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4 Reasons You Need to Vote in the Change Agents of Finance Awards

Are you an innovative finance professional? Always on the lookout for the next great idea? Looking for ways to make your finance organization more strategic, providing better guidance and value to the business?

Then you need to read the nominations (and vote!) in Oracle’s Change Agent of Finance Awards.

As the nominations have flowed in, our team has learned about creative finance teams that are using Oracle ERP and EPM Cloud to change the way they work. These teams are moving beyond operational efficiency, to operational agility—the ability to change directions, implement new business models, and measure new KPIs with ease in the cloud.

By reading through the nominations and learning about what your peers are doing, you’ll uncover some great ideas that you can use to make your own finance teams more strategic and valuable to the business—and move your finance team from overseeing governance, to providing guidance.

Read the nominations to get great ideas for your own business. Then vote!

The four award categories offer you 4 great reasons to vote. Each category is chock-full of nominations from leading companies that are using the cloud to digitize their business.

1. Frugal Finance Award

According to a study by Nucleus Research, cloud applications deliver a whopping 2.1 times the ROI of on-premises deployments. Whether they’ve improved budgeting, made processes more efficient, or automated tasks that previously consumed hundreds of man-hours, companies in this category have looked after their pennies with finance in the cloud. Read about the nominees and learn how they’ve done it.

2. Procure-to-Payday Award

Automating procurement isn’t just about saving money. It’s also an important part of helping procurement become a more strategic driver in the business—freeing procurement experts from slow, paper-based processes so that they can focus on improving supplier relationships and internal practices.

From touchless transactions to smarter spending, companies in this category have turned procurement into a major payday. Find out how.

3. Better Together Award

While office romances are often doomed to fail, back office “romances” can make for the kind of synergies that companies can fall in love with. When Oracle ERP Cloud is tightly connected to another Oracle Cloud application, that’s when the sparks really start to fly.

Teams in this category have successfully deployed Oracle ERP Cloud with Oracle EPM Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Cloud, or Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud. Some of their results:  a single source of financial truth for reporting and performance management; optimized supply chain operations; or greater visibility into project financial performance and profitability. Learn about how they’ve become better together.

4. Fast Finance Award

The nominees in this category have achieved significant results with Oracle ERP Cloud or Oracle EPM Cloud in 8 to 12 weeks.

Yes, you read that right.

The nominees in this category know that the teams who implement cloud solutions first stand to reap the biggest rewards. A truly great implementation starts with a clear plan and precise timeline, and gets users involved from the get-go. Read about how they achieved outstanding results on their finance cloud implementations, fast.

Great Ideas from Your Peers

Go get some great ideas from your peers. Read about the nominations and then vote for your favorites. You can vote once in each of the 4 categories—and if your company happens to be one of the nominees, you can cast your vote for your own team!

Read these great success stories and then vote for your favorites.

Winners will be announced at the Modern Finance Experience, April 11-13 in Boston, Massachusetts—where you can network with hundreds of other finance executives sharing their best, newest ideas and practices. Please join us.

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