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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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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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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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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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