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Tate & Lyle case study
How Tate & Lyle "Makes Food Extraordinary" with Improved Finance Functions

Tate & Lyle, a global provider of specialty food ingredients and solutions, relied heavily on manual, spreadsheet-based processes to manage its account reconciliations. With locations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, regional reconciliations were an unwieldy exercise that often tied up the finance team in administrative tasks ... MORE »

Dell analytics story
Dell and the Agile Data Mart

Businesses of all sizes are feeling pressure from the ever-increasing data volumes they’re expected to handle. The growth in data often leads to “analysis paralysis” – the inability for organizations to determine just what data to trust or how to act on it. This was a prominent challenge at Dell, ... MORE »

doTERRA Brings the Power of Nature to the World at a Rapid Pace

Since its founding in 2008, doTERRA has grown exponentially, providing essential oils and other health products to millions of customers in more than 100 countries around the world. The company initially used third-party IT solutions for its day-to-day operations but, as it expanded, decided to build more scalable, internally-managed systems. ... MORE »

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Latest Industry Experts Insights

Streamline and Automate SAP ERP Financials Processes with Financial Close Management Software

by Susan Parcells and Michael Gilmartin

A big area of concern for SAP customers in finance — where questions commonly arise — centers on managing financial and accounting processes in SAP ERP systems. Automating a company’s account reconciliation, closing, and other financial processes can greatly simplify tasks and save employees valuable time and energy. During a recent SAPinsider Online Q&A, BlackLine’s Director of Finance Transformation Susan Parcells, and Michael Gilmartin, Director of Solutions Consulting, at BlackLine, answered questions and provided tips and best practices on automating and streamlining financial processes. 

The following is an abridged version of some of the questions fielded. The full transcript is available at SAPinsider Online at


How to Improve Financial Performance with Real-Time Insights and Predictive Capabilities

by Bryan Plug

With an economy on the upswing and companies in growth mode, finance is becoming an engine to drive that growth by unlocking capital to fund key business initiatives. To reflect the changing role of the Office of the CFO, finance teams are recalibrating their processes and setting new goals to accelerate the cash-to-cash cycle and optimize business performance. Examine best practices and case studies in leveraging business technology for growth.


Prepare for a Wave of Perpetual Disruption

by Joshua Greenbaum

To stay afloat, companies must brace themselves for continuous waves of disruption as competitors seek to digitally transform their businesses with the latest and greatest software. Business leaders in the know, however, realize that true transformation starts from within by changing the habits of employees and customers alike. Hear how adopting a go-slow, people-centric approach can ease people into a new way of thinking — such as purchasing online rather than in a brick-and-mortar storefront — and how holding workshops with business and IT can foster productive discussions on the future of the organization as a whole.



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