Analytics
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Finance Analytics Require Training to Improve

Robert Kugel - June 10, 2014

Analytics has long been a core discipline of Finance, applied to analysis of balance sheets, income statements and cash-flow statements. However, as I’ve noted, most finance departments have…

Uncategorized
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Requirements for Becoming a Strategic Chief Risk Officer

Robert Kugel - June 6, 2014

The proliferation of chief “something” officer (CxO) titles over the past decades recognizes that there’s value in having a single individual focused on a specific critical problem.…

Big Data
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The Virtues of Automating Reconciliation

Robert Kugel - March 31, 2014

Reconciling accounts at the end of a period is one of those mundane finance department tasks that are ripe for automation. Reconciliation is the process of comparing…

Cloud Computing
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ERP’s Future Is Hybrid Cloud

Robert Kugel - March 25, 2014

Information technologists are fond of predictions in which the next big thing quickly and entirely renders the existing thing so completely obsolete that only troglodytes would cling…

Uncategorized
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Microsoft Shows Off More than ERP with Dynamics

Robert Kugel - March 13, 2014

Convergence is the Microsoft Dynamics business software user group’s meeting. Dynamics’ core applications are mainly in the accounting and ERP category, descendants of products Microsoft acquired: Great Plains (now…

Uncategorized
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The Challenge of Making ERP Systems More Configurable

Robert Kugel - February 2, 2014

In the wake of the past year’s usual crop of failed ERP implementations, I’ve read a couple of blogs that bemoan the fact that ERP systems are…

Opportunity for the Office of Finance in 2014
Data Management
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Data Management
257 views

Opportunity for the Office of Finance in 2014

Robert Kugel - January 15, 2014

Senior finance executives and finance organizations that want to improve their performance must recognize that technology is a key tool for doing high-quality work. To test this…

Finance Can Get a Big Advantage from Big Data
Analytics
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Analytics
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Finance Can Get a Big Advantage from Big Data

Robert Kugel - November 18, 2013

All the hubbub around big data and analytics has many senior finance executives wondering what the big deal is and what they should do about it. It…

Analytics
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The Cloud Can Help You Get Smarter, If You Let It

Robert Kugel - November 11, 2013

One of the potential benefits of cloud computing to access business applications and data is its potential to improve the situational awareness of executives and managers. By…

Analytics
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PROS Will Acquire Cameleon to Enhance Sales Effectiveness

Robert Kugel - November 7, 2013

PROS Holdings, a provider of price and revenue optimization software, has an agreement in principle to acquire Cameleon Software, which offers configure, price and quote (CPQ) applications. The…