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Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics: improving performance with one click

Discover how CCH Tagetik can boost your business building, running and testing Analytical Models directly into CCH Tagetik Platform

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Start Leveraging Analytics Today!

Read this blog to discover why it's important to start incorporating more advanced analytics into your planning processes today!

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Start Thinking about the Future Now

What can you do to start preparing for AI and machine learning advancements that will definitely be coming your way in the not-so-distant future?

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The analytics and its application for modern finance

An interview with Larysa Melnychuk, Managing Director of FP&A Trends and the Founder of International FP&A Board

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Exploring Qlik Sense using CCH Tagetik as a source

Discover how Qlik Sense can be integrated into CCH Tagetik’s software to offer you a powerful reporting solution

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The Benefits of Working Prototypes

How KPMG and CCH Tagetik Collaborate to help Ensure Transformation Success

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Why Some CFOs are Unprepared for a New era of Self-Service Reporting

Learn why many CFOs and their senior executives aren’t ready for an era of self-service reporting despite a strong desire to implement it.

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Corporate Performance Management: The Role of Managers, Stakeholders, and Software

Learn how managers and other stakeholders can easily see the up-to-the-moment status of performance goals with a CPM software

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CCH Tagetik in Touch Comes to Montreal

Sessions designed around conference theme: Collaborate. Innovate. Elevate

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The Ingredients for a Successful, Long-Term Partnership

Team up to help the Office of the CFO. In order to win you always need the right mix: this is why CCH Tagetik partners closely with Cognizant.

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Three Trends That Should Be Shaping Your Plans

The CFO roles in today business environment are deeply evolving. Following are the 3 main factors identified through an Accenture research that will have a significant impact on them in coming years.

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Activity Based Costing and Enterprise Performance Management: How these Two Things Go Together

Today, entrepreneurs anticipate their market changes and make decisions within the corporate strategy guidelines. It is required an effective toolkit which provides accurate information to understand what has to be changed before launching any action plan. This is the reason why ABC seemed to be a promising response to the EPM needs, in the early nineties. How does this promise stand twenty five years later?

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The Journey to Cloud Adoption

Go beyond the common thought: cloud benefits are much more than cost savings. Discover how to build trust and develop an efficient and effective plan for the organisation’s cloud adoption journey.

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Sharing FP&A Knowledge: The International FP&A Board

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Larysa Melnychuk, founder and managing director of the International FP&A Board, a professional discussion and debate forum for senior finance practitioners. Following highlihts from our conversation.

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What Can Historical Figures Teach Us About Enterprise Performance Management?

Achieving the full vision of the enterprise performance management (EPM) framework involves more than selecting one of its many methods, it requires individuals with talent and skills. Here is a list of famous people who exemplify the traits valuable to achieving that full vision.

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Want to Do More with CCH Tagetik? 5 Considerations for Increasing the Value of Your Investment

Discover if you may have untapped potential in the software you are using for your corporate performance management needs

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What’s Next After Solvency II Reporting?

Use Analytics to take advantage of reporting data. Learn more on our business ready solution that could immediately bring value to our clients.

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A Successful Unification of Global and Local

Discover how the group has reduced the number of its applications from seven to one while saving 50% of data processing time.

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Forrester`s Practical Alternative to RFPs

Insights from Forrester to better evaluate Enterprise Performance Management offerings.

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3 Ways to Win Your End Users

Every software implementation is made up of 3 components: technology, process and people. Discover the 'secret sauce' to to win over your end users.

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#ThinkBigActBigger

Sharing Tagetik 2016 achieved results and 2017 goals in beautiful Budapest

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Do You Use Your Own Software? A Question You Should Ask Every Vendor

When using the software you make to work out the kinks allows to anticipate customer needs and stimulate a visionary perspective

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The Clock Keeps on Ticking for Regulatory Requirements

The Role of Technology in Meeting Regulatory Requirements and Reporting Changes for Financial Services

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Why Is Solitude the Secret to Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)?

Enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) methods imbedded with business analytics are a hot topic. Will they stay hot? Or are they a business improvement fad, like the quality control circles in the 1980s?

