Hackett in the News 2017

November 3, 2017
Finanz und Wirtschaft, "Cheap Money Hurts Discipline,"

In German... "Paul Moody knows. As an associate partner of The Hackett Group's cash flow advisor REL, he not only knows all facets of working capital management and cash flow generation. With responsibility for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, he also looks into many companies in numerous industries. So, if he says that the results of the REL Working Capital Survey 2017 have disappointed him then this is serious.

October 19, 2017
Wall Street Journal – Companies Leave Bean Counting to the Robots

Global firms develop software to liberate workers from time-consuming, repetitive tasks—and reduce finance-department employee numbers. Featuring research data from The Hackett Group and insights from Hackett's Nilly Essaides.

September 9, 2017
Supply Chain Digest, "Supply Chain Inventory Performance 2017,"

Since 2005, I have been doing reporting and analysis on company and sector inventory levels based on the annual Working Capital scorecard that is compiled The Hackett Group. It is always one of our most popular columns of the year. But there have been a few twists over the years, and another one this year, as I am going to explain here.

September 6, 2017
Supply Chain Management Review, "The Hackett Group launches supply chain managmement benchmarking enhancement,"

The Hackett Group, Inc. has launched Quantum Leap, a digital benchmarking and performance improvement platform designed to speed up the benchmarking process, and enable supply chain managers to better assess performance gaps.

September 6, 2017
Controller's eNews Blog (DACH): "Digitization: Procurement on a Turning Point - Controllers are Challenged"

In German. A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Hans-Nicolai Hars. "A typical procurement organization has the potential to save up to 24 percent of process costs by utilizing modern digital technologies. The consistent introduction of these technologies will lift the performance of a Peer Group company to today's world class level. WorldClass companies are in the top quartile of all comparative companies in the criteria of efficiency and performance (output, performance, etc.)..."

September 2017
CFO e-Book, "Leveraging Automation And Data To Gain Strategic Value From Payables,"

Featuring cash management insights from The Hackett Group's Amy Fong. "As the business leaders charged with optimizing working capital management, finance chiefs are looking for ways to move the financial supply chain from a cost center to a valued partner and profit center. Working capital management strategies are at a crossroads. According to the 2016 US Working Capital Survey from The Hackett Group, companies are facing the consequences of lax working capital management habits learned during times when credit was more readily available..."

September 2017
CFO e-Book, "What CFOs Need to Know About Financial Reporting,"

Featuring insights from The Hackett Group's Ditha Wiersema and Ryan Will. "Despite recent advances in automated financial reporting tools, many CFOs still rely heavily on static spreadsheets for producing financial statements. As a result, finance leaders are often looking for ways to reduce the duplication of efforts and manual intervention in order to streamline the financial reporting process and improve the accuracy and agility of reporting..."

September 2017
Outsourcing Journal, "GBS Talent Management: Ensuring a Skilled, Engaged Workforce," Bylined article by Tom Bangemann and Sabine McGuin.

Key to embracing changes in Business Services is a culture that supports learning, encourages sharing of best practices and engages employees.

August 30, 2017
Treasury & Risk Webcast, "Rethinking Working Capital Management as Interest Rates Rise," Webcast with Hackett's Veronica Wills.

Working capital management has been a back-burner issue for many companies in the recent past. With interest rates at record lows for years, keeping DSO low and DPO high has not been a top priority. That's going to change as rates rise. Explore how companies are changing their approach to working capital management, in anticipation of rising rates, by joining this complimentary webcast. Hear experts provide best practices and strategies for rising rates, and dive into results from the Hackett Group's recent benchmarking survey on working capital management.

August 28, 2017
Technik & Einkauf (DACH) " World Class Procurement begins with Digitization"

In German. A typical procurement organization has the potential to save up to 24 percent of process costs by utilizing modern digital technologies.

August 23, 2017
Spendmatters.com (UK/EU), "Hackett on raising the word-class bar in procurement - Good report with one oddity."

The recent Hackett report titled Raising the World-Class Bar in Procurement Through Digital Transformation has some useful analysis and is worth a look for anyone considering how to improve a procurement function.

August 22, 2017
Enterprise Times (UK), "ADP strengthens HCM offering with Hackett Group,"

ADP and The Hackett Group have announced a strengthening of their partnership around HCM. The announcement sees new clients of ADP Workforce Now given access to some of The Hackett Group's knowledge base. This includes benchmarking tools, metrics, best practices, research and performance studies. Workforce now is aimed at companies of between 150 and 999 employees. The agreement extends the one that currently sees The Hackett Group offer best practise consultancy services to customers of ADP Vantage.

