Best-in-Class Budgeting and Financial Management Practices

The market volatility and growing business problems complexity have dramatically changed the roles and expectations of key decision makers to the finance department. There has been significant time and energy allotted to ensuring that budgeting and financial management techniques used … Read More

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5 Tips to Improve Corporate Financial Control

Many businesses, startups or established, fail for a variety of reasons. In fact, less than half of these startups survive beyond five years. Unsurprisingly, the primary cause of this is poor financial control. It is clear and evident that a … Read More

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TOP 5 Critical KPIs to Measure Financial Performance

There are thousands of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to choose from and perhaps the challenge of many companies and managers today is that many collect a huge number of KPIs that are easy to measure manually or by using a … Read More

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The 4 Most Common Causes of Cash flow Troubles

The statement of cash flow is pretty much the culmination point for financial accounting. Its preparation can be very simple for some companies and highly complex for others but this preparation is important in order for the company to perform … Read More

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The downplayed Importance of Accounts Payable Automation

Accounts Payable automation costs organizations a considerable amount of time and effort compiling and creating manual paper-based invoice as well as manual document processing. The problem today is that wasting so much time doing unnecessary manual work reduces finance personnel´s … Read More

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2017 is the Year for CFOs to Plan Smarter, Not Harder

Financial planning and analysis teams today put in longer hours during planning period – not by choice though. This mostly springs from the fact that they have to deal with huge number of spreadsheets that is marred with formula errors, … Read More

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What Samsung Can Teach Companies on Financial Control

Samsung has been under huge pressure lately from investors to boost shareholder value after they decided to stop the production of their flagship smartphone Note 7 in October 2016. This decision was brought about by unresolved battery problems. Samsung has … Read More

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Top 3 Operational KPIs for the Finance Department

Top 3 Operational KPIs for the Finance Department   Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a set of quantifiable measures that a company uses to measure their performance over time. In the finance department, senior managers and executives always look at … Read More

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Top 5 Financial Metrics that Can Create A Competitive Advantage

Regardless of the size of a company, it is empirical that every organization knows and fully understands their current standing, their goals and aspirations, and how to attain these set goals. Financial metrics have traditionally been an indicator of a … Read More

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How Technology can improve the strategic role of financial management

Hakan Ebersjo, VP Sales of DSPanel shares his thoughts about dynamics of modern technologies with new solutions in financial management. How technology is changing the role of the CFO? H. Ebersjo: It is certain that finance department receives a lot … Read More

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6 Questions to ask to achieve an error-free closing of the books in less than 5 days

Faster and error-free closing of the books is one of the most important tasks for finance departments. This is because the analysis generated from this activity spans across several parts of the organization. It is and must be operational in … Read More

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