archive-com.com » COM » P » PWC.COM

Total: 2203

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Real estate accounting, tax, consulting, and advisory services: PwC
    This team advises private and public sector real estate owners users developers hospitality organizations REITs and investors on every element of the real estate lifecycle Read about PwC s real estate lifecycle approach below PwC s approach to real estate a full life cycle Strategic planning Deals Capital formation Business plan execution Exit Considerations Are your real estate resources time talent and money properly allocated to generate value Do you have a road map guiding your organization going forward and describing how it will get there Are you prepared to navigate the obstacles and risks posed by organizational financial political and stakeholder groups Representative services Market assessment and economic impact studies Business case analysis Equity market story analysis Organizational assessment Sustainability strategy Dispute avoidance strategy Investment advisor selection Real estate IT strategy Corporate real estate advisory Merger or business acquisition considerations REIT conversions Benefits A better vision of your organization and its resources provides you with clearer expectations of your capabilities and overall business case Considerations Have you validated the original assumptions of scope risk cost and approach in your real estate business case Will you adjust these assumptions and the associated allocations Does your internal team have capacity to deal with all phases of the due diligence process Representative services Global fund REIT and investment tax structuring Entity and corporate level financial due diligence Cash flow modeling ARGUS DYNA Excel and model testing Project risk assessment and analysis Financial risk analysis Property inspections Lease abstracting Financial and tax entity level due diligence Environmental risks and opportunities due diligence Cost segregation and purchase price allocation Benefits What you don t know is always the most costly By developing a careful understanding of the information at hand you are better positioned to negotiate and execute your transactions Considerations Have you fully vetted the financial structure of a deal including capital markets and alternatives Are the needs of all stakeholders being met without compromising commercially attractive and tax efficient arrangements Do you have the appropriate materials for each stakeholder group Representative services Financial modeling Valuation Deal structuring Loan underwriting Database construction Rating agency presentations Credit analysis Investor level tax considerations IPO readiness considerations Track record verification Tax considerations related to General Partner compensation Benefits Having knowledge of and access to capital markets before going to market allows you to accelerate the financing and deliver the best value for money to all your stakeholders Considerations Do you have a proven methodology in place for effectively and efficiently executing complex business plans Are you managing assets across the real estate portfolio to improve utilization and performance reduce capital costs reduce asset related operating costs extend asset life and improve your return on assets Representative services Fair value reporting Complex accounting Federal state and international tax reporting compliance REIT testing verification Distressed asset services Reorganization and insolvency services Asset monitoring and asset management Litigation and arbitration Performance management IT services Customer experience Risk and regulatory work Benefits Assistance with use or optimization of returns for

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/asset-management/real-estate.html (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Technology Industry Assurance, Tax, Advisory, and Consulting Services: PwC
    is driving a lot of technology transactions Technology companies should adjust their strategy when approaching large technology deals In today s hunt for growth M A can be an efficient strategic path that adds tremendous value when the best opportunities are seized But it s not always the surest Deals are inherently laden with risks and realizing value can be elusive US Technology deals insights Q2 2015 update Let s Megadeal Seven strategies for managing the unique challenges of large technology acquisitions Driving Business Impact with Cloud PwC s Mike Pearl and his colleagues discuss the benefits and challenges associated with Cloud technology A cloud computing strategy is about enabling business agility PwC expects businesses to migrate more and more of their internal technology to cloud computing over time The model is compelling cloud computing can improve flexibility scalability and cost management Businesses best able to realize the potential will establish a cohesive business strategy as cloud computing can transform your entire organization people processes and systems If executed well this journey can pave the way for significant cost savings optimized business processes and improved controls for cloud computing users For technology providers cloud computing can provide an opportunity for new revenue streams mission critical service offerings and superior brand recognition Learn more Globalization Emerging Countries PwC s Global Technology Leader Raman Chitkara discusses the emerging markets in technology While the shift to globalization and emerging markets has been a long running trend there continues to be a host of business issues companies deal with To be successful technology companies will need to develop products that appeal to a mobile only demographic used to using a single device that provides both data and voice that requires little or no technical support and runs simple and straightforward applications These markets can be challenging places to do business It is important to understand and adapt to local rules regulations and customs Offering both vast opportunity as well as many challenges a great deal of their future growth may very well depend on tech companies ability to adapt offerings and business models to emerging economies How can mature market Technology companies better prepare for and navigate this shift Learn more Security and Privacy Princy Jain US Technology Risk Assurance Security Privacy Leader shares PwC s point of view relative to information security and data privacy risks Costs and revenue opportunities associated with risk in the technology industry Information security and data privacy have become urgent and vital issues for companies fueled by the proliferation of personal data being handled by organizations combined with the emergence of new technologies and business practices such as mobile and cloud computing Issues around consumer trust and brand reputation have become a top concern being discussed in boardrooms Additionally media attention and regulatory enforcement activity related to company s security and privacy practices and missteps continues to increase furthering the need for companies to have comprehensive information security and privacy programs The Global State of Information Security Survey

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/technology.html (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Business megatrends and their implications: Research & insights: PwC