August 21, 2017
Supply Chain Digest Video, "Quantifying the Advantage of Procurement Leaders,"

A new report from the consultants and researchers at The Hackett Group provides some real numbers in terms of efficiency and effectiveness advantages that leading procurement organizations gain versus the average company.

August 21, 2017
Seeking Alpha, "The Hackett Group and ADP expand strategic alliance,"

The Hackett Group (HCKT -0.4%) and ADP (ADP +0.1%) have announced an expansion to their strategic alliance that will offer midsized companies new to ADP Workforce Now access to The Hackett Group's benchmarking tool, metrics, best practices, research and performance studies.

August 21, 2017
Wall Street Journal/CFO Journal, "Finance Chiefs Look to Free Up Working Capital Ahead of Rate Increases," (subscription required)

Finance chiefs in the U.S. are shrinking the time it takes to convert trillions tied up in their businesses into tangible cash, while some of their European counterparts struggle to do the same. The 1,000 largest U.S. public companies reduced the number of days it took to convert working capital into cash received from customers to 35.7 days in 2016 from 37.1 a year earlier, according to a study by The Hackett Group http://quotes.wsj.com/HCKT Inc., HCKT 0.07% http://quotes.wsj.com/HCKT?mod=chiclets a consulting firm. The same measure of European companies took 40.4 days, up from 39 days in 2015.

August 18, 2017
Digitalist, "Predictive Analytics in EPM: Show Me the Money!,"

A bylined article by Hackett's Nilly Essaides, "Predictive analytics is not yet a mainstream EPM capability, according to research by The Hackett Group. We found that only 15% of finance functions have active deployments. But widespread deployment is coming. What's holding things up?..."

August 16, 2017
European Financial Review (UK), The World-Class Performance Difference: Digital Transformation in 2017 and Beyond.

Bylined article by The Hakcett Group's Gilles Bonnelli. Most achievers aim for the label "world-class". In this article, the author elaborates on what sets world-class finance organisations from the rest of the world, their approach to the age of digital transformation, and beyond.

August 15, 2017
PYMNTS.com (UK), "Tech Saves More Than It Costs In The Procurement World?,"

Optimization: it's what separates the procurement wheat from the chaff. It goes without saying that, in a business setting, it is always optimal to do and earn more while expending less, and that's a capability that technology and automation have unlocked for many businesses. Procurement organizations that have seized those capabilities have taken their business from good to great, raising it to a world-class level.

August 14, 2017
Supply Chain Quarterly, "Want a world-class procurement organization? Start with digital technology, research report says,"

Companies that are looking to slash procurement costs should design their processes around new technologies such as predictive analytics, social media, robotic process automation, and artificial intelligence, according to The Hackett Group.

August 14, 2017
Wall Street Journal, "Technology Speeds Up Timeline on Quarterly Close"

Companies are taking four-and-half days to collect the quarterly snapshot of their financial position, down from six days in 2009. With insights from The Hackett Group's Bill Marchionni.

August 8, 2017
Spend Matters, "What Sets World-Class Procurement Organizations Apart? Use of Digital Technology for One,"

There are many things that set world-class procurement organizations apart from their average-performing peers. It may be working closely with suppliers to drive innovation and manage risks, or perhaps it's collaborating with senior management on strategic initiatives. According to a new report from The Hackett Group, world-class procurement organizations also have 29% fewer full-time workers on average, and they rack up 22% lower labor costs. But how is it that these organizations can achieve more with fewer full-time employees? One indispensable factor is digital technology, the report says.

August 8, 2017
ComputerWeekly (UK), "Best-in-class IT departments deliver a digital advantage."

World-class IT departments are able to run systems more efficiently and deliver projects on time that have measurable business value.

August 7, 2017
Chefburo (DACH): "REL Working Capital Survey"

In German. Compared to the previous year, the working capital performance of major German companies deteriorated again in financial year 2016. The 132 German manufacturing companies (excluding finance) analyzed in the current REL study showed a cash conversion cycle (CCC) of an average of 48.2 days versus the previous year with 46.3 days...

