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

How to Get People to Budget (or Budget Better)

Posted by Steve Berry

Apr 26, 2019 10:09:51 AM

Your enterprise has a choice: budgeting can either be viewed as part of the solution to subpar performance or as part of the problem. Either way, it is a self-fulfilling attitude.

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

Why Self-Service EPM Matters

Posted by Steve Berry

Apr 11, 2019 9:49:10 AM

Stakeholders know better than IT what tools, information, and insights will best serve their needs. That is why IT should give stakeholders the power to serve themselves.

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

Solve Your Fintech Talent Crisis with EPM

Posted by Steve Berry

Mar 28, 2019 9:26:56 AM

Organizations that have embraced EPM stand a much better chance of attracting and holding onto top fintech talent than do organizations that have not embraced EPM.

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

Never Stop Selling EPM to Internal Stakeholders

Posted by Steve Berry

Mar 14, 2019 11:18:44 AM

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

Don’t Forget about Analytics

Posted by Steve Berry

Feb 28, 2019 1:48:58 PM

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