    The rule is effective for 2013 calendar year operations so regardless of whether companies view conflict minerals as a supply chain opportunity risk to their brand or another regulatory to do they should act now to prepare Harnessing customer demand to drive growth 19 April 2013 Consumer packaged goods CPG companies retailers and their business partners often tout the ways they put customers at the center of their strategies But while many companies do a good job of understanding their customers perhaps not as many create demand by coordinating across marketing sales and innovation functions and activities that now encompass the demand chain This 10Minutes explores ways companies can capitalize on knowing their customer with demand functions pulling in the same direction CIO leadership in post transaction relationships IT s role in customer engagement 31 March 2013 By evolving IT to focus on the end customer CIOs have the opportunity to be key partners in helping their businesses break new ground Using technology to help customers achieve their goals 31 March 2013 Businesses that embed capabilities to understand usage in their products in service of customers goals stand to reap unparalleled value Internet of Things 31 March 2013 This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the impact of Internet of Things trends on businesses and the IT organization It analyzes how businesses now have the ability to continue the relationship with customers after the sales transaction by helping them achieve the goals for which they buy the products Building the customer centered organization 06 February 2013 What does a customer centered organization look like What investments are needed to take you there and what might that journey look like This 10Minutes discusses these questions and how companies who focus on creating a customer centered organization may reap real dividends Supply chain flexibility 17 January 2013 Volatility has become a fact of life in today s business landscape Yet after years of global expansion many companies supply chains are brittle unable to respond to frequent fluctuations in demand and supply This 10Minutes explores strategies companies can deploy to make their supply chains more agile and adaptable Creating value from Global Business Services 03 January 2013 In 2013 company leaders are looking for value creation from their operations To achieve this goal organizations are moving beyond shared services and outsourcing to a Global Business Services GBS model GBS helps provide those intangibles by focusing on customer needs and business strategy first and foremost Washington National Tax Services Insight IRS examines whether manufacture of packaging qualifies for section 199 deduction 29 November 2012 Section 199 domestic manufacturing deduction does not apply to a taxpayer that repackages and labels pills that it did not manufacture Washington National Tax Services Insight Tax issues and opportunities in technology litigation judgements and settlements 02 October 2012 An increasing number of lawsuits are being filed by technology companies surrounding patent infringement unfair competition fraud and breach of contract Business continuity management 23 March 2012 The best disaster survival manual may be obsolete if it doesn t anticipate major disruptions to the supply chain or at outsourced operations As a result business continuity management programs are being designed to continually assess as well as counter risks stemming from the interdependencies integral to running a business Elevating tax function productivity with an efficiency dividend 01 August 2011 PwC s latest thinking about how companies can leverage technology already embedded in the broader finance organization to transform a high pressure environment into an integrated ecosystem that drives improvements in productivity quality and risk How credible is your sustainable reporting 11 July 2011 CEOs and boards know the benefits of corporate responsibility reporting included increasing profitability reducing supply chain risks and costs and garnering sustainability ratings and recognitions Overall companies need this information to drive operational efficiencies and facilitate innovation Ultimately though to win stakeholders trust companies need to be credible with respect to sustainability How do they achieve it Defining a new CEO agenda 11 July 2011 As shown by the results of our 14th Annual Global CEO Survey ¹ about half of all CEOs are confident about revenue growth going forward But how will they achieve it Here PwC s Tom Craren outlines eight key strategies for seizing the opportunities at hand Rebooting Your IT Strategy Using IT to Accelerate Your Business 18 April 2011 How are financial services firm CIOs tapping IT organizations to build benefits and cue up competitive advantage We ll show you how here and now View all View less Downloads We the urban people 16 June 2014 Downloads We the urban people 10Minutes on service provider transparency 09 December 2013 Businesses depend on service providers to handle confidential data run essential business processes and manage critical technology This can leave businesses vulnerable to service provider breakdowns The result can be the providers clients violating regulations and even losing customer trust Yet many businesses may know less than they realize about their service providers controls This 10Minutes discusses how SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports can give businesses the picture they need to have solid confidence in their service providers The mindful CIO 11 November 2013 Extend your core applications data and infrastructure to better serve the cognitive processes of knowledge workers Technologies that enable mindful apps 11 November 2013 Emerging techniques and technologies that enable enterprises to design develop and deploy mindful apps The future of enterprise apps Moving beyond workflows to mindflows 11 November 2013 Empower the human factor through mindful apps 10Minutes on transforming the tax function 11 November 2013 It s an opportunity hidden in plain sight In 10Minutes on transforming the tax function we discuss how the tax function is often overlooked as an area for improvement unlike more obvious choices such as supply chain or business services However shining a light on the tax group can reveal untapped opportunities where changes in technology process people and data can lead to benefits for the broader business PwC 2013 APEC CEO Survey 30 September 2013 PwC s report building on a survey of more than 370 business leaders and interviews from across the region confirms the necessity of regional cooperation for our companies futures Drug value 24 July 2013 Pharmaceutical companies stand ready to be tested in a world where a drug s success is more closely tied to its performance The challenges mount with competition from generics and growing pressure to reduce costs Now insurers and integrated providers are driven by models that reward health outcomes and cost savings For success drug makers are exploring real world evidence new payment models and the right partnerships CIO leadership in post transaction relationships IT s role in customer engagement 31 March 2013 By evolving IT to focus on the end customer CIOs have the opportunity to be key partners in helping their businesses break new ground The Thing Stack Technologies that guide customers to their goals 31 March 2013 Emerging technologies continue to bring down the cost and complexity of adding networked sensors to products and services accelerating their integration and driving