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Report: Rakuten LinkShare Performance Marketing Study Uncovers Strong Growth Opportunities in $4.5B Industry

June 28, 2012

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Press Release  NEW YORK CITY – June 26, 2012 – Rakuten LinkShare today announced the results of a study it commissioned by Forrester Consulting on the direct and indirect value of affiliate marketing. The report, “Affiliate Marketing – The Direct and Indirect Value that Affiliates Deliver to Advertisers” explores how affiliate marketing sites are meeting […]

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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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Best Practices in Operational BI

July 30, 2007

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Research Methodology Focus. This report is designed for the business or technical manager who oversees a BI environment and wishes to learn the best practices and pitfalls of implementing an operational BI capability. Methodology. The research for this report is based on a survey that TDWI conducted in February 2007, as well as interviews with […]

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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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Interview with Mark Smith

July 30, 2007

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CFO: What is the recent activity in the performance management space all about? Mark Smith: It’s not just recent activity. For decades, finance has made continuous steps to not just improve financial performance but manage it efficiently, and now the shift is toward financial effectiveness. At the core, this is the foundation for performance management […]

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Does the ERP Deliver Value?

September 30, 2003

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View In the 1990s companies spent billions of dollars buying and implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites, which integrate and automate corporate activities such as finance, distribution, supply chain management and human resources. In the first part of the decade, business boomed as consultants promoted business process re-engineering as a way to improve competitiveness. Later, […]

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Seeing Activity-Based Costs

September 30, 2003

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Dimensional profitability is the assignment of costs and revenues to business segments as a means for for evaluating each business segment’s contribution to the overall enterprise profit and loss. Those business segments, also referred to as dimensions, typically include such areas as product, customer, sales channel, and business. An organization leverages profit and loss information […]

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When Good Management Shows

September 30, 2003

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Although the past decade’s record-setting economic growth temporarily obscured the importance of recessions for many executives, they are a fact of business life. The current business environment has reminded all of us that managing during times of economic turmoil is a critical business capability. How do companies achieve this competitive advantage? The pundits tell us […]

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