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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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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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