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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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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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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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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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How CFOs and CIOs can work together to improve their use of technology for forecasting and planning
Sponsored by Oracle
December 14, 2010
Finance and IT executives often see information improvement priorities differently, but they agree that dedicated technology systems--particularly best-of-breed EPM applications--contribute to planning efforts. Finance and IT executives who work … more »
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Sponsored by SAP
January 25, 2010
At a time when global economic uncertainty makes the need for forecasting accuracy, insight, and agility greater than ever, many finance executives in the consumer products industry believe their companies are falling short. Interviewees highlight … more »
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Sponsored by SAP
January 25, 2010
At a time when global economic uncertainty makes the need for forecasting accuracy, insight, and agility greater than ever, many finance executives in the financial services industry believe their companies are falling short. Interviewees highlight … more »
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Sponsored by SAP
January 25, 2010
At a time when global economic uncertainty makes the need for forecasting accuracy, insight, and agility greater than ever, many finance executives in the discrete manufacturing industry believe their companies are falling short. Interviewees … more »
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CIOs and CFOs Diverge on Roles, but Agree on Need for Improvement
Sponsored by Oracle
January 14, 2010
It's no surprise that finance and IT executives' views differ on their roles in the planning process. New research from IDG Research Services, CFO Research Services and Oracle suggests that both sides agree there is room for improvement. Read this … more »
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CFOs and CIOs weigh in
Sponsored by Oracle
January 14, 2010
With the downturn drawing to a close, companies are redirecting their focus from survival to long-term strategic planning for growth. Yet, many organizations are at risk of failing to achieve the goals of their strategic plans. New research from CFO … more »
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When Are Spreadsheets Alone Not Enough?
January 03, 2008

Midsize companies have relied on spreadsheets and manual budgeting and forecasting processes since the earliest days of personal computers, and spreadsheets remain the de facto standard for day-to-day quantitative analysis. Indeed, wellcrafted … more »

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This survey of senior finance executives indicates that few CFOs are satisfied with finance's strategic role or the progress of its transformation to a valued business partner.
January 03, 2008
In May 2002, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young conducted a research program to examine what progress large U.S. companies have made in transforming the finance function. CFOs: Driving Finance … more »
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This study identifies what CFOs in some of the world's largest companies see as the key supply chain challenges facing their organization.
January 03, 2008
This study identifies what CFOs in some of the world's largest companies see as the key supply chain challenges facing their organization. It also looks at the ways in which some leading CFOs are using their unique role and perspective to help … more »
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