Reports & Whitepapers
Financial Leadership: The CFO Playbook for Strategic Decision-Making
The role of the CFO has evolved beyond the finance function, and from mere gatekeeping to becoming a strategic business partner. Leaders across companies agree. According
to Brainyard’s Fall 2020 CFO Insights survey, “38% of non-CFO leaders say the CFO has broad responsibility in the company versus 10% saying the focus is solely finance.”
Building the Business Case for Cloud-based Planning and Reporting
Has your organisation outgrown its spreadsheet-based system for budgeting and planning? Are you ready to upgrade to a cloud-based FP&A platform that can help you spend more time on value-added analysis and less time on data collection and fixing Excel errors? Historically, most organisations have deployed packaged FP&A applications for budgeting, planning and financial reporting on-premises.
5 Signs You Are Abusing Excel For Planning
Finance is familiar with spreadsheets and uses them for a variety of financial planning and analysis processes. Though they are an excellent individual productivity tool, spreadsheets were not built for corporate-wide planning processes.
How RPA transforms the Finance and Accounting department
Highly manual, error-prone, paper-based processes can lead
to bad supplier and customer experiences, and decisions
based on instinct and cumbersome reporting processes
can result in degraded performance. If an organization is to
truly make the most of digital technologies in its accounting
function, improving these experiences and enabling agile
decisions are essential.
Learn how to build an insurance automation pipeline
The Everest Group identifies core business processes in P&C insurance value chain which are prime for automation across risk analysis, underwriting, policy servicing and claims processing. It applies a proprietary methodology called the Enterprise Value Chain Approach to define a pipeline of potential processes for automation in insurance. Download your free Everest P&C insurance report to learn more
10 Key Requirements for Next-Level Financial Consolidation
This exclusive whitepaper from BPM Partners recommends a set of 10 key criteria for selecting a consolidation solution and provides real life examples of companies that have taken consolidation to the next level
The Resurgent Finance Leader
As with so many aspects of business, the role of the finance function is changing as digital transformation permeates the entire organization. Companies as a whole want to move faster, make more accurate decisions and see quicker returns in order to compete with agile competitors for ever more discerning customers.
2021 Consumer Retail Trends Report
Consumers want to ensure that as the year progresses, they are protecting themselves, their families, their health, and their finances, while maintaining connection and equality. Let’s dive into the state of these retail trends and see where they are taking us.
Cloud drives digital transformation in financial services
Financial institutions have embraced digital innovation at a record pace to adopt new ways of working, serve the financial needs of customers, and keep the markets performing.
Cloud drives digital transformation in manufacturing
2020 has been a year that we will not soon forget. Filled with unimaginable change caused by the pandemic. Manufacturers putting technology in place to enable remote workers, build more agile factories, create more resilient supply chains and deliver new innovation.
12 Best Practices in FP&A
Most CFOs are not happy with their Financial Planning and Analysis process, believing it delivers too little value and eats up too many resources. As a result, they often ask “What are Best Practices in Financial Planning & Analysis?”
Making the transition to Dynamics 365
Microsoft gold partner Decision Inc. discusses the benefits of upgrading from a Microsoft AX 2012 implementation to the more Agile Dynamics 365 platform. Dynamics 365 entails more than just a ‘maintenance shift’ and instead embraces technologies such as cloud computing in more innovative ways than previously thought possible when it comes to ERP.
The Human Impact of Data Literacy
The Human Impact of Data Literacy Report aims to educate leaders across organizations about the importance of building a data-driven culture, highlighting that investment in training and upskilling is vital and can significantly increase overall productivity.
The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Power BI
REPORT The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Power BIMicrosoft provides business intelligence solutions that help its customers democratize data analytics and get better insights faster. Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™...
Intelligent Enterprise for Industrial Manufacturers
WHITEPAPER Intelligent Enterprise for Industrial ManufacturersThe world is facing huge social, economic, and environmental challenges. To create a sustainable future, every individual and company has a role to play, and industrial manufacturers in particular have a...
Manufacturing in the Intelligent Enterprise
WHITEPAPER Manufacturing in the Intelligent EnterpriseManufacturing in the intelligent enterprise is the digital transformation of your challenges into opportunities. Today’s connected, informed, and always-on marketplace is full of customers that demand high-quality,...
The Intelligent Enterprise for the Healthcare Industry
WHITEPAPER The Intelligent Enterprise for the Healthcare IndustryThe healthcare industry faces tremendous change in every aspect of advancing business and the provisioning of health care. Today, the patient journey begins with prevention programs offered prior to...
