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Three Key Considerations - Choosing a Corporate Performance Management Solution

on Jun 7, 2018 12:18:00 PM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | Adaptive Insights Corporate Performance Management (CPM)
Your financial planning and analysis (FP&A) team has finally gotten the green light to move beyond Excel spreadsheets and improve FP&A by implementing a modern software solution. The good news? There’s are plenty to choose from.
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Want a Bigger Piece of the Global Pharma Marketplace?

on May 24, 2018 11:29:00 AM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | Adaptive Insights Corporate Performance Management (CPM)
Does your pharmaceutical company have an eye on growing internationally? By 2020, the worldwide pharmaceutical industry is expected to be valued at $1.3 trillion, according to the 2016 ITA Pharmaceuticals Top Markets Report. Given this forecast, it's not surprising that companies in pharma are looking for new ways to capitalize on industry growth. While it may lack the glamour of R&D, marketing, or sales - one of the most critical areas that any company, in any industry, can choose to evaluate when building a plan for accelerated growth is the accounting department.
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6 Strategies: Prepare Your Business To Move Financial Reporting To The Cloud

Cloud-based financial reporting solutions hold the promise of modernizing fiduciary visibility by streamlining the reporting process, providing real-time access to data, and offering visual analytics for better data-driven decision making. SaaS solutions enable self-service without the need to involve IT, and eliminate concerns about upgrading. But migrating to the cloud is not a move to make without serious thought.
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TED Tuesdays: Meet the Inventor of the Electronic Spreadsheet

Today, electronic spreadsheet programs are ubiquitous, but the invention of VisiCalc was a game-changer and is credited with propelling the entire computer industry forward.
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Partner Possibilities: Working with Experts Can Save You Time and Money as You Continuously Improve

Welcome to Part 4/4 in our series on Continuous Improvement. Previously, we introduced you to the business concept, traced it’s roots back to Japan, and described how you can enable Continuous Improvement through the use of SaaS solutions. In this final post, we will illuminate how working with a Certified Partner, aligned to your industry vertical, can save your organization time and money while pursuing the strategy of Continuous Improvement.
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Enable Continuous Improvement With SaaS Applications Like NetSuite & Adaptive Insights

When companies decide to implement NetSuite and/or Adaptive Planning, the goal is to positively transform business performance with cloud-based solutions. Whether this means streamlining manufacturing, improving financial analytics, or boosting e-commerce operations, the right mix of process and technology can make all the difference. But today, business transformation is not a one-and-done process where you install new software, tweak a few business operations, and call it a day... It’s an on-going process.
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KAIZEN - The Art of Continuous Improvement

on Sep 26, 2017 7:07:00 AM By | Craig Cook | 0 Comments | Leadership Corporate Performance Management (CPM)
"The starting point for improvement is to recognize the need. This comes from recognition of a problem. If no problem is recognized, there is no recognition of the need for improvement. Complacency is the archenemy of KAIZEN." Masaaki Imai - "Kaizen: The Key To Japan’s Competitive Success" (1986) Welcome to the second in our series of Blog Posts on Continuous Improvement. In our last post, we introduced the concept of Continuous Improvement and discussed some of the benefits associated with the practice. But we have to admit that this concept is neither new, nor novel.
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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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