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Destination World-Class: How CF Industries Became a World-Class Finance Organization with SAP BPC

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Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm CT/ 11:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A)

Hosted by SAPinsider, sponsored by itelligence

Fertilizer giant CF Industries had a lofty goal for its implementation of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation: use the new solution as a catalyst to become a world-class financial planning and analysis organization.

In this webinar you’ll hear Joe Nagel, manager financial planning and analysis at CF Industries, describe how the company reached that that goal by replacing Excel-centric budgeting and planning models and standardizing process to create a self-sufficient finance department.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

• How to create a harmonized long-term outlook and monthly forecasting process
• Tips to recognizing barriers and identifying opportunities to improve efficiencies
• Steps to remove disconnected processes that prevent a centralized view
• The benefits of bridging the current state to future state of the organization
• How CF’s work has streamlined the integration of new acquisitions
• Tactics to remove silos of information in the finance organization

Featured Speakers:

Rick Cobb is itelligence North America’s Senior Vice-President for Marketing and Business Development. He is responsible for strategy and oversight of marketing and business development. He leads a team of people who help form the strategy and execute the marketing tactics. He has 22 years of IT experience including 15+ years of P&L responsibility at the practice or company level.

Mr. Cobb came to itelligence in 2013 through the acquisition of Aster Group which he co-founded in 2001. He helped guide Aster Group from a startup to becoming one of the premier SAP BPC implementation partners in the US. Prior to Aster, he was Vice President of an ERP practice at Premier Systems Integrators which was acquired by Dimension Data. His career began in sales at Babcock and Wilcox and the Whitlock Group.

Mr. Cobb holds a BS and BA from Liberty University and an MBA from James Madison University where he earned the award for Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year. He was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, the son of a USAF pilot. He is married with 6 children and lives in the Charlotte, NC area.

Joe Nagel currently is a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at CF Industries located in Deerfield, IL. He is responsible for annual budgets, quarterly forecasting, monthly results analytics and capital analysis. He has 14 years of experience in financial planning and analysis. Prior to CF Industries, was a Financial Planning and Analysis at Navistar where he led the implementation of Hyperion Strategic Finance.

Mr. Nagel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University and a MBA in Finance from DePaul University. He also is a registered CPA.