Feb 13, 2015

Mining the Minds – Leverage the Workforce’s Knowledge

Business intelligence (BI) software tools are useful but not sufficient for potentially better decision making. New technologies are surfacing that leverages the knowledge of what is arguably an organization’s most valuable asset – its own employees....More
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Dec 2, 2014

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) for Santa Claus Inc.

The Christmas operations for Santa Claus, his elves, and reindeer need to adopt 21st Century methods to improve service levels to children and improve productivity given the capacity constraints in Santa’s North Pole workshop. It is now time for Santa to apply enterprise performance management (EPM) methods....More
Jul 9, 2014

DC’s “Yoga Tax,” “Turkey Tax,” “Tan Tax,” “Too-much-stuff Tax”

There’s never a solution that makes everyone happy when taxes are increased....More
Carla Yrjanson, Thomson Reuters
May 29, 2014

Sales Tax Burden Stays Flat for U.S. Consumers and Businesses in Q1 2014

U.S. sales tax burden stayed flat, and indirect tax changes declined in the first quarter of 2014....More
May 27, 2014

Leveraging Existing ERP Technology: A Hybrid Approach to Indirect Tax Compliance

When it comes to indirect taxes, it's not a good idea to rely on an ERP system alone to achieve full compliance....More
May 1, 2014

Intelligent People but Stupid Choices – Try Using Analytics

Smart people can routinely make poor decisions. This is due in part to how our brains, inherited from thousands of years of evolution, are wired. They were designed for eating and survival and not to make the types of decisions encountered in our modern world. And there are more reasons why poor decisions are subconsciously made. Analytics can provide the remedy to minimize the damage from poor decisions....More
Apr 7, 2014

How are Retired Italian Men Like Us EPM-ers?

The adoption rate of business analytics and progressive enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM / CPM) methods is disappointingly slow. Perhaps we can all learn from retired Italian men who meet up each day in parks and appear to be doing nothing....More
Mar 27, 2014

Does the Cloud Make Sense for Your Business?

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to on-premise versus the cloud, but there is a right or wrong answer for your company....More
Mar 10, 2014

Survey Shows Top Performing CFOs Leverage Big Data Advantages  

CFO expectations of their finance team have evolved. While macro-economic and market factors still lead the list of external forces CFOs expect to have the most impact on their enterprises in the near future, technology is now third on the list – up from fifth place in 2010...More
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