Solver Is Now ‘Fulfilled by Acumatica’ – What Does That Mean?

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Solver recently announced that our leading Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution is now listed as ‘Fulfilled by Acumatica.’ This is BIG news because it makes Solver’s planning, reporting and dashboard solution the top choice…
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How to Prepare for an Enterprise Resource Planning Software Implementation

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This article focuses on the process of preparing for a software implementation.    Congratulations! You’ve already made the hard decision. You’ve done your research on software vendors, you’ve notified your IT and finance…
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Best CPM and Budgeting Strategies for Growing Companies

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This article will describe how companies with multiple business units process budgets and forecasts.     Scaling organizations face a multitude of challenges. Organizations that coordinate budgets and forecasts from multiple data…
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Top Benefits of Using Cloud CPM Software

This article focuses on the benefits of using cloud-based software. Selecting the correct implementation strategy for a particular new application you are considering can be daunting. Many organizations today are adopting a “cloud first”…
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Trends in Cloud Computing and Data Security

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According to a recent Forbes article, Cloud revenue in the second quarter of 2018 grew at amazing rates for Microsoft, IBM, and SAP.  Companies are spending billions of dollars to move their core business applications to the Cloud.  These…
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What do the Chinese Zodiac and Chromosomes have to do with CECL?

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Chinese Zodiac - One of my favorite memories growing up as a child was going to a Chinese restaurant and reading about my Chinese Zodiac animal sign.  My sign is the Rabbit, the fourth of all Zodiac animals. Simply based on what year I…
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The Benefits of Budgeting with Budget Templates Part 1

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This article focuses on the importance of budgeting with a corporate performance management solution. Budgeting is a topic that is not very popular in many organizations. It can be an extremely time-consuming project for many employees. This…
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How to Build a Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Solution

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This article discusses corporate performance management (CPM) tools and examples of effective strategy, goals, planning, and analysis.      Let’s talk about strategy and goals. There are many reasons for communicating strategy…
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Tips to Improve Your Organization's Internal Processes with CPM Software

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This article focuses on the importance of internal process improvements and KPIs. How do you create a best-in-class process? And how do you implement it across the organization? These are some of the questions that may come to mind…
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BI360 User Conference - Look Out Surf City USA, Here We Come!

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What to Expect Plus Tips to Help You Take Advantage of All Focus 2018 Has to Offer If you haven’t already registered to attend Focus 2018 (www.solverglobal.com/focus) on August 27 – 30, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort…
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How to Align Your Business Strategy with Your Reporting, Planning and Analysis: Part 2

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This article will continue the discussion of improving these tasks and processes and ensuring that the strategy is aligned with the reporting, planning, and analysis.   Planning consists of creating both an annual budget and forecasts.…
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How to Enable Professional Reporting and Budgeting for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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The excitement for Dynamics 365 Business Central is growing, and organizations will need a CPM tool to achieve Reporting and Budgeting that enables world-class decision-making. Making world-class decisions is imperative for any organization…
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How to Align Your Business Strategy with Your Reporting, Planning and Analysis: Part 1

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This article will concentrate on improving these tasks and processes and ensuring that the strategy is aligned with the reporting, planning, and analysis. Every company has many tasks and processes, but a key question to ask the team is whether…
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Planning in the Future: Budgeting, Forecasting, and Modeling

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This article will explore and discuss what planning should and will look like in the future, zooming in on what you need to know about finding the right solution for your organization. Last week, I wrote generally about Corporate Performance…
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Corporate Performance Management in the Future: How to Upgrade Reporting, Budgeting, Dashboards, and Data Warehouse Processes

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The purpose of this blog entry is to help you shape a vision for the optimal decision-making platform that your company should plan for today to be ready for the future. Sure, corporate performance management (CPM) vendors will keep innovating…
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Top 5 Reporting Problems Faced by a CEO and Their Technology Solutions, Part 3

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This article concludes the discussion of the top five problems facing CEOs today in regard to corporate performance management, with a focus on reporting. In interviewing a very successful CEO and founder of a large company, he expressed…
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Top 5 Reporting Problems Faced by a CEO and Their Technology Solutions, Part 2

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This article continues the discussion of the top five problems facing CEOs today in regard to corporate performance management, with a focus on reporting. In interviewing a very successful CEO and founder of a large company, he expressed the…
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Top 5 Reporting Problems Faced by a CEO and Their Technology Solutions, Part 1

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This article discusses the top five problems facing CEOs today in regard to corporate performance management, zooming in on reporting. In interviewing a very successful CEO and founder of a large company, it was revealed that he had tried…
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Corporate Performance Management in 2018: Reporting, Budgeting, Dashboards & Data Warehousing

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This article launches the yearlong focus of this blog on leveraging the right corporate performance management (CPM) tools to manage and analyze data. The purpose of the blog this year is to provide executives, leadership teams, and those charged…
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#ThisIsSolver: Recapping 2017 and Looking Ahead to 2018

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This blog entry will discuss the achievements Solver is most proud of in 2017 – and what to look forward to from the team in 2018. Last week, Solver hosted its annual white elephant gift exchange and holiday party. Lots of laughter, plenty…
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Enabling World-class Decisions in 2018 with Innovative Corporate Performance Management Technology

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This article will discuss what’s at stake in terms of how you leverage diverse company data types to enable optimized decision-making in 2018. There is a lot going on right now: politically, culturally, and economically. There always seems…
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What to be Thankful For in this Cloud Era of Enterprise and CPM Technology

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This article will explore the things we should be thankful for with cloud being the platform of choice for technologies in the workplace. Let me begin by stating what most of already know: the future is cloud, and it has arrived. IBM defines…
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Cloud Budgeting for Microsoft Dynamics GP

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This article will zoom in on your options for modern, robust budgeting in the cloud for Microsoft Dynamics GP.  As Microsoft secures its spot in the global race to be cloud technology leaders, on-premise Dynamics GP users are navigating their…
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What’s Next for SAP Business One: Recapping the Biz.ONE Conference

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This entry will recap the Biz.ONE User Group Conference, held in Garden Grove October 23-25, 2017 – and what’s on the horizon for SAP Business One. I had the pleasure of attending the Biz.ONE conference, hosted by the Americas’ SAP Users’…
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Using Corporate Performance Management for Digital Transformation: Optimizing Operations and Transforming Products and Services, Part 2

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The blog article is the second entry in the series about using Corporate Performance Management (CPM) for digital transformation. As long as you’re around technology, you will experience digital transformation. As defined in Part 1 of Using…
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Coming Back from Microsoft Dynamics User Group Summit 2017: Fixin’ to Hit the Trail Running

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This article recaps the countrifried Microsoft Dynamics User Groups Summit in Nashville October 10-13, 2017. Well, if you wandered down the road to Music City this past week, you weren’t just hearing guitars, banjos, fiddles, and the trills…
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Using Corporate Performance Management for Digital Transformation: Engaging Customers and Empowering Employees, Part 1

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The blog article is the first part in using Corporate Performance Management (CPM) for digital transformation. What is digital transformation? It sounds like most nebulous concept terms that mean something different to almost everyone. According…