Over the past few years organizations have placed a greater focus on informed reporting and business decision making in order to glean insight into past, present and future performance. With greater need for this information – now – departments across the organization, inducing Finance, have been overloaded with reporting requirements by internal stakeholders and external regulators. But, with lower headcounts and more data to sift through and comment on, are departments equipped to meet all reporting requirements? How can teams manage the plethora of fluid data and use it to form a compelling analysis?
A recent Hackett study concluded that "getting to understanding" – leveraging data and turning it into actionable information to be used by the business – is a key issue facing CFOs today. Find out how best-in-class organizations are getting to data understanding faster and discover how much time they are saving on report assembly. Join us for this Webcast to learn how companies are transforming data into information and hear several real-life use cases for automating report assembly.
Upon completing this Webcast, you will be able to:
- Understand reporting today, which is manual and risky;
- Evaluate current cycle times for data reporting; and
- Explain the value of automating report assembly.
About the Speakers
Charles Harris, Business Unit Executive, Business Analytics, IBM Software Group
Charles is the IBM Worldwide Brand Representative focused on narrative reporting and disclosure management. He is based in the metropolitan New York area and has been with his team since 2008. Prior to this, Charles spent ten years in the software industry working with accounting, performance management, and business intelligence software systems. Before entering the software industry, Charles held various accounting, auditing, and IT positions.
Lindsay Hampson, Business Unit Executive, Business Analytics, IBM Software Group
Lindsay Hampson is a Worldwide Product Marketing Manager within IBM's Performance Management team. She supports the delivery of innovative solutions to IBM's customers and to the marketplace. She has a full tool belt from her previous experience in marketing at Clarity Systems, CIO Magazine, and SAP BusinessObjects.