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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”…
Are Exceptional EPM Systems The Exception?

Are Exceptional EPM Systems The Exception?

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC Last time out I set a challenge for readers of this blog to question the performance management strategies and practices of their own organizations and executive teams. I hope you…
Would You Want To Work For This CEO?

Would You Want To Work For This CEO?

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC The focus of my last blog was to examine just what EPM is, and the various methodologies  encompassed by the term enterprise performance management. I hope that the blog
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Enterprise Performance Management: Integrating A Suite Of Proven Methodologies

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC  In my first blog of this series I talked about a Tipping Point in EPM. I’ll be expanding on this theme a little more when I present at the SAP Conference…
Is It Time For Two CFOs?

Is It Time For Two CFOs?

Laurel and Hardy. Lucy and Ethel. Fred and Ginger. Dynamic duos can have quite the impact – far more than one person alone. Is it time for the office of the CFO to adopt this mentality?
Realizing A Tipping Point For Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Realizing A Tipping Point For Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

by Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC  When should an organization decide to implement one or more components of an enterprise performance management (EPM) system? To answer this we can learn a lesson from Malcolm
3 Steps To Transform Into A “New” Finance Organization

3 Steps To Transform Into A “New” Finance Organization

If you’re not innovating, you’re falling behind. This is true for any industry, but especially finance. The question is how to successfully manage change. It’s easy to get lost in many moving
Technology Imperative For Financial Planning And Analysis (Part 1)

Technology Imperative For Financial Planning And Analysis (Part 1)

by Malcolm Faulkner, Senior Director Product Marketing EPM, SAP In the opening blog for this series, Technology Imperative for Financial Planning and Analysis, I will address two points that apply to most companies: 1. Thinking they are behind the technology…
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Is Yoga Our Best Performance Management Tool? (Part 2)

by Malcolm Faulkner, Senior Director Product Marketing, SAP Optimal performance depends on the effectiveness of the employees and management. Peak performance requires us to have alert and agile minds. In business we need to monitor the
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Translate International Trade Regulations Into A Competitive Advantage

Isn’t the World section of Google news a pretty depressing read lately? There’s the Middle East conflict, upheaval in South America, and a crisis in Syria. Trying to keep the state of international