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The Data-Driven CFO: Increasing Finance’s Contribution to the Bottom Line

TDWI Speaker: Fern Halper, TDWI Research Director

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

Fern Halper, TDWI Research Director
Wayne Eckerson, Principal Consultant, Eckerson Group
Jeff Lovett, VP, Data Driven Finance Program, Teradata

Webinar Abstract

Today’s CFOs and their IT counterparts are increasingly expected to “do more with less,” providing value-added analytics while maintaining or reducing Finance and IT spend.  Analytic improvement is often complicated by the complexity of fragmented financial systems. In response, leading finance departments are increasingly taking a data-driven approach using a common data warehouse and data governance processes to radically simplify their finance architectures.

Our panel of industry experts will discuss the following informative topics:

  • Proven design principles and considerations for a data-driven approach to finance analytics
  • Key organizational and process imperatives to unite all of Finance around a single, integrated data platform
  • Establishing a sustainable finance architecture that adjusts to change
  • We will also present the experiences of companies who have applied a simplified finance architecture to derive business value including:
    • Providing detailed insights into the drivers and detractors of profitability
    • Reducing the time and effort spent on manually intensive data integration and reconciliation tasks, freeing up analyst time to provide value-added analysis
    • Linking of financial results to operational drivers and transactional level revenue and cost detail

Fern Halper, Ph.D.

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