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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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How CFOs Maximize Inventory by Finding a Balance Between Efficiency and Unpredictability
Sponsored by American Express
May 12, 2014
Remember just-in-time inventory? Well, that's a shame, as it may be time to banish it. Born in Japan, JIT travelled across the U.S. manufacturing sector, convincing companies to streamline their stockpiles and deliver on an as-needed basis. In a … more »
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A report prepared by CFO Research in collaboration with Vertex Inc.
Sponsored by Vertex Inc.
April 30, 2014
Finance executives at large U.S. companies agree that they can help their companies maximize the value of business decisions, and therefore, financial performance, by incorporating tax considerations more effectively into their day-to-day … more »
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Highlighting the Benefits of Investing into an Employment-Related Tax and Payment Compliance Strategy
Sponsored by ADP
February 07, 2014
Where does the value of effective compliance show up? In the bottom line. That's what survey respondents said in this research report exploring the benefits---both tangible and intangible---that finance executives attribute to effective … more »
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Finance's Strategic Mandate---and the Innovations That Will Help Them Meet It
Sponsored by SAP
January 06, 2014
As CFOs continue to expand their expertise into operations and performance, they can no longer be expected simply to "sign off" on major technology investments. How will those investments help push the business forward? What's their value, in … more »
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A research briefing prepared by CFO Research in collaboration with American Express
Sponsored by American Express
October 22, 2013
Loosening their focus on cost-cutting, senior finance executives are now tightening their grip on pricing strategy. In the past, companies set their prices based on either their own costs or on what their competitors charged. But in a marketplace … more »
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Getting the Information You Need---Anytime, Anywhere
Sponsored by KPMG
September 25, 2013
CFO Research has published a series of eight research briefs, sponsored by KPMG, that investigate a range of different ways that the finance function of today is employing information technology to drive their enterprises forward. Along with a new … more »
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A Viable Tool, Not a Panacea
Sponsored by KPMG
September 24, 2013
In this seventh research brief of a series of eight that are sponsored by KPMG, CFO Research explores the ways that finance executives plan to leverage cloud technologies. As they become more familiar with its capabilities, finance leaders are … more »
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The Future of F&A ERP and Information Technology
Sponsored by KPMG
September 18, 2013
This is the sixth in a series of eight research briefs sponsored by KPMG on finance's use of information technology to drive their enterprises forward. In this brief, senior finance executives share some of the initiatives their companies have … more »
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