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The Financial Close: Optimizing Performance and Driving Financial Excellence
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Perfect Orders: Improving Customer Satisfaction and Financial Results


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benchmarking financial  the perfect order connected? Benchmarking studies conducted by AMR Research show a correlation between improved perfect order performance (using an index similar to the one defined above) and overall corporate results. The research shows that raising the perfect order score by 5 percentage points results in a 2.5% improvement in return on assets. A 3% improvement in the perfect order score correlates with a 1% increase in profit margin, and a 2% jump in the perfect order score shows a 10-cent increase in Read More

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benchmarking financial  well as through the benchmarking research conducted by SAP s Value Engineering group: Investments in IT solutions that automate and standardize critical finance processes not only help decrease costs and cycle times but pay additional dividends in the form of strengthened compliance and improved financial returns. Moreover, these benefits are being realized up and down the financial value chain (FVC) , beyond core accounting and reporting, to encompass broader financial management processes such payables Read More

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Benchmarking is a process where companies compare their performance over time against their competition. In doing so, they can identify where their strengths lie and where improvement may be needed. The point of benchmarking is to focus on areas that will yield the best return. For companies to succeed in their benchmarking efforts and gain a sustained competitive advantage, five key steps should be considered.

benchmarking financial  Driven Decision Making Sales benchmarking represents a source of sustained competitive advantage for corporations today. The second largest cost item on a company's financial statement is SG&A expense which typically represents 30%-40% of revenue. This is second only to cost of goods sold and in some cases three times research and development. Yet, most corporations today can not calculate the return they are generating for each sales dollar spent and do not understand how their return compares Read More

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benchmarking financial  to support Green initiatives. Benchmarking. To make improvements, organizations need to understand where they are today-what they use, what they spend, how long assets live, etc., and be able to compare that to past and future results. An efective EAM technology solution will make it easy to collect, store, process, analyze, and report on the enormous quantities of information available to the organization about asset usage, energy usage, resource consumption, output eiciency, emissions, and more. Read More

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SAP Financial Performance Management


Enterprise performance management (EPM) applications for finance, which are part of the SAP BusinessObject EPM solutions, cover the full lifecycle of financial management. The applications integrate enterprise data and processes to streamline traditional finance processes.

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benchmarking financial  ERP Summer '14 Features Enhancements in PSA and Financial Management The cloud software vendor FinancialForce.com recently announced FinancialForce ERP Summer '14 , featuring enhancements in professional services automation (PSA) and financial management. The new version more closely aligns ERP processes around customer touchpoints to drive closer relationships between sales and service staff and stronger inter-departmental planning between sales, services, human resources (HR), and finance. Read More

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