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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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How Senior Finance Executives Are Staying Ahead of Sweeping Regulatory Shifts
Sponsored by ADP
September 06, 2013
In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, it's critically important---and ever more challenging---for finance executives to help establish a "culture of compliance" at their companies. In a survey of 150 senior finance executives at U.S. … more »
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Enable Business Strategy With Technology
Sponsored by KPMG
August 28, 2013
In the CFO Research/KPMG survey that provided the content for this series, 58 percent of senior finance executives said they have trouble solving business issues using technology as an enabler. In this fifth research brief of the series, CFOs … more »
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Dealing With Technology Change
Sponsored by KPMG
August 09, 2013
This is the fourth in a series of eight research briefs that CFO Research is publishing in collaboration with KPMG. Based on a survey of more than 350 finance executives and in-depth interviews, this brief discusses the challenges that CFOs at large … more »
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Recession or Growth, The Right Information is Critical
Sponsored by KPMG
August 02, 2013
In this third research brief from a series of eight, prepared in collaboration with KPMG, CFO Research continues to explore the ways CFOs at large U.S. companies plan to use technology to support their strategic initiatives. From a survey of more … more »
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What CFOs Know about Critical Information Sharing and the Systems that Support It
Sponsored by SAP
July 25, 2013
Companies are rapidly growing in size, scope, and complexity, and finance executives are striving to prepare their organizations for the changes ahead. Some companies will be ready for the future; others won't be. What sets apart the adaptive … more »
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The Retirement and Employee Benefits Landscape in 2013
Sponsored by Prudential Financial, Inc.
July 25, 2013
As companies continue to de-emphasize defined benefit (DB) plans, finance executives are more actively considering ways to manage the remaining risk in their plans---including LDI strategies and pension risk transfer solutions. At the same time, … more »
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Opportunities and Challenges for Small to Mid-Sized Companies in International Markets
Sponsored by High Street Partners, Inc.
July 23, 2013
Many small to mid-sized businesses in the U.S. have already taken the plunge overseas, looking for new growth outside of their own borders. In this research report, finance leaders and other senior executives weigh in on the particular challenges of … more »
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Finance Empowers Business Strategy
Sponsored by KPMG
July 16, 2013
This is the second in a series of eight research briefs, prepared in collaboration with KPMG, that explore the ways CFOs at large companies are planning to use technology to further their strategic initiatives over the next two years. The first … more »
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The Journey to Risk Transfer and Outcomes-Based Objectives
Sponsored by Mercer
June 24, 2013
In a follow-up to a 2011 study, also underwritten by Mercer, CFO Research has renewed its examination of the pension-risk landscape. This report lays out how the attitudes and strategies of finance executives have changed over the last two years, … more »
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