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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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Sponsored by SAP
June 01, 2011
In this follow-up study to 2007's The Superstar CFO, underwritten by SAP, CFO Research Services explores companies' ongoing efforts to transform the corporate finance function into a true value-added partner to the business. During the … more »
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Sponsored by EIU and Oracle
April 18, 2011
Recovering from a global financial crisis and facing an environment of increased uncertainty and greater regulation, financial institutions are re-examining the way their finance functions understand and use risk considerations and information. This … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
March 15, 2011
What strategies will mid-size companies pursue to thrive--not just survive--in this recovery? How will the finance function and its leaders contribute to their companies' efforts to grow and prosper? We surveyed 231 senior finance executives at … more »
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Sponsored by Ariba
March 01, 2011
As an economic recovery dawns, finance executives are now getting a clear view of how the downturn has reshaped their businesses. In their drive to reduce both costs and risks, many companies forged partnerships aimed at improving efficiency or … more »
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A Report on Working Capital Management for Small and Midsize Businesses
Sponsored by The Receivables Exchange
December 03, 2010

As the economy improves, large companies are having no trouble accessing affordable capital, but small and midsize businesses are still struggling. To examine companies' views on working capital management and accounts receivable financing, CFO … more »
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Sponsored by Aon Hewitt
December 01, 2010
As the economy begins to show signs of recovery, companies with cash reserves are relaxing their focus on controlling costs and returning to growth strategies. Transaction activity has been on the rise since mid-2009 thanks, in part, to easing … more »
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Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland
September 29, 2010
Finance executives at European firms express concern over their companies' ability to respond to the challenges of a post-recession world, especially ongoing weakness in sales, competition for both credit and capital, varied rates of recovery in … more »
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Sponsored by Liberty Mutual
August 31, 2010
A string of high-profile disasters--the financial meltdown, the Gulf oil spill, and even an erupting Icelandic volcano--has drawn risk management to the center of attention in recent years. The stakes for managing risk successfully are high indeed, … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
May 11, 2010
The third annual Global Business & Spending Monitor research program explores how senior finance executives plan to help position their companies for future growth as the world economy improves and the spending and investment decisions their … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
April 22, 2010
CFO Research recently published Getting Focused, Getting Ahead: Finance executives on managing leaner organizations equipped for growth, a report which documents how the economic downturn has affected mid-size companies and the steps their … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
March 09, 2010
The late-2000s recession is the deepest and most sustained economic crisis since the Great Depression. This research examines how finance executives at mid-size companies have weathered the downturn and explores their views on how they will manage … more »
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