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Best Practices in Creating a Strategic Finance Function
Many chief financial officers (CFOs) have started to take on new strategic roles. Their goals are to enforce stricter controls to ensure legal and regulatory

con way  while the outsourcing service continues to deal with the majority of customers who do not overstep the rules. In a similar way, small to midsize companies have begun to outsource as a way to gain efficiencies they cannot otherwise obtain. While a shared-service arrangement can pay off for a large company, this approach does not always work for a smaller firm that does not have the volume of transactions necessary to gain the associated efficiencies. On the other hand, outsourcing provides obvious

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KronosWorks 2010: Of Next-Gen User Experience & Workforce Mobility


Given our shared presence in the Boston metro area, I’ve had numerous contacts and interactions with Kronos Incorporated in the past, but this fall was my very first attendance of the vendor’s annual user conference: KronosWorks 2010. That attendance was a worthwhile use of my time and a great learning experience about the company and its customers. As some background, here is Ventana Research’s

con way  consumer-oriented technology (which is converging with mainstream enterprise platforms) is transforming the way business technology works. Based on the idea that users should not have to choose between deep functionality and ease of use,  Kronos' vision for the future of WFM is centered around three unique capabilities: instant engagement, guided decisions, and mobile management . Kronos' Next Generation User Interface (NGUI) was released in January 2010 to early adopters (mostly in retail) and has been Read More

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.

con way  in the past cannot con- tinue at the pace it used to in most industries. Mr. Gupta argues that in many industries, finance executives work to bring business unit management to the table. Growth does- n't have to always come from top-line sources. Sometimes, it's the traditional sales channel or could be alternative sales. It could be different ways of structuring your business to get to the desired target. The maturing gaming industry provides a case study. Because the industry is crowded with Read More

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con way  innovative processes from the context into the core is equally challenging and expensive, because IT must determine the best way to leverage existing investments. And business-process outsourcing is difficult and expensive, because it requires organizations to manage the performance of the third-party vendors on service-level agreements, but monitoring and enforcing such new policies would require new integrations with third-party systems that reside beyond existing boundaries. Why Consolidation Is Read More

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con way  Europe— notes that, when considering a new partnership, what immediately raises a red fl ag is real non-compatibility of the objectives. On the other hand, if both parties have compatible objectives and the joint venture is the way to achieve what they both truly want, then the probability of succeeding is very high. One finance executive in our survey, responding to an open-text question, notes that a key to success is searching for win-win, not win-lose or even win-neutral results. Mr. Schick at Read More

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con way  result is an offering consisting of more then 90 percent of customer’s requirements at about 10 percent of the implementation costs. Oco’s approach is a canned software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution with very secure (banker-certified) cloud computing, whereby the company guarantees to provide small to medium businesses (SMBs) with fixed-cost, targeted solutions to address: Sales and Profitability – 9+ BI solutions Commercial Operations – 6+ BI solutions Source and Procurement – 9+ BI solutions Read More

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con way  itself. Other Things to Consider—Data Governance and Organizational Policies The social media or enterprise 2.0 functionality will definitely change the way people work, but all of this change will have other impacts on an organization. Opening up these communication channels may in fact open a Pandora’s box of potentially nonproductive or even abusive online behaviors. For example, a sales rep who is constantly sending notes to the shipping department asking when it is going to ship his/her Read More

Is There a Way to Avoid Lengthy Catalog Numbers?


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con way  Power of Customer Context Beyond Campaigns: Build a Contextual Marketing Engine Campaigns are far less effective at winning and retaining customers than they once were—now companies must deliver real-time, two-way, insight-driven interactions with individual customers. Learn how to build and use proprietary digital platforms called contextual marketing engines in this Forrester report, and get results that translate into unprecedented levels of customer engagement, increased revenue, and better Read More

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con way  Study: Brydens Brydens, an importer and distributor based in San Juan (Trinidad), needed a way to integrate the operational and functional aspects of the business, as well as turn raw data into useful information for better decision making. With a new warehouse management system (WMS), Brydens benefits from tracking and order fulfillment capabilities, for better inventory management. Discover the other benefits of the WMS solution. Read More