August 7, 2017
Digitalist, "Digital Tools Can Close The Order Management Performance Gap,"

Bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

August 4, 2017
PYMNTS, (UK) "Top E.U. Firms Are Holding More Than $1 Trillion In Net Working Capital,"

Financial analysts are fairly optimistic about Europe, but the latest Europe Working Capital Survey released by REL Consultancy, part of The Hackett Group, found the EU's top 1,000 nonfinancial companies saw their cash conversion cycles slip as they hold onto more net working capital. The data found more than $1.2 trillion in net working capital among the REL 1000, while their cash conversion cycle dropped 3.6 percent in 2016, according to the report.

August 3, 2017
CIO, "Change Management for Digital Transformation: What's Different,"

Digital transformation will fundamentally change your company's mission-critical processes and operations. Done right, it changes the way your company, works, thinks and addresses challenges. If you want to change the game as CIO, you need a change management plan that addresses culture as much as technology. With insights from The Hackett Group's Scott Holland and Mark Peacock.

August 3, 2017
CIO Insight, "World-Class IT Organizations Deliver Greater ROI,"

World-class IT organizations are significantly boosting the bottom-line performance of their companies, according to recent research from the Hackett Group.

August 3, 2017
Financial Director, "Over €1 trillion 'tied up in net working capital',"

The latest figures from the Europe Working Capital Survey reveal that Europe's top 1000 nonfinancial companies cash conversion cycle (CCC) slipped 3.6% last year, as net working capital expanded. Bastian Krawinkel, Senior Manager at REL Consultancy, part of The Hackett Group, explains the figures.

July 26, 2017
CFO, "Late Shift: The 2017 Working Capital Scorecard,"

Delaying payments is boosting the working capital performance of America's largest companies, but also masking a lack of efficiency. Results from The Hackett Group's 2017 Working Capital Survey.

July 25, 2017
Raconteur (UK), "The importance of supply chain diversity."

UK businesses are missing a trick if they do not take advantage of the myriad rewards which come from committing to supply chain diversity. With insights from The Hackett Group's Laura Gibbons.

July 19, 2017
Times of London, "Slashed Investments Pay Dividends"

Europe's corporate giants are returning their spare cash to investors while loading up on cheap debt, taking dividend payouts to their highest level in ten years, according to a study from REL, a division of The Hackett Group. The largest 1,000 businesses across Europe have raised dividends by a fifth to €234 billion since the financial crisis in 2008, while doubling the amount of cash on hand to €881 billion.

July 17, 2017
InformationWeek, "Not Easy To Get To Digital Transformation Jump-off Point,"

With an emerging digital economy, IT has the opportunity to provide a secure platform on which both it and other units of the business can innovate, perform analytics and deliver digital services in an accelerated fashion. But that's a different role than the one IT is currently used to. "IT must move beyond its traditional service provider role and become a driver of new digital capabilities that are critical to the business's future," concludes a new report from The Hackett Group.

July 5, 2017
Personneltoday.com (UK), "Three ways HR can build capability for the challenges ahead."

HR departments face flat or shrinking budgets yet huge expectations are placed on them in terms of digital transformation and talent management. Dorothee El-Khoury from The Hackett Group discusses key HR challenges and how they can be addressed.

July 5, 2017
Chefburo (DACH): "Digitization enables Cost Reductions up to 25 - 30 Per Cent "

In German. Typical financial organizations have the potential to reduce process costs by up to 35% of process costs by using the right digital technologies, nearly matching the process cost levels seen at world-class companies, according to new research from The Hackett Group.

July 2017
HR Professional, "Economy, Interrupted,"

There's a volatile mix of elements at work for many organizations right now. Market and political uncertainty, record-breaking M&A activity and a nonstop onslaught of disruptive technologies combine, in many cases, to create some uncertain times.

July 2017
CFO, "A CFO's Guide to the Financial Close,"

Building a Center of Excellence to streamline reconciliation. A CFO e-book, featuring insights from The Hackett Group's Kars Stal.

June 28, 2017
Inside Supply Management, "The Monthly Metric: Spend Under Management,"

We visit with a supply management expert: Chris Sawchuk, principal and global procurement advisory practice leader for The Hackett Group. In an interview with Inside Supply Management(r) last year, Sawchuk spoke of how advanced analytics has yet to engulf the supply management profession like it has baseball. That interview, discussed in the March edition, helped inspire The Monthly Metric.

