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Part 2: Technology Imperative For Financial Planning And Analysis

Part 2: Technology Imperative For Financial Planning And Analysis

Fixing the fundamentals remains paramount, but by implementing these new technologies you have the chance to leapfrog the competition.
Addressing The Fundamentals Is Top Priority Within Finance

Addressing The Fundamentals Is Top Priority Within Finance

Most companies struggle with fundamental issues involving fixing broken processes and making them more efficient. And finance is no exception. Read why.
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Filling The Gaps In Performance Management

Last time out, I discussed the gaps that are frequently found in many organizations’ immature financial performance management cycles; this time, I’ll talk about filling them...
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Performance Management Means More Than Planning And Budgeting

Analysts, consultants, and software vendors alike are espousing the virtues of end-to-end, integrated software solutions to enable financial planning and analysis processes. Despite this, the majority of organizations today still make do with a mix of spreadsheets and other...
The New Mantra for Better Financial Planning and Analysis

The New Mantra for Better Financial Planning and Analysis

Managing financial planning and analysis is an end-to-end process that starts with strategy definition and documentation. It then goes through the detailed planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes that define the activities and resource allocations necessary to achieve the strategic...
Seven Common Scorecarding Mistakes To Avoid

Seven Common Scorecarding Mistakes To Avoid

A lot has been written about scorecarding projects, which on the surface, may seem fairly simple—after all, you‘re just reporting on performance indicators. Unfortunately, they aren’t that straightforward. Here are seven common mistakes to avoid.
Sustainability & Technology Drive Financial Performance Management

Sustainability & Technology Drive Financial Performance Management

Drivers of Financial Performance Management. Debate will rage as to the longevity of the current low-growth, high-unemployment economic volatility and whether it’s really a “new normal,” or even if it’s really all that new. In fact, there’s nothing new...
What Is Enterprise Performance Management?

What Is Enterprise Performance Management?

When we’re immersed in an area of expertise, it’s all too common to assume everyone knows what the acronyms mean—ERP, CRM, or EPM (Enterprise Performance Management.)
IT Priorities: Nothing Changes in the Face of New and Big Changes

IT Priorities: Nothing Changes in the Face of New and Big Changes

Towards the end of the year, McKinsey releases its global survey on IT. In these surveys, they ask “executives across all functions, industries, and regions about their companies’ use of, expectations for, and spending on IT.” It’ll be interest...
Enabling Performance Management Part Four: Best Practices in Key Performance Indicators

Enabling Performance Management Part Four: Best Practices in Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators (KPIs) would seem, on the surface, one of the most straightforward topics to grasp. However the process of defining a meaningful set of KPIs is a lot harder than it might seem and one of the...