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Martin Begley

Martin Begley, CISA, is the Director of Business Solution Partner's Adaptive Insights Practice. As a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), he specializes in helping businesses meet strategic goals through the design, implementation and execution of performance management strategies, technology solutions, and corporate policies and procedures.

Recent Posts

Adaptive Tips & Tricks: Create Discovery Dashboards From Planning Sheets

Create a Dashboard Dial From Planning Sheets It’s easy to create Discovery dashboard dials right from your planning sheets. Instead of launching Discovery, highlighting a data range on your planning sheet provides an easy way to visualize the data you want to capture. 
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Adaptive Tips & Tricks: Consistent Currency Reporting

The problem with exchange rates is thay they fluctuate and affect variances between plans and versions.  Find out below how to fix this problem! 
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Five Reasons To Switch From FRx Replacement or Management Reporter To Adaptive Insights

on Feb 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM By | Martin Begley | 0 Comments | Adaptive Insights Blog Posts
If you use Management Reporter for your financial reporting it’s time for a change. While Management Reporter has been recently developed and is the replacement for FRx Replacement, it lacks the functionality needed to be a comprehensive financial reporting and budget management tool.
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How Sales Metrics Drive Revenue Forecasts

Revenue forecasts can be very difficult to project unless sales management puts in place a process to measure and evaluate their sales team’s performance.  There are many sales metrics that can be used to assist the sales leader so he must select the ones that most effectively provide the information needed to manage and motivate the team.
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How to Increase Service Firm Profitability

on Jun 18, 2015 5:00:00 AM By | Martin Begley | 0 Comments | NetSuite Blog Posts
Services firms are not that different than product based firms.  The primary difference is that the product they sell is time.  While this product is not kept in a secure warehouse, it is just as valuable and can be lost or wasted.  Once gone there is no getting it back and this will impact profitability.  That is why it is so critical to use a time management system to manage time very closely. 
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Creating Account Lookups on Adaptive Model Sheets

on May 7, 2015 5:00:00 AM By | Martin Begley | 0 Comments | Adaptive Insights Blog Posts
Lookup tables are used in Adaptive Insights modeled sheets to look up a value and then perform a calculation based on that value.  The lookup table can be created for text selector and dimension columns.
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Continuous Planning Tools Improves Corporate Performance

on Apr 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM By | Martin Begley | 0 Comments | Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Blog Posts
The role of the CFO and finance department is changing.  No longer are they expected to be tacticians that spend all their time crunching numbers and providing reports.  They are now expected to be part of the analysis and decision making teams.  The new CFO is a change agent in the organization working with leadership to drive the business forward. 
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5 Keys to a Successful CPM Strategy

on Jan 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM By | Martin Begley | 0 Comments | Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Blog Posts
Are you meeting your business performance goals?  Do you have defined business goals?  Most business leaders will say they do have goals and that they are defined in the firm’s budget and forecast. 
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