During all my years designing and implementing integration solutions for EPM processes, one thing is clear to me: data integration is a vital part of the equation. After all, it is what brings together any CPM process such as Financial Consolidation and Planning & Budgeting. As an integration solution architect, I believe that having someone that builds the bridge between all stakeholders is key for any CPM project. Indeed, one of our main responsibilities is to align source systems owners with finance teams.
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