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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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Global CFOs on the Art of Constructive Change
Sponsored by KPMG
October 03, 2011
To adapt to an increasingly cutthroat environment, growth-starved companies are hungrily reaching into new territory. More than ever, finance functions are reinventing themselves to escort their companies through this unknown terrain. How can … 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 KPMG
May 18, 2011
Through two global surveys among senior finance executives at consumer markets companies, this report examines the current state of consumer businesses and profitability in the wake of the economic downturn and recent events in the Middle East and … more »
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Sponsored by American Express
May 17, 2011
The world is finally in the grips of an economic recovery--or is it? As this study reveals, there are actually two very different recoveries underway, which is why finance executives in mature economies and those in emerging markets have to … more »
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Financial Analytic Capabilities for Changing Times
Sponsored by Teradata
May 09, 2011
In planning for renewed growth in 2011, finance executives will need the analytics that help them tie operations data to financial results. However, our survey reveals that finance executives still see gaps between their uses of financial data and … more »
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