is even higher. A fast close improves the timeliness of information, aids decision making and is a value-enhancing proposition for the business. To continue adding value, the CFO and controller must find ways to speed up their financial close processes and report financial results before they become old news. Download this white paper and learn the "7 Steps to a Faster, Better Close" including how to: • Identify the hidden traps and pitfalls bogging down your accounting processes • Drive process improvement and collaboration within your organization • Gain visibility and timely access to critical financial and operational information through application integration • Utilize modern accounting technology to accelerate your close with automation
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Intacct Corporation
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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cfo.com, technology, financial services, company purchases, vendor selection, media
    
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Published By: Destination Analytics     Published Date: Apr 06, 2012
This analytical platform ultimately enables their organization's most important measures - including revenue growth, return on invested capital and profit growth as measured by EBITDA - to outpace the financial outcomes of the competition. The goal is to support speed and effectiveness in decision-making.
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ibm, technology, netezza, analytics, enterprise analytics, analytical applications
    
Destination Analytics
Published By: gyro     Published Date: Sep 10, 2015
This article explores how to connect with this unique group by dialing up the logic without losing the human element. In this article, find out how to bridge the gap.
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financial executives, line of business, lob, decision-making, logic, partnering
    
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: Sep 02, 2009
Learn how solutions for large hospitals that provide intelligently aggregate and summarize clinical, operational, and financial data can offer CFOs faster, hospital-wide insight. When CFOs can immediately access information across existing systems, better decision making and financial outcomes result.
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sap, cfo, hospital data, integration, cfo, aha, business intelligence
    
SAP
Published By: SAP     Published Date: Nov 22, 2011
This Aberdeen report demonstrates how highly effective financial planning, budgeting and forecasting enables good decision making, even in periods of major change. Dynamic financial planning enabled through five key elements -- process, organisation, knowledge management, technology and performance enhancement -- can give business leaders the tools to take prompt action and emerge even stronger.
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aberdeen, analyst insight, business, budget, forecast, financial planning, analytical applications, business technology
    
SAP
Published By: SAP     Published Date: Nov 22, 2011
Newell Rubbermaid sought to reduce time and effort to access information. They wanted to simplify access to global sales data and financial metrics. They also wanted to accelerate report query performance and improve decision making. SAP was selected because they are a comprehensive software program from a single vendor. Read to find out more.
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sap, newell rubbermaid, data access, information management, technology, software, whitepaper, sales data, data management, analytical applications, data integration
    
SAP
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Sep 03, 2013
As renowned cost accounting professor Chuck Horngren notes, corporate finance executives can deliver the greatest value by establishing the sturdiest foundation of timely, reliable and relevant facts. This analytical platform ultimately enables their organization’s most important measures – including revenue growth, return on invested capital and profit growth as measured by EBITDA – to outpace the financial outcomes of the competition. The goal is to support speed and effectiveness in decision-making.
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extending, planning, forecasting, analytics, ibm, financial analytics, support speed, knowledge management, enterprise applications, business technology
    
IBM
Published By: Eaton     Published Date: Jan 26, 2016
When designing a power protection scheme for their data center, IT and facilities managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Companies must weigh each architecture’s advantages and disadvantages against their financial constraints, availability needs and management capabilities before deciding which one to employ. This white paper will simplify the decision-making process and lessen the potential weaknesses of whichever strategy you ultimately select.
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eaton, distributed backup strategy, centralized backup strategy, facility managers, data center solutions, it management, knowledge management, enterprise applications
    
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Published By: Aconex     Published Date: Jun 18, 2008
In the construction industry, as in business generally, risk management involves identifying risks, assessing them and then developing strategies to manage them. Organizations that manage risk well enjoy financial savings, greater productivity and service quality, improved success rates of new projects and better decision making. It is clear that, in today's complex business environment, risk factors are wide reaching, and are intrinsically linked to achieving organizational objectives.
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risk management, collaboration, web collaboration, web-based collaboration, aconex
    
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Published By: Tyco Integrated Security     Published Date: Sep 10, 2015
Want to appeal to financial executives? Dial up the logic. Financial executives differ from almost every other line of business (LOB) executive when it comes to decision-making, according to a new study conducted by the FORTUNE Knowledge Group in collaboration with gyro. While executives in most other industries are moving toward a more innate approach to decision-making, this group relies primarily on logic to guide their decisions. Understanding the differences between what financial executives look for in partnering with companies and what their peers value is key to developing messaging that appeals to this unique segment.
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