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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Predictive Modeling To Allocate Marketing Spending

    A student education and tutoring company wanted to understand how well different media channels attracted students. What was the cost to acquire a new student through the Web? Which types of media were most efficient? Did spending on traditional media drive Web traffic? The company believed that better allocating marketing...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Medicaid Long-term Care: The Ticking Time Bomb

    Current health care reform efforts have been focused on controlling costs and increasing health care access for the uninsured, poor, elderly and disabled. The convergence of an aging population and health care reform's mandate for increased access to care will have far-reaching consequences for Medicaid. Not only will it force...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Security

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the ways states can address both cyber security threats and the increased role states must play in our overall national security efforts.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Deloitte Consumer Pulse Survey: Post Health Care Reform Perceptions

    The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS), part of Deloitte LLP, conducted a survey of consumers in May 2010, to gauge their opinion about the U.S. health care system after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law. According to the survey, while the majority of...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    M&A Deals: Do You Have The Horses?

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are cranking back up-even as the pressure to preserve capital and minimize costs in the wake of the downturn remains steady. As a result, the old discussion of whether it's worth bringing in outside help is picking up steam. Managing M&A is tough, but it's not...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Express Lane For Follow-On Biologics? Big Deal Or Big Yawn?

    The health care reform bill that was recently signed into law includes a mechanism to obtain FDA approval for FOBs - "Biosimilar" drugs that come to market after the patent expires on an original biopharmaceutical product and 12 years of data exclusivity have elapsed. In 1984, the Hatch-Waxman Act paved...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Energy

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the important role states play in addressing energy and ways energy can actually help state governments resolve other issues facing the country today.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Health Care Reform

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about health care reform and the important role state governments will play in effectively implementing health care reform and the changes in health insurance.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Financial Transformation

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the importance of a strong financial system for the economy, what the financial reform bill might include and ways financial reform could potentially impact state governments.

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Zero To Hero

    A bio tech company was looking to expand its operations internationally. It also had managed to acquire U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a promising antiviral. However, before it could foray into the international market, it needed a setup that would allow it to guarantee quick delivery of large...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Finance In Focus

    When two large banks merged, the challenge for the resulting Finance function was to make sense of two very different ways of doing business in quick time so as to get its functioning in sync. This case study discusses about how this challenge was met and a solution was found...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Pricing And Profitability Management In Retail

    With the intention of quickly boosting its sales and profits, the management of a large, publicly owned specialty retailer decided to focus primarily on pricing. Three key areas were identified for implementing this change in company's focus: optimizing pricing for regular and promotional goods, decreasing price overrides at the point...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

    A large financial services company, facing a financial crisis, was looking to sell off multiple businesses in order to raise money and repay a bail-out loan from the U.S. government. It too suffered from the global credit crunch and was being pushed to the point it had no choice but...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Finance In Focus When Two Large Banks Merged, Getting Finance In Sync Was A Top Priority. Here's How They Did It

    The merger of two large banks with different methods of business practice results in countless challenges. This case history discusses how Deloitte helped the integration of two banks and the resultant finance function of the merged bank. Despite the similarity in industry, the challenges are many in such mergers with...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Zero To Hero Helping A Pharma Company Start Up Global Operations To Deliver A Potentially Life-saving Antiviral

    A pharmaceutical company was looking to expand its operations internationally. It also had managed to acquire U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a promising antiviral. However, before it could foray into the international market, it needed a setup that would allow it to guarantee quick delivery of large quantities...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Making The Leap After Making A Huge Acquisition To Expand Into Services, This Computer Company Needed To Completely Revise Its Playbook

    Following the footsteps of its competitors, a leading hardware company decided to diversify by venturing into the field of technology service industry. Earlier, due to their complete focus on the hardware aspect of business they faced various challenges. This case history discusses how Deloitte helped this company in this diversification...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Breaking Up Without Breaking Down Planning And executing A Series Of Divestitures In The Midst Of A Global Economic Crisis

    In the middle of the global economic crisis a large financial services firm had to sell off a large number of its assets and businesses to repay the bail-out loan from the government of U.S. This case study, discusses how Deloitte came to the rescue of this company and helped...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Creating A Risk Intelligent Infrastructure Getting Risk Intelligence Done

    This paper, based on a Deloitte Dbriefs presentation titled "Creating a Risk Intelligent Infrastructure," gives our most current thinking on building effective risk management practices into the fabric of your organization. This paper presents information and polling data from Deloitte's Dbriefs for Financial Executives webcast series, creating a Risk Intelligent...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    From The Ground Up - How A Fortune 500 Consumer Durable Goods Manufacturer Rebuilt Its Entire Product Strategy

