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
4 November, 2016
In its fourth quarter as a public company, Square exceeded expectations and posted results that ultimately led the company to raise its revenue guidance for the year.
That’s extremely important as a marker of the company’s overall health and growth, particularly after a lackluster IPO last fall rose…
25 October, 2016
Paxata today announced it has raised $33.5 million to bolster the machine learning and semantic analysis foundations of its enterprise information platform. Led by Intel Capital, today’s investment is Paxata‘s fourth funding round and brings its total capital raised to $61.5 million.
Paxata’s platform provides…
31 May, 2016
Ask a CIO what he or she thinks of the CFO and you may hear that finance chiefs obsess over the bottom line and don’t understand or care to understand about technology. However, it turns out that CFOs are asking pointed questions about technical architecture because they want to…
9 May, 2016
Of the hundreds of areas big data and analytics will revolutionize marketing and sales, the following is an overview of those that are delivering results today. How prices are defined, managed, propagated through selling networks and optimized is an area seeing rapid gains. Attaining price optimization for a given product…
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…