new customer value Internet of Things 31 March 2013 This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the impact of Internet of Things trends on businesses and the IT organization It analyzes how businesses now have the ability to continue the relationship with customers after the sales transaction by helping them achieve the goals for which they buy the products Using technology to help customers achieve their goals 31 March 2013 Businesses that embed capabilities to understand usage in their products in service of customers goals stand to reap unparalleled value Cities of Opportunity Analysis and forecast of global urban economic centers PwC 10 October 2012 Download the 2012 edition of PwC s Cities of Opportunity This year s report our fifth analyses in depth the trajectory of 27 capitals of finance commerce manufacturing and or culture across 60 variables and offers insight into what factors and conditions make cities function best plus customized interactive tools for exploring the data Cities of Opportunity Analysis and forecast of global urban economic centers PwC 10 October 2012 Download the 2012 edition of PwC s Cities of Opportunity This year s report our fifth analyses in depth the trajectory of 27 capitals of finance commerce manufacturing and or culture across 60 variables and offers insight into what factors and conditions make cities function best plus customized interactive tools for exploring the data Closing the loop on sustainability information 09 March 2012 We ve identified four key emerging information technology areas that directly affect enterprise sustainability These areas span the lifecycle of information from where it is created to where it is reported How does one tax the cloud 16 February 2012 From a tax perspective client service professionals must stay informed about potential changes in state tax policies regarding the tax treatment of the various cloud computing platforms Protecting your brand in the cloud Transparency and trust through enhanced reporting 17 November 2011 Cloud computing is making deep inroads into the marketplace but organizations are concerned about risks regarding security privacy availability data protection and retention Any one of these could damage a company s business and its brand How can the risks impact companies brands and how can third party assurance provide a solution Sustainability Moving from compliance to leadership 08 November 2011 Sustainability is moving from something that s nice to have to one of the most important strategic initiatives enterprises will undertake in the coming decade a practice deeply embedded in the organization The CIO s next leadership opportunity Sustainability 08 November 2011 CIOs can demonstrate natural leadership with sustainability by surfacing information that can educate motivate and catalyze decision making and by using metrics and other IT tools to embed sustainability practices throughout the organization The CIO s role in social enterprise strategy 15 September 2011 Social technology offers considerable promise but CIOs and business units are struggling to figure out how to use it effectively A key reason is that most social media outside the enterprise is just pure communication Making the same use of these tools inside the enterprise only imposes more channels on already overwhelmed staff What alternatives exist to help alleviate communications overload Enterprise success with emerging social technology 15 September 2011 Mention social technology or social networking and most people think of consumer driven applications such as Twitter or Facebook But some organizations realize that Facebook Twitter and their secured equivalents inside the enterprise are just a catalyst for deeper changes that must be made to collaboration tools and methods So what are the changes companies need to make to improve things The anytime anywhere business opportunity 11 July 2011 No longer viewed as a strictly consumer phenomenon smart devices enabled by wireless data networks are getting down to business Companies operating within all kinds of value chains are embracing them to improve processes enhance collaboration and reduce costs But those benefits are only the beginning Where do the real payoffs come from for companies using them The technology powering business mobility 11 July 2011 Operating systems devices wireless networks and other IT components all comprise business mobility But the real power lies in the convergence of the technologies and in how each organization applies them to redefine the way it works While the chief information officer will lead the charge here it s important that the rest of the leadership team understand the choices and issues that pertain to the following technology building blocks Striking the innovation balance 11 July 2011 History is littered with companies that have failed to innovate but innovation is now climbing to the top of the CEO agenda as a primary strategy for achieving profitable growth in a post crisis economy Is your company innovating to its full potential and what are the tensions that most affect a company s ability to innovate successfully Measuring innovation 11 July 2011 What is innovation And how do you measure and benchmark it in your organization be it private public or academic Making over healthcare 11 July 2011 While there s still a great deal of uncertainty around the specifics of healthcare reform one thing s clear The healthcare industry in the US will never be the same And 2011 is shaping up to be a makeover year for healthcare providers health insurers pharmaceutical and life sciences companies and employers But what are the most significant issues in play A recent report identifies six Rebooting Your IT Strategy Using IT to Accelerate Your Business 18 April 2011 How are financial services firm CIOs tapping IT organizations to build benefits and cue up competitive advantage We ll show you how here and now Building a business case for your global sourcing strategy Benefits of a data driven approach 24 March 2011 What does a proper business case look like and what should you be doing to avoid the pitfalls Where do you begin and why is a comprehensive fact based evaluation of the organization and rigorous due diligence on the global sourcing alternatives available so important Here we guide you through the answers to these questions View all View less 10Minutes on the OECD s BEPS project 01 May 2015 The OECD s base erosion and profit shifting BEPS project is likely to spur the most significant changes to the taxation of international business in nearly 30 years Multinational companies may see an increased tax burden around the world and there s a strong likelihood that rule changes will affect the optimal structure for your global operations Over the next several years BEPS related law changes likely will cause your company to see upward pressure on effective tax rates and cash tax outlays While the OECD BEPS project will be finalizing recommendations through December 2015 some countries have already begun implementing changes to their tax systems Companies will need to begin assessing the impact on business operations now 2014 Revenue Recognition survey Are you prepared for change 12 November 2014 In this survey report PwC and FERF teamed up to gain an understanding of where companies are relative to implementing new revenue recognition standard While many companies do not know what the implementation journey fully looks like yet in terms of implementation processes costs