Strafford has decades of experience helping finance teams improve the functions of financial planning, budgeting, reporting and analysis. From developing the right strategy to improving current processes to implementing the latest cloud or on-premises technology, Strafford is ready to help.
Need faster consolidation times? Finance and accounting organizations are moving away from on-premises software to cloud-based EPM solutions. In fact, in a 2015 survey by Gartner and FEI, almost half respondents indicated that they are increasing adoption and interest in cloud-based applications. Before you make any quick decisions about your Oracle Hyperion environment, let Strafford help you understand the benefits and functionality of cloud-based EPM solutions vs on-premises software solutions.
The American Red Cross (ARC) responds to humanitarian disasters, collects
and stocks much of the US blood supply, and manages an army of employees and volunteers. As you can imagine, it's a huge effort to streamline costs and efficiently manage their extensive planning cycle. By revamping and extending ARC's Hyperion Planning environment, Strafford was able to transition users away from EXCEL spreadsheets, increase end-user adoption, and deliver a more reliable planning and reporting process.
A key pillar of the digital transformation technology ecosystem is, without a doubt, cloud computing. Main drivers for cloud adoption often still revolve around traditional benefits such as moving from CapEx to an OpEx environment, but other benefits and drivers are far more important - especially for finance operations. Even knowing the benefits of moving business applications to the cloud, some organizations struggle with "how do I get there?" Strafford offers a cloud readiness assessment that will help.
What happens if your EPM applications go down? If you rely on Oracle Hyperion apps to deliver business-critical data, reports and analysis functionality, you need a dedicated team of experts to manage and support your finance environment. Strafford offers Oracle EPM and Oracle On-Premises administrative EPM support services that will not only improve the performance and reliability of your apps, but will also enhance team productivity during consolidation and reporting, and budgeting and planning cycles.
In a recent survey conducted by IBM, 78 percent of global respondents said their cloud initiatives are with traditional IT platforms, as there is a need to combine cloud applications with existing systems and data. Cloud computing has become an essential part of business development. To make the transition to cloud easy and less expensive, explore the benefits of Strafford's Private EPM Cloud. It's not just a "cloud service," it's a fully managed and secure environment for your Hyperion applications.
We have over 20 years experience in designing and implementing EPM solutions. Our consultants come from diverse backgrounds and have proven experience in financial systems, data integration, security, compliance, networking and more. We have the experience and leadership to help you automate and align your finance processes.