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By: Fiserv     Published Date: Jan 16, 2018
For the past decade, financial institutions have created sophisticated digital platforms for consumers to access, save, share and interact with their financial accounts. As sophisticated as these digital platforms have become, cyber criminals continue to pose an ever-present risk for everyone – from individual consumers to large corporations In his recent article, 2018 Outlook: Customer Experience and Security Strike a Balance, Andrew Davies, vice president of global market strategy for Fiserv’s Financial Crime Risk Management division, explains how and why security will become a key differentiator for financial institutions as they respond to a changing landscape, which includes: •Global payment initiatives •Open Banking standards •Artificial intelligence and machine learning •Consumer demand for real-time fraud prevention and detection
Tags : 2018 trends, aml trends, money laundering trends
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By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Sep 13, 2017
The Forrester Consulting report provides a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact and benefits of investing in a prevention based cybersecurity strategy with Cylance.
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By: Quick Base     Published Date: Sep 15, 2017
Financial professionals spend a lot of time bogged down by inefficient processes and dispersed data, rather than focusing on strategy. Find out how 6 people took the lead and transformed their day-to-day financial processes in manual accounting, FP&A, and procurement. With minimal investment, they redesigned their workflows to create exponential benefits for not only their companies, but themselves: • No More Chasing People for Data • Easily Met Deadlines • Removed Need for Clunky Spreadsheets Download this eBook to learn more and see how you can write your own success story.
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By: Zycus     Published Date: Nov 30, 2009
If the go-go 1990s, with its fast money and flush credit seeking rapid and steep returns, created the demand for "renaissance" Chief Financial Officers ("CFO"), who could manage (and market) both the strategic and financial operations of the enterprise, the more sobering decade that followed led directly to the creation and subsequent rise of the Chief Procurement Officer ("CPO"), who could reduce costs, build internal relationships, and develop strategic suppliers efficiently and effectively.
Tags : zycus, cfo, chief financial officer, procurement, chief procurement officer, sourcing companies, sourcing services, sourcing, reverse auction, e sourcing, eprocurement, strategic planning, procurement and outsourcing, [sourcing companies], [sourcing services], procurement strategy, procurement services, reverse auctioning, procurement management, electronic procurement
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By: UNIT4 CODA     Published Date: Jul 13, 2011
This white paper features insight from about the issues facing companies that need an adaptable financial system but not necessarily a full-blown enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
Tags : unit4 coda, coda financials, erp, enterprise resource planning, financial software, best-of-class systems strategy
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By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Mar 28, 2019
Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit. By attending this presentation colocation providers will: • Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers • Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning • Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away • Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
Tags : investors, schneider electric, - colocation provider, attracting investors, colo data center
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By: Schneider Electric     Published Date: Jun 07, 2019
Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit. By attending this presentation colocation providers will: Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
Tags : investors, schneider electric, - colocation provider, attracting investors, colo data center
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By: Eaton     Published Date: Jan 26, 2016
When designing a power protection scheme for their data center, IT and facilities managers must ask themselves whether a distributed or centralized backup strategy makes more sense. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Companies must weigh each architecture’s advantages and disadvantages against their financial constraints, availability needs and management capabilities before deciding which one to employ. This white paper will simplify the decision-making process and lessen the potential weaknesses of whichever strategy you ultimately select.
Tags : eaton, distributed backup strategy, centralized backup strategy, facility managers, data center solutions, it management, enterprise applications
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By: BMC ASEAN     Published Date: Dec 18, 2018
Today’s IT environments are so dynamic and complex that traditional manual administration makes it virtually impossible to keep pace with changing business opportunities and challenges, such as scaling to support new applications and users. Manual administration is not just unsustainable—it’s dangerous. Delays in responding to security threats and compliance issues can have devastating effects: • Security breaches • Failed audits • Financial losses • Loss of customers and reputation • Other serious business consequences To sustain a high level of security and compliance, IT teams must implement a comprehensive, aggressive automation strategy that establishes and tracks key performance indicators. Automation helps to optimize resources, increase efficiencies, lower costs and improve quality of service. This white paper describes principles and best practices for implementing automation as a strategic asset in the ongoing effort to achieve security and compliance excellence in a dynamic
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By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
While being the backbone of many organization’s Offices of Finance and Accounting, it is now commonly acknowledged that this overreliance on Excel spreadsheets coupled with the lack of visibility associated with its use represents a very real risk. With automation available to improve both process efficiency and effectiveness, the challenge many companies face isn’t why they should transform their process but how. The key to overcoming this challenge is creating a strong business case for investment. One that not only sets out the objectives of the project but is also underpinned by a robust financial analysis, in the form of qualitative and quantitative ROI, and a thorough understanding of risk.