timing contract reviews IT and systems operations quantification and reporting they understand they should start preparing now Revenue recognition 19 March 2014 After much deliberation the FASB and IASB are set to release a final global revenue recognition standard in the coming months that will do away with current industry specific accounting and instead apply a single set of principles to all revenue transactions Changes to practices processes and systems could ripple through your business 10Minutes on revenue recognition provides information about the standard as well as insight into ways in which some companies are preparing for the broader impact Resolution planning Category 3 debrief 23 January 2014 The public portion of Category 3 US resolution plans reveal strikingly similar strategies Resolution planning FDIC s single point of entry 19 December 2013 The FDIC s proposal contains little new information but shines light on the outstanding key issues even if only by its silence Resolution planning Bail in debt rule slowly taking form 25 October 2013 A bail in debt proposal is expected from US regulators in the coming months Resolution planning A public peek into the plans 11 October 2013 Regulators released the public sections of the 11 Category 1 firms annual resolution plans Derivatives Global convergence becomes global confusion 09 September 2013 The CFTC offers a road map and timeline for cross border derivatives regulation but much uncertainty remains The widespread reach of FATCA How will it affect your business 13 August 2013 Understanding its impact and the path forward for nonfinancial multinational businesses Draft FATCA related IRS forms A snapshot of those released so far 17 June 2013 A closer look at the significance of recently released drafts of certain FATCA related forms BMF announces the release of the German Intergovernmental Agreement for implementing FATCA 17 June 2013 This Newsbrief provides an overview of the key elements of the German U S IGA and how it compares to the Model 1 IGA European Commission seeks to expand automatic information exchange between EU Member States 17 June 2013 Understanding the effects of the European Commission s proposed amendments to the automatic exchange of information AEOI between EU Member States 10Minutes on lease accounting 03 June 2013 After three years of outreach and deliberation the IASB and FASB recently issued a revised proposal to overhaul the rules on accounting for leases a move that could significantly boost US companies reported debt Conflict minerals 09 May 2013 10Minutes on conflict minerals provides insight into the strategic benefits and risks companies will want to focus on as they comply with the SEC s conflict minerals rule The rule is effective for 2013 calendar year operations so regardless of whether companies view conflict minerals as a supply chain opportunity risk to their brand or another regulatory to do they should act now to prepare Applying FATCA to captive insurance arrangements Surprising results may occur 13 April 2013 In this Newsbrief we take a closer look at the potential impact of FATCA on the global captive insurance market IRS releases draft FATCA registration forms and additional information regarding FFI lists 09 April 2013 Form 8957 when issued in final form may be used by foreign financial institutions FFIs to register for FATCA purposes The insurance industry and FATCA Moving from assessment to implementation Top 13 in 13 14 March 2013 The final FATCA regulations released in January brought clarity on some issues the insurance industry had identified in the proposed regulations While some provisions in the final regulations attempt to simplify the impact on the insurance industry other provisions have ultimately complicated FATCA s impact Hearing provides insight on regulatory timetable But uncertainty remains the norm 20 February 2013 The US Senate Banking Committee held oversight hearings on the implementation of the Dodd Frank Act The hearing provided an update on the regulatory timetable Derivatives reform for non financial services companies 05 December 2012 For non financial services companies regulations introduced by the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Basel III will result in significant changes to the derivatives market Every aspect of a corporation using derivative to manage risk will ultimately be affected from risk strategies and corporate funding to operations and accounting This 10Minutes provides insight on the impacts of new regulation on corporate entities and what those entities need to do now in order to meet impending reform deadlines and ensure they re well equipped to manage increased costs and compliance responsibilities Washington National Tax Services Insight IRS issues guidance related to final repairs regulations and delay of effective date 20 November 2012 Final regulations regarding deduction and capitalization of expenditures related to tangible property the final repairs regulations are expected to be released in 2013 Washington National Tax Services Insight New IRS Treasury business plan calls for important research credit guidance 20 November 2012 The government is working on guidance to address three important and long standing topics related to the section 41 research credit Washington National Tax Services Insight 2012 election results point to continued divisions over tax policy 07 November 2012 Can compromises be reached before the end of this year to avoid the fiscal cliff effect of scheduled tax increases and spending reductions Washington National Tax Services Insight UN transfer pricing guidance for developing countries could increase burdens on multinationals 18 October 2012 UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters the Subcommittee approved the current unedited version of the UN Transfer Pricing Manual Washington National Tax Services Insight Court rejects research credit claim for customization and configuration of software 03 October 2012 US v Davenport judgment to the government with respect to the taxpayers claims for research credits related to certain software customization Eurozone sovereign debt crisis Minimizing surprises despite Eurozone uncertainties 30 July 2012 How will the effects of the European debt crisis impact US businesses PwC shares its views on what companies can do to manage the changes that lie ahead Is It Time for the United States to Consider the Patent Box 30 March 2012 PwC Tax leaders examine the patent box regimes adopted by six EU countries and consider key issues to be addressed in designing a similar tax regime for intellectual property IP in the United States that would attract and retain domestic IP development and ownership PwC 2012 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study 07 March 2012 PwC s 8th annual examination of the internal audit profession focuses on this rising importance of risk management and internal audit s contribution by taking a closer look at how stakeholders and board members view critical risks and the role internal audit could be playing Seeking shared agendas with governments 11 July 2011 By helping create jobs in the private sector and by investing in infrastructure governments can help create an environment conducive for growth In fact almost half of CEOs surveyed say that improving the country s infrastructure and fostering a skilled workforce should be government s top priorities But how can CEOs enter strategic and collaborative relationships with governments to pursue