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Research On Finance’s Adoption Of New Technology Is Crystal Clear

Findings from a survey reported recently showed that roughly half of senior finance executives in the U.S. said they wanted to beat their competitors by mastering Big Data, yet less
How The Gen Y CFO Is Upsetting The Apple Cart In EPM

How The Gen Y CFO Is Upsetting The Apple Cart In EPM

Last week, when addressing the Northern Virginia technology group, Bill McDermott, the co-CEO of SAP, said technology companies would do well to target the newly emerging Generation Y
Why The New Breed Of CFO Will Own IT

Why The New Breed Of CFO Will Own IT

The increasing number of CFOs and their peers from Generation X and Generation Y that are now heading up Finance functions are…
The New Breed Of CFO And How To Become One Yourself

The New Breed Of CFO And How To Become One Yourself

“Stick close to your desks and never go to sea, And you all may be rulers of the Queen’s Navy” The chorus of Sir Joseph Porter’s Song above, taken from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta H. M.
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The CFO And The Multi-Generational Finance Team

Things are going change once the cream of Generation Y, (the ‘Millennials’), who were born between 1981–2005, have risen through the ranks of Finance and step into the CFO role.
Get Ahead: Build Your 2030 Finance Capabilities Today

Get Ahead: Build Your 2030 Finance Capabilities Today

I bet you don’t know what a ‘saggar-maker’s bottom knocker’ did for a living? And there’s really no need to know. But it was the unskilled person who worked alongside a more skilled ‘saggar
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Filling The Gaps In Performance Management

by Malcolm Faulkner Why focus on strategic planning? Strategic planning is about setting a course for where stakeholders want the organization to head and describing in detail what needs to happen
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Why Finance Needs Predictive Analytics

A lot has been written about the use of predictive analytics; in sales and marketing to identify the basket of products the customers are most likely to buy based on their purchasing history;
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The New Differentiators in Performance Management

Having had the pick of the plethora of independent vendors that used to populate the Enterprise Performance Management space, the three mega-vendors, IBM, Oracle and SAP, have all made acquisitions…
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3 Ways to Achieve Superior Travel Spending Performance

Taking away with one hand, then giving back with the other is something I wrote about a few weeks back. Nowhere is this philosophy more prevalent that in travel expenses and according to the findings of a newly published…