    This case study discusses as to how Deloitte, a leading outsourced business management and consulting services provider, assisted a Fortune 500 company in re-shaping its product strategy. A large consumer durable goods manufacturer was faced with various problems in areas including pricing, brand, and sales force design. To get things...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Making Innovation Work In Telecom

    The decline in print directories due to the growth of online options led a company to lose many of its local advertisers. To counter this, it decided to launch an innovative performance-based product to retain and win back local advertisers against traditional and online search competitors. However, this task faced...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Think Global. Serve Local.

    By employing unique, innovative methods, Deloitte was able to provide the required solution to a global bank, which wanted to improve the customer experience of its clients in its highly profitable "transaction services" business. This need arose out of realization by the bank that as the business evolved and clients...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    When David Acquires Goliath

    In one of the most surprising mergers of the highly competitive biotech industry, a small firm with the confidence of exceptional growth that it had seen in the recent past was able to buy out a company with a much larger operational fit than it had. Usually, combining a company...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Merger Integration For Global Technology Manufacturer

    Merger and acquisition (M&A) A global technological manufacturer was looking to have a successful merger integration after making its largest acquisition of another competing manufacturer. However, the buyer found out that the target company had a different pricing strategy, which added to the complexity in integrating the merger. The buyer...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Improving Automobile Product Offerings And Inventory Management

    One of the leading automobile companies was looking to improve the management of its inventory of high-end, complex product offerings along with making significant cost savings. Recognizing the need for identifying profitable opportunities and bettering high inventory levels and slow-moving products, this automobile company sought assistance from Deloitte to get...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Fast, Furious - And Focused Unilever Sells Two Major Shared Services Centers In The Blink Of An Eye And Refocuses On Its Core Business

    Unilever is among the largest consumer products companies across the world. With an intention of focusing on its core business activities in Latin America that were exhibiting exceptional growth and profitability, Unilever decided to sell off two of its shared service centers in Brazil and Chile. However, Unilever recognized that...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Redrawing The Map How A Fortune 100 Technology Company Simplified Its Channel Strategy To Improve Profitability, Speed And Service

    A leading high technology company used a variety of routes including a huge network of distributors, wholesalers, retailers and other business partners to sell the same products around the world to move its products to market. While there was a suspicion within the company about their approach being inefficient, but...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Paper Profits

    A major global packaging systems and paper manufacturing company had merged to form a single large company, but were unable to fully utilize the benefits of the merger. The merged company wanted to solidify its competitive position and reduce costs, but were hampered by decades-old procurement and supply chain practices...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Finance In A Fix

    Due to exceptionally high growth rate, a company managed to grow into one of the largest technology company across the world. However, this growth resulted in a irregularly grown finance function. This situation led the company to suffer from a variety of problems with basic accounting and reporting and been...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Testing The Limits

    Having experienced rapid growth through a series of acquisitions, a global biotech firm found itself with a set of independent businesses each operating with a different set of systems and processes. This approach was proving to be ineffective and was adding to the company's costs. In addition, this approach prevented...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Think Global. Serve Local. Helping A Global Bank In Its Efforts To Increase Competitive Advantage Through Improved Customer Service

    With registering a significant growth in its transaction services, a global bank found that its business had outgrown its customer service model and information systems. There was a need to improve the customer experience of clients in its highly profitable "transaction services" business. As the business evolved and clients expanded...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Bringing Total Rewards In Line With Organizational Business Strategy

    A 400-bed not-for-profit hospital, during the implementation of its strategic plan, found that its total rewards programs were not doing well and in need of critical care. This hospital was among the oldest and largest hospitals in the region and also one of the largest local private employers with more...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Hot Property

    One of the world's largest insurance businesses was looking to make a significant improvement in its Real Estate and Facilities Management (RE & FM) function. The largest division of this Fortune 50 company functions in more than 160 countries and spends over $1 billion annually on real estate and facilities...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Pricing And Profitability Management In The Chemicals Industry

    A large diversified chemical company was faced with increasing commoditization of its products and competitive pressure, which was affecting its profit margins. It was looking to improve margins by pricing products based on customer-specific costs to serve. To do this, the company needed to understand its customers' buying behavior better...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Aligning People, Processes And Technology To Drive Profitability In The Retail Sector

