In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business?
Download the 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software and discover:
• Why most financial software systems hinder your ability to get good financial information
• The six key questions you need to ask before considering a move to a cloud-based financial solution
• Why the process for evaluating software is different for cloud solutions – and the seven SLA must-haves you should get in writing
Get all the facts for a successful buying journey!
In this guide, written by and designed for CFOs and finance executives, you'll learn about specific actions that leading companies are taking to improve their performance by:
• Gaining control over deferred revenue and revenue recognition.
• Streamlining order management and the quote-to-cash process.
• Maximizing recurring revenue and automating billing and renewals.
• Improving cash and collections while decreasing churn.
• Speeding consolidation, reporting, and analysis across multiple business entities and currencies.
• Streamlining processes across your organization and reduce IT costs.
Please download the whitepaper to learn more.
Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age.
Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes—limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity—you might as well be stuck in the Stone Age.
But there's great news! It's 2014, and there's never been a better time to make the move to a modern accounting system.
What features should you look for? Download our new checklist, "Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System," to learn how the right accounting system can help you:
• Automate financial processes and optimize workflows to fit your organization's business processes.
• Access real-time data to drive business insight and improve decision making.
• Lower IT costs and reduce technology risks with a best-in-class cloud architecture.
If you need better reporting, more automation, tighter internal controls, and greater visibility into your operations, it may be time to switch to a new accounting system.
If you're like most small businesses, you've been using QuickBooks to manage your company's financials. It's well known. It's easy. It works. And it offers the functionality a business needs when it's starting out.
But if your business has moved beyond the entry level, you may find you're doing more outside of QuickBooks—which is affecting your organization's productivity.
If you need better reporting, more automation, tighter internal controls, and greater visibility into your operations, it may be time to switch to a new accounting system. How can you be sure?
Discover why now's the time to graduate to a new financial management and accounting system.
Is your accounting software holding you back?
Maybe it's time to trade in your aging infrastructure and embrace a new generation of cloud-based financial systems that streamline your processes, improve productivity, and generate greater insights and visibility.
As you embark on a challenging evaluation cycle, download our free and concise eBook: "Best Practices for Choosing the Right Accounting Software: Achieving Best-in-Class Financial Management."
Thinking about moving your financial apps to the cloud?
Chances are, you've asked yourself the same crucial question that's applied to every strategic decision in your business: What's the ROI? A solid business case not only unlocks budget dollars, it provides a roadmap for successful deployment and maximum value.
Independent external audits of GAAP financial statements are an inescapable reality for finance professionals. External audits are required by statute for public companies and are also becoming the norm among private companies experiencing growing demands for transparency from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders.
The professional services market is back—and more competitive than ever.
How will you outperform your competitors? By monitoring the financial metrics that matter. Through years of thorough research, Service Performance Insight has analyzed and identified the profit-centric measures that are highly correlated with financial success in professional services.
Download the white paper, "The 5 KPIs that Matter for Professional Services," to learn:
• The importance and primary characteristics of financial maturity.
• The 5 financial metrics critical to service organizations.
• Where successful service organizations fall in these metrics.
Read this white paper to learn the five essential questions CFOs should be asking their controllers. The discussion will enable you and your controller to jointly to establish best practices around:
Visibility and reporting
Read this white paper for important guidance from industry leaders, including:
• Choose best of breed—95 percent of PS firms select best-of-breed applications
• Start with ERP—PS companies with the highest financial maturity rely heavily on financial metrics
• Build it out across the organization—Leading PS firms achieve organizational as well as financial success by connecting their core ERP systems to other critical parts of the business
• Take advantage of the cloud—Cloud-based applications have helped PS organizations more than any other development in the technology landscape over the past decade
Learn how you can quickly and clearly capture, validate, quantify, and report on the appropriate outcome metrics. And learn how the right financial management solution will position your organization for greater efficiency, greater growth, and, ultimately, greater success.
