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September 12, 2018

By Larysa Melnychuk, Managing Director at FP&A Trends Group

​The concept of Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) is by no means new. It has been around for almost 50 years and has been used by many commercial and non-commercial organisations...

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September 4, 2018

By Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management

Gary Cokins (Cornell University BS IE/OR, 1971; Northwestern University Kellogg MBA 1974) is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at www.garycokins.com .

He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. He then worked 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS. From 1997 until recently Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics and intelligence software.

His two most recent books Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap (ISBN 0-471-57690-5) and Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics (ISBN 978-0-470-44998-1). Mr. Cokins can be contacted at gcokins@garycokins.com .

Gary Cokins's LinkedIn account: www.linkedin.com/pub/gary-cokins/0/15a/949

 

How many people in your organization love the annual budgeting process? Probably none. The mere mention of the word "budget" raises eyebrows and evokes cynicism.

August 29, 2018

By Bjarte Bogsnes, Vice President Performance Management Development at Statoil

Over the twenty years that I have worked with Beyond Budgeting, I have asked tens of thousands of managers and Finance people all over the world about how satisfied they are...

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August 20, 2018

By Siva Raj Jeyarajah, Executive Vice President at Maybank

Siva Raj Jeyarajah is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is the Head of the Finance, Methods and Risk Management Department of Maybank’s Group Operations Division. Siva Raj is a qualified Accountant and holds the ACCA qualification and the CPA certification, including a BSc (Hons) from the National University of Malaysia. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

Siva Raj joined Maybank in 1995, starting off his career as a Graduate Trainee in Maybank at the Branch, after which he went on assuming roles in Management Reporting, Business Planning, Financial Analysis, Data warehousing and Business Intelligence in various Divisions within Maybank Group. Siva Raj had also represented Maybank on the Supervisory Board of their associate company, Uzbek Leasing International in Uzbekistan, in 2013.

Siva Raj Jeyarajah's LinkedIn account: www.linkedin.com/in/siva-raj-jeyarajah-4a9443a4/

We’ve all come across checkpoints in our personal lives where we commonly think about or use phrases such as “let’s take a few steps back”, “I need to reset things” and “let’s...

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May 11, 2018

By Larysa Melnychuk, Managing Director at FP&A Trends group

In a rapidly changing business environment, the traditional, out-dated budgeting mentality is being challenged more and more. While the process of moving away from a...

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April 30, 2018

By Hans Levenbach, PhD, CPDF author of Change & Chance Embraced

Hans Levenbach, PhD is Executive Director, CPDF Training and CertificationProfessional Development Programs. He conducts hands-on Workshops on Demand Forecasting for multi-national supply chain companies worldwide. He is group manager of the LinkedIn groups (1) Demand Forecaster Training and Certification, Blended Learning, Predictive Visualization, and (2) New Product Forecasting and Innovation Planning, Cognitive Modeling, Predictive Visualization.

He invites you to join if you have interest in sharing conversations on these topics.

LinkedIn profile: Hans Levenbach

For organizations with annual expense budgets, it is important to have procedures for monitoring expenditures and budget items throughout the year. This article visually...

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