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Monetization or the billing process is often thought of as a necessary evil to just pay the bills. And it does do that; but the monetization process itself can lead to innovation.

One-time billing is not complex, is easily understandable, and is often necessary. Adding... more >

When you’re heads down, data and reports are coming to you from all directions, you’re gathering information from a myriad of departments, and deadlines loom over your shoulder. But there are critical tasks that can be performed prior to crunch time that will make your life a... more >

A common misconception among business owners and finance pros is that sales tax is only relevant for retailers, and then, only at the point-of sale. But non-compliance can surface in companies all along the supply chain and in diverse business processes and departments.

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Successful CFOs don’t make decisions based on feelings – their decisions are based on data and facts. Traditionally, this data comes from reports. But as the landscape of finance is changing, and the finance group is under greater scrutiny to cut costs, grow revenue, and... more >

These trends, as Gartner has coined, “The Nexus of Forces” are forcing IT leaders to reshape processes and re-examine skill sets.

But as IT departments get set to roll out strategic initiatives, there is the dream, and then there is the reality. Download this ebook to... more >

Despite years of companies investing in BI solutions, many IT professionals are still having trouble connecting BI with the business. BI solutions require additional infrastructure that force you to extract data out of the system of record – leaving people right back into a... more >

Most business leaders want to drive high-performance—they set goals, aim to hire the right people, and provide the right resources for success. So why do so few companies actually become HPOs? Often it starts at the beginning—it’s the small obstacles that drag organizations... more >

Talk to any finance professional, and most of them will say the same thing: Excel is part of their everyday routine. And don’t get us wrong, Excel is fantastic at modeling. And there’s no better expert at pivot tables, v-lookups and calculations in Excel than a finance guru.... more >

Transactional volume is growing at exponential speeds. Even though most companies have critical systems, like ERPs, that capture all this data, they are still struggling to access it and make sense of it at the speed of business. Reporting tools are critical, but choosing the... more >

As a finance professional, you have a talent for turning numbers into information and guiding the business to make important decisions with confidence. But the problem arises when we assume that the rest of the business feels the same way about data - and can look at a... more >

You know, when a "cleanly" defined planning process turns into months of tireless back-and-forth, endless revisions, and hair-pulling spreadsheet madness? Here's the thing—it is possible to have planning automation and alignment throughout your whole organization, but luck... more >

Google the phrase "big data finance." and you'll most likely be met with page after page of results that focus on how the financial services and securities industries can use Big Data.

What's missing is an even more significant story: How CFOs, revenue management teams... more >

As a financial reporting professional, you are tasked with keeping a lot of people happy - your CEO, your board, your shareholders, and your staff. Set yourself apart by making the most of your time, your numbers, and your team. Determining the best way to present accurate,... more >

Since the 2009 SEC mandate, financial reporting professionals need to be proficient in XBRL. Learn the XBRL lexicon and find out how to put XBRL to strategic use for your organization today. This reference guide will help you expand your knowledge and gain:

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Information dissemination has become virtually instantaneous with the advent of the social media and various news aggregators on the internet. Like or not, the accounting function is in the news distribution business. The demand for financial and corporate performance... more >

Your Office of Finance is the powerhouse of the business. It manages the money. Almost every function of the department is critical to the business: from planning, organizing and auditing, to controlling the company’s finances and preparing financial statements. The entire... more >

Spending on digital goods, such as games, apps, and entertainment content, exceeded $57 billion in 2013. And that doesn’t even account for spending on digital services. Subscription, freemium, microtransaction, and more—digital businesses must choose from an array of business... more >

The breadth of digital goods available today is staggering. You can subscribe to everything from identify theft protection and personalized “radio” to streaming movies and sports networks. And there’s probably an innovator dreaming up an entirely new kind of digital good as... more >

For companies selling digital goods or services on a subscription or recurring payment basis, the secret to a 5% revenue uplift may be hidden in plain sight.

The breadth of digital goods and services available today is staggering. You can subscribe to everything from... more >

There are countless resources designed to help Principal Investigators (PIs) and others prepare sponsored research grant proposals, from OMB circulars, to college and university informational documents, to professional journals. However, the financial obligations associated... more >

If you have international operations, your overseas entities may be generating their own income. But the process of getting those profits back into your home country is complicated, governed by local rules and tax regulations. How do you bring your cash back home so you can... more >

Managing revenue is a process that has grown increasingly complex. New standards on revenue recognition announced by the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) promise to affect more companies than ever — and... more >

Finance is taking on new responsibilities in response to a shift in the business environment. Historically focused on being an effective caretaker and record keeper, the CFO is now required to play a more active role in shaping corporate strategy and driving critical business... more >

For many finance professionals, revenue management is among the top challenges today. With its combination of loosely defined regulations, evolving interpretations, and stiff penalties for noncompliance, revenue management creates unacceptable levels of complexity and... more >

Where did it say “sleepless nights” in your job description?

You know it all too well. But, if you’re like many, you hesitate to admit the reality: It just isn’t easy being a CFO. Your company relies on you for financial leadership, but as your organization grows, so... more >

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