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October 13, 2015

[Webinar] Bringing Finance Processes in the Cloud

In the ever-evolving business sphere, the members of a finance department often feel as though they spend all of their time collecting and normalizing numbers to meet deadlines for budgeting, planning and forecasting. Thus many of these individuals feel overwhelmed and don't know where to start in terms of making finance processes more scalable, especially if the business is growing.

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August 17, 2015

Top 4 Reasons Why CFOs are Turning to Oracle PBCS

Modernizing finance to keep up with enterprise growth is an initiative that, if done correctly, benefits those both within and outside the department. In addition to delivering a modern experience to its users, the employees within finance have been excited to see their day-to-day tasks become less all-consuming. In turn this allows them to allocate significantly more time toward the innovations that will align finance with an organization's business growth strategies.

In order to accomplish the task of modernizing finance, an enterprise's people, processes and technology must be in line. And the technology that best enables process customization and communication among employees is the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service.

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August 13, 2015

Using the Cloud to Aid Cost Reduction Strategies

Reducing costs within the enterprise is something that everyone wants but few know how to actually achieve. Often employees are just left with financial figures, which don't provide the necessary insight into the key factors driving a cost structure, nor do they indicate where costs could be trimmed. This is where a cloud-solution with built in metrics and a centralized data resource can help.

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August 11, 2015

Enterprise-Wide Access to Financial Performance Metrics

financial-performance-metricsA global study released by IBM in 2014 surveyed 576 chief financial officers and determined: "Their most critical task is measuring and monitoring their company’s performance. But providing strategic input comes a close second, and developing people with the right skills remains a top-of-mind issue." The truth is that all three of these issues can be tied to the proper use and transparency of financial performance metrics.

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August 7, 2015

Communicating Strategy by Modernizing Finance

The concept is simple: By driving the integration of information across the enterprise, you are also encouraging and enabling better communication within the enterprise. In practice, this isn't a switch you can flip without a bit of preparation. In the end, however, if you take the steps to integrate information among departments, you will also align people, processes and technology to fuel confident growth. There is no better place to begin than by modernizing finance, as it serves as a hub for knowing the business's resources and future capabilities.

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July 27, 2015

How Centralized Financial Data Management Impacts Business

It's no stretch to describe forecasting as an activity that is rife with complexities and challenges. And while its predictive analytics can never be 100 percent infallible, forecasting is still a necessary step in informing investors, planning resources and projecting revenue. For Aegis Sciences Corporation, forecasting based on incoming information from 50 departments using spreadsheets had become a huge strain on the staff's time. In continuation of our presenting real businesses leveraging Oracle's finance platforms, this post will demonstrate how the issue was addressed and solved.

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July 21, 2015

Finance Transformation in the Age of the Enterprise

Mobile technology and the advent of cloud technology has changed the face of business. While IT has often been the first to capitalize on this change, other departments are following suit. The enterprise is becoming a single well-oiled machine, no longer siloed due to disparate processes and software platforms. In order to keep up with the evolving business world, a modernizing finance department has to update its people and processes to embrace the many offerings of cloud technology.

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July 17, 2015

How the Cloud Can Reduce the Planning Cycle from Months to Weeks

The need to shorten the planning and reporting cycle among finance departments is a constant struggle for many organizations. United Community Bank Inc. was no stranger to this issue. In continuation of our presenting real businesses leveraging Oracle's finance platforms, this post will delve into how its staff solved it.

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July 15, 2015

Disproving the Risks of Cloud Computing

If you've come to the conclusion that your business isn't functioning as effectively as possible, but you have some hesitancies regarding moving to the cloud, you're not alone. When cloud technology was initially introduced, a slew of publications were quick to point out what they considered to be potential risks. Now that the technology has been out on the market for some time, the truth of the cloud has emerged, and it contains little of the initial concerns.

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July 9, 2015

Capturing Data with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service

We've already lauded the applications and structure of the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, which enables businesses of all sizes to move planning across the enterprise and empowers all departments to work within the cloud. And while we could go on and on, we know that sometimes it's best to hear from an organization like you that has already implemented the platform and is using it to its advantage. This month, we'll be sharing the stories of four business who have used the cloud to help them grow confidently.

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