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Retail Metrics in a Digital World
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Retail Metrics in a Digital World

In recent years, retail has witnessed a major upheaval. Increases in consumer choice, online shopping, and greater competition have caused major changes and challenges within the industry. These changes have resulted in retailers shifting the way they function and rate success.

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Leading the Intergenerational Workforce
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Leading the Intergenerational Workforce

Executives should be aware of the overarching generational differences that exist so they can take them into account and plan for them. Not doing so will have organizations missing out on each generations’ strengths, inadvertently reinforcing their weaknesses, or worse yet-seeing top talent walk out the door as a result of being misunderstood.

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Enhance Reporting to the Board
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Enhance Reporting to the Board

Finance leaders know their numbers inside and out. The Board, however, does not. Even more than that, they don’t care to know the numbers as intimately as finance leaders do. Instead, what they want is a perfect summary of everything they need to know in as few words as possible.

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A New Era for FP&A
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A New Era for FP&A

The financial planning and analysis (FP&A) function has undergone a dramatic transformation and re-modelling around the globe over the last decade to help it to provide these predictive capabilities. New technologies and ‘big data’ software interrogation tools mean that numbers can be crunched and accurate scenarios run thanks to the rise of cheap ‘big computing’ power.

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What Is Connected Reporting?
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What Is Connected Reporting?

For many organizations, reporting has become a challenge. Globalization, regulatory change, and rapidly increasing requests for information by decision-makers result in a high-demand environment. This is where connected reporting comes in.

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