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Don`t Be Seduced by Speed

While a selection consideration, top processing speed shouldn’t be a primary criterion. Find out the best criteria for selecting a CPM software solution.

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Fourteen Years Later, No Regrets

When Astaldi implemented CPM software in 2002, the company was taking a huge leap of faith. Read the lessons learned and advantages gained by this early adopter.

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Enterprise Performance Management from C-Suite Future Diaries

What might C-level executives write in their diaries in the future? My crystal ball is crystal clear. Seven years from now in 2023 here are the personal diary entries of the executives of a fictitious corporation reflecting on their experience implementing EPM methods.

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Be Like Water my Friend. A Bruce Lee Approach to Corporate Performance Management

Empty your mind and be inspired by this Bruce Lee approach to be formless and shapeless, like water!

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Now What? How “Finding Nemo” Can Inspire Us to Manage Info in a Better Way

Your numbers are talking...are you listening?

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Bend It Like Brexit: Navigating Uncertainty in a Post Brexit World

When the only certainty is uncertainty, the best way you can prepare is being certain that your financial processes and business operations will help you prepare and support you in your decision making before any maddening changes come to fruition.

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Dissatisfied with Finance Analytics? Maybe your Analytic Tools are Part of the Problem

Exploring the differences between OLAP and ROLAP to understand the basics you need when selecting the analytics tool that best meets your business requirements and expectations.

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Smart Payroll Planning and Monitoring

A management decision about human resources, new hirings, increases, bonus plans, will have an impact on the current year as well as on all subsequent financial years. Overall, companies can statistically determine where they are heading, but when you break things down, into business units in particular, the answers are less obvious.

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Are Two Gartner CPM Magic Quadrants Better Than One?

Two Quadrants, Twenty Vendors, a Lot of Variables. CFOs have more options for Corporate Performance Management than ever before.

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In Case of Fire Break Glass: When you Might Need to Hire a Single System Administrator - Part II

Let’s discover the 3 fundamental variables to consider when choosing your SSA

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In Case of Fire Break Glass: When you Might Need to Hire a Single System Administrator - Part I

The Single System Administrator is a hybrid figure combining accounting, planning and control skills most closely linked to the management of CPM to support the CFO and all the system users. They are not consolidators, nor are they system engineers…

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Are you Ready to Deal with Uncertainty of Brexit?

Risks and benefits of Brexit. How should finance functions respond to change and uncertainty on such an unprecedented scale?

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Gartner BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant says BI has reached a Tipping Point. What does this mean for CPM, EPM and CFOs?

In February Gartner published the 2016 version of the Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytic Platforms. It included a redefinition of the criteria resulting in 'significantly reordering the vendor landscape'.

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Is Corporate Modeling part of your planning process? If so, do you do it in Excel?

Modeling is done on financial or operational data and often at a very granular level and isn’t manageable in Excel.

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2016: The Year of Big Data in Context

A series of blog post on data-related trends and the impact they are having on the Office of Finance by Marco Pierallini. The underlying theme of all these posts will be the importance of timely access to meaningful information, in context and with confidence.

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Big data for Finance, is it necessary? - Part II

There were interesting comments on the previous blog on this topic that provided some good food for thought on the topic.

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Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference

Recently I attended, with over 14,000 others, Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fl.

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Ventana Research Reviews Tagetik 5

Robert Kugel, senior vice president and research director for Ventana Research, reviews Tagetik 5 Financial Performance Management Software. Robert Kugel analyzes and evaluates Tagetik 5 features and benefits.

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The Power of Analysis Combined with the Financial Intelligence in the Hands of Business Users

Miscrosoft and Tagetik collaborate to get more value from your finance processes

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Big Data for Finance, Is It Necessary?

I never believed in big data for Finance departments; as that type of volume of data came from building data warehouses for web analytics in the past. Financial Accounting and Management information for reporting & analysis is mostly at monthly or sometimes at weekly balances level. For budgeting & planning it is at product or product group and/or brand and/or FTE level (in some cases employee level) as the lowest level of detail.