    A leading discount retailer realized that they had a problem with turnover, but was unsure about how much turnover was really costing it beyond the typical "HR Costs." Also, the company was significantly underinvested in shrink (any unplanned loss of margin) resources, tools and prevention capabilities to combat internal and...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Engine Manufacturer Flies High With On-Time Delivery, Supplier Network Transformation And Aftermarket Plan

    Deloitte assisted a major aerospace manufacturer to achieve its goal of improving On Time Delivery (OTD), bringing in efficiency in the functioning of its supplier network, and lastly, of putting in place a well-thought aftermarket plan so as to keep growing. The senior management team at this aerospace manufacturer sought...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Battle Ready

    A large aerospace and defense company bagged a major military contract for delivering a key weapon system, which meant that the company needed to increase its throughput by a factor of 20 in less than four years so as to successfully fulfill the contract. Scale was not the only challenge...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: State Budget Gaps

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the ways states can address state budget gaps.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Infrastructure

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the importance of states addressing infrastructure deficits and ways state leaders can create a legislative and business climate that is conducive to public-private partnerships.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Leadership

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about what it means to be a leader in today's world.

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Big Issues In Government: Technology

    This webcast is a part of Big Issues in Government series which talks about the ways technology helps drive the economic prosperity of states and the impact public policy has on attracting creative talent to grow cities and urban areas within a state.

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  • White Papers // May 2006

    Achieving SOX Cost Reductions Through Controls Rationalization

    As financial services organizations move past the initial years of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) corporate governance compliance, they face pressures to reduce compliance costs without compromising the safeguards that their internal control structure provides. This paper will uncover recent SOX trends, including a movement towards controls rationalization and aligning SOX with other...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2005

    10 Tips for Educating Your Board

    Board education is moving to the top of corporate agendas. Some companies seek to satisfy NYSE listing requirements, while others desire to demonstrate good governance to stakeholders. As organizations look for ways to address their educational needs, many are asking questions about how best to provide their directors with the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2008

    The Evolution of Information Technology: Don't Forget the People

    The Evolution of Information Technology (IT) is the latest installment in a multipart series on critical issues facing today's IT function. It explains how a stronger emphasis by Chief Information Officers (CIOs) on the people dimension of IT transformation can help boost IT's overall value to the company and make...

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  • Presentations // Oct 2003

    CRM And Value Creation

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the strategy that involves active interactions with the customers with a view to analyze their changing tastes and preferences. CRM entails identifying new prospects and retaining them. The sales personnel play a pivotal role in the CRM strategy. They cultivate and nurture strong relationships with...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2005

    TMT Trends: Predictions, 2005 - A Focus on the Mobile and Wireless Sector

    Cellular mobile will remain the dominant mobile and wireless technology in 2005. By the end of the year, there will be nearly 2 billion subscriptions worldwide. The report depicts that as the mobile market approaches saturation, segmentation strategies will become far more important and sophisticated. Services and pricing will increasingly...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    IFRS Considerations For The Oil And Gas Industry

    As acceptance of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the United States becomes imminent, more oil and gas companies are now asking questions about what IFRS mean for them. How do IFRS affect my company? What events would influence my company's pace of IFRS adoption? What obstacles might we need...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    ARRA: Going Beyond Compliance

    To prevent concerns over fraud, waste and abuse of stimulus funds from taking a backburner to the imperative for speed, the Recovery Act funds are tied to stringent new transparency and accountability requirements. To meet American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) requirements, state governments need to put a strong governance...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Closing The Infrastructure Gap: Ending The Boom And Bust Spending Cycle

    Evidence of the large and growing gap between infrastructure needs and the resources that state governments have historically invested in meeting those needs is everywhere: congested roads; bridges in need of repair; poorly maintained transit systems; and deteriorated hospitals, schools and waste treatment facilities. These infrastructure deficits, in turn, impose...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Stimulus Spending And Transparency: A False Sense Of Security?

