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

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)

How to Measure and Improve EPM ROI

Posted by Steve Berry

May 22, 2018 3:45:43 PM

If the primary reason you adopt EPM is to improve enterprise performance, then the best yardstick with which to measure and improve EPM ROI is by how much better the enterprise performs.

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

5 Early Signs Your EPM Consultant Isn’t Working Out

Posted by Steve Berry

May 9, 2018 2:11:17 PM

EPM projects are ambitious undertakings that have a profound impact on the life of your business. So if your EPM consultant isn’t working out — the sooner you know, the better.

Hindsight, as they say, is always 20/20.

Whenever a committed relationship fails, you can almost always look back and point to early signs that things weren’t going to work out. That realization is usually followed by regret — regret at all the time, money,

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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Cloud EPM, Implementation or Upgrade, 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)

10 Reasons Why Your EPM Project Might Fail

Posted by Steve Berry

Apr 17, 2018 1:49:00 PM

EPM project failure hurts organizations two ways: first, by disrupting day-to-day business, and, second, by not delivering EPM’s promised benefits. Here’s how to avoid both risks.

There are many good reasons to implement enterprise project management (EPM). EPM lets you cherry pick the best investments, select the prime selling opportunities, reduce costs, and decrease time to market. But the downside of an unsuccessful EPM project is

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

How SMBs Find EPM Implementation Happiness

Posted by Steve Berry

Mar 1, 2018 1:18:00 PM

If you are an SMB that’s put off implementing EPM because you think the task would just be too costly and overwhelming, you may actually be taking a big and unnecessary risk.  

When it comes to orchestrating successful enterprise performance management (EPM) implementations, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) face challenges that larger organizations don’t — like smaller budgets and smaller staffs. SMBs are more vulnerable to

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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Managed Services, Implementation or Upgrade

3 Things to Consider When Considering an Oracle HFM Implementation

Posted by Hyperion Consultant

Nov 20, 2017 4:48:04 PM

Before embarking on an Oracle HFM implementation or upgrade, do a little homework and understand what you are about to get into.  Some business teams and IT folks see a Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) product demo and say I need that. However, before you write a check and start piling up papers and creating project plans, speak with someone who’s has successfully done this before. 

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Topics: Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Implementation or Upgrade

Interesting New Features – Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.3 and 11.1.2.4

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Apr 13, 2015 2:33:00 PM

Is it time to upgrade? Upgrading from one software version to the next can be a major task, especially if upgrades have piled up and there has been a major release. Actually, in many cases, an upgrade can become a complete re-implementation. But in the case of Hyperion Planning, just do it.

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Topics: Budgeting and Forecasting, Hyperion Planning, Implementation or Upgrade