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Weekly Round Up
20 February 2018
Latest Companies

LucaNet - Next-generation financial performance management

IRIS - Software for Corporate Finance Teams

BPeSA Western Cape - Investment Agency for Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring in Cape Town

FinancialForce.com - The Cloud Applications Company

NRW.INVEST - Business Investment for International Companies

Press Releases

Sabre to integrate Chrome River’s leading expense management solution into its new mobile platform for business travellers
Chrome River becomes a Sabre premier provider for expense reporting.

Alphabet releases upgraded AlphaGuide app
Alphabet International has launched a reshaped version of the AlphaGuide. The app greatly enhances the mobility experience by providing a wide range of useful information and features that users can access conveniently on their smartphones.

Richard Schooling announced as chief commercial officer of Alphabet International
Richard Schooling has taken on the position of chief commercial officer at Alphabet International, the leading provider of outstanding Business Mobility solutions in Europe.

Baxters Food Group
Our business has grown phenomenally. Over the last 12 years we've undertaken 10 acquisitions. As a result of these changes, the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud service is going to be really fundamental in how the finance team can help move the business forward.

Ocado is re-platforming all our software to work in the cloud. The technology side of our business has always been a disruptor, always wanted to challenge things.

White Papers

Sophisticated IT systems that put finance before technology
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Sabre Report – Mobile in Travel
The perspectives of suppliers, online travel agencies, and other industry players on the challenges and...

Visa Case Study – GetThere Increases Adoption Rate

Innovation Update from Sabre Labs
Emerging Tech in Travel 2017...


FDE, in partnership with FCA, launches its new season of FDE TV
In our season four opener, Darina Ivanova, FDE TV presenter, visits the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, Alfa Romeo’s official museum located in Milan, and meets Gianluca Italia, managing director Italy and EMEA fleet & business services director at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (also known as FCA).

Future cars from the Geneva Motor Show
Surrounded by the Jura Mountains to the west and the French Alps in the east, Geneva is a gateway to the peaks. It’s a perfect destination for the ultimate road trip and the setting for the Geneva Motor Show – one of the most important and attractive showcases for the automobile world. Finance Director Europe took to the road to witness the spectacle and report on what is on the horizon for the car industry.

Transformational potential of IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is spreading out to encompass all kinds of devices – from toasters to industrial monitoring systems – and although it is unclear in what direction it will evolve, the connectivity it provides could present many opportunities to improve workflow and productivity. Jim Reavis, CEO of Cloud Security Alliance, discusses how it has the potential to transform companies as well as consumers.

Addressing the gaps in Environmental Liability Directive
The Environmental Liability Directive has had significant positive impact on policy development and the insurance market in the EU, but there are still gaps in its implementation. Finance Director Europe meets Jo Willaert and Typhaine Beaupérin from the Federation of European Risk Management Associations to find out how this can best be addressed.

Changing accounting standards
Accounting standard IFRS 9 will replace IAS 39 in 2018, and corporate finance is sure to see significant effects from the move. Finance Director Europe takes a look at how businesses can avoid too much turbulence in changing times.


Defining the CFO of the future
A series of Finance Director Europe events has explored how the role of the CFO is changing rapidly. Lena Shishkina, chief financial officer EMEA and APJ at Workday, explains how CFOs can meet these challenges.

IFRS 16 lease accounting requirements
With IFRS 16 lease accounting requirements coming over the horizon, companies must act now to adjust their reporting processes and meet the new standards that could have a major impact on balance sheets and income statements. Marco van der Kooij, managing director at Wolters Kluwer CCH Tagetik Benelux and Nordic, discusses the implications of the new standards and how the right solution can ease the burden of compliance.

Impact of IFRS 16 on balance sheets and income statements
With the upcoming introduction of IFRS 16, which will bring new accounting standards to bear on lease contracts, the business world has been working hard to assess the impact on balance sheets and income statements. Gilles Momper, CFO of fleet services provider ALD Automotive, talks to FDE TV about how the new rules will affect fleet operations.

Importance of data security with focus on compliance
Data drives business and, for most people, their personal lives; therefore, data security is of paramount importance. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has brought compliance into the spotlight. We speak to Steven van Hoorebeke, CEO of HR and payroll specialists SD Worx, about the implications of the new legislative regime.

Influence of technology on the finance function of companies
The pace of change in the finance function of any large organisation has been accelerating for many years, and the potential for technology to unlock greater efficiency and business value continues to grow. At the Q3 2017 Finance Director Europe briefing in London, in partnership with Sabre, Unilever’s then-VP of future finance, Steve Dixon, talked about his personal journey of technological discovery and how it is influencing the finance function of one of the world’s biggest companies.

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