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Excel’s place in business is so firmly cemented it gets the NPR treatment, but an economics expert says we should place even more trust in its capabilities.

Of all the possible subjects for the producers at National Public Radio to explore, you’d think that spreadsheets would not be very high on the list.

Two years ago, however, NPR’s ‘Planet Money: The Economy Explained’ devoted an entire episode to charting the history of programs like Excel and why they’ve remained such powerful tools for all kinds of business professionals. NPR recently decided to re-air the episode and has also made it available to stream or download on its website. Continue reading You Should Hear What They Said about Microsoft Excel on the Radio

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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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New research indicates that finance leaders feel over-burdened, and companies may not be doing enough to groom a more diverse group of successors. 

Everyone has their breaking point — including the most ambitious senior executives. CFOs may be getting closer to theirs than ever before.

Just look at the results of a survey by Dun & Bradstreet, where more than 200 financial leaders were asked to discuss how they feel about their role, their workload and the pressures they face. It’s not a pretty picture, as an article on Credit Strategy shows:  Continue reading The Only Ways To Solve A Rise In CFO Stress

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This article first appeared in CIO.com

Executives who spend much of their time on the road share their tips for keeping up with work and staying connected to the office.

Today, entrepreneurs and executives are just as likely to be working remotely as they are from a traditional office.  And, as anyone who has traveled for business knows, it’s not always easy to stay connected to colleagues and clients and get work done when you’re on the go. But these suggestions can help you be more productive wherever work takes you. Continue reading In the News | 10 essential productivity tips for road warriors

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