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Apr 7, 2014
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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
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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
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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
Feb 11, 2014
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A Passionate Appeal for Activity-Based Costing (ABC) 9

Old school accountants, and there appear to be many of them, are providing a disservice to the users in their organization. User need accuracy of the costs for their organizations plus what drives those costs. These types of accountants are downright irresponsible with their duties....More
Feb 9, 2014
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Fueled by SMAC M&A Activity Predicted by CFOs to Heat Up

SMAC is triggering a scramble among large, established blue chip companies like IBM, EMC, HP, Oracle, and more to acquire almost any promising tech upstarts out there. Their fear: becoming irrelevant, especially among the young, most highly sought demographics....More
Carla Yrjanson
Feb 5, 2014
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Food, Teeth, Yachts, Alcohol and Marijuana: 2013 Quirky Sales Tax Laws Revealed

As if corporate tax departments didn’t have enough to deal with, our annual quirky taxes release underscores just how challenging sales and use tax compliance can be. On top of keeping abreast of over 14,000 taxing jurisdictions, and the thousands of “normal” indirect tax code changes a year, businesses are chartered with interpreting these strange and often downright confusing laws and then implementing them into their operational systems....More
Carla Yrjanson
Jan 29, 2014
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County Tax Assessors Investing in Technology: The Implications for Businesses

What can business do to keep in-step with increasingly technically-savvy local government?...More
Jan 24, 2014
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IT Change-proof Your Organization

Many organizations are being whiplashed by IT infrastructure change—costly, disruptive, never-ending change that is hindering IT and the organization. But it needn't be that way....More
Jan 24, 2014
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2014 Academy Awards and Analytics-based Performance Management

I always find the acceptance speeches at Hollywood’s Academy Awards to be inspirational. The ones I enjoy most are Oscar recipients who thank the teams that contributed to their receiving the award. Success comes much more from teams than from an individual’s performance.  ...More
Jan 10, 2014
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Silicon Valley as Your Business Model

So many broad-based business model disruptions have emanated from Silicon Valley, according to Mark Zawacki, founder of 650 Labs, based in Mountain View, CA—the heart of Silicon Valley—that he has been able to build a successful consulting practice helping large companies understand the trends coming out of Silicon Valley with the goal of helping them stay competitive. At a minimum the insights his clients gain should enable their organizations remain relevant....More
Jan 10, 2014
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Tax Leaders Struggle to Find Accurate and Complete Data

Finding the right data in a timely manner is no easy feat....More
Jan 2, 2014
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How is Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Similar to Football?

There are many similarities between a football team, both game-related and for individual players, and an organization implementing and applying enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) methods, analytics, and Big Data. What are the similarities?...More
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