Rising to the Challenge: Productivity in Accounting and Finance Organizations

During these challenging times companies need to do more with less. This need extends throughout the organization-and companies' accounting and finance organizations are rising to the challenge. Know the most critical challenges faced by the CFO organization of companies in improving staff productivity and effectiveness of their operations according to research conducted by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

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Software Usability Challenge for Electric Power Industry

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)/Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) usability is a challenge for the electric energy industry according to a study conducted for IFS North America. This paper outlines study results of 100 electric energy industry executives and offers advice for selecting ERP and EAM for maximum usability. ERP and EAM with enhanced usability increases productivity and system usage, maximizing value realized. Read More

10 Accounting Practices Heading the Way of the Dinosaur

Are you guilty of "business as usual"? Inefficient, old school accounting systems can hold your business back. This list runs down the top 10 outdated accounting practices because they simply present far too many risks for your business. These days, there are modern, simple yet powerful technologies that can streamline every component of your finance department. Read More

Cloud Accounting Evaluation Guide

Cloud computing changes the landscape for financial accounting software. The challenge today is to separate the innovative leaders of the financial accounting software space from the also-rans trying to pass off old technology. This guide will help readers understand the very different choices they may have to consider and decisions they may need to make when selecting their next financial accounting software solution. Read More

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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

The State of the Art in Finance

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