In the financial services industry (FSI), high-performance compute infrastructure is not optional; it’s a prerequisite for survival. No other industry generates more data, and few face the combination of challenges that financial services does: a rapidly changing competitive landscape, a complex regulatory environment, tightening margin pressure, exponential data growth, and demanding performance service-level agreements (SLAs).
Private equity and investment banking experts share observations on what a distribution company owner can expect when preparing to sell a stake in the company, and how to prepare the business to attract potential buyers’ attention and maximize the price it can command.
We are in the midst of a global productivity crisis. The IMF estimates that if productivity growth had followed its pre-2008 financial crisis trend, overall GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today. However, to blame everything on the financial crisis is misleading. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years.
This is costing the U.S. a staggering $450–$550 billion a year. In the U.K., concern is such that there have been calls for the government to set new targets and create an independent watchdog to monitor progress to improve national productivity.
There is also a workforce engagement crisis. Most people are simply not engaged at work, with industry research showing that typically 66% of people are either partly or not engaged at all at work. This means that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive.
Yet most companies are oblivious to this fact. Some run annual emplo
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Dec 19, 2018
We are in the midst of a global productivity crisis. The IMF estimates that if productivity growth had followed its pre-2008 financial crisis trend, overall GDP in advanced economies would be about 5% higher today. However, to blame everything on the financial crisis is misleading. The overall trend in productivity growth is stagnant and has been on a downward trend for the last several years. This is costing the U.S. a staggering $450–$550 billion a year. In the U.K., concern is such that there have been calls for the government to set new targets and create an independent watchdog to monitor progress to improve national productivity. There is also a workforce engagement crisis. Most people are simply not engaged at work, with industry research showing that typically 66% of people are either partly or not engaged at all at work. This means that only 1 in 3 people at work are fully motivated and productive. Yet most companies are oblivious to this fact. Some run annual employee sa
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: Jan 29, 2019
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With today’s technology advancements, there’s no need to settle for less when it comes to your enterprise management solution. And now, with the introduction of Sage Business Cloud, you can future-proof your business with the only management solution you’ll ever need. Sage Business Cloud enables you to come onto the platform at any stage of your business and allows you to grow over time by adding new products as you need them. These include core cloud products across accounting, financials, enterprise management, and HR, as well as a thriving ecosystem that draws from more than 200 ISVs.
Request a business review and discover how the right enterprise management solution can help you manage growth, improve efficiency, make smarter decisions, and reduce IT cost and complexity.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Sep 22, 2014
Be prepared for ICD-10 with minimal disruption to your organization, and learn to succeed in a brave new world. Allscripts Revenue Cycle Solutions provide you peace of mind with the Breadth, Depth, and Quality of our products, ensuring you are ready for whatever comes your way. Download now to learn more.
This research paper argues that it is up to the CFO to work with IT to modernize the business before it is too late. Enterprises need greater transparency into the streams of data illuminating market opportunities and market risks. They need systems that scale in step with the organization’s growth and technologies assisting a more intimate customer relationship. This paper highlights five reasons why the CFO must lead the charge to modernize their organizations now—or risk being outrun by the competition.
Download this white paper on how cloud ERP can help IT meet rapidly evolving business needs. Discover the core characteristics of the modern enterprise, and the new ERP strategies adopted by rapidly growing enterprises like Williams-Sonoma and Knowledge Universe to support their growth.
Download this white paper to find out about the 7 key impediments that limit strategic visibility and how to remove these obstacles to make informed, insightful and assertive decisions that drive profitable business growth.
In this paper, we consider the distinct financial and operational challenges that businesses face when launching international operations, and examine the value that global, real-time financial reporting and consolidation solutions can deliver. We discuss the criteria that companies should use to evaluate solutions.
The majority of enterprise software is now consumed via SaaS or cloud deployments. Despite a perception of simplicity in software acquisition, many cloud contracts require all the rigor and due diligence of contracts for on-premises licensed software. The Enterprise Cloud Buyer's Bill of Rights provides a tool for clients and vendors to change the tenor of contract negotiations from user subservience to an equal and collaborative long-term partnership.
Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit.
By attending this presentation colocation providers will:
• Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers
• Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning
• Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away
• Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
Published By: Infomatica
Published Date: Mar 05, 2014
Knowing more about a customer’s relationship with your financial services company is key for growth. Discover how emerging data tools can help you improve customer centricity and find new revenue opportunities, unlocking the value of customer information.
Three key market dynamics are currently driving the need for transformation in almost every industry:
1) The need to leverage digital technologies to drive the core business
2) Next generation online consumers and socially networked buyers
3) The financial crisis
Companies are under tremendous pressure to bring digital technologies at the center of their business to remain
competitive, innovate, create new revenue streams, and drive greater customer intimacy. As a result the need to
leverage technology to significantly reduce the cost of going to market while driving growth has led to increasing
interest in software-based business models.
Download this new white paper to learn the secrets to success from finance leaders at high-growth companies such as Glassdoor, SmugMug, Solar Universe and Harmony Information Systems and how they have leveraged the cloud to support their tremendous growth.
Published By: Netsuite
Published Date: Jul 24, 2017
Over the years, small to midsized businesses
have pieced together a patchwork of
applications to run their operations. From
accounting to order fulfilment, to sales and
marketing, a venerable hairball of applications
exists across millions of small to midsized
business. This infrastructure will not enable
rapidly growing businesses to sustain and
Managing your company’s financials is the backbone of your business and is vital to the long-term health and viability of your company. Yet attention to your bottom line often takes a back seat during times of increasing revenues and growth. To continue applying the necessary financial rigor to support rapid growth, the accounting department needs the right tools to most efficiently do their job.
This white paper outlines the 10 essentials of a complete financial management system and how the right solution can help you keep up with the rapidly changing business world.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
There is opportunity in the ongoing turbulence throughout the financial industry; however, regulatory and compliance challenges absorb resources and distract focus away from growth.
Download white paper to learn about a smart approach to data and innovative tools that build resilience into a business looking to not just weather the storm, but seize the advantage.
- Executive Summary
- Challenges of Financial Markets Today
- The Need for a 360-View of Data
- How to Deliver:
Adapt to Evolving Regulations
Improve Compliance and Lower Cost
- Solution Architecture for Regulatory Reporting
- Case Study: Adapting to Regulatory Complexity
"Disparate systems led to frequent cycles spent correcting errors within the data”.
Published By: NetSuite
Published Date: Feb 17, 2016
Download this report to learn more about the Seven Deadly Stiflers and how to rid them to drive growth:
Waiting for real time information
Billing and rev rec: necessary bedfellows
Upgrades equal downgrades
Where's the money?
Uncoupled product and service
Misalignment of Strategy and execution
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
The back-office can drive bottom-line growth. When you leverage financial and planning cloud solutions to improve finance function effectiveness, you increase net income by driving down costs out of your business.
Stop viewing your back-office as a cost center, and leverage it as a foundation for business growth. It is a smart move for today’s competitive marketplace. Learn the five ways to do just that.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
You may think that your finance group is performing well, but it is critical to always look for ways to improve. Continuous improvement equates to competitive advantage, no matter the department.
Seek out ways to improve the handling of payables and receivables, streamline the procurement process, expedite the financial close process, and effectively analyze all your data.
If you are not sure where to start, read this ebook to learn the four questions you should ask to improve your finance and reporting capabilities and ensure continued growth.