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The Virtual Close – Is This Really Needed to Lead at Speed?
In the world of finance and accounting, the concept of the so-called “virtual close” has been around for almost 20 years. In fact, I did some research and published a white paper on this topic back in 2002. At the time, there were several companies such as Cisco Systems and Motorola that had adopted the
5 Steps for an Effective CPM Software Evaluation
Congratulations. Like many Finance leaders lately, you’ve made the decision to finally move your corporate performance management (CPM) processes forward with a new software solution. Reaching this critical decision is certainly a milestone. But at the same time, you must also prepare for what comes next – creating and managing an effective evaluation process. For
Playing Smarter: Using Analytics to Win Big in Business and Life
No matter where your team is in the Finance transformation journey, it’s always a good time to take more advantage of advanced analytics. Why? Well, like it or not, advanced analytics – such as predictive analytics and machine learning (ML) – are here to stay. How am I so confident? It’s pretty simple, actually. How
Driving Performance with OneStream’s Built-In Reporting and Analytics
When it comes to corporate performance management (CPM), distilled down to the simplest terms, Finance has three basic roles to fulfill in its support for the organization: Looking backward with processes such as the financial close & consolidation to produce an accurate book of record income statement and balance sheet to represent an organization’s financial
FCCS – Intro to Writing Configurable Calculations
In Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Services (FCCS) business rules can be defined in a few places. This post will primarily focus on Configurable Calculations. These are seeded calculation rules inserted at pre-defined points along the consolidation path and uses Calculation Manager to write rules. FCC sits on top of Essbase and uses Essbase Calc
How is COVID-19 Impacting Financial Decision-Making in Europe?
The COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the world economy as it broke out in early 2020, and it continues to impact many industries and organizations as we enter the 4th quarter of the year. Back in August, OneStream Software released the results of a survey of North American Finance executives highlighting the impacts
Finance in the 2020s – How to Conquer Complexity and Lead at Speed
Let’s face it, complexity is the inevitable byproduct of growth and change. And though the 2020’s kicked off with major disruption from COVID-19, Finance Leaders are facing ongoing and diverse challenges of rapidly changing markets, operational complexity and accountability to deliver on stakeholder expectations. That’s why Finance teams no longer have a choice – we
Gartner Recognizes OneStream as a Leader in Cloud FP&A Solutions
If there’s one lesson learned from this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that every organization needs to have efficient and agile budgeting, planning and forecasting processes that enable them to respond and adjust quickly to market disruptions. Organizations that have modern, cloud-based planning solutions in place have fared better in stepping up the frequency of their
Certent Keeps Financial Reporting Teams on the Same Page with the Announcement of Certent 365
Certent Keeps Financial Reporting Teams on the Same Page with the Announcement of Certent 365 Certent 365 provides report production teams insight and visibility into the report creation process through a new web-based experience. Roseville, CA, October 8, 2020– Certent, Inc., a leading provider of software-as-a-service solutions for financial disclosure management and equity
EVENT: End of Support for Hyperion 220.127.116.11 – Now What?
Oracle Hyperion v18.104.22.168 Support ends Dec 31, 2021. Join us as we explore what you need to know and how to move forward with confidence. Click here to access webinar replay. Status Quo is not an option. Oracle Hyperion is a critical tool relied upon by Finance & Accounting to generate accurate consolidated financial results and
The Power of Customer References in CPM Software Evaluations
The, time, effort and research that goes into an organization’s decision to purchase enterprise software can be substantial. And given the risk inherent in these decisions, that’s a lot of responsibility to put on any individual or group, especially since the typical evaluation cycle is around 6-12 months for corporate performance management (CPM) software. Between
Leveraging Data Analytics and Insights to Increase Business Agility
Knowledge is power. Today you have more data than ever before, but is it effectively increasing your understanding of the business? Is all that data actually adding value? In fact, the large volume of varied data can be overwhelming, especially if your organization has it in multiple legacy systems. Re-posted with permission from Source
The New Reality: Planning, Analytics and Performance Management in the 2020s
2020 has been a year like no other in modern history. Starting off with great expectations for the new decade, by March the entire world was disrupted by the COVID-19 causing every organization to scrap their 2020 budgets and revisit their plans and forecasts. While the pandemic wanes and the global economy slowly recovers, this
Addressing FY21 NDAA & DOD Budgeting Requirements with CPM Solutions
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is one of two annual bills designed for Congress to oversee the budget for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The authorization bill determines the agencies responsible for defense, establishes funding levels, and sets the policies for allocating budget dollars. And this year, the budgeting requirements create the perfect
How is COVID-19 Impacting Short and Long-Term Financial Decision-Making?
The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly had an impact on the personal lives of everyone around the world with restrictions on travel, who we interact with, and how we interact with family, friends and our communities. It has also had an impact on the work lives of most professionals, who have been forced to work from