their own growth agendas How credible is your sustainable reporting 11 July 2011 CEOs and boards know the benefits of corporate responsibility reporting included increasing profitability reducing supply chain risks and costs and garnering sustainability ratings and recognitions Overall companies need this information to drive operational efficiencies and facilitate innovation Ultimately though to win stakeholders trust companies need to be credible with respect to sustainability How do they achieve it Making over healthcare 11 July 2011 While there s still a great deal of uncertainty around the specifics of healthcare reform one thing s clear The healthcare industry in the US will never be the same And 2011 is shaping up to be a makeover year for healthcare providers health insurers pharmaceutical and life sciences companies and employers But what are the most significant issues in play A recent report identifies six View all View less First take Supplementary leverage ratio 10 September 2014 Key points from the final US supplementary leverage ratio First take Liquidity coverage ratio 09 September 2014 Ten key points from the final US liquidity coverage ratio First take Uncleared margin re proposal 05 September 2014 Ten key points from the US prudential regulators re proposed uncleared margin rule First take Resolution plan guidance to largest firms 07 August 2014 Ten key points from regulators feedback to Wave 1 resolution plan filers First take SEC s money market reform 24 July 2014 Ten key points from the SEC s final money market rule First take Capital Plan rule 13 June 2014 Key points from the Fed s changes to the Capital Plan rule First take SEC s cross border derivatives rule 02 June 2014 Ten key points from the SEC s final cross border rule Mortgages What you don t know about Know Before You Owe 29 April 2014 Meeting the challenges of the CFPB s new rule 10Minutes on integrated reporting 28 April 2014 Investors have been showing increased interest in the correlations between financial performance and sustainability factors like resource scarcity environmental performance and corporate governance when assessing a company s future risk and growth opportunities Is your company ready to respond This 10Minutes highlights insights and benefits companies can glean into these issues by integrating their thinking to develop a better understanding of impacts to their businesses allowing them to tell a more holistic value creation story Stress testing A look into the Fed s black box 24 April 2014 Making sense of the results from CCAR 2014 First take Supplementary leverage ratio 09 April 2014 Ten key points about the new US supplementary leverage ratio First take CCAR stress testing 27 March 2014 Ten key points from the Fed s 2014 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review CCAR First take DFAST stress testing 21 March 2014 Ten key points from the Federal Reserve s 2014 Dodd Frank Act Stress Test DFAST Revenue recognition 19 March 2014 After much deliberation the FASB and IASB are set to release a final global revenue recognition standard in the coming months that will do away with current industry specific accounting and instead apply a single set of principles to all revenue transactions Changes to practices processes and systems could ripple through your business 10Minutes on revenue recognition provides information about the standard as well as insight into ways in which some companies are preparing for the broader impact Data privacy 25 February 2014 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 Stress testing First at bat for midsized firms 05 February 2014 Regulators will scrutinize midsized firms first stress testing submissions this spring 10Minutes on service provider transparency 09 December 2013 Businesses depend on service providers to handle confidential data run essential business processes and manage critical technology This can leave businesses vulnerable to service provider breakdowns The result can be the providers clients violating regulations and even losing customer trust Yet many businesses may know less than they realize about their service providers controls This 10Minutes discusses how SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports can give businesses the picture they need to have solid confidence in their service providers 10Minutes on transforming the tax function 11 November 2013 It s an opportunity hidden in plain sight In 10Minutes on transforming the tax function we discuss how the tax function is often overlooked as an area for improvement unlike more obvious choices such as supply chain or business services However shining a light on the tax group can reveal untapped opportunities where changes in technology process people and data can lead to benefits for the broader business Stress testing Failures on the horizon 06 November 2013 Regulators released capital stress testing guidance that continues to raise the bar for large firms and signals that more failing grades are likely in the future Strategic supply chain management 30 September 2013 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 Stress testing Midterm results improved but it s all about the final 23 September 2013 Firms release their mid cycle stress testing results Stress testing Getting to credibility Firms between 10 and 50 billion 22 August 2013 Analysis of the banking regulators guidance on the Dodd Frank Act s stress testing requirements for firms between 10 and 50 billion Whistleblower reform 15 July 2013 Whistleblower reform is having significant impact The SEC s Office of the Whistleblower has one full year of operation under its belt and with it 3 001 tips and two awards to date Leading companies are looking closely at the Office s first year report and drawing lessons for building stronger ethics and compliance programs They re also considering what it takes to create a highly ethical culture This 10Minutes highlights the importance of having an ethical culture at the workplace Top 2013 Insurance Risks Insurance Banana Skins US responses 01 July 2013 What are the most critical economic financial and operational risks facing insurance companies in the US Insurance company executives shared their responses in the 2013 edition of Insurance Banana Skins conducted by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation CSFI and sponsored by PwC Conflict minerals 09 May 2013 10Minutes on conflict minerals provides insight into the strategic benefits and risks companies will want to focus on as they comply with the SEC s conflict minerals rule The rule is effective for 2013 calendar year operations so regardless of whether companies view conflict minerals as a supply chain opportunity risk to their brand or another regulatory to do they should act now to prepare Stark realities of cybersecurity 11 April 2013 This 10Minutes discusses why cybersecurity is more than an IT challenge it s a business imperative New technologies well funded and determined adversaries and interconnected business ecosystems have combined to increase your company s exposure to cyberattacks Critical digital assets are being targeted and the potential impact to your business has never been greater In order to sufficiently protect the business future cash flows and shareholder value your approach to cybersecurity must keep pace 10Minutes on environmental and social risk 31 October 2012 Environmental and social issues are posing greater commercial risks than ever In this 10Minutes we ll explore what s changing and how companies