EPM and Reporting Periods

Posted by Steve Berry

Jan 18, 2019 10:53:14 AM

Think Reporting Quarterly Is Shortsighted? Get EPM.

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

EPM Enables the Agile Enterprise

Posted by Steve Berry

Jan 3, 2019 10:01:32 AM

Just like agile principles enable developers to produce better software faster, EPM enables the enterprise to produce better financial results faster by becoming more agile.

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

Define Your EPM Priorities First

Posted by Steve Berry

Dec 20, 2018 9:47:37 AM

Define Your EPM Priorities First

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Topics: Cloud EPM, Implementation or Upgrade, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Oracle Products

EPM Makes ERP Better

Posted by Steve Berry

Dec 6, 2018 12:21:32 PM

EPM should drive ERP because: a) EPM is much faster to implement, and b) because EPM lets you know what you don’t know so you can implement ERP correctly.

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Topics: Cloud EPM, Cloud ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Get Stakeholders on Your Side in EPM Projects

Posted by Adib Khartabil

Aug 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The most important part of any EPM project is getting great stakeholder support — because getting great enterprise performance is the job of everyone who works there.

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Topics: Implementation or Upgrade, Finance Best Practices, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Think of Oracle EPBCS as Excel's "EPM Edition"

Posted by Steve Berry

Jun 27, 2018 10:45:42 AM

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Oracle PBCS, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Oracle Products

Harness the New Power of Budgeting and Planning In The Cloud

Posted by Senior Consultant

Jun 27, 2018 10:09:07 AM

Today, the big initiative at enterprise software companies is migrating their existing solutions to cloud platforms.  The benefits to moving to a cloud platform generally revolve around greater flexibility and efficiency. Flexibility meaning that IT services can be scaled in real time to fit the needs of the application users.  Efficiency speaks to the ability to deploy applications and services rapidly without worrying about underlying hardware / infrastructure issues.  The mantra is that once you are in the cloud, all you need is an Internet connection. The problem... Many finance organizations are not harnessing the true power of budgeting and planning in the cloud.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Cloud Hosting, Hyperion Planning, Oracle PBCS, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Your Financial Close Impacts Enterprise Performance

Posted by Steve Berry

Jun 25, 2018 12:15:00 PM

It’s not just the financial numbers that show how well you perform as an organization — but also how well and how fast you can obtain those numbers and how the financial close impacts EPM processes.

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Topics: Consolidation and Close, Cloud EPM, Oracle FCCS, Finance Best Practices, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Bringing AI and Predictive Analytics to EPM

Posted by Adib Khartabil

Jun 21, 2018 10:57:00 AM

Advances in business technology since the advent of the PC have had exponential effects upon how entities budget, plan and report their results since the early 1980’s.  Lotus 123’s (later Excel’s) contribution to budgets and forecasts is immeasurable.  Thus, came the creation of “spreadsheet hell” that most currently active and experienced finance, accounting and

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Hyperion Planning, Oracle PBCS, Data Quality Management, Finance Best Practices, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

EPM Architecture Is Bigger Than Finance

Posted by Steve Berry

Jun 19, 2018 9:35:00 AM

Money decisions made without operational guidance are just as risky as those made without financial guidance. Your EPM architecture should integrate both sets of knowledge.

Should a home appliance manufacturer move some of its production offshore in order to reduce payroll expense even if it means higher transportation costs, greater supply chain complexity, and longer

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