Succession Management: Sustainable Leadership for the Future

Talent is a scarce resource. The level of competition and generational shifting of the leadership pool has made it increasingly difficult for organizations to find the quantity and quality of leaders needed to ensure success. This Aberdeen study of over 260 organizations looks at how the best-in-class build and manage their succession bench to produce better results today and mitigate risk and uncertainty in the future.

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Case Study: Pandora

Pandora is an Internet radio service that needed an agile, sustainable platform for future growth. So Pandora moved its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud, and using FinancialForce accounting and human capital management (HCM) solutions, the company achieved dramatic results. Read More

The Travel and Expense Management Guide for 2014: Trends for the Future

Organizations typically spend 10 percent or more of their annual budget on expenses related to business travel. They need to reevaluate existing strategies for travel and expense management, how to overcome key challenges, and structure a robust program that balances core competencies and modern technology enablers. This paper focuses on the general business trends and economic challenges organizations face today. Read More

How is a BPM Project Achieved?

How can business process management (BPM) optimize business outcomes and performance?

BPM efforts have not been adopted as much as expected in the past decade, and process agility for operational excellence is still a distant goal for many enterprises. Extensibility issues and a lack of road maps are issues, as well as a series of economic events and general market instability that have redirected the spotlight to process optimization as the key to a sustainable profit model.

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