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Modern CFOs face numerous challenges when it comes to taking the reins of business performance, including market volatility, and the on-demand expectations of employees, partners, and customers.

One major hurdle can be systems that are past their prime. Technology... more >

Reinvent statutory reporting as the foundation of an information-driven business.

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How finance connects company functions to drive smarter decision-making. The message is clear: the modern finance function must move faster, sharing insight about what’s happening now, not what happened yesterday. This is Operational Intelligence.

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The business world is accelerating. The proliferation of high-powered, low-cost technologies and global communications platforms is driving increased competition and more rapid change than ever before. This two-part paper outlines some of the key factors in delivering the... more >

Download to learn why KPMG Finance adopted BOARD for their integrated reporting, analysis, planning, budgeting, and forecasting!

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Inaccurate reimbursements can cost employers hundreds of dollars per employee each month, adding up to thousands of dollars over the course of a year. These costs are significant, but pale in comparison to settlements paid for reimbursement-related lawsuits. The Fair Labor... more >

Mileage fraud is one of the most common forms of employee theft. A survey by Chrome River of 1,072 business travelers found that 35% of those who committed expense fraud did so by exaggerating the duration or cost of their business mileage.

In fact, according to the... more >

For organizations with employees who drive for business, there are several options to consider when choosing a company vehicle program. These options include fleet programs with company-owned or leased vehicles, reimbursement programs that require less overhead costs, or... more >

For most businesses these days, change is not an option—it’s an imperative driven by customer expectations and the pace of innovation.

For the past two years, Oracle has partnered with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management... more >

As the role of modern CFOs expands, finance chiefs are tasked with monitoring the performance of all aspects of the business, including sales, HR, marketing, and the supply chain. To make informed decisions about how to run and grow the company, data needs to be consolidated... more >

The CFO and CIO are increasingly teaming up to ensure that an organization’s underlying technology architecture can support the right foundation and processes to scale their business. According to Gartner, CFOs and CIOs should expand their use of planning, modeling and... more >

It’s generally accepted that companies should be able to close their books within a week of the period end, whether monthly, quarterly or semiannually. Yet our recent benchmark research shows that only half of participating organizations accomplish this within five or six... more >

Realizing an appropriate return on capital spending is critical. Poor allocation of strategic funds can impair the competitiveness and profitability of a corporation, which is why well-run organizations have a disciplined methodology for making these decisions.Using the right... more >

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The Wisdom of Crowds® Enterprise Planning Market Study provides a wealth of information and analysis—offering value to both consumers and producers of enterprise planning technology and services.

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Many CFOs and controllers find themselves in a bind. They look for ways to give the finance department a more strategic role in their company, yet they cannot provide the resources Finance would need to be able to handle core... more >

Processing travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses can be a costly proposition, especially for businesses that rely on manual processes or spreadsheets. Discover how today’s leading companies are managing the seven hidden costs of processing employee expense reports using... more >

Invoice management and accounts payable are often overlooked in the larger realm of expense management. But with it being one of the biggest pain points for many companies, it's important that the process become more streamlined. This report delves into the state of AP today... more >

If you're considering a switch to cloud-based expense reporting, this new eBook can help you learn more about the unique features and benefits of the Certify solution in our customer's own words.

Few business processes are better suited for the cloud than travel and... more >

Global Business Travel Association Foundation estimates that U.S. companies will spend $293.1 billion on travel and entertainment (T&E) costs in 2017, an almost 4% increase over the previous year. Considering the average American company also earmarks between 6 and 12... more >

In this report, G2 Crowd uses real reviews from finance professionals to determine which software solutions are rated highest, by considering:

  • Ease of use
  • User satisfaction
  • System reporting and analytics
  • Ease of employee reimbursement... more >

When it comes to choosing the expense management software that’s going to get you the best value for your investment, take it from other finance professionals — Certify tops Concur in every category, including:

  • Ease of setup and use
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We surveyed more than 600 CFOs, controllers and accounting professionals to gain insight into how real companies are approaching T&E management in the next year. In the 2017 Certify Expense Management Trends Report, you’ll discover how today’s leading companies are... more >

Providing a fleet vehicle to your field reps is costing your business more than you know. Learn how one company reduced risk, boosted productivity in the field, and saved over $215,000 a year by switching to a more cost-effective mileage reimbursement solution. Download now... more >

As your manufacturing business grows, the limitations of QuickBooks become painfully obvious. In response, most organizations gradually implement various workarounds. So how do you move beyond this patchwork of point solutions (each with its own database), spreadsheets, and... more >

Billing has long been perceived to be a back-office function, a mundane and boring task. Businesses had the tendency to put a billing system in place and then promptly forget all about it. It was a financial relic that had little functional value. Price was the primary... more >