The Ledger

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Telecommunications M&A 2015: the CFO is central

Posted by Ross Chapman

What’s happening to companies in the telco, media and technology sector is interesting, if not surprising. BT’s acquisition of EE from Deutsche Telekom for £12.5bn will allow BT to sell quad play bundles of mobile, home phone, broadband and...

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The surprising trend for SMEs on G-Cloud

Posted by Patrick Youngs

The Government Digital Service (GDS) in the UK has managed to take huge steps in changing the way government agencies procure IT by distributing the major supplier spend more evenly amongst the SME market. A lot of this is based on ‘right sizing’...

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When the high street gets tough, who gets going?

Posted by Patrick Youngs

Over the past 6 years the retail industry has seen giants crumble and well-established business models uprooted, but one trend has held true throughout, the rise of the discounters. They’ve gone from strength to strength by selling cheap and buying...

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The evolution of IT finance architecture

Posted by Patrick Youngs

CEOs and CFOs remain focused on driving business performance and identifying opportunities to improve bottom line results. The right IT finance architecture gives a company both the confidence to report how the company makes money and the...

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Digital music company innovates with the Aptitude™ platform

Posted by Sarah Werner

As a leader in innovative business models, this digital music company needed a way to manage royalty calculations, rights usage, contracts and invoices.  In order to ensure cash flow between purchases and copyright holders was accurate, the business...

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A review of my favorite things about Aptitude Software (part 3)

Posted by Sarah Werner

Ginger previously worked for Aptitude Software’s parent company, Microgen plc, in London. After resettling in the US, she worked in the intermodal transportation industry implementing various open source Business Intelligence solutions. She has...

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What we're reading

Posted by Sarah Werner

CFO.com - A great source for news, thought leadership and upcoming events pertaining to CFOs and their finance teams.

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Top themes for Financial Controllers in 2015

Posted by Sarah Werner

The New Year wouldn’t be complete without an array of prediction lists, from economic predictions to our own Hadoop predictions to 2015’s top grossing movies (new Bond, new Star Wars and a new Terminator!)

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Hadoop for the New Year

Posted by Sarah Werner

In October we announced version 5 of our Aptitude platform which, among other things, will allow our clients to leverage in-Hadoop processing along with in-memory and in-database processing for a true multi-platform application development tool.

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Big business, big analysis, just not big data

Posted by Patrick Youngs

We live in an age of intelligence. Accountants drive strategy, marketers are scientists and logical coders helm global organisations. The development of this intelligent business has been the inevitable result of drastic improvements in the way we...

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