• Accounting and Finance is well on its way to moving away from on-premises software to cloud-based ERP and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions. 

    The IT industry analysts have been predicting this shift for a few years and in 2015 - following the lead of their peers in Sales, Marketing, and HR – it is clear Finance is now making the move. 

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    In fact, in a 2015 survey by Gartner and FEI, almost half of the respondents indicated increasing adoption and interest in cloud-based applications. 

    • Integrated Financial Management:  53% (up

    Posted by on March 2, 2016
    Topics: EPM
  • Forbes recently interviewed Jon Temple, former EVP of WorldWide Field Operations at Hyperion, current CEO of HEAT Software, and Host Analytics board member.

    Two things Jon mentioned jumped out at me. The first is that cloud-based EPM makes critical organizational benefits “affordable to the masses.”

    The second is “the challenges that we had at Hyperion are essentially overcome…in the cloud.”

    Before I jump in, here’s a short summary of the interview. It’s worth a read with many interesting and insightful points from a proven Silicon Valley leader.

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    Posted by on September 8, 2015
    Topics: EPM
  • My last post, “Top Reasons Companies Get Stuck With Oracle Hyperion,” had a high level of interest, and I promised to share reasons four through six of why current Oracle Hyperion users who are evaluating other options—and get stuck—with Oracle Hyperion.

    In case you missed it, I also summarized findings from independent research that detailed why Oracle Hyperion users feel trapped.

    In this post, I’ll share facts, trends, and thoughts on why sticking with Oracle Hyperion may not be the best move. Ready?

    Let’s dive into the next three reasons Finance users get stuck with Oracle Hyperion.

    Posted by on August 31, 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?

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    Posted by on May 4, 2015
    Topics: EPM
  • Does this scenario sound familiar? Your division of a large enterprise has outgrown Excel spreadsheets and is in dire need of a more robust solution for budgeting, planning, forecasting and financial reporting.

    Your division’s planning and reporting processes take too long and are prone to errors, and your Finance team spends too much time collecting and correcting data and not enough time on analysis.

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    However, your corporate Finance and IT groups are heavily invested in a legacy, on-premises set of EPM applications that haven’t been deployed to your division

    Posted by on March 10, 2015
    Topics: EPM