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ALSO CALLED: Chief Finance Officers, CFO, Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors
DEFINITION: CFO (Chief Financial Officer) is a corporate title for the person responsible for managing the company's financial operations. In many companies, the CFO is also the treasurer. Because managing quarterly results depends on bookkeeping skills, the CFO is often seen as the second most important person in the company, after the CEO.See also: CEO and others, CxO and C-level.
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Working Together To Improve Strategic Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals compelling examples of how organizations foster collaboration between finance and IT to ensure successful strategic planning.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

IT’s Role in Strategic Planning Key To Success
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for more research findings as well as CIO insight into how strategic planning can be successful for both sides.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Oracle Corporation

Freeing Up Cash Flow by Changing Cost Structures: Moving to OPEX reductions of more than 10 percent
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: To continue to attract and retain subscribers with advanced services and remain competitive, service providers need a way to transform their businesses by changing their cost structure. Service providers can achieve double-digit OPEX cost reductions by moving to a single maintenance contract, and so much more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Alcatel-Lucent

Working Together To Improve Strategic Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for compelling examples of how organizations foster collaboration between finance and IT to ensure successful strategic planning.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 18 Dec 2009

Oracle Corporation

WAN Governance Executive Primer
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the complexity of managing WAN traffic is increasing, organizations need more capabilities for optimizing application performance than just WAN acceleration.
Posted: 05 Feb 2010 | Published: 05 Feb 2010

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Business Management in the Age of Enterprise 2.0
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this analysis, Frank Buytendijk examines what information management means, and describes a complete spectrum of business cases, ranging from tactical cost reduction to transformational impact on the organization’s business model.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Performance Management Applications Overview
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Hyperion performance management applications deliver a wide range of Business benefits as well as IT benefits; this overview outlines key benefits.
Posted: 12 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

6 Mistakes Companies Make and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights common mistakes companies make in a down economy and discusses how organizations can use business intelligence to avoid them. Use the self-assessment questionnaire at the end of this paper to determine the level of business intelligence opportunity across your organization.
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Sep 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Building a Best-Run Finance Organization
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This SAP Executive Insight examines the changing role of the finance organization in today's business environment. Further, it describes how companies can develop best-run finance organizations.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

SAP America, Inc.

A Complete View Of The Enterprise: Linking Operational And Financial Planning In Global Organizations
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In February 2008, CFO Research Services, a unit of CFO Publishing and part of The Economist Group, began a research project with Business Objects, an SAP company, asking senior finance executives to give views on their priorities and challenges around integrating operational and financial planning processes.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 May 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Simplifying the Management of Tier 1 ERP Systems for Mid-Sized Companies
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will discuss the impact of Tier 1 systems on IT departments in terms of ongoing maintenance, demonstrating that Tier 1 systems make many IT tasks easier, ranging from new-report generation to user training to upgrade management.
Posted: 04 May 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

Oracle Corporation

The new CIO: insights from the Center for CIO Leadership: An interview with Harvey Koeppel, Executive Director, Center for CIO Leadership
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Harvey Koeppel, executive director of the Center for CIO Leadership, talks about the challenges facing CIOs today and the emerging role of the CIO as a business leader helping to drive change and innovation.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

Integrating the Finance organization for global business: Important implications for CIOs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at the growing alignment between the financial and technical disciplines. It examines the results of the Global CFO Study 2008 in the context of IT, identifying the critical implications for CIOs, and the need for a strategic partnership with CFOs and more ongoing collaboration between Finance and IT.
Posted: 13 Feb 2009 | Published: 13 Feb 2009

IBM

How to Assure ERP Success: Taking Ownership
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: CarSound CFO Steve Ragow encourages you to take ownership of and master your ERP system to assure your success.
Posted: 12 Jan 2009 | Published: 12 Jan 2009

IFS

The Global CFO Study 2008
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: This study, conducted in cooperation with Wharton Business School and the Economist Intelligence Unit, explores how CFOs can help balance risk and performance in a rapidly changing business climate.
Posted: 12 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

IBM Line of Business

Thinking through Uncertainty: CFOs Scrutinize Non-Financial Risk
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: Risks can impact the top and bottom line and eventually every risk is expressed in the company's share price.
Posted: 12 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM Line of Business

The Agile CFO: Enabling the Innovation Path to Growth
sponsored by IBM Line of Business
WHITE PAPER: This paper proposed several actions financial executives can take to become agile CFOs.
Posted: 12 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

IBM Line of Business

Tuning ERP and the Supply Chain for Profitable Growth
sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Some of the biggest opportunities exist in the supply chain and globalization. This Ventana Research white paper explores how you can improve business performance by addressing opportunities and risks within your supply chain and ERP systems.
Posted: 21 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Epicor Software Corporation

The Superstar CFO - Optimizing an Increasingly Complex Role
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this CFO Research study to understand how CFOs should prioritize the external and company-wide mandates, as well as how they should manage the finance function itself.
Posted: 01 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 May 2007

SAP America, Inc.

Promoting Growth through Incentive Compensation Management: Technology Tools Increase Visibility and Control
sponsored by Varicent Software Incorporated
WHITE PAPER: Discover how sales compensation management software helps companies administer complex compensation plans, manage costs, and predict results, thus providing greater control over their sales compensation plans as well as measuring the cost o...
Posted: 10 May 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Varicent Software Incorporated
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