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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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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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