Innovating for the “New” Finance Organization

Radiocasts | July 15, 2014 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: Change.

Managing the roles and functions of your Finance organization can be challenging, even daunting.

While juggling compliance complexities, managing cash, closing the books and building business plans, you’re also contending with economic, regulatory and competitive forces as well as the demands of your internal customers. Is there a way to make this all go smoothly?

Software vendors today are trying to help Finance run more efficiently and cope with constant change. How’s that working out?

The experts speak.

Rob Kugel, Ventana: “Never ask of money spent, where the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant, to remember or invent, what he did with every cent.” (Robert Frost)

Renee Ford, Accenture: “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” (Bill Gates)

Birgit Starmanns, SAP: “It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.” (Shanna LaFleur)

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