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At its simplest level eProcurement describes the business-to-business purchase and sale of supplies and services over the Internet. From access to online product and catalogue information through electronic payment services, the Internet facilitates seamless exchanges in support of electronic commer...


As any small business owner or adviser will tell you, cash is king. It’s a well-known saying but what exactly does it mean? Put simply, businesses go bust in the long term through lack of profit, but in the short term, they fail because they don’t have enough cash to pay their bills. Cash flow is th...


Financial services companies are under constant pressure to manage shareholder returns and invest for the future—all with less budget and fewer resources. While this may seem like a no-win scenario to some, smart institutions are taking steps to face these challenges and deliver even more services a...


ESG was engaged by Extreme Networks to conduct a detailed Economic Value Validation (EVV) and develop a quantitative model examining how an investment in Extreme Networks can benefit an organization over a three-year period. The analysis is designed to help IT organizations determine the fully burde...


Finance executives are increasingly called upon to provide strategic leadership across the organization to identify ways to eliminate cost and waste, plus ultimately provide bottom line improvement in areas outside of their traditional scope. Ironically, financial operations are often neglected in t...


The move is on toward the 3rd Platform, which adds an extensive capability to reach and retain customers, interact more efectively with partners, and empower employees, often while delivering new or enhanced products and services. To compete successfully, enterprises must embrace this move, which ID...


The changing role of finance in “pay for performance” functions As companies reevaluate their compensation strategies in order to adapt to changes in the economy and business landscape, a broader view of “pay for performance” is being considered across business units. No longer just a function of s...


Leaders must understand how their functions are performing today and what the most important areas of improvement are to achieve corporate objectives and confidently launch initiatives for the year ahead. With constant pressure on margins, expectations to do more with less and continuing volatility ...


In an industry driven to deliver alpha, where might financial services firms find opportunities when investing in application innovation? The answer is data. Every financial services firm understands the importance of data. More is better. Sooner is better. Accessing it, understanding it, and taki...


If you work in construction, transmission, or other industries requiring ground protection mats or site access, you know that not all jobs — or jobsites — are the same. Project duration, maintenance, weather, or other delays can be unpredictable, and some periods are busier than others. The good new...


Over the past decade, much has been said about the changing role of CFOs and other Finance Leaders. Long gone are the days in which Finance Leaders were tasked solely with financial management and reporting; instead, the responsibilities of today’s financial officers can stretch from investor relati...


Finance Must Deliver on A Dual Mandate: Governance and Guidance Governance Policy Enforcer ■ Accounting ■ Auditing ■ Statutory Reporting ■ Cash Management ■ Policy Formulation and Documentation Service Provider ■ Management Reporting ■ Budgeting ■ Forecasting ■ Enterprise Planning Guidance Operation...


With the new IFRS 16 and ASC 842 lease standards focusing on transparency of lease obligations on the balance sheet, there is a significant amount of lease data that must now be collected, calculated, reported and disclosed. CCH Tagetik provides an IFRS reporting hub including data repository, calcu...