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Anyone who works in the realm of 3Gs, 4Gs and Internet protocols knows this: Rapid adoption of new technologies has forever changed how we communicate. Cellular networks, cable, satellite, VoIP and a multitude of emerging innovations have expanded the scope of the... more >

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In this white paper, we identify the challenges faced – and caused – by AP processes; examine the evolution of AP from back office drudge to strategic business contributor; and identify how the implementation of advanced automation is empowering CFOs to change the game.

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Finance is shifting from traditional rigid and manual accounting processes to more automated, more flexible, and more agile cloud based systems. This shift is essential, because it provides the productivity benefits so that finance can focus more on reporting and analyzing... more >

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Accounts Receivable organizations are increasingly faced with doing more with less while keeping up with the newest technology. This white paper outlines the current state of invoicing and payments, supplier challenges to implementing EIPP, and factors driving interest in... more >

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Corporate accounting has long been viewed as custodian and curator of financial data. However, whether it’s bringing the data together or distributing the financial results broadly, the financial consolidation process has long been an onerous drudgery of information assembly... more >

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For finance professionals, there are certain accounting practices better left in the past (e.g. think about the abacus and adding machines!). But today it's not that obvious. Social media, cloud computing, and the internet are all accelerating the pace of business and forcing... more >

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7 Steps to a Faster, Better Close

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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It’s generally accepted that companies should be able to close their books within a week of the period end. Yet in a recent study, only 50% companies reported a financial close process that takes 6 days or less. This article offers a detailed plan to fast-tracking the... more >

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Are you trying to manage consolidations across multiple subsidiaries, currencies, and ERP systems in spreadsheets? Learn how companies are cutting the risk by moving away from spreadsheets and automating their processes to accelerate the financial close in this white paper by... more >

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100s of entities, a deadline only a few days away, another big scramble.

Despite the extensive functionality in Oracle Financials, the regular scramble to close your organization’s books at the end of every financial period — be it month-end, quarter-end, or year-end... more >

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No more late work nights and missed service-level agreements for all systems involved.

Many enterpises rely on Oracle Financials to run their business, enabling them to plan, manage, and monitor all their financial data and reporting. But despite the extensive... more >

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The runway to adopting the new revenue recognition rules is foggy. Companies are faced with uncertainties and some stop-and-go moments. Many are waiting for a nudge for take-off, not quite sure how to proceed. The feeling of inertia is understandable. At 700 pages, the... more >

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Historically businesses have suffered gaps in the ‘opportunity to cash’ cycle as they seek to hand-off responsibility for each stage of the process from one person to another or one department to another. But eliminating the gaps depends on modern financial software that... more >

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Billing is a key moment of truth for all businesses. Every interaction with the customer ultimately gets filtered through billing. It’s an endless combination of quotes, account creation, orders, pricing, payments, settlement and subscriber management.

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Subscription billing models come in a variety of different flavors and apply to many different categories of businesses. This guide provides an overview of considerations for businesses when selecting the best vendor to handle billing.

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Selecting a payment gateway for your subscription business is one of the most important business decisions you’ll make.

The right payment gateway will allow you to get paid without taking up too much of your money in fees while making it easy for customers to pay you.... more >

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Subscription businesses have often been referred to as the holy grail of business because of the recurring revenue generated from customers. However managing day-to-day billing transactions can be daunting for business owners who typically resort to building their own billing... more >

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Many companies, unfortunately, spend too much time just preparing the reports. To be
competitive in the market, companies need to move beyond simply reporting; they need to
analyze the data in the reports and adjust their tactics based on the results. Use these... more >

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Why is faster closing important? A faster close is a good indication of how well a company’s
financial systems and procedures are performing. In today’s competitive market, the accounting
function needs to improve existing processes and, at times, infrastructure... more >

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How do I build a business case for early adoption of IFRS 9? What are the returns on investment? This whitepaper looks at the key elements of IFRS 9 and how they deliver ROI, not only in reducing P&L volatility, but also in enabling treasury teams to better manage their... more >

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Reducing transactional risk in your retail business

Chargebacks, accounts receivable and sales tax compliance: the Bermuda triangle of back-end business management where time and money seem to mysteriously vanish. At least it can seem this way to retailers who are... more >

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