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Learn how digital transformation is shifting the world of finance and discover how finance leaders are driving a digital-first agenda.

The future of finance

Sage has partnered with industry experts, thought leaders, and technology partners to help Canadian finance leaders manage unprecedented levels of change. Learn from the experts across a series of webcasts, case studies, and new research reports to discover how digital transformation is changing the world of finance.

On-demand webcast: Tech savvy CFO - Driving value creation

Join us as Gord Beal, Vice President, Research, Guidance and Support at CPA Canada, Jeff McMullen, CFO at 4Point, and David Rumer, Vice President of Market Development at Sage, discuss the evolving role of the CFO and the need to build a resilient infrastructure to automate finance.

Viewers will learn:

  • The evolution of the responsibilities of the finance leader
  • How using data can help you become proactive in planning and decision making
  • How to take back control of your finance processes to set the stage for your next level of growth
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On-demand webcast: CFO 3.0 Breakthrough finance

Watch as George Lawton, CFO of Lykki, Megha Kumar of IDC Canada, and Aaron Harris, CTO of Sage, discuss how the responsibilities of the CFO and the office of finance have evolved and how they are playing a key role in leading their businesses during a disruptive and ever-shifting landscape.

Viewers will learn:

  • How like-minded CFOs are setting the pace for the digitalization of their industry
  • The concerns that are top of mind and keeping Finance Leaders up at night
  • What visionary CFOs are doing to futureproof their technology decisions today

On-demand webcast: Unlock growth with the next wave of financial management software

Anna Abbruzzese, Founder and President of Actium Consulting and Susan Pearlston, Product Marketing Manager, Sage Intacct Canada discuss the key signs that indicate you might be ready to move to a modern financial management platform.

Watch the webcast to:

  • Find out why growing businesses see the value of moving to cloud solutions
  • Discover the most common signs that indicate you might be outgrowing your current accounting system
  • Hear about true-life stories of companies that have made the move to a modern accounting solution and how it has transformed their business
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On-demand webcast: Growing a SAAS company in a shifting landscape

Watch Bruce Croxon, partner at Round13 Capital and co-host of BNN's, The Disruptors, and Matt Hodgson, CFO at Vidyard, as they address the challenges and opportunities of a shifting landscape in the SaaS industry.

Viewers will learn:

  • Best practices for reducing the cost of customer acquisition and retention
  • How to make the right business decisions with real time and accurate data, and not just your intuition
  • How today’s modern technology can help you automate to minimize risks and gain the insights you need to look ahead

On-demand webcast: Using Data and Performance Metrics to Elevate Your Nonprofit’s Story

As a growing nonprofit organization, it is critical to understand the latest giving trends and their relevance to your organization’s impact. In this webcast, Joan Benson, Director of Nonprofit Industry Marketing at Sage Intacct, will look at the latest giving data and dig into how you can utilize it to sustain and grow your nonprofit’s funding.

Watch the webcast to:

  • Explore the latest giving trends
  • Learn how to leverage your data to track and share your performance and impact to better tell your story
  • Discover how to build engagement with donors to prioritize your mission
  • Get best practices around sharing your story to gain greater engagement

Finance leaders in action

Hear from Canadian finance leaders from different industries on their unique stories and perspectives on driving business performance and success.

Building a future-proof finance function

Thanks to the disruptive landscape of digital technology, it has never been more important for Finance Leaders to stay informed with the latest trends impacting their industries. Listen to experts discuss how they stay ahead of the curve.

Digital Transformation: More Important Now Than Ever

On-demand webcast in partnership with SMB Group 

It has never been more important for Finance Leaders to leverage the benefits of technology to keep up with change, remain competitive, and propel business success forward.

Watch this webcast as Laurie McCabe, Partner, SMB Group and Daniel Oh, VP Medium Segment, Sage Canada discuss the importance of digital transformation and how it helps adapt your business as market conditions change.

Watch now to learn:

  • How adopting modern technology is key to business agility and success
  • The key steps to digital transformation and how to get started
  • How to keep your organization future proofed for growth, uncertainty, or change  

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Midmarket Finance and Accounting Software vendor assessment

When evaluating vendors, you need a clear framework comparing the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors for each vendor.

Welcome to the era of CFO 3.0

Our report CFO 3.0: Digital transformation beyond financial management, based on a survey of 500 Canadian senior in-house financial decision makers, provides unique insight into the evolution of the chief financial officer.

Download this important research for original insight into the evolution of the CFO.

