How to Improve Business Performance by Better Aligning Finance Operations with Corporate Strategy
Date: Thu, Jul 25, 2013
Time: 02:00 P.M. ET
Duration: 1 hour
As a senior finance leader, you are well aware that your company's management team needs to make informed decisions, implement plans and communicate results to investors as soon as the latest financial information about your company is available. During this Webcast, you will learn about best practices to ensure you provide adequate resources to align your finance team's operational objectives with your company's business strategy.
You will also hear expert recommendations about how to:
- Connect goals, key performance indicators and initiatives with embedded risk intelligence, resulting in an improved ability to align execution with strategy;
- Monitor the status of financial activities, including the financial close, that have the greatest impact on your business;
- Easily reprioritize and reallocate resources throughout the year as business conditions change; and
- Effectively track and measure how the operational efficiency of your finance team translates to your company's overall performance.
About the Presenters
Chris Clay, Director, Solution Management, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP
Chris is a Director on the SAP BusinessObjects (EPM) solution management team. In his role he is responsible for planning future product releases, ensuring the success of EPM customers, and enabling the sales team to effectively position the solution suite. Chris has nearly a decade of solution and product management experience in the EPM industry and has contributed to the planning, development and release of a multitude of solutions.
Malcolm Faulkner, Director, Product Marketing, Enterprise Performance Management, SAP
Malcolm Faulkner is the Director of Product Marketing with the EPM team within SAP, focusing on performance management applications and related best practices for finance and IT. His frequent blogs on these topics can be found on the-decisionfactor.com and blogs.sap.com/analytics.
William Newman, Managing Principal and Co-Founder, Newport Consulting Group
An author, professional speaker, writer and consultant, William ("Bill") Newman serves as Managing Principal and Co-founder of Newport Consulting Group. He brings more than 25 years of experience in strategy and IT planning across multiple industry sectors. He is a Certified Management Consultant since 1995 and has led several consulting practices at Booz & Company, DMR Consulting, KPMG BearingPoint, and Grant Thornton. His strategy work with high growth companies -- from software start-ups to services firms to associations to green techs -- has made him a leader in developing mindshare and market share for his clients in North America, Europe and around the world.
Director, Solution Management
Director, Product Marketing
Managing Principal and Co-Founder