• Enterprise performance management monitors performance throughout the enterprise, integrating and analyzing data from multiple sources toward the goal of better business performance.

    It's about integrating numerous methods and various types of data so businesses can successfully bring their plans to fruition. With enterprise performance management, companies can confidently answer questions like which products or service lines to offer, which markets and customers to target, and how to optimize efficiencies. Business innovation today is driven by SMAC: social, mobile, analytics, and cloud.

    Posted by on July 6, 2015
  • After a hugely successful Host Analytics World, we are hitting the road from August to November, with a multi-stop roadshow tour across the country.

    The Future of Finance is here. How will your Finance team make an impact in your organization? Gain insight from thought leaders in Finance and Technology and benefit from understanding how finance teams are using Host Analytics to drive improved performance and stay agile and aligned in this economy. We are ready to meet and greet all Finance rockstars as we take the Cloud EPM Event of the Year on the road.

    Posted by on June 29, 2015
    Topics: CFO
  • Enterprise performance management (EPM) isn’t new.  It’s been around for many years. What’s critical, though, is how your EPM software grows with your business.

    Will it provide the more advanced functionality you’ll need?  Will it support the reporting needs of internal and external stakeholders? Will it easily support multidimensional analysis and modeling of the business?  If you cannot affirmatively say yes to those, perhaps you don’t have the right EPM software in place.

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    EPM typically includes:

    • Setting goals and objectives
    • Creating

    Posted by on June 23, 2015
    Topics: Cloud
  • Is consolidating and reporting your financial results a challenge?  Do you spend countless hours correcting your P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow statements? 

    Can you easily track and monitor currency translations, intercompany eliminations, and journal entries?  Are you out of compliance with regulatory and audit requirements?

    If you find yourself saying “yes” or “I’m unsure” to any of these questions, then it’s time to reevaluate your consolidation process—whether your company’s small, medium, large, public, or private.  It's time to consider implementing the purpose-built financial

    Posted by on June 16, 2015
    Topics: EPM
  • In a recent blog post I summarized findings from independent research that detailed why Oracle Hyperion users feel trapped.

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    In this post, I will follow up those findings with the top reasons companies, currently using Oracle Hyperion, who are evaluating a move to Host Analytics or another cloud product, often stick with Oracle Hyperion, and get stuck. I will include many facts, trends and thoughts on why sticking with Oracle Hyperion may not be the best move. Let’s start with the top three in this post and I will post the next three soon!

    Posted by on May 11, 2015
    Topics: EPM
  • The 1990s called.  They want their EPM system back.

    There were some great technology products created and introduced in the 1990s.  But running your Finance processes in 2015 on 1990’s technology can create risk and hold your organization back from achieving its full potential.  

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    Think about how today’s new technologies have enabled us to accomplish more tasks faster, and increase our productivity.  Don’t you want the same for your Finance department?  Let’s take a little walk down memory lane, shall we?

    Flip Phones – Remember these?  They

    Posted by on May 4, 2015
    Topics: EPM