Ascend 2021 is right around the corner, and with 24 speakers, you know that this year’s virtual conference will be packed with info for Solver (f/k/a BI 360) users.

Curious what to expect at this year’s virtual conference? Check out this sneak peek – and make sure to register for the conference on August 17-19, so you don’t miss out on the Solver event of the year.

Expand Usage of Solver

August 19, 2021 – 10:00 – 10:50 AM Pacific Time

Presenter:  Steve Reese, Senior Functional Consultant, Solver

Join Solver expert Steve Reese to learn about expanding your planning process into forecasting, “What If” situations or revising multiple versions of your annual budget process. This is an important topic during such an unpredictable economy.

In the session, you will learn how to present financial results to your Senior Leadership Team with a briefing summary. You will also view a presentation by Kyle Wank of the Detroit Pistons where she will share her experiences implementing Solver with key business requirements. Kyle Wank is the Controller of the Detroit Pistons and a key player during the implementation of Solver. Connect with Kyle on LinkedIn!

This session will help expand your planning process, a necessity in such an unpredictable economy. We will show you how to build an ongoing forecasting cycle or expand your annual planning cycle in preparation for an unexpected upturn / downturn in your business. Next, we will look at how to summarize your financial results to your Senior Level Management Team with a briefing card. We will wrap up with a presentation by Kyle Wank from the Detroit Pistons to share her Solver implementation experience that required us to build special business consolidation rules.

Who Is This Session For?

This session is for leaders and employees involved in the planning and budgeting process, as well as businesses that are considering implementing Solver.

If you would like to improve your planning and budgeting you may benefit from seeing this presentation, especially during an ever-changing economy. Also, this session would be good for anyone who is interested in hearing a real-life Solver implementation story.

What Does It Mean to Plan, Adapt, and Thrive?

This past year changed what many of us know and expect about the business world, and 2020 clearly demonstrated that new skills are required to succeed in today’s new business landscape. To make sure Ascend 2021 delivers on today’s top skills, we’ve divided each of our courses into different focus areas: Plan, Adapt, and Thrive.

  • Plan has to do with planning capabilities – Do you have the tools to proactively respond to whatever may be coming next in your industry or field?
  • Adapt has to do with agility, forecasting, and overcoming uncertainty – Do you have the tools to confidently make decisions based on incomplete or uncertain information?
  • Thrive has to do with building knowledge, building a better budget, and increasing profitability – Do you have the tools to go beyond the financial data to achieve more with your company?

This session helps you and your company Adapt because it presents alternative methods of planning to help your business “Adapt” to an ever-changing economy. It also explains how to present a periodic briefing summary to Senior Level Management – a very important skill in today’s world.

Are You Ready to Plan, Adapt, and Thrive in Today’s New Business Landscape? Solver Can Help.

Current events have forced many organizations to rethink their plans and update budgets to ride out the many uncertainties the world still faces. Join us for Ascend 2021, August 17-19 to learn the skills and strategies you need to:

  • Refresh your business data management knowledge
  • Improve business agility
  • Hone your Solver skills to make faster, better decisions

Remember: you can earn up to 10.5 CPE credits when you attend Solver Ascend 2021, so don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing you there.


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Founded in 1996, Solver has won countless awards for its Corporate Performance Management solution, including the Experience leader and Trust Leader in Dresner Advisory Services’ 2020 Industry Excellence Awards, Microsoft BI Partner of Year Award, and recognition on the Gartner Group CPM Magic Quadrant. Solver integrates with most leading ERPs and is sold through 20+ global offices and a worldwide network of partners.