• Evaluating and selecting enterprise software solutions can be a challenging process.  An important part of this process is documenting functional requirements and then assessing well how various vendors support those requirements. 

    As part of its ongoing EPM/CPM market research, Gartner recently published two new reports that match capabilities of EPM/CPM solutions to use cases.  The two reports are Gartner Critical Capabilities for Strategic and Financial Corporate Performance Management Solutions.

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     These reports are another deliverable from

    Posted by on October 4, 2016
    Topics: EPM
  • Corporate performance management (CPM) has been an established market and an important topic at Gartner and for its clients since 2001. 

    The CPM (also known as enterprise performance management, or EPM) domain has always spanned multiple processes within the Finance organization, including FP&A functions such as strategy management, integrated financial planning, and profitability management – as well as accounting functions such as financial consolidation and reporting and disclosure management.     

    Recognizing that CPM spans multiple Finance processes, and the evolution in the way

    Posted by on June 1, 2016
    Topics: CPM
  • The dog days of summer 2015 have sure turned up the heat over much of the country, but that didn't stop the analysts over at Gartner from pushing out some hot reports over the past few months.

    This well-respected research and advisory firm has released some really insightful coverage of one of the most dynamic spaces in enterprise tech: Corporate Performance Management (CPM) — or Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), as we call it. 

    While things officially kicked off in early 2015 with the publication of the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Suites[i], in which

    Posted by on September 4, 2015
    Topics: EPM
  • As part of its ongoing EPM/CPM market research, Gartner recently published its 2015 report, “Critical Capabilities for Corporate Performance Management Suites.”

    This report is another deliverable from Gartner’s overall Magic Quadrant process in which Gartner uses customer survey data to assess each vendor’s ability to deliver critical CPM capabilities matched to four specific use cases.

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    The critical CPM capabilities include the following:

    • Financial Close and Reporting
    • Complex Financial Close and Reporting
    • Financial Budgets and Plans
    • Complex

    Posted by on August 11, 2015
    Topics: EPM