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Tell me more - Narrative Reporting Comes of Age

By Guest Blogger Wayne Heather With the digital economy dominating many business segments today, the value of many organizations goes beyond tangible assets. In fact, nowadays it’s not unheard of for 80% of the value of the company to consist of intangible assets. AirBnb and Uber are perfect examples; leaders in their respective industries, yet they own no assets directly associated with delivering their services. Most of the value of their businesses is held in intellectual...

Friday, January 29, 2016 | Read More

Maintaining Margins by Understanding Costs

Recently, the Finance Executives Research Foundation (FERF) and Protiviti released the results of their Q3-2015 “Finance Priorities” survey, where more than six hundred financial professionals provided opinions on the priorities for finance organizations.  The report, “Maintaining Margins While Staying Vigilant” (available here), points out that “margin and earning performance ranks as the highest priority…in our survey.”The report recommends an action item for Finance...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Read More

Maintaining Enterprise Hierarchies? Surely, that’s not my Responsibility!

By Guest Blogger, Gilles Demarquet Does this complaint sound familiar? “We attend meetings where people arrive with “different figures” and end up spending too much time trying to resolve the causes of the discrepancies.”Often these discrepancies are caused by different hierarchy definitions or different ways to roll up information. And, frequently, it’s a challenge to identify who should be in charge of the definition. In many case, it requires management involvement...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 | Read More

Coexistence of Cloud and On-premises Applications: Reference Data – Is there really a Choice?

By Guest Blogger, Gilles Demarquet In a previous post, I suggested three important aspects to consider when looking at the coexistence of on-premises and cloud applications. And I promised to expand on the need for consistency when managing and sharing common reference data, like cost center hierarchies or chart of accounts, when using this hybrid approach. What does that mean?Many applications use the “same” master/reference data but often with subtle variations or...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 | Read More

EPM Innovation Award Winners from Oracle OpenWorld 2015

By Guest Blogger Chris Grouchy Each year at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference, we unite thousands of customers from around the world who leverage Oracle products and solutions to help them continuously improve their business processes. At Oracle OpenWorld, we showcase the innovation that happens inside these companies and, indeed, this year was no exception.Last month, we honored some of our most pioneering customers for their outstanding performance improvements and...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | Read More

OpenWorld 2015 – The Oracle EPM Team Forecast is ‘Cloudy’!

With nearly 50 EPM conference sessions, 7 demo stations and 2 hands-on-labs, plus 35 customers, 15 partners and 26 Oracle staff speaking, Oracle OpenWorld (October 25–29, 2015,  San Francisco) offers more Oracle EPM content and expert experience than any other conference in the world. Whether you already have, or are considering, Oracle EPM On-Premises or Cloud solutions, Oracle OpenWorld is the place to be.EPM Cloud is in the spotlight this year, with sessions...

Friday, October 2, 2015 | Read More
 

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