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Pulling Together Towards Profitability
Sponsored by Vendavo
December 15, 2015
In a research project sponsored by Vendavo, CFO Research explored the question of where companies can turn to gain the next few points of profit improvement in a difficult business environment. The resulting insights revealed an expanding role for … more »
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The Innovative Finance Function
Sponsored by SAP
November 06, 2015
CFO Research, in collaboration with SAP, researched the views of finance professionals working at large companies on the future of their profession---and how digitalization and advanced analytical capabilities supported their ambitions. We examined … more »
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A report prepared in collaboration with CIT
Sponsored by CIT
November 02, 2015
Operating leases are important components of operational and financing strategies for many small and mid-sized businesses. The new accounting standard proposed by FASB requires showing operating leases on the balance sheet, for the first time. CFO … more »
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New Cash Management Challenges in an Increasingly Complex Business Environment
Sponsored by SAP
August 04, 2015
In a global survey of finance and treasury executives at large companies, CFO Research examined the role of cash management---in particular, cash reporting and cash forecasting---in the effort to support business growth and gain a competitive edge. … more »
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A report prepared in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard
Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
July 21, 2015
For this series on transforming finance's back-office functions, CFO Research, working with Hewlett-Packard's Business Process Services unit, interviewed transformation leaders at a variety of large companies in the U.S. and Europe. This ebook … more »
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Planning to Move Ahead
Sponsored by Mercer
July 16, 2015
In its most recent collaboration with Mercer, CFO Research surveyed and interviewed finance executives at U.S. companies with defined benefit (DB) plans on the progress they've made in managing DB plan risk and on their outlooks for the next steps … more »
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Finance Leaders on Their FP&A Mandate---and the Technology Innovations That Will Help Them to Fulfill It
Sponsored by SAP
July 14, 2015
CFOs are in the business of seeking a competitive advantage for their firms and they feel the constant pressure on their finance function to contribute more to business success. But this task is becoming more difficult and complex. CFO Research … more »
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Finding the Right Funding Strategies for Growth
Sponsored by CIT
July 07, 2015
Working with CIT, CFO Research surveyed senior finance executives of mid-sized U.S. companies to explore issues around their efforts to fund new growth initiatives. This eBook briefly discusses some of the funding challenges these companies are … more »
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How to Fund the Future of Your Company
Sponsored by CIT
June 26, 2015
Second in a series of three---Working with CIT, CFO Research surveyed senior finance executives of mid-sized U.S. companies to explore issues around their efforts to fund new growth initiatives. This second article examines some of the differences … more »
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Quantifying the Benefits, Leveraging the Data
Sponsored by American Express
June 12, 2015
T&E expenses can be one of the largest components of a company's indirect spend, but also one of the hardest to control. In research sponsored by American Express, CFO Research surveyed and interviewed finance executives on how they could make … more »
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