Why do enterprises under invest in backoffice enablers?

This has been observed human behavior for centuries. 

“Two kinds of blindness are easily combined, so that those who do not see really, appear to see what is not.” ... More >

  • 2017-05-29 17:47:08
  • Mark Spicer
  • Investment, Advanced analytics, Cost benefit, Systems integration, Enterprise viability

The Cloud: Why should you be careful what you wish for?

Brad Holland, a self-taught American artist, once described something called Futurism as “a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed... More >

  • 2017-04-10 08:15:43
  • Mark Spicer
  • Outsourcing, Cloud computing, Value for money

Putting the “A” back into FP&A: Automate and transform

In the first two articles of this series we discussed how the role of finance was evolving fro... More >

  • 2017-03-06 12:29:56
  • Spencer Lin
  • FP&A, Analysis

Putting the “A” back into FP&A: Insight from data

In our last blog article Putting the “A” back into FP&... More >

  • 2017-02-06 13:09:43
  • Spencer Lin
  • Future of the Finance Function, Future of planning budgeting and forecasting, IBM

Does your organization view Data Migration as an opportunity or simply part of the system implementation process?

As an organization outgrows its current systems, there should be a strategic push to identify the system that will sustain the organization in the future. At the very foundation of any system (... More >

  • 2017-02-06 12:55:22
  • Robert Marchello
  • ERP, SaaS, data migration, reporting, actionable insights

Is your business slippery?

“You wanna fly, you got to give up [what] weighs you down.”

― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon 

A modern fighter jet aircraft is designed to... More >

  • 2017-01-18 15:50:56
  • Mark Spicer
  • Control frameworks, Business performance, Cost reduction, Interconnectedness

Putting the “A” back in FP&A: Becoming a trusted provider of business insight

The latest report from FSN, “The Future of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting,” underscores how important it is for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) organizations to rethink,... More >

  • 2016-12-28 17:39:52
  • Spencer Lin
  • IBM, FP&A, The Future of Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting,

Offshoring: Is the grass greener?

Debbie Macomber, an American author of romance novels and contemporary women's fiction, once observed "If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher."... More >

  • 2016-11-04 20:36:14
  • Mark Spicer
  • Cost reduction, Economics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Offshoring

CFOs – are you ready for the millennial generation?

Millennials are a new force in the workplace. They expect to be promoted quicker, want greater flexibility, demand continuous learning, want their bosses to be mentors, want access to the C-suite t... More >

  • 2016-08-25 20:31:32
  • Darryl Bannon
  • Accounting Bodies, Milennials, People Development

Has your organization truly defined all of the Risk associated with adopting a new system, both internal and external?

A thorough analysis of current business processes, data, customer impact, existing systems and human resource capabilities must precede any system implementation planning. It is often the case that... More >

  • 2016-08-07 19:09:04
  • Robert Marchello
  • Change Management, Data Cleansing, Strategy, ERP, SaaS,

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