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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

counselor note leter  expanded role as a counselor to functional and business unit leaders. (See Figure 3.) At educational materials publisher Cengage Learning in Belmont, California, Ashish Gupta says finance works on strategic projects more closely with the company's CEO and Board than it had it the past. This trend, says Mr. Gupta, spans across industries, but I've seen it more in my current position, perhaps because of our recent sale to private equity. He says, Finance is a key player in various metrics-driven

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Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)


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Compaq to Halt NT on Alpha Development


Compaq Computer Corp. this week laid off roughly 100 engineers responsible for developing Windows NT/2000 on the Alpha platform, several informed sources said. [Note: Compaq has only discussed the 32-bit version of NT, it is still unclear whether this announcement also affects 64-bit Windows.]

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IBM Cognos Express: Easy BI?


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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial


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The Yin and Yang of Electronic Commerce


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Anyone still dismissing Ramco Systems as a serious enterprise applications contender should take note of the vendor’s largest deal ever. Malaysia Airlines recently announced a strategic partnership with the Chennai, India-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor for a suite of critical enterprise-wide engineering solutions including aircraft maintenance, maintenance service sales, operational, human resources (HR), and financial functionality.

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