CFO Strategic Empowerment Series 4: How CFOs Can Achieve Flexible, Real-time Analysis as Strategic Players
The rapidly mounting business pressures on the modern chief financial officers (CFOs) won’t wait for traditional analysis of spreadsheets, slidedecks, and email. Information must be extremely current and available on demand in an easily digestible format that can support actionable decisions. CFOs and finance leaders are being tasked with providing strategic planning that can anticipate problems and identify opportunities well in advance. The businesses who survive will be those who see deeper into the data and compare many scenarios simultaneously. This gives CFOs the chance to take control of the business intelligence function and drive meaningful, profitable changes across the organization. The future role of the CFO will demand more intelligent decision support.
This paper looks at maximizing performance as a CFO transforms into a performance predictor and profitability enhancer for the entire organization.
CFO Strategic Empowerment Series 3: Efficient Process Execution and Continue Their Journey to Become Truly Strategic
As companies navigate the changing balance of the global business environment, the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) is in flux. A new suite of technology solutions is available to facilitate your organization's efforts to meet these challenges, but effectively leveraging those capabilities requires sound strategy and a clear road map for moving your organization forward.
This white paper addresses how to overcome efficiency obstacles and expand business capabilities with an next-generation solutions that are driven by the concept of an elastic foundation.
CFO Strategic Empowerment Series 2: How CFOs Achieve Structured Finance Procedures and Start to Act Strategically
The number one priority for CFOs and finance executives in 2015 is improvement in strategic planning, according to the FERF/Protivi 2015 Finance Priorities Survey. It establishes that cash clarity is king, and that means there should be an emphasis on better analytical tools, real-time capabilities, and a consistent drive toward more holistic, enterprise resource planning (ERP)-level and best-in-class solutions.
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CFO Strategic Empowerment Series 1: The Business Empowerment Maturity Model Explained
Finance-focused technology is transforming at a dizzying pace, and enterprises must look past the “cool” functionality and select the most appropriate technology to deliver each stage of the business-empowerment model. Those who select a “best-fit” technology based on its ability to enable end-to-end process efficiency, collaboration, analytics, and forecasting—rather than its immediate compatibility with existing systems—can expect to add illuminating insights that empower their business.
Modern Finance In The Digital Age: Return on Investment Best Practices
For businesses in the digital age, modernizing their finance departments is more critical than ever before. Installation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools is understood to be essential, allowing companies to streamline previously complicated and outdated processes. Using cloud technology to perform analysis of big data gives businesses the ability to improve how and when to assign assets, but without implementing best practices alongside the ERP software, your business can’t maximize the benefits of this new technology.
Different options for return on investment (ROI) analysis are possible with cloud-based technology, such as allowing users to develop a controlled return on investment profiles on smaller, more focused projects, or in some cases, how to circumnavigate outmoded software and hardware, saving person hours and creating less confusing profiles.
In this white paper, learn how to modernize your financial organization and apply return on investment best practices in conjunction with cloud technology not only to maximize analytics based on big data, but to empower finance across the board, even attracting the right people to your team. Learn about how to achieve increased financial savings, and how to develop support systems for predictive and focused analytics, as well as for strategic outcomes. When a modern system takes full advantage of everyone’s skill sets, exceptional results are possible.