The Hackett Group
Scorecard: Safeguarding Working Capital
A disrupted economy will make it harder to manage receivables, payables, and inventory with efficiency.
CFOs See Tech Grabbing Larger Share of a Shrinking Budget
"Management expectations in the coming year may outstrip finance’s resources," said The Hackett Group.
Working Capital Scorecard: The Hard Part of Boosting Liquidity
With payables stretched to the limit, wringing more cash out of working capital will be a challenge.
Working Capital Scorecard: Suppliers Can Wait
The cash conversion cycle improved once again in 2017, largely because many companies took as long as possible to pay suppliers.
Tech Priorities for CFOs: Data Management, Analytics, RPA
"Without data integrity, finance cannot trust the outcomes of analytics solutions, no matter how sophisticated," says The Hackett Group.
Digital Transformation on a Budget
The digital transformation is underway. But does finance have the resources to pull it off?
How Delaying Payments Can Help Suppliers
Supply chain finance instruments such as reverse factoring helped make it possible for Unilever to extend payment terms without punishing suppliers.
U.S. Firms Eyeing Benefits of Onshoring
Based on economic considerations, business environment, workforce quality, infrastructure, and risks, many midsize U.S. cities look attractive.
Ten Steps to End the Dash for Cash
Quick cash fixes at the end of fiscal years are frequently harmful.
Is R&D Spending Ready to Blow?
Companies remain reluctant to spend their cash but are starting to get more innovation-minded, creating some new priorities for CFOs.
Still Not Working
Working capital performance among large U.S. public companies has improved only marginally over the last two years, according to REL Consulting’s annual survey.