Category: Analytics

Small fish in big pond – how business partnering drives value ins SMEs

A colleague once asked me “What is a ‘finance business partner’? It’s a new term to me.” Interesting question. Finance business partnering is a trusted mutual relationship between the business stakeholders and the finance organisation. This relationship is fostered through providing credible analytics and finance insights for business decisions. An effective finance business partner is one who will walk the path with the business from start to finish. 

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How to banish last-minute chaos and breeze through financial month-end

Month-end close. 

If you work in finance, hearing that phrase is enough to make you hyperventilate. 

Reconciling expenses. Balancing the books. Reporting. Analysis. The list goes on… 

The process is an onslaught of tight deadlines, complicated by time-sucking, manual tasks. 

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How these companies found lost profits through more intelligent planning and execution

There is no reason why businesses can’t use their financial data in a more grounded, valuable way. The technology is there to make better financial reporting, planning and execution possible. Corporations have the potential to find millions in hidden profits by using their data to identify areas in which they can be more efficient and then taking prescriptive action.

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