Relying on Its Customers to Steadily Drive Innovation, BlackLine Advances Modern Finance Vision

New York — No matter how much a technology firm spends on the development of a new piece of software, nowhere is innovation arguably more likely to take root than inside a customer account — and no one department has proven to be more ripe for innovation than finance. Or so says Therese Tucker, CEO […]

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A Somewhat Edgy China Signals More Interest Rate Cuts

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making. Friday’s surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a […]

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Identifying the Levers That Drive The Recurring Revenue Business Model

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What does your firm need to spend to acquire a customer?  Join us as Tyler Sloat, CFO of Zuora reveals his CFO mind-set and explains why customer churn is the boogie man of the subscription economy.

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Facebook Narrows its Lens on the Office

Using Facebook at work is about to become a lot more socially acceptable. The tech giant is secretly building a website called Facebook at Work, unidentified sources told the Financial Times. The site will reportedly allow the workers to chat with their colleagues, make professional contacts and collaborate on documents. It aims to compete with […]

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Weighing the Risks of Expanding Globally, Tarun Chopra, CFO, Clements Worldwide

Podcast: Play in new window | Download How can a company measure its business exposure in all parts of the world? Join us as Tarun shares his CFO mind-set and the steps he took to rebuild a finance team and establish a function that incorporates three key skills.

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Overthrowing Amazon: How the Mighty Stumbles

Hegemony never lasts in technology. The day the first pundit calls a tech superpower a dangerous monopoly, start looking for whatever is coming to overthrow it. This seems to be where we are with mighty Amazon.com. Amazon is still growing like crazy, about 20 percent year-over-year. But it’s not growing the way it used to. […]

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The Inner Workings of a Deal: The Paper Chase & Deal Documents

The Inner Workings of a Deal: Tips for a Successful Transaction Part VIII – The “Docs” Last month, we discussed the worst part of the deal process – due diligence. By now, while the due diligence isn’t over yet (but that might be a light at the end of the tunnel), it is time to […]

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Optimizing the Financial Close: How Midmarket Firms Can Find More Timely and Actionable Data

By Daniel Wheadon, Kyle Pochini and Sean Coffey In today’s uncertain market, the financial close process is often a missed opportunity for many businesses because it is viewed as a low value-add, recurring requirement. However, the financial close process shouldn’t be viewed as a burden but as a potential lever for success. After six years […]

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Student Housing and the Rise of Campus Apartments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ever wonder how universities and colleges are able to answer the growing demand for student housing across the country? Join us as Campus Apartments CFO Jim Smith  shares his CFO mind-set and explores one of the real estate industry’s most robust and quickly evolving segments.

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Apple Pay is Great, at Stores That Accept It

When Apple Pay launched Monday, my editors decided I needed to go shopping. I didn’t have to be asked twice. In fact, I felt like a teenager set loose in a mall with a parent’s credit card. Now I just needed to find some places that took my peculiar form of payment. But once I […]

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