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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

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A Demand-driven Approach to BI


The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of content relevance and software complexity.

define analytical finance  security, enabling administrators to define access down to the field level for multiple data types. Additionally, its security defines access to data-specific filters, such as sales territory, business unit, or location, and it includes a user-friendly application for security setup that does not require complex database security applications. This concludes Part Two of a four-part note. Part One detailed Vanguard's formula for success. Part Three will look at direct access for the mid-market. Read More

Human Capital Analytics: The Metrics That Matter


Most organizations are capturing thousands of pieces of data about their employees on a daily basis, but it can be hard to focus on the data that really matters. In this article, TEC research analyst Sherry Fox explores the concept of human capital analytics and pinpoints five key steps for organizations to take to effectively analyze human resources (HR) data and better manage their workforce.

define analytical finance  for a company to define the type of data it should be looking at and the key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help it make better people decisions. What Gets Measured, Gets Managed In order to demonstrate added value to the organization, human resources (HR) executives need access to data that has the same level of timeliness and validity as that provided to their marketing and finance counterparts. Moreover, they need to select the human capital metrics or KPIs that are relevant to the Read More

Microsoft Takes A Shot at the Business Intelligence Market


Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager 2005 has allowed Microsoft to enter the business intelligence (BI) market by using its client base to expand its offering. Microsoft offers a complete solution with its SQL Server platform, OLAP, reporting analysis, and scorecarding capabilities.

define analytical finance  their current products to define the required metrics to help measure performance. An example of linking BI with the broader Microsoft offering is through the use of Microsoft's Web portal, SharePoint. In SharePoint, documents can be linked across the organization; enterprise search and Web forms can be used; document management can be leveraged; and the various functionalities can be accessed within the same portal and within the BI structure as well. In terms of functionality, accounting for SCDs is an Read More

TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems


South Coast Water District (SCWD), an independent provider of high-quality water services based in Laguna Beach, California (US), was experiencing some of the common problems utilities companies face with inefficient IT systems. The company recently discovered that its paper-based processes—such as purchasing and procurement—were not only producing volumes of waste paper, but also creating extra work for its finance and human resources staff. SCWD decided to define its process requirements internally in order to select an appropriate financials system with integrated human resource (HR) functionality so it could operate more efficiently and eliminate the need for paper processes.

define analytical finance  staff. SCWD decided to define its process requirements internally in order to select an appropriate financials system with integrated human resource (HR) functionality so it could operate more efficiently and eliminate the need for paper processes. Soon after the in-house project began, SCWD’s IT manager Bryon Black realized it needed auxiliary expert assistance, and engaged Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) on a business process modeling (BPM) project. “Having TEC’s advisors on-site to prompt Read More

Merging Global Trade Management with Global Finance


With the acquisition of Vastera, JPMorgan Chase may be the first global financial institution to offer a complete integrated cash, trade and logistics solution across the physical and financial supply chains in a way that would maximize benefits to its clients.

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Industry Vertical Alone Does Not Define the Supply Chain


Software vendors are now offering functionality specifically designed for various industries. And when selecting a supply chain planning (SCP) solution, it’s obviously important to take these solutions into account. However, this alone does not guarantee the best-fit solution for your business; it’s equally important to ensure that the solution is designed to address your specific supply chain issues.

define analytical finance  Vertical Alone Does Not Define the Supply Chain Software vendors are now offering functionality specifically designed for various industries. And when selecting a supply chain planning (SCP) solution, it’s obviously important to take these solutions into account. However, this alone does not guarantee the best-fit solution for your business; it’s equally important to ensure that the solution is designed to address your specific supply chain issues. Read More

Knosys "in the Kno" With ProClarity 3.0 Analytical Platform


Knosys, Inc. announced on November 6, 2000 that version 3.0 of its ProClarity® Analytical Platform and OLAP client are now available. The products were developed for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, so ProClarity is completely tied to Microsoft software. In addition, Knosys has announced a partnership to collaborate with integrated enterprise and eBusiness applications vendor Epicor on development of a portal-based business intelligence solution. Epicor focuses exclusively on the mid-market.

define analytical finance  in the Kno With ProClarity 3.0 Analytical Platform Knosys in the Kno With ProClarity 3.0 Analytical Platform M. Reed - November 15, 2000 Event Summary Knosys, Inc. announced on November 6, 2000 that version 3.0 of their ProClarity® Analytical Platform and OLAP client are now available. The products were developed specifically for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services. (For more information on SQL Server 2000 see What's new in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 .) The products are based on the COM Read More

Driver-based Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staff are frustrated by the inability of spreadsheet-based planning systems to deliver useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best-practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities modeled to drive financial data.

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Sabrix, Inc. is a leading provider of transaction tax management for companies of all sizes, enabling finance, tax, and IT professionals to achieve accurate, timely, and cost-effective compliance for sales tax, use tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), excise tax and industry-specific taxes and fees. The Sabrix Solution combines the Sabrix Application Suite software for sales tax, use tax and value-added tax automation with Sabrix Tax Research, delivering SAS 70 certified tax rates and rules for the U.S. and 170 countries. The company also offers the Sabrix Managed Tax Service™ (MTS), an outsourced transaction tax compliance service that helps finance departments of small-andmedium- sized businesses eliminate the hassle, control their audit exposure, and reduce the total cost of compliance. Sabrix MTS seamlessly integrates with a company’s existing accounting and e-commerce systems, and, similar to outsourced payroll services, operates as a trusted extension of a company’s finance department to address tax compliance from start to finish: address validation, tax rate maintenance, tax determination and calculation, returns preparation and filing as well as audit research and documentation.

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CFO Publishing LLC is a media business that reaches more than 600,000 corporate executives in the United States, providing senior finance executives with information, insight, and advice, in print, online, and through conferences and research.

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Strategic Profitability Management: an Opportunity for Finance Departments


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The ]project-open[ Web-based project management application covers essential functionality for project/portfolio management, CRM, finance, human resources, knowledge management, and more. ]project-open[ solutions target the following: - Agency use, especially for advertising or Internet agencies with requirements for collaboration, cost accounting, invoicing, and access security. - IT service management (ITSM), for monitoring IT projects, financial aspects, and BI-style reporting. - Translation management, for translation agencies in need of document management which integrates with computer aided translation tools, and other agency requirements. - Consultant use, to reduce administrative overhead, track progress for many different projects, identify cost overruns, support remote workers, keep consultants on a methodological track, and change the junior/senior ratio.  

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Rising to the Challenge: Productivity in Accounting and Finance Organizations


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Finance Transformation and Routine Accounting: Enabling the Corporate Controller’s Role as a Strategic Contributor


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