June 27, 2017
Digitalist, "The Promise Of Digital Finance: A New Level Of Performance,"

A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

June 22, 2017
SupplyChainBrain, "Bringing Diversity to Your Supplier Base Can Add to Your Bottom Line,"

Supplier diversity is evolving from a check-the-box, corporate social-responsibility requirement to a strategic enabler for the procurement function, providing access to new and innovative products and increased market share. Top-performing organizations studied by The Hackett Group apply supplier diversity tenets to new areas such as supplier partnering, reputation management and global expansion.

June 1, 2017
Strategic HR Review (UK), "Digital Transformation and the World Class HR Difference."

A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Dorothee El-Khouree.

May 22, 2017
Spend Matters, "50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch for 2017,"

For the fourth consecutive year, The Hackett Group is named as one of 50 Providers to Know by this news outlet.

May 22, 2017
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, "Selecting a Best-Fit Integrated Business Planning Technology Solution for Your Organization,"

A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Josh Peacher and Hanna Hamburger.

May 22, 2017
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, "How the Supply Chain Can Help Improve New Product Development Success,"

A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Hanna Hamburger and Joseph Shipley.

May 12, 2017
SIG Outsource, "The 2017 CPO agenda: keeping pace with and enabling digital transformation,"

According to The Hackett Group's 2017 Key Issues Study, 84% of procurement organisations believe that digital transformation will fundamentally change the way their services are delivered over the next three to five years. Yet only 25% say that procurement has the right resources and competencies today to execute that transformation. Nevertheless, the enterprise's "march to digital" continues unabated, with double the number of respondents reporting transformation initiatives are under way this year. If these projects are to succeed, procurement will need to hone its own capabilities and apply them to guide business stakeholders in their own transformations.

May 11, 2017
Supply Chain Weekly Webcast, "Fast-tracking your Organizations Efforts to Protect your Supply Chain from Risk,"

With modern supply chains growing more complex, proactive supply chain risk management plays a significant role in an enterprise's profitability, reputation, and often, survival. Focus on cost reduction coupled with practices like outsourcing, use of mega-suppliers, Lean and just-in-time inventory management have clear business justifications, but they have collectively increased risk. As the bottom-line impacts of operational risk continue to grow, organizations are shifting their approach and pushing risk to the top of the corporate leadership's agenda.

May 10, 2017
Purchasinginsight.com (US), "The Purchase to Pay Surge."

There appears to be a new wave in Purchase to Pay. I've probably said this many times before but there are signs that P2P is becoming a big deal again...

May 10, 2017
Forbes, "The Best Management Consulting Firms for 2017,"

For the second year in a row, Forbes and Statistica listed The Hackett Group as one of the "best management consulting firms for 2017". We were listed for our work in three sectors: automotive, chemical, and supply chain management. The chemical sector award was new for 2017.

May 10, 2017
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, "The Benefits of Digital Transformation,"

What's in a word? Plenty when that word is digitization. Research from the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) predicts that digitizing the supply chain has the potential to lower procurement costs by 20 percent, reduce supply chain process costs by 50 percent and increase revenue by 10 percent. With stakes this high, it is no wonder digitization tops many company priority lists. The Hackett Group's sourcing and procurement benchmarking research for 2017 made similar discoveries.

May 10, 2017
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, "DIGITIZATION: A Risky Business,"

In early May, a phishing email reached approximately a million Google users. The email claimed to have come from Google Docs-a service that allows people to share and edit documents online. And, to users, it appeared to come from legitimate contact. The email asked users to click on a link and follow the instructions, giving hackers access to the user's email account. This scam impacted personal and corporate email accounts across the globe, and had many IT managers scrambling to block access. The scam highlights a critical risk faced in today's corporations and in supply chains.

May 9, 2017
SupplyChainDive, "Resilient operations require supply chain risk maturity,"

Normal can be shattered by what has become known as Black Swan events - something that comes as a surprise and has a major impact. To deal with them takes preparedness and a proactive approach, facilitated by mapping the supply chain.

May 2, 2017
Digitalist, "Pella Windows: Taking Small Steps Towards Big Data,"

A guest blog post by Hackett's Nilly Essaides.

May 2, 2017
Personalwirtschaft (online) (DACH): "There's Still a Lot to be Done "

In German, a byliner by The Hackett Group's Martin Friedl on our 2017 HR Key Issues Study results.

