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Using Analyst Rankings to Help Select the Best CPM Software Apps

This article is part 8 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 8 focuses on why and when to use third-party rankings from analysts when evaluating the best CPM software applications.   While some…

Using Return on Investment (ROI) to Help Select the Best CPM Software Apps

This article is part 7 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 7 focuses on methods for calculating ROI to find the best CPM software applications.   A business software selection process can be exhausting,…

Top Microsoft Features in the Best CPM Software Apps

This article is part 6 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 6 focuses on the many Microsoft integration capabilities to look for in the best CPM software applications.   Most organizations in the…

Top Data Warehouse Features in the Best CPM Software Apps

This article is part 5 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 5 focuses on data warehouse considerations to focus on as you are evaluating the best CPM software applications.   In the Digital Era,…

Top Dashboard Features in the Best CPM Software Apps

This article is part 4 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 4 focuses on evaluating the range of dashboard features within the best CPM software applications.   While the financial reporting, consolidations,…

Top Excel Features to Look for in the Best Planning and Financial Reporting Software Apps

This article is part 3 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 3 focuses on Excel functionalities that strengthen the best planning and financial reporting software applications.   Almost every financial…

Top Features to Look for in the Best Financial Reporting Software Apps

This article is part 2 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 2 focuses on feature sets within the best financial reporting software applications.   Financial reporting software that also offers…

Top Planning Features in the Best Budgeting and Forecasting Software Apps

This article is part 1 of an 8-part series on evaluating the best CPM tools for your business. Part 1 focuses on evaluating planning capabilities within the best budgeting and forecasting software applications.   Planning software…

Replacing SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) with a Modern Cloud Solution

These days, more than ever, financial planning analysis (FP&A) managers need to deploy tools that can help them support their businesses with faster and more agile planning, reporting and analysis. Whether it is functionality that supports…

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…

Solver Celebrates 20 Years: Executive Interview, Part 3

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At the end of 2016, we sat down with CEO Nils Rasmussen, COO Corey Barak, CIO Hadrian Knotz, and CTO Mike Applegate to discuss 20 impactful years of being a leader in the Business Intelligence (BI) industry. This is the final segment in the…

Solver Celebrates 20 Years: Executive Interview, Part 2

Before the holidays, we sat down with CEO Nils Rasmussen, COO Corey Barak, CIO Hadrian Knotz, and CTO Mike Applegate to discuss 20 impactful years of being a leader in the Business Intelligence (BI) industry. This is the second in a series,…

Solver Celebrates 20 Years: Executive Interview, Part 1

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I recently sat down with the leadership team at Solver to discuss the 20th anniversary of launching the organization.  The following is the first in a series, where they talk about how the organization came about, where they have gone and been,…

The Importance of BI360 Training

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The importance of training is more than just the obvious. BI360 users will often say, “I don’t know how to use BI360, so let me take a training class.” Structured training is about the best way to learn how to use and become more efficient…

Planning Your Thanksgiving Dinner with Business Intelligence!

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The week is finally here where we gather around the table and share a delicious Thanksgiving meal with our loved ones. As much as we enjoy the good food, family time, and days off from work, organizing and hosting this special dinner can be…

Things to be Thankful for in Today’s Business Intelligence Solutions for Not-For-Profit Organizations

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In this article, we discuss how business Intelligence (BI) tools have helped not-for-profit organizations focus more on their mission and less on budgeting and reporting. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we thought it would be appropriate…

Reporting for Manufacturing Companies with SAP Business One

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This article will discuss financial report writers in today’s marketplace for manufacturing organizations looking to expand their SAP Business One experience.   Have you used a Fitbit before to track your fitness activity, diet and sleep?…

Beyond Accessibility: 9 More Reasons why CFOs are Starting to Love Cloud Business Intelligence Tools

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There’s a lot more to cloud–based business intelligence tools than easy data accessibility. This article examines why CFOs and accounting pros see cloud BI as a great return on investment. Like a lot of productivity and management software,…

The Next Generation Cloud-based BI Tools

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  The other day, I met with Solver’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mike Applegate to talk about the next generation cloud-based tools. I made my way to his office, which is located right next to the kitchen - how convenient, right?…

Top Reasons Why Most Companies Are Far From Business Intelligence Nirvana

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What happened to the vision of the easy, self-service, one-stop shop business intelligence (BI) capabilities that countless companies across the world have been seeking? After years of investing in new ERP systems, including cloud-based solutions,…

BI360 Focus 16 Conference Recap

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Solver Global came together at one location last week to host its annual Focus customer and partner conference at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel in sunny San Diego, California. Solver kicked off the conference with two-day intensive…

Making the Most of Focus 2016—Best Things to Do at THE BI360 Conference of the Year

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In just a few weeks, from August 22 – 25, 2016, the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA will become the focal point where hundreds of BI360 Partners and Customers will gather to learn about one of the top full service business intelligence…

Listen and Learn from Your Peers and Enjoy the Resort at Focus 2016

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This year, Focus 2016, August 22-25, 2016, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA gives customers more ways to share their own BI360 stories with the community. Attendees can ask questions and gain valuable tips and insights from the people…

How Do You Know If You Need a New BI/Analytics System?

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This article will help organizations identify signs that they need a new Business Intelligence system. Today, plenty of large organizations, as well as small and medium-sized companies, are stuck using old or manual Business Intelligence (BI)…

BI and CPM Systems for Beginners

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This article will discuss how Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management systems differ – and how they overlap. Many find the word ‘Business Intelligence’ (BI) often ambiguous and confusing. It can simply mean that you…

Get your BI360 Guru on at Focus 2016!

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Your company has put tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars into acquiring a budgeting and planning software system that will streamline your staff’s workload. Chances are, that even after training, you or your team has only been using a…

BI360 Focus 2016 – New Location. New Training Option.

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A few weeks ago, the registration website for Solver’s Customer and Partner Conference, Focus 2016 launched. This year the event, to be held August 22-25, 2016, will take place in a new location: the classically beautiful Hilton La Jolla Torrey…

Top BI and Corporate Performance Management Trends for 2016

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This article will discuss the year ahead of us, specifically in terms of what 2016 holds for Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management for modern businesses. Another year has come and gone, seemingly faster than ever – and…