Beyond Financial Literacy: The Importance of Business Acumen Training for Managers and Employees

Developing business acumen isn’t easy, but it is fundamental to business alignment. What does that mean exactly? It means understanding what it takes for a business to make money, and it involves the financial literacy of how strategies, decisions, and actions impact the bottom line. Through classroom-based training, your managers and employees can learn how these connections are made to the business. Find out more.

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11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. Read More

An Engaging Employee Experience: The Ultimate Guide

Are your employees truly connected to—and engaged with—your business? In a perfect world, every employee is committed to your organization’s goals, is ready to go above and beyond in daily activities, and actively collaborates with other team members. Yet when it comes to employee engagement, there’s a big gap between perfect world scenarios and the reality.

Research shows that engagement directly affects performance outcomes. Business units in the top-quartile of engagement have 21 percent... Read More

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The Financial Close: Optimizing Performance and Driving Financial Excellence

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Managing Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance

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