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February 8, 2018

By Gary Cokins, Founder and CEO: Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

I like to think of the various EPM/CPM methods as an analogy of musical instruments in an orchestra. An orchestra’s conductor seeks balance and guides the symphony composer’s...

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January 25, 2018

By James Myers , Global Finance Executive and FInance Transformation Consultant

James Myers is the founder and CEO of FP&A Strategy Consulting, helping to accelerate finance transformation resulting in smarter organizations that focus their talent on issues that matter.

James is a thought leader in FP&A and has presented at many Finance summits.  He has also held various finance and operations leadership roles in multinationals such as Dell and Nokia and has clients such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  James holds advanced degrees in finance and accounting and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.  In his spare time he is also a Co-Program lead for the Silicon Valley Startup Leadership Program and runs the Silicon Valley Power BI User Group.



The conclusion of the recent FP&A Empowerment Survey (Nov 2017) revealed that in order to be successful, the C-suite needs to commit to reform, investment and respect for...

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January 12, 2018

Are FP&A teams empowered to deliver strategic value across the enterprise?

I partnered with FP&A thought leaders Larysa Melnychuk, and James Myers to develop...

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December 28, 2017

There are many software products that claim to support CPM, but often they only support some aspects, for example financial planning and reporting. One of the issues is that...

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October 23, 2017

Too often software evaluations are restricted to features and functions. It’s like evaluating a car by looking at individual components such as the wheels, the engine, the...

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September 21, 2017

Spreadsheets are without doubt the ‘killer’ application that turned the PC into an indispensable business tool. Before then, computing was the preserve of geeks and specialists...

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