    Stimulus spending will surge to nearly $250 billion dollars in 2010 as the federal government ramps up economic recovery efforts. The stimulus program should provide considerable opportunities for businesses across an array of industries. However, those opportunities will be accompanied by unprecedented scrutiny of how funds are being disbursed, spent...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Long Unwinding Road: Global Consumers And The Economic Imbalance

    The global economic crisis of 2008-09 exposed the fault lines of the imbalanced global economy. When the inflated values of property-based assets peaked and then collapsed, global financial institutions suffered huge losses. The resulting loss of confidence caused a near shutdown in global credit markets as investors fled to the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Money And Borders: Cross-Border Investments In A Changing Global Marketplace

    As conditions improve after the recession, it's widely expected that government's role in economies around the world will diminish. Firms that received government aid will buy back shares and pay off loans, stimulus spending will wind down, and protectionist impulses will recede. But is that the future? There are indications...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Talking About Whose Generation?: Why Western Generational Models Can't Account For A Global Workforce

    Each generation that enters the workforce introduces a unique set of motivations and strengths to the workplace. A successful talent strategy can hinge on an organization's understanding of what makes its employees tick in the same way that broader business strategy relies on an understanding of differences between its myriad...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Post Merger Integration: Hard Data, Hard Truths

    The numbers don't lie. Many top corporate managers are faced with the challenge of a Post Merger Integration (PMI) at least once in their career. And empirical studies indicate that one of every two PMI efforts fares poorly. These statistics are particularly telling given that mergers and acquisitions have been...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Lock It Up Or Set It Free?: A Risk Intelligent Approach To Data And Intellectual Property

    As companies gain visibility into the actual risks and value associated with their information assets, a schism can develop between security-minded professionals who want restriction and profit-minded executives who want liberation. These opposing viewpoints can create dynamic tension that must be resolved. At stake is finding the proper balance between...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Survival Of The Fattest

    Both the recent cyclical declines in corporate performance and the prospect of a longer-term and secular restructuring promise to create a new pecking order in much of economic life. At one level, this is nothing new: finding ourselves with a changing roster of winners and losers defines a dynamic economy....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Leading Through Transition: Perspectives On The People Side Of M&A

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) present both opportunities and challenges for the executive team charged with leading the organization through these transactions. M&A activities drive significant change within your organization and can create complex situations, especially when it comes to managing employee transition. After all, getting it right with your organizations'...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Risk Intelligent Tax Executive: Effective integration, enhanced decision making

    No one ever said a tax executive's life was easy. Simply staying current with the vast and ever-evolving number of international, national, and local tax and related financial accounting rules is a perennial challenge. Working with tax authorities around the world requires high-level negotiation skills. And because tax processes often...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Judgment Sustained

    Poor judgment in accounting can be costly. Despite the use of rules-based standards in the United States - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - poor judgment is one of the leading reasons for failed financial reporting. Judgment, at its core, is not formulaic. No judgment framework will result in consistently...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Medicaid Medical Management: Softening Medicaid's Impact On State Budgets

    The ability to identify, evaluate and appropriately engage an enrollee is challenging, at best, for commercial plans; it can be even more complex for Medicaid enrollees. It is, nonetheless, an essential element of the medical management process. A comprehensive program targeting preventive health care and healthy living builds the necessary...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Medicaid Reform: U.S. State Government Guide - Making Tough Choices

    Taking top priority (almost one-third) in annual budgets of many states, Medicaid is still suffering from ineffective management tools that are hindering states' attempts to control costs. For sustained health care reform, states need to make critical choices - what should our program be doing; how expensive should it be;...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Administrative Costs on Health Plans: A Systematic Review of Current Studies

    There appears to be no consistent definition of administrative costs among health plans as activities/functions vary widely from plan to plan, especially when comparing commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans, and distinctions between individual and group markets. Medicare plans have unique administrative costs and serve an individual market characterized by heavy...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    A Closer Look At Share-Based Payment Plans And IFRS: Accounting Differences That Matter

    A shift from U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) will pose challenges that span across accounting, tax, systems, and operations for U.S. companies. Differences between the two sets of standards - even in areas where there has been substantial convergence - could result...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Facing The Sanctions Challenge In Financial Services: A Global Sanctions Compliance Study

    Sanctions are as much a fact of life for modern business as global markets. Financial services firms in particular are devoting increasing attention to sanctions compliance, as they navigate a shifting regulatory landscape in which guidelines are often unclear. This paper looks at the sanctions challenge facing the financial services...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Financial Services Executives Recognize Weaknesses In Sanctions Compliance Efforts

    Multinational organizations are beginning to feel the business need and regulatory imperative to coordinate economic and trade sanctions compliance activities across borders. Increasing global regulatory rigor has made the task more pressing. Yet, at nearly one in four companies, compliance staff receives training, at best, only once every two years.

