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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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Enabling Finance Mastery and High Performance With Shared Services

July 30, 2007

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The term “high performance” 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 services’ cost-cutting […]

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Elevating Finance to the Strategic Level

July 30, 2007

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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 […]

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Benefits of XBRL for Finance Executives

July 30, 2007

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Many finance executives these days are wondering, “What is XBRL and what’s in it for me?” 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 […]

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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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Transforming Finance in the Journey to Value-Based Management

July 30, 2007

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Many businesses view performance management as a “soft science” with few obvious benefits. However, there’s 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 […]

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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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What”s Troubling Finance?

July 30, 2007

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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 […]

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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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