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FP&A Must Up Its Game in 2021

Nilly Essaides

FP&A leaders should be on the alert: Many of finance’s priorities for the New Year will depend on their ability to do a better job. According to The Hackett Group’s 2021 Key Issues Study, finance has an ambitious agenda for 2021. Six of the Top-10 functional objectives for 2021 require strong level of involvement from […]

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The HR Agenda for 2021

The Hackett Group’s 2021 Key Issues Study reveals new Covid-driven priorities amid resource constraints and challenging business conditions. While adoption of digital technologies continues to grow, HR organizations need to close significant gaps in critical capabilities. Our research found that HR organizations’ most important objectives in 2021 are also ones they are ill-prepared to address, […]

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IT’s 2021 Workforce Transformation

Rick Pastore

As companies try to find their footing in 2021, the IT organizations is expected to undergo accelerated transformation, driven by a record number of staff working permanently from home or alternate locations. Among the challenges facing CIOs is overcoming a shortage of change leadership skills, exacerbated by the virtualization of teams. In addition, they will […]

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Making the case for technology simplification

Rick Pastore

Uncertainty in today’s business environment has raised the urgency for enterprise agility. This has in turn forced IT leaders to finally reckon with technology complexity, which is the nemesis of agility. Companies burdened by high levels of complexity are less able to quickly pivot to new operating or business models, mitigate impacts of economic upheaval […]

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The Six Lasting Impacts of COVID-19 on HR

Tony DiRomualdo

The Covid-19 crisis has tested companies as never before and thrust the HR function into a starring role in crafting and executing their response. Those that have been able to rise to the challenge have done s by harnessing their strongest capabilities while overcoming entrenched weaknesses. Having sped up their digital and cultural transformations by […]

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Digital World Class: A New IT Performance Advantage

Rick Pastore

You would think that with businesses still trying to recover from the health and economic disruption of 2020, they wouldn’t be too worried about closing the performance gaps of the IT functions. Let’s just right the ship and get back to normal ASAP. But in reality, when it comes to facilitating business recovery and inoculating […]

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How the Covid crisis has been good for business

Rick Pastore

How the Covid crisis has been good for business There is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel for businesses, even if no one is certain how long that tunnel might be, and how many more curves, dips and inclines will be encountered along the way. Most companies are not dwelling on the train […]

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Five Biggest Challenges of SAP S/4HANA Conversion

Dr. Ravi Surya Subrahmanyam, PhD

Abstract No matter how cutting-edge your business system may be, every software product has a finite lifecycle, becoming obsolete sooner or later. Whether it’s outdated technology, changing business trends, evolving business needs, or a change in business applications, it will become necessary to upgrade or migrate your existing business software by converting its key functionalities […]

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Optimize or Empower The Workforce?

Tony DiRomualdo

As the challenges of operating a business in the Covid-19 world show few signs of letting up, the C-suite is turning its attention to dealing with the longer-term implications for the workforce. This is exposing values and beliefs of the organization and the nature of executive perceptions and levels of trust in their workers. This issue […]

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