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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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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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A report prepared by CFO Research in collaboration with Vertex Inc.
Sponsored by Vertex Inc.
April 30, 2014
Finance executives at large U.S. companies agree that they can help their companies maximize the value of business decisions, and therefore, financial performance, by incorporating tax considerations more effectively into their day-to-day … more »
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A research briefing prepared by CFO Research in collaboration with American Express
Sponsored by American Express
October 22, 2013
Loosening their focus on cost-cutting, senior finance executives are now tightening their grip on pricing strategy. In the past, companies set their prices based on either their own costs or on what their competitors charged. But in a marketplace … more »
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A Viable Tool, Not a Panacea
Sponsored by KPMG
September 24, 2013
In this seventh research brief of a series of eight that are sponsored by KPMG, CFO Research explores the ways that finance executives plan to leverage cloud technologies. As they become more familiar with its capabilities, finance leaders are … more »
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The Future of F&A ERP and Information Technology
Sponsored by KPMG
September 18, 2013
This is the sixth in a series of eight research briefs sponsored by KPMG on finance's use of information technology to drive their enterprises forward. In this brief, senior finance executives share some of the initiatives their companies have … more »
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Dealing With Technology Change
Sponsored by KPMG
August 09, 2013
This is the fourth in a series of eight research briefs that CFO Research is publishing in collaboration with KPMG. Based on a survey of more than 350 finance executives and in-depth interviews, this brief discusses the challenges that CFOs at large … more »
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What CFOs Know about Critical Information Sharing and the Systems that Support It
Sponsored by SAP
July 25, 2013
Companies are rapidly growing in size, scope, and complexity, and finance executives are striving to prepare their organizations for the changes ahead. Some companies will be ready for the future; others won't be. What sets apart the adaptive … 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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Using Information as a Competitive Weapon in a Fierce Economy
Sponsored by IBM
June 18, 2013
These days, the difference between success and failure for a company can depend on how well finance and sales can work together. This current research among U.S. finance executives, sponsored by IBM Business Analytics, underscores that conclusion. … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
May 29, 2013
Extracting and delivering value has become an essential framework for doing business---one that informs everything from companies' management of working capital to their broad competitive strategies. To learn about how companies are incorporating … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
July 17, 2012
Financial discipline isn't just a crucial skill. It's a valuable tool. That's what midsize companies are discovering as they emerge from the recession-wracked economy and begin scouting for new opportunities. The same rigor they applied to … 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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