Recent Stories

Read The Fine Print – Your Revenue Depends On IT

Read The Fine Print – Your Revenue Depends On IT

“Read the fine print.” Truly a piece of sage advice. But how many of us heed it? There’s little enjoyment reading lengthy disclaimers in tiny font – iOS updates, downloads,…
enterprise performance management analysis

The First Barrier To Enterprise Performance Management: How To Get Started

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC In my work career I have the fortune to travel extensively around the globe. As a result, I observe the issues and concerns facing executives, mid-level managers, and those in the…
Illuminated Light Bulbs

What Historical Figures Can Teach Us About Performance Management

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC Achieving the full vision of the enterprise performance management (EPM) framework involves more than selecting one of its many methods and then…
Performance Management From C-Suite Future Diaries

Performance Management From C-Suite Future Diaries

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC What might C-level executives write in their diaries in the future? My crystal ball is crystal clear. Seven years from now…
CFO: Ringmaster Or Alchemist?

CFO: Ringmaster Or Alchemist?

The position of CFO is synonymous with stress. But all the ingredients inside that pressure cooker can be boiled down to two main weights on the CFO’s shoulders: delivering reports to understand profitability drivers and innovating to provide the…
Is It Better To Have No Costing Than Bad Costing?

Is It Better To Have No Costing Than Bad Costing?

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC Is it better to have no costing rather than bad costing? And what do I mean with this question? The…
Is Finance Equipped To Go Mobile?

Is Finance Equipped To Go Mobile?

How do you know if your organization is ready for enterprise mobility? Without a cohesive plan, all you have are a bunch of tablets and dashboards telling pieces of a story that need to be streamlined into a compelling…
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