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The term âhigh performanceâ in this paper refers to both a definitive destination and a continuous quest for sustainable advantage. Increasingly, organizations from the private and public sector are establishing finance shared services to help them on their journey. Those that are most successful in this endeavor do not focus solely on shared servicesâ cost-cutting […]
Financial decision makers now have the opportunity to play an increasingly strategic role within their organizations. Unfortunately they may be suffering from a condition that diminishes their ability to plan and manage risk effectively. Think about it; are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Poor visibility into current results; Lack of understanding of future performance […]
Many finance executives these days are wondering, âWhat is XBRL and whatâs in it for me?â Though most have heard of XBRL, very few know what this new technology standard can do for them or how their companies can benefit from it. First introduced in the late 1990s, XBRL has loomed on the horizon for […]
CFO: Whatâs driving the finance organizationâs increased focus on information management? Bill Hewitt: Users demand a âsingle source of truth,â but they canât get accurate, consistent information in time to affect major business decisions. With most information in silos, managers and executives canât view information in a holistic business context. While we see this across […]
Many businesses view performance management as a âsoft scienceâ with few obvious benefits. However, thereâs clear evidence that a comprehensive enterprise performance management (EPM) approach can make a major difference in the way that companies plan, forecast, monitor and manage business performance. Benefits can include: EPM improves the execution of organizational strategy. By facilitating better […]
Retail, commercial and capital marketsâ 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.
The office of finance is currently undergoing a sea change. Our world has shifted dramatically, and a host of new challenges have emerged. Many of the attributes that made finance an attractive career choice are now hidden in a swamp of compliance, disclosures, litigation and controls, and the rewards for this profession are getting increasingly […]
If you havenât 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, thereâs a strong reason to hold back on plans to optimize hosting, networking, content delivery and other […]