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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sponsored by American Express
July 17, 2012
Financial discipline isn't just a crucial skill. It's a valuable tool. That's what midsize companies are discovering as they emerge from the recession-wracked economy and begin scouting for new opportunities. The same rigor they applied to … more »
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CFOs on finance- and procurement-process improvement
Sponsored by Genpact
May 29, 2012
Well-managed, high-performing financial and administrative processes are not just marks of integrity, efficiency, and management discipline, but also among the fundamental measures of company health. This study provides a peer-based assessment of … more »
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CFOs on finance- and procurement-process improvement
Sponsored by Genpact
May 29, 2012
Key findings from our global study on companies' financial- and administrative-process performance in four fundamental business areas--financial planning, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, and financial reporting--can be found in this eight-page Made … more »
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The Dividends of Collaboration between Finance and Procurement
Sponsored by Ariba
March 22, 2012
While procurement has traditionally been recognized and rewarded solely on the basis of its cost-cutting ability, the function is now stretching to make a higher-value strategic contribution. This study explores how procurement, by coordinating and … more »
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Starting---and Sustaining---The Conversation on Technology Value
Sponsored by Cisco
March 22, 2012
How closely aligned are CFOs and CIOs on the ways in which technology can support and generate value for a company's business strategy? This report explores the key areas where CIOs and CFOs agree and, more importantly, where they diverge on issues … more »
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CFOs at midsize firms face their top financial challenges
Sponsored by American Express
March 12, 2012
One of the great truisms in finance is that cash -- the most fundamental measure of value -- is king. This study explores the challenges that midsize firms currently face in the management of their cash and working capital, along with their … more »
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Sponsored by IBM
November 15, 2011
Companies no longer have the option of chasing growth at any cost. But in an economy where they also can't afford to stand still, corporate leaders are counting on their finance executives to help them find the smartest strategies to get--and … more »
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