Get the Most from Your EPM Host

Posted by Steve Berry

Nov 7, 2019 11:53:44 AM

Managed application hosting is how you get the most value from your EPM investment, but only if you first know how to get the most value from your EPM application host.

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Topics: EPM Support, Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Managed Services, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Managed Application Services (MAH), Oracle Products

Managed Doesn’t Mean Losing Control

Posted by Steve Berry

Oct 24, 2019 2:04:05 PM

Managed application hosting gives you 100% control of your financial ecosystem without the burden of building, maintaining, operating, and optimizing that ecosystem yourself.

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Topics: EPM Support, Technology Insights, Cloud EPM, Managed Services, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Managed Application Services (MAH), Oracle Products

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

The Value On-Premises EPM Can’t Offer CFOs

Posted by Steve Berry

May 15, 2018 10:34:00 AM

When it comes to EPM, the old adage, “You only get what you pay for” doesn’t apply. You can actually get a lot more — if you move your on-premises EPM (or your Hyperion finance) solution to the cloud.

Over the past years Strafford has helped dozens of companies move their on-premises Hyperion finance solutions to a cloud-based EPM environment such as Oracle Cloud. In all cases these companies’ CFOs were looking to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) and also extract

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

Agile EPM Reduces Risk and Makes Stakeholders Happy

Posted by Steve Berry

Apr 26, 2018 11:16:00 AM

An agile EPM approach reduces risk, gets to value faster, creates less waste, and is more likely to make your stakeholders happy. So why build your EPM system any other way?

When we listed in a recent blog article the top ten reasons why EPM projects fail, one of the reasons we listed was “scope creep” — and one of the reasons for listing it, we wrote, is that scope creep undermines agile. That might seem like a contradiction since both scope creep and agile are about doing things incrementally — which is true. But where agile

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Topics: EPM Support, Implementation or Upgrade, Risk and Compliance, Finance Best Practices, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Why not let the Cloud manage Hyperion too?

Posted by Steve Berry

Feb 7, 2018 12:49:41 PM

Lower capex is why many companies move applications to the cloud. But did you know you might also sharply lower opex by moving application management to the cloud too?

The economics of moving applications to the cloud are well known. You avoid large “forklift” infrastructure investments while always making sure the technology running your applications stays up to date. In addition, a cloud-based infrastructure is almost infinitely

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Topics: EPM Support, Cloud Hosting, Managed Services, Managed Application Services (MAH)

5 More Reasons to Move Oracle HFM to Our Managed Hosting Service

Posted by Michele Morrill

Sep 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Not to be confused with a generic cloud hosting service or even a SaaS solution, Strafford offers a private fully managed cloud hosting service that provides IT Departments confidence in its security while providing the Finance Department a completely supported turnkey application.

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Topics: EPM Support, Cloud Hosting, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Cloud EPM, Managed Services, Managed Application Services (MAH), Oracle Products