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To Grow Revenues, Companies Will Focus on Doing What They Do Best
Sponsored by American Express
June 06, 2013
CFOs are planning to ramp up spending at their companies this year, in order to capitalize on the growth opportunities they see taking shape around the world---particularly in emerging markets. They aim to do so while focusing intently on the value … 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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CFOs Dissect Their Companies' Spending and Return on IT
Sponsored by AlixPartners
March 11, 2013
How successfully are companies investing in information technology? A recent CFO Research survey of 153 senior finance executives based in North America suggests that companies often struggle to make the right investments in IT, spending too much on … more »
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Investing in the Right Partner
Sponsored by IBM
October 31, 2012
To meet the ever-present imperative to increase revenues while controlling costs, more and more companies are adopting automated systems for sales performance management (SPM)---software optimized to add visibility and administrative precision to … more »
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Creating Competitive Advantage in a Networked Economy
Sponsored by Ariba
August 13, 2012
In a networked environment, companies that know how to collaborate efficiently can boost both their productivity and their profits. This report, based on more than a dozen in-depth interviews, explores exactly how companies like Intel and Home Depot … 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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CFOs' quest to support growth in a challenging recovery
Sponsored by American Express
May 15, 2012
With their expectations for economic growth tempered by a slow-burning economic recovery, CFOs around the world are planning to invest judiciously this year, even tapping their long-accumulating cash reserves. In the fifth annual American … 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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Managing the cost of goods sold (COGS) amid volatile commodity and energy markets
Sponsored by Genpact
February 23, 2012
Volatile commodity and energy prices are eroding companies' ability to accurately estimate and manage cost of goods sold (COGS), say respondents in this survey of 180 senior finance executives at manufacturing companies in North America, Europe, and … 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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Engaging the business for better results
Sponsored by SAP
October 04, 2011
As one interviewee told us, accelerating the "speed of intelligence" is now the fundamental challenge for the finance function. Confronting a stubbornly volatile global economy, finance leaders at many major corporations have been driven to rethink … more »
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