Posts Tagged ‘Finance’

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Using Windows PowerShell to Kick Off a OneStream Data Management Job

Windows PowerShell is a shell scripting language often used in conjunction with Windows Task Scheduler for the automation of tasks and activities. Being able to automate tasks takes one more thing off an end-user’s plate. In this article, we will explore how to use Windows PowerShell to execute a data management job from OneStream. Data […]

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Roles of the B2B Buying Journey: The Financial Team Member

Understanding the customer journey – and your internal team’s journey – is critical in B2B industries like manufacturing and distribution. The financial team member is a crucial part of every B2B business. He steps in after the purchase has been made and shipped, and is interested in whether that order was received, the order was […]

Benefits of Deploying Financial Service Systems in the Cloud

While deploying key financial service systems in the cloud has numerous advantages, the paradigm, as compared to on-premises systems, is sufficiently different as to require a comprehensive analysis of risks and readiness. The benefits of the cloud have been well documented (reduced up-front infrastructure costs, speed, ability to add server and storage resources on demand, […]

Components of a Financial Transformation Program

The previous blog post in this series about transforming financial processes discussed the adjunct applications and their role in control and efficiency. This week, we take a detail look into the components of a successful transformation. Once the impediments to a firm’s financial process are understood, a targeted remediation effort can be constructed. Depending on […]

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Adjunct Apps: Improved Financial Process Control and Efficiency

Previously, we outlined a few areas of concern in the financial transformation process. The installment this week features adjunct applications and their role in control and efficiency. While not critical components of a firm’s financial process, there are supporting applications that can be deployed to speed and better control the operation. Master data maintenance, exception […]

Identifying Points of Concern in the Financial Process

Last week, our blog series featured steps to crafting an effective financial system process. This week we change gears and point out a few areas of concern to be aware of in the process. Financial processes are not static. Changes to a firm’s business model (management, organizational structure, acquisitions, products, markets, countries of operation, etc.), […]

Crafting an Effective Financial System Process

Our last blog in this series focused on embarking on the financial transformation process. The content this week will outline the effective financial system process and the steps to take when beginning. The General Ledger system is, of course, the heart of a firm’s financial system. A properly functioning General Ledger is, however, but one […]

Embarking on a Finance Transformation Program

Finance transformation is a broad topic that potentially encompasses all areas of finance process, personnel, and technology. When a firm faces a problematic, manually intensive, time-consuming, and unsustainable financial process, a transformation project is a call to action. While finance transformation is a logical response to a sub-optimal financial process, these programs can easily overrun […]

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IBM BAW Transforms and Improves Financial Group

IBM’s flagship technology conference, Think, is taking place this week in San Francisco.  Perficient is proud to be a Gold sponsor of the event and will have several industry and technology thought leaders there presenting on how we have helped solve customer challenges leveraging IBM solutions. In one of the sessions, Tarek El Shamy (Perficient […]

The Innovation Dilemma in Financial Services

Customers place a lot of value on innovation when selecting financial services products. They now identify “Innovative” as an attribute that stands out in terms of differentiation. Yet, most retail banks and credit unions struggle with innovation (as do most companies). In 1997, “The Innovator’s Dilemma” was published. It is considered one of the most […]

New Data Shows Why Consumers Change Banks

We know that banks and credit unions have long relied on inertia as one of the primary forces that kept consumers from switching. You literally had to be driven away by horrible service or high fees – it was just way too much of a hassle to change accounts, get new checks and set up […]

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The Importance of Data Lineage in Data Governance

Data lineage is the capture of the flow of data from the source through intermediary systems and data transformations to a final destination or consumer. Having good data lineage provides a means to confirm that data used by consumers is from trusted, authoritative sources with adequate controls in place to govern the hand-offs between systems. […]

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