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Sponsored by SAP
December 09, 2014
Through a survey of finance executives around the world, we examined the readiness of companies for transforming finance operations--A/R, A/P, procurement, and the like--into value-added drivers of business success. In this report, sponsored by SAP, … more »
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A New Role for New Times
Sponsored by UPS
December 01, 2014
This research, prepared in collaboration with UPS, explores the way that finance roles are changing at professional services firms. The report is based on a survey of finance officers at mid-sized professional services firms in the U.S., and sheds … more »
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Turning Data into Insight and Business Actions
Sponsored by SAP
October 31, 2014
In this global survey, sponsored by SAP, we find CFOs and their staffs poised to take the next step in the evolution of the strategic finance function. In particular, the survey reveals that the information tools are now available to generate more … more »
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Value Management For Corporate Real Estate
Sponsored by IBM
October 22, 2014
This report is most relevant for finance executives and real estate executives from large companies that rely on extensive or complex portfolios of corporate real estate (CRE) assets in the conduct of their business. In "right-sizing" their real … more »
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A report prepared by CFO Research, commissioned by RR Donnelley
Sponsored by RR Donnelley
September 08, 2014
In this survey of finance executives at large U.S. companies, sponsored by RR Donnelley, we examined the effective use, and risk of misuse, of companies' financial information. With universal access to the Internet and the growing use of personal … more »
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2014 Global Business and Spending Monitor
Sponsored by American Express
June 25, 2014
The seventh annual American Express/CFO Research Global Business and Spending Monitor shows that, for the first time since 2010, senior finance executives around the world are coming closer together in their outlooks for the growing strength of … more »
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The Next Phase for Business-to-Business Payments
Sponsored by MasterCard
June 13, 2014
In this research report, sponsored by MasterCard, CFO Research found that many companies are expecting to make the shift from paper checks and invoices into electronic transactions. As they evaluate the next generation of business-to-business … more »
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Translating Awareness into Action
Sponsored by Prudential
June 06, 2014
In this fifth annual survey, conducted in collaboration with Prudential, CFO Research explores trends in the evolution of retirement and benefits strategies among finance executives at midsize and large U.S. companies with defined benefits (DB) … more »
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How Finance Executives are Capturing Value by Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Their Own Businesses
Sponsored by American Express
May 12, 2014
Finance executives may be overlooking an obvious opportunity to enhance value without overtaxing their reserves of attention or resources. In a survey conducted by CFO Research, in collaboration with American Express, more than three-quarters of … more »
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To Gain an Edge in a Reviving Economy, Companies are Looking for Little Ideas that Can Create Big Value
Sponsored by American Express
May 12, 2014
Even with economic activity rustling back to life, few companies are eager to make big bets, pouring money into hunting down breakthroughs or conceiving cutting-edge technologies. In a survey conducted by CFO Research, in collaboration with American … more »
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