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Beyond numbers: the challenge of telling your company’s story

What stake¬holders want and those in internal management need, is a better under¬standing of what all the numbers mean. They want a story around those numbers, the story of what has occurred, with a possible explanation behind what’s driving the numbers, and how they affect the future

Company: IBM | Published: 19 October 2015 | Business Area: Business Performance Management

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Serve up your data faster: advantage finance leaders

The speed at which rich match insight is served by the All England Lawn Tennis Club at The Championship, Wimbledon is something Finance Leaders can take a lesson from. Read the highlights here in this blog post.

Company: IBM | Published: 06 October 2015 | Business Area: Financial Management

Financing IT Transformation in the 3rd Platform Era

A short IDC sponsored video looking at financing strategies for IT transformation era taking into account the new dynamics surrounding IT acquisition with respect to cloud; analytics, mobile and social. These new platforms, referred to as the 3rd platform, are already driving 100% of industry growth

Company: IBM | Published: 25 September 2015 | Business Area: Corporate Finance

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From Scorekeepers to Business Partners

This essay is part of a series, Controllers’ Corner: Two-Minute Essays on Financial Management and Control, which asks industry thought leaders for their opinions on critical issues facing today’s finance organisations.

Company: IBM | Published: 15 September 2015 | Business Area: Finance and Accounting

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Smarter restructuring in financial services

The UK Financial Services industry is coming under increasing pressure to restructure from a number of different directions, including legislative and regulatory requirements. This paper addresses how to combat these challenges, by aligning their impact with organisations' strategic objectives.

Company: IBM | Published: 01 February 2013 | Business Area: Strategy

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Financial Statement Reporting case study: Spotlight on British Airways

British Airways is one of the world’s largest and longest established international airlines. In response to changing accounting standards and evolving financial reporting requirements, BA needed to overhaul its external reporting processes. This case study examines BA's investment in FSR software... view abstract

Company: IBM | Published: 30 January 2013 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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Addressing Solvency II reporting requirements

In this whitepaper, IBM looks at how Cognos Financial Reporting (FSR) addresses the Solvency II reporting requirements.

Company: IBM | Published: 11 January 2013 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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FSR product review: Managing the financial close process

The financial close process, from period-end to filing, is typically disjointed and frequently involves manual intervention. This process places a burden on staff and communications. This article looks at how firms can collaborate on financial consolidations and reduce risk.

Company: IBM | Published: 29 November 2012 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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XBRL reporting solution: How to solve the challenges of the 'Last Mile' of finance

The adoption of XBRL as the de facto global reporting standard has ushered in a new era in the delivery of statutory reports and filings. Geared towards FDs and CFOs, this paper looks at how to apply technology to solve the challenges of the ‘Last Mile' of finance.

Company: IBM | Published: 26 November 2012 | Business Area: iXBRL

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Managing financial reporting risks: The benefits of automation

Organisations typically face a number of challenges dealing with external financial reports related to data, time, audit process and no common system. This article looks at how CFOs can reduce financial reporting risks by reaping the benefits of automation.

Company: IBM | Published: 23 November 2012 | Business Area: Financial Reporting

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