Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 08, 2016
Your data center struggles with competing requirements from your lines of business and the finance, security and IT departments. While some executives want to lower cost and increase efficiency, others want business growth and responsiveness. But today, most data center teams are just trying to keep up with application service levels, complex workflows, and sprawling infrastructure and support costs.
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.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
For over 25 years, Prophix has served as a valuable partner to professionals in corporate Finance departments around the globe. In so doing, Prophix has continuously developed, tested, and refined technology solutions that help companies become more profitable, more efficient, and more future-ready.
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.
Bringing finance closer to the rest of the business is an enticing prospect. But enabling accountants to serve as advocates for other departments is much more than just a relocation task. This latest NetSuite guide helps finance leaders in a growing business discuss business partnering: the whys and the hows.
In the white paper, leading CFOs share perspectives on building and developing finance departments. Findings underscore value in the human touch and investment in new technology. The paper distills six rules for drawing talent to—and results from—finance departments in the Digital Age.
Since 2001, PayStream has assisted organizations’ accounting, finance,
and procurement departments to streamline processes, increase
efficiency, and generate growth. The purpose of the majority of these
projects is to assist with the initial RFP for, review of, and final selection
of software solutions. The Navigator began as a straightforward
spreadsheet model used to score solutions on pricing structures,
functional offerings, and how they addressed any unique needs specific
to an organization. Over the course of numerous engagements, it
became clear that there was a sincere market need for a quantifying
tool, and the Navigator became much more.
While Oracle Hyperion remains a market leader in EPM software, that role comes with a hefty price tag and poses some hidden risks that have companies that use it re-evaluating their planning, budgeting, and consolidation needs. Whether used individually or together as an EPM suite, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Hyperion Planning burden finance departments with a high cost of ownership, from server costs and consultants to dealing with the complex integration between products and the different interfaces.
As Oracle Hyperion users start to evaluate the cloud, they need to be aware of how benefits of the cloud-based EPM solution compare to on-premises software. We’ve compiled this information to a) help you better understand the full costs and potential risks associated with Oracle Hyperion and b) offer guidance as you evaluate cloud-based options.
Different finance departments want different financial solutions. Some may simply require financial reporting while, at the other end of the spectrum, some will want a comprehensive performance management solution. This paper compares different approaches to these choices that are available for the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environments. The offerings in this space range from simple reporting tools to complete, integrated solutions. While noting the value that targeted toolsets provide, a survey of the available offerings suggests that most organisations are better served by implementing a holistic, integrated approach rather than a hybrid, multivendor approach.
This white paper distills six rules that modern CFOs worldwide are adopting to attract, retain and nurture finance talent with the skills needed to put finance at the heart of data driven business decision making across the enterprise.
Published By: Winshuttle
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
Automation is not only a positive disruptive force for finance teams, but also a benefit to other departments as the savings trickle throughout the business. Here are five ways that automation can drive value across the entire company.
Download this handy guide to learn more about the implications of the SEC's mandate on XBRL filing for public companies. Finance Departments can further use this guide to evaluate the various options for preparing XBRL statements.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Apr 24, 2013
Built for non-IT professionals, this white paper explains the differences between Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM), two fast-growing forms of software utilized by leading finance departments today.
Accounts receivable (AR) is simple in theory. Keep the bills going out and the money coming in. But controllers and finance directors know the deal: There’s a lot of “other stuff” that gets in the way.
This 17-page white paper highlights how robotic process automation simplifies what really matters to the success of AR departments. Discover how it can unlock added value in your business thanks to:
• Improved customer experience & staff satisfaction
• Reduced DSO & improved employee productivity
• Enhanced tracking & forecasting via customized KPIs
Traditionally, retail promotions were handled by the merchandising, marketing and finance departments. Now companies are finding that by implementing promotions strategies deep within their infrastructure, they can increase profit uplift. Get the IBM white paper and see how optimizing retail promotions can positively affect your business.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
Finance has a mandate to become a strategic business partner. Integrated business planning offers organizations the ability to align operations and sales strategy with the company’s continuous financial performance. An increasing number of organizations have shown that even small steps toward integrated business planning have helped them deliver immediate benefits to the business, including light-touch forecasts, rapid “what-if” analyses, and more accurate budgets. Improved collaboration between departments, driving more awareness and shared understanding of potential issues, allows the business to take the prompt and incisive actions needed to keep performance on track. The question to consider is not “When are we going to do this?” but “Why don’t we start now?” because time is ticking away.
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