May 2, 2017
Supply Chain Weekly Webcast, "Managing your Supply Chain in a Volatile World,"

Let's face it - we live in turbulent times. Political, financial, environmental, and other changes around the globe are forcing businesses to adapt. In this webinar, our all-star panel of supplier-insight solution providers show you how best-in-class companies are managing supply chain risk in unpredictable environments. Led by research from The Hackett Group, this webinar will eliminate your blind spots and keep you ahead of the curve.

April 28, 2017
Supplychaindigital.com (UK), "Four key areas for digital transformation in procurement."

Procurement has changed considerably in recent years, and all evidence suggests that it will continue doing so over the next three to five years. The advent of technology has accelerated this change, and will play a critical role in determining how the industry moves forward - and how quickly. With robotic process automation (RPA), cloud-based applications, sophisticated analytics, mobile computing, and big data all expected to experience significant growth, embracing these tools has never been more important. That said, uptake is slower than it perhaps should be, according to The Hackett Group's recent research report.

April 21, 2017
Digitalist, "Using Digital Tools to Boost finance agility,"

A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

April 19, 2017
Digitalist, "Why CFOs Must Become Digital-Savvy,"

A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

April 13, 2017
Treasury & Risk, "Bracing for Digital Transformation,"

Finance teams face challenges as they move to adopt new technologies, including the cost involved and the current state of their data, according to new research from The Hackett Group.

April 13, 2017
Controller's eNews Blog (DACH): "Mayday in London. Interview concerning Brexit under Finance and Controlling Aspects"

In German. The Hacket Group's Paul Moody discusses problems Brexit may cause European companies, and how working capital optimization can help.

April 11, 2017
Employee Benefits News, "HR 'behind the curve' in addressing strategic issues,"

In the case of strategic HR planning, it seems to a be a matter of too much to do, and too little time to do it. A new report out from The Hackett Group reveals HR departments are behind the curve when it comes to addressing major goals in organizations, including aligning talent strategies to business needs, dealing with critical talent and skill shortages and embracing new technologies.

April 11, 2017
Les Echos (France), "Brexit: How can Companies Prepare for the Shock?"

In French. The Hackett Group's Adil Lahlou details how businesses can prepare themselves for any difficulties caused by Brexit.

April 7, 2017
Human Resource Executive, "Report: HR is Behind the Curve,"

New research from The Hackett Group finds that many HR departments are lagging when it comes to helping their organizations deal with talent shortages in key areas, and - due to a lack of resources - sufficient progress likely won't be made anytime soon.

April 10, 2017
ChemManager (DACH), "Solvay's Journey into the Future,"

Solvay Business Services (SBS) Delivers Global Shared Services to Belgian Chemical Manufacturer. A bylined article by Xavier Lancksweirt, General Manager Solvay Business Services (SBS), based on his presentation at The Hackett Group's 2016 European Best Practices Conference. German: http://www.chemanager-online.com/themen/management/solvays-business-services-motor-fuer-wachstum-und-staerke

April 4, 2017
Baseline, "Obstacles on the Path to Digital Transformation,"

Digital transformation is fundamentally changing business and IT models. It is introducing new and often remarkable opportunities for innovation and disruption. However, the path to success is typically paved with more than a few obstacles. A newly released report from the Hackett Group, "The CIO Agenda: Closing the Digital Transformation Confidence Gap in 2017," provides some insight and perspective on how businesses are approaching this space, how they are dealing with the need for new strategies and competencies, and how cyber-security is affecting these initiatives.

April 3, 2017
Risk Management (UK), "Why do M&As Fail?"

Snapping up rivals or merging with powerful competitors to create mega-companies that dominate markets has long been a strategy for business growth, and nothing excites financial markets more than news of large deals. But there is a catch: Most mergers fail. Including insights from The Hackett Group's Phillip King.

April 1, 2017
Supply Chain Dive, "Procurement must go digital to keep up with the pack,"

More and more, digitization is becoming an anchor for growth strategies and procurement is no exception, Supply Chain Digest reports. Yet, a recent survey by IT service management consultants The Hackett Group reveals procurement budgets are expected to rise just 1% this year, placing a strain on innovation. As a result, the group identified four lower-cost digitization priorities procurement professionals can pursue: speeding the purchase to pay process; reducing regulatory non-compliance; improving organizational agility and supporting enterprise-wide digital goals.

March 30, 2017
GTNews.com (UK), "Finance leaders struggling with the digital revolution."

Finance leaders fully recognise the unprecedented opportunity to drive performance improvement via digital transformation, but most lack a comprehensive strategy and are unclear on where or how to deploy digital technology to their best advantage, says The Hackett Group.

