New WhitePapers information at Finance Director Europe New and updated information from WhitePapers listed on www.the-financedirector.com http://www.the-financedirector.com/ en-us http://www.the-financedirector.com/ New WhitePapers information at Finance Director Europe http://www.the-financedirector.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Modern Finance in the Digital Age http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/modern-finance-in-the-digital-age/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/modern-finance-in-the-digital-age/ Gartner calls them the 'Nexus of Forces". IDC says the constitute the "3rd Platform" for innovation and growth. No matter how you define it, cloud, social, mobile and big data and changing the competitive dynamics of the global economy and creating s… Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:14:00 GMT Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/oracle-planning-and-budgeting-cloud-service/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/oracle-planning-and-budgeting-cloud-service/ Fast, better planning and budgeting for finance executives. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:10:00 GMT The Digital Finance Imperative http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/the-digital-finance-imperative/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/the-digital-finance-imperative/ Measure and manage what matters next. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:26:00 GMT The Finance Professional’s Guide to Cloud Computing http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/why-when-and-how-to-move-finance-to-the-cloud/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/why-when-and-how-to-move-finance-to-the-cloud/ Today’s finance departments are on the spot. Businesses are reshaping for a digital world – and a new generation of financial professionals are arriving with high expectations for access, speed, mobility. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:23:00 GMT A new era in planning across the enterprise http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/a-new-era-in-planning-across-the-enterprise/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/a-new-era-in-planning-across-the-enterprise/ For many companies, the spreadsheet was (and still is) king - the tool of choice for easy and flexible planning. But the reign of the spreadsheet came not without its share of problems and complexity. Fortunately, we have since entered a new era of c… Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:04:00 GMT Bringing planning ownership back to Finance http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/bringing-planning-ownership-back-to-finance/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/bringing-planning-ownership-back-to-finance/ At Anaplan, we’ve seen demand for the Anaplan planning and modeling platform soar to unprecedented levels within the insurance sector. Four primary business challenges for finance leaders in this sector are stimulating this demand: cost reduction, re… Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:03:00 GMT The need for speed http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/the-need-for-speed/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/the-need-for-speed/ Consistency, accuracy and cross-functional collaboration are essential for today’s business modellers and planners. Getting real-time insights via an in-memory calculation engine, however, was the initial motivation for establishing Anaplan according… Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:33:00 GMT Thriving in the digital economy: Four reasons why finance is excited about the future http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/thriving-in-the-digital-economy-four-reasons-why-finance-is-excited-about-the-future/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/thriving-in-the-digital-economy-four-reasons-why-finance-is-excited-about-the-future/ Finance leaders in Europe weigh in on the future of their profession – and the solutions they need. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:42:00 GMT CCH Finance Act 2015 Report http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/category/cch-finance-act-2015-report/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/category/cch-finance-act-2015-report/ Depending on the result of the general election and decisions taken by the government arising from that, the Finance Act 2015 may be the first of two, three, or possibly even more finance acts in 2015. Although we can’t predict what might happen, we … Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:06:00 GMT CCH Summer Budget Insight 2015 http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/category/cch-summer-budget-insight-2015/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/category/cch-summer-budget-insight-2015/ If you enjoyed our commentary earlier this year on the Budget 2015, our in-house tax writers have now written expert commentary on the recent proposals in the Summer Budget, announced July 2015. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:03:00 GMT Why choose a client portal for client communications? http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/category/why-choose-a-client-portal-for-client-communications/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/category/why-choose-a-client-portal-for-client-communications/ This white paper considers the kinds of communication that take place between an accountancy practice and its clients. What are the characteristics of successful client communication and how does a client portal compare to email and online file-shar… Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:01:00 GMT The new rules on capital allowances http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/category/the-new-rules-on-capital-allowances/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/category/the-new-rules-on-capital-allowances/ Neil Tipping, CCH senior tax consultant, looks at the rules affecting capital allowances on fixtures and fittings embedded in buildings. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:57:00 GMT The next stage in creating the value added finance function http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/the-next-stage-in-creating-the-value-added-finance-function/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/the-next-stage-in-creating-the-value-added-finance-function/ In a business environment that demands unceasing innovation, companies will need to find ways to accelerate their “time to action” - the speed with which they absorb new information, analyse it and apply it to take decisive action in the midst of cha… Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:22:00 GMT The future of financial planning and analysis http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/the-future-of-financial-planning-and-analysis/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/the-future-of-financial-planning-and-analysis/ In an increasingly competitive landscape, finance executives face many obstacles as they seek to support the business. Many of these hurdles stem from having disparate information systems - leaving finance unable to provide the real-time analysis nee… Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:21:00 GMT Building high-performing finance functions http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/building-high-performing-finance-functions/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/building-high-performing-finance-functions/ It is clear that finance is becoming increasingly strategic and finance leaders are expected to have a thorough understanding of business operations, while working alongside their line-of-business peers to focus resources and define their company’s s… Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:10:00 GMT Next-generation needs for cash management http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/next-generation-needs-for-cash-management/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/info-management/next-generation-needs-for-cash-management/ Cash management and forecasting have become more important than ever for a company’s success, but they have also become more difficult to do well. And the pressure to be “best in class” in terms of cash reporting and forecasting is only likely to gro… Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:06:00 GMT Modern workforce management: Impacting the bottom line http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/human-capital-management/modern-workforce-management-impacting-the-bottom-line/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/human-capital-management/modern-workforce-management-impacting-the-bottom-line/ In many organizations, employees have become the most costly asset. Personnel costs for salaries, benefits, training, temporary staff and consultants often exceed 50% of the total operating budget. Despite this significant financial commitment, most … Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:29:00 GMT Moving beyond compliance: The future of diversity and inclusion management http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/human-capital-management/moving-beyond-compliance-the-future-of-diversity-and-inclusion-management/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/human-capital-management/moving-beyond-compliance-the-future-of-diversity-and-inclusion-management/ Businesses that recruit from a diverse workforce find the best and brightest talent, which spurs the most innovative and creative solutions, which will create a more happy and engaged workforce. Eventually, that will result in a better competitive si… Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:20:00 GMT An employee-centric approach to HR - Employee experience journey mapping (EXJM) http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/human-capital-management/an-employee-centric-approach-to-hr---employee-experience-journey-mapping-exjm/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/human-capital-management/an-employee-centric-approach-to-hr---employee-experience-journey-mapping-exjm/ According to PwC's latest Annual Global CEO Survey (2014), CEOs' number one priority are talent strategies requiring focus and change. This suggests two things: (1) The C-suite has an increased desire to drive value from HR as the focus moves from t… Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:02:00 GMT Modern HR in the Cloud http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/human-capital-management/modern-hr-in-the-cloud/ http://www.the-financedirector.com/downloads/whitepapers/human-capital-management/modern-hr-in-the-cloud/ From chaos to continuity: Taking HRMS to the Cloud to simplify human resources management. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:48:00 GMT