Hackett’s research—analyzing detailed benchmark findings from more than 200 large
companies—found that world-class EPM organizations deliver 2.4 times the industry-relative,
three-year average indexed equity market returns of typical companies. World-class EPM
organizations also perform more consistently, with a year-over-year operating profit volatility
(over a three-year average) that is significantly lower than the 33 percent seen by typical
companies. Read on.
Multiple studies among finance executives indicate that the finance department has the
opportunity to play a more strategic role, most are primarily focused on regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues. While compliance and governance are very important, it often seems the balance has been tipped towards risk aversion and away from value creating behavior. Companies have lost focus of their true purpose: to create and sustain business value. Read on.
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