Challenging Conventional Growth Assumptions in an Era of Unprecedented Change

There is no doubt that 2020 will go down as a year to remember. COVID-19 has disrupted the pace of business and upended many of its traditional assumptions. If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it is that disruption can happen at lighting speed and have profound impacts on strategic performance. Thus, companies need […]

Big Data, Insights and Decision Making

Today, we are living through an explosion in the amount and quality of all kinds of available information. Society is facing a deluge of data and there isn’t even a slight indication that this information glut will soon be halted. The below statistics on data creation evidently highlight the fact that no one is going […]

Rethinking Growth Through the Pandemic and Beyond

Whether you are looking at it from an individual, social or economic point of view, there is no doubt this calendar year 2020 is an aberration. As we partied and celebrated into the New Year with our loved ones, families, friends, work and business colleagues, the ambience was positive. Fast forward a couple of months […]

Reimagining Forecasting in Uncertain Times

One of the key purposes of forecasting is to help organizations continuously anticipate the future, assess its likelihood, consider the implications and use all the available information and practical techniques to make confident decisions that maximize the potential of the business and improve enterprise performance. Of course, this is not an attempt to simply predict […]

New Report on Finance Transformation From AICPA & CIMA and KPMG

In the past years, finance has been undergoing significant changes in order to streamline its operations and free up more time to partner with the business and support key decision-making processes that drive enterprise performance. Sadly, not all finance transformation initiatives are achieving the expected outcomes or return on investment outlined in their business cases. […]

Risk Decision Making in an Interconnected World

Globalization and advancements in digital technologies have fundamentally eliminated barriers to doing business. Today, the world has become so interconnected that we are now able to carry out business with any organization across borders anytime of the day. The opening of global markets which were once impenetrable for individuals, smaller enterprises and organizations is presenting […]

Innovation in the Finance Function

Compared to other organizational functions such as Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain, the Finance function is often lagging behind when it comes to embracing innovation. In today’s era of disruption and rapid technological advancement, the only way CFOs and Finance teams can ensure sustained relevance and create value across the enterprise is through innovation and […]

A Proactive Approach to RPA Adoption

In order to enable their team members to focus more of their time on higher value, higher satisfaction tasks demanding high levels of flexibility, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership and emotional intelligence rather than repetitive tasks, CFOs are increasingly turning to RPA. Short for Robotic Process Automation, RPA uses software to complete repetitive, structured, rules-based […]

Finance and Enterprise Performance Improvement

In the past several years, the role of finance in business has significantly transformed from being a back office, desk-bound, number cruncher into a more broader, stakeholder-engaging and advisory role responsible for influencing strategic and operational decision making and improving enterprise performance. Thanks to new innovative digital technologies and business operating models, CFOs and their […]

Analytics and AI: Humans and Machines are Good at Different Aspects of Prediction

Mostly driven by growth in the IoT, and the widespread use of internet, social media and mobile devices to perform search, send text, email and capture images and videos, the amount of data that we are producing on a daily basis is startling. Consequently, companies are turning to data analytics and AI technologies to help […]

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