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You Are Right! It’s Not Rocket Science!


There are so many challenges in today’s complex global business processes that it can be difficult to know where to begin. Ownership, functional lines, geographic scope, legal and compliance obligations, understanding, systems complexity, data, governance, even “what good looks like” is not easy at scale.… Read More

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3 Procure to Pay Challenges to Overcome


Procurement, Procure to Pay (P2P) and Global Business Services (GBS) Leaders face many challenges when it comes to the end-to-end Procure to Pay process. Cash flow, resource allocation, transaction volume, usability of the data they have, value of the technology in place, and on and on.… Read More

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Data Driven Business Processes – “The Emperor’s New Clothes revisited?”


The expectations on the use of data to drive business insights have sky-rocketed and whole new job categories have boomed as a result. But still companies are failing in their attempts to become data driven.

A recent Harvard Business Review article found that 72 percent of companies report that they have been unable to forge a data culture, and 69 percent say that they have not created a data- driven organization.… Read More

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Has the Technology Response to COVID Changed the Game? 


Has the Technology Response to COVID Changed the Game? 

COVID-19 has carelessly trodden all over the year 2020, leaving muddy footprints that don’t seem wash off very easily. One massive ripple it’s caused is history’s biggest surge in technology investment.

Harvey Nash/KPMG’s 2020 CIO and technology leadership survey is just out and has highlighted that the acceleration in digital transformation is here to stay.

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7 Steps to Data Driven Business Processes


7 Steps to Data Driven Business Processes

As a multi-function Global Business Services Leader, Steve Fox knows a thing or two about global business processes and “managing with data”.

But even he agrees that these challenging aspirations in major businesses, even at a time when this is a critical pre-condition for greater digitization and transformation.… Read More

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Are our Brains Helping us Manage Risk?


Are our Brains Helping us Manage Risk?

“Humans are not actually very good at assessing risk- especially their own risk” states Marie Hellweg-Larsen, a professor of psychology at Dickinson college.

Whether you are assessing everyday risks in management decision making, performing structured risk assessments on key financial risks, or planning a business process, system or technology change, this article by The New York Times points to some of the tricks that our minds play on us.

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