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CFO Strategies for Optimizing Working Capital and Capital Investment
October 21, 2016
This is hardly the time for the CFO of a big company to grow it alone. Such is the mindset among large-company CFOs, as they assess their strategic options for company growth in a freshly resurgent economy. In a survey, conducted by CFO Research in … more »
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The Finance Function's Role in Innovation
October 14, 2016
Against a backdrop of rampant globalization and raging technological change, it falls to finance executives to impose practicality and apply methodology to the development and preservation of processes and mindsets that ensure continuous … more »
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CFO Strategies for Optimizing Working Capital and Working Capital Investments
October 07, 2016
As economic growth gathers momentum, middle-market CFOs are shrewdly arming their businesses to seize market share, making ambitious plans to enlist employees and training them to serve new customers. Underwriting such expansive goals first requires … more »
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A finance guide to supporting corporate growth
Sponsored by KPMG
October 05, 2016
Corporate finance executives are becoming wary of potential soft spots in the M&A marketplace. They perceive a risk of being caught up in an acquisition frenzy at a time when business conditions are trending downward. In this environment, finance … more »
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CFO Strategies for Optimizing Working Capital and Capital Investment
September 15, 2016
To gain a better understanding of how CFOs think about working capital, as well as what actions they are taking to support their companies? capital needs, CFO Research recently surveyed more than 200 U.S.-based senior finance executives. This study, … more »
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Strengthening Financial Foundations for Employees and Employers
June 21, 2016
In this sixth annual survey, CFO Research explores trends in the evolution of retirement and benefits strategies among finance executives at midsize and large U.S. companies with defined benefit (DB) plans with $250 million or more in assets. The … more »
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The Value of Instant Insights in a Fast-Paced Digital Economy
Sponsored by SAP
June 15, 2016
In a global survey sponsored by SAP, CFO Research asked finance executives at large companies how well they thought their financial planning and analysis (FP&A) systems and processes supported rapid decision making. This report explores ways in … more »
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Realizing opportunities for lower costs and higher revenues
Sponsored by OnProcess Technology
April 15, 2016
In this study of the importance of companies' post-sales service processes, finance executives comment on the importance of excellence in post-sales service both to bolster the bottom line and to support business growth. Three out of four agree that … more »
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Global CFOs May Be More Guarded in Their Outlooks for 2016, But They Remain Committed to Progress for Their Companies
Sponsored by American Express
February 29, 2016
CFO Research, in collaboration with American Express, has concluded the ninth annual Global Business and Spending Monitor survey of senior executives at large companies around the world. The 2016 report reveals more cautious consideration of … more »
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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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