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Managing the cost of goods sold (COGS) amid volatile commodity and energy markets
Sponsored by Genpact
February 23, 2012
Volatile commodity and energy prices are eroding companies' ability to accurately estimate and manage cost of goods sold (COGS), say respondents in this survey of 180 senior finance executives at manufacturing companies in North America, Europe, and … 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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Sponsored by IBM
July 02, 2009
In a continuously fluctuating economic environment, a forward-looking view of profitability is critical. In this research program, we surveyed senior finance executives on the level of detail available for profitability data, who in their companies … more »
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Sponsored by Deloitte and SAP
May 19, 2009
In an economic environment in which revenue growth is difficult to predict, finance executives focus even more on managing profitability. In this study, we explore the impact of economic uncertainty on companies' needs for--and ability to … more »
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Ask ten people to define “performance management,” and you’re likely to get ten different answers.
January 03, 2008
Performance management is, without question, one of the hottest topics among senior finance executives and the analysts and vendors that serve them. Ask ten people to define “performance management,” however, and you’re likely to get ten different … more »
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