March 29, 2017
CFO, "Finance Departments Still Facing Budget Cuts,"

CFO optimism may be at its highest level in decades in the United States, but CFOs are still taking a scalpel to their finance organizations in a bid to run more efficiently. According to The Hackett Group's Key Issues Study for 2017, despite executives' projections of revenue growth of 4.1% in 2017, finance organizations' budgets will be cut by an average of 3.8%.

March 29, 2017
Spendmatters.com, "Tackling Procurement's Digital Transformation Capability Gap."

Technology is a double-edged sword. Or at least according to the executives surveyed in the 2017 edition of The Hackett Group's annual Key Issues Study. While most procurement organizations think that the "march to digital" will bring fundamental changes to the way their services are delivered, few consider themselves prepared. In addition, executives cited cybersecurity as their top business risk for 2017 - and they expect it to get worse.

March 22, 2017
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, "Putting the Pieces Together,"

According to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, "Supplier relationship management (SRM) is a comprehensive approach to procurement managing and capturing the post-contract value from key business relationships. SRM enables procurement to operate at a strategic level by adopting a more collaborative approach and developing key relationships," which in turn "generates more value from the relationship in terms of innovation and efficiency." Including insights from The Hackett Group's Chris Sawchuk.

March 21, 2017
Enterprisetimes.co.uk (UK), "ConnXus and SAP Ariba improve supplier diversity together."

Supplier diversity is a challenge and an opportunity for companies across the globe. SAP has just announced a partnership between SAP Ariba and ConnXus at SAP Ariba live today. The partnership will make it easier for companies to improve the diversity of their suppliers. Including insights from The Hackett Group's supplier diversity research.

March 20, 2017
Treasury & Risk, "Credit Management Technology Plays Catch-Up,"

As companies go about their business, one of the big risks they face is among the most mundane: customers paying them late, or not paying them at all. And credit teams, which are charged with handling this risk, are finding that as the world speeds up... Including insights from The Hackett Group's Veronica Wills.

March 15, 2017
Wall Street Journal, "Corporate Finance Offices Feel the Pinch,"

Cost cutting to hit finance departments despite positive growth expectations, says Hackett Group. (subscription required)

March 13, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "When to apply RPA in Finance"

Blog post by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

March 10, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "Your social media profile paints your leadership persona"

A blog post by The Hackett Group's Rick Pastore.

March 9, 2017
The Digitalist, "CFO must become Digitally Savvy"

Guest blog post by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

March 7, 2017
Wall Street Journal's CFO Journal, "Need an Accountant? Try a Robot Instead,"

A good accountant is hard to find. Some companies are avoiding the search by replacing human bean counters with computer software. Including insights from The Hackett Group's 2017 Key Issues research. (subscription required)

March 7, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "How can IT be Customer-Centric?"

A blog post by The Hackett Group's Rick Pastore.

March 6, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "What will the Finance Operating Model Look Like in 2025"

Blog post by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

March 1, 2017
Computerweekly, "How CIOs can apply IT supplier management skills to digitization,"

The digital supply chain can be managed in much the same way as the software supply chain, where CIOs have gained expertise in working with multiple providers to effectively run a complex ecosystem. The Hackett Group's Rick Pastore and Scott Holland offer insights on IT's role in digital transformation.

March 1, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "The Burning Platform for Better MDM"

Blog post by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

March 2017
HR Professional, "Looking Inward,"

HR organizations plan to continue to focus on upgrading their capabilities this year, but flat and declining budgets - plus a hesitant approach to transforming service delivery models - may put business and HR priorities at risk, according to The Hackett Group's annual key issues study.

February 28, 2017
Cips.org (UK), "Supplier diversity does not cut efficiency or quality."

Companies putting time and money into supplier diversity programmes experience no loss in efficiency or quality, according to research from The Hackett Group.

February 28, 2017
Supply Management (UK), "Supplier diversity does not cut efficiency or quality,"

Companies putting time and money into supplier diversity programmes experience no loss in efficiency or quality, according to research from The Hackett Group.

February 28, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "Supply Chain Software: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same"

A blog post by The Hackett Group's Patrick Connaughton.

February 23, 2017
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, "Top Supplier Diversity Programs Drive Increased Market Share,"

Virtually all diversity suppliers meet or exceed expectations, and top corporate performers in supplier diversity experience no loss in efficiency, according to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. In addition, they see improved quality and often extract other benefits, including increased market share and access to new revenue opportunities. The research challenges the attitude of many business leaders, who worry that dedicating resources to supplier diversity will divert attention from other strategic activities.