can take a more forward looking risk approach Eurozone sovereign debt crisis Minimizing surprises despite Eurozone uncertainties 30 July 2012 How will the effects of the European debt crisis impact US businesses PwC shares its views on what companies can do to manage the changes that lie ahead Business continuity management 23 March 2012 The best disaster survival manual may be obsolete if it doesn t anticipate major disruptions to the supply chain or at outsourced operations As a result business continuity management programs are being designed to continually assess as well as counter risks stemming from the interdependencies integral to running a business PwC 2012 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study 07 March 2012 PwC s 8th annual examination of the internal audit profession focuses on this rising importance of risk management and internal audit s contribution by taking a closer look at how stakeholders and board members view critical risks and the role internal audit could be playing Combating cybercrime The general counsel s role 11 July 2011 Cyberattacks aren t just an information technology matter Legal obligations damages to the organization and business relations with customers all come into play Often the last to know it is imperative that general counsel be the first on the cybercrime scene They can play a pivotal role in protecting an organization if they act promptly when a company s systems have become compromised View all View less 10Minutes on the OECD s BEPS project 01 May 2015 The OECD s base erosion and profit shifting BEPS project is likely to spur the most significant changes to the taxation of international business in nearly 30 years Multinational companies may see an increased tax burden around the world and there s a strong likelihood that rule changes will affect the optimal structure for your global operations Over the next several years BEPS related law changes likely will cause your company to see upward pressure on effective tax rates and cash tax outlays While the OECD BEPS project will be finalizing recommendations through December 2015 some countries have already begun implementing changes to their tax systems Companies will need to begin assessing the impact on business operations now Managing your wealth Guide to tax and wealth management 05 November 2014 PwC s 2015 year end guide to tax and wealth management offers guidance for strategic tax planning managing your portfolio charitable giving estate and gift planning business succession planning and other topics 10Minutes on organizational DNA 18 July 2014 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 Downloads We the urban people 16 June 2014 Downloads We the urban people 10Minutes on integrated reporting 28 April 2014 Investors have been showing increased interest in the correlations between financial performance and sustainability factors like resource scarcity environmental performance and corporate governance when assessing a company s future risk and growth opportunities Is your company ready to respond This 10Minutes highlights insights and benefits companies can glean into these issues by integrating their thinking to develop a better understanding of impacts to their businesses allowing them to tell a more holistic value creation story APEC CEO Videos 30 September 2013 APEC 2013 CEO Summit Interviews PwC PwC 2013 APEC CEO Survey 30 September 2013 PwC s report building on a survey of more than 370 business leaders and interviews from across the region confirms the necessity of regional cooperation for our companies futures Drug value 24 July 2013 Pharmaceutical companies stand ready to be tested in a world where a drug s success is more closely tied to its performance The challenges mount with competition from generics and growing pressure to reduce costs Now insurers and integrated providers are driven by models that reward health outcomes and cost savings For success drug makers are exploring real world evidence new payment models and the right partnerships Behind the numbers 2016 health care and medical cost trends report 18 June 2013 This PwC Health Research Institute HRI report projects a medical cost trend of 6 5 down from 6 8 projected for 2015 Marking 10 years of slowing growth projected to be slightly lower for 2016 Medical Technology Innovation report 18 June 2013 Medtech companies should create an innovation engine that enables service and business model innovation to find new sources of revenue and meet changing customer and consumer demands Harnessing customer demand to drive growth 19 April 2013 Consumer packaged goods CPG companies retailers and their business partners often tout the ways they put customers at the center of their strategies But while many companies do a good job of understanding their customers perhaps not as many create demand by coordinating across marketing sales and innovation functions and activities that now encompass the demand chain This 10Minutes explores ways companies can capitalize on knowing their customer with demand functions pulling in the same direction Internet of Things 31 March 2013 This issue of the Technology Forecast examines the impact of Internet of Things trends on businesses and the IT organization It analyzes how businesses now have the ability to continue the relationship with customers after the sales transaction by helping them achieve the goals for which they buy the products Using technology to help customers achieve their goals 31 March 2013 Businesses that embed capabilities to understand usage in their products in service of customers goals stand to reap unparalleled value Building the customer centered organization 06 February 2013 What does a customer centered organization look like What investments are needed to take you there and what might that journey look like This 10Minutes discusses these questions and how companies who focus on creating a customer centered organization may reap real dividends Getting past the hype of gamification 10 December 2012 How to get past the hype of gamification and convince leadership of the benefits of implementing the methodology Improving the customer and employee experience with gaming technology 10 December 2012 The many benefits behind incorporating gaming techniques into business processes include Elements of effective game based emotion design 10 December 2012 Bill Fulton of Ronin User Experience describes his empirical yet emotional approach to game design and how it relates to customer engagement Employees seeing business through a CEO s eyes 10 December 2012 Milt Riseman describes how business simulation at Advanta Mortgage Services was effective even before the web A game publisher s view of gamification 10 December 2012 Learn about how game developer and publisher Electronic Arts EA has applied what

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/publications.html (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • PwC 2016 US CEO Survey insights: Driving growth