Tags : account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
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By: Trintech EMEA ABM Pilot     Published Date: Nov 03, 2017
One of the most common things we hear when we speak to companies about improving their financial close process through automation is “But I already have an ERP system.” It’s true that an ERP goes a long way towards helping manage some of the financial close process. However, there is still a great deal of work that is taken outside of the ERP each period end and managed manually.
Tags : account reconciliation, accounting automation, finance shared services, finance transformation program, finance transformation strategy, financial close, financial close process, reconciliation software, adjusting journal entries, recuing journal entries
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By: Harvard Business School Executive Education     Published Date: Mar 09, 2015
For decades, large companies have been wary of corporate venturing. So why are more and more smart companies going VC to find their next breakthroughs? With corporate R&D units under pressure to focus on a narrow range of projects, companies often lack a good way to sniff out competitive threats beyond their main areas of expertise. A corporate venture capital fund for investing in outside startups can help a company see, understand, and respond rapidly to changes in the business landscape. But the parent company’s processes tend to bog down these funds.
Tags : private equity, venture capital, investment expertise, growth equity, buyouts, negotiation, organizational structure, portfolio management, asset management, financial strategy, investment opportunities, competitive advantage
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By: Envoy Global     Published Date: Oct 25, 2017
You’ll learn: Your work visa and green card sponsorship options How to develop payment and reimbursement guidelines Immigration perk package contents Sponsoring foreign nationals for work-based visas is a rewarding, yet large investment. As an HR professional, you’ll want to protect the time and financial resources spent recruiting foreign talent by ensuring they stay with your company for the long haul. Organizing a well-outlined, long-term immigration strategy allows you to manage each employee’s immigration process efficiently while avoiding potential dilemmas down the road. Join us as we help you understand the benefits of having an immigration policy for your organization and why it matters.
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By: TriNet     Published Date: Jul 28, 2015
Learn 7 ways to help build a strong company culture within the workplace to help your company thrive.
Tags : company culture, hr management, financial growth, business objectives, business strategy. talent development, culture management
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By: Thomson Reuters     Published Date: Jul 30, 2012
Thomson Reuters QA Studio, powered by Palantir, provides easy and rapid financial time series analysis, multi-asset class portfolio simulation, factor testing, and other portfolio analytics.
Tags : starmine, equity, trading, strategy, financial, tool, long, portfolio, s&p, strategy, volatility, backtesting, rebalancing
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By: Polycom     Published Date: Sep 24, 2014
There are many ways to take advantage of the rich set of collaboration tools provided with Microsoft Lync. IT leaders should consider a cap-and-grow strategy where investment dollars in legacy systems are capped and the financial and IT resources are reallocated to grow Lync. Once the company has a cap-and-grow Lync strategy, IT leaders should consider retirement of legacy infrastructure and how Lync can be leveraged as a replacement technology. Forward-looking IT leaders will consider Lync a strategic UC platform upon which to build a companywide collaboration strategy, rather than just a replacement for a legacy phone system. Get this report to read best practices for a Lync deployment.
Tags : grow, strategy, cap, best practices, lync, deployment, advantage, rich, collaboration, tools, investment, dollars, legacy, system, financial, resources, strategic, infrastructure, platform, software development
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By: SAS     Published Date: Oct 18, 2017
With enhanced regulatory pressure, banks must continuously evaluate their risks. To meet these demands, the AML industry has turned to analytical/statistical methodologies to reduce false-positive alerts, increase monitoring coverage and reduce the rapidly escalating financial cost of maintaining their AML programs. An effective AML transaction monitoring strategy includes segmenting the customer base by analyzing customer activity and risk characteristics in order to monitor them more effectively. This paper explains how to blend both quantitative and qualitative methods to tune scenarios to identify the activity that poses the most risk to the bank.
