Archive for the ‘Finance Operations’ Category
March 30, 2009 – 11:50 am
by Cindy Lo
In today’s economic downturn, many high tech companies face the challenge of sustaining or improving their sales growth rates despite suboptimal margins and profitability erosion in such a complex business environment. The inability to strategically manage a closed-loop pricing process (Figure 1) is also a major concern for these organizations, ...
February 26, 2009 – 4:55 pm
by Namrita Singh
If revenues and profits are the lifeblood of a business, then sales forecasts are the leading indicator of a business’s financial health. Faced with the pressures of today’s weakening economy, keeping a check on the financial health of a business is essential for planning ahead and preparing the company to ...
October 27, 2008 – 9:31 am
by Trey Pruitt
In the current economic environment, businesses are undertaking initiatives to drive major cost-cutting measures. These include cutting internal waste, reducing headcount, off-shoring non-core activities, and selling / discontinuing unprofitable areas of the business. However, while cost-cutting measures are underway the real question still remains – how do I continue to ...
July 30, 2008 – 10:01 am
by Charlie Lin
Revenue recognition for high tech companies that sell products through distribution channels has become increasingly problematic for Finance departments because revenue may not be considered earned as long as the distributor retains the right to return the goods. In this article, we discuss the issues and problems in greater detail ...
April 10, 2008 – 5:55 pm
by Gretchen Atherton
Background Statement: A Changing Landscape
In spite of today’s strong regulatory compliance imposed through mandates like Sarbanes-Oxley (S-Ox), Finance’s value to the business has always been clear: manage the core finance operations, provide counsel on optimizing resources, provide visibility and accurate reporting of financial performance, align and support organizational growth with ...