IFS's 2013 financial results

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In this breaking news segment of the IFS Radio Network, IFS CEO Alastair Sorbie and CFO Paul Smith discuss 2013 financial results, including a 20 percent increase in revenue over the previous year. This podcast series is perhaps the easiest way to get news of IFS and insight into critical enterprise resource planning, enterprise asset…

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Transfer pricing and tax planning have been in the media a lot lately as details emerge of how companies like Amazon, Google, Vodaphone and GlaxoSmithKline proactively limit their tax liabilities by shifting revenue and expenditures across international boundaries. We are told that every organization that can, is managing where their profits are deemed taxable. Repeatedly,…

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The concept of planning is central to business. Everything from production runs to capital construction projects to customer acquisition campaigns have plans associated with them. A budget is, simply put, a financial plan. So just like other areas, a budget is there to help us run the business more easily and efficiently by making important…

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Finance executives are feeling tremendous pressure to drive down business costs while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and performance. In order to meet this challenge, finance leaders need three things. Access to accurate business data Tools to translate this data into actionable insights The authority to drive change The last point, authority to drive…

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Types of Data Companies Are Collecting as Big Data

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Analysts like Forrester, Gartner and IDC are predicting that many industries are being fundamentally changed by “Big Data”. The basic idea of the Big Data trend is to employ better tools that analyze information that you already have (e.g. website stats, ERP data) and combine that with additional data that you can get (either free…

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