CFOs and Finance Professionals

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Connect every link with Supply Chain automation

Intelligent automation allows manufacturers and retailers to optimise their supply chains relatively easily and quickly, without relinquishing control. However, 69 percent of logistics organisations have not yet fully integrated their supply chains. What logistical challenges do retailers and manufacturers face and how do they solve them? From the supply of raw materials to the final […]

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How to let your cloud orchestra play in symphony

The use of clouds and cloud services has proliferated across most organizations. That requires an orchestrated multicloud management. Why? Because organizations that use and expand their cloud environment in a smart, strategic way can position themselves for greater competitive advantage and lower costs. Many employees rely upon a variety of cloud applications for their daily […]

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Struggling with Artificial Intelligence?

Intelligent automation allows manufacturers and retailers to optimise their supply chains relatively easily and quickly, without relinquishing control. However, 69 percent of logistics organisations have not yet fully integrated their supply chains. What logistical challenges do retailers and manufacturers face and how do they solve them? From the supply of raw materials to the final […]

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CFO – with the C of ‘Continuous’

A few forces that were at play these past few years have caused a perfect storm to drastically change the way finance departments go about their business. Disruption by versatile start-ups, the boom in financial and non-financial big data, and the refinedness of analytics tools have put much pressure on the classic annual report. So […]

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A cloud with a silver lining for the future of finance

Migration of company data and business processes to the cloud is one of the megatrends of these past few years. Apart from radically reducing the total cost of ownership, the cloud also plays into the needs of a mobile workforce, and relieves some pressure from the IT departments, who are often suffering from a shortage […]

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Time for FP&A experts to steal the limelight!

These are challenging times for organizations jumping on the digitalization train. The amount, the variety and the complexity of data is growing at an exponential rate, and so does our knowledge and ability to gain insights from said data. However, the amount of educated employees that are well-versed in working with that data just can’t […]

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The key to a future-proof finance department? Non-financial data!

Big data has taken the world by storm. Both the amount and the variety of available data are booming. Needless to say that a wide range of organizations and departments are looking into how they can leverage that data. Finance departments are no different. However they must be well aware that they have to look […]

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Four steps towards a future-proof finance department

That the world of finance is going through some evolutions of epic proportions, is an understatement. The sector as such sees the disrupting rise of specialized FinTech companies and startups. Blockchain is the talk of town as a fundamental game changer. Data analysts and predictive analytics specialists are in high demand, but supply is limited, […]

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The future of finance: Using disruption to accelerate transformation

A recent IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) report “The CFO mission to uncover the unknown – Applying analytics and cognitive computing for efficiency and insights” indicates that 80 percent of finance teams expect to use analytics to drive performance, manage risk and compliance, and optimize processes within two years.   About half of the […]

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