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Finance's Strategic Mandate---and the Innovations That Will Help Them Meet It
Sponsored by SAP
January 06, 2014
As CFOs continue to expand their expertise into operations and performance, they can no longer be expected simply to "sign off" on major technology investments. How will those investments help push the business forward? What's their value, in … 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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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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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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Credit departments have often been seen as bottlenecks to the most fundamental business process of firms--the conversion of interested prospects into paying customers.
January 03, 2008
In the spring of 2004, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) conducted a research program to explore the use of automated credit decisionmaking technology. D&B, a vendor of credit information and technology, funded the research and … more »
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A majority of business decision makers don't have ready access to high-quality, reliable, useful information on operating and financial performance at their companies.
January 03, 2008
A majority of business decision makers don’t have ready access to high-quality, reliable, useful information on operating and financial performance at their companies—so say senior finance and IT executives in this global study of information … more »
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Information technology has become integral to the operation of the modern business organization.
January 03, 2008
Information technology has become integral to the operation of the modern business organization. Yet it is only now, after years of belaboring technology’s cost, that leading finance professionals have begun to recognize that well-managed IT … more »
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The combination of new regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and closer scrutiny from investors and boards of directors have made complying with regulation a more costly, higher profile activity for companies.
January 03, 2008
U.S. companies have had to comply with international trade, federal, and state regulatory requirements for generations. But the combination of new regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and closer scrutiny from investors and boards of … more »
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