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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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Using Information as a Competitive Weapon in a Fierce Economy
Sponsored by IBM
June 18, 2013
These days, the difference between success and failure for a company can depend on how well finance and sales can work together. This current research among U.S. finance executives, sponsored by IBM Business Analytics, underscores that conclusion. … more »
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First in a series of eight briefs on companies using technology to further strategic initiatives
Sponsored by KPMG
June 17, 2013
This research brief---the first in a series of eight, prepared in collaboration with KPMG---summarizes a research program conducted to find out how CFOs at large companies are planning to use technology to further their strategic initiatives over … more »
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A report prepared by CFO Research, in collaboration with SAP
Sponsored by SAP
June 11, 2013
Treasurers are looking for more service---not simply more services---from their banks. In a global survey of large companies, sponsored by SAP, senior executives say that their treasury functions need bankers who will work with them to diagnose a … more »
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