Retail Metrics: Erase the Confusion

How many times have you walked into a meeting to find yourself reporting numbers which are different from the person sitting next to you? Cross-functional teams are working in silos and you, yes YOU, are part of the problem.  (Yep, we’ve all been there!) Having clearly defined retail metrics is critical to the organization’s success.…

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Creating Hierarchy Objects

Create hierarchy objects using Turbo Integrator functions in Planning Analytics  The new Turbo Integrator functions provide Planning Analytics users the ability to create hierarchy objects for a dimension.  In this blog, I describe how to enable the new hierarchy creation setting.  In addition, the different Turbo Integrator functions used to create hierarchy objects in Planning Analytics and when each should be used.  Enable Hierarchy Creation Setting Multiple hierarchies are not enabled by default in Planning…

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The Financial Planning Disruption with Technology 

Disruption is everywhere and the Office of Finance is no exception.  Have no fear, change is a good thing and technology disruption can drive amazing business benefits.  The CFO and Finance teams are often the ring leaders of disruption in progressive organizations that are embracing technology and new ways of doing things. Teams are being asked to do more in less…

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3 Ideas for Simplified Planning

 I am a Marvel Movie super fan and I know, I have a problem.  I am getting really excited about the upcoming movie “Avengers: Endgame”.  Can you imagine how complicated it would be to plan a movie of this magnitude?  There are probably 25 A-List actors and actresses (and 100’s of others) set to make…

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IBM TM1 Consulting Companies Are Not All Equal

IBM TM1 consulting projects are not typical IT projects.  They require knowledge and experience in 3 areas.  Your IBM TM1 consulting firm must have strong business acumen, understanding of data and an effective program management methodology. Although, not all IBM TM1 consulting companies can cover all three of these critical areas. 1. Business Acumen is…

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