Robert Kugel

Contributor, Business Finance

Robert Kugel draws on his finance and information technology background to supply the Business Finance community with reporting and commentary on the intersection of finance, software and systems in his Ventana Scorecard column and blogs. He is Senior Vice President at Ventana Research, where he heads up the Finance practice.

Posts by Robert Kugel

in Finance Geek Jun 26, 2013

Software Aims to Prevent Foreign Corrupt Practices

Software can help improve the effectiveness of monitoring and auditing to support anticorruption efforts....More
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in Finance Geek May 24, 2013

Social Collaboration Is in Finance's Future

When tightly integrated into business software, social collaboration will enable people to resolve issues faster and with less effort than other....More
in Finance Geek Mar 08, 2012

It's Getting Easier To Go Beyond Spreadsheets for Modeling

One trend in business software that's still in its early stages but gathering momentum is the availability of modeling tools that fill the gap....More
in Finance Geek Jan 27, 2012

Some Ways To Get More Bang for Your IT Buck

One of the major issues IT executives face is how to charge their departmental costs back to each part of the business according to their usage. It's....More
in Finance Geek Jan 20, 2012

Action-Oriented Analytics Can Help Manage Risk

Risk has always been an integral part of business, but as I've noted, companies deal with risk with varying degrees of effectiveness. A complex,....More
in Finance Geek Dec 21, 2011

Users Should Apply ERP To Manage End-to-End Processes

ERP systems not only collect information about transactions, they also automate processes. The latter includes managing the handoffs between roles....More
in Finance Geek Dec 09, 2011

Contingency Planning and the Euro's Collapse

I thought of writing a note on this topic when multinational corporations started to withdraw their deposits from eurozone banks, but the pessimism....More
in Finance Geek Nov 22, 2011

Risk Analytics Has Benefits for Optimizing Performance

Risk has always been an integral part of business, but dealing effectively with risk is a progression. Indeed, history shows businesses adapting and....More
in Finance Geek Nov 14, 2011

Crystal Ball Is Cloudy for ERP Market

As Workday continues to expand and the likelihood of its IPO becomes a more frequent topic of discussion, so does the movement of ERP systems to the....More
in Finance Geek Nov 07, 2011

Host Analytics Decision Hub Offers Central Financial Repository

Host Analytics is taking advantage of one of the inherent advantages that vendors of software as a service (SaaS) have compared to on-premises ones:....More