EPM Is Most Secure in the Cloud

Posted by Steve Berry

Jan 22, 2020 11:59:48 AM

It’s easy to believe that running your financial systems in your own facility is more secure than running them in someone else’s. The truth is just the opposite, especially for EPM.

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

Use EPM to Enrich Qualitative Commentary

Posted by Steve Berry

Jan 3, 2020 10:11:12 AM

Quantitative data like revenue and costs say a lot about how a business is performing, but maybe not so much about why. For that you also need qualitative commentary.

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

Don’t Just Automate, Innovate!

Posted by Steve Berry

Dec 19, 2019 10:05:04 AM

Just adopting EPM won’t automatically turn your company into an innovation superstar. But if you try to become more innovative without adopting EPM, that task is much harder.

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

Optimize Your Supply Chain with EPM

Posted by Steve Berry

Dec 6, 2019 10:58:44 AM

When it comes to curing supply chain hiccups EPM is prescription medicine uniquely formulated to meet the supply chain’s diverse requirements and reduce financial risk.

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

EPM’s CFO Impact

Posted by Steve Berry

Nov 21, 2019 11:26:48 AM

In many organizations we see a shift in the CFO’s role after EPM adoption — as CFOs become the ones uniquely positioned to leverage financial resources like never before.

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

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

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

Leverage the Cloud for Regulatory Compliance

Posted by Steve Berry

Oct 12, 2018 5:28:48 PM

Do-it-yourself might not be the best way to comply with regulations like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) — not when you can use an environment already tested and approved.

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

Should you use OpEx or CapEx for your EPM App Investment?

Posted by Deborah Jelley

Mar 15, 2018 9:22:00 AM

The recent passage of the 2017 Tax overhaul bill has brought this question back to the forefront for companies looking to invest in EPM solutions. We recommend that using Managed Application Hosting (MAH) in the cloud, which is funded, via operating expenses (OpEx) through a monthly subscription, is the right direction. Trying to develop and maintain an on premises EPM application, like Oracle’s Hyperion Planning and HFM, despite having faster write-down Capital Expense (CapEx) options available would cost more in

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Topics: Cloud Hosting, Cloud EPM, Managed Services, Finance Best Practices