Monthly Archives: February 2012

Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Integration

In today’s economy, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can deliver exceptional value, if managed properly and efficiently. In most cases, the key to such success is a well-managed, thorough merger and acquisition integration process. However, this procedure can be fraught with … Continue reading

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Using Break-Even Analysis to Determine Your Company’s Financial Health

Determining the break-even point is crucial to determining margins, which, in turn, aid in financial planning for the next year. Break-even analysis determines both the minimum amount of sales required to avoid a loss or to “break-even” at the end … Continue reading

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Generally Accepted Accounting Principles: The Big GAAP vs. Little GAAP Debate

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, is considered to be the standard for financial accounting in the U.S. GAAP is used to guide accountants through the business of recording, summarizing, and preparing financial statements. This CFO Edge article… Generally Accepted … Continue reading

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Performance Measurement: Understanding the Balanced Scorecard

To complete this four-part series on best practices for strategic planning and accurate performance measurement, we will discuss the balanced scorecard and its uses. A balanced scorecard is a strategic performance management tool that translates a company’s abstract vision and … Continue reading

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Performance Measurement: Executive Dashboards

This article, the third in a series on performance measurement, reviews executive dashboards as exceptionally useful systems for measuring and visually reporting on key performance indicators. Combining KPIs with a dashboard better enables an organization to monitor, analyze and manage … Continue reading

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