Financial Times Insight: Business Growth

Even in tough economic times, innovative small-to-midsized companies can still find opportunities for growth. Technology and business software solutions like enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management (PLM), and supplier relationship management (SRM) can help your company ride out the global economic downturn. Find out how.

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IBM Cognos Insight: Guiding Business Managers to Better Outcomes with Personal Analytics

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Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. This paper explores how IBM Cognos® Insight, a breakthrough personal analytics tool, enables business managers to improve performance within their functional areas. It describes the software’s core features and benefits, provides examples of several typical business applications, and explains how Cognos Insight provides a growth path to enterprise analytics. Read More

Finance Is Changing Fast, Can Your Apps Keep Up?

The finance field undergoes rapid changes—and financial organizations must be able to adapt to those changes at lightning speed in order to stay one step ahead of the competition. They must also be able to foresee customer needs and address them before them the competitors do, otherwise they risk losing their fickle clients.

Additionally, customers expect their financial institutions to be readily accessible at all times and for them to be able to conduct their financial transactions reliably... Read More

Roadmap to a Successful Cloud Implementation: 5 Steps to Consider for Ensuring a Successful Implementation

If you are a growing midsize organization, chances are you are or will soon outgrow your entry-level accounting system. More and more companies are turning to cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems—namely software-as-a-service (SaaS)—to modernize their current systems and lay the foundation for future growth.

SaaS ERP offers and intuitive user experience, modern functionality, and the ability to conduct business anywhere via mobile devices. Cloud ERP also offers more favorable... Read More

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In addition to traditional duties like financial planning, reporting, and governance, chief financial officers (CFOs) and financial managers are being tasked with more strategic responsibilities. Learn how the right data, performance management applications, and resources can help finance managers improve operational efficiency, ensure regulatory compliance, and control performance for maximized profitability. Read More

Ensuring Profitable Growth: Best Practices for the Chemicals Industry

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Chemical companies struggle with outdated manufacturing and financial systems, often not reaching their profitable goals. How can they give customers high-quality chemical products while improving the bottom line? Industry best practices can help you gain control over every aspect of your business by increasing your visibility into operations, helping production go more smoothly, and reducing costs and lead times. Read More

The Strategic CFO: Success Secrets of High-performing Finance Teams

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Finance executives must meet a growing number of challenges if their companies are to continue being profitable. So how can they deliver strong performance in every aspect of their businesses? The answer: by deploying a corporate financial management system that expands the capabilities of their core activities—a system that extends its reach to automate other processes within the enterprise. Read More
 
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