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CFO Library

Welcome to the compendium of IBM literature developed for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The insights that follow are aimed at aiding CFOs to balance current priorities of financial control, risk and performance while they also plan and implement new approaches and technologies to help ensure their enterprises' future success. Scroll down to view the complete Library list.

Cost reduction and cash optimization

CFOs are charged with increasing business value and realizing enterprise benefits through immediate and sustainable cost reduction. CFOs must also identify opportunities for tactical and strategic cash management improvement with the goal of maximizing return on investment. IBM consulting offerings are designed to help CFOs lower their costs, improve cash flow and increase profit margins.

Enterprise finance transformation

CFOs are well positioned to help create a more intelligent, dynamic and integrated enterprise. Financial management leaders will have an opportunity to have a strong hand in shaping operational decisions and strategic direction for their enterprises. IBM offers consulting services to help Chief Financial Officers entify underperforming finance functions within their company and identify new opportunities to transform the finance function and the overall enterprise.

Performance, risk and transparency dfdf

CFOs must strike a fine balance, enhancing enterprise performance while minimizing financial risk and maintaining corporate transparency with shareholders and the public. IBM delivers comprehensive business solutions -- strategy, process, applications, infrastructure and technology -- through financial management offerings that help CFOs address new risks and challenges, drive enterprise-wide profit improvement and increase shareholder transparency and value.

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Balancing risk and performance with an integrated finance organization By mandating common standards, implementing a standard chart of accounts, building common data definitions and deploying common processes across the finance function, enterprises can transform into integrated finance organizations. This will position them to be more responsive, more flexible, and to outperform their peers.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Thought leadership
Business analytics and optimization Business analytics and optimization helps your organization run smarter by bringing together foundational business intelligence, performance management and advanced analytics with proven models that accelerate time-to-value.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
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Business analytics and optimization for the intelligent enterprise Enterprises are making important decisions without access to the right information. New analytics, coupled with advanced business process management capabilities, afford an opportunity to close gaps.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
Thought leadership
Business performance management IBM’s business performance management services are focused on helping finance organizations use information as an asset to support and enhance business planning and forecasting, performance monitoring and business intelligence.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Brochure
Cash optimization assessment Cash optimization assessment identifies opportunities for tactical and strategic cash management improvement with the goal of maximizing return on investment.
  • Cost reduction and cash optimization
Brochure
CIO study: Implications for the C-suite Through interviews with more than 2,500 business and public-sector CIOs worldwide, this study provides insight into how those CIOs make innovation real, raise the ROI of IT and expand business impact.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
Thought leadership
Enterprise of the Future: Implications for the CFO Based on interviews with more than 1,100 CEOs, the IBM Global CEO Study depicts a clear picture of the Enterprise of the Future. CFOs and finance organizations worldwide will play a pivotal role in making these aspirations a reality.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Thought leadership
Exploring alternative delivery models for a stronger financial performance This executive white paper takes a closer look at the IBM 2010 CFO study results and explores how alternative service delivery models can rapidly transform your business, provide robust decision-making power and deliver sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Thought leadership
Finance enterprise applications IBM’s financial management practice delivers improvements to finance organizations through Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions that drive transformation of the finance function by focusing on six major areas critical to on-time, on-budget and on-benefit delivery.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Brochure
Finance transformation — Finance strategy and finance operations improvement IBM’s financial transformation services, including strategy and operations improvement, are designed to deliver cost savings through faster, more successful and enduring business transformation.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Brochure
Finance transformation workbench Accelerate analysis of your organizations finance function, and development of clear and concise finance transformation opportunities, supported by the application of IBMs world-class finance function solution offerings.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Brochure
Financial management consulting services IBM delivers comprehensive solutions — strategy, process, applications, infrastructure and technology — through financial management offerings that help CFOs address new risks and challenges, drive enterprise-wide profit improvement and increase shareholder value.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Brochure
IBM business innovation solutions supported by IBM Global Financing To help CFOs finance new business initiatives, IBM Global Financing provides deep financial resources that can help optimize the expected benefits and realize the full value of business innovation.
  • Cost reduction and cash optimization
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IBM Cognos Virtual Finance Forum 2009: Practical advice and proven practices IBM Cognos Virtual Finance Forum 2009 offers CFOs practical advice and proven practices designed to help drive financial performance. From your desk, get access to compelling conference sessions and speakers.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
Thought leadership
IBM Global Chief Financial Officer Study 2010 Register for your electronic copy of the IBM Global Chief Financial Officer Study 2010, available March 2, 2010. Thought leadership
Intelligent cost reduction Learn how to increase business value and realize benefits through immediate and sustainable cost reduction.
  • Cost reduction and cash optimization
Video
International Financial Reporting Standards IBM has significant capabilities, experience and alliances to help support the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) conversion. Your enterprise will benefit through a proven approach for the full lifecycle of the IFRS conversion process.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
Brochure
Journey along an information-led transformation New intelligence addresses the question: How can we take advantage of the wealth of information, available in real-time and from a multitude of sources, to make more intelligent decisions?
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Thought leadership
New economic environment: A CFO perspective CFOs with a vision for reshaping their companies during times of economic uncertainty have an opportunity to lead a corporate survival plan that identifies opportunities to restructure, preserve capital and streamline operations.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Thought leadership
Optimizing finance operations IBM’s finance operating model optimization is an approach to determine current levels of finance effectiveness and capability, identify areas for improvement, and create the migration strategy and roadmap.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
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Orchestrating risk-adjusted performance management CFOs are well positioned to encourage a more holistic and cross-silo view of risk. Integrating risk into planning, budgeting, reporting and forecasting can lead to better decisions through risk-adjusted plans and budgets.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Thought leadership
Project financing: Redefining IT enablement Benefits of IT project financing in the new economic environment (prepared by Robert Frances Group)
  • Cost reduction and cash optimization
Brochure
Strategic profit improvement Strategic profit improvement analyzes key functional and financial areas of your company and benchmarks against key industry performance indicators to identify potential and sustainable improvement areas.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
Brochure
Succeeding in a volatile world Technologies now allow managers to monitor the real-time flow of business activity using a series of sophisticated alerts, tolerances, and exceptions. Finance will have more time to complete rich analyses, and managers will have more time to evaluate alternatives and make better, more confident decisions.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
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Supporting IFRS compliance with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning System This paper addresses how IT is impacted by adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards. It focuses on handling IFRS Fixed Assets/Property, Plant and Equipment requirements, as well as parallel reporting needs for companies using SAP as their Enterprise Resource Planning system.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
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Thinking through uncertainty: CFOs scrutinize non-financial risk This exploration of risk management practices at ten diverse organizations found that the finance function is getting far more involved in the art and science of non-financial risk management.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
Thought leadership
Toward transparency and sustainability: Building a new financial order To comply with the requirement for greater transparency in the financial markets industry, most institutions will need to adopt a different business model — one that delivers sustainable returns.
  • Performance, risk and transparency dfdf
Thought leadership
Why leading CFOs view business process outsourcing as a means to success Business process outsourcing enables CFOs to address cost pressures without suppressing long-term growth, and allows them to identify opportunities to restructure and optimize operations for sustainable operational excellence.
  • Enterprise finance transformation
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World-class treasury organization Examine treasury's role in financial services, and how technology can impact transactions and reporting.
  • Cost reduction and cash optimization
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