Finance Management

What has changed in the CFO Office?

The demands on the CFO and its organization have changed strongly in the past years. Even if the focus of the CFO office has changed from the correct recording of transactions to business partners over the last 20 years, this has largely been based on a stable foundation of methods and instruments.

On the one hand, the complexity of the existing business has significantly increased through a more global, clearly more work-oriented line-up. In addition, business models are changing more rapidly and new business models are created, which still do not affect the still important intuition for the business.

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4C GROUP AG | Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Understanding of robotic process automation
  • Fields of application
  • Roadmap
  • Differences between RPA solutions
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Cost and activity accounting indispensable in the age of digitisation? Increase the benefit!
  • Challenges: are the old ones - only in higher cycles and greater complexity
  • Cost and activity accounting is more than a BAB or a disregarded cost center evaluation.
  • 4C Healthcheck for a sound analysis of the KLR in your company
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Planung - Implementierung eines weltweiten Lean Plannings
Case Study on Lean Planning at a leading global provider of special medical products - lean planning is only useful under certain conditions

Successful implementation of a worldwide lean planning

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Planning and implementation of a concept for planning and control processes
Case study of a pharmaceutical company - improve planning without overstraining the workforce

Implementation of a concept for planning and control processes to increase planning quality and safety

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Structure of a planning process
Case study on planning in a technology company - Planning must be? Then please helpful and fast

Development of a planning process and standardized project procedure in the area of application systems at a technology company

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Planning - Development of a control concept
Case study for the development of a uniform control concept for a spectacle manufacturer - Creating flexibility and an increase in the quality of planning and control

Development of a uniform, group-wide and information-based control concept

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Planning - Sales Planning
Case study on sales planning in an IT service and consulting company group - we get your numbers rolling

Analysis, implementation and support in setting up rolling sales planning

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Digitization and many innovative tools - and we fight with Excel and user exits! A new tool must come! You can see the computer revolution everywhere just not in the productivity statistics
  • What's the problem?
  • 4C Solutions-Navigator - take the right tool in your hand!  
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Whitepaper to IFRS 16 - More than just balance sheet effects

The application of IFRS 16 has far-reaching accounting, organizational, procedural and technical implications. We provide an overview of:

  • Challenges
  • Solutions
  • Standardized process model to IFRS 16
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Whitepaper to process mining - unprecedented transparency opens up the potential for standardization and permanent optimization!

Contents at a glance:

  1. Challenges 
  2. Identifying potentials 
  3. Measure the success 
  4. Best practice approach
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Case study on the liquidity bottleneck of an hospital - financial management in times of crisis

Restructuring and interim management - Finance in hospitals

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Whitepaper Target Operating Model - Preparation for CFO 4.0: Without a clear target image of the future finance organization, the CFO area will become the company's dinosaur!
  • How can the new available data be integrated into the reporting?
  • What does reporting and control look like under industry 4.0 sign?
  • What effect will the relocation of CRM systems to the cloud have on the CFO? 
  • Is the old paradigm that every number in the company must come from the CFO area losing its validity?
  • Can one trust the promises of the manufacturers who once again promise integration?
  • When can reporting and planning finally become part of general corporate management and not a controlling event?
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SAP S/4HANA Discovery Workshops

Evaluate the potential of SAP S/4HANA finance for your company - individual, compact and fast!

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Whitepaper to CSR reporting - legal duty and marketing dumb or meaningful control?

Since 2014, certain companies have been obliged to publish non-financial information on corporate social responsibility. We provide an overview of CSR reporting:

  1. Challenges in CSR Reporting 
  2. Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
  3. Benefit of CSR Reporting
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Whitepaper for Digital Finance - Digitization will increasingly change finance

Contents at a glance:  

  1. Where does digitization begin? 
  2. Digitization is the project to use digital technology to offer new products, to improve processes and to improve communication and networking 
  3. Digital Strategy, Digital Operations and Digital Capabilities
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Whitepaper electronic invoicing - paper invoices are a thing of the past: The ZUGFeRD format - an industry initiative
  • e-Invoice - everyone creates their own standard
  • The ZUGFeRD* format - an industry initiative
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4C GROUP AG_Prozessautomatisierung
Whitepaper to process automation using the example purchase to pay - What happens to the accounts payable accountant?

The advancing digitalization promotes a process automation of the Purchase-2-Pay process and turns the buyer into an accountant - or vice versa!

  • Why process automation at all?
  • The choice of a suitable change management approach is of utmost importance for the success of the project.  
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Whitepaper to profitability management
  • Objectives of profitability and cost management
  • Basics and principles
  • Instrument kit
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Effective group controlling ensures efficiency gains in group controlling: Success factors for the implementation of a successful group controlling
  • Why do we need effective group controlling?
  • Solutions and 4C Method for effective group controlling
  • Benefits and results

 

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Innovation Management - Laying the foundation for tomorrow's business: Not the generation of ideas, but their structured implementation to market maturity differentiates the champions from the competition
  • Innovation as one of the essential success factors of a company
  • Effective control and efficient organization
  • 4C Consulting approach and benefits and results
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Minimalism in Reporting - The 4C Notation ©: How to use a company-specific presentation to make your reporting appealing, thus increasing the acceptance and effectiveness of your top management

 

  • General rules of 4C notation ©
  • Negative Rules and positive rules of Notation
  • Guidelines for column and bar diagrams

 

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Reporting requires a structured closing process: Period ending - the inconspicuous process that depends a lot
  • Significance of the closing process for corporate management
  • best practice
  • Approach 4C GROUP
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Top management reporting: Focusing corporate management on real key performance indicators - Powerful control concepts are the prerequisite for effective management cockpits
  • Need for effective and transparent control information as a starting point for the introduction of a Management Cockpit
  • 4C approach to developing an effective management cockpit
  • Advantages and Benefits of a Management Cockpit
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Cost management - more than just cost reduction: Advantages of continuous potential control
  • Cost management - a central topic of corporate management
  • Solution: Control model aligned with the entire value chain
  • 4C consulting approach: holistic consideration of all relevant components of cost management
  • Results and benefits
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Creating the foundation for effective performance management: The path from controlling to corporate management
  • Initial situation and basis for successful performance management
  • 4C approach: creation of an instrument matrix 
  • Benefits and results: Support for the overarching management of the company and its individual divisions
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