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Sponsored by American Express
May 29, 2013
Extracting and delivering value has become an essential framework for doing business---one that informs everything from companies' management of working capital to their broad competitive strategies. To learn about how companies are incorporating … more »
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Turning Third-Party Spend Into Income
Sponsored by Oxygen Finance
May 09, 2013
For companies eagerly seeking out growth in a recovering economy, sophisticated cash management---getting the best return on your company's liquidity---will be key. But many companies overlook what may well be the largest untapped asset around: … more »
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A report prepared by CFO Research in collaboration with Oxygen Finance
Sponsored by Oxygen Finance
April 04, 2013
Public sector organizations are feeling the financial squeeze---and that grip doesn't look likely to loosen anytime soon. With their budgets plunging even as the demand for their services soars, these agencies are struggling to maintain the quality … more »
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Finance Executives on Optimizing Travel-Expense Management
Sponsored by SAP
March 18, 2013
A recent CFO Research survey of senior finance executives suggests that companies often settle for middling performance in their travel-expense management---which, in today's competitive environment, may no longer be good enough. Respondents … more »
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CFOs Dissect Their Companies' Spending and Return on IT
Sponsored by AlixPartners
March 11, 2013
How successfully are companies investing in information technology? A recent CFO Research survey of 153 senior finance executives based in North America suggests that companies often struggle to make the right investments in IT, spending too much on … more »
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Why CFOs at Midsize Companies Rely on Retained Earnings to Finance Growth
Sponsored by American Express
January 29, 2013
In this article based on CFO Research's annual survey among CFOs of midsize firms, read about why finance leaders at midsize companies are counting on using cash from ongoing operations to fund company growth, and learn the techniques that these … more »
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Sponsored by SAP
December 05, 2012
Corporate finance executives are ready for cloud services from their banks, according to the early results of a forthcoming study by CFO Research and SAP. So why aren't banks providing those services? While corporate treasuries seek to improve their … more »
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Investing in the Right Partner
Sponsored by IBM
October 31, 2012
To meet the ever-present imperative to increase revenues while controlling costs, more and more companies are adopting automated systems for sales performance management (SPM)---software optimized to add visibility and administrative precision to … more »
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Investing in the Right Partner
Sponsored by IBM
October 31, 2012
To meet the ever-present imperative to increase revenues while controlling costs, more and more companies are adopting automated systems for sales performance management (SPM)---software optimized to add visibility and administrative precision to … more »
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Systems-Related Challenges (and How Companies Address Them)
Sponsored by Workday
October 24, 2012
Finance executives are in a race with their financial-management systems, working to keep pace with system upgrades and performance improvements. What they're ultimately after, they say, are systems that can adapt speedily to changing priorities and … more »
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