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Achieving Finance Process Excellence Through Smart Automation

The two top objectives for finance in 2019 are reducing operating cost and supporting the enterprise’s digital transformation, according to…

How US Companies Plan to Spend Their 2017 Tax Reform Windfall

The 2017 tax reform was intended to incentivize US companies to repatriate overseas’ cash and use their tax savings to…

Becoming a Smarter IT Function

When the urgency of digital transformation grips an enterprise, IT teams are pulled in multiple directions, cobbling together COEs, taking…

Eight Steps for Priming an IT Innovation Culture

As the above diagram shows, a majority of IT leaders want to move away from their current organization’s hierarchical culture…

Enterprise Analytics: Decentralized, Centralized, Decentralized?

When viewed from 30,000 feet, our research and ongoing conversations with clients reveal a vacillating trend in how companies deliver…

Threat or a Gift? What Automation Really Means for the Customer-to-Cash Process

The customer-to-cash process encompasses the financial and business processes for receiving and processing customer orders. A company that has an…

Overcoming Obstacles to an Innovative IT Culture

The largest group of respondents to The Hackett Group’s Changing IT Culture poll want to adopt a more innovative, bold and entrepreneurial culture.…

How Could Working Capital Benefit From Blockchain?

Most of us have heard of the term blockchain, but what is it and why is it growing? The concept…

How Finance Can Scale Up Initiatives for Robotic Process Automation

Finance organizations expect to increase their adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) by over 12 in the next two to…

Building Agility in EPM: a New Approach to Technology Implementation

Digital technologies are playing a crucial role in improving the performance of the FP&A/controlling organization. We see AI-enabled solutions improve…

Collaborative Enterprise Planning: Reality or Utopia?

On the August 7 broadcast of the Financial Excellence with Game Changers radio show, I joined host Bonnie Graham and…

Finance Fails to Deliver on its Business Partnership Promise

Business partnering is something everyone is talking about right now. The premise is that the more low-value finance tasks are…

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