    s going to be important to provide great in store experiences to customers But there are also going to be times when a customer is in a rush and wants to place an order with a smartphone and pick it up at the store The key to technology is being nimble and ready for those transitions W Rodney McMullen Chairman and Chief Executive Officer The Kroger Co Explore the findings Align costs with business strategy Align costs with business strategy Strong demand for cost performance management skills CEOs want to speed up the organization so they can both read the dangers and respond to the opportunities faster Find out more Accelerate digital and technology impact Accelerate digital and technology impact Refocused on digital foundations While no two company s technology bets are alike just like their strategies we do sense a shift in where leaders are focusing their attention and their capital investment in 2016 Find out more Unlock data possibilities Unlock data possibilities Topic Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Ut enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat Find out more Create unique customer experiences Create unique customer experiences Topic Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Ut enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat Find out more Grow and create competitive advantage Grow and create competitive advantage Topic Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Ut enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat Find out more Transform human capital Transform human capital Topic Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Ut enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat Find out more Stimulate innovation Stimulate innovation Topic Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Ut enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat Find out more Optimize deals Optimize deals Topic Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Ut enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat Find out more Secure assets Secure assets Topic Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Ut enim ad minim veniam quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat Find out more Navigate risk and regulatory complexity Navigate risk and regulatory complexity Topic Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit sed

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/ceo-survey.html (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • PwC videos on current business issues and solutions
    CEO survey Video library 10Minutes Center for Technology and Innovation Financial Services Institute Technology Institute Health Research Institute Center for Board Governance PwC s Investor Resource Institute Point of view View CFOdirect About us Alumni Alliances Awards Corporate responsibility Diversity Our global site Press room Video library Careers PwC Open University United States International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Featured videos Driving business growth in 2016 Insights from PwC s Annual US CEO Survey Find out what US CEOs think Watch the CEO interviews US video library Global Business issues Governance Innovation and technology Operations Regulation Risk Strategy and growth Talent Industries Asset management Chemicals Entertainment media Consumer intelligence Global Entertainment Media Outlook 2013 2017 Global Entertainment Media Outlook 2012 2016 Financial services Risk management Healthcare Industrial products Insurance Technology Services Audit and assurance Deals About us Corporate responsibility Diversity Subscribe to receive latest updates In these videos PwC leaders and specialists share ideas and perspectives on business challenges and opportunities Topics include economic

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/videos.html (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • 10Minutes: Information and insights on today's business environment
    like video and podcast versions in our free 365 and 10Minutes apps Featured issues 10Minutes on transforming the audit experience Companies across the business spectrum are undergoing transformation Markets themselves are moving more quickly with an insatiable demand for information At the center of many of these changes is digital technology Like innovators in other industries auditors are investing in technology tools that redefine how work is done But that s only part of the story at PwC We re also reimagining how our people and your finance teams work together and how when and where the audit is performed 10Minutes on making big decisions When it comes to making your most important business decisions there are a plethora of factors to consider Many company leaders probably rely on gut instinct to guide them what we think of as the art of strategic decision making But what about the science side of the equation data and analytics We believe superior decision making done with confidence clarity and agility is only possible through a new combination of art and science 10Minutes on the OECD s BEPS project The OECD s base erosion and profit shifting BEPS project is likely to spur the most significant changes to the taxation of international business in nearly 30 years Multinational companies may see an increased tax burden around the world and there s a strong likelihood that rule changes will affect the optimal structure for your global operations 10Minutes on the Self Made Billionaire Effect 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 10Minutes on organizational DNA 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 Browse the 10Minutes library Published 10Minutes on Issue 1 7 16 Transforming the audit experience Innovation and technology 5 18 15 Making big decisions Strategy and growth 5 1 15 The OECD s BEPS project Operations 12 23 14 The Self Made Billionaire Effect Talent 7 18 14 Organizational DNA Operations 4 28 14 Integrated reporting Risk 3 19 14 Revenue recognition Governance 2 25 14 Data privacy Governance 12 9 13 Service provider transparency Innovation and technology 11 11 13 Transforming the tax function Innovation and technology 9 30 13 Strategic supply chain management Operations 7 24 13 Drug value Innovation and technology 7 15 13 Whistleblower reform Governance 6 25 13 Eco efficiency Sustainability 6 3 13 Lease accounting Operations 5 14 13 Why the COSO Update deserves your attention Operations 5 9 13 Conflict minerals Operations 4 19 13 Harnessing customer demand to drive growth Operations 4 18 13

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/10minutes.html (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Financial Services Institute: PwC US
    France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites PwC s Financial Services Institute PwC Financial Services Institute Q A What is blockchain How can blockchain improve the business processes that occur between companies radically lowering the cost of trust PwC Financial Services Institute Devil in the data How banks can improve data management PwC Financial Services Institute Q A What s next for blockchain in 2016 PwC Financial Services Institute Share and share alike Meeting compliance needs together with a KYC utility PwC Financial Services Institute One step ahead How banks can anticipate what customers will want next 1 2 3 4 5 Resources FSI library Subscribe to FSI publications About FSI 365 app Related links US Financial services Alternative investments Asset management Banking capital markets FATCA Financial crimes unit FS Regulatory practice Insurance FS video highlights See all FS publications Please see our report Making Omnichannel work The to do media width 700 style float left margin right 10px border 1px solid ccc width 300px Omnichannel challenges and solutions PwC s David Schiff and Dean Nicolacakis explain omnichannel challenges and what are the solutions PwC s David Schiff and Dean Nicolacakis explain omnichannel challenges and discuss solutions Please see our report Making Omnichannel work The to do list for banks Why third parties are risky for financial firms and what they should do about it Using third party service providers can be a risky business PwC s Dan Morrison explains how banks and other financial firms are managing the risks See more videos on FS issues Most viewed Significant others How financial firms can manage Let s make a difference Managing compliance and No agent left behind How insurers

