It’s mid October. At most companies, planning season is in full swing. Finance is hip deep in budgets. And, for many companies, that means you’re hip deep in Excel spreadsheets, too. Mailing them back and forth. Making new versions. Sync’ing up different versions. Figuring out who’s approved what.
Then trying to tie it all together into a Frankenstein of a budget.
Formulas get over-written. Mistakes get made. Versions get mixed up. Targets get lost. The board and senior execs see the roll-up and then change the targets. So, you need to go back and do it all over again. And in
And yet, none of this is new. If there’s one unalterable truth about business it’s that change is constant and there will always be new data, new scenarios, and new questions to answer. In an ever-changing corporate world, finance teams have become the first responders. Few are ready to meet the very real demands of that role today, and it's only going to
It can mean using a new application to streamline financial planning and reporting to allow time for more strategic work. It can also mean realigning the Finance organization to better meet the organization’s needs.
Being in the business, we’re always hearing about Finance transformation and how people are trying to make changes to the Finance function within their own organizations. That’s why we decided to do this webinar.
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Are you spending a lot of time wrestling with data collection and not enough time with analysis? Is your company hitting limitations with its current budgeting and planning software tool? The crunch of budgeting season always puts these software tools to the test and makes shortcomings more visible.
If you answered yes to either, or both, of those questions, you’re not alone. The crunch of budgeting season always puts these software tools to the test and makes
I recently led a panel discussion with three ex Hyperion customers. I always love talking to our customers. It energizes me because I learn something new every time. Plus they help us get better, and they’re generally excited about the product – what’s not to love about that?
The panelists had a great mix of experience. It included Laura Juarez, Corporate Controller at Cole Parmer, Tim McKeil, Director of Financial Systems at EarthLink, and Paul Peterson, CFO at Philadelphia Mixing Solutions.
All of them had migrated from Oracle Hyperion for enterprise performance management (EPM) to