The Financial Close: Optimizing Performance and Driving Financial Excellence

“Financial close” is a company’s ability to complete accounting cycles and produce financial statements for internal management and external legal reporting—and is still a key part of today’s global finance function. Do you know how to overcome the barriers to a fast, high-quality close? Discover solutions that can help you improve your close times and address the challenges of automating and testing internal controls.
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Disclosure Management—Its Importance and Potential for Midsize Organizations

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Disclosure management is now firmly established as an essential step in the financial close process but few midsize organizations have learned how to tap into its true potential. In this session, Pat Calitri describes how the market for disclosure management applications has developed and how organizations are discovering that the same technology that can be used to streamline external filings and reporting can also be used to enhance the productivity and effectiveness of internal reporting throughout the organization. Read More

The Buyer's Guide to Financial Management Software: The 10 Essentials of an Effective Financials Solution

Managing your company's financials is the backbone of your business and is vital to the long-term health of your company. But without the right financials tools to support rapid growth, critical financial processes can become a huge productivity drag. This paper outlines the 10 essentials of a complete financial management system and how the right solution can help you keep up with the rapidly changing business world. Read More

Measure, Analyze, and Manage: Optimizing Marketing Results with Business Analytics

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By adopting a data-driven approach that incorporates business intelligence (BI), predictive analytics and performance management capabilities, marketing executives can empower their teams to measure, analyze, and manage marketing efforts for greater effectiveness and contribution to top line revenue growth. These advanced analytics techniques help marketers harness all of their data, detect patterns of customer behavior, and acquire a deeper understanding of customers as individuals — ultimately leading to new methods of personalized engagement. Read More

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Better. Faster. Cheaper. Every company is grappling with these concepts today as economic uncertainty spreads. Though many are focusing on what to eliminate in their operations, leading firms are redoubling their efforts to find new ways to execute with greater efficiency—to achieve operational excellence without sacrificing the value their customers expect. Learn more about improving your strategic competitive advantage. Read More

Optimizing Financial Performance for a Competitive Edge

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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

Enterprise Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond

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Financial performance management—often categorized as one aspect of enterprise performance management—can help chief financial officers (CFOs) maximize their companies’ profitability, protect against non-compliance, and optimize efficiency by ensuring delivery of information when it is needed, in context. Learn more about a solution that can help you adapt to rapid business change and predict future financial performance. Read More
 
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