The Intelligent Enterprise in the Experience Economy for the Mining Industry
Making mining more agile and transparent from the pit to the customer. Mining companies must embrace dramatic business transformation driven by the adaption of technical, cultural, and organisational change.
The Intelligent Enterprise for the Retail Industry
We believe that successful retailers in 2025 will be those that understand every aspect of the customer experience and can leverage emerging technologies to transform their customer engagement.
Enabling DataOps for Analytics
Modern enterprises need to quickly deliver the right data to a growing data consumer audience to drive strategic initiatives, often encompassing data science and machine learning, and thereby create competitive advantage. But many of these projects are failing because yesterday’s processes and systems can no longer meet today’s analytics requirements.
Automating Key Processes and Workflows Across the Manufacturing Value Chain
Manufacturers are always striving to reduce waste in production. This includes waste of materials, waste of employees’ time, and waste of system resources. With intelligent Robotic Process Automation (RPA), manufacturers can eliminate inefficiencies and waste from business processes.
Preparing for Innovation: Best Practices in Healthcare
The way healthcare organisations innovate today will define their success in a future of value-based care. But it can be hard to know how to kick-start innovation.
The Intelligent Enterprise Whitepaper for the Consumer Products Industry
Learn about the intelligent technologies that can help consumer products companies achieve their industry vision. Find out how these companies can enable new business models, deliver personalised outcomes, OPTIMISE EXPERIENCES WITH INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES
Learn about the intelligent technologies that can help consumer products companies achieve their industry vision. Find out how these companies can enable new business models, deliver personalised outcomes, and compete as an ecosystem by becoming intelligent enterprises.
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How to Drive Data Literacy with the Enterprise
According to MIT, data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data. It’s a skill which empowers all levels of workers to ask the right questions of data and machines, build knowledge, make decisions and communicate meaning with others. Yet new research shows that those leading the business are struggling to master it, and there’s a widespread deficiency in data confidence.
Collaborative Enterprise Planning Enabling Profitable Business Decisions with SAP® Analytics Cloud and SAP Integrated Business Planning
This document articulates SAP’s vision of and solution for collaborative enterprise planning for manufacturing and distribution organizations, including strategic, financial, and operational planning processes. This is enabled by using SAP® Analytics Cloud and SAP Integrated Business Planning Solutions.
Opportunities in Data Science
Modern organisations often struggle to not only collect data, but to understand, transform, and derive insights from those assets. Not having these crucial skills as part of your IT arsenal will not only put you on the back-foot compared to your competitors, but could also make the difference between your company staying relevant in the market and being overlooked as a key player.
The Planning Survey 19, The world’s largest survey of planning software users
The Planning Survey 19 is based on findings from the world‘s largest and most comprehensive survey of planning software users, conducted from November 2018 to February 2019.
Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions
In this report, you’ll get expert guidance in evaluating vendors of financial planning and analysis solutions that will support the office of finance’s efforts to manage financial planning, budgeting, modeling and performance reporting.
The Finance Role in Best-Run Midsize Companies: Improving Decision Making Using Intelligent Technologies
According to a recent IDC survey of nearly 2,000 midsize companies around the world, finance teams in the best-run businesses are leading the way in using intelligent technologies and focusing on the importance of data.
The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms (Vendor-Managed), Q3 2019
In this report, you’ll get expert guidance in evaluating vendor-managed BI platforms and a detailed analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each vendor. Learn how Microsoft stacks up and explore the differentiated features in the current enterprise BI market:
2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms
For 12 consecutive years, Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Leader in analytics and business intelligence. In this report, you’ll learn about Gartner’s assessment of the features and capabilities that differentiate the various products in this market.
The Total Economic Impact™ Of Automation Anywhere Enterprise RPA Platform
In this study, The Total Economic Impact™ Of Automation Anywhere Enterprise RPA Platform: Cost Savings And Business Benefits Enabled By Automation Anywhere Enterprise RPA, Forrester Consulting provides a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Automation Anywhere’s leading RPA platform on your organization.
Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Platform
Ovum’s recent Decision Matrix (ODM) report for RPA Platforms presents the results of a comprehensive evaluation of the leading RPA products on the market. Enterprise IT and business leaders can rely on Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Platform, 2018–19, to
Insight at Your Point-Of-Decision: Embedded BI Takes Center Stage
Many people simply lack the skill set or desire to familiarize themselves with a separate stand-alone application for business intelligence (BI) or analytics, leaving a yearning for stronger capabilities built within their everyday software