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QueBIT Blog: What FP&A options do SAP customers have after BPC is retired?

Posted by: Ann-Grete Tan Aug 12, 2020 9:45:00 AM
About 20 years ago my mentor and former boss, Richard Creeth, was introduced to a new company called OutlookSoft that had developed a corporate performance management (CPM) product called Everest on... Read More

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QueBIT Blog: Why people are dropping Oracle EPM to improve FP&A

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

Once upon a time Oracle’s Hyperion EPM (Enterprise Performance Management) solution, built on the Essbase platform, was the market leader for everything “FP&A” (Financial Planning & Analysis) from the annual budget to the rolling forecast, profitability analysis and everything in-between.

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Topics: IBM, Oracle EPM

QueBIT Blog: The Hidden Heroes of Planning, Forecasting and Analysis

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

These words are being written in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Businesses, faced with unprecedented uncertainty, are asking questions such as:

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QueBIT Blog: Enterprise Planning Software for less than $1.50 a day!

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

If you have ever worked late on an Excel analysis that required extensive data manipulation or mappings and wondered “could there be a better way?”, then this blog post is for you.

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QueBIT Blog: 5 Tips for managing a Work-from-Home team

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

“Working from home” is all over the news right now. A quick web search yields a broad selection of articles with titles like “What you need to know to start working from home (Forbes)” and “How to work from home without losing your sanity (CNN)”. As a consultant who has mostly “worked from home” for the last 12 years, I can confirm that most of the tips are quite good, albeit repetitive.

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QueBIT Blog: Tips for Agile Planning in Uncertain Times

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

It’s March 2020, and many companies are facing the reality that the carefully crafted financial plans and budgets they started the new year with are suddenly, and dramatically, out of date. While it’s common to re-forecast after a quarter, it’s less common to have to revisit ALL your budget assumptions wholesale, as many organizations are now scrambling to do.

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Why today’s ERP systems can’t do financial planning & analysis – and what to do about it!

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, software is used by businesses of all sizes to support its financial and operational business processes. Most vendors offer a menu of modules that can be combined so that data flows seamlessly from one to another, mirroring information flow through the business.

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QueBIT Blog: Digital Transformation in Finance and Performance Management

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

Since spreadsheets were invented in the 1980s, they have been the tool of choice for anyone doing planning and analysis. Financial analysts use them for the annual budget, the long-term strategy plan, allocations, profitability modeling etc. Sales and operations planners use them for capacity planning, sales planning, scheduling and much, much more.

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Topics: Digital Transformation, Finance

QueBIT Blog: Goodbye TM1TOP! Farewell TM1 Operations Console!

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

If you are a long time IBM Planning Analytics (TM1) administrator, you may have developed a fondness through the years for a utility called TM1TOP. TM1TOP would tell you what your TM1 Server was up to, which was especially useful if users called to complain that it was “slow” or “hanging”.

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Topics: TM1

QueBIT Blog: Excel and State-of-the-Art Planning

Posted by Ann-Grete Tan

I’d like to give a shout-out to Microsoft Excel, the venerable spreadsheet software. If your job description includes reporting, budgeting, planning or forecasting, you rely on Excel to get your job done. Period.

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