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Planning And Budgeting: Is Your Finance Operation Asleep At The Wheel?

Planning And Budgeting: Is Your Finance Operation Asleep At The Wheel?

Newsflash: The Big Data revolution has already happened. Your CFO is done relying on gut feelings or antiquated Excel spreadsheets for planning and budgeting. Bring these to his or her office, and you’ll be dismissed as a data dinosaur. Sometimes…
The CFO’s Expanding Role – Reality Or Delusion?

The CFO’s Expanding Role – Reality Or Delusion?

By Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC Did my last blog on the topic of the annual budget resonate with anyone? I have a suspicion that it probably did. Here in my final blog for a few weeks…
Is Your Company Ready To Tweet About Its Internal Audit?

Is Your Company Ready To Tweet About Its Internal Audit?

The role of internal audit is shifting by the second. No longer just a step in an overall business sanity check, this department is ready to become your company’s command center for risk – thanks to
The Best Part Of The Annual Budget Is When It's Over

The Best Part Of The Annual Budget Is When It’s Over

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC Jeremy Hope (1948 – 2011) was a special type of management consultant and colleague who I highly respected. He started a revolutionary movement…
The Soft Stuff Is The Hard Stuff

The Soft Stuff Is The Hard Stuff

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC I hope that you enjoyed my last blog on the topic of modeling. Perhaps it gave you some cause for thought about the type of business models you use in your…
Why Modeling Is Foundational To Enterprise Performance Management

Why Modeling Is Foundational To Enterprise Performance Management

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC The confusion, ambiguity and lack of consensus about what enterprise performance management is will continue for a long time. Fortunately, many are realizing that enterprise performance management (EPM) is much broader than…
Where Do You Begin Implementing Enterprise Performance Management?

Where Do You Begin Implementing Enterprise Performance Management?

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC I’m half-way through my current blog series where last time I looked at the budgeting process, and just two-weeks away from appearing at the SAP Conference for EPM in Chicago,…
What’s Broken About Budgeting? – Part 2

What’s Broken About Budgeting? – Part 2

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC If you missed part 1 of this blog then you can find that here. In it I talk about why the traditional…
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Predictive Isn’t Just For IT Anymore

“No excuses, play like a champion.” How does this quote from the 2005 Vince Vaughn comedy Wedding Crashers relate to the financial world? Well, the key…
What’s Broken About Budgeting? – Part 1

What’s Broken About Budgeting? – Part 1

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC So tell me, how did your EPM system stack up against the vision I outlined in my last blog? Hopefully you’re in the “exceptional”…