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Managing Risk through Financial Processes: Embedding Governance, Risk, and Compliance


Initiatives to automate and streamline financial processes often focus more on reducing costs than adding value. Adding the kind of value you should have in your financial processes stands at the heart of a broader initiative known as governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Learn why embedding the components of GRC within your financial processes can help you track financial flows and alert you when things might go awry.

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Do More with Less: The Five Strategies Used by Successful SMB Manufacturers


A common issue for small to medium business (SMB) manufacturers is how to increase revenue and grow their businesses without significantly adding staff. Unfortunately, these companies often emerge from the startup phase saddled with inefficient, manual processes that require extra people to maintain them. Learn how to position your company for more predictable business growth, without a reliance on adding more people.

ma finance department processes  field service, sales and marketing, or the finance department. For example, Finance, looking to follow up on an outstanding payment, will be able to see that there is a current issue pending in customer service with that customer, which could be the reason for a delayed payment; Sales can see what services activities a customer is engaged in, enabling them to make more informed sales calls; and management is able to generate more meaningful reports, covering the full scope of a customer''s sales and Read More

Measuring the Business Value of IT


Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number of consistent, repeatable, and credible measurement methodologies that hold both business users and IT departments accountable. Compare four methodologies, and learn how adding one of them to your overall governance framework can improve your IT investment returns.

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Retalix Acquires a Provider of Store Systems for Top Tier Department Stores


Retalix' acquisition of Cornell Mayo Associates is symptomatic of the current trend of acquisition and consolidation in the retail marketplace (just look at RedPrairie’s four recent acquisitions in this area). This is a fast-changing marketplace, with retailers looking for broader solutions and less interested in multiple point solutions. Predicting how this merger will go is tricky, but in

ma finance department processes  Retalix'' acquisition of Cornell Mayo Associates is symptomatic of the current trend of acquisition and consolidation in the retail marketplace (just look at RedPrairie’s four recent acquisitions in this area). This is a fast-changing marketplace, with retailers looking for broader solutions and less interested in multiple point solutions. Predicting how this merger will go is tricky, but in general I think it has to be a good move for Retalix. Retalix continues to execute on its strategy to expand into Read More

Sales Performance Management: Maximize Profits with Comprehensive Sales Processes


In a productive sales force, salespeople concentrate on acquiring, growing, and retaining profitable relationships within their account bases. To achieve this level of sales efficiency, you need a sales force automation (SFA) system that manages pipeline performance and territory alignment, and analyzes customer relationship management (CRM) data. Learn how a SFA solution can help you sales force excel.

ma finance department processes  Performance Management: Maximize Profits with Comprehensive Sales Processes In a productive sales force, salespeople concentrate on acquiring, growing, and retaining profitable relationships within their account bases. To achieve this level of sales efficiency, you need a sales force automation (SFA) system that manages pipeline performance and territory alignment, and analyzes customer relationship management (CRM) data. Learn how a SFA solution can help you sales force excel. Read More

Case Study: U.S. Department of Agriculture


In 2004, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was using seven separate systems to manage training for nearly 140,000 employees worldwide. Learn how the department decreased training costs by implementing a single learning management system (LMS) for all USDA training—including mandatory, mission specific ,and discretionary training, and additional training for USDA’s 29 agencies and staff offices.

ma finance department processes  seven separate systems to manage training for nearly 140,000 employees worldwide. Learn how the department decreased training costs by implementing a single learning management system (LMS) for all USDA training—including mandatory, mission specific ,and discretionary training, and additional training for USDA’s 29 agencies and staff offices. Read More

Why Cloud Computing Matters to Finance


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ma finance department processes  Cloud Computing Matters to Finance This Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) paper explores the benefits of transitioning from an on-premise financials system to the cloud. The paper reviews research conducted among 800 IMA members regarding their perceived benefits and risks related to moving financials to the cloud, including drivers around total cost of ownership (TCO); anytime, anywhere access; easy upgrades; and business process improvement. Read More

Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


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ma finance department processes  Planning Processes Introduction The dramatically lower labor costs, higher level of talent, and growing track record of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and application development and maintenance (AD/M) providers, have convinced many companies to outsource their business process and software development activities (see Outsourcing 101—A Primer ). For a company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning (SCP) processes, there are some unique aspects that should be Read More

Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality


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ma finance department processes  Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally takes a top-down approach. In Japanese companies, however, the approach to making decisions is the opposite: it is bottom-up. This traditional and formal decision-making process, which is even now employed in Japanese governmental offices as well as companies, is Read More

Wireless Palm VII ~ Look Ma No Hands!


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ma finance department processes  Palm VII ~ Look Ma No Hands! Wireless Palm VII ~ Look Ma No Hands! P. Hayes - June 26, 2000 Product Background 3Com introduced the Palm VII Wireless PDA in early 1999. The device initially retailed for $599 (MSRP) USD with an expensive wireless monthly service fee. In October of 1999 prior to the Palm spin-off, 3Com cut not only the cost of the device from $599 to $499, but also lowered the cost of service due to complaints from the end user population of exorbitant access fees. The Palm VII is a logical Read More

How SharePoint Can Help Connect People, Processes, and Information


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ma finance department processes  Connect People, Processes, and Information Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies are server applications that can provide organizations with an integrated solution for collaboration, content management, business processes, business intelligence (BI), enterprise search implementation, and portal development. Find out how SharePoint can meet your intranet, extranet, and Internet needs, and compare offerings for all levels and groups of users. Read More

The Case for Integrated Processes


Most chief executive officers (CEOs) have developed strategies that push their companies to achieve certain goals. So why are so many companies failing to achieve these goals? Because their twenty-first century vision is being held back by twentieth century processes and IT systems. The missing ingredient: information. And the key to facilitating the flow of information lies in integrated processes.

ma finance department processes  up to 80% through mandatory employee self-services. A large national utility company found that integrating processes improved its cost-position visibility for finance resources and increased user satisfaction with financial reporting. The company is experiencing fewer problems with data integrity from corporate acquisitions and has redeployed finance and HR personnel to more value-added work, while making improvements in payroll processing and reducing hardware and operating system platform costs. A Read More

Programs, Processes and Practices: Planning Implementations and Evaluating Systems


No company has ever fully evaluated the entire product that they are buying, time does not permit such a complete evaluation. Few people really track how well the software is used after it is installed.

ma finance department processes  the solution. The programs may be customer designed and coded or can be acquired by a software vendor. If from a software vendor, the programs include and customer designed modifications or extensions. The business Processes include procedures for using the programs plus the various manual procedures that are required to meet the total needs of the business. Practices refer to the actual way things are done in the business. Program Gaps If programs or software are to be purchased, the requirements of the Read More

CRM for the Finance and Banking Industry - Part 1


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ma finance department processes  the financial and insurance market. CDC Software offers Pivotal CRM for finance ; and EZ Data also has a product created for this industry, but the company was recently acquired by EBIX Inc. In a future blog post, I will talk about the different offerings of the CRM vendors that tried to create products for finance and banking. BEGINLYXd Read More

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Linking data to process is the realm of business process management (BPM). BPM's focus on process dramatically reduces the amount of data that needs to be moved, and thereby reduces both the initial cost and ongoing maintenance cost of application integration.

ma finance department processes  - David Cameron - May 30, 2003 Introduction One customer abandons a product application on a corporate Web site. Another customer starts to configure an online product but gets frustrated and quits. A third stops paying bills on time or contributing to an account. What do these events have in common? The relationship between customer and vendor is at risk, and the customer appears to be close to jumping ship. If that relationship is profitable, then reacting to these events in a timely manner becomes Read More