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What does Peter Lyons, MBA, CMA think?

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Good question. Here are couple of benefits of corporate blogging that are pretty generic since I don't know your industry: 1. Blog content is great...
Being that you are a new manufacturing company, I would suggest that you create your IT budget in MS Excel if you haven't already attempted to do so...
It does make sense to get a second and sometimes even a third opinion when it comes to the valuation of a private firm. It's typically very...
My firm has implemented a cell phone policy where we assume that 25% of the cost of the voice plan associated with their cell phone is personal. We...
I'm a MS Project/Sharepoint type of guy due to the organizations that I've worked for. Here are two vendors that I've come across that appear to...
I have never used this application but I don't see why it wouldn't work for what you are looking to accomplish. They offer a free trial as well. The...
I've had an opportunity to play around with a number of accounting software packages and it really depends on the size and industry your company is...
All revenue should be translated at the spot rate when revenue is recognized. The translation loss/gain between the transaction date and settlement...
Great question Paul... The details of a debt-equity exchange are complex. Multiple classes of debt and equity may be involved. As with any major...
This is a great question... The main difference is control over the data and/or process. In a managed services arrangement, the client outsources...
Current estimates have the cloud computing industry at $60 billion and increasing rapidly over the next couple of years to $150 billion.
David, Take a look at Ariba's Contract Management Solution via the following link: http://www.ariba.es/solutions/contractmanagement.cfm Ariba is one...
Scott, There are a number of treasury workstation vendors out in the market who offer the same treasury workstation functions: * Daily cash position...
Good afternoon David, The answer to your question in short is "no". It depends on the natue of the instrument, industry, and regulating authority. I...
Good afternoon David, The answer to your question in short is "no". It depends on the natue of the instrument, industry, and regulating authority. I...
Good afternoon David, The answer to your question in short is "no". It depends on the natue of the instrument, industry, and regulating authority. I...
Take a look at Egencia (an Expedia Company). They seem to be picking up quite a bit of the market. The have a guarantee in which they guarantee...
This type of configuration allows a customer to create a pool of storage which in turn creates 3D tiering; scale up, scale out, scale deep. Scale up...
Just posted the model under "Cash Conversion Analysis" here at Proformative: https://www.proformative.com/resources/cash-conversion-analysis Thanks
Shoot me a note and I'll share a model that I have that forecasts future working capital requirements based on the following categories. You'll need...
Without knowing how your current contracts read, I'm unable to give you an answer with great substance. Your questions really depend on what clauses...
Hi Jane, Without knowing a whole lot about your company and your ERP requirements; there are a number of cost effective SaaS solutions out on the...
In your post you mention that you're a new e-commerce company. SAP Business One might be a little too big of an application for a start-up. We had...
As far as addressing the tardiness and missing receipt, I've gotten really close with the various admin's that support our senior management team....
I'm starting to see a shift away from the word "Chief" in titles to "Head" (i.e. Head of Finance, Head of Operations, etc.). Maybe something like...