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2017 survey shows finance leaders still struggle around business partnering

Posted by Sarah Werner

The 2016 Future of the Finance Function explored the progress of finance professionals along the Modern Finance journey, looking at areas like standardization and automation, responsibility over data and technology and the struggle of the CFO to...

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Teradata | Aberdeen Group Webinar: The Analytical Edge in Finance

Posted by Sarah Werner

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Ideally, financial departments should serve as hubs of insight that inform strategic and operational decisions. However, most CFOs receive data too late to make informed decisions.

In order to cut costs and pursue revenue...

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New leasing standard means significant changes

Posted by Sarah Werner

Under the new standard (IFRS 16 /ASC 842) a lessee is required to recognize most leases on its balance sheet.  This is a significant change from today’s accounting requirements which allows the lessee to exclude operating leases.  In fact, listed...

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The danger of 'going with your gut'

Posted by Ross Chapman

Going with your gut' often results in poor decision making

While experience should be valued, ‘going with your gut’ isn’t the best way to make executive decisions for a company. However, recent research showed that a surprising 33% of senior...

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CFOs are overstretched

Posted by Ross Chapman

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Despite the frequently cited idea that CFOs are becoming more strategic, the recently conducted 'Future of the Finance Function' survey found that in many cases, CFOs are 'treading water,' and spending too much time on things...

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CFOs not ready for increasing responsibility over data & technology

Posted by Ross Chapman

An increasing number of CFOs' remits include overall responsibility for data and IT. It’s a pattern that looks to continue.

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The FSN Future of the Finance Function Survey now available

Posted by Ross Chapman

 

Aptitude Software is pleased to share the FSN Future of the Finance Function Survey 2016, which explores the progress of finance professionals along the Modern Finance journey.

This detailed survey was completed by more than 760 senior finance...

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Insights from IBM's Latest CFO Survey

Posted by Patrick Youngs

The study surveyed over 5,000 top executives (643 CFOs) about what the future holds and how they’re preparing their organizations for the “age of disruption.” The resulting CFO study outlines what the ‘financial sages’ of the most successful...

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How should CFOs respond to the era of ‘postmodern ERP’?

Posted by Sarah Werner

After decades in which business applications have coalesced, the world now seems to be shifting into reverse gear, accelerated by the gradual demise of large ERP suites, the complexity of multi-vendor environments in the cloud and the fragmenting...

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EDW-Centric vs. ERP-Centric?

Posted by Sarah Werner

What's the difference between EDW- Centric and ERP-Centric architecture?

Let's first define each idea.

An EDW-Centric architecture makes the data warehouse the focal point for analytics and detailed reporting. While the ERP system still serves as...

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Aptitude Software parent company, Microgen, named UK's top publicly quoted tech company by Megabuyte

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IFRS 17’s Contractual Service Margin – an actuarial or accounting issue?

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Our CEO shares his thoughts with Accounting Today

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Multinational companies could be heading for a 'leaseberg' of huge proportions

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