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Realizing opportunities for lower costs and higher revenues
Sponsored by OnProcess Technology
April 15, 2016
In this study of the importance of companies' post-sales service processes, finance executives comment on the importance of excellence in post-sales service both to bolster the bottom line and to support business growth. Three out of four agree that … more »
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Pulling Together Towards Profitability
Sponsored by Vendavo
December 15, 2015
In a research project sponsored by Vendavo, CFO Research explored the question of where companies can turn to gain the next few points of profit improvement in a difficult business environment. The resulting insights revealed an expanding role for … more »
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A report prepared in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard
Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard
July 21, 2015
For this series on transforming finance's back-office functions, CFO Research, working with Hewlett-Packard's Business Process Services unit, interviewed transformation leaders at a variety of large companies in the U.S. and Europe. This ebook … more »
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Quantifying the Benefits, Leveraging the Data
Sponsored by American Express
June 12, 2015
T&E expenses can be one of the largest components of a company's indirect spend, but also one of the hardest to control. In research sponsored by American Express, CFO Research surveyed and interviewed finance executives on how they could make … more »
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Understanding Your Options
Sponsored by GE Capital, Corporate Finance
June 10, 2015
Mid-sized businesses rely on their equipment to function---whether they are sales and service vehicles, tractor-trailers for a fleet, cranes or front-end loaders for a construction projects, forklifts and equipment racks for warehouses, … more »
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Value Management For Corporate Real Estate
Sponsored by IBM
October 22, 2014
This report is most relevant for finance executives and real estate executives from large companies that rely on extensive or complex portfolios of corporate real estate (CRE) assets in the conduct of their business. In "right-sizing" their real … more »
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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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