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If you haven’t started looking at this best practice model for seamless management, there’s no better time than now. 

When you walk around the office — maybe while giving a new employee the grand tour on their first day, for example — everyone looks like they’re part of one cohesive team. It’s only when things seem to go wrong that finance, HR, sales, and marketing start to look like little fiefdoms. Continue reading The No. 1 Reason to Get Serious About Integrated Planning

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It’s not just a matter of choosing the right technology. Financial leaders also need to think about aligning resources with corporate objectives. 

Which comes first: the budgeting software or the budget plan?

This may seem like a fairly obvious chicken-and-egg question, but some of the brightest minds in finance technology will tell you it needs to be answered in a highly sophisticated way. Continue reading Why CFOs Need To Bring Planning, Strategy and Budgeting Together

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A survey says workers would be a lot more productive if the systems they use were more interactive. The solution may already be within reach.

Stop what you’re doing. Close your most recent files and sign out of your usual applications. It’s time to do some group problem-solving, and that means it’s time for all of us to boot up our team collaboration system instead. Continue reading The Immersive Collaboration Tool Everybody’s Already Using

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A report from Amex and Institutional Investor shows a remarkable upswing in how finance departments plan to spend.

Before anyone gets any big ideas, financial leaders might want to put the 2017 Global Business and Spending Outlook in context.

Based on a survey of CFOs and produced by American Express and Institutional Investor, the report suggests, at first glance, that the floodgates are open regarding spending trends. In the U.K., for instance, a whopping 99% said they planned to spend more in the year ahead. Here’s a sample of where some of that money will go: Continue reading As CFOs Loosen the Purse Strings, Here’s Where The Money Will Go

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