February, 2024

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AI dominates CFOs’ 2024 budget hike plans

CFO Dive

The vast majority (90%) of finance leaders are projecting higher AI budgets in the coming year, with none planning a reduction, Gartner found.

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PodChats for FutureCFO: The evolving partner role of finance in 2024

Future CFO

In recent years, the role of chief financial officer (CFO) has never been more challenging as it is fulfilling for those who hold this position. From geopolitical uncertainties to changing market dynamics, from technological innovations that are paving the way for new business models, and from calamitous weather disturbances that are reminding business leaders about the importance of addressing climate change today for a sustainable future tomorrow, the CFO has an important seat in directing the

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Project Titan(ic)

Corporate Finance

In 2014, Apple was rumored to have approved Project Titan, Apple's development of an electric car. In 2015, Apple formally introduced the new project. At its height in 2018, Project Titan employed 5,000 people. Now, nearly a decade later after it started, Apple announced that it is shutting down Project Titan, the option to abandon. With shrinking demand for electric cars, Apple must have believed that spending more money on the new car isn't worth the payoff, even though Apple has probably alre

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Paytm crisis: The silence of the board

CFO News

RBI has defended its action against Paytm Payments Banks and the countdown has begun. But why did Paytm payments Bank board members keep quiet? What if RBI would have invited a board and chosen a different path? Here is my note.

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Live Demo: How to Achieve Reconciliation Zen

Speaker: Nancy Wu, Head of Sales and Customer Success at SkyStem

Automation generally supercharges any process and brings its value to the forefront. See how infusing automation such as ART (our month-end close solution), into your close can get you to the next level of closing. We will share a live demo of SkyStem's solution, ART and share the key elements of month-end close automation. Through ART, we'll take a look at: What month-end close automation entails Which process steps can and should be automated Benefits of achieving process automation, and Why i

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PwC veteran talks cracking the IT, finance silos

CFO Dive

Finance chiefs need to be sure they are opening communication channels between other executive leaders to tell ‘the right digital transformation story.

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All-Time Highs Are Historically Bullish

Barry Ritholtz

A quick note to answer this question: What happens after markets make a new all-time high (after a year w/o one)? Check out the table above, via Warren Pies. He spoke with Batnick and Josh earlier this month. Going back to 1954, markets are always higher one year later – the only exception was 2007. That was after housing had peaked, subprime mortgages were defaulting, and the great financial crisis was about to start.

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The Seven Samurai: How Big Tech Rescued the Market in 2023!

Musings on Markets

I was planning to finish my last two data updates for 2024, but decided to take a break and look at the seven stocks (Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia and Tesla) which carried the market in 2023. While I will use the "Magnificent Seven" moniker attached by these companies by investors and the media, my preference would have been to call them the Seven Samurai.

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ESG and sustainability action items for leadership in 2024

Future CFO

There are many issues and priorities that are high on the agenda of the Board and C-suite in 2024. According to HSBC , environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, and sustainability have become essential considerations for businesses worldwide. HSBC says ESG and sustainability are two related but distinct concepts. Different but related “While both ESG and sustainability are concerned with environmental, social, and governance factors, ESG focuses on evaluating the performance of compan

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NCLT clears IndusInd International's Rs 9,650 crore bid for RCap; lenders to take 63 pc haircut

CFO News

IndusInd International Holdings had submitted its plan in June 2023 in the second round of bidding for the debt-laden company that was originally promoted by Anil Ambani.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Fed pivots to considering when to cut main interest rate: Powell

CFO Dive

Inflation will likely cool during the first six months of 2024, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said, adding that the central bank is unlikely to reduce borrowing costs in March.

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6 Ways ERP Production Planning Helps Manufacturers

Navigator SAP

Few areas impact a manufacturer more than efficient production planning, and few tools are better for production planning than an enterprise resource planning solution (ERP). Manufacturers that use an ERP for industrial manufacturing can precisely analyze and juggle the variables that go into efficient production planning, and ERP for industrial product manufacturing is a cornerstone technology for a lean manufacturing methodology.

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At the Money: Is War Good for Markets?

Barry Ritholtz

 At the Money: Is War Good for Markets? (February 14, 2024) What does history tell us about how war impacts the stock market? What is the correlation between geopolitical conflict and inflation? Can these patterns inform us of future bull market behavior? In this episode, I speak with Jeffrey Hirsch about what happens to equities after global conflicts.

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Speaking the Love Language of CFOs

CFO Selections

Love is in the air, which got us thinking… what is the love language of a CFO? For those of you not familiar with “love languages” the basic premise is that different people have different personalities, which means they give and receive love in different ways. And while this may sound like it’s only related to romance it certainly doesn’t have to be!

