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

Compliance Calls for Active Application Management

Posted by Steve Berry

Aug 1, 2019 12:47:54 PM

You’ve heard that the only thing that never changes is change itself. Another constant is the need to be compliant. That’s why application management must be active.

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

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