EPM Consulting Matters More than EPM Software

Posted by Steve Berry

Oct 11, 2019 11:18:40 AM

Without EPM consulting, your EPM software will not deliver its intended return on investment. But what you will get is productivity loss, opportunity loss, and less stability.

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Topics: EPM Support, Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Finance Best Practices, Finance Operations, Oracle Products

How to Win Your EPM Business Case

Posted by Steve Berry

Sep 26, 2019 10:52:06 AM

Just because you’re all excited about the game changing potential of EPM, doesn’t mean that so are the people who will have to sign off on your EPM implementation.

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Topics: EPM Support, Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Finance Best Practices, Finance Operations, Oracle Products

Five EPM Cloud Migration Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Steve Berry

Sep 12, 2019 1:53:34 PM

In leveraging the cloud’s economies of scale, EPM presents unique opportunities and risks. The biggest risk occurs when the migration is just about moving EPM to the cloud.

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Topics: EPM Support, Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Finance Best Practices, Finance Operations, Oracle Products

How EPM Boosts Marketing’s Performance

Posted by Steve Berry

Aug 29, 2019 10:07:10 AM

By replacing spreadsheets and integrating data from sales, operations, and supply chain, EPM gives marketers the needed insight to manage price, product, promotion and place.

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Topics: EPM Support, Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Finance Best Practices, Finance Operations, Oracle Products

Compliance Calls for Active Application Management

Posted by Steve Berry

Aug 1, 2019 12:47:54 PM

You’ve heard that the only thing that never changes is change itself. Another constant is the need to be compliant. That’s why application management must be active.

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Topics: Technology Insights, Risk and Compliance, Finance Best Practices, Finance Operations, Managed Application Services (MAH)

Your Annual Financial System Health Checkup

Posted by Steve Berry

Jul 18, 2019 2:07:15 PM

Even people who believe they are in good health should get an annual physical exam. The same goes for the technology ecosystem keeping your company’s financials alive.

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Topics: Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Finance Best Practices, Finance Operations, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Plans, Budgets, Forecasts — What’s the Difference?

Posted by Steve Berry

Jul 5, 2019 12:16:24 PM

Although they may seem similar, the three phases of financial management — planning, budgeting, and forecasting — are significantly different and yet highly interdependent.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Technology Insights, Finance Best Practices, Finance Operations

SaaS or Cloud? Which Is Better?

Posted by Steve Berry

Jun 20, 2019 1:26:19 PM

Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, there is a big difference between software as a service and cloud. The difference is especially important for finance.

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Topics: Technology Insights, Backup and Recovery, Managed Services, Risk and Compliance, Finance Best Practices, Finance Operations

Make Planning Continuous!

Posted by Steve Berry

Jun 6, 2019 9:53:55 AM

When you only plan once a year, you spend the rest of the year explaining factors that the plan failed to take into account. More time between plans equals more explaining.

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Topics: Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Oracle Products

How EPM Has Changed Finance’s Role

Posted by Steve Berry

May 23, 2019 10:59:24 AM

Faced with new challenges, empowered by new tools, and driven by a new mission, finance has gone from counting the company’s beans to helping craft its secret sauce.

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Topics: Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Oracle Products