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The Revival of Zero-Based Budgeting

Who would have thought that after 50 years we would still be talking about Pete Pyhrr? Pete is considered the “father of zero-based budgeting.” He was an accounting manager at Texas Instruments who had the audacity to suggest that in order to allocate resources more efficiently, we should tie expenditures to results.

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How Technology is Transforming Financial Planning Analysis

My first article on the topic of technology terms explained advanced analytics and robotic process automation (RPA) in the context of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and the evolution toward intelligent finance. Here, we’ll explore the cloud and software as a service (SaaS), artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain: what these technologies can do for FP&A teams, and the status of adoption globally. That said, I thought these two quotes would help illuminate the topic.

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How Financial Planning & Analysis Can Come To Terms With The Latest Technology

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” – Edward Teller “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” – Bill Gates

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Multi-Time Frame Analysis: Trading using Option Factors

Multiple time frame analysis is where you take into consideration what is occurring on other time frames that may have an effect on your position. Most traders pick their one time-frame and then almost never leave it. Or they just leave their time-frame to go down to lower time-frames to find more trading opportunities – which basically means they are recklessly hunting for signals on time-frames they shouldn’t be on.

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Ten Years of Global Financial Crisis: How Did We Get Into It?

In a few days from now, on 15th September, we will remember the demise of the investment bank Lehman Brothers. The largest bankruptcy in the history - much bigger than Enron, WorldCom and Adelphia combined, with an assets-write off worth over US$ 639 Billion, making 25000 employees jobless overnight, playing havoc on the stock markets and national economies, and triggering a Tsunami of bankruptcies and bailouts.

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Branches have a Strong Future as Alternative Channels

What Reduction in Transaction Activity Means

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When Payments Disappear, and Value Emerges

If you think we’re done with the whole “when is a mobile payment a payment” argument, think again. The reality is that the biggest evolution in payments is not about Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Square or faster payments, but it is about context and simplicity, and that’s where the mobile and other technologies are leading us.

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