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Retail Medical Clinics: Update And Implications - 2009 Report

    Retail clinics represent a new channel to deliver primary care services more conveniently and at lower cost to consumers. Clinic services are safe and effective, due in large measure to medical management programs that are evidence-based and supported by electronic medical records. As a new entrant, retail clinics represent a...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Where's HR?: Positioning Human Resources As A Strategic Due Diligence Partner

    You and your HR team can provide a valuable perspective on the people-related risks that may otherwise be overlooked. By partnering with the deal team early in the due diligence process and developing an effective HR M&A team, you can help identify and mitigate financial, as well as structural, talent,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Thriving In A Pressure Cooker: Leading Your Merger Integration Team Through The Toughest Project

    Following Day One, the integration team's job is to actualize the original vision set forth when the transaction was conceived, meeting the synergy targets, and capturing the value promised to the organization's stakeholders. When leadership has done its job well, the organization has an added bonus: a highly functioning integration...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Getting Past The Hostility: Five Key Strategies Designed To Help Integrate Reluctant Employees

    Prepare yourself for the unknown. Overcoming the challenges associated with acquiring and integrating an organization after a bitter proxy fight and hostile takeover will test your leadership abilities, as well as those of your management and integration teams. It is very likely that this transaction will demand a higher level...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    2010 Perspective On Health Care Reform & Growth

    Health costs are likely to increase for most working adults, consuming more of their discretionary spending. Insurance companies and employers will likely embrace cost-management strategies, including retail medicine and medical tourism in benefits designs, buoyed by data showing technologies that facilitate coordination of care in these settings lend to safe...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    2010 Perspective On Business Risk

    The global economy has just gone through one of the worst downturns in business history. Both causes of the economic turmoil and solutions for surviving it share a common theme: the need for more effective risk management. Perhaps the two biggest lessons coming out of the credit and financial crisis...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    2010 Perspective On Talent In The Recovery

    The economic turmoil of 2008 and 2009 forced hard decisions regarding layoffs, expenses and closing facilities to improve operational performance and short-term earnings. Throughout 2009 we have been surveying corporate leaders around the world to understand how they are adjusting their talent strategies and priorities to manage their workforces given...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    2010 Perspective On Leveraged Growth

    As the economy improves, we expect that most companies will gravitate toward traditional growth strategies: organic expansion and acquisition. Yet these growth strategies require up-front investments in additional assets, with an uncertain payoff. So the pursuit of growth almost always narrows margins, for a time or, in the worst case,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    2010 Global Telecommunications Predictions

    The fight for preeminence among search providers is likely to be fierce in 2010 and for years to come. In the mid-term, just one or two players may dominate the space, but the contest is unlikely to be settled in 2010. But within three years or so, the gap between...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Banking And Securities Outlook 2010

    2010 is certain to be another tough year for the banking and securities industry. During 2009 there was constant pressure. Despite a bounce-back in many asset markets, many financial services companies continue to deal with troubled assets. Management teams, including boards, face big new challenges. Some of these have resulted...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    2010 Industry Outlook State Government: A Look Ahead

    It's no surprise that the acuity of a continuing revenue shortfall is the biggest issue facing state governments in 2010. Although the U.S. economy in general has begun its slow, arduous recovery from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, states are expected to see their sales and income...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Aerospace & Defense: 2010 U.S. Outlook

    The New Year marks the beginning of a new decade, and the close of the first decade of the new millennia. The dawn of the new century started with great expectations, outstanding performance in financial markets around the world, and was followed by the bursting of the telecom bubble, the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    2010 Perspective On Efficiency & Cost Management

    The paradigm of productivity has changed, and that's one of the reasons unemployment has remained high, and the recovery will be prolonged for most companies. As recovery starts in full force, this will change, and companies will start expanding in their resources utilization and investments in general. There's strong empirical...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Hospitality Vision: US Performance Review - Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure

    Hotel companies in early-2010 were turning moderately optimistic. Some senior executives were noting in meetings with analysts that booking volume was increasing and occupancy was firming. Many hoped that the momentum would continue as the year progressed. Industry-wide numbers from STR hold the promise of a recovery. While some hotel...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Essential Tax And Wealth Planning Guide For 2010: A Year-Round Resource For Navigating Change

    This paper examines the forces that will require dramatic changes in federal taxes and spending and identify underlying realities that will help you plan in the context of uncertainty. Effective planning will demand that you develop your own personal views on the economy and the markets, on the future of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Structuring Effective Public-Private Partnerships For Infrastructure: Partnering For value

    The dangerous state of the nation's infrastructure demands new thinking to speed its delivery. This means utilizing the full complement of innovative infrastructure financing and delivery solutions that are available, while also developing new approaches to address today's challenging credit markets. Stimulus packages are pouring money into infrastructure. To effectively...

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