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Accounting systems
Xero enters multi-year global partnership with PKF
May 2022
“Xero and PKF are incredibly aligned organisations. Partnering at a global and local level will enable us to maximise our meaningful impact."
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Compliance
Data-driven companies stuck in inefficient, manual processes
April 2022
Although data-driven companies place utmost priority on securing sensitive data, most are stuck in cycles of ineffective manual practices.
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Accounting systems
BlackLine bolsters financial management capabilities through FourQ acquisition
February 2022
BlackLine CEO Marc Huffman says intercompany accounting is a ‘distraction’ within F&A for many multinational organisations.
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Cloud
NetApp extends FinOps offerings with latest acquisition
October 2021
NetApp has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CloudCheckr, a cloud optimisation platform that provides cloud visibility and insights to lower costs, maintain security and compliance, and optimise cloud resources.
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Financial software
Automate or perish: why it’s past time for finance departments to scrap the spreadsheets
August 2021
Around A/NZ, CFOs are making finance transformation a priority and those that don’t will be doing their employers a disservice, writes BlackLine VP Claudia Pirko.
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Data
The benefits of strengthening the finance department’s relationship with data
July 2021
Finance professionals need absolute certainty that their data can stand the test of investors, public auditors, and regulators.
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Gartner
Workday cloud financial management expertise recognised in Gartner MQ
May 2021
Workday has been positioned as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises.
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Financial software
Working capital finance: what is it and how to apply
April 2021
Working capital finance can help uncork the bottleneck many businesses face – inadequate cash flow – without causing headaches later down the line.
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Fintech
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Acala?
April 2021
Acala is the decentralised finance hub of Polkadot, and it provides financial applications and stable assets that scale.
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Financial software
Tech companies need better financial controls to overcome growing revenue challenges
March 2021
"Today's volatile and constantly changing channel environment places even greater competitive pressure on high tech companies."
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IT Automation
How more efficient financial management can help businesses bounce back after COVID-19
March 2021
To date, less than 10% of organisations globally have embraced financial automation, according to research commissioned by BlackLine in 2020.
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Accounting systems
COVID-19 halts 53% of accounting automation projects
December 2020
Manual accounting is untenable in a post COVID-19 environment, according to new global research from accounting automation software company BlackLine.
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Cybersecurity
ESET investigates Australians' attitudes to financial technology
December 2020
According to ESET, financial technology will play a critical role in personal and societal economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19, and it has never been more important that FinTech solutions are adequately protected.
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CFO
Why automating the finance function is critical for future growth
November 2020
As well as continually struggling with tedious workflows and manual processing, many finance professionals are still finding it a challenge to complete their month-end close. This is where software can help, writes BlackLine regional vice president for A/NZ Claudia Pirko.
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Accounting systems
BlackLine enhances support for finance and accounting teams
November 2020
“The global pandemic is bringing to the forefront what we’ve seen for years.  Traditional manual accounting processes are not sustainable."
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Forrester Research
90% of organisations struggling with financial software, study finds
October 2020
90% of organisations have experienced challenges around financial closes due to technology issues, according to a new study from Trintech conducted by Forrester Consulting.
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CFO
The evolving role of the finance department
September 2020
By bringing their unique perspective and insights to the table, CFOs can help to ensure projects achieve their objectives and realise their full potential for the organisation.
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Financial software
APAC firms cling to manual expense processes - at great cost
July 2020
Asia Pacific organisations that rely on manual finance processes could be losing as much as US$21.5 billion due to productivity inefficiencies each year.
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Accounting systems
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is BlackLine?
July 2020
In this interview, we speak with BlackLine A/NZ regional vice president Claudia Pirko, who discusses the role of automation and AI in finance departments and how COVID-19 has affected this.
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Payroll systems
Technology-driven strategies to reduce rostering and payroll complexity
July 2020
According to research from Ceridian’s 2019 report on the Australian pay experience, 41% of employees felt issues with salary or pay was a main driver of workplace dissatisfaction.
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Accounting systems
Capgemini empowers clients through global alliance with BlackLine
June 2020
“This collaboration will play a critical role in the expansion of our finance and accounting capabilities. It is a positive step that enhances Capgemini’s best-in-class Digital Global Enterprise Model, and our Record to Analyse capabilities."
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Startup
New tech startup looks to help lawyers and finance pros
May 2020
StructureFlow has launched to market, dubbing itself as a tech startup with the mission of helping lawyers and finance professionals visualise complex legal structures and transactions.
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IT Automation
Finance teams take steps to basic automation - Trintech report
May 2020
“The large number of respondents who indicated that they’re developing automation for their compliance process suggests that organizations are starting to move up the automation maturity curve."
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Financial software
Report: 63% of APAC customers willing to switch to neobanks
May 2020
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.