How automation and machine learning are reshaping the finance function, part one

Written By: Steve Dunne, Workday Originally posted December 11, 2019 Here’s how more advanced methods of automation, including machine learning, can help CFOs transform the finance function to be more of a strategic advisor to the business. In a recent McKinsey survey, only 13 percent of CFOs and other senior business executives polled said their finance organizations use automation…

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How to improve your financial reporting process

Written By: Gary Cokins, Adaptive Insights Originally posted November 19, 2018 For FP&A, financial reporting is a tricky balancing act. If you share too many reports, business leaders may give up reading them all together. They are saturated. In a study by the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 32% of C-level…

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How Higher Education Institutions Get Top Grades in Finance

Originally posted by Adaptive Insights The annual meeting of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) last week in Montreal, Canada provided a great opportunity to gain face-time with leading higher education institutions. Representing chief business and financial officers from more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country, the association annually…

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How I learned to love budgeting (and you can too)

Written By: Beth Walkley, Adaptive Insights Originally posted June 27, 2019 Between decreasing government appropriations, fluctuating enrollments, increasing pressure for tuition increases and rising costs of salaries and benefits, many higher education institutions are feeling the pinch. While this is nothing new for Ramapo College of New Jersey, as the chief budget officer I see…

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3 Ways Predictive Analytics Can Up Your Forecast Game

Written by Jim Webb, Oracle Originally posted September 26, 2019 Advanced predictive analytics can be a catalyst for change for small and medium businesses (SMBs) even if they already are using predictive analysis. The technology for predictive capabilities has evolved. It’s much simpler to use, and outcomes are easier to share, apply, and explain. Analysis is no…

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