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The Journey to Risk Transfer and Outcomes-Based Objectives
Sponsored by Mercer
June 24, 2013
In a follow-up to a 2011 study, also underwritten by Mercer, CFO Research has renewed its examination of the pension-risk landscape. This report lays out how the attitudes and strategies of finance executives have changed over the last two years, … 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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A report prepared by CFO Research in collaboration with Travelers
Sponsored by Travelers
October 17, 2012
The financial performance of a technology company is inextricably linked to how well it manages the entire range of risks to its business execution. In this survey of senior executives at technology-related companies, we find a "red zone" of … more »
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Focus on Banking and Financial Services
Sponsored by Crowe Horwath, LLP
July 24, 2012
These days, business relationships between companies are becoming more integrated---to the point where previously hard and fast lines between enterprises become blurred, and partners, suppliers, or vendors can be viewed as extensions of the company … more »
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Focus on Manufacturing
Sponsored by Crowe Horwath, LLP
July 24, 2012
These days, no corporation is an island. Whether a third-party partner is a supplier, a component assembler, a back-office service center, or a local distributor, business relationships are becoming more integrated---to the point where previously … 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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Managing Third-Party Risk in a More Integrated World
Sponsored by Crowe Horwath, LLP
May 07, 2012
These days, no corporation is an island. Whether a third-party partner is a supplier, a component assembler, a back-office service center, or a local distributor, business relationships are becoming more integrated -- to the point where previously … 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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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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Global Process Benchmarking Study Offers Intelligent Insights
Sponsored by Genpact
February 22, 2012
In an effort to gather definitive data on process performance, CFO Research is surveying senior executives in finance and procurement at large enterprises around the world. This pan-industry, global data -- previewed in this research brief -- … more »
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Assessing the Impact of the New Lease Accounting Standard
Sponsored by IBM
January 30, 2012
FASB and IASB have issued drafts of jointly proposed changes which essentially eliminate all operating leases from the income statement and move them onto the balance sheet as a capital expense. CFO Research Services conducted an online survey to … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
June 28, 2011
The tactics that finance executives deployed during the downturn--from developing new capabilities to nurturing strategic relationships--may turn out to be even more useful in the recovery. As they hunt for growth opportunities and try to circumvent … more »
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CFOs at small and midsize companies on post-downturn cost control
Sponsored by Expense Reduction Analysts
June 15, 2011
During the recent downturn, finance officers at small and midsize companies transformed themselves into cost-cutting connoisseurs, capable of meeting one objective after another without sacrificing operational quality. Now, as the economy shifts, … more »
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