Real-time Close: Oxymoron or True Value?

October 31, 2017
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: “Unfortunately, financial information is a decaying asset. The longer it takes to prepare the statements the less valuable the information becomes” (Steve Rosvold). Financial reports are required to meet statutory and management mandates. Traditional “hard close” reports could only be produced after the end of the period. Good news: Technology now lets your Finance department run a financial consolidation on real-time transactional data. Or maybe it’s not good news. Our panel will debate the value of mid-month reporting. The experts speak. Jeff Hattendorf, Macrospect: “Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking” (“Blink”, Malcolm Gladwell). Sam Parikh, Deloitte: “To innovate does not necessarily mean to expand; very often it means to simplify” (M. Russell Ballard). Stephanie Hudson Miller, SAP: “If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?” (Vince Lombardi). Join us for Real-time Close: Oxymoron or True Value?

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of more than 25 weekly business thought leadership talk series presented by SAP under the banner of Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, which debuted in 2011. In a uniquely lively, unscripted roundtable discussion format, Game-Changers offers a broad range of expert business and technology insights to a global business audience.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices.

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Episode Directory

October 2017

  • 10/31/2017: Real-time Close: Oxymoron or True Value? Listen Now
  • 10/17/2017: Predictive Close/Predictive Accounting: Getting Granular Listen Now
  • 10/3/2017: Visualization, BI and Advanced Analytics: Improving Enterprise Financial Performance. Listen Now

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