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The Top 2 Essential Corporate Performance Management Tools for Businesses During COVID-19 

As we all struggle to adjust to our new reality of social distancing and general economic uncertainty, it seems as if our expectations for the future are changing day-by-day, if not hour-by-hour. It is hard to tell what next week will be…
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Manual Application of Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Software

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This article will describe a real life example of a manual application of BI360. In 2016, my then eight-year-old son joined a travel baseball team, and having a passion for sports and math, I immediately offered to do  statistics for the…
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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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The Most Efficient Reporting & Analysis Tools

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This article will highlight essential reporting and analysis features in Corporate Performance Management solutions. Reporting and analysis, previously a centralized activity for an executive audience, has become an increasingly democratic…
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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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Top Budgeting and Reporting Software for Dynamics 365 Business Central

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This article explores the arrival of Dynamics 365 Business Central and how you can achieve advanced reporting and budgeting. Executives evaluating Microsoft’s highly popular Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC) ERP system for smaller…
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Advanced Reporting and Budgeting Solutions for Managers Using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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This article discusses how to extend Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to support faster and better decision making for executives and managers. Before I spent more than 70,000 hours helping companies achieve success with ERP/CRM/CPM…
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Will Enterprise Software and Corporate Performance Management Only Be Available in the Cloud?

This article explores the realities of cloud revolutionizing the technology and business worlds, especially for enterprise software, like cloud corporate performance management solutions. In the recent years, cloud services have rapidly gained…
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Reporting in the Future: Financial and Operational Reporting, Dashboards, and Analysis

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This article will zoom in on what you need to know about reporting solutions and processes that will set you up for a successful future. Just like strategy and goals at most companies are often quite disconnected from the budgeting process,…
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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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The Power of Modern, Self-Service Ad Hoc Reporting

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This article will discuss the benefits of today’s self-service ad-hoc reporting solutions for quick, powerful reports for all business end users. In today’s business world, it feels like we’re always racing to keep up with our immediate…
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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…