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  • In my 20+ years of working in the corporate performance management (CPM) market (a.k.a. EPM) I’ve witnessed a lot of change.  But with the shift to the cloud, a new world order has emerged. The corporate performance management (CPM) market is an established one that has long been dominated by legacy, on-premises solution providers, such as Oracle, SAP, and IBM.  However, in recent years, the m...

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  • Like any professional services firm, Emission Monitoring Service Inc. (EMSI) has to manage a pipeline of work and allocate hours and resources appropriately. Trouble starts when clients demand more than budgets will allow. One project in 2015 had run so far past projections that EMSI was facing a material write-off of hours billed, and a potential cash crunch. Excel was all EMSI Chief Financia...

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  • Medrobotics, a pioneer in robotics technology for minimally invasive throat and colorectal surgeries, experienced rapid growth after years of success in Europe and FDA approval for U.S. sales in 2015. Global revenue growth and a doubling of the workforce in just one year meant more financial complexity — far beyond the capabilities of Excel and an aging ERP system from QAD. “We had nine VPs an...

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  • When Brad Tingey joined Golden State Foods (GSF) in 2013, the company had just completed three acquisitions, including two international deals. Consolidating results would be his first and biggest challenge as the new corporate controller at GSF, a multinational food service provider serving 125,000 restaurants in 60 countries. “We have a number of subsidiaries internationally as well...

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  • Shane Riddle, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Planar, likes to describe his employer as hidden in plain sight. “You may have never heard of us but I guarantee you’ve seen our stuff,” Riddle said. Acquired by China’s Leyard in 2015, Planar makes video screens you see in settings ranging from retail and hospitality to museums, higher education and healthcare. Some of Pl...

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A Buyer's Guide To Enterprise Performance Management

 
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Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016 | Host Analytics

 
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  • In 2004, P&S Logistics started a flatbed trucking business with 20 owner-operators and 35 trailers. Today, after 13 years in business and a 2012 merger with Grayson Mitchell, the company operates a fleet of 1,000 trucks in over 14 locations across the United States. “When I started in the Spring of 2013, we had six individual companies as part of the P&S brand. Now there are more than...

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  • An aggressive acquisition strategy by Foundation Building Materials (FBM) came with a cost: the company found itself saddled with siloed applications running in a fragmented IT environment that provided little visibility. Productivity suffered as the FP&A team had to manually access, import and export data across hundreds of Excel spreadsheets in order to measure and match daily sales ...

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  • A recent survey by CFO Research, sponsored by Host Analytics, found that while more than half — 54 percent — of respondents still use spreadsheets/email for their budgeting process, only 6 percent are “very satisfied” with their current system. If you’re one of them, it means your Halloween season is filled with spreadsheets, email, and manually stitching them all together — a 'Franken...

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Modeling Workshop | Host Analytics

 
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  • Celebrating its 40th year in business, Augusta Sportswear today sells more than 800 styles of activewear for teams, coaches, and athletes of all ages. Selling through a massive distribution network, such as this, leaves a lot for the Augusta Sportwear finance team to track in order to accurately measure performance. Until Host Analytics, Excel was the only tool they had. "We were usin...

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  • It’s mid October.  At most companies, planning season is in full swing.  Finance is hip deep in budgets.  And, for many companies, that means you’re hip deep in Excel spreadsheets, too.  Mailing them back and forth.  Making new versions.  Sync’ing up different versions.  Figuring out who’s approved what. Then trying to tie it all together into a Frankenstein of a budget.

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  • Swissport is the world's largest provider of ground and cargo handling services in the aviation industry, moving more than 4 million tons of cargo a year in 48 countries. But as Kim Lanham, the director of FP&A for Swissport North America, found out, the U.S.-based operation had room for improvement in how it moved and managed financial data. “I started at Swissport in February of 201...

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  • Generating renewable energy from wind and solar plants is a volatile and complex business. Price fluctuations, changing demand, and competition from non-renewable energy providers are just a few of the factors that confront companies such as U.S.-based Acciona Energy, a subsidiary of the global Acciona headquartered in Spain. Since going live in 2010 with Host Analytics for budgeting,...

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Webinar: Change the Game With Finance and Operational Alignment | Host Analytics

 
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Join Our User Group in London | Host Analytics

 
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