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Accelerating the Financial Close: CFOs’ Insights into the Benefits of a High-quality Close
We interviewed CFOs at complex multinational companies to learn what they see as key to accelerating their consolidation and close processes, along with the

financial insights  the Financial Close: CFOs’ Insights into the Benefits of a High-quality Close We interviewed CFOs at complex multinational companies to learn what they see as key to accelerating their consolidation and close processes, along with the challenges they face. They see their ability to conduct a high-quality close as a competitive advantage, rather than simply a regulatory obligation. A well managed close process is also important for building investor confidence in the company. Find out more.

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Workday Becoming a Global Financial Management Software Provider


In a slew of announcements at the recently held Workday Rising 2012 user conference, one major theme has been that Workday, the cloud software company that initially started with providing human resource management system (HRMS) and which later added payroll software, now has 40 financial management customers as well (10 percent of its customer base). Most recently, the roster of Workday Financial

financial insights  organic multi-dimensionality. Worktags or financial dimensions, e.g., fund, project, etc., look like a tag cloud but have structure and data in them, not a mere taxonomy (see the  blog post for more information ). Detailed business transactions captured with Worktags provide real-time business insights and reporting flexibility and granularity to enable stronger decision-making across the organization. Project scenario planning leverages Workday's unified human capital management (HCM) and financial Read More

Epicor Insights 2013


Epicor held its Insights 2013 conference in Nashville last week, attended by 2,900+ customers, 500+ employees,  300+ partners, and 100+ exhibitors, and with more than 700 sessions. Clearly Epicor has a lot to talk about. TEC's Aleksey Osintsev and I covered the event and, in numerous one-on-one meetings with Epicor managers, executives, partners, and third-party consultants, received an up-close

financial insights  Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results Epicor Customer Named to SDCE 100 for Outstanding Supply Chain Project Epicor announced new versions of its CMS ERP solution for the automotive industry, Epicor Eagle for SMB retail businesses, and continued traction and customer wins with the Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES) (part of the Solarsoft acquisition) and cloud ERP. Epicor and Supply Chain Being the ERP- and retail-focused vendor that it is, one has to look beneath the surface to find the Read More

Epicor Insights 2014–Raising the ERP Game


The major “game raising” news at Epicor Insights 2014 was the availability of Epicor ERP version 10 (and the underlying Epicor ICE 3.0 architecture). This release seems to be about “cleaning the house” and becoming fully Microsoft-centric, with better scalability, speed/performance, interoperability, and extensibility than Epicor ERP version 9 and Vantage/Vista 8.0, and the ability to go after larger global companies as a result.

financial insights  plans to offer them financial incentives to migrate to SQL Server, but it is not all about money, as there is the inconvenience factor and learning .NET (versus the Progress ABL language). Apparently, many Progress users have been using the popular SAP Crustal Reports as well, and are not too thrilled with moving to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), the latter being already on Azure but currently without feature parity. Also, it is an open secret that Microsoft’s SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Read More

Financial Analysis Clears the “Profit Haze”


Designed to be agile and dependable, financial analysis solutions can bring clarity to the reasons behind your company’s growth, and help steer you toward future growth. Learn how financial analysis solutions enhance the value of your existing business support systems, and distill enterprise-wide information to answer the question: How can we increase revenue, maximize profits, and increase our competitive advantage?

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Case Study: Community College Embarks on Financial Reporting System Implementation


The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) implemented Business Objects to create a financial reporting system that would run in real time, as opposed to taking weeks to generate reports. However, the NSCC environment presented its own unique set of challenges.

financial insights  Community College Embarks on Financial Reporting System Implementation In 1996, the Nova Scotia Community College ( NSCC ) became an independently managed, board-governed institution. NSCC is the primary community college body across the province, and represents thirteen main campuses as well as six community learning centers. The schools are housed across five main academic sectors, including business; access; applied arts and new media; health and human services; and trades and technology. NSCC Read More

CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets Software Evaluation Report


This CRM Software Evaluation Report supports specialized criteria for groups engaged in the financial and insurance markets. In addition to many of the regular CRM features, the Software Evaluation Report has a range of criteria for policy tracking, agency management, investment tracking, and other areas of concern to professional service automation (PSA) groups.

financial insights  for Financial and Insurance Markets Software Evaluation Report TEC's CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides Read More

