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Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

How agile are you? Take the 7-question Aberdeen Group assessment.

We’re often told that agility is essential in today’s volatile business environment. But agility alone doesn’t guarantee success. An organizatio...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

IBM Planning Analytics top-ranked in 25 KPIs by BARC

IBM Planning Analytics “top-ranked” in 25 KPIs and named a “Leader” in 13 more by BARC in "the world's largest survey of planning software users."

Event

Paul Bard

4 Reasons Businesses Are Desperately Seeking Digital Transformation in Finance

You’ve heard the drumbeat. “You’ve got to go digital!” But unless you started your career in the days of green-lined accounting paper, you mig...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

“What if” scenario modeling key to readiness for 2018 tax changes

Scenario modeling is one of the most interesting parts of the job for finance professionals. Scenario models enable organizations to imagine and to pr...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

End-of-year finance headaches—and how to avoid them next year

The end of one year and the beginning of another is a happy time for most of us. But for those of you who work in finance, the cheer is dampened by so...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Let’s add “O” to FP&A: Why finance teams should include operational data in their FP&A

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is probably the most interesting part of the finance job. But, according to a recent article in CFO magazin...

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Paul Bard

Why Finance professionals need to know about AI—and where they can learn

In case you haven’t noticed, artificial intelligence (AI) is getting a lot of press these days. From the development of self-driving cars to lesion ...

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Paul Bard

Five finance-focused reasons for flying off to IBM Analytics University 2017!

IBM Analytics University 2017 is happening this October in two great cities—Berlin and New Orleans. For three days (three and a half in Berlin), you'll get all kinds of practical, in-depth information about getting the most from your IBM solutions. If you're in finance, you don't want to miss it. Here 5 reasons why.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Nucleus identifies four defining features of modern CPM

If your company is looking for a new corporate performance management (CPM) solution, how should you evaluate the options? And what key capabilities you should be looking for? The analysts at Nucleus research have thought about these questions a lot. And they identified four critical features that differentiate modern CPM solutions.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Four ways to cope with the seismic evolution in finance

The word “seismic” refers to earthquakes and things that behave like earthquakes. It’s the word analyst Gary Simon uses when he talks about changes taking place in today’s corporate finance organizations.