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Cloud
Intuit QuickBooks' new ML-powered tool predicts SMB cashflows
Intuit QuickBooks has rolled out a machine learning-based cashflow prediction tool to assist thousands of small and medium businesses with getting back on the road to recovery.
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Cloud
Planning – the critical task for CFOs in unpredictable times
How robust planning can help finance leaders steer their organisations through COVID-19 and beyond.
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Data analytics
Out of the office but still on the job: Continuous accounting helps finance departments carry on
Scores of finance teams around Australia are working remotely but those which practise continuous accounting are likely to find it easier to maintain business as usual while they’re out of the office.
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Artificial Intelligence
Reach for the low-hanging fruit: How achieving a rapid ROI is becoming a leading AI trend
Focusing on returns, rather than adopting AI for its own sake, will drive the emergence of rapid AI ROI throughout the rest of 2020.
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Financial software
Report: 63% of APAC customers willing to switch to neobanks
Data from the IDC report shows that the rise of digital banking can be partially attributed to the conservative view of the value chain maintained by many traditional banks – leaving them unable to take advantage of potential ecosystem partners.
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet delivers dominant Q1 2020 financial results
The cybersecurity company saw gains in almost every category for its financial results of the first quarter of the year.
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Partner Programme
Nutanix supports partners with financial assistance programme
Nutanix has unveiled details of its finanical assistance programme for its partners to help them get through the COVID-19 crisis.
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Planning
Only 8% of CFOs are factoring in a 'second wave' of COVID-19 into plans
According to a Gartner survey released yesterday, only a small portion of CFOs have a second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks factored into their planning scenarios, while 42% of CFOs are not incorporating a second wave outbreak at all in their plans.
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Financial planning
CorPlan develops forecasting tool to eliminate 'spreadsheet hell' & support stimulus modelling
The solution helps to move organisations away from ‘Excel Hell’ related to budgeting, forecasting, and planning.
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Data analysis
Board International launches solution marketplace
Organisations are able to browse ready-made solutions built specifically for the Board decision-making platform, which complement customers’ existing Board solutions.
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Commerce Systems
City of Melbourne announces financial package for SMEs to migrate online
The grants would allow for businesses to quickly adapt to the new normal of remote working -  offering products online, providing services virtually and offering take-away and delivery of goods.
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Cloud
BlackLine receives high praise from Gartner and customers
“From our view, it is extremely gratifying to see that so many of our valued customers are benefiting from the collaborative accounting experience we provide and have true ROI to show after using BlackLine to modernise their finance and accounting organisations.”
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Digital Transformation
Why zero-based budgeting is making a comeback – BOARD International
Many established businesses in affected sectors are having to rethink longstanding practices and processes and find significant savings in order to remain competitive.
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Mastercard
OpenText and Mastercard partner dominate financial processes market
“We are excited OpenText is partnering with Mastercard to integrate our digital platforms together to allow companies to quickly identify and vet business relationships and make the end-to-end payments process even simpler.”
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Accounting
Why finance and IT must work together to implement RPA
In the accounting department, robotic process automation sees automation software running on a workstation perform many of the tasks formerly carried out by accountants.
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CRM
Why next-gen CRMs need real-time data for forecasting
The problem is that many finance departments are still stuck making important business decisions based on last quarters’ numbers.
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Mindfull
Anaplan names first Kiwi channel partner
The appointment indicates headway into the New Zealand market for the cloud planning platform provider.
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Cloud
Adaptive Insights announces a stellar year for FY18
The company passed the $100 million revenue threshold and added more than 500 net new customers.
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Cloud
Empired ups revenue expectations; full steam ahead for FY16
Empired has upgraded its revenue expectations for 2015 and 2016 on the back of contract success and rapid expansion across Australia and New Zealand.
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CFO
Mainfreight forecasts annual profit hike, pays tribute to Rowlands
"We retain a positive outlook across the group for the 2016 financial year," the company said.
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Express Data
Expanding Express Data NZ starts 2014 with a bang
Express Data New Zealand has started its financial year with a bang, with its Q1 figures beating budget and improving on last year's record breaking figures.
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Cloud
HTC Profits down 83% from last year
It's not good times for HTC. Their HTC One phone was supposed to be the flagship product for 2013, and by all accounts it's actually a pretty nice phone. So what gives?
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Small Business / SMB
Money is not important
"Money is not important in itself, but it touches everything in your life that is.”
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Apple
News: Apple's plans for its cash balance, location-based reminders, Andy Ihnatko's OS X, and more!
Apple has announced that they will be starting a stock buyback to the tune of US$10 billion starting September 1st, along with a per-share dividend of US $2.