What’s Driving Finance Improvement?

Haley Carroll's picture

Today to win, organizations have to outmaneuver the competition, and this is where finance needs to step up and become a better business partner. But how are CFOs, and the finance functions they manage, driving process improvement efforts that lead to this outcome? To answer this question and more, APQC’s Senior Research Fellow in Financial Management, Mary Driscoll, fielded a survey to determine what tools, techniques, and technologies will enable finance to reach its full potential and stay relevant in the eyes of the business.

Business Case for Building a Data-Driven Culture

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

I recently interviewed Eric Siegel, founder of Predictive Analytics World and author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, about how to build a data-driven organization.

Three Things I Learned at Strata+Hadoop World

Michael Sims's picture

As I mentioned a little over a month ago, I was pretty excited about the chance I was given to attend the Strata+Hadoop World conference in San Jose. It turns out that that anticipation was justified.

Breakdown Those Analytics Silos

Elissa Tucker's picture

Photo: Matt BatchelorIntegrated analytics key to strategy execution. Knowledge analytics, workforce analytics, process analytics, analytics in finance—all are topics featured on APQC’s analytics expertise page.

No More Excuses—Just Get Predictive!

Elissa Tucker's picture

In this final blog post based on our recent interview, Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. explains what predictive workforce analytics maturity really means and provides insights for organizations transitioning to making data-based workforce decisions.

Louis Richardson of IBM on Making Social Smart

Carla O'Dell's picture

Virtually every mature KM program has or wants a social collaboration aspect, via SharePoint, Yammer, a wiki, or any one of the myriad open source or inexpensive proprietary and public social networking sites. Employees want to connect as easily at the office as they do in their personal life for a quick exchange, to follow people they like, and to create a personal brand.

Analytics Maturity: Getting the Intersections Right

Mary Driscoll's picture

In any organization, during the early stages of building analytical muscle, there will be competing views on what the maturity ladder looks like. To sort out what’s what, start with a common language for describing how analytics will serve strategic aims of the enterprise as a whole. Avoid being fenced in by groups of skunk works going after radical but narrow innovations. Beware as well that some people speak only in the dialects favored by the IT profession.

Will Advancements in Workforce Analytics Broaden Your Career Opportunities?

Elissa Tucker's picture

Ever heard of predictive succession planning? How about predictive career pathing or pervasive workforce analytics? Find out what predictive workforce analytics advancements are on the horizon, in this third blog post based on my interview with Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp.

No Talent Shortages Here: The Real Challenges Facing Predictive Workforce Analytics

Elissa Tucker's picture

At APQC, we get a lot of questions about whether or not there is a shortage of data scientist talent. Recently, I had the opportunity to ask Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. for her perspective on this issue. Read her answer in this second blog post based on our interview. Greta’s answer surprised me and opened my eyes to a less talked about, but no less important, analytics talent shortage.