February 22, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "The 2017 CPO Agenda: Keeping Pace with and Enabling Digital Transformation - Part 3"

A blog post by The Hackett Group's Patrick Connaughton.

February 20, 2017
Financialdirector.co.uk (UK/Global), "Brexit and working capital impact: How should organisations prepare?"

Karan Lal of REL, a division of The Hackett Group, explores the impact of Brexit on working capital, and how businesses can adapt to a new economic environment in the UK.

February 15, 2017
SSON Network, "How To Succeed With Shared Services in Today's World,"

An interview on the role of shared services organizations, evolution, and future trends with The Hackett Group's Tom Bangemann, by Pedro Moriera.

February 15, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "Developing Culture and Talent Is Critical to Fostering Agility"

A blog post by The Hackett Group's Patrick Connaughton.

February 14, 2017
Linkedin Blog: "Why and How to Build an FP&A CoE?"

Bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

February 12, 2017
Treasury & Risk, "The Tech Angle on Working Capital,"

There are plenty of pain points when it comes to improving payables and receivables processes, but technology can help solve them. Including insights and data from The Hackett Group's Veronica Wills and Amy Fong.

February 8, 2017
Digitalist, "Closing the Gap in Finance Digital Execution Capabilities,"

Bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

February 6, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "Closing the Digital Transformation Confidence Gap"

A blog post by The Hackett Group's Rick Pastore.

February 6, 2017
Linkedin Blog: "Study Shows Four Imperatives for Finance in 2017"

Bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

February 3, 2017
CFO, "Master of all Metrics"

How CFOs can take charge of nonfinancial performance measures without alienating the rest of the organization. With insights from The Hackett Group's Jason Balogh.

February 1, 2017
ComputerWorld, "Does Your Data Discriminate"

Implicit biases hidden under the surface of your data sets could be skewing your algorithms and leading to bad decisions. With insights from The Hackett Group's Allan Frank.

February 1, 2017
ComputerWorld, "Does Your Data Discriminate"

Implicit biases hidden under the surface of your data sets could be skewing your algorithms and leading to bad decisions. With insights from The Hackett Group's Allan Frank.

February 1, 2017
Linkedin Blog: "Is the New Finance Delivery Model Better?

Bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

January 31, 2017
Personneltoday.com (UK/Global), "Five things top HR functions do to support world-class businesses"

What makes top-performing HR departments stand out from the rest? The Hackett Group's HR practice leader for Europe, Dorothée El-Khoury, reveals the results of its research.

January 25, 2017
Spend Matters (UK), "The Fujitsu Procurement Transformation Story,"

An indepth profile of Fujitsu's procurement transformation journey, based on Fujitsu's presentation at The Hackett Group's 2016 European Best Practices Conference.

January 25, 2017
Harvard Business Review, "The Transformational Impact of Business Apps on the Enterprise"

Cloud-based business apps are more than another technology deployment. Increasingly, companies treat them as a strategic imperative to drive business transformation. Including insights from The Hackett Group's Allan Frank.

January 25, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "The 2017 CPO Agenda: Keeping Pace with and Enabling Digital Transformation - Part 2"

A blog post by The Hackett Group's Patrick Connaughton.

January 18, 2017
Linkedin Blog: "Eight Factors Driving EPM Cloud Adoption Momentum,"

Bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

January 13, 2017
LinkedIn Blog, "The 2017 CPO Agenda: Keeping Pace with and Enabling Digital Transformation - Part 1"

A blog post by The Hackett Group's Patrick Connaughton.

January 9, 2017
GTNews.com (UK/Global), "Scale or fail: how decentralized firms can boost performance"

Decentralised firms often have a hard time achieving world-class working capital performance. A bylined article by The Hackett Group's Gerhard Urbasch.

January 5, 2017
Digitalist, "Start Preparing Your Talent Now for Digital Transformation,"

Bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

January 2, 2017
Linkedin Blog: "FP&A 2017 Challenge: Transforming the Service Delivery Model"

Bylined article by The Hackett Group's Nilly Essaides.

January 2017
HR Professional, "The Digital HR Era,"

Modern HR means embracing digital potential to deliver agility, competitiveness and an edge. Digital technology isn't the future; it's the present.

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