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Dec 2, 2014
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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
Sep 23, 2014
webinar

Is Your Finance Department Data Driven? Conquering the Challenge of "Doing More with Less"

Today's CFO is increasingly called upon to "do more with less." This means providing value-added analytics to the business that help the firm improve profitability, meet ever-increasing transparency requirements from regulators and management and simultaneously maintain or reduce Finance and IT spend....More
Jul 9, 2014
ideaxchange

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
Commentary

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
blog

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 29, 2014
webinar

The Pulse of Performance Management: What You Need to Know for Budgeting, Reporting, and Financial Consolidation Success

This annual web event will provide you with the information and strategies you need to confidently take the next steps with your performance management initiative. Whether you are still in research mode, have already rolled out a system, or are anywhere in between this webcast will include information that will enable you to maximize your success....More
May 1, 2014
Commentary

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
blog

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
blog

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