Forward-thinking nonprofits are focusing on measuring outcomes. Download this white paper to discover:
• What outcome metrics are—and why you need them
• The differences between performance vs. outcomes
• Which metrics are most important to your organization
• How to get started (hint: gently)
Download your free copy of "Confessions of a CFO." You'll see how easy it is to regain control—and your calm—by bringing the following into your organization:
• Operational efficiency
• In-depth insights, on demand
• Quick consolidations and fast closings
• Accurate billing, faster invoices
• Cloud-based finance
• Out-of-the-box integration
Like it or not, the accounting function is in the news distribution business.
The demand for financial performance information is high and the pressure for more timely information is even higher. A fast close improves the timeliness of information, aids decision making and is a value-enhancing proposition for the business. To continue adding value, the CFO and controller must find ways to speed up their financial close processes and report financial results before they become old news.
Download this white paper and learn the "7 Steps to a Faster, Better Close" including how to:
• Identify the hidden traps and pitfalls bogging down your accounting processes
• Drive process improvement and collaboration within your organization
• Gain visibility and timely access to critical financial and operational information through application integration
• Utilize modern accounting technology to accelerate your close with automation
This paper examines the complex data security and privacy threat landscape; compliance and regulatory requirements; and, the IBM InfoSphere portfolio of integrated solutions designed to help you stay focused on meeting your organization's business goals, achieving compliance and reducing risk.
The 2011 IOUG Database Growth Survey, conducted in partnership with Oracle Corporation, includes input from 611 IOUG members and summarizes the survey results explore issues and solutions around managing fast-growing database environments.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: May 29, 2013
The monolithic corporation we grew up with is being replaced by ecosystems of more specialized business entities, sometimes called “extended enterprises.” With this evolution has come a need for closer inter-enterprise collaboration and information flow – but with it also comes increased security and compliance risks.
A modern mobile IT strategy is no longer an option, it is an absolute business necessity. Here’s how some of the nation’s most progressive corporations are meeting the many needs of their mobile workers — without overwhelming their IT departments — with the help of Box.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
From smartphones and cloud computing to ride-sharing services and electric cars, disruptive technology is changing the way we live – and nobody understands disruption better than startups. Whether they’re independent entities funded by VCs or emerging companies within the walls of a large corporation, startups recognize the power of technology to solve problems and improve lives, and they have been instrumental in challenging the status quo and shaping our society.
But startups can’t be expected to do it all alone. Lean operating budgets and a need to move quickly demand that these organizations make efficient use of their limited resources – and that means not “reinventing the wheel” when it comes to their underlying tech. By working with the right partner who can provide the right resources and expertise at the right time, startups are free to focus on what matters most: bringing their innovation to market.
Citadel-founder Ken Griffin lit up the luxury residential sector in January 2019 when he bought a super penthouse in New York City for US$240 million. This purchase followed another acquisition he made in London in which he forked out US$122 million for a 200-year old house overlooking London’s St James Park.
These ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) buyers, local or foreign, are chief executive officers (CEOs) of tech companies or investment funds, and chairmen of major multi-national corporations (MNCs). They are also collectors of trophy assets who go for nothing less than the best-in-class attributes such as location, size, views, privacy, luxurious furnishings, and architectural merit.
Trophy real estate is the ultimate collectible treasure. Like buying a prized sports car or a high-value masterpiece of art, trophy residences can ignite the desires of the UHNW individuals. As such, many developers of ultra-luxury properties have conceived collectible concepts right from the planning
An Analytical Approach to Improving Safety & Efficiency
Fired heaters are the largest energy consumer in the manufacturing sector, and represent a tremendous opportunity for energy savings.
However, energy efficiency is not the only concern for fired heaters. Compliance and safety are continuous challenges.
In this eBook we explain how to improve fired heaters safety and efficiency by controlling combustion using TDLS technology.
Download it now and learn:
• The 4 top industry challenges related to fired heaters
• How to efficiently and safely manage combustion
• How TDLS technology can improve operational excellence in fired heaters
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This white paper examines the looming threat horizon that is forcing companies to reexamine their endpoint security functions and discusses ESET's solution for integrated security management that is built around its advanced heuristic technology. The threat landscape facing businesses has evolved significantly, and corporations are looking for security products that can protect against known threats and prepare for future attackers in a simple-to-use architecture.