Category "Corporate Performance Management"

CIOs Need to be the Guiding Light

CIOs Need to be the Guiding Light

Looking back one can think of three inflection points that intertwined technology and business: the advent of mainframes in the 1970s; the PC revolution followed by the introduction of powerful servers; the Y2K threat, which led to rethinking of IT [...]

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Do you Really Need to Embrace Analytics?

Do you Really Need to Embrace Analytics?

If you have not witnessed the deluge of big data and business analytics media coverage to date, then welcome back from the coma you were apparently in for the last couple of years. For the rest of you, perhaps you [...]

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Some Accountants are the Blind Leading the Blind

Some Accountants are the Blind Leading the Blind

I recently met a managerial consultant whose intentions were sincere, however his advice was surprising, but not totally surprising, to me. He mentioned to me that a company had inquired to him whether they should consider using activity-based costing (ABC). His [...]

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Exceptional EPM / CPM Systems are an Exception

Exceptional EPM / CPM Systems are an Exception

Many organizations over-rate the quality of their enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM / CPM) methods and supporting software systems as well as exaggerate how comprehensive and integrated they are. For example, when you ask executives how well they measure [...]

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Tableau Customer Conference Wrap-Up

Tableau Customer Conference Wrap-Up

 Greetings! The 2013 Tableau Customer Conference just wrapped-up this week in Washington, DC. As usual, Christian Chabot (Tableau Co-Founder and CEO) and Chris Stolte (Tableau Co-Founder and CDO) delivered a fantastic keynote address. Tableau has integrated some exciting new features into the [...]

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