CPM Implementation Journey

Just as your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) journey is never done, your CPM implementation (Corporate Performance Management) is also a journey that never ends.  Both solutions are different.  As new external and internal events occur, the way you want to look at your data will evolve.  Plus, with your ERP you are generally deploying the…

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ERP and CPM Differences – What are they?

Just because you can make software perform a task, does not mean you should!  As a result, we often see software as a solution rather than simply a tool.  And, we desire as few different technologies as possible, making each do as much as possible.  Too narrow a focus regarding software can lead us to…

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Which comes first? ERP implementation or CPM?

Undertaking an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation is most likely one of the single most expensive and, when done correctly, most transformative event a company can ever undertake.  However, the value derived through the implementation is fundamentally not a result of the technology.  The value comes from the transformative event.  From the change in processes. …

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What is Driver-based Budgeting and Forecasting and Why Do I Need It?

Lots of companies talk about moving to driver-based budgeting or forecasting, but few actually make the leap.  Why is it so hard to move away from traditional budgeting and forecasting models?  What value is ultimately obtained by making this dramatic change? For most companies, the traditional annual budgeting process is long and tedious.  Top-down guidance…

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