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The Rock Star Controller: AP Steps Up for Working Capital Management

Discussions of working capital don’t have to be overly complicated. From the Financial Operations point-of-view, we’re really only talking about three things (Cash, AR, and AP) and then looking at a bunch of different things we can do to affect…

Understanding how Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Services Impacts BYOD

On August 12, 2014 the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, ruled in the lawsuit Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Service on the question of whether an employer must reimburse employees for required uses of personal…

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Does ILTA 2014 Offer Indicators of a Shift to Strategic Law Firm IT?

Last Monday, the International Legal Technology Association’s ILTA 2014 kicked off in Nashville to Dr. Peter Diamandis’s exhortation to innovation. With its “Six D’s of Distruption,” his keynote sounded more like Silicon Valley evangelization than what we always associate with…

Natural Language, Innovation, and the Next Step for BI

When it comes to business intelligence (BI) software, the user interface is the crown jewel of just about any offering. Significant sums of money are spent on the balancing act between usability and robustness of capabilities. However, advances in natural…

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The Hidden Costs of Spreadsheets in Compliance and Risk Management

Due to their versatility and ubiquity, spreadsheets tend to become the default solutions for a variety of enterprise functions. Within compliance and risk functions alone, they frequently occupy roles supporting process management, controls management, risk analysis, audit, and reporting. However,…

BI Platform vs. Tool: Choosing Birst Over Tableau for Enterprise Business Intelligence Needs

This report summarizes the decision process of five firms as they navigated the BI vendor selection process with a specific focus on two often compared competitors Birst and Tableau. Each of the five studied firms are current Birst customers and…

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