Planning, Budgeting & Reporting


Rolling Forecasts: A Business Imperative for 2014 and Beyond 

  • 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
  • Feb 11, 2014

    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
  • Jan 24, 2014

    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 2, 2014

    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
  • Dec 12, 2013

    Can Accountants Grow the Beans Too? 1

    There is a difference between what management accountants report and what managers and employee teams want. This difference gap is being caused by a shift in managers’ needs – from needing to know what things cost (such as a product cost) and what happened – to a need for more purposeful information about what their future costs might be and why – what can happen?...More
  • Nov 14, 2013

    An Accountant's Coming of Age Story

    Accountants are a strange breed. They love math and numbers. Many love the feeling of control. They start out young. Later in their career most experience a “coming of age” and shift from bean counters to bean growers....More
  • Gary Cokins
    Oct 13, 2013

    Some Accountants are the Blind Leading the Blind 1

    Do you want to read one more story of accountants behaving myopically? Here is one where the advice to an accountant is based on the misbehavior of other accountants....More
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