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/financial-services/research-institute.html (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Publications, studies and research for the technology industry: PwC
    frontier is in customer service Pricing Profitability Deals Desk A key business enabler to meet customer demands The Journey to SaaS Profitability The New Digital Ecosystem Reality Digital Commerce is a Journey Technology industry findings implications 6th Annual Digital IQ Mobile Innovations Forecast The elements of contextual intelligence The New Digital Ecosystem Reality Mobile advertising strategies for increased success The New Digital Ecosystem Reality Nine trends rewriting the rules of business Technology industry at the crossroads Transforming quote to cash operations Deals Innovation Evolving landscape of technology deals Semiconductor Industry Device deal trends Let s Megadeal Seven strategies for managing the unique challenges of large technology acquisitions Acquiring Innovation Strategic deal making to create value through M A Global Technology IPO Review Q3 2015 2015 IPO SEC comments letter trends Driving Business Impact with Cloud Managing the Shadow Cloud Integrating cloud governance into your existing compliance program On the horizon Insights into the Cloud for finance and accounting professionals Protecting your brand in the cloud Transparency and trust through enhanced reporting Globalization Emerging Countries China s impact on the semiconductor industry 2015 update Security and Privacy The Global State of Information Security Survey 2016 Technology summary Outside the box inside the lines Leveraging ethics and compliance to boost tech sector innovation and growth Compliance in 2025 An increasingly critical future role for technology companies The new digital ecosystem reality Managing risk to enable strategy Protecting your brand in the cloud Transparency and trust through enhanced reporting 2015 Risk in review Decoding uncertainty delivering value Technology industry analysis State of compliance 2015 Moving beyond the baseline Technology industry brief The 2015 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study Technology Sector Internal Audit A Function in Disruption Achieving Organization Agility Talent Mobile data analytics not just for consumers any more Agility is Within Reach Building Enterprise Agility Adapt to survive How better alignment between talent and opportunity can drive economic growth The connected employee experience for Technology businesses Take Your Mark How technology companies can use workforce planning strategies for a smarter business Accounting Advisory 2015 SEC comments letter trends The new revenue recognition standard Is your technology company ready Stay informed 2014 technology financial reporting trends State of compliance 2014 Technology industry brief The new digital ecosystem Video Tom Archer Global Google Alliance Leader shares PwC s point of view relative to the technology trends that are rewriting the rules of business The New Digital Ecosystem Reality Nine trends rewriting the rules of business PwC s Technology Industry leader discusses technological economic and political trends that are important to CEOs and C Suite executives while exploring the trends and challenges that businesses must consider to remain competitive AutoTech Semiconductor Report Spotlight on Automotive CleanTech Cleantech MoneyTree TM Report Assessing national competitiveness in the global solar industry Cleantech Perspectives Education Tech Leveraging Technology in Education Entertainment and Media Tech The Sharing Economy Cross sector valuation What entertainment media communications companies should consider when acquiring tech targets Feeling the Effects of the Videoquake Changes in how we consume video content The wearable future Global entertainment and media outlook 2014 2018 Mobile advertising What do US consumers want Game Changer A new kind of value chain for entertainment and media companies FinTech Payments on the go Making sense of the evolving mobile payments industry How the financial services industry can unlock the value in Big Data Cloud a necessary component of data center consolidation and IT agility Managing technology risk is now a business priority When the growing gets tough how retail banks can thrive in a disruptive mobile regulated world HealthTech HRI s New Health Economy New Entrants HRI Medical Technology Innovation Scorecard 10Minutes Drug value in the new health ecosystem RetailTech Retailing 2020 Demystifying the online shopper 10 myths of multichannel retailing Other Tech Is the forecast clear on your wholesale Cloud strategy Experience Radar Lessons learned from the airline industry Business Issue Subsector Line of Service Back to top Business issue Technology s Pervasive Impact on all Industries Disruption in the Technology industry PwC s US Technology Industry Leader Pierre Alain Sur discusses technology disruption Growth in the Technology industry PwC s US Technology Industry Leader Pierre Alain Sur discusses growth in the Technology industry Spotlight on the sharing economy The impact of sharing economy By unlocking the sharing economy today can companies transform today s threats into tomorrow s opportunity Technology companies have a unique opportunity to help their customers raise their Digital IQ How the Technology industry is enabling the sharing economy and its implications for companies Technology companies have a unique opportunity to help their customers raise their Digital IQ Spotlight on the Wearable Future There are many applications for wearable tech in enterprise and in life It will upend the retail industry revolutionize health care and will likely change advertising and content as we know it But for wearables to work they much be anchored in human centered design PwC s research digs into the business of wearables and the consumer attitudes and preferences that will shape the future of wearable technology Innovation is the next frontier in customer service Is your business prepared PwC s Rachel Berg US Technology Industry Progressive Service and Customer Experience Leader discusses next generation customer service for technology companies Pricing model changes and analytics allow opportunities for new customer segments PwC s US Technology Customer Competency Leader Joe Lo discusses SaaS pricing and the importance of pricing analytics Business model shifts offer endless opportunities for strategic growth Tom Archer Global Google Alliance Leader discusses strategic growth and business model shifts How will mobility disrupt your industry It took 22 years for the first 2 billion people to connect to the Internet The next 2 billion users will come online within the next five years New digital ecosystem Nine trends rewriting the rules of business Tom Archer Global Google Alliance Leader shares PwC s point of view relative to the technology trends that are rewriting the rules of business Deals Innovation The

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/technology/publications.html (2016-02-10)
    Open archived version from archive