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Your Guide to Creating a Travel Policy

Navigating travel expenses can be challenging, but our workbook offers a clear path forward. Learn to craft a travel policy that fits your budget and makes travel management simple. This self-guided workbook offers: Practical advice on choosing airlines, setting booking time frames, and managing travel costs effectively. Insights into selecting the right class of service for each employee, ensuring everyone travels comfortably and within policy.

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Preparing for the next step: is your company ready for an IPO?

Future CFO

For many entrepreneurs, an initial public offering (IPO) represents a significant milestone or growth opportunity. The potential rewards can be substantial. However, navigating the path to an IPO can be complex and demanding, requiring significant planning and preparation. Undoubtedly, it is crucial for any company considering an IPO to thoroughly prepare before embarking on such a significant endeavor.

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RBI extends Interest Equalisation Scheme for Export Credit Until June 30

CFO News

The decision to extend the scheme comes after the Union Cabinet approved an additional allocation of Rs 2,500 crore in December, ensuring the continuation of the interest equalisation subsidy scheme on pre- and post-shipment rupee export credit until the end of June.

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CEO optimism hits two-year high as inflation cools: Conference Board

CFO Dive

More than one out of three top executives believe the economic outlook will brighten during the next six months, according to a Conference Board and Business Council survey.

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Batch Manufacturing Records: What You Need to Know

Navigator SAP

Lean manufacturing requires strong process control and organization. Whether making industrial product solutions or consumer goods, manufacturers benefit from master records that track batch production and the key elements required for the process. One manufacturing resource planning method that is critical for this organization is the batch manufacturing record.

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Planning Your Restaurant's Path to Profitability

Speaker: James Kahler, COO of Full Course

Ever wondered where to splurge and where to safely conserve when it comes to operating and growing your restaurant? 🤔 Join James Kahler, COO of Full Course and industry visionary, in this new webinar where he'll talk all about best practices to invest in your restaurant's success! Whether you're a new business or an established restaurant, a seasoned pro or a rookie, you'll learn the keys to sustainable success in this competitive industry.

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CPI Shelter Measures: 6-12 Month Lag

Barry Ritholtz

Last month, I mentioned that CPI inflation measures were based on lagging BLS measures of Owners’ Equivalent Rent (OER). BLS highlighted housing prices, headlining the CPI report as “CPI for all items rose 0.3% in January; shelter up ” As the chart above shows, Shelter was 2/3rds of the increase in the most recent. ( Chart thanks to Michael McDonough ).

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A Modern Nonprofit Podcast: A Different Approach to Earned Income for Nonprofits

The Charity CFO

John Renouard is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization, WHOlives. Like many nonprofit entrepreneurs, John’s career path wasn’t centered around becoming a 501c(3) director. For him, the journey truly started after he became curious about his son’s humanitarian and missionary work in Africa. The curiosity drove him and his wife to travel extensively through Mexico, Central America, and South America before diving deeper into exploration with a trip to Africa.

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A Primer for finance managers to chart the sustainability journey in Asia

Future CFO

The buzzwords ESG and sustainability have been used interchangeably in news reports and government policies nowadays. Both are related concepts, but they differ significantly in scope and connection with the business operations. ESG refers to frameworks that are used to direct a firm’s resource allocation as well as evaluate its performance and impact in environmental, social, and governance areas.

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Businesses must prioritize GST compliance to handle tax notices, says expert

CFO News

Tax experts stress the urgency of prioritizing GST compliance, emphasizing prompt response to summonses and adherence to regulations amidst increasing scrutiny, while urging for simplified tax procedures.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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New Prophix CFO: championing the ‘data steward’ shift

CFO Dive

The “bird’s eye view” of the business provided by finance chiefs makes them ideal choices as stewards of data, Prophix CFO Aaron Levine says.

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Empower Growth and Accelerate Innovation in Life Sciences with SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition

Navigator SAP

Growing a life sciences business is not an easy task. The life sciences industry presents plenty of opportunity, but operational complexity and regulatory challenges also are significant. You know this as an executive at a life sciences business. We understand the challenges of growing a life sciences business as well, because we’ve been helping life sciences businesses scale for many years as a leading ERP implementation partner that specializes in your line of business.

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U.S. Technology Adoption, 1900-2021

Barry Ritholtz

A century of tech adoption in 30 seconds click for animation Source: Blackrock The post U.S. Technology Adoption, 1900-2021 appeared first on The Big Picture.

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30-year TIPS auction gets real yield of 2.20%, highest in 14 years

Tips Watch

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com The Treasury’s auction of a new 30-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Security — CUSIP 912810TY4 — generated a real yield to maturity of 2.20%, the highest for this term at auction since February 2010.

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Accounting Software and ERP Readiness Guide

In this white paper, we explore the factors to consider in deciding whether the time is right for your Company to consider a new ERP or accounting software, the total cost of ownership and plans necessary to make the potential leap to these systems.