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Every finance executive is feeling the pressure these days, struggling to provide greater and more strategic value to their organizations but spending significant amounts of time managing inefficient accounting processes. You've got to manage your cash flow... more >

Every services finance executive is feeling the pressure these days. You've got to manage your cash flow and improve your bottom line in an uncertain economy. But how?

This exclusive guide—written and designed for CFOs and finance executives in the services... more >

Software finance executives are feeling the pain—you've got to help your company navigate out of the downturn, while keeping up with the demands of your CEO and board.

In this guide, written by and designed for software and SaaS CFOs and finance executives,... more >

They’re called ‘low-hanging fruits’ and until recently, Asia had an abundance of them. They include cement, iron and steel for infrastructure, hotels and housing; coal, oil and gas to power electricity grids; meat and fast-food outlets to cater to more affluent and faster... more >

As management teams across the world become increasingly dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information, new technologies are emerging and ‘breaking the mould’ of traditional financial consolidation systems that were developed in the 1990’s.
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Selling is harder than ever before. In this paper, we provide sales effectiveness insights we discovered from our customers. Buyers demand extreme reliability, relevance, convenience, and responsiveness. Despite these significant shifts, most companies operate a static “rear... more >

Inaccurate sales forecasts can have a devastating effect on market capitalisation, business reputation, staff morale and bottom line. Yet for many CFOs, the quarterly sales forecast is the last that they see of the businesses’ revenue prospects for the next three months. It... more >

As companies struggle with the uncertainties of rapidly recovering markets and global instabilities, many have come to realize that they cannot plan and forecast with the speed and agility they require. Improving their planning and budgeting processes continues to be their... more >

More than three decades after their introduction, the popularity of spreadsheets shows no sign of abating. Spreadsheets are the de facto ‘workhorse’ of the finance function and have ridden out every successive advance in technology. They can be found on laptops, viewed on... more >

Spreadsheets often suffer a bad press at the hands of the Business Intelligence software industry and other business stakeholders (auditors, regulators) who favour limiting their use or displacing them from core financial management applications. Yet despite the many... more >

As global competition continues to intensify, investors and boards are demanding more top-line growth as a way to further increase shareholder value. Many are pursuing this growth in revenues and earnings through mergers or acquisitions, which are some of the more challenging... more >

While business performance management (BPM) software, also referred to as EPM and CPM for enterprise and corporate performance management respectively, has progressed into its third generation and joined the migration to cloud architecture, some usability and participation... more >

The past decade has seen an explosion of data, one that is fundamentally transforming how businesses make decisions and improve their bottom lines. For business executives who seek to respond to market movements, timely decision-making is more critical than ever. However,... more >

Over the past decade, senior executives have increasingly demanded more from financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. Corporate leaders who once might have been satisfied with assessments informed by intuition now demand data-driven guidance for the decisions... more >

As cloud storage solutions have become more and more popular, understanding what that means for the security of your business documentation is crucial.

There are many types of cloud file sharing and storage solutions, at all price levels- from free up to hundreds of... more >

Business collect, track and analyze data from a wider and deeper set of sources than ever before. They use these analytics-based insights increasingly in every aspect of their business - to assess financial performance, process quality, operational status, risk and even... more >

While most enterprises understand the value of an enterprise performance management (EPM) solution, they often find it difficult to justify its benefits and accurately know its costs. As with BI investments, EPM frequently involves significant hidden costs and upfront... more >

Running a successful business starts with effective planning and performance management, and the data you generate during these critical processes is among the most important and sensitive in your organization. A miscalculation, oversight, or a security breach could be... more >

Nephophobia is the scientific term for a fear of clouds. The origin of the word is Greek – nepho meaning clouds and phobia meaning fear. People suffering from Nephophobia are afraid of clouds in the sky and even cloud photos can cause extreme anxiety.

The fear of... more >

SPI Research (SPI) presents key performance metrics, latest trends, market predictions, and critical business processes designed to empower you to compare, diagnose and improve performance. This lauded report compares surveys from over 250 participants and provides seven-... more >

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