CFOs look to leverage finance and technology best practices to drive innovation and sustainable growth. At C-Central for CFOs you’ll benefit from others’ experience through interviews, case studies, white papers, analyst reports, and more that deliver the insights you need to execute and maximize the value of your technology investments.
We're living in an era of monumental change, characterized by the rapid evolution of existing technologies as well as the onset of completely new technologies that have the capacity to take many organizations by surprise. These so-called "disruptive" technologies can radically transform the competitive landscape. They can raise some businesses that take advantage of them to new heights, while leaving in their wake businesses that fail to boldly grasp the opportunity in time.
Few companies are able to sustain growth from one decade to another. Long-term research carried out over 40 years shows that even in a relatively stable economy, around 80 percent of companies are either stagnating or declining. The ability to sustain growth in a volatile economy and gain market share over competitors requires a healthy attitude to risk, near- instantaneous access to quality management information, and finely honed processes and technology that enable management to identify and exploit scarce opportunities.
In a highly competitive global environment, winning and retaining new business can be very costly. In the face of downward pressure on prices—not to mention rising and volatile input costs—many organizations have cut costs to the bone. Process excellence and continuing cost reduction are needed to meet the demands of this new era in competitiveness.
Enterprise risk is a formidable challenge for most organizations—a challenge compounded by a changeable economy and new ways of conducting business, which, if left unchecked, can leave an organization vulnerable to unquantifiable risk, fraud, and error. However, it is possible to stack the odds in favor of the enterprise by adopting best practice methodologies, tools, and techniques and leveraging an appropriate blend of organizational structure, process, and technology. Organizations at the forefront of managing risk have adopted a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) framework.
Enterprises seeking to grow their businesses in emerging markets need a technology platform that can help them scale efficiently and cost effectively so that they can extend their customer reach and deliver innovative new products and services.
Despite more than a decade of effort, the goal of a uniform and harmonized approach to financial reporting on a global scale seems as elusive as ever. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) have made inroads across much of the developed and developing world. But still the promise of convergence of accounting standards with the US, the world's largest economy, remains unfulfilled. So businesses around the world are left to contend with multiple reporting standards and sector-specific regimes such as Solvency 11.
See what you missed at the most recent Oracle CFO Summit. Access videos, briefs, and presentations by leading executives, who discuss the changing role of the CFO. Access the Resources »
Experts from Oracle, Yelp, and Protiviti discuss a roadmap to a successful IPO or M&A, including key strategic considerations from processes to people to technology. Watch the Webcast »
This webcast will give you insights to build the right global infrastructure and world-class processes, while ensuring your competitiveness in the Fourth Era of Innovation. View the Webcast »
This exclusive webcast is the fastest way to earn a black belt in M&A from two experts: Oracle's Doug Kehring and Deloitte Consulting's Asish Ramchandran. Watch the Webcast »
As technology and finance best practices change, CFOs must reconsider the traditional finance benchmarks associated with value creation. Read the Article »
CFOs are increasingly turning to ERP cloud services as a way to meet the challenge to adapt their business model in response to change. Read the Article »
Oracle Vice President Karen dela Torre discusses the importance of revising or updating finance hiring best practices to close the gap created by emerging technologies. Read the Article »
Smart CFOs are learning to leverage new technology to drive the modern finance function and business growth. Read the Article »
In an interview with Oracle SVP and Treasurer Eric Ball, Ian Winham discusses modern finance and how his role as CFO and CIO enables him to uniquely manage Ricoh Europe's business. Watch the Video (10:06) »
Inoapps, a small, fast-growing company, and Ricoh Europe, an innovative enterprise company, share insights on their journey to move to the cloud. Watch the Video (3:22) »
Inoapps and Ricoh Europe share their views on how standardizing processes and consistent data helped support their companies' growth and initiatives. Watch the Video (5:49) »
Inoapps, a small, fast-growing company, and Ricoh Europe, an innovative enterprise company, share their cloud choice strategies and experiences. Watch the Video (5:01) »
In an interview, Inoapps and Ricoh Europe illustrate the way they're using new technologies to increase productivity and efficiency. Watch the Video (5:20) »