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The State of the Art in Finance
Thanks to recent accounting scandals and an increasingly competitive environment, many chief financial officers and the finance organizations they lead have

consumer finance  FINANCE FUNCTION A global consumer products company has created highly successful strategic finance functions based on a four-phase approach and using software from SAP. The end point: complete transparency of financial data across all global divisions. The CFO believes that cash generation is the lifeblood of a consumer products company, affecting all parts of the organization. Cash, in fact, is the barometer of the success of the company's brand-building exercises; sales indicate the strength of the Read More...
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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

consumer finance  and get into different consumer segments than we currently have today. A large part of the company's business strategy, says Mr. Schmidt, hinges on the acquisitions, not just from an operating point of view but also from a financial value perspective. Mr. Schmidt argues for including the business development function within the broader finance function in part due to finance's independence and broad analytical capabilities: We need someone with a strong mindset around value creation who can objectively Read More...
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

consumer finance  FINANCE FUNCTION A global consumer products company has created highly successful strategic finance functions based on a four-phase approach and using software from SAP. The end point: complete transparency of financial data across all global divisions. The CFO believes that cash generation is the lifeblood of a consumer products company, affecting all parts of the organization. Cash, in fact, is the barometer of the success of the company's brand-building exercises; sales indicate the strength of the Read More...
Finance and Accounting Solutions Buyer’s Guide for Small to Medium Enterprises
For large organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems promise big gains by helping grow revenue and increase productivity. But can ERP benefit

consumer finance  Boston, businesses that make consumer product goods are concerned about regulations and reporting requirements, while public-sector organizations are worried about maintaining customer loyalty. Also, manufacturers are concerned about the commoditization of their products. A robust ERP package can help address these issues, as well. Late last year, Aberdeen Group released its 2006 ERP in the Midmarket study, which surveyed more than 500 organizations from a variety of industries. It found that very few Read More...
Trade Promotion Optimization in the Consumer Products Industry
Retailers expect promotions by consumer products companies to drive revenue, volume, profitability, and category growth. To achieve these goals, consumer

consumer finance  are tightly integrated with consumer marketing campaigns and tailored to the specific needs of the retailer and its customers or target consumers. They must also forecast accurately, provide marketing support, and ensure inventory availability. Sales managers and trade marketers must collaborate extensively with cross-functional teams for brand marketing, supply chain management, and finance to achieve these goals. Specialized software programs can help, as this white paper explains. Read More...
Building a Best-run Finance Organization: A New Role to Address Today’s Business Realities
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

consumer finance  global economy. GRUMA Industry: Consumer products – food Summary GRUMA is the worldwide leading producer of corn flour and tortillas and sells its products in over 50 countries. GRUMA required a process and tool to ensure that its end users had the right access privileges to perform day-to-day business operations without exposing the business to risk. GRUMA selected the SAP® GRC Access Control application and established a compliance program with minimal investment that enables exceptional change and Read More...
Strategic Profitability Management: an Opportunity for Finance Departments
In Strategic Profitability Management, you'll discover a better approach to profitability management one that allows you to...

consumer finance  Profitability Management: an Opportunity for Finance Departments If your company is like most others, profitability management means maximizing revenues and minimizing expenses. But does that produce the best results? You could be cutting costs where investing would be wiser, or putting the wrong focus on the wrong customers. In Strategic Profitability Management , you'll discover a better approach to profitability management—one that allows you to achieve the widest possible margins align Read More...
The Fragile Consumer Packaged Goods Market and Private Label Products
The drive towards private labels has many impacts on the industry. A consumer packaged goods manufacturer's business strategy must recognize this and deal with

consumer finance  Fragile Consumer Packaged Goods Market and Private Label Products Introduction On average, 45 percent of products sold in Europe are private label products; this compares with 25 percent in the US. Store brands now account for one of every five items sold in US supermarkets, drug chains, and mass merchandisers. A study by the Gallup Organization found that 75 percent of consumers see private label brands as having the same quality, guarantee of satisfaction, packaging, taste, value, and performance as Read More...
Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance
An overview for CIOs of the provision and management of IT services at a level that addresses the risk management issues raised by the Basel Committee's New

consumer finance  Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Compuware Acquires Proxima Technology. In January 2007, Compuware acquired Proxima Technology. Compuware IT Service Management provides an end-to-end view of application performance while helping communicate the business value of IT services, and proactively identifying and resolving Read More...
How to Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors
Agile commerce means engaging with your customers in a consistent and relevant way, over whatever device or touch point your customer wants to engage with you

consumer finance  to Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors Agile commerce means engaging with your customers in a consistent and relevant way, over whatever device or touch point your customer wants to engage with you. This white paper explores what agile commerce is all about, the benefits of an agile commerce strategy, as well as the steps organizations should take to shape an agile commerce environment. Read More...
Finance Executives on the Value of Technology Investment for Midsize Companies
Once you are able to provide people easy access to a little bit of information, they start asking for more—which ultimately sets a foundation for leveraging

consumer finance  IBM business analytics,IBM Cognos business analytics solutions,tecnhology ROI Read More...
Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks
Traditionally, the consumer packaged goods supply has been driven to market mostly by upstream manufacturers. But progressive companies are realizing the

consumer finance  Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks Originally published - June 21, 2006 The success of consumer packaged goods (CPG) supply chains in profitably delivering the right products, to the right place, at the right time, has largely remained theoretical. The focus is still to make planned products at the right times, as opposed to just the right products. This implies a push culture, and constitutes excessive focus on volume and capacity use. For too long, linear supply chains Read More...
Corporate System Solutions Inc.
Independent Finance System Selection & Implementation, Finance System Performance Analysis & Ad Hoc Solutions, Project Management, Business Analysis

consumer finance  System Solutions Inc. Independent Finance System Selection & Implementation, Finance System Performance Analysis & Ad Hoc Solutions, Project Management, Business Analysis Read More...
Beyond Boundaries: A New Role for Finance in Driving Business Collaboration
The current global economic instability means firms have to quickly adapt to business conditions. This uncertainty may increase companies’ reliance on business

consumer finance  Boundaries: A New Role for Finance in Driving Business Collaboration Beyond Boundaries: A New Role for Finance in Driving Business Collaboration If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Read More...
Benefits and Pitfalls of Gamification for Consumer Marketing
Companies are always looking for ways to attract new customers and retain existing ones. One way to spur interest in their offerings is to apply the principles

consumer finance  Pitfalls of Gamification for Consumer Marketing What Is Gamification? In a nutshell, gamification applies concepts used in the design of computer and video games to business, in order to attract and retain people. These techniques can be applied both inside the company (e.g., to facilitate employee collaboration or to encourage them to use software solutions in their daily tasks) or outside (e.g., for customer-facing activities such as sales, marketing, and customer service). In this article, I describe Read More...

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