Abstract: The evolution of financial analysis is accompanied by an extensive use of indicators whose calculation is based on data provided both by entities in their financial statements and by financial markets. The analysis of data and indicators generated by the capital market is considered to be of primary importance when studying the financial position of enterprises. This view is supported by a substantial number of analysts and, although not applicable to all enterprises, it raises a number of questions, two of them being whether the new analytical indicators are replacing the classic indicators of financial statement analysis and whether financial statements have retained their fundamental role as a primary source of data in studying the financial position of enterprises. The objective of this paper is to answer these questions by approaching the interpretation of financial statements within the context of some unorthodox views about the evolution of financial analysis.
Abstract: The article reviews contemporary concepts about corporate inventory planning and management from a systematic perspective. It elucidates the nature and the underlying principles of the technology of corporate inventory management. These are followed by a detailed description of deterministic and stochastic quantitative models which are most frequently applied in the sphere of financial theory and practice. The article finally arrives at the conclusion that deterministic models are easy to apply, yet their major disadvantage is that they could only be applied for one type of inventory. Stochastic models, on the other hand, are much more complex in nature, yet they could be applied to any type of corporate inventory, which renders them more flexible and applicable.
Abstract: Customer relationship marketing is complemented by the strategic vision of business development – customer management - which includes the following: customer analysis, customer contributions, life cycle, etc. The two visions - CRM and customer management - are essential for the development and higher competitiveness of companies.
These processes tend to accelerate and intensify. They result from imposing a new consumer culture, which encompasses customers from both developed and developing markets who possess a creative approach to thinking, dynamics as a style of behaviour, and “global” citizenship as a social characteristic. Marketing specialists must have a unique ability to engage with the modern customer and must be able to give their companies direction and focus in order to achieve effective results that will ensure their image and success.