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Pushing the frontiers: CFO insights

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Pushing the frontiers: CFO insights from the Global C-suite Study

In this new CFO point of view report, we focus on the perspectives of the 576 CFOs we interviewed. During our previous 2010 Global CFO Study, we identified four different profiles for the finance organization. We also established that one profile – the Value Integrators, as we called them – outperformed all the rest.

Our most current research shows that Value Integrators still stand out from the crowd. We’ve now unearthed a small subset of Value Integrators that do even better than the other members of their group. We’ve named these finance organizations Performance Accelerators, and in this new report we explore the key traits they possess. We look, in particular, at what they’re doing to become more efficient, more forward-looking and more proficient at creating profitable growth.

South African Banks Turn to Social Analytics for Better Consumer Insights

With IBM's help, Nedbank Limited embraced a predictive analytics modelling solution that integrates social media analytics into the bank’s systems and the decision makers across the bank have deep, near-real-time analysis of social media data through flexible dashboards.

Why Every Finance Professional Needs a Degree in Big Data?

According to a survey by CEB Financial Planning and Analysis Leadership Council, 71% of FP&A teams say that they fail to consistently deliver meaningful insights to the business.

CFOs who embrace analytics accelerate performance

Link to infographic CFOs who excel at both using analytics for business insight and driving finance efficiency continue to outperform their peers across all phases of the economic cycle.

Finance transformation services

Today's CFO's are balancing innovation, growth, risk management and cost reduction to prioritize and optimize their finance transformations and improvement efforts. The role of the CFO requires the ability to operate at the strategic level while simultaneously managing multiple, detailed levels of performance across the whole organization. It demands a 360-degree view—backwards to report, alert to current conditions, and the ability to plan for the future.

Finance transformation services are at the core of the IBM financial management consulting services. Using diagnostic and strategic tools for profit improvement and modeling, IBM can help your enterprise assess its organizational design, integrate financial functions, improve forecasting and reporting, develop predictive capabilities, reduce risk, and optimize the strategic functions of the finance organization.

The following IBM finance transformation services enable organizations to improve their core finance functions, including transaction processing, control and risk and decision support/performance management activities:

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Highlights from IBM's 2014 CFO study

Journey to a Value Integrator

This video provides a summary of what it takes to become a Value Integrator.

Bill Fuessler discusses Intelligent Cost Reduction

Pioneer WV Federal Credit Union Optimizes Financial Reporting

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Analytics: A blueprint for value
Converting big data and analytic insights into results

Analytics: The real-world use of big data in financial services
IBM study shows 71 percent of these banking and financial markets firms report that the use of information and analytics is creating a competitive advantage for their organizations.

The New Value Integrator: Insights from the Global CFO Study
More than 1,900 CFOs share the secrets of outperforming their peers by combining two capabilities: finance efficiency and business insight.

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