Hanna Kim
The Benefits of Budgeting with Budget Templates Part 1

This article focuses on the importance of budgeting.

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Hanna Kim
How to Build a Corporate Performance Management Solution

This article discusses CPM and examples of effective strategy, goals, planning, and analysis. 

 

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Hanna Kim
The Best Way to Improve Your Organization’s Internal Processes

This article focuses on the importance of process improvements and KPIs.

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Matthew Felzke
Cloud Budgeting for Microsoft Dynamics GP

This article will zoom in on your options for modern, robust budgeting in the cloud for Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Continue reading

Matthew Felzke
Coming Back from Microsoft Dynamics User Group Summit 2017: Fixin’ to Hit the Trail Running

This article recaps the countrifried Microsoft Dynamics User Groups Summit in Nashville October 10-13, 2017. Continue reading

Hanna Kim
Using Corporate Performance Management for Digital Transformation: Engaging Customers and Empowering Employees, Part 1

The blog article is the first part in using Corporate Performance Management (CPM) for digital transformation. Continue reading

Hanna Kim
Why Move Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) to the Cloud?

This article explores financial planning and analysis in the cloud for your CPM strategies.

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In the budgeting and forecasting realm, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) is becoming more and more relevant. Most mid-sized and large companies have dedicated professionals in FP&A roles due to the constant evolution of finance and the reach across the enterprise. If you are not familiar with FP&A, this article will cover the benefits of cloud for your finances and hopefully, answers any questions you may have regarding to FP&A and the cloud. Continue reading

Daniel Havey
Cloud-based BI Solutions for Banking

This article will focus on Cloud-based Business Intelligence Solutions for Banking.

 

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Hanna Kim
How to Prepare for Your First Financial Reporting Implementation

This article will discuss the process of preparing for a successful financial reporting implementation.

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In the modern business realm, you cannot avoid financial reporting. Whether it is a homegrown Excel process, a legacy software program, an independent software vendor (ISV), or a native enterprise resource planning (ERP) report writer, every company is doing it. Investing in your first modern reporting tool typically means automated financial statements, accessible collaboration, modern security, and self-service analytics. Don’t worry if it sounds like gibberish to you. In this article, we will discuss preparing for your first reporting implementation so you are able to select the best reporting tool to navigate your organization in managing and analyzing data.

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Alex Geller
My Prediction: Convergence between Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management Vendors in the Mid-Market

This article will focus on the demand for convergence of Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management tools and why this benefits mid-market companies.

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The latest release of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence strengthened my conviction that the market will see consolidation between the Business Intelligence/Visualization (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) vendors. Gartner classifies them in separate quadrants because the respective tools are evaluated differently during the sales process. Furthermore, BI tools usually sell into marketing and sales teams while CPM targets finance and accounting professionals. Consequently, there has been limited Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in the space. Note that this article assumes readers are familiar with the basic definitions to focus on a narrative explaining the demand for their convergence.

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