Publications from ConsultAce

HumanCurrent – The Complexity Podcast

HumanCurrent – The Complexity Podcast Episode 83 - Relationship Building & System Innovation In this episode, Angie talks with entrepreneur, public speaker, and systems thinker Amber Christian. Christian discusses how to build strong business relationships through personalization, technology, journey mapping, and transparent processes. She also shares how to use systems thinking to understand whole processes, [...]

By | 2018-04-26T10:30:00-05:00 April 26th, 2018|

Analyze to Optimize

On page 74 in the October issue of AFP Exchange (page 76 in the online version) you will find Amber Christian's article that addresses 3 key challenges to working capital optimization. The key takeaways: Working capital optimization affects many business processes; it cannot thrive in a silo. Cross-functional teams provide a governance structure for your [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:09-05:00 November 30th, 2016|

How to Increase Your Value to the CFO by Focusing on Cash Management

The CFO is often the most senior determinant of the strategic role that procurement gets to enjoy within an organization, and the ultimate arbiter of “procurement driven value.” In my experience, this is a key factor in the ongoing challenge of defining what procurement value really is. Our perception is that the CFO cares about [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:10-05:00 November 21st, 2016|

How to Remove Special Characters and National Character Errors from Your PMW Files

Learn how to eliminate file failures due to special characters and eliminate national characters from your payment files.  See our article on Financials Expert for how to do this. Read more

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:15-05:00 August 22nd, 2016|

3 Key Obstacles to Working Capital Optimization

Three key challenges await organizations seeking to leverage big data and analytics for optimizing working capital. Read more

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:15-05:00 August 8th, 2016|

A Path or a Ditch? Navigating Transformation Using Supply Chain Analytics

First published in Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine Organizational transformation is the new imperative. Embracing digital and technological innovation is necessary to drive the business forward. CPOs are under continuous pressure to respond from their organizations. Mounting pressure causes many procurement professionals to revert to old known ways of doing things, focusing solely [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:15-05:00 August 4th, 2016|

Reach your business efficient frontier with big data

Article originally published on bobsguide. Twenty years have passed since the rise of the data-warehouse, BI (Business Intelligence), and EPM (Enterprise Performance Management). Companies invested in technologies to capture data and gain insight into their business to maximise cash flow and profitability with mixed results. In spite of significant investments by vendors, internal IT [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:17-05:00 July 28th, 2016|

5 Ways to Break Down Operational and Strategic Silos

Organizations looking for leverage working capital must eliminate operational and strategic silos for the best chance of success.  Read our article for considerations on how to eliminate silos. Read more

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:17-05:00 June 27th, 2016|

What’s in your financial supply chain?

First published on Authors Amber Christian and Gauthier Vasseur As financial professionals, we hear regularly about how big data and analytics will change our world and that we must harness its power to transform our businesses. As finance functions, looking into new ways to analyse our business and optimise our processes, aren’t we [...]

By | 2018-01-31T17:41:17-05:00 June 3rd, 2016|