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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 »

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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 »

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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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Clearing Open Items in SAP Systems: Best Practices for Reconciliation and Automation

by Michael Gilmartin and Stephen Wolfman

In many finance departments, open items can pile up in the system, slowing down operations with an overabundance of unmatched transactions. These open items need to be matched and cleared as quickly as possible, but for large organizations, that can be a time-consuming and inefficient task. During a recent SAPinsider Live Q&A, this issue was tackled by BlackLine’s Michael Gilmartin, Director of Solutions Consulting, and Stephen Wolfman, Director of Product Management. These experts fielded attendees’ questions on open-item management, automation for open-item clearing, and solutions for simplifying that process. Below is an abridged transcript of the conversation. The full transcript is available on SAPinsider Online at bit.ly/ClearingOpenItems.

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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 bit.ly/StreamlineWithBlackLine.

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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.

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Prepare for a Wave of Perpetual Disruption

by Joshua Greenbaum

Tips for Navigating an Evolving GRC Landscape

by Steve Biskie, High Water Advisors

Build Value-Added Extensible HR Capabilities with SAP HANA Cloud Platform

by David Ludlow and Aurelia Sousa and Jochen Nagel

Visualize a Career in BI

by Mico Yuk

A Clear Path to Innovation with Platform as a Service

by Dan Kearnan, Senior Director, SAP HANA Cloud Marketing, SAP

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