: Information Technology (IT)
The Strategic CFO
Finance Transformation and Routine Accounting
The Fast Close
Information Integrity Still A Concern: 2009 Technology Issues Survey
technology: July 09
A typical large company deals with dozens of information technology suppliers for hardware, software and the supporting services vital to day-to-day operations.
ferf@65: July 09
The second in a series of articles highlighting Financial Executives Research Foundation’s published research over the past 65 years, this article looks at information technology and its use by the finance function. The goal of FERF research is advancement through knowledge that is relevant and practical for organizations.
technology: June 09
Since the early 1990s, United States companies have looked offshore to contain their labor costs, secure new sources of talent and more quickly bring their products to market.
in brief: March 09
special report: March 09
Information technology has been changing the way business is done for more than 20 years, and its role in decision making has catapulted. While information is plentiful, transparency has introduced new complications for making the best use of the data.
technology: january 09
Over the past few years, enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors have invested in expanding and deepening treasury functionalities. In turn, these solutions have become more viable contenders in requests for proposals for treasury-management systems (TMS).
technology: december 08
technology: november 08
Have you ever wondered why the report you were using looked different than it did last month? Or why your managers down the hall from one another could not agree what their margins were for the quarter? Or why information technology can’t produce that new slant on product profitability? If you’ve asked these types of questions — and blamed the software — take heart: you are not alone.
FEI's CFIT Committee provides comments to the SEC on 21st Century Disclosure Initiative File #4-567
The Committee on Finance & Information Technology (“CFIT”) of Financial Executives International (“FEI”) desires to comment on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC” or “Commission”) 21st Century Disclosure Initiative, File Number 4-567.
The Committee on Finance & Information Technology (“CFIT”) of Financial Executives International (“FEI”) desires to comment on the U.S. Securi
treasury: october 08
technology: october 08
Technology: september 08
Paul Saffo, director of The Institute of the Future, has been quoted as saying, “It takes 30 years for a technology to become an overnight success.” Indeed, it took Apple Inc.’s Co-founder, Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs two decades to become an “overnight” billionaire!
Accounting Software Packages
IFRS XBRL Taxonomy 2008
Global Telephone Plans
FEI's Technical Committees (CFIT) and (CSMPC) respond to the CIFiR’s interim recommendations.
FEI’s Committee on Finance and Information Technology (“CFIT”) and FEI’s Committee on Small and Mid-Sized Public Companies (“CSMPC”) in response to the CIFiR’s interim recommendations. An additional response will be provided separately by FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting later this week (“CCR”).
Online Expense Reports
performance management: January 08
The old clichés about the bean-counter versus the gadget guru are hard to shake. Yet, today’s CFOs and CIOs can find common ground for productive collaboration by embracing technologies like performance management.
global CFO: December 07
Effective integration of information across the enterprise was found to be a key differentiator for financially successful companies in a recent study by IBM, The Wharton School and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
strategic planning: December 07
While businesses rely on the IT department and CIO and CTO for things technological, from a fiduciary perspective, the CFO should be involved in key decisions associated with creating an IM strategy.
Stemming Duplicate Payments and Fraud in ERP Systems
The president of a software analytics firm looks at the ineffectiveness of ERP systems in deterring fraud – and what can be done about it.
Finance and IT Benefit in Managing IT Risk with Input From Boards
Management, and particularly the IT and finance organizations, can benefit from the board’s /audit committee’s support of information risk and IT governance.
from where I sit: november 07
The CFO of a software company argues in favor of providing comprehensive tools so that CFOs can do their jobs as they are expected to.
Understanding the 'Iceberg Effect'
The CEO of a corporate performance management (CPM) software maker discusses how companies should think beyond their immediate needs when buying such applications.
Technology Concerns For Financial Executives: FEI/CSC 2007 Survey
Improving data quality/information integrity has emerged as the most frequently cited "critical" technology concern (according to 58 percent of respondents) in the ninth annual Technology Issues for Financial Executives survey. The survey, conducted by Financial Executives Research Foundation -- the research affiliate of Financial Executives International along with Computer Services Corp., also r
Revenue Recognition in the Software Industry
Outsourcing the F&A Process: More Control than You Think
The CEO of a BPO firm specializing in receivables management makes a case that outsourcing the process doesn’t mean a loss of control.
Electronic Wage Statements
Overhauling the Close and Reporting Process
By shortening the close process, you can help create and preserve value say two consultants with Deloitte Consulting.
Turning Risk into Reward
A Hewlett-Packard executive talks about how to minimize risks associated with getting rid of old IT equipment, and how to turn it into cash.
Info Security Management Tops AICPA Tech Survey For 5th Year
Information security management tops the list again, for the 5th consecutive year – in the 18th Annual Top Technology Initiatives of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – as the technology initiative expected to have the greatest effect in the coming year. Read the full report here.
When IT Becomes the CFO´s Business
The CFO at Stratus Technologies, a maker of fault-tolerant computing systems, argues that while continuously available computing is IT’s responsibility, it is also very much in the CFO’s interest to ensure.
Operational Efficiency: Automation and Measurement Using Key Performance Indicators
A software executive argues that by automating the entire purchase-to-pay process and tying it closely to a key performance indicator model that measures purchase-to-pay efficiency, organizations can improve operational savings and attain continuous improvement.
Automating Accounts Payable Departments: Vision Becomes Reality
While too many companies still struggle with a manual, paper-choked accounts payable process, new technologies have automated the process, improving efficiencies and tightening controls.