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Interview with Bill Hewitt

July 30, 2007

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CFO: What’s driving the finance organization’s increased focus on information management? Bill Hewitt: Users demand a “single source of truth,” but they can’t get accurate, consistent information in time to affect major business decisions. With most information in silos, managers and executives can’t view information in a holistic business context. While we see this across […]

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The Finance Function in Financial Services

July 30, 2007

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Retail, commercial and capital markets’ banking organizations face tremendous pressure to scale their operations and do more with less. Major banks that achieve scale can gain significant competitive advantage over those that operate business units as separate entities with separate infrastructures and cost structures.

The need for scale, coupled with increasing cross-border operations and greater demand to support product innovation, is compelling large-scale banks to assess their overall operational and cost management strategies.

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Turning IT Services Change From a Minefield to a Gold Mine

July 30, 2007

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If you haven’t reviewed the performance of your IT services in at least 18 months, chances are good that 20 percent or more of your spending is being wasted. As experienced CFOs who manage technology-buying decisions know, however, there’s a strong reason to hold back on plans to optimize hosting, networking, content delivery and other […]

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Want to Take Finance to the Next Level?

July 30, 2007

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Then you need a Corporate Financial Management (CFM) solution specifically designed for strategically minded CFOs. This is an integrated financial system that enables you to play an increasingly critical role within your company – one that gives you the high-impact planning and forecasting capabilities necessary to be an effective advisor to your leadership team. Such […]

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Trends in Governance, Risk and Compliance

July 30, 2007

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Business complexity, along with increased regulatory and market scrutiny, is driving organizations to adopt a structured approach to governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The goal is to effectively define, manage and monitor the external and internal business environments. GRC maturity is pointing toward this more structured approach: Past – Organizations struggled to manage enterprise risk […]

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CASE STUDY: Blythe J. McGarvie

July 30, 2007

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Aided by advances in technology, which have helped us achieve more accurate results in less time, executives have built a body of work that has come to be collectively known as business performance management (BPM). During the early days of this discipline, my peers and I developed tools and techniques to better operate and manage […]

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The Chief Finance Office — A Balancing Act

July 30, 2007

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Organizations today are at a crossroads with what to expect from their finance function. While there is value in adding analytical thinking and strategic financial support to all decision making, there is also a demand for accurate and timely financial reporting that doesn’t result in a financial “restatement” or, even worse, land the organization in […]

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Active Information Management for Business

July 30, 2007

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Your business depends on accurate, accessible and consistent information. Decisions affecting profitability, performance, efficiency and other key performance factors rely on comprehensive analysis of the right corporate data in near-real time. But every time the needs of your business change, it can take weeks or even months to get a new view of the data. […]

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CASE STUDY: Infor

July 30, 2007

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RSA Security Inc. is the expert in protecting online identities and digital assets. The inventor of core security technologies for the Internet, the company leads the way in strong authentication, encryption and antifraud protection, bringing trust to millions of user identities and the transactions that they perform. With a strong reputation built on a 20-year […]

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