Financial ISV Partnership


Increasingly complex financial instruments, a global customer base, and a more stringent regulatory environment are making financial services companies more dependent on cutting-edge software products to maintain their lead in the markets. This white paper discusses the ways for financial services companies to create a strategic partnership with a specialist service provider to provide a more complete product.

financial insights  ISV Partnership Increasingly complex financial instruments, a global customer base, and a more stringent regulatory environment are making financial services companies more dependent on cutting-edge software products to maintain their lead in the markets. This white paper discusses the ways for financial services companies to create a strategic partnership with a specialist service provider to provide a more complete product. Read More

Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation


The Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF) is the research institute of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada). CFERF studies financial management issues.

financial insights  Financial Executives Research Foundation The Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF) is the research institute of Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada). CFERF studies financial management issues. Read More

The Best-of-class Financial Systems Strategy: An Alternative to ERP Platforms


This white paper features insight about the issues facing companies that need an adaptable financial system but not necessarily a full-blown enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Also featured in this white paper: suggestions for identifying financial system functionality that will support your organization’s changing processes, and a descriptive checklist for soliciting such information.

financial insights  Best-of-class Financial Systems Strategy: An Alternative to ERP Platforms This white paper features insight about the issues facing companies that need an adaptable financial system but not necessarily a full-blown enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Also featured in this white paper: suggestions for identifying financial system functionality that will support your organization’s changing processes, and a descriptive checklist for soliciting such information. Read More

FinancialForce ERP Summer '14 Features Enhancements in PSA and Financial Management


The cloud software vendor FinancialForce.com recently announced FinancialForce ERP Summer '14, featuring enhancements in PSA and financial management. The new version more closely aligns ERP processes around customer touchpoints to drive closer relationships between sales and service staff and stronger inter-departmental planning between sales, services, HR, and finance.

financial insights  Enhancements in PSA and Financial Management The cloud software vendor FinancialForce.com recently announced FinancialForce ERP Summer '14 , featuring enhancements in professional services automation (PSA) and financial management. The new version more closely aligns ERP processes around customer touchpoints to drive closer relationships between sales and service staff and stronger inter-departmental planning between sales, services, human resources (HR), and finance. For example, sales and service Read More

Financial Fusion ~ E-Finance Wireless Leader?


Financial Fusion’s expands e-finance possibilities. From this point forward a client can bank anytime, anywhere, without limitation. (Of course your cell phone will not suddenly start spurting out cash….)

financial insights  rapidly emerging wireless marketplace, Financial Fusion, Inc. announced the formation of its new Web and Wireless Division along with the launch of its patent-pending Total Wireless product family - available for immediate implementation. Financial Fusion's focus on wireless technology will allow financial institutions to provide consumers and small businesses with seamless access to important financial information. Consumers can conduct time-sensitive financial transactions such as funds transfer, bill Read More

Enterprise Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond


Financial performance management—often categorized as one aspect of enterprise performance management—can help chief financial officers (CFOs) maximize their companies’ profitability, protect against non-compliance, and optimize efficiency by ensuring delivery of information when it is needed, in context. Learn more about a solution that can help you adapt to rapid business change and predict future financial performance.

financial insights  Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond Enterprise Performance Management: Financial Excellence and Beyond If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and Read More

Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick


To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected cash flow. While the concepts of options are certainly familiar to most executives, the trick to valuing strategic choices lies in the complex and often overwhelming task of understanding the interaction between strategic options. This article provides a breakthrough planning approach for (1) rapidly realizing the business capabilities dictated by strategy (2) aligning process, technology and organization design and (3) through the financial lens of 'real options' shows how to quan

financial insights  Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick By partnering with operations on balanced scorecard initiatives, financial managers are helping their companies focus on critical business processes and gain consensus on the critical set of measures to help drive desired business results. In addition, with the explosion of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and e-Commerce systems, financial executives are leading the charge in going from theory to practice by developing a cascading Read More

Epicor Enterprise: Financial Packages Competitor Analysis Report


This financial software knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to establish your selection criteria for general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, reporting, and other bookkeeping requirements. This knowledge base in particular, offers a view on enterprise financial packages, which can complement an existing ERP system.

financial insights  Enterprise: Financial Packages Competitor Analysis Report This financial software knowledge base anticipates as many factors as possible to establish your selection criteria for general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, reporting, and other bookkeeping requirements. This knowledge base in particular, offers a view on enterprise financial packages, which can complement an existing ERP system. Read More