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Is Your Finance Organization Thriving Or Merely Surviving?

Enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions are redefining how organizations manage and grow business. New technologies have exploded and the possibilities must seem endless to those in charge. In a…
How Do We Transform Finance To Cope With Constant Change? One Word: Collaboration!

How Do We Transform Finance To Cope With Constant Change? One Word: Collaboration!

by Steve Player, North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table  Throughout my ten part blog series I have been discussing how CFOs…
Integrating Financial Analytics With Operational Transfer Pricing To Optimize After-Tax Profitability (Part 2)

Integrating Financial Analytics With Operational Transfer Pricing To Optimize After-Tax Profitability (Part 2)

by Rob Jenkins, SAP Global Center of Excellence In my previous blog, I discussed a variety of financial planning and tax modeling requirements and the disparate analytic tools finance teams are using to achieve their objective of partnering with…
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Integrating Financial Analytics With Operational Transfer Pricing To Optimize After-Tax Profitability

by Rob Jenkins, SAP Global Center of Excellence Benjamin Franklin once noted “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Finance professionals must…
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Is Your Finance Organization A Big Data Dinosaur?

By now, every finance executive is hyper-aware of the bevy of business intelligence tools that help collect and analyze Big Data – but many are just not equipped to leverage them. First, they
Real-Time Close And Disclose

Real-Time Close And Disclose

by Steve Player, North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table As we continue to examine how technology is helping CFOs successfully deliver greater…
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Putting Together The Puzzle Of Payment Options

What defines the current climate of payments? Bonnie D Graham, host of a recent SAP Game-Changers radiocast, lists three attributes: • Risk • Cost • Ability to reconcile Moderating a panel of guest experts, Graham identifies two choices left for those in this
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The Drive For Real-Time Consolidations

by Steve Player, North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table Our exploration of how technology has expanded the roles of CFOs has covered a lot of territory. Whenever I am facing tremendous change, I remember Stephen…
Costs That Increase Returns

Costs That Increase Returns

by Steve Player, North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table Last week looked at profitability. This week we look at the same objective but with a sharper pencil. Want to see how to make sure…
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Are Predictive Analytics The Best Weapon In Fighting Fraud?

Fraud is as old as crime itself. Patterns emerge, are cracked, and then overhauled by crafty  schemers. Methods become more sophisticated and evolve with technological innovations….