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Research On Finance’s Adoption Of New Technology Is Crystal Clear

Findings from a survey reported recently showed that roughly half of senior finance executives in the U.S. said they wanted to beat their competitors by mastering Big Data, yet less than a quarter said they will focus on implementing...
How The Gen Y CFO Is Upsetting The Apple Cart In EPM

How The Gen Y CFO Is Upsetting The Apple Cart In EPM

The arrival of Generation Y into leadership roles in Finance therefore presents important new challenges for established vendors that might think they can ease back on development now they have plugged the residual gaps in their suites through acquisition....
Why The New Breed Of CFO Will Own IT

Why The New Breed Of CFO Will Own IT

The increasing number of CFOs and their peers from Generation X and Generation Y that are now heading up Finance functions are irked by poorly performing business systems that fall way short of the likes of Google and iTunes...
The New Breed Of CFO And How To Become One Yourself

The New Breed Of CFO And How To Become One Yourself

The chorus of Sir Joseph Porter’s Song above, taken from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta H. M. S. Pinafore, is a satire said to be based on William Henry Smith (1825–1891), the Victorian businessman who made a fortune through...
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The CFO And The Multi-Generational Finance Team

This means that newly promoted CFOs from the ranks of Generation X and Generation Y are going to have to adopt a savvy approach when developing their teams; providing younger talent with opportunities to quickly develop specialist skills so...
Get Ahead: Build Your 2030 Finance Capabilities Today

Get Ahead: Build Your 2030 Finance Capabilities Today

I bet you don’t know what a ‘saggar-maker’s bottom knocker’ did for a living? And there’s really no need to know. But it was the unskilled person who worked alongside a more skilled ‘saggar maker’ making saggars – supports...
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Filling The Gaps In Performance Management

Strategic planning is about setting a course for where stakeholders want the organization to head and describing in detail what needs to happen to get there. This involves some well-defined processes that happen every year in order to...
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Why Finance Needs Predictive Analytics

These are just three simple examples of how finance can use predictive analytics to help their peers make better decisions that increase revenues, reduce costs and drive profitability. There are numerous other examples in Gary’s book. In fact whenever...
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The New Differentiators in Performance Management

Having had the pick of the plethora of independent vendors that used to populate the Enterprise Performance Management space, the three mega-vendors, IBM, Oracle and SAP, have all made acquisitions to fill the holes and weaknesses they had in...
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3 Ways to Achieve Superior Travel Spending Performance

Taking away with one hand, then giving back with the other is something I wrote about a few weeks back. Nowhere is this philosophy more prevalent that in travel expenses and according to the findings of a newly published...