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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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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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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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CFOs at midsize firms face their top financial challenges
Sponsored by American Express
March 12, 2012
One of the great truisms in finance is that cash -- the most fundamental measure of value -- is king. This study explores the challenges that midsize firms currently face in the management of their cash and working capital, along with their … more »
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Sponsored by IBM
November 15, 2011
Companies no longer have the option of chasing growth at any cost. But in an economy where they also can't afford to stand still, corporate leaders are counting on their finance executives to help them find the smartest strategies to get--and … more »
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Sponsored by Emptoris
September 30, 2010
The economic downturn has brought new power to buyers in nearly all markets. But like every buyer's market, this one carries an expiration date. In recent years, companies have moved aggressively to negotiate savings, not just in their initial … more »
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Sponsored by SAP
June 16, 2010
In an economic environment characterized by uncertainty and volatility, the quality of the financial close assumes even greater importance as an indicator of a company's financial excellence. Shareholders, creditors, lenders, and analysts are all … more »
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Sponsored by Genpact
May 12, 2010
The value of excellent process execution became more evident during the economic downturn, as companies around the world were forced to pay stricter attention to how well the business ran. Even the finance executives who report that good process … more »
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Sponsored by Oracle
October 20, 2009
To compete successfully today, companies need to look beyond operating efficiencies (that is, getting the right goods and services to the right customers more quickly and less expensively than their competitors) to improving their processes for … more »
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Sponsored by Accenture
April 07, 2009
While our previous research programs have documented the finance function's embrace of an increasingly strategic role, our latest survey of senior finance executives confirms that operational excellence is also part of finance's broad directive. … more »
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Sponsored by Eloda
October 24, 2008
How well do finance organizations validate the delivery of their companies' television advertisements? Through an interview program with senior finance executives at large U.S. companies that spend heavily on television advertising, as well as … more »
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Senior finance executives remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, according to this year's study of CFOs at mid-size companies.
Sponsored by American Express
August 08, 2008
Senior finance executives remain optimistic about the U.S. economy, according to this year's study of CFOs at mid-size companies. While a majority of respondents in this year's study expect economic growth in the year ahead, survey results suggest … more »
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Sponsored By CFO Research Services
March 01, 2008
How well equipped is finance to be an effective source of performance management expertise? More than two-thirds of the 170 finance executives surveyed by CFO Research Services expect their companies to increasingly look to finance to serve as … more »
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Leading CFOs See Opportunities to Boost Business Performance, Predictability, and Profits
January 03, 2008
In June 2004, CFO Research Services (a unit of CFO Publishing Corp.) launched a research program to explore senior finance executives' efforts to manage G&A costs and boost performance. In particular, we sought to uncover and document a unique … more »
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Investment in information gathering and technology transforms finance
January 03, 2008
In the past several years, many companies have invested heavily in technology systems for storing, analyzing, and reporting performance data--and the results of this study show that many of these investments have paid off handsomely. Nevertheless, … more »
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