In The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators
That Really Matter (HarperCollins, 2011), economic experts
Simon Constable and Robert E. Wright write, “The more data you
track the better an intuitive feel you will have for what is really
going on in the economy.” Constable shares the indicators in his
“Fantastic 50,” advice for identifying the best time to start a new
project, and what Big Macs reveal about the economy.
Infosys Synchronizes Global HR Processes for Reed Elsevier
A report released by Oracle in the spring of 2011
revealed that lack of visibility into profits is impairing
the financial performance, morale, and business
success of large organizations. The report, entitled
Performance Management: An Incomplete Picture, also
highlights significant challenges with data-gathering,
which contributes to a dangerous four-month data lag.
Learn more about the findings, plus find out more about
Oracle’s performance management solutions.
Five Ideas: Risk
Oracle Financial Services surveyed more than 200 senior
financial services executives, leaders, and experts
for Transforming the CFO Role in Financial Institutions:
Towards Better Alignment of Risk, Finance and Performance
Management. The report reviews finance processes and
suggests enhancements to address new competitive and
regulatory conditions. Read more about the study and what
other experts say about reducing risk.
Podcast: The Role of Business Intelligence in Oracle
“What we’ve done is really pervasively applied analytics
throughout the applications,” says Chris Leone, group vice
president, applications product strategy, Oracle. “What you’ll
see is at all the key decision points based on the role that
you have within the organization—whether you’re an end user,
whether you’re a business analyst, whether you’re a manager
or whether you’re a senior executive—we have the right
analytics for you throughout Oracle Fusion Applications.”
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