ISG Blockchain XChange™

blockchain_Xchange_GIFYour single source of information about the business of blockchain

Tap into the market’s only database and collaboration platform designed especially to support enterprise adoption of blockchain programs and technical solutions.

Blockchain solutions cut across industries and government functions to solve complex problems related to security, traceability and efficiency. But these solutions require a new way of working. Private and public sector organizations that traditionally have not worked together now must figure out how to collaborate. To facilitate this new form of “coopetition,” new consortia are forming around the world to explore the possibilities of blockchain technology. The number and focus of these consortia is changing rapidly. To make sound decisions, you need the latest information.

ISG Blockchain XChange™ is a one-stop shop for:

  • Data on more than 50 blockchain consortia
  • Visibility into blockchain service providers
  • Up-to-date library of industry-specific blockchain solutions and use cases
  • Market insight into developing client blockchain consortia

The rigorous ISG Provider Lens™ research process guarantees the platform is always up to date, so users have access to the latest developments in the blockchain market, including information about service providers that are currently developing and delivering blockchain projects.


 

 


Blockchain-XChange-Use-Case-UtilitiesBlockchain solutions for enterprise-level business problems

Access the largest blockchain use-case library in the market. Search by industry to find the latest trends and live use cases being implemented across industries. Discover the real impact of blockchain in industries. Then tap the power of ISG Blockchain Now™ to develop a comprehensive strategy around industry proven use cases.



 


Learn how blockchain can solve your business challenges.

ISG Blockchain Now™ guides enterprises along the blockchain journey – whether you’re just beginning or already up and running. We understand the technology, and, more importantly, we understand how the technology can drive value for your enterprise. You need to solve actual business problems, and you need actionable business cases that prove blockchain can provide real returns.



 


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CFO Blockchain Finance Accounting

How Should a CFO Think about the Potential for Blockchain in Finance & Accounting?

Blockchain is an emerging technology that allows data to be stored in a distributed ledger and continuously verified by network nodes that secure and process block transactions. Because a blockchain records all transactions between a company and its vendors and customers, it creates an immutable record of transactions without the need for third-party validation.

What does this mean for the CFO?

Today, every order-to-cash (OTC), record-to-report (RTR) and purchase-to-pay (PTP) transaction necessitates one set of verification records on the seller side and another set on the buyer side. This means both companies have versions of order confirmations, receipt verifications, discrepancy follow-ups and payment verifications. Blockchain allows a buyer and a seller to share the same version of the transaction, improving transparency in the F&A function and eliminating clearing requirements. For F&A leaders who oversee these processes, blockchain offers the potential for increased data integrity, instantaneous or significantly quicker reconciliations, reduction in close time, increased audit efficiency and improved real-time financial information.

This ISG white paper How Should a CFO Think about the Potential for Blockchain in Finance & Accounting? explores how blockchain will impact F&A – and how an organization might determine its needs for this new technology.

About the authors

Mr. Furlong is a Partner at ISG and has over 25 years of experience in assisting companies transform their general and administrative functions including finance and accounting, human resources, and procurement. He has expertise in formulating strategies and designing alternative service delivery models (Global Business Services, shared services and outsourcing), transforming processes, driving organizational change, and implementing emerging technologies such as advanced analytics, mobile solutions, cognitive computing and cloud based solutions. Mr. Furlong leads ISG’s Business Advisory Services practice and serves on the Americas Leadership team.

Dave Houston is a Director at ISG and has over 20 years of experience in assisting companies transform their general and administrative functions including finance and accounting, human resources, and procurement. He has expertise in formulating strategies and designing alternative service delivery models (Global Business Services, shared services and outsourcing), transforming processes, driving organizational change, and implementing emerging technologies such as advanced analytics, robotic process automation and cloud based solutions.

Meet the Team