Planning, Budgeting & Reporting http://businessfinancemag.com/taxonomy/term/7405/more en The Affordable Care Act and Your Budget http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-reporting/affordable-care-act-and-your-budget <div class="field-byline"> Alan Hart, Centage Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many companies are still not prepared for the changes imposed by the Affordable Care Act.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-reporting/affordable-care-act-and-your-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-reporting/affordable-care-act-and-your-budget#comments Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:05:00 +0000 15651 at http://businessfinancemag.com iStock / dina2001 iStock / dina2001 Automated Budgeting, Forecasting and Business Intelligence in a Manufacturing Environment http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-reporting/automated-budgeting-forecasting-and-business-intelligence-manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Alan Hart, Centage Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An inability to make informed decisions can lead to financial deterioration and a need for drastic corrections.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-reporting/automated-budgeting-forecasting-and-business-intelligence-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-reporting/automated-budgeting-forecasting-and-business-intelligence-manufacturing#comments Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Technology Thu, 08 May 2014 20:06:00 +0000 15591 at http://businessfinancemag.com Intelligent People but Stupid Choices – Try Using Analytics http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/intelligent-people-stupid-choices-try-using-analytics <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/intelligent-people-stupid-choices-try-using-analytics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/intelligent-people-stupid-choices-try-using-analytics#comments analytics business analytics Business Performance Management Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Strategy Management Thu, 01 May 2014 23:15:00 +0000 15571 at http://businessfinancemag.com How are Retired Italian Men Like Us EPM-ers? http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/how-are-retired-italian-men-us-epm-ers <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/how-are-retired-italian-men-us-epm-ers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/how-are-retired-italian-men-us-epm-ers#comments Business Performance Management corporate performance management customer profitability enterprise performance management Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Technology Strategy Management Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:05:00 +0000 15511 at http://businessfinancemag.com A Passionate Appeal for Activity-Based Costing (ABC) http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/passionate-appeal-activity-based-costing-abc <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/passionate-appeal-activity-based-costing-abc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/passionate-appeal-activity-based-costing-abc#comments ABC activity-based costing Business Performance Management management accounting Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Tax & Accounting Strategy Management Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:19:00 +0000 15461 at http://businessfinancemag.com 2014 Academy Awards and Analytics-based Performance Management http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/2014-academy-awards-and-analytics-based-performance-management <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I always find the acceptance speeches at Hollywood&rsquo;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&rsquo;s performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/2014-academy-awards-and-analytics-based-performance-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/2014-academy-awards-and-analytics-based-performance-management#comments analytics business analytics Business Performance Management change management corporate performance management enterprise performance management Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Technology Strategy Management Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:27:00 +0000 15401 at http://businessfinancemag.com How is Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Similar to Football? http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/how-corporate-performance-management-cpm-similar-football <div class="node-body blog-body">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?</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/how-corporate-performance-management-cpm-similar-football" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/how-corporate-performance-management-cpm-similar-football#comments Business Performance Management corporate performance management enterprise performance management Leadership leadership planning Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Strategy Management Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:48:00 +0000 15351 at http://businessfinancemag.com Can Accountants Grow the Beans Too? http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/can-accountants-grow-beans-too <div class="node-body blog-body">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?</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/can-accountants-grow-beans-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/blog/can-accountants-grow-beans-too#comments activity-based costing Business Performance Management Corporate Finance driver-based budgeting forecasting Planning, Budgeting & Reporting rolling financial forecasts Strategy Management Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:48:00 +0000 15281 at http://businessfinancemag.com Rolling Forecasts: A Business Imperative for 2014 and Beyond http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-amp-reporting/rolling-forecasts-business-imperative-2014-and-beyond <div class="field-byline"> John Orlando </div> <div class="field-deck"> Rolling forecasts and flexible plans can help companies adapt more quickly to business changes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rolling forecasts and flexible plans can help companies adapt more quickly to business changes.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-amp-reporting/rolling-forecasts-business-imperative-2014-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-amp-reporting/rolling-forecasts-business-imperative-2014-and-beyond#comments Gold Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:35:00 +0000 15251 at http://businessfinancemag.com Gauging Your Predictive Business Analytics Capabilities Leads to Breakthrough Performance http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-amp-reporting/gauging-your-predictive-business-analytics-capabilities-leads-break <div class="field-deck"> PBA helps companies better understand how their decisions and actions were determined and to have a reasonable level of confidence regarding outcomes and impacts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PBA helps companies better understand how their decisions and actions were determined and to have a reasonable level of confidence regarding outcomes and impacts.</div> <p><a href="http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-amp-reporting/gauging-your-predictive-business-analytics-capabilities-leads-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://businessfinancemag.com/planning-budgeting-amp-reporting/gauging-your-predictive-business-analytics-capabilities-leads-break#comments Gold Planning, Budgeting & Reporting Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:36:00 +0000 15241 at http://businessfinancemag.com