 

Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report for cloud financial management suite for midsize, large and global enterprises

Financial application decision makers can refer to this report to learn about the financial management solutions available. Gain visibility into how these applications are evolving as the cloud becomes a more prevalent deployment model.

The Total Economic Impact™ Of Sage X3 Solutions

Sage commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) organizations may realize by deploying Sage X3. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the Sage X3 on their organizations.

Innovative solutions to fuel your success

Improve business processes and streamline operations. Deploy industry best practices and gain the highest return on investment. Sage Marketplace partners can help boost your solution to fit your needs.

Assessing economic impact – Adapting finance strategy with insight and agility

On-demand webcast in partnership with Prophix

 During unprecedented and uncertain times, finance teams are more acutely affected by potential impacts to business operations. Reacting to rapidly changing markets requires finance to pivot on plans, evaluate impact and mitigate risk by leveraging tools like CPM.

Watch Rayan Wani, Partner Account Representative at Prophix and David Rumer, Vice President of Market Development at Sage as they discuss how to:

  • Drive strategic decisions using what-if scenarios
  • Run collaborative forecasting with automatic workflows
  • Accurately project cash flow
  • Support evolving strategy across business entities
 

Entering a New Decade of Expense Management

On-demand webcast in partnership with Nexonia

Finance teams can’t effectively manage what they can’t see—according to the 2019 Expense Management Trends Report by Nexonia, a lack of visibility surfaced as the main pain point for organizations who haven’t yet modernized their T&E processes. This can result in compliance issues, difficulty in flagging out-of-policy expenses, and the inability to accurately track trends and projections in a company’s financial spend.

In this on-demand webcast, learn how implementing a dedicated expense management technology solution is proving to be an investment that can deliver a rapid return on investment to all companies.

Additional resources for finance leaders

Read our articles, guides, expert tips, and more.

3 Key Benefits of Reducing Spreadsheets in Finance

3 Key Benefits of Reducing Spreadsheets in Finance

The results are in—it’s time to replace spreadsheets with software designed for and devoted to finance activities. Spreadsheets have their uses for personal productivity and ad hoc analyses, but they can also become a barrier to effective finance processes for growing midsize companies when used inappropriately. Oftentimes, spreadsheets are error-prone, putting finance teams and entire businesses at […]

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3 critical capabilities your financial management platform should deliver

3 critical capabilities your financial management platform should deliver

Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, has published the 2020 Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities report covering cloud core financial management suites for midsize, large, and global enterprises. The 2020 Critical Capabilities report scored products and services along 15 capabilities. Gartner defines lower midsize enterprises as: “Organizations with annual revenue of between $50 […]

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Three emerging technologies poised to reshape accounting and financial management

Three emerging technologies poised to reshape accounting and financial management

Businesses that can effectively harness data to identify trends, streamline operations, and make better business decisions have always had an edge over competitors. Today, as technology advances make it easier to digitize data at a seemingly exponential rate, this gap is widening. As the Economist put it , ‘data is the new oil‘. Businesses that […]

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Steps to success when scaling your SaaS business

Steps to success when scaling your SaaS business

Ahead of his appearance on the upcoming Sage webcast: Growing a SaaS Company in a Shifting Landscape, Bruce Croxon, partner at Round13 Capital and co-host of BNN’s, The Disruptors, offers insight into how SaaS companies can achieve success during the growth phase of their business journey and leverage technology to scale their operations. As an […]

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How to take advantage of the three unstoppable forces driving change in finance

How to take advantage of the three unstoppable forces driving change in finance

As a CFO or senior finance professional, you might recognize that your world is changing – driven by a perfect storm, where technological and social forces are changing the rules of business in this digital era. So how do you survive and thrive in this new world? A first step you can take is to understand the forces that are driving your finance work today. […]

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How cloud technology is facilitating the CFO’s new role as business strategist

How cloud technology is facilitating the CFO’s new role as business strategist

Two-thirds of Canadian CFOs believe their role is transforming – from number cruncher to business strategist, according to our recent survey.¹ It’s a statistic that reflects the increasingly apparent new mandate of the CFO and the finance team. Thrust into the limelight as a critical driver of digital transformation, the CFO is now expected to […]

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How Leading CFOs are Driving Digital Transformation

How Leading CFOs are Driving Digital Transformation

In Canada, CFOs and senior financial professionals are facing some very similar challenges to their global counterparts. The customers and colleagues I’ve had the chance to speak with say they’re concerned about their changing roles as a result of the evolving technological landscape, as well as the need to attract and manage a new generation […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Digital transformation beyond financial management with CFO 3.0

INFOGRAPHIC: Digital transformation beyond financial management with CFO 3.0

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