CFO / Finance
10 April, 2017
I believe artificial intelligence (AI) is about to transform the accounting industry. Automation, machine learning and big data are already impacting how accountants serve clients…
9 December, 2016
As the expense of many analytics software packages continues to drop and the ease of use increases, many community banks and credit unions are considering…
Publication: The Financial Brand
2 November, 2015
Today’s business environment requires CFOs to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Given that the topic is cloud computing, a CFO will likely hear a lot of hype, but the most important thing to consider in a cloud solution is, “Which business problems do I want to solve?”
7 May, 2015
As organizations’ data continues to amass, analytics is now a must-have to not only help with forecasting, but to help answer critical business and operational questions, such as challenges a company will face in the upcoming years and which services customers are likely to be interested in.
17 April, 2015
As IMA found in its recently released 2014 Salary Survey, salaries remained stagnant or declined for accounting and finance professionals in traditional areas of responsibility, such as taxation and audit. The finance function is evolving and CFOs are expected to know more about the trends affecting businesses today, including big…
10 April, 2015
The vast proliferation of data and increasing technological complexities continue to transform the way industries operate and compete. Over the last two years, 90 percent of the data in the world has been created as a result of the creation of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data on a daily…
26 March, 2015
Companies have increasingly recognized the importance of business intelligence (BI) and analytics – the ability to transform data generated through business transactions, interactions, social exchanges and sensor-based systems into business insights.
The promise of BI is that it can deliver a holistic, real-time and illustrative view of a company…
Publication: CFO Innovation
16 March, 2015
According to Gartner, IT staff report to the CFO in 42% of organisations. A CFO’s authorisation is also needed in 26% of IT investments. And an HP study found the CFO setting cloud strategy in 17% of organisations.
Hence to implement the cloud in your organisation, you are likely…
Publication: IT Brief
9 March, 2015
Appearances matter. The way that data is presented affects our capacity to understand it and influences how quickly and easily the information and insights it provides can be used to inform our decision-making.
This helps finance professionals maximize benefits:
in their software investments
in their role as users of…
Publication: SmartData Collective
25 February, 2015
Bruce Felt Jr. was the finance chief during the initial public offerings of SuccessFactors Inc. and Qualix Group Inc. [both since acquired]. Last August, he was named CFO of Domo Inc., which offers cloud-based tools to help companies like eBay Inc.EBAY -0.50% and National Geographic keep tabs…
23 February, 2015
Big Data, biometrics and mobile payments are among trends impacting the financial services industry in 2015.
Financial institutions will count on technology more than ever in 2015 to handle the increasing complexities of business with a minimum of staff, to satisfy customers’ need for convenience and to abide by increasingly…
Publication: Enterprise APPS Today
5 February, 2015
Just 10 years ago, finance was a small-data discipline. The small-data approach was partly due to the actual lack of data. To most investors, exchanges offered only four prices per stock per day: Open, High, Low and Close, and all of those were reported the following day (on…