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How to Be All the CFO You Can Be (or Want to Be)

What it takes to be one, and why your company needs you to take on a bigger role: progressive thinker, tech innovator, and strategic partner

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CFOs Will Benefit from In-Memory Corporate Performance Management

Last week I took part in SAP’s SAPPHIRE NOW event in Orlando, Florida. It was a great opportunity to sharpen perspective on how in-memory database technology will benefit our corporate performance management (CPM) customers, especially the Office of the CFO.

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Unleashing Great Things - Why Tagetik Integrated with Qlik® Analytics Platform

You may have heard that Tagetik recently integrated our Corporate Performance Management (CPM) platform with Qlik Sense, a visual, intuitive solution for analytics and insight discovery. The result is the new Tagetik Analytics, which brings the financial intelligence and—very importantly—the data governance of the Tagetik model into the analytic model.

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Work Backwards to Move Forward

We all live the experience of floating adrift on the Pivot Sea, casting our data connections out from Excel hoping to have a hit of the “big one” – now sometimes called ‘big data’ – the table, the query, the info we want that delivers that insight, those nuggets, that we so desperately want.

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BI For the Masses? Will Microsoft Finally Make it a Reality?

It's been more than 10 years since Microsoft declared it was bringing BI to the Masses. Yet adoption rates continue to languish at around 30% according to recent research by Gartner. But recently Microsoft jumped in with both feet.

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CPM Dashboards – More Than Just a Pretty Face

Dashboards are more than a reporting tool. When used effectively, they can help you measure, monitor, and manage your business performance. Dashboards help you identify what you need to measure, make connections to current strategic objectives, and determine how well your business is delivering value against your objectives.

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The Rise of HTML Spreadsheets: Excel Killers or Perfect Complements?

In last years Online Spreadsheets become very popular and two of the biggest players in IT industry, Microsoft (with Office 365) and Google (with Google Spreadsheets), are now successfully providing their own solution as SaaS. Online Sheets became collaborative and available anytime and anywhere. Financial applications are generally too complex to run properly on online applications. However, an embedded Spreadsheet, which is available on all platforms and all devices, is now a “must” for modern financial applications.

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Microsoft - Partnering for Success

This week, I had the pleasure of being in Washington D.C. for Microsoft’s 11th annual Worldwide Partner Conference. I was one of the approximately 20,000 other attendees to learn more about Microsoft’s vision around the cloud, big data, mobility, and other topics important to today’s enterprises.

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Run Simple. What does new tagline mean for SAP customers?

I spent much of last week at SAP Sapphire. The keynote set the tone for the event. “Run Simple” is the new tagline and mantra at the ‘new SAP’ and the keynote speeches devoted a significant amount time to driving home this point.

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The rise of Financial Analytics in Enterprise Strategy

Traditionally, business relied solely on general ledger systems for storing and analyzing financial data. More recently, continuous technological advancements together with evolving business models and processes have made these static systems less and less effective in helping increase financial productivity.

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Spreadsheets aren’t the answer for Finance Analytics

Reading a research study from Ventana Research, we find the pervasive use of spreadsheets to perform functions they were never meant to do. Enterprise-wide processes that require gathering of data from multiple sources, and that need to be calculated and analyzed on multiple dimensions and shared across many users were not meant for the spreadsheet world.

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Closer Look: SAP HANA and CPM - In-Memory Technology Enables Faster Allocations, Better Analysis

Marco recently posted a blog on why Finance should care about SAP HANA. I’m going to expand a little bit more on the why SAP HANA is so much faster, especially as it processes large amounts of data, as is often the case with allocations.

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Should Finance care about SAP HANA?

There has been a lot of buzz around In Memory Computing (IMC) in the tech world. But what is it and what does it mean to finance?

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The SAP Ecosystem - Creating a New World Where CPM can Thrive

Over the years SAP has made a significant shift from solely an applications company to an applications/technology company. It’s combination of ERP, Portal, and middleware innovations, like Netweaver and HANA, makes the SAP ecosystem a place where independent Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solutions can not only survive, but thrive

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