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The PwC advisory services practice focuses on performance improvement, internal audit, crisis management and transactions. PwC advisory specialists can help your business move from strategy to implementation and focus on results.
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- An Appetite for M&A: How Food Companies Can Buy and Sell Their Way to Competitive Advantage
3/24/15 | Advisory services
Faced with new and challenging market forces, food companies are changing their strategic approach by focusing on capabilities to drive how they organize and operate their businesses. For winning companies, this focus on capabilities is informing their growth path, including their approach mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
- The perils and blessings of low cost oil for growth markets
3/10/15 | Advisory services
How have growth markets been affected by falling oil prices? We look at dynamics driving this, and short-term impact to countries like Russia, India, China and Nigeria.
- Transitioning to the new revenue recognition standard An integrated approach to leveraging your SAP investment
2/23/15 | Advisory services
Revenue recognition has routinely been viewed as one of the most difficult finance and accounting processes to get right. It represents one of the highest risks of material error on financial statements, and it is one of the leading causes of restatements. As companies move to the new standard, their compliance risk is likely to increase unless they have a well-planned, comprehensive approach to adoption.
- Three surprising technology trends for 2015
2/23/15 | Advisory services
Which technologies are companies investing in this year? The top-three bets in our 2015 Digital IQ Survey preview are important, but they may not distinguish you from the competition. Instead, look to a trio of picks we believe have extraordinary potential, despite being off the radar screen of many businesses.
10Minutes10Minutes on the Self-Made Billionaire Effect
1/13/15 | Advisory services
Authors John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen identify five habits of mind that allow self-made billionaires to create value on a massive scale—habits that are in direct conflict with the traits and practices most businesses value and promote in their employees.
- Cross-sector valuation: What entertainment, media & communications companies should consider when acquiring tech targets
12/10/14 | Advisory services
As entertainment, media & communications (EMC) companies continue transforming themselves through technology-focused acquisitions, unique valuation issues can challenge deal success.
- Getting it right with growth: How to be a great CFO in the new growth economy
12/5/14 | Advisory services
For the past decade, companies have had to contend with a series of large- scale macroeconomic disruptions, along with pressures on costs and earnings. Now, as the global economy recovers from the recession and cost and short-term earnings are not the sole focus, companies can turn their attention to the top line again.
- Overcoming network logistic complexities in emerging markets
11/12/14 | Advisory services
When carrying out supply chain network modelling projects in emerging markets, there are a number of challenges to be considered and managed. This paper describes how a sample of these can be overcome.
WebcastPwC and Oracle Worldwide Infrastructure Spending Outlook and Project-Driven Supply Chain webcast - November 19, 2014
11/7/14 | Advisory services
Discussions will include a review of the Oxford Economics and PwC outlook on Capital Projects and Infrastructure Spending Report. Participants will learn how Oracle’s Project-Driven Supply Chain solutions can help lower costs, increase resource utilization and minimize late penalty fees.
- PwC and Knowledge@Wharton special report: Navigating the financial reporting challenges
11/5/14 | Advisory services
In this special report, PwC and Wharton have teamed up to highlight the hidden risks and opportunities that can arise from key accounting challenges and suggest ways for companies to manage them — and potentially prosper. The articles collected here originally were published separately over the course of 2013 and 2014.
- The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015
10/23/14 | Advisory services
The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2015 is a worldwide study by PwC, CIO, and CSO. Security breaches are on the rise, and it is no surprise to find that as the number of information security incidents continues to mount, so do financial losses. Survey respondents in 2014 report that the number of detected incidents soared to a total of 42.8 million, a 48% leap over 2013. This increase comes at great cost: Total financial losses attributed to security compromises increased 34% over 2013.
WebcastHow companies can adopt the New Revenue Recognition Standard while leveraging their SAP Investment - October 30, 2014
10/10/14 | Advisory services
Join PwC and SAP in this webcast and learn about the new revenue recognition standard and how to leverage your SAP technology to meet the revenue compliance requirement.
- Is your organization conflicted?
9/16/14 | Advisory services
Organizational Conflicts of Interest pose reputational, legal, regulatory and financial risks - and they are very difficult to detect. Without resorting to overly intrusive procedures, how can organizations manage the risks posed by Conflicts? This white paper discusses some of those risk-mitigation techniques, and how they might apply in your organization.
10Minutes10Minutes on organizational DNA
7/24/14 | Advisory services
Ever wonder why some companies consistently deliver while others disappoint? Faced with the same market, stocked with similar talent, one organization flourishes, while the other flounders. By understanding what makes your organization tick and where there might be breakdowns to address, you and your employees can truly deliver on your strategic intent.
- PwC Cash Investment Survey Report
7/10/14 | Advisory services
Survey results identified trends in corporate cash investment management practices and highlighted potential opportunities for improvement.
- Sustainable Supply Chains: Making value the priority
5/9/14 | Advisory services
Sustainability has been on the executive agenda for years and it’s now one of the fastest-growing supply chain management trends. More than two-thirds of 500 supply chain executives say it will play an important role in how they manage their supply chains through 2015. When PwC and APICS Foundation decided to explore what the people responsible for executing on these strategies would say about the topic, an interesting picture emerged. Thirty-nine percent of APICS members, the leading association for supply chain and operations, say company leadership is not providing the mandate, incentives, and resources to turn supply chain sustainability into action. Read this report to find out more.
- PwC's 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey
4/1/14 | Advisory services
Download our 2014 Global Digital IQ Survey and explore the wealth of data and PwC insights, gleaned from 1,100 companies around the world, and across industries.
10Minutes10Minutes on data privacy
2/26/14 | Advisory services
Data protection and privacy is an urgent issue for both consumers and businesses. As customers increasingly worry whether their personal information is secure and used appropriately, companies are also concerned about protecting data and their brand. This 10Minutes highlights the importance of viewing consumer privacy from more than just a compliance lens and developing a strategy and action plan that will help businesses lead on data privacy by building customer trust and enhancing their brand.
- Answering your cybersecurity questions
2/5/14 | Advisory services
There continues to be systematic security issues with retailers in the United States. A number of recent high-profile data breaches demonstrate that cyberattacks on retail and consumer organizations are increasing in number. This piece discusses what boards and management can do to better position their companies to handle cybersecurity events. It also covers threat actors who exploit retailers via cyberspace, and provides questions to consider in the early weeks of 2014.
- Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014
10/21/13 | Advisory services
While organizations have made significant security improvements, they have not kept pace with today’s determined adversaries. As a result, many rely on yesterday’s security practices to combat today’s threats. The results of this survey show that executives are heeding the need to fund enhanced security activities and have substantially improved technology safeguards, processes, and strategies.
10Minutes10Minutes on strategic supply chain management
10/2/13 | Advisory services
New research shows that high-performing supply chains can achieve sales and revenue growth while managing costs. That sounds like a tall order, but there are things you can do now to manage your supply chain as a strategic asset to boost performance and profitability. This 10Minutes highlights how the supply chain can move your business strategy forward and set you apart from the competition.