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Looking back at the past won’t let us see into the future

Teddy Murphy: Let’s start with your background – what interested you in getting better outcomes from I.T. systems in finance? Andrew May: I’ve always had a keen interest in technology and in innovative ways of looking…

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Driving optimal performance at Al-Babtain Group – fuelled by Miagen

It is a highly diversified company that operates across several business lines including automotive, information technology, investment, industrial and finance. ABG is a major presence in the Middle East and North Africa retail auto market, as…

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CFO forum in Kuwait debates finance leader’s changing role

Finance leaders attended, from industries ranging from healthcare, banking and automotive, to petroleum, construction, transport and logistics. The event started with a discussion of the current role of the finance department or head; most of those…

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Simplicity the key for the strategic CFO

Finance professionals gathered from a cross-section of company sizes, from multibillion organisations to nimble startups, spanning industries from insurance, technology and media to manufacturing, financial services and facilities management. The group organises discussion and information sharing…

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As aircraft leasing sector faces headwinds, FP&A from Miagen enables control

From Miagen’s perspective, aircraft leasing is looking increasingly like an industry that’s crying out for FP&A. Headwinds – whether in the form of competition or regulation – will force lessors to plan more efficiently and to…

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Look past the numbers when forecasting future performance

Non-financial KPIs are having an increasing impact in tracking, measuring and forecasting corporate performance. As recently as two years ago, just 10 per cent of KPIs were non-financial. According to Adaptive’s global survey of 306 CFOs,…

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Analytics for CFOs: why clouds on the horizon are a good sign

When Adaptive Insights surveyed 377 global CFOs earlier this year, they estimated that one third of their IT infrastructure will be hosted in the cloud in the form of software as a service (SaaS). Within four years, they expect this to grow to 60 per cent of their…

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Driving the evolution of the future finance function

That message was brought vividly to life during Miagen’s recent event for finance professionals at Benz Mercedes-World UK, where senior executives in the technology, transport and logistics sectors shared their insights. John O’Mahony, a director with…

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