Finance Indaba Africa is only 3 weeks away! Approximately 5 000 people including your finance colleagues have already registered to attend the event of the annual finance calendar. Check out the programme for day 1 and day 2. 

Register now with Digiterra – click here and you will:

  1. Meet thousands of your peers from different industries
  2. Learn about the latest in analytics and automation
  3. Hear about the personal experiences of leading South African CFOs​
  4. Engage with thought leaders and FinTech entrepreneurs
  5. Hear from female leaders shattering the glass ceiling
  6. Tips on exercising corporate governance and due diligence
  7. Personal lessons from international finance leaders
  8. Advice on balancing work and life

Hear from your public sector servants on how they are building a better future for South Africa & South Africans.

CFO South Africa has announced the official speakers for the Finance Indaba 2017,

click here to view the list of speakers 

Visit our stand and get to know more about our Corporate Performance Management software, and also get a one on one session with our experts. Looking forward to seeing you there.

 

 

Article posted by CFO South Africa on August 22, 2017 at 8:00 – View Article

“Technology, shared resources and digital collaboration provide businesses with a global view of business,” says Christopher Jones, CEO of Digiterra, a silver partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2017 on 12 and 13 October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Finance professionals and accountants register for the Finance Indaba for free with code FI150

In the coming weeks and months, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is.

The Finance Indaba is the biggest annual event on the continent for financial managers and specialists who are seeking partnerships to drive progress. Thousands of delegates will gain valuable insights into realising financial performance and growth, becoming more efficient and accessing funding, among a host of other opportunities from leading players in financial services.

 Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
“We want to network with finance professionals, as well as showcase and demo our Enterprise Performance Management solution and follow up on any interest.”

What will you be talking about or showcasing?
“We will be showcasing our Board International Enterprise Performance Management solution.”

What challenges can you help finance professionals/firms with in 2017?

  • Consolidating information (from various sources into a single view)
  • Budgeting, planning and forecasting
  • Analytics and Dashboards to provide meaningful information for informed decision-making
  • Trend analysis

How important is technology and innovation in your business?
“It is our core business – we believe that the right technology solution enables processes and provides the means for effective decision-making.”

With offices both locally and globally, how do you ensure a uniform standard of service?
“Technology, shared resources and digital collaboration provide businesses with a global view of business.”

Do you want to about Digiterra’s enterprise performance management solution?  Do you want to be informed about the latest and greatest in finance? Then dont miss the Finance Indaba Africa 2017

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18 July 2017

By Daniel Phillips, Marketing Manager, BOARD UK

Board International Future of Finance

As business finance functions face pressure to deal with a growing array of data sources, it becomes increasingly clear that spreadsheet-based consolidation, reporting and forecasting can no longer keep up with the pace of change. While spreadsheets are obviously going nowhere fast (recent research by financial modelling firm F1F9 suggests 71% of large British businesses use spreadsheets to make key financial decisions), the question of how to maximise the effectiveness of the modern finance function remains, when exports and comparisons of data from different systems clearly still play a huge part in their activities.

BOARD and PwC recently came together to explore just that, delivering a two-hour breakfast briefing at The Brewery in London entitled “The Future of Frazzled Finance Teams”, attended by over 80 finance professionals. Featuring keynotes from PwC, ZF, Calvin Capital and BOARD, the event explored the ways in which finance departments are dealing with an increasingly demanding and data-driven environment.

Technological advancement in the office of finance

Unsurprisingly one of the key themes to emerge from the morning was that of upgrading finance technology. In a benchmarking survey by PwC, 56% of respondents felt improvements in finance technology would make finance processes more effective. In a similar vein, PwC shared the fact that it regularly sees over 40% of time spent on waste and activities that could be automated in relation to billing and management reporting. Both of these statistics are indicators that the future of the finance function lies in greater, more effective use of technology.

‘When’ not ‘what’

When the word ‘automation’ is mentioned, there’s an assumption this will mean a negative effect on human job roles, but the reality is far from this. In PwC’s survey, regular activities such as billing, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting are rated amongst the top tasks which could benefit from an automated approach, freeing up time and enabling staff to perform more value-added activities, in turn increasing efficiency and productivity.

With the tools already available in the marketplace to support this step change in process efficiency, it seems more a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘what will things look like’. BOARD offers companies the capability to perform financial consolidations, produce budgets/forecasts and deliver management reporting packs with just a few clicks, and more than 3000 organisations worldwide are already benefiting from being more financially and operationally efficient.

Take the journey

In PwC’s experience, the move to a more future-proofed finance function is a journey. Establishing good financial processes, underpinned by a robust business solution, can do wonders for your organisation.
If this blog has peaked your interest in taking your first steps, take a look at the event overview video below to get a feel for how things went on the day, check out our Events page for more upcoming sessions, or request a free BOARD demo for a demonstration of our capabilities. Change could be easier than you think.

We are excited to showcase our BOARD Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management Solution – discover more about BOARD here

Beware of Invisible Waste!

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Adrian Reed discusses why assessing customer demand and understanding waste is extremely useful in information-rich processes.

When analyzing and improving processes, it is often very valuable to understand customer demand and focus on reducing waste. Wasteful activities include….. more….

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“81% of senior finance professionals believe CFOs will be more influential in decision making”

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Finance professionals are facing some of the most demanding and challenging conditions for decades and this survey brings into sharp reality the progress they have made along the modern finance journey, namely:

  • Striving to be better business partners
  • Nurturing new finance talent to meet the exceptional demands of the digital economy
  • Guiding imaginative strategies and innovation
  • Standardizing and automating core finance processes and linking  them to back office systems
  • Learning how to manage and analyse the burgeoning volume and variety of data.

This detailed survey was completed by more than 760 senior finance members of the FSN Modern Finance Forum on LinkedIn.

The responses were gathered from across the globe and from 23 different industries, making it one of the largest and most authoritative studies of its kind.  And it didn’t disappoint in terms of its findings.

As proud sponsors of this research report, BOARD hopes you find this study interesting and enlightening.

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Location: London

Salary: £55 000 per annum excluding commission earned

We are looking for a well-qualified, dynamic and resourceful Business Development Manager to coordinate and facilitate the expansion of Digiterra in the UK.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and dedicated professional to create and apply an effective sales strategy which will build our brand in a new market.

The right candidate will have a proven track record within the technology industry as well as the aptitude and motivation necessary to create sustainable financial growth through boosting sales and forging strong relationships with clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and implementing strategies to identify new clients and new business opportunities
  • Establishing and maintaining key relationships
  • Carrying out presentations to new and existing clients
  • Working to promote the sales of our suite of products to clients
  • Managing third party alliances and customer satisfaction to drive future sales
  • Developing and executing a territory plan to maximise revenue

Experience and Skills:

  • At least 5 years sales experience within the technology industry
  • Experience in corporate B2B sales essential.
  • Sales experience in BI tools / software, i.e. QlikView, Tableau, Power BI, Board International etc.
  • Sales experience in consulting services
  • Excellent negotiating and presentation skills
  • Previous experience at cold calling
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative, but also able to work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational and time-management skills.

Please send your CV to:  mailto:careers@digiterragroup.com

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