The Renewed Finance Function: Extending Performance Management Beyond Finance

The role of the finance team has changed recently, due to increased oversight from regulators, more active investors, and company-specific changes in business operations. What steps are companies taking to respond to the internal and external forces? Find out how finance often repairs core finance and operating activities, as exposed in the results of a survey and a series of interviews among senior finance executives.

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Real-time BPM Benefits Operational Execution

As business performance management (BPM) and corporate performance management (CPM) extend beyond finance to line-of-business managers and operational decision makers, it meets face-to-face with the urgency to support more real-time scenario modeling and decision making. Learn how fast, scalable performance management solutions are key to enabling real-time operational responses to actual results. Read More

2014 Professional Services Maturity Benchmark Best of the Best

According to “The 2014 Professional Services Maturity Benchmark,” out of 238 participating organizations, 13 firms significantly outperformed the average, excelling in five service performance dimensions: leadership, client relationships, human capital alignment, service execution, and finance and operations. This white paper focuses on one of this year’s best service organizations and the best practices that differentiate the best of the best from average firms. Read More

Expense Management Outlook 2014

Certify conducted a survey asking businesses how they currently manage their travel and expenses and whether they are considering changes to their current system. This infographic illustrates the survey responses. The data was collected in February 2014, and included responses from finance professionals and chief financial officers (CFOs) for small, midsize, and large enterprise businesses based in North America. Read More

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Building a Best-run Finance Organization: A New Role to Address Today’s Business Realities

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One company executive has a growing influence in today’s boardroom—the chief financial officer (CFO). And the role of the finance organizations that these CFOs lead is expanding as well. Examine the changing role of the finance organization in today’s business environment, learn how your CFO can take on a more prominent role in defining company strategy, and find out how you can develop a best-run finance organization. Read More

The State of the Art in Finance

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