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July 21, 2016

On the Curve of Innovation — Part 3: Enabling Collaboration & Self-Service with Workflow

Use flexible workflow as a driver for collaboration & self-service

Making your organization run efficiently requires that you are able to take a clear and honest look at your workflows as they were designed. With the right enterprise technology, you not only can do this, but can also easily collaborate and communicate the business process you intended for those workflows, while enabling self-service capabilities to meet the demands of a wide variety of users. Continue Reading

July 19, 2016

The CFO’s Bread and Butter: Compliance & Risk (Series 3 of 5)

Thanks for joining our series of posts comparing how factors such as timing and cost are seen differently by finance, procurement and legal.

Compliance and risk are no different. While procurement may see compliance and risk management as being a few rungs up their strategic maturity ladder, for finance — and legal, I might add — they are the bedrock of our existence in the organization. If a CFO isn’t focused on ensuring compliance and risk management, he or she isn’t going to be in that job for very long.

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July 11, 2016

On the Curve of Innovation — Part 2: Establishing a Holy Triad of Data Management

Developing a better platform ecosystem for managing complex needs is a top priority for procurement, finance and legal today. Different needs come from different users, which includes anything from supplier onboarding to contract management to purchasing to invoicing and payment. All these processes can involve several groups of users that have a common need — the need to be able to interrelate information and their respective processes for managing the wider source-to-pay continuum. 

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July 7, 2016

A CFO’s View of Timing (Series 2 of 5)

Timing is everything, as they say, so let’s talk about the importance of timing in finance.

It probably goes without saying that accuracy is the bedrock of sound financial decisions. At the same time, often the pace of business requires finance to make decisions before influencing circumstances become certainties. As a CFO, my confidence in each decision is tied to how far into the future I have to project data in order to make a judgement call.
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