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Weekly Round Up
26 October 2016
Latest Companies

Oracle Modern Finance - Modern finance perspectives

Business Birmingham - Shared Service Centres and Business Process Outsourcing in Birmingham

billinx by AirPlus - Electronic Invoicing and Payment Handling

Proservartner - Management Consultancy Services for Shared Services, Outsourcing and Corporate Transformation

Beazley - Life, Accident and Health, Marine, Political risks, Contingency and Property Insurance

Press Releases

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.

Alphabet outperforms market growth
The fleet services provider reports further growth in 2015.

White Papers

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...

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service
Fast, better planning and budgeting for finance...

The Digital Finance Imperative
Measure and manage what matters...

The Finance Professional’s Guide to Cloud Computing
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,...

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...


Scottish Development International: why Scotland is the shared services centre
In 1998, Shell established its first shared services centre in Glasgow. Trade promotion agency Scottish Development International examines why the Dutch oil giant settled in Scotland, and the reasons behind the country’s success in attracting foreign direct investment.

FDE releases new TV episode – 'Investing in Future Talent'
In this episode of FDE TV we come to Frankfurt, where we visit the campus of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Global workers – Total Group’s expatriate management
Effective expatriate management is a cornerstone of the globalised economy, with international businesses operating all over the world. This is particularly so for upstream oil and gas operators that search for new hydrocarbon reserves in unconventional and hostile environments, while trying to keep their employees committed, healthy and safe. Jean-Remi Bur, Total Group’s head of employee benefits, employer liabilities and international mobility, tells Finance Director Europe about the challenges of managing thousands of expats.

A challenging new world – CFO insight from FDE’s London briefing
CFOs are assuming broader roles as companies adapt to an increasingly digital world. That was the keynote message at a recent dinner briefing in the Andaz Hotel, London, hosted by Finance Director Europe in association with Genpact. Steve Dunkerley speaks to six leading European CFOs to discuss this idea in more detail and see how these challenges can be addressed.

Change for gen Y – Oracle and FDE roundtable
When talking about digital transformation in finance, there’s more to consider than technology. At a roundtable dinner hosted by Finance Director Europe in conjunction with Oracle on 26 April at London’s Grosvenor House, finance leaders from a variety of industries spoke about how digital transformation and cultural change in finance are related.


CFO & CHRO: embracing digital HR - Michael Custers
Michael Custers at NGA HR discusses how the company plans to build a culture of more streamlined and efficient digital strategies to bring HR and finance together.

WNS: Future-ready operations - Krishnan Raghunathan
Finance Director Europe speaks to Krishnan Raghunathan, CCO of WNS, about implementing future-ready operations.

Volkswagen Financial Services: Flexible fleets - Knut Krösche
Knut Krösche on how the automotive environment is transforming and how to guarantee flexibility in a changing world.

Santa Fe Relocation Services: It’s about relocation, relocation, relocation
Martin Thaysen reveals how companies and individuals can benefit from receiving the right advice to make relocation a beneficial and productive experience.

Oracle: Collaboration and value realisation - Mandeep Hansra
Oracle’s Mandeep Hansra speaks about how the company’s cloud-based EPM solutions are in tune with modern finance needs.

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