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By: SAP     Published Date: Apr 07, 2011
In companies of all sizes, the chief financial officer (CFO) is the crucial link between strategy and execution. The CFO acts as a trusted advisor to the chief executive officer (CEO) in mapping out your company's strategic vision, and plays a key role in making sure that vision is realized in all business activities in a profitable way.
Tags : financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, sap, business intelligence
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By: VMware AirWatch     Published Date: Sep 21, 2016
Digital transformation (DX) is the driving force behind new worldwide initiatives in financial services. However, a recent IDC survey discovered that fewer than 5% of institutions have started or completed a digital transformation strategy. Historically, financial institutions focused on the use of mobility to directly drive improved customer experiences to their customers' devices. However, as consumer sophistication with mobility increases — particularly among younger generations —so too does the need to enable mobility for the enterprise worker. This Market Spotlight explores these issues in the larger DX context.
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By: Mitto     Published Date: Jun 06, 2017
APQC reports that 30% of CFOs that are unhappy with their current planning solution.1 Most FP&A professionals want a planning and forecast process that is fast and repeatable. They want the financial data to be accurate and transparent to the deepest levels. They need planning tools that provide structure to streamline the process and flexibility to accommodate changes in the business. And they require analysis and reporting that bring visibility to the state of the business and lead to actionable insights. This paper details five best practices that Finance teams can follow to improve their planning and forecasting and influence the strategy of an organization.
Tags : veritas, backup, recovery, netbackup
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By: Digital Realty     Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
When measuring competitive differentiation in milliseconds, connectivity is a key component for any financial services company’s data center strategy. In planning the move of its primary data center, a large international futures and commodities trading company needed to find a provider that could deliver the high capacity connectivity it required.
Tags : financial services, trade processing, data center, connectivity, data center, it management, data management
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By: UNIT4 CODA     Published Date: Aug 22, 2011
Financial executives need to have a no-compromise approach to financial modeling and application choice, irrespective of where these applications are deployed.
Tags : unit4 coda, best-of-class strategy, cloud computing, saas, aberdeen group, financial executives, financial modeling, applications choice, business applications, cfo, financial management, solution deployment methods
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By: MarkLogic     Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
Integrate your data silos to finally navigate the data maze. This comprehensive white paper addresses a key element in any GRC program: regulatory compliance. Download this paper to learn about the costs, current practices, and associated risks. We’ll also recommend a technologically-enabled approach and highlight its main business benefits for financial services, insurance, and energy companies. Overview Executive Summary Compliance Requirements A Recommended Approach Business Benefits Regulatory Compliance Solution Architecture Related Materials
Tags : banking, financial services, data management, silos, data strategy, transparency, data governance, regulation, data architecture, compliance, reporting, energy, insurance
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By: Prophix     Published Date: May 31, 2016
To have the greatest impact within your company, you need to contribute to strategy rather than focusing on tactical issues. But, to accomplish this means that you have to tap into your company's financial performance and unearth insights that will help senior leaders make better decisions. This “From Tactics to Strategy” webinar focuses on helping you play a more critical role in your organization’s success. The fast-paced session reveals how you can capture and leverage the data gathered from across your financial systems to help senior management make better and faster strategic decisions.
Tags : best practices, financial performance, productivity, system management
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By: MarkLogic     Published Date: Jun 19, 2017
There is opportunity in the ongoing turbulence throughout the financial industry; however, regulatory and compliance challenges absorb resources and distract focus away from growth. Download white paper to learn about a smart approach to data and innovative tools that build resilience into a business looking to not just weather the storm, but seize the advantage. Overview: - Executive Summary - Challenges of Financial Markets Today - The Need for a 360-View of Data - How to Deliver: Increased Transparency Adapt to Evolving Regulations Improve Compliance and Lower Cost - Solution Architecture for Regulatory Reporting - Case Study: Adapting to Regulatory Complexity "Disparate systems led to frequent cycles spent correcting errors within the data”.
Tags : banking, financial services, data management, silos, data strategy, transparency, data governance, regulation, data architecture, compliance, reporting
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