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DEFINITION: A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a corporation formed by private individuals to facilitate investment through an initial public offering (IPO). The proceeds are used to buy one or more existing companies.When money is raised by an IPO for a SPAC, the funds are placed into a trust until the purchase is made or a predetermined period of time elapses. If the transaction and associated legal  … 
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Corporate Performance Management: Top Benefits for Finance
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: This guide explains how corporate performance management (CPM) can offer value to your company and clarifies the benefits that it can bring to your finance department. Read on to learn why spreadsheets are not enough anymore, and how CPM plays a major role in workflow, calculations, data analysis, and consolidation.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Prophix Software

Cloud Computing - A Silver Bullet for Finance
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of cloud computing—a high return on investment, greater staff efficiencies, optimization of IT resources, and enhanced visibility and access to information—have piqued the interest of finance leaders. Read the whitepaper to discover the benefits of moving finance operations to the cloud.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Workday

The Future of Finance is Now
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: One of the biggest challenges finance organizations face today is that their systems are old and increasingly irrelevant. They simply cannot handle current business needs. Read the whitepaper to see how Workday addresses four major areas of weakness in such legacy financial management systems: speed, agility, cost, and insight.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Workday

Project and Portfolio Management for the Innovative Enterprise
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how the right PPM solution can provide your organization with the insights necessary to enable collaboration, optimizing time-to value and return on investment by aligning your portfolio of innovation initiatives with business strategy, while balancing cost, resources and risk.
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 | Published: 23 Aug 2012

CA Technologies.

Handbook: Architecting an Agile Enterprise
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an in-depth look at the relationship between Agile business practices and mobile computing. Inside, learn more about the balancing act many modern businesses face when trying to provide a quick turnaround for mobile applications on a limited budget.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 | Published: 22 Jan 2013

SearchCIO.com

Building a Robust Business Case for High Quality Master Data
sponsored by Melissa Data Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the key elements for building a proper, quantified business case. It presents the measures that are favored by corporate finance departments, and helps develop a strong business case for data quality and MDM projects. A number of real-life examples with quantifiable benefits are also included.
Posted: 19 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

Melissa Data Corp

Lower business risk and increase IT productivity with a managed file transfer solution for SOA
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IBM white paper provides an introduction to the managed file transfer topic and IBM WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition. WebSphere MQ File Transfer Edition is designed to address the needs of organizations that rely on the transfer of files as well as organizations that want more control, manageability and auditability.
Posted: 30 Sep 2010 | Published: 30 Sep 2010

IBM

Sustained Growth Through Operational Excellence
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: Operational excellence is a simple concept with complex implications. Consistently doing things well across every element of the value chain is clear enough in principle. The ultimate goal is a "single source of truth" where senior executives have shared visibility into all parts of the organisation, enabling management by facts.
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 02 Jun 2009

SAP AG

Expanding Active Decision-Making: The Power of Integrating Business Rules and Events
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how using JBoss Enterprise BRMS, business analysts, developers, and integrators can create and manage rules and events in a single product using a shared set of authoring tools.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2012

Red Hat and JBoss

Five Lessons Learned from Deploying Workday Financial Management
sponsored by Workday
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, count down five important lessons that higher education institution Brown University learned from deploying its financial management system, and uncover the business impact of unified data.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

Workday
 
 
IPO DEFINITION (continued): …  formalities are not completed by the deadline, the money is returned to the investors with allowances for bank and broker fees. By law, the SPAC management personnel are not allowed to collect salaries during this time.In recent years, with increased regulation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following high-profile abuse cases, SPACs have begun to proliferate in various industries. The SPAC approach sometimes makes it possible for companies to go public when they cannot afford to do so by traditional means. The SPAC alternative can also be attractive when credit is tight. Unique … 
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