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Why You Should Vote Now for These Colorful Award Finalists

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By Grant Kieckhaefer, Global ERP EPM Product Marketing Manager, Oracle

Historically, finance hasn’t carried a reputation for innovation or creativity. But many businesses have found that to compete and flourish in today’s fast paced economy, this innovation is key. Finance professionals are increasingly starting to act like visionaries, much like inventors and artists, continually looking to create the next masterpiece that will drive their business toward success.

Are you looking for inspiration for your next masterpiece? Then you need to read the nominations and cast your vote in Oracle’s Change Agents of Finance Awards.

As nominations have flowed in, we are learning about finance teams who are using Oracle ERP and EPM Cloud to creatively revolutionize the way they work. These vibrant teams are building a framework for the future of finance in the cloud. Now is your chance to draw inspiration and learn from their success and cast your vote for the best of the best.

We’re shining a light on seven things you can learn from our nominees. You can hear about their stories in person at Modern Finance Experience, at MBX, March 23-26 in Chicago. 

7 things you can learn how to do from our nominees:

  1. Break Down Organizational Silos: The nominees for the “Better Together” award have applied a cloud-first mindset to dismantle organizational barriers. Some of their results: a shared flow of information and cross-functional collaboration across organizations. Learn from their success and vote.
  2. Implement Finance in the Cloud, Fast: Moving finance to the cloud may be closer than you think. In fact, many of our respondents found they were able to complete their implementation projects on time or even ahead of schedule. Our “Fast Finance” award finalists share how they did it. 
  3. Accelerate the Financial Close: Our “Modern Close” award shines a light on teams who have decreased close times by a significant percentage. Read their stories to learn best practices on how to accelerate your own close, then cast your vote.
  4. Achieve Rolling Forecasts: In recent years, business forecasts have had to become faster and more flexible to be adjusted at a moment’s notice. Rolling forecasts bring greater confidence and increased agility to any business. Learn how from our “Roll with It” award nominees. 
  5. Digitize Shared Services: Today’s shared services organizations are using digital capabilities to achieve best-in-class automation and service delivery. Learn about the success of our nominees in the “Shared Services Superstar” award category.
  6. Drive Better Analytics for Better FP&A: The “Crystal Ball” award recognizes financial planning and analysis professionals who leverage analytics to test business models and strengthen business impact. Read their stories to learn how to get better data and make better plans.
  7. Be and Industry Pioneer: The "Oracle Billion-Dollar Story" honorary award recognizes industry pioneers who use Oracle ERP and/or EPM Cloud to deliver monumental savings.  Learn what leading companies are doing to save vast sums of money.


Cast your vote now for the best nominee in each category. You’ll uncover ideas that will make your own finance teams more strategic and valuable to the business—moving your finance team from processing menial tasks to providing strategic guidance.


Winners will be celebrated at Modern Finance Experience, March 23-26 in Chicago—where you can network with hundreds of other finance leaders sharing their best, newest ideas and practices.  Register to join us.


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