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CFO Research Services and Constellation Research Announce Collaboration
The two firms will work jointly on state-of-the-art primary research products
CFO Research Services
May 07, 2012

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Mike Slomba
CFO Research
617-790-3255
mikeslomba@cfo.com

Boston--CFO Research Services, a division of CFO Publishing LLC, and Constellation Research, Inc., today announced an operating agreement to produce state-of-the-art research among senior executives on their practices for developing and executing business strategy. Both firms recognize the pivotal role that finance and technology executives play in developing business strategy. Through primary research among executives at large companies, this research collaboration will yield new insights into the practices and aspirations underlying senior executives' efforts to develop and carry out their companies' strategies, as well as the barriers they must overcome.

"CFO Research has conducted many studies among senior finance executives on strategy development--what works well, what doesn't, and how companies seek to change their methods. Most recently, we?ve seen that the relationships and roles among leaders in finance, function areas such as IT, and a company's lines of business often determine the success or failure of business strategy," said Sam Knox, SVP and Director of Research at CFO Publishing LLC. "And we're very excited to serve our C-Suite audience with peer-based research."

"Constellation's mission is to provide business leaders and innovative IT leaders with a second opinion to legacy analyst firm research driven by legacy IT. We are delighted to be teaming with industry leader, CFO Research, in this important area," said R "Ray" Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO of Constellation Research. "The area of strategy management needs good primary research that shows how companies can succeed by combining disruptive and leading-edge technologies to create not only business value, but also market differentiation. Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) is a related area that we want to explore further through this partnership. More importantly, Barry Wilderman, a seasoned industry analyst, is leading our team on this front and with research on how to help CFO's navigate the new and emerging landscape."

CFO Research and Constellation will collaborate on quantitative and qualitative research among senior executives in finance, IT, and elsewhere in the C-suite and publish their findings in a series of research reports, briefings, and other media. Reports will highlight provide aggregate data and company specific case studies on strategy management and as well as best practices.

"We believe that our work will be of interest to all executives involved in strategy and finance. Our goal is to have one or more reports ready for publication by early third quarter of 2012," said Barry Wilderman.

About CFO Research Services
CFO Research Services is the sponsored research group of CFO Publishing LLC, which produces CFO magazine, CFO.com, and CFO Conferences. For more than 25 years, CFO Publishing has been a trusted source of insight into the issues that matter most to finance professionals. CFO Publishing LLC, a portfolio company of Seguin Partners, is the leading business-to-business media brand focused on the information needs of senior finance executives. The business consists of CFO magazine, CFO.com, CFO Research Services, CFO Learning, and CFO Conferences. CFO Publishing's award-winning editorial content and loyal, influential audience make it a valued resource for its readers as well as an effective marketing partner for a wide range of companies. CFO Publishing has long-standing relationships with more than 500,000 finance executives. For more information, please visit www.cfo.com.

About Constellation Research, Inc.
Constellation Research is a research and advisory firm focused on disruptive and emerging technologies. This renowned group of experienced analysts, led by R "Ray" Wang, focuses on business themed research including the Future of Work, Next Generation Customer Experience, Big Data and Insights, Matrix Commerce, Technology Optimization and Innovation, and Consumerization of IT and the new C-Suite.
Constellation's collection of prestigious analysts bring real world experience, independence, and objectivity to client solutions that span cross-role, cross-functional, and cross-industry points of view. Clients join Constellation Research for a fresh and business focused perspective. Unlike the legacy analyst firms, Constellation Research is disrupting how research is accessed, what topics are covered, and how clients can partner with a research firm to achieve success. Over 100 clients have joined from an ecosystem of buyers, partners, solution providers, c-suite, board of directors and vendor clients.
For more information about Constellation Research, please visit http://www.constellationrg.com.