Cloud Computing: A Silver Bullet for Finance is drawn from
research, interviews and comments made by panelists at a
November 2011 Web cast sponsored by CFO Publishing and
Workday. CFO Publishing is an award-winning media business
that reaches over 400,000 corporate executives in the
United States, and includes CFO magazine, CFO.com, and
CFO Research Services. Workday is a leader in enterpriseclass,
software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for Human
Capital Management, Payroll and Financial Management.
Published By: Trustpilot
Published Date: Apr 11, 2018
In a survey of over 900 US and UK companies, Trustpilot compiled results from finance companies among the respondents to learn which initiatives they consider most important, what their 2018 priorities are, and whether or not trust plays a role in their business strategy. Trustpilot also conducted a global consumer poll throughout the month of January 2018 on Trustpilot.com to learn more about customers’ expectations when it comes to the finance industry, receiving over 15,000 responses. Those survey results provided a more detailed understanding of whether finance companies’ priorities are aligned with consumer expectations, while also getting a clearer picture of how trust and reputation should be approached. At the end of this report, in addition to the findings, recommendations are provided to finance companies based on the survey findings and analysis.
Today it's easy for customers to leave, and they have fewer reasons to stay. In saturated telecom markets, competitors offer similarly high levels of coverage and service. Years of price-based competition have left little room for differentiation and margins are stretched thin.
Complexity, globalization and digitalization are just some of the elements at play in the risk landscape—and data is becoming a core part of understanding and navigating risk.
How do modern finance leaders view, navigate and manage enterprise risk with data? Dun & Bradstreet surveyed global finance leaders across industries and business types. Here are the top trends that emerged from the study:
1. The Enterprise Risk & Strategy Disconnect—Finance leaders are using data and managing risk programs, but over 65% of finance leaders say there’s missing link between risk and strategy.
2. The Risks of the Use and Misuse of Data—Up to 50% of the data used to manage modern risk is disconnected. Only 15% of leaders are confident about the quality of their data.
3. Risky Relationships—Only 20% of finance leaders say the data they use to manage risk is fully integrated and shared.
Download the study to learn how finance leaders are approaching data and enterprise risk management
The need for closer collaboration between finance and HR has never been more important. Finance has become the co-pilot to the business, providing the forward-looking guidance management needs to capitalize on the next market opportunity. HR plays an essential role in ensuring that the business has the talent it needs to execute on digital strategies, and create a change-ready culture. Oracle commissioned new research by MIT Technology Review Custom, called Finance and HR: the Cloud’s New Power Partnership, to understand how closer collaboration between Finance and HR could support digital transformation and unlock new benefits.
Healthcare organizations are facing uncertain times, which are putting enormous strains on their revenue cycle management (RCM). Automation is proven to improve RCM measures, and even small improvements can significantly impact the bottom line. This whitepaper details how providers can embrace automation to help drive financial performance.
Children’s Mercy is not only one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers, they have a strategy that improves organizational profitability in the face of constant change – all while delivering world-class care for their patients. Children’s Mercy accomplished what many have tried: integrating hospital and ambulatory revenue cycle activities with complete integration of all processes on a single IT platform.
Sharp is leading the way in the shift to shared risk. In this journey, they manage to the right financial metrics while still delivering appropriate care to their patient population. Watch the video to learn how GE Healthcare is helping Sharp make a difference.
The shift to value-based reimbursement (VBR) entails more financial risk for providers. Successful management of the transition to VBR can only be achieved when healthcare organizations are clinically and financially integrated to ensure tight care coordination and efficient resource utilization. That level of integration requires the aid of a robust IT infrastructure to support the enterprise. This whitepaper offers the opportunity to learn about new tools for healthcare providers to manage financial challenges associated with value-based reimbursement
This paper will explore some of the market dynamics driving the financial volatility in healthcare and will explore how advanced analytics, with the right IT backbone and organizational competencies, can help organizations successfully identify ways to manage revenue cycle profitability.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
For an increasing number of organizations, enterprise performance management (EPM) tools are enabling senior finance executives to integrate plans, understand where they're losing money, move from annual budgets to rolling forecasts, and identify opportunities for strategic improvements. During this Webcast, a panel of experts will explore: • Why business intelligence and business analytics are each important to your business; • How Big Data and analytics can help your organization answer more questions and ask even better ones; • The capabilities that enterprise performance management software offers organizations; and • How to evaluate what your organization can gain by implementing enterprise performance management software.
The financial system you are running today can probably
trace its heritage back to the ‘80s and ‘90s. Since
then, the needs of finance organisations have changed
dramatically, but financial systems have failed to adapt at
the core. Built to serve only the most basic requirements,
these systems weren’t designed to meet the needs of
today’s finance organisation. With CFOs today facing
requirements very different from those they faced just a
decade ago, Workday believes that finance organisations
need applications built from the ground up based on
today’s needs – not yesterday’s. They need modern
Workday Financials is the only financial management
solution designed in the past ten years that incorporates
the latest technologies, functionality, and design ethics
at the core to address what modern finance
We discuss six key capabilities that separate Workday
Financial Management from old-world business apps.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Financial consolidation systems are the ‘engine room’ of the corporate finance department, enabling companies of all sizes to comply with regulatory reporting requirements, company law and global accounting standards as well satisfy management’s need for periodic management reporting.
But all is not well with standalone consolidations applications that were developed in the 1990’s and which are still commonplace in some of the world’s largest multinationals.
According to one recent report, 47 percent of companies have made substantial investments in the last year in their financial close, filing, and reporting. Yet, despite the considerable sums
of money invested in the process, management teams across the globe remain dissatisfied with the quality and timeliness of management information.
Today’s increasingly competitive global economy requires businesses to make decisions faster than ever. Businesses need instant insight into the status of their people and processes. But manual, paper-based processes undermine decision-making. Paper makes it difficult for businesses to make smart decisions about their operations and their working capital. Manual processes also are costly and inefficient, create headaches for front-line staff, introduce compliance and security risks, and stymie collaboration with trading partners.
As a strategic framework, ECM can help organizations take control of their content; and, thereby boost productivity, encourage collaboration, help meet compliance initiatives, enable better content-centric processes and make information easier to share.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 19, 2017
The shift to SaaS is gaining momentum and there are clear business benefits that can be derived. To optimise success, transformation strategies need to encompass all elements of people, processes, technology and organisational design. Adopting SaaS technologies drives significant change to the way organisations operate – from business processes to support model design and company culture. The implications of cloud adoption and technical challenges such as integrations, data migration and configuration must be fully understood and addressed from the outset.
Published By: Quick Base
Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
Spreadsheets are good for number crunching – but many professionals use them to do things they were never meant for. The result? Long office hours, chasing down status updates, and compiling data manually. Learn the 5 signs of spreadsheet misuse and how to overcome them in this webcast.
In an era of morphing business models, and even fundamental shifts in the way capitalism is practiced around the world, no universal formula can guarantee a CFO’s success. Every country, every sector, and every organization dictates its own parameters for how an individual finance function operates. Nevertheless, our research demonstrates a clear correlation between strong finance leadership and strong enterprise performance— regardless of geography, industry, or company size.
Published By: BlackLine
Published Date: Sep 12, 2014
The survey’s findings highlight how the role of finance professionals at middlemarket firms is being viewed as every bit as transformational as that of finance professionals employed by large-enterprise firms.
Although there are many studies on change management and finance, the role of middle-market finance professionals has not always received the attention that it has in larger firms.