November 6, 2014
Credit Card Fees: A Growing and Largely Avoidable Burden For Business-to-Business Companies

Credit card processing fees present a growing burden for many U.S. business-to-business (B2B) companies, according to new research from REL Consulting, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), and companies can significantly improve their profit margin by changing acceptance policies for credit cards.

October 21, 2014
World-Class HR Organizations Deliver on High-Value Activities While Spending 23 Percent Less, Operating with 32 Percent Fewer Staff

World-class HR organizations continue to outperform their peers, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), delivering a greater focus on strategic workforce planning and other high-value activities while operating at 23 percent lower cost per employee than typical companies and functioning with 32 percent fewer staff.

September 16, 2014
How World-Class Finance Organizations Outperform: Improved Effectiveness, Half the Cost & Staff

World-class finance organizations continue to outperform their peers by delivering high-value services at about half the cost of typical companies, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

August 14, 2014
How World-Class Procurement Organizations Outperform; Focus on Becoming Trusted Advisors, Driving Supplier Innovation

World-class procurement organizations outperform their peers by striving to provide unique value beyond cost reduction, including becoming a trusted advisor to the business, driving supplier innovation, and focusing on risk management, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

August 7, 2014
World Class IT Spend Over 20 Percent Less, Operate With Fewer Staff; Complexity Reduction, Talent Realignment Among the Keys to Success

World-class IT organizations now deliver services at 22 percent lower cost than typical companies, and operate with 9 percent fewer staff, in part by reducing technology complexity and realigning talent, according to new benchmark research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

July 30, 2014
Working Capital Performance Improves Marginally in 2013; Opportunity at Largest U.S. Companies is Over $1 Trillion

U.S. companies made only marginal improvements in their ability to collect from customers and pay suppliers in 2013, while showing no improvement in how well they managed inventory, according to the 16th annual working capital survey from REL a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), and CFO Magazine. The amount tied up in excess working capital at nearly 1000 of the largest public companies in the U.S. is over a trillion dollars, according to the REL/CFO research.

May 13, 2014
The Hackett Group's 2014 North American Best Practices Conference Focuses on "Accelerating Growth Through Innovation"

"Accelerating Growth Through Innovation" was the focus of The Hackett Group's 2014 North American Best Practices Conference held at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago April 28-30, 2014.

May 5, 2014
The Hackett Group: Companies Must Transform EPM To Support Innovation-Based Growth

With companies now focusing on innovation as a core strategy to deliver revenue growth and margin improvements, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) organizations need to rise to the challenge and pursue broad transformation in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and business intelligence, according to 2014 EPM Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

April 1, 2014
IT Strives to Reinvent Itself Despite Budget Restrictions While Delivering Improved Information and Analytics

IT leaders are striving to reinvent themselves in 2014, as they struggle to support innovation-based corporate growth efforts with improved information and analytics, according to 2014 IT Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT). At the same time, IT organizations are facing another year of staff cuts and only small budget increases, in the face of moderate revenue growth expectations.

March 18, 2014
The Hackett Group: For 2014, Procurement Expanding Priorities Beyond Cost Reductions to Focus on Influence, Innovation

Procurement leaders are expanding their priorities for 2014, moving beyond a historic emphasis on reducing purchase costs and adding focus on expanding and deepening the scope of spend influence as well as supporting supplier-led product innovation, according to 2014 Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

March 13, 2014
Finance Leaders Asked to Realign Resources in 2014

Corporate finance leaders are expecting budgets to be slightly up while staffing will continue to be reduced in 2014, according to 2014 Finance Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT). In the face of a significant drive toward revenue growth, this will translate into another year of pressure on finance organization to deliver productivity improvements. As business strategies are focusing on innovation to realize much of this growth, finance also needs to make significant shifts in staff and services to support this enterprise agenda.

February 13, 2014
HR Leaders Asked to Do "More with Less" Once Again in 2014

HR leaders are preparing for another year of budget cuts and larger staff reductions in 2014, as they focus keenly on three HR strategy areas -- improving partnerships with internal customers, finding ways to manage talent more effectively, and creating more value from workforce data -- according to 2014 HR Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT).

February 4, 2014
The Hackett Group: Finance Organizations Have Made Little Progress In Moving to Global Standards

While most corporate finance organizations say they are highly committed to moving to global standards, more than half are failing to see success in this area, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT). Over the past two years, minimal improvements have occurred at typical companies, and most dramatically underestimate the commitment required to execute on this key finance strategy and achieve true transformation, The Hackett Group's research found.