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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Grow Up! Mature Analytics

Competitive Advantage Even the most sophisticated technical solution can fail if put into production without thought to the reporting needs of the users. Without user input, the system will not meet user expectations. With a thoughtful approach, you can support user need and provide a competitive advantage. Add… time consuming and inaccurate XL models, mobility, collaboration…

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Traditional Data may Mean “Just Because”

A lesson in traditional data history… Once upon a time, we ran our businesses via mainframe computers. Essentially, these machines were a sort of massive server. Back then, traditional data meant files, lots and lots of files, because the databases we take for granted today, did not exist. These files, often referred to as data…

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