In this era of globalization and 7X24 software development teams scattered around the world, it’s hard to tell where your software comes from and to what degree quality control has been applied before its release.
What’s in store for the Finance Function of the future? BOARD and PwC recently came together to explore just that, delivering a two-hour breakfast briefing at The Brewery in London entitled “The Future of Frazzled Finance Teams”, attended by over 80 finance professionals.
This article will focus on the stress experienced by CFO’s in keeping up with all the tech changes - and how a one stop software solution can help to eradicate those concerns.
The world of analytics is moving into the Cloud faster than smoke in an updraft and thee list of advantages is irresistible to businesses of all sizes. In this article, I offer major real-world requirements you need to verify in selecting your Cloud-based analytics, planning and reporting solution, and the questions you need to thoroughly explore with potential new vendors.
What are today's organisational challenges and concerns behind self-service reporting ?
In the first quarter of the 21st century, there still exists a huge chasm between how decisions are made in most companies and the proven technologies and methodologies they could be using to achieve far more accurate and dependable results.
Daily life is an endless string of decisions. What to eat? How to spend our time best? With whom?...and they are all based on thousands of comparisons. This process informs all of our business decisions as well. We either consciously or unconsciously base business decisions on comparisons of the options before us. Without comparisons, there really can be no decisions.
Surviving deep waters requires learning how to swim first.
"I fear that too often the sizzle and “wow!” factors of purpose-built innovations get too much attention at the expense of the foundational digital capabilities retailers desperately need to stay competitive amidst the disruptions of the 21st century."
All too often, BI and analytics initiatives are short-sighted in that their goals are defined as providing insights from data feeds, and with that accomplished their implementers think the goal has been reached, when in fact it has not; it’s only the starting point for making a decision.
At the rate at which the volumes of data are increasing, it is questionable whether Excel should be the tool of choice for finance. All is not lost though as cost effective